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    Re: Site Update

    While that is good, not all large scale/multifunctional websites have the same skin across the whole domain. Since we have two main divisions (articles and forums), I think it would be totally acceptable to have two main templates or themes for each section.
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    Re: Site Update

    The olive portion on the main site is a bit less 'in your face'. On the main site, the olive is a narrow band across the top of the site. In the forum section, the olive is wider (taller) and appears several times in a page. In the main site, its uglyness isn't as apparent.

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    Re: Site Update

    Although it can get annoying...

    • Open a thread
    • Remove the text in the URL
    • Copy and paste the following into the URL
    • Hit the enter key


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    javascript:document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0].style.background = "#ffffff";document.getElementById("vB_Editor_QR_textarea").style.background = "#ffffff";var objs = $("panel", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#eeeeee";}var objs = $("panelsurround", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#eeeeee";}var objs = $("tborder", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#425a89";}var objs = $("tfoot", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#425a89";}var objs = $("tcat", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#425a89";}var objs = $("thead", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#425a89";}var objs = $("vbmenu_control", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#425a89";}var objs = $("alt2", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#e1e4f2";}var objs = $("alt1", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#f5f5ff";}function $(identifier, kind) {  if (kind == null || kind == 'id') {return document.getElementById(identifier);}  else if (kind == 'name') {return document.getElementsByName(identifier);}  else if (kind == 'tag') {return document.getElementsByTagName(identifier);}  else if (kind == 'class') {    var elements = [];    var objects = $('*', 'tag');    for (dollarInt = 0; dollarInt < objects.length; dollarInt++) {      if (objects[dollarInt].className) {        var classes = objects[dollarInt].className.split(' ');        if (contains(identifier, classes)) {          elements.push(objects[dollarInt]);        }      }    }    return elements;  }  else if (kind == 'rel') {    var elements = [];    var objects = $('*', 'tag');    for (dollarInt = 0; dollarInt < objects.length; dollarInt++) {      if (objects[dollarInt].getAttribute('rel')) {        if (objects[dollarInt].getAttribute('rel') == identifier) {          elements.push(objects[dollarInt]);        }      }    }    return elements;  }  else {return false;}}function contains(str, arr) {  for (containsInt = 0; containsInt < arr.length; containsInt++) {    if (arr[containsInt] == str) {return true;}  }  return false;}
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    Re: Site Update

    I like the CP, but think the ugly gray should be flat black. Red highlights would accent well
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    Re: Site Update

    Joe is working on a new color scheme to replace the green/browns. I've suggested some nice pinks and cyan colors.

    Seriously, he is working on a new skin. I've asked for approval before we throw it out to you guys. I've actually suggested we turn on the option to have a few skins, so you might get a pink option too....

    Give us 24 hours.

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    Re: Site Update

    Would you be willing to let me do a mock-up with buttons and all? Or would it not even be considered?
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    Re: Site Update

    Quote Originally Posted by PeejAvery View Post
    Would you be willing to let me do a mock-up with buttons and all? Or would it not even be considered?
    I'm willing to consider anything.

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    Re: Site Update

    I like the new site revamp!

    Today, I try to edit my old article with a minor update but all the textboxes are blank for me to fill them in, as if I am writing a new article.

    Please kindly look into it when you have the time.

    Thanks for the new CodeGuru website!

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    Re: Site Update

    The buttons seem out of focus
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    Re: Site Update

    It's because they obviously have been taken with the previous color and were just brushed over. You can see the old shade of blue on them.
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    Re: Site Update

    I feel like some things weren't finished and some of it was just done to be done. Why use old wore out pictures? Just design some more.

    Call me crazy, but I still have an old page up with the previous theme. I go back and forth to see if it's just "me". This theme isn't right to call itself better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Jones
    Seriously, he is working on a new skin.
    Tell him don't be afraid to round a few edges. You might recognize a trend here
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    Re: Site Update

    Quote Originally Posted by PeejAvery View Post
    Although it can get annoying...

    • Open a thread
    • Remove the text in the URL
    • Copy and paste the following into the URL
    • Hit the enter key


    Code:
    javascript:document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0].style.background = "#ffffff";document.getElementById("vB_Editor_QR_textarea").style.background = "#ffffff";var objs = $("panel", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#eeeeee";}var objs = $("panelsurround", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#eeeeee";}var objs = $("tborder", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#425a89";}var objs = $("tfoot", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#425a89";}var objs = $("tcat", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#425a89";}var objs = $("thead", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#425a89";}var objs = $("vbmenu_control", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#425a89";}var objs = $("alt2", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#e1e4f2";}var objs = $("alt1", "class");for (var i = 0; i < objs.length; i++) {  objs[i].style.background = "#f5f5ff";}function $(identifier, kind) {  if (kind == null || kind == 'id') {return document.getElementById(identifier);}  else if (kind == 'name') {return document.getElementsByName(identifier);}  else if (kind == 'tag') {return document.getElementsByTagName(identifier);}  else if (kind == 'class') {    var elements = [];    var objects = $('*', 'tag');    for (dollarInt = 0; dollarInt < objects.length; dollarInt++) {      if (objects[dollarInt].className) {        var classes = objects[dollarInt].className.split(' ');        if (contains(identifier, classes)) {          elements.push(objects[dollarInt]);        }      }    }    return elements;  }  else if (kind == 'rel') {    var elements = [];    var objects = $('*', 'tag');    for (dollarInt = 0; dollarInt < objects.length; dollarInt++) {      if (objects[dollarInt].getAttribute('rel')) {        if (objects[dollarInt].getAttribute('rel') == identifier) {          elements.push(objects[dollarInt]);        }      }    }    return elements;  }  else {return false;}}function contains(str, arr) {  for (containsInt = 0; containsInt < arr.length; containsInt++) {    if (arr[containsInt] == str) {return true;}  }  return false;}
    In FF all that I see is a blank page with the following text "#f5f5ff". In IE8 the address bar does not allow the entire text to be pasted. It trims it, so the script doesn't work.
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    Re: Site Update

    One more error (the others I reported here): the navigation bar on top of the forum shows OK in Chrome and IE8 (although differently), but not in FF 3.5.x. The image below shows the bar in Chrome, Firefox and IE.
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    Re: Site Update

    May be, but the scheme should be consistent. New scheme mixed with old one with several bugs... e.g. in Quick Reply the text box is hardly distinguisable from the background of the whole section.
    • Make it run.
    • Make it right.
    • Make it fast.

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    Re: Site Update

    I really don't think the dark blue and the olive/grey(?) complement each other very well, either on the main site or the forum.

    Experiments with PaintShopPro show that a roughly complementary colour such as #a86618 works quite well.

    "It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong."
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