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What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?

I'm already happy, leave it as it is
19 (39.6%)
Minimal Theme (Badem) - https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=2923
0 (0%)
Minimal Theme (SunRise) - https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=2921
1 (2.1%)
Professional Theme (Dilber MC - may have compatibility issues) - https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=80
1 (2.1%)
Modern Theme (Wide A) - https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=2837
3 (6.3%)
Dark theme (UX) - https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=2928
12 (25%)
Dark theme (Börü) - https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=2930
10 (20.8%)
Other
2 (4.2%)

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Offline AngusBeef

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POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« on: September 24, 2019, 11:18:15 am »
Since we removed support for Tapatalk, which was the right decision in my mind, I would like to focus on theme support for EEVBlog. There are some theme options already available in the Account Settings / Look and Layout , but in general they're all terrible besides the current default theme which is good. I would love to see a dark theme, but I'm not sure which one, if any, have enough support to be worth the hassle of adding to EEVBlog.

Poll is to narrow down to a couple themes to pitch to Dave. You can vote on as many options as you like.

All polling options chosen from "Most Popular" and "Most Downloaded" themes on this page: https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?action=stats and should be compatible with the current version of SMF we are running.


Themes are for SMF, which this forum uses: https://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/
Idea for the poll came from this thread: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/tapatalk-alternatives/msg2697624/#msg2697624
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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 11:51:12 am »
What I really wanted is a dark one, so any that have a night mode on is OK.
 

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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 12:16:23 pm »
Dilber MC looks good. I notice it is a popular download.

I also note there is a compatible with spec for themes. I hope this doesn't cause migration issues down the track. I'm fine with the current look.
 

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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 12:26:12 pm »
Looks like we're running SMF 2.0.15 on this forum, so it removes a couple options from the table. I'll update the poll accordingly. Good catch

Also, I think my number 1 pick right now is the UX theme - they've got a demo on their site. Only catch is that "SMF Ads for Free Forums" that Dave uses doesn't play well with this theme on mobile. It would require changing to a SimplePortal or TinyPortal mod to display any advertisements which may be more work than he's willing to put into themes. https://www.idesignsmf.com/index.php/topic,551.0.html?PHPSESSID=960bf96f1eb7eb24dd2b7f99c08f75ff
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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 01:05:02 pm »
Until 100% of the Net goes dark (no pun intended) I do not want a dark theme. My computer displays are toned down for brightness and contrast to keep it easier on the eyes and whenever i hit a web site with a dark theme i can barely read anything. Gray text on black background was the Devil's invention.
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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2019, 01:11:23 pm »
Until 100% of the Net goes dark (no pun intended) I do not want a dark theme. My computer displays are toned down for brightness and contrast to keep it easier on the eyes and whenever i hit a web site with a dark theme i can barely read anything. Gray text on black background was the Devil's invention.

To clarify, the theme isn't pressed on anyone, it simply becomes an option that you can choose under Account Settings / Look and Layout
 

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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2019, 01:43:14 pm »
Didn't we have a similar discussion recently where the conclusion was people can easily modify the forum to their own liking? You don't want to burden it with too much crap stacked on top.
 

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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2019, 03:03:51 pm »
Didn't we have a similar discussion recently where the conclusion was people can easily modify the forum to their own liking? You don't want to burden it with too much crap stacked on top.

Would you be so kind as to provide the link to that discussion? I'm interested to know how this can be achieved. Thank you.
 

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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2019, 03:29:57 pm »
I am currently using the "Stylus" addon for Firefox, with the dark theme from this topic https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/forum-dark-theme/
 
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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2019, 03:30:41 pm »
Sunrise and UX (Responsive) look good to me.

At least Sunrise will have the available space to slap the banners that normally are on top.  And it has Light/Night modes.
 

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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2019, 02:18:22 am »
I just installed UX
 
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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2019, 02:19:34 am »
Anything dark is good.

