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Linux Mint Forums Color

Post by Ozo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:53 pm

I was very tired of the olive drab color of the Forums page and had hoped more options were going to be added with the new update but all I see in global settings is prosilver-minty. That yields Microsoft blue. However: as much as I hate Microsoft blue it is starting to grow on me. Anyone who loves a light theme will prefer this color. :)

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Re: Linux Forums Color

Post by xenopeek » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:35 pm

prosilver-minty is just the standard (drab if you must) phpBB forum theme you see on every other Linux forum out there. Only change is I added the Linux Mint logo to it. It has always been an option for people that don't like the minty colors.

Perhaps one day we'll have a new theme if a theme designer gets involved to make a new minty theme.

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Re: Linux Forums Color

Post by Ozo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:42 pm

Thats funny (the photo). Good luck with the more serious matter of finding a volunteer designer. Olive drab is a color (US ARMY) which may have been an exaggeration.

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Re: Linux Forums Color

Post by Flemur » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:58 pm

A kitten or puppy theme with animated button icons and a highly textured green and purple background would be nice.


For a Windows 10 forum.
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Re: Linux Forums Color

Post by Ozo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:00 pm

Flemur wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:58 pm
A kitten or puppy theme with animated button icons and a highly textured green and purple background would be nice.


For a Windows 10 forum.
You forget that it must pulse maybe even in time with the selected background music of your choice if you do not like the default Punk Rock.

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Re: Linux Forums Color

Post by Pepi » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:29 pm

I like the color. Reminds me of the days running HP3000 reports on the line printers

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Re: Linux Forums Color

Post by Ozo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:57 pm

Pepi wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:29 pm
I like the color. Reminds me of the days running HP3000 reports on the line printers
I liked it well enough as I used it for so long after all. Still, sometimes a change is good therapy. It may just be the season, I was in a Spring cleaning frenzy recently and it did involve my computer hobby.

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Re: Linux Forums Color

Post by all41 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:24 pm

Pepi wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:29 pm
I like the color. Reminds me of the days running HP3000 reports on the line printers
I still have about 50 lbs of that wide carriage paper and an Oki 24 pin.
Only needs a ribbon :lol:
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Re: Linux Forums Color

Post by jimallyn » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:46 pm

all41 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:24 pm
I still have about 50 lbs of that wide carriage paper and an Oki 24 pin.
Only needs a ribbon :lol:
Many ribbons are still available, and not expensive. I used a Panasonic 9 pin at my shop for a long time, and the ribbons lasted forever. Much cheaper than inkjet cartridges, too.
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Re: Linux Forums Color

Post by all41 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:06 pm

jimallyn wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:46 pm
all41 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:24 pm
I still have about 50 lbs of that wide carriage paper and an Oki 24 pin.
Only needs a ribbon :lol:
Many ribbons are still available, and not expensive. I used a Panasonic 9 pin at my shop for a long time, and the ribbons lasted forever. Much cheaper than inkjet cartridges, too.
The color ones are much harder to find. :P
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Re: Linux Mint Forums Color

Post by Schultz » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:11 pm

Thanks for pointing this out Ozo. I never knew this was an option.

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Re: Linux Mint Forums Color

Post by Jim Hauser » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:19 am

The greens are better for me with my declining eyesight. From an artistic point of view green is a neutral color. Reds and yellows advance towards the viewer, blue tends to recede into the background, green does neither being neutral.
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Re: Linux Forums Color

Post by catweazel » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:34 am

Ozo wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:00 pm
You forget that it must pulse maybe even in time with the selected background music of your choice if you do not like the default Punk Rock.
Oh, right. Let's trigger photosensitive epilepsy in unsuspecting users and passers-by.
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Re: Linux Mint Forums Color

Post by Ozo » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:30 am

Schultz wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:11 pm
Thanks for pointing this out Ozo. I never knew this was an option.
Surely you remember the time there was a problem with the forum and we were asked to switch color options temporarily. It was not that long ago.

I see now that even though I have selected the option blue it is still green until I sign in so I am always reminded of the green. :mrgreen:

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Re: Linux Mint Forums Color

Post by xenopeek » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:31 am

Early 2016 I think?
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Re: Linux Mint Forums Color

Post by Redact » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:16 pm

Jim Hauser wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:19 am
The greens are better for me with my declining eyesight.
Same here.
So many more forums and web sites are using color schemes that are difficult for those with aging eyesight to see.
I find myself using "no style" for page styles more and more often.

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Re: Linux Mint Forums Color

Post by Portreve » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:05 pm

Well, as I understand matters (thanks, Moem!) this message board's message board software uses CSS to handle design and the visual elements of things.

From what little I know about CSS, and the associated HTML, how hard would it be to duplicate the present profile, and just tweak the color settings and find one or several other pleasant-looking options? I don't think the objects and elements rendered here, or their layout arrangement, need to be altered.
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