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    Kaigun Taisho (海軍大将) Saya's Avatar
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    Direction of the new theme: Glow Red

    So Lycanous, artificial, and I were working on this "dark" theme that we promised a long while ago (admittedly I slacked off a lot but forgive me pls), and we're honestly stuck on what kind of direction the new theme should take.

    We came up with two drafts, and I want you guys to look into them and vote on which one you like more. Remember, these are just ROUGH DRAFTS. The actual design may or may not differ, including minute details etc. If you have any suggestions, by all means, post down below. Please vote on one.


    Idea 1 - Put a banner on the top with a blend to a dark background
    http://i.imgur.com/DviBjbs.png


    Idea 2- Put vertical renders on each side. Not sure what we're doing with the top yet.
    http://i.imgur.com/IeYLxfB.png

    Here's a possibly a variation of idea 2

    http://i.imgur.com/bUsCUI6.png

    Looking forward to your input.


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    Re: Direction of the new theme: Glow Red

    That's... not really as dark as I thought it would be. Is the white-on-black style like Beacon not possible?



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    Re: Direction of the new theme: Glow Red

    @Zylphe We didn't edit the theme colors too much just yet, but you're right. We don't intend on making it all black like Beacon, mainly because of element color conflicts. If I put a dark element on a light theme it'll show fine but if I put it on dark theme it won't, obviously. We can more or less fudge a lot of things, but the post BODY we can't afford to budge. That thing should at the VERY least be a light grey to allow a black font to be shown.


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    Re: Direction of the new theme: Glow Red

    In my opinion idea 2 looks best currently. I feel if Glow Red is supposed to be the darker theme that idea 1 is a little too bright. Idea 2 looks about what i'd expect though while still looking functional. Just the lack of a banner or anything at the top currently (but you've acknowledged this so no real problem there.)


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    Re: Direction of the new theme: Glow Red

    @ScarletSoul We're also well aware idea 1 has a lot of white. We can reduce that.


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    Re: Direction of the new theme: Glow Red

    I think I prefer the second design with the way they are right now. The ratio between the red and dark grey is pretty nice. How about possibly lowering the opacity of the white background on the first one?


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    Re: Direction of the new theme: Glow Red

    Quote Originally Posted by Saya View Post
    @Zylphe We didn't edit the theme colors too much just yet, but you're right. We don't intend on making it all black like Beacon, mainly because of element color conflicts. If I put a dark element on a light theme it'll show fine but if I put it on dark theme it won't, obviously. We can more or less fudge a lot of things, but the post BODY we can't afford to budge. That thing should at the VERY least be a light grey to allow a black font to be shown.
    Does Glow Red's default text color need to be the same as Silent Blue for some reason?

    the post body's brightness is my biggest concern with this.



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    Re: Direction of the new theme: Glow Red

    I personally very much like the dark body of Beacon. It's very easy on the eyes. I might prefer something with a darker gray in the body.



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    Re: Direction of the new theme: Glow Red

    Quote Originally Posted by laser View Post
    Does Glow Red's default text color need to be the same as Silent Blue for some reason?

    the post body's brightness is my biggest concern with this.
    This is what we have to deal with if we go for two extremes. Or in other words, having one pure light theme and a pure dark theme. It's impossible to keep things consistent.

    The base theme we're tweaking is light to begin with too, and like Saya said, we ran into visual bugs when converting it to a dark theme.



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    Re: Direction of the new theme: Glow Red

    Quote Originally Posted by artificial View Post
    This is what we have to deal with if we go for two extremes. Or in other words, having one pure light theme and a pure dark theme. It's impossible to keep things consistent.
    Honestly sounds like something a little programming could fix.


    I think even a really light gray would be better for the post bodies than white. You'd could still put black on it and it'd look good. The current Beacon is gray text on black background, so why not just reverse it?


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