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Anyone struggling with the colour scheme of the forum?

Postby nozzmoking » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:13 pm

I think the magazine is superb.

My only gripe is this forum.

The colour scheme is doing my head in already! I've only been here for 5 minutes and I can feel a migraine coming on, lol !

Hey mods, how about a button or something that allows us to change the colour scheme to something more legible for us 'oldies' on the forum.

I've seen it done on other sites, so can't be too difficult to fix?

What do other peeps think?

Am I being unreasonable?

I'll get my coat.

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RE: Anyone struggling with the colour scheme of the forum?

Postby sonia » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:30 pm

I think it should be more astronomical (if that makes sense) with some sort of planet or nebula in the background instead of all black.

Ill get my coat too.
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RE: Anyone struggling with the colour scheme of the forum?

Postby Admin » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:00 am

Hi Nozzmoking, Sonia welcome to the forum.

Your opinions are more than welcome here. We believe the colour scheme was a little too contrasting so to accomodate ALL our members we've tweaked the colours and layout a little. Due to consistency in the Sky at Night magazine brand we must not change it too dramatically and keep this forum look and feel inline with our website.

We hope the small change makes a big difference for everyone :)


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RE: Anyone struggling with the colour scheme of the forum?

Postby damien » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:16 am

I quite like the format, quite different to most of the forums that I visit - interestingly, I can read white-on-black better than the reverse.
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RE: Anyone struggling with the colour scheme of the forum?

Postby Admin » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:50 am

Welcome Damien,

I find reading white on black easier on the eye too... I think staring into space far too often has something to do with it ;D


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RE: Anyone struggling with the colour scheme of the forum?

Postby andyrawlins » Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:23 am

Well I don't have a problem with it. It's quite friendly on the old night vision too!
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RE: Anyone struggling with the colour scheme of the forum?

Postby big dipper » Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:26 pm

I agree with Al. I think the black background resembles the night sky more - and it makes viewing images posted here easier (especially as some will be of deep & faint DSO's).
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RE: Anyone struggling with the colour scheme of the forum?

Postby day_one » Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:00 pm

I struggle reading black on white writing, so I also like this layout, plus bein able to [color=#990099]change[/color] the colour is a nice option to have [:D] !
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RE: Anyone struggling with the colour scheme of the forum?

Postby big dipper » Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:36 am

The problem with having a change option (e.g. having black writing on a white background) is that some colour schemes will be difficult to make out.

For example, someone using the default setting as it is now may type something in yellow (which would stand out nicely on the default setting). However, someone using the reverse setting of black writing on a white background would struggle to make out the yellow on a white background.
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RE: Anyone struggling with the colour scheme of the forum?

Postby gammalog » Thu Jan 05, 2006 12:36 am

As a member/user of a number of on-line astro forums, I think the white text on a black background and highlights in yellow, as used here, is the best combination so far. Its easy to read and more more restful on the eyes than is a bright white background with black text. A good choice, well done.
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