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  • Brand New Site Themes, Consortium Mobile and More!

    It is my absolute pleasure to announce that the site "redesign" is nearing completion! Check out our brand new themes:


    These two themes are actually LIVE right now. You can try them out by using the quick style chooser found at the bottom right of the page. These themes come in both FLUID and FIXED forms.

    The second feature I've added today is The Consortium Mobile theme. It allows you to browse a light version of the forums from any mobile device. If all is working as intended, the site should automatically switch to this theme when a mobile device browser is detected. I also plan or re-skinning the mobile theme to darker colors (as Wanamaker pointed out, bright themes burn more battery power).

    The old theme (retro) will remain usable but will not be supported as the site is upgraded in the future.

    I'm still ironing out the kinks with the new themes. If you encounter any bugs using Goblin/Ethereal, please report them here.

    Thanks!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Brand New Site Themes, Consortium Mobile and More! started by Sterling View original post
    Comments 32 Comments
    1. RavenC's Avatar
      RavenC -
      +1 ...Will try out the mobile... thanks

      Graphic links in recent posts are invalid, in all themes
    1. Sterling's Avatar
      Sterling -
      Quote Originally Posted by RavenC View Post
      +1 ...Will try out the mobile... thanks

      Graphic links in recent posts are invalid, in all themes
      I changed that to latest hot threads... I think it's more relevant for visitors looking for something interesting to discuss. Should be in working order now.
    1. RavenC's Avatar
      RavenC -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sterling View Post
      ... Should be in working order now.
      And it is.. Great work as always!
    1. Davison's Avatar
      Davison -
      Very very very nice Sterling, i absolutely love the new themes!
      You caught me by surprise here, just got home from a long nightshift and this made my day, thank you!
    1. Sapu94's Avatar
      Sapu94 -
      Wow, looks awesome!

      I'm still on the edge of my seat about Kresky though
    1. Cuprum's Avatar
      Cuprum -
      Not a fan. Having Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube badges and all those links placed before the site name makes no sense whatsoever.
    1. Thanateros's Avatar
      Thanateros -
      Oh my goodness... when i first saw the page this morning i was like "wtf, have we been hacked?" and "why? Because it's GREEN?"

      But nice work!
    1. Sinshroud's Avatar
      Sinshroud -
      I find it quite hard to distinguish between old threads and threads that have new posts in them at a glance:



      also the

      Highlighted threads - Give your threads that extra flare and attention. Highlighted threads get 87.24% more views!
      donator perk doesn't seem to be in effect at the moment.
    1. usiris's Avatar
      usiris -
      Has a very nice "modern" look to it.
    1. Silvera's Avatar
      Silvera -
      Seems like the chat is a bit weird-looking, and the IRC link is broken (for me anyways).
      Not sure what theme, it's "grey"-ish and green and white-ish.. xD
    1. Sterling's Avatar
      Sterling -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sapu94 View Post
      Wow, looks awesome!

      I'm still on the edge of my seat about Kresky though
      Few more weeks and the suspense will be shattered like a bottle thrown from a speeding Porsche.

      Quote Originally Posted by Sinshroud View Post
      I find it quite hard to distinguish between old threads and threads that have new posts in them at a glance:



      also the

      donator perk doesn't seem to be in effect at the moment.
      I'll see what I can do about both these issues.

      It also seems like the glow isn't working on forum threads due to overriding CSS; {box-shadow: none !important;

      Quote Originally Posted by Silvera View Post
      Seems like the chat is a bit weird-looking, and the IRC link is broken (for me anyways).
      Not sure what theme, it's "grey"-ish and green and white-ish.. xD
      The IRC has been fixed, forgot to copy/paste a template. The chatbox acts weird with vbulletin 4.1.8, going to have to wait for an update.

      Quote Originally Posted by Cuprum View Post
      Not a fan. Having Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube badges and all those links placed before the site name makes no sense whatsoever.
      Ah yes, I meant to remove those. If we do decide to launch some sort of social media effort that code is conveniently in place already.

      Removed now, are you a fan again?
    1. xray's Avatar
      xray -
      This is so awesome!
    1. Keldara's Avatar
      Keldara -
      I'm not too convinced about this just yet, might just be a getting-used-to-it kind of thing though.
    1. Erorus's Avatar
      Erorus -
      Looking better. My detailed comments are best expressed in CSS.

      #jGrowl {display: none}

      .pageWrap {width: auto ! important}

      body {min-width: 900px ! important}

      #topBar {display: none}

      #midBar {margin: 0 10px ! important}

      .userinfo_extra dd, .userinfo_extra dt {
      border: 0 ! important;
      height: auto ! important;
      line-height: normal ! important;
      min-width: 0 ! important;
      margin: 0 ! important;
      padding: 2px ! important
      }

      a.avatars img {display: none}
      div.threadinfo img.self {display: none}
      .threadstatus.avatars {
      visibility: hidden ! important;
      width: 1px ! important;
      margin: 2px ! important
      }
      My CSS isn't updated on userstyles.org yet because it's weird about my OpenID. Go figure.
    1. Sterling's Avatar
      Sterling -
      Quote Originally Posted by Keldara View Post
      I'm not too convinced about this just yet, might just be a getting-used-to-it kind of thing though.
      There's always the retro theme, kept alive for members like you .

      Quote Originally Posted by Erorus View Post
      Looking better. My detailed comments are best expressed in CSS.

      .pageWrap {width: auto ! important}
      body {min-width: 900px ! important}
      #midBar {margin: 0 10px ! important}
      There is a full width version for both Goblin and Ethereal, if that's what you're trying to do.

      Wouldn't it be cool if we had a TUJ-style theme? Black/white and simple, I'm sure some users would enjoy that.
    1. Sinshroud's Avatar
      Sinshroud -
      It's definitely worth a try @Sterling.

      @Stede says "the forums are no longer re-sizing to my window" in IRC. And he slapped me
    1. Sterling's Avatar
      Sterling -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sinshroud View Post
      It's definitely worth a try @Sterling.

      @Stede says "the forums are no longer re-sizing to my window" in IRC. And he slapped me
      Slap him back and tell him to use the fluid version.
    1. Stede's Avatar
      Stede -
      0.0

      was. not. working. earlier.

      I do not slap; it slaps all by itself. All hail the mighty fishbot.

      ((TUJ theme wud be nice)).
    1. Cuprum's Avatar
      Cuprum -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sterling View Post
      Ah yes, I meant to remove those. If we do decide to launch some sort of social media effort that code is conveniently in place already.

      Removed now, are you a fan again?
      I think it would be better if it looked like this:
      http://i.imgur.com/Cdq08.png
    1. Sinshroud's Avatar
      Sinshroud -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cuprum View Post
      I think it would be better if it looked like this:
      http://i.imgur.com/Cdq08.png
      I dunno hey, I actually think they look quite nice and could be a good way to link to other useful sites in the future. We could perhaps make that bar a bit smaller with smaller buttons/text?