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New style for Elftown - April 2010


It looked like this:

<img500*0:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/aj/15586/broken-style.png>

And then got updated to:

<img500*0:stuff/aj/1/AStyle.png>

Notes: The time and the last logins are removed from the right column.

Many buttons and such don't follow the theme yet, and this isn't finished.

If you still want Elftown to look like this, you can go to <URI:update_attr.html> and write http://www.elftown.com/_2010-04-01.css after "URI to home-made stylesheet (blank=use the stylesheet above)"

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2010-04-02 [Hedda]: The friends only diary notes are now in a different colour.

2010-04-02 [Zab]: aw it changed back.. I got an idea/taste for a light brownish background with a slight tree trunk texture, going along with the vines and such..

2010-04-02 [Stephen]: Hm. Hopefully it goes back to the more toned down one again. xD

2010-04-02 [Zab]: Hm? It's back to the green for me..O__o

2010-04-02 [Stephen]: I mean the brown one. xD

2010-04-02 [Sauron]: YAY THE GREEN IS BACK!!!!!!!!

2010-04-02 [Evolution X]: that is a very long implimented april's fools joke... how long did it actually take to code those pages to look like that?

2010-04-02 [Calico Tiger]: A long time. Because it wasn't really a full April Fool's joke :) Elftown really is being reworked and redesigned. This was a great way to get some feedback on some of the parts :D

2010-04-02 [Chel.]: We are still working on it... please keep leaving feedback!

2010-04-02 [Evolution X]: Ok, well black on green is a quite distinct colour, easy to read and discern what's being written. If it's black on grey, if the computer does not have a very well lit screen, it might be difficult to see for some people... So if there is a colour change I'd suggest grey isn't too good. Just a suggestion really...

2010-04-02 [Chel.]: What would you suggest?

2010-04-02 [Evolution X]: I dunno... *scratches my head* I'm used to green... it's a neutralistic colour that doesn't make it difficult to read or hurt your eyes from staring at it for too long. Yellow and red would probably do that. Perhaps a blue colour? Can't be too dark or similar to the text... *shrugs*

2010-04-02 [Chel.]: I suppose I would be fine if the paneling was lightened to contrast the black more.

2010-04-02 [Azuri]: It needs to be finished up completely but I really liked it and think it would be great :)

2010-04-02 [Himura Kenji]: well if it was buggy, then okay, but it was still cool, I changed my house becuase of the new style, and I liked it. I hope it does become a permanent option later on!

2010-04-02 [Teufelsweib]: you can still use it as a stylesheet, explained above :D

2010-04-02 [Gypsy Mystik]: I love the Green BUT I love the coiver icon for the April background

2010-04-02 [Azuri]: I already changed mine back to it :)

2010-04-02 [Silver Moon]: I liked the ET icon too

2010-04-02 [pegasus1000]: I went to use the style sheet and here are my personal Pros, Cons, Suggestions

-The wood plank background could be a lighter gray so that the text on the pages could be read easier. Or the texture could be less outstanding, it was a little distracting. Bold text is easy to read, but not normal text.

- After spending some time on the site with the style sheet I found that my eyes had grown tired. While with the green I can read for hours without a problem.

+ I Really liked the color for the comment sections and in the homes. It was nice on my eyes.

- One problem I saw was when I was looking at the updated pages on the side bar, the blue was not easy to read and I almost missed it.

+The backgrounds for the daily poems and featured members. It was nice and made the text easy to read.

-Some of the older badges (Like my greateldar badge for poetry corner) would need to be updated so that the background would blend in to the new layout.
* If a new permanent style were to take over the green would you want to redo the green badges?

+ I liked the night time feel to the layout. The stars and new logo. I do agree that a side design would be needed. If I were to do the design I would try to meld the night time them with the forest them. A mixture of stars and vines perhaps.

* If you wanted to chose another color I would go with a light purple or a grayish purple.

I think that’s it. But on a side note when I switched back to green I had a shock to my eyes (It’s so bright!!)

2010-04-02 [Alexi Ice]: I like it, personally, except the color is a bit hard on my eyes.

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