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Forum style for users with vision impairment?

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A couple of users have asked for a dark (or high-contrast) style to help with vision impairment. I don't have enough feedback on that yet.

We could consider adding a dark style to the forum. I've looked through the available styles for our forum version and there these 3 that are dark that you can test out live:
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style/black/demo/3.1
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style/digi/demo/3.1
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... n/demo/3.1

A few more can be seen here: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... ark-17/3.1

Can you have a look at them and give some feedback how well or not these would help with your visual impairment?
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Re: Any plans to bring back the "Minty Green" theme to this forum?

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I've got bad eyes and I really like that green and black one.
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Re: Any plans to bring back the "Minty Green" theme to this forum?

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I could really use the Green back. Eyes don't work so good at 75. I just tried the wayback machine link,

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Re: Any plans to bring back the "Minty Green" theme to this forum?

Post by ostracized »

Lucid Lime is definitely the best-suited theme for Mint -- don't forget to add support for widescreen. Personally I would branch out of phpbb and maybe explore IPS, check out one of my personal fav's from the LTT forum (at the bottom, click theme -> night theme.)
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Re: Forum style for users with vision impairment?

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I vote for Lucid Lime or Digi.
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Re: Forum style for users with vision impairment?

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xenopeek wrote:A couple of users have asked for a dark (or high-contrast) style to help with vision impairment. I don't have enough feedback on that yet.

We could consider adding a dark style to the forum. I've looked through the available styles for our forum version and there these 3 that are dark that you can test out live:
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style/black/demo/3.1
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style/digi/demo/3.1
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... n/demo/3.1

A few more can be seen here: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... ark-17/3.1

Can you have a look at them and give some feedback how well or not these would help with your visual impairment?
WOW Xenopeek! that 1st black demo is like watermelon on the tongue, beautiful eye easement. i would like to see a regular thread using it. maybe the code boxes could be a gentle yellow or something. SUPERB black demo at 1st glance.
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Re: Forum style for users with vision impairment?

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I am not visually impaired, but my eyes have grown old with me and not all possible themes are well suited for me.

Out of this reason I stay with the prosilver theme. I made a test with the new green theme and found, that it is hard for me to distinguish red and not red icons - most important for me to see the threads in the list with unread posts. So I jumped after a short test back to the blue prosilver.

Although dark themes - for the forum or inside of Mint - give me problems. So regarding the main question in this thread: I don't see anything, that works better for me than the blue prosilver.
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Re: Forum style for users with vision impairment?

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Try'n 2 Learn wrote:
xenopeek wrote:WOW Xenopeek! that 1st black demo is like watermelon on the tongue, beautiful eye easement. i would like to see a regular thread using it. maybe the code boxes could be a gentle yellow or something. SUPERB black demo at 1st glance.
+1. Not visually impaired, but it's super easy on the eyes and looks really professional. Would be terrific to have as an option.
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Re: Forum style for users with vision impairment?

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MintBean wrote:
Try'n 2 Learn wrote:
xenopeek wrote:WOW Xenopeek! that 1st black demo is like watermelon on the tongue, beautiful eye easement. i would like to see a regular thread using it. maybe the code boxes could be a gentle yellow or something. SUPERB black demo at 1st glance.
+1. Not visually impaired, but it's super easy on the eyes and looks really professional. Would be terrific to have as an option.
i get the whole viewpoint on "tradition" & "mint theme stuff". but my mind says, let that notion be the "options"

where it is at, is an inviting, soothing experience, visually, while you digest the literature. yeah, that black demo just begs default status. a member, or onlooker drops by, does not even have to trouble themselves logging-in. it is just straight-away a pleasant viewing experience. thats how you grab your members, no-hassle approach.

visually impaired, i've got font-size trouble. let me tell you, straining ones eyes to see tiny fonts against a vibrant white backdrop is just cruel. i could see the black demo's grey fonts toned-up just a shade or 2 brighter, and most certainly larger. but, Xeno says the global font-size button is no longer offered. i just does not figure, for the most part, we are reading here right? :lol:
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Re: Forum style for users with vision impairment?

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I'm visually impaired and the green on black theme was by far the best. :)
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Re: Forum style for users with vision impairment?

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Black on green is best for me. Not so with black on white.

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