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The forum style-sheet

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:17 pm
by AdamDawes
I have to say, I do like the presentation of the new RG forum. However the one thing that I don't like about it is that it's quite hard to see where each post starts and finishes.

Is there any chance that whoever works on the style-sheet could make a slight modification to make the posts easier to visually separate? Perhaps something like in this picture (which I've made the horizontal bars between each post darker):

Image

Thanks :)

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:00 pm
by Darran@Retro Gamer
Any idea what these bars are called? Then I can look into it

Regards,
Darran

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:20 pm
by AdamDawes
Actually, yes -- they're extremely easy to change.

At the top of each page is a big chunk of CSS mark-up, which defines the colours and presentation of the whole page. One of the sections is as follows:

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td.row3Right,td.spaceRow {
	background-color: #F5F5F5; border: #FFFFFF; border-style: solid;
}
If this is changed as follows:

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td.row3Right,td.spaceRow {
	background-color: #CCCCCC; border: #FFFFFF; border-style: solid;
}
(i.e., change the #F5F5F5 to #CCCCCC) then it looks virtually identical to my mock-up screenshot.

Hope that helps?

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:13 pm
by andy vaisey
That would be excellent - things are a bit squished up at the mo.

Also, some of your (lovely) .gif buttons have white borders - some transparency is needed??

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:41 pm
by necronom
On a related topic, could the colour of the scroll bar be changed so we can see it. At home this isn't a problem, but at work I don't have scroll wheel on my mouse. When I want to scroll down I miss the bar, and I end up jumping screens at a time. Most annoying.

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:00 am
by AdamDawes
That's much better -- thanks :)

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:33 am
by necronom
Yep, that's better.

My avatar was deleted from my profile, but I've just uploaded it again and it's back. It looks like a lot were Zzap'd (couldn't resist) when the change was done.

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:18 pm
by CraigGrannell
One other thing about the style sheet—can someone change it so that the links actually stand out? It's really bloody annoying that links are styled in EXACTLY the same way as body copy, so you can't differentiate the two. Is this text a link? Who knows? You won't until you mouse over it.

If I wasn't overdosing on web tutorials at the mo' (those nasty Christmas deadlines—aaarrgghhh!) I'd go into *hulk smash* mode or something.

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Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:30 pm
by Ciaran
CraigGrannell wrote:One other thing about the style sheet—can someone change it so that the links actually stand out? It's really bloody annoying that links are styled in EXACTLY the same way as body copy, so you can't differentiate the two. Is this text a link? Who knows? You won't until you mouse over it.

If I wasn't overdosing on web tutorials at the mo' (those nasty Christmas deadlines—aaarrgghhh!) I'd go into *hulk smash* mode or something.
Yes, please. (that is, to the style sheet change for URLs, not to you going into *hulk smash* mode ;-)) It's irritating for me that I can't see links at all in the text. As a result, when I've been putting URLs in my text, I've been making sure to put them in bold like this so there's at least some chance of them being seen. I'd use underline but I have a phobia towards U tags. ;p

But yeah, underlining the links properly would be the best thing to do.

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:12 pm
by CraigGrannell
Oh, man! And I so wanted to go into *hulk smash* mode. Ah well—happy new year to everyone here! :)