Forum Design Changes

Forum Design Changes

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Forboding Angel
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Forum Design Changes

Post by Forboding Angel » 25 Jul 2015, 06:30

Ok, so I'm not done yet, but I'm working on the "material design" type things for the forum.

Lets be clear, it isn't material design. Without rewriting the entire theme from scratch I'm not even sure if true material design is even possible, and frankly, it would drive me nuts trying to make it happen.

This is a WIP. I intentionally showed the usercp screen so that it's obvious that I haven't gotten to that section of it yet.

The buttons are losing the super roundness and the shadows, and the colors are in line with the spring logo. They are dimmed a bit until you hover over them, but all the colors used were taken from the official spring logo.

Here is the work so far:

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Pull request is here:
https://github.com/spring/spring-website/pull/63
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Re: Forum Design Changes

Post by The Yak » 25 Jul 2015, 21:52

Looks good to me.

Have you tried this out on a phone browser yet?
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Re: Forum Design Changes

Post by Forboding Angel » 26 Jul 2015, 03:47

Yessir :-) Everything I do is responsive.
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Re: Forum Design Changes

Post by AF » 28 Jul 2015, 20:06

The new design is wider than the main layout, draw a line starting in the top left corner of the spring logo in the header going straight down and see how many elements are almost but not quite there, then repeat with the top right edge of the download link on the other side
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Re: Forum Design Changes

Post by Forboding Angel » 28 Jul 2015, 20:27

It isn't wider, I simply removed the outside paddings cause they were pointless. Now that I've done that it would make sense to remove the paddings from the header bar too. Good call.
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Re: Forum Design Changes

Post by AF » 29 Jul 2015, 02:01

That'd mean changing every other part of the site, the mediawiki theme, the frontpage, the PHP standalone pages, and there'd still be alignment issues in the forum design since it isn't internally consistent
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Re: Forum Design Changes

Post by Forboding Angel » 31 Jul 2015, 18:56

Fixed the margins. You were correct, I hadn't considered that.
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Re: Forum Design Changes

Post by abma » 14 Aug 2015, 10:57

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Re: Forum Design Changes

Post by Jazcash » 14 Aug 2015, 13:41

Looks awesome. Should be the default phpbb theme. Still not big on the tiny padding of the logo container though, it's the opposite of what a 'material'y theme should promote.
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Re: Forum Design Changes

Post by smoth » 15 Aug 2015, 08:48

can we keep the alternating shades on every other row? I like the way that looks
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Re: Forum Design Changes

Post by AF » 15 Aug 2015, 22:38

can we kill the footer and the drop shadow on Index Page?
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Re: Forum Design Changes

Post by Forboding Angel » 16 Aug 2015, 02:56

I think I did in my trial runs. I must have forgotten to do that when I committed it.
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