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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2019, 02:24:56 am »
I just installed UX

Looks good, will be easier on my eyes  :-+

I do have doubling of the menu up top but I can live with it - the dark theme is primarily for my phone where it tucks the menu away. The normal EEVBlog theme is more than sufficient for my main PC.

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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2019, 02:36:02 am »
I do have doubling of the menu up top but I can live with it - the dark theme is primarily for my phone where it tucks the menu away. The normal EEVBlog theme is more than sufficient for my main PC.

Many of the forum plugins have the add stuff per-theme, and often they are incompatible with a certain theme, not much I do about it, there will be issues with using other themes.
 
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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2019, 05:43:34 am »
Same here, seeing double as well.  :--

Also don't like the dark blue links  :--, and the new posts and new replies links are at the top right, already used to at the top left.

Back to default theme, fail ... at least for me.

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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2019, 06:02:17 am »
Same here, seeing double as well.  :--

Also don't like the dark blue links  :--, and the new posts and new replies links are at the top right, already used to at the top left.

Back to default theme, fail ... at least for me.

Well, at least it's dark. That's what we're after. It made a huge difference for me.
 

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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2019, 06:12:41 am »
 The question is why a couple headings are not duplicated.

 

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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2019, 07:49:59 am »

Also don't like the dark blue links  :--,

They'd be fine if they identified unread threads and changed to a different shade like in XenForo based forums.

But hey we have the orange NEW that does much the same thing.
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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2019, 08:00:40 am »
Would you be so kind as to provide the link to that discussion? I'm interested to know how this can be achieved. Thank you.
I see the answer has already been provided.  :)
 

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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2019, 08:32:01 am »
I just installed UX

Looks good, will be easier on my eyes  :-+

I do have doubling of the menu up top but I can live with it - the dark theme is primarily for my phone where it tucks the menu away. The normal EEVBlog theme is more than sufficient for my main PC.

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The doubling is caused by some menu images not loading.  The browser shows the alternate text for that icon/image and that happens to be the same as the menu option text.

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/house.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/help.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/magnifier.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/user.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/arrow_rotate_clockwise.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/application.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/user_edit.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/email.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/email_open.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/email_edit.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/date.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/date_go.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/date_edit.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/group.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/user_go.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/user_comment.png
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/Themes/UX-R1/images/menu_icons/delete.png

Basically, seems like the menu_icons folder is missing. Don't see it in the template archive either.

You could just make a 1x1 pixel image and make it transparent and copy it there under those file names.  Easy 5-10 minute fix.

Alternatively, edit the template to remove the images from the menu bar. Just comment out the img src tags  ... put <!-- before and --> after.


And here's a quick MS Paint made logo to replace the cloud and UX text :

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with the color of the other links

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You can change the EEVBlog with whatever if you don't like the font or want some other text (Nirmala UI : https://www.wfonts.com/font/nirmala-ui )
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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2019, 09:03:43 am »
Dark theme of some sort please!

Given the work needed I was going to say leave it until 2.1 gets released but I did a little digging  :palm: 2.1 final looks like well into next year as they are doing a release of RC3 that isn't even ready.

https://github.com/SimpleMachines/SMF2.1/milestones

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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2019, 09:31:10 am »
Sorry but I am not going to tweak and modify themes for people, hardly anyone uses the alternate themes I have installed.
 

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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2019, 09:34:37 am »
Sorry but I am not going to tweak and modify themes for people, hardly anyone uses the alternate themes I have installed.

Noob question (and it might be because I've driven something like 600 kilometres today and haven't eaten)... but how do you change the theme?
 

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Re: POLL: What themes should we recommend Dave add for EEVBlog?
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2019, 09:43:30 am »
Sorry but I am not going to tweak and modify themes for people, hardly anyone uses the alternate themes I have installed.

Noob question (and it might be because I've driven something like 600 kilometres today and haven't eaten)... but how do you change the theme?

Modify profile --> Look and Layout   then click (change) near the top.

 
 
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