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Discussion in 'Stratics Help and Suggestions' started by Piotr, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. Piotr

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    " Update: UO Classic will be permanently disabled after tonight's update. This is necessary to avoid bugs during the update."

    :bs:

    Bring it back, please!
     
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  2. Kojak

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    you can select it near the bottom left of the page (just above the words "About Us")
     
  3. Victim of Siege

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    ?
     
  4. FrejaSP

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    No you can't, there are a stratics classic but it's way to bright and hurt my eyes
     
  5. Piotr

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    No, not anymore!

    Which part of "UO Classic will be permanently disabled" did you not understand? :wink:
     
  6. Piotr

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    Exactly!
     
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  7. Vor

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    Both the new themes are horrifically ugly. Hope they add some more soon :)
     
  8. Kojak

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    what do you mean? it's no too bright ... hehe

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Dot_Warner

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    This can't be said enough times! I tried it on my tablet, but even at just 25% brightness it was like looking into the sun.

    Blue Steel (omg the name :facepalm: ) is just way too depressing.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  11. DJAd

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    RIP!!! I'm using the "new" classic and there is something about it that's just not as nice. Maybe its the fact there is no real separation between each post.
     
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  12. Dot_Warner

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    IEEEEEEEEEEE!

    That's a face only a drunk peahen could love...

    The theme name isn't what's depressing, its the dark, drab color scheme.
     
  13. Poo

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    i think i burned my eyes.

    why must things change?
     
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  14. Poo

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    interesting.... when you do like Cojac says in there is classic and cold steel and then there is classic stratics, that one is the old one!

    and it works!
     
  15. FrejaSP

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    I feel homeless, can't stand any of the styles :(
     
  16. Ron Bron

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    I was able to get it going again, but I can't guarantee that it will work in the future... As usual, select it from the lower left corner.

    The underlying software is changing and the theme isn't keeping up. If you have suggestions for improving the replacement Classic theme, please provide them here because this will eventually be what we are left with: http://stratics.com/forums/stratics-suggestions-and-ideas.1008/
     
  17. Piotr

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you! :thumbup:

    @FrejaSP It's back! :smile2:
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Hi Ron, I don't mind the newer classic look. Is it possible to put a slight gap between the posts though?

    I have mocked this up to hopefully explain what I mean.

    Current setup on the left, with a gap on the right.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Ron Bron

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    I'll look, but I don't think so...
     
  21. Lord Frodo

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    Thanks.
     
  22. FrejaSP

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    Thanks, it sure look a lot better than the others.
     
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  23. old gypsy

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    I can handle it. At least it doesn't feel like I'm trying to read or post in a dark room.
     
  24. FrejaSP

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    There are 2 thing with the Stratics Classic, that make it a pain, it's to bright and the top of the forum is a mess, that use alot of space, even when you made the Stratics logo very small. It just don't have style :p

    New_style.jpg Old_style.jpg

    New_style_p.jpg Old_style_p.jpg
     
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  25. Kojak

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    let's face it, when you look at them side by side like that, ... this was a "downgrade"
     
  26. Piotr

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    @Ron Bron

    I've made a quick mock-up to illustrate a color theme that might be a little more easy on the eyes.:smile2:

    ForumColors.png
     
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    Adapt. Overcome. Conquer.

    New layout looks fine.
     
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    Thanks for the mockup. So overall, just a shade or two darker in both the text boxes and background? Is it mostly the background brightness that is bothering people (light cream) or the white text boxes?
     
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    Both, I think...

    Can you change the colors of Blue Steel? Make a light version of it? Its layout is much better than the others, the colors are just far too gloomy.
     
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    I believe both and the mess at top.
     
  31. Piotr

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    If only it were the client :)
     
  33. Kirthag

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    Learn CSS... really learn it. That is all that is necessary to do things.

    Scrap the "old" classic, but learn the CSS to get that feel with the "new" classic. After all, the core of that theme will never be updated again (or will cost you plenty) - but CSS will always be acceptable.
     
  34. FrejaSP

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    What is CSS?
     
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    CSS is a web design language that works with HTML and XML. It stands for Cascading Style Sheets.
     
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    Just an Update for you guys, We've heard you and this has been re-opened. I've been tasked with working on tweaking the Classic Theme to make it more similar to the UO Classic theme. There are a couple of things I do want to point out though.

    • Any updated version will be based on the same stock style as Classic, meaning it will have the same style of header, footer, and sidebar
    • This is purely an aesthetic project, meaning it is based on getting the color theme of the UO Classic theme set up and working on the New base theme.
    I'll see about throwing up some Screenshots of what I have in the works once I have the approval of the Boss.
     
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    UOClassicUpdate.png UOClassicUpdate2.png UOClassicUpdate3.png

    Here's a couple of screenshots of what I'm working on from our Test Box. The final form will probably look pretty much like this, but I thought I'd throw it out there for you guys to have a look at.
     
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    All right guys! I've got a new Style uploaded and available for everyone to try out. This one is called "UO Modern Classic" this is an opportunity for the community to help provide suggestions for tweaking, and eventually it will be replacing the UO Classic Theme.
     
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  39. FrejaSP

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    The colors are much better. Well done.
    Are there a wide screen version too? 5 cm in each side are to much, I have 0.8 cm in UO Classic, I think.
    Also, there are still 10-12 cm at top before the forum/post start, that's far to much. UO Classic feels more clean.

    Did not want to sound negative. I believe I can live with it, when UO Classics crash but I hope to keep UO Classics as I really love it
     
  40. JC the Builder

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    Modern Classic is definitely an improvement.

    However, the alternating colors between replies in a topic is so too much. It should be much more subtle.
     
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    I'm a fan, though with JC that the alternating colors between posts should be closer together.