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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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2010-04-01 [Veltzeh]: The background wood isn't grey, it's brown. It's just not very saturated, which I think is very good. Too much color is an eyesore!

2010-04-01 [Silver Moon]: I don't like it. I prefer the green background. I like the Elftown Icon but the color is too dull in my opinion

2010-04-01 [Chel.]: If the wood were brown... this place would look a bit too fantasy. We should take into consideration that this place has become quite the sci-fi realm too. The grey is very neutral so it wont react with art posted on it. Sort of like on DeviantArt.com

2010-04-01 [wicked fae mage]: <<< feels neutral since the winter time has been her default for a while

It reminds me of Shroomish... RIP

I'll use it for a few to see if it's any easier on my eyes though :3

2010-04-01 [Hiarhu]: I like it, it seems to be bringing a fresher look to Elftown that's been lacking for a while. A little bit of style beats plain bright green any day and the wood texture in the background is the best part. I look forward to seeing it when everything matches it.

2010-04-01 [Chishio]: its nice for a change, but and i liked the green. I agree with a few people grey is kinda gloomy.

2010-04-01 [another brick in the wall]: I'm not too xenophobic to hate the change from the get go. I can get used to it, but really the one thing that I have a real problem with is that the plan white message indicator is far far less noticable than the original blue-on-green. I'm afraid I wont notice new messages as quickly.

2010-04-01 [Ghost the Hybrid]: in my opinion they should have kept the old once and just added the new once that they changed to

2010-04-01 [Fearathress]: I personaly love it!!! Well done!

2010-04-01 [Madