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View Poll Results: What main color would you like this forum to be in ?
I like the color scheme as it is and don't want any change 19 55.88%
I like the forum to have rather pastel colors over blinding white 3 8.82%
I like to have the option to choose the color scheme from a list 8 23.53%
It doesn't matter to me what color you're using. Any is fine by me. 4 11.76%
Voters: 34. You may not vote on this poll

05 Apr 2009   #1
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 
Suggestions for this great forum ...

Hi, I was surprised to have found forums which are specialized on Windows 7 already.
Have compared a few about their look & feel as well as their competence.

Sevenforums has won for me.

Can I make a suggestion which is entirely constructive and not meant to be trouble ?


I use a 24 inch screen for little over a year now and the space available is mindblowing compared to my old 17 inch one.
When using Internet Explorer, I noticed that some websites still don't adjust to those having bigger screens.
Their sites are like designed for small to tiny screens.

I understand that the website designers try to enable all users to be compatible, but it does look outdated when a little window opens, the size of three fingers, in which you need to scroll in order to see more content, while your space available would be more like 9 hands instead of three fingers.

That is not so bad as other forums are much worse in that respect.

Another suggestion regarding your color scheme is more dear to me:

In the picture under A) you have chosen a color very pleasing to the eye.
Not only is blue my favourite color, but it also matches the good all around design.
Only thing which is annoying me amazingly is that white field under B).

It blindes.

White makes a clean and decent impression, but using a forum for many hours or internet in general, makes my eyes slowly tired.
It has become so significant that it's affecting me in how often I use this forum now.

An extreme example of what is very relaxing to the eye is [H]ard|Forum - Powered by vBulletin where I don't wanna say dark colors are the only way, but going for pastel or any different color than blinding white would be such a big improvement "in my eyes".

Who could make a desicion on sevenforums in this case ?
I would suggest to try a pastel color instead of white, for only a few weeks and see how the feedback is.

What do you think ?


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05 Apr 2009   #2

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Not sure what your point is here
I'm using currently a 22 inch monitor and find the Forum and text size is fine

I'm currently also watching tv (SCI-FI channel), keeping an eye on Man Utd score on the BBC website and posting on this Forum.

nothing wrong with Text sizes / etc.

Suggest you cahnge the DPI in "personalisation" or use the correct resolution for your screen

Mine works fine at 1680 X 1050 and I'm only using the built in Video card on the motherboard. I've adjusted the DPI to Medium as I don't like to sit with my nose touching the screen.

Cheers

jimbo


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05 Apr 2009   #3
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

Uhm, it's not he text size.

Using the 1920 x 1200 resolution, I can still press CTRL and using the wheel of my mouse to adjust the text size.

Your screenshot shows it very nicely again.
It's basically the part of the forum window ... the shiny, white one.
Yeah, it might be a question of taste.
Have you checked hardforum's color scheme ? That's an example in opposite direction, but you might see what I mean.
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05 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi Cov and welcome to the forum,

The Forum and in particular the forum skin are "work in progress", there are alternative skins available in normal and wide formats you can try these out from the selection drop down at the lower left of the screen, Once you find the one you prefer you can set this in the user control panel

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05 Apr 2009   #5
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

That's great, thank you Barman58.

I have changed now to widescreen and saved it under Edit Options in the user CP.

Only thing left is the color scheme. When you say that the forum skin is a "work in progress", do you think there might be a chance that the blinding white get's abolished ?
If that's the case, I'm going to apply for a moderator, lol.
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05 Apr 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

I'm not sure if it will change from the white but you will notice that most of the skins here and at Vista Forums, (Our sister site ) actually use a subtle pastel background
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05 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Cov,

I've not tried this, but you might like to see if this makes things better for you: F.lux: software to make your life better
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Or sun glasses?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Apr 2009   #9

Win 7
 
 

Or a css plugin for firefox
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05 Apr 2009   #10
Cov

Windos 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Hi Cov,

I've not tried this, ...
I have just now ... it's quite interesting cause the bright white color has become better to look at.
I would desribe the white parts now like paper which has become old and turned kind of yellow-ish ?
I like this idea, even as a new color scheme for this forum because of said reasons.

Not sure I want to keep it for everything I run on Windows, but thank you for this tip.
You learn something new everyday.
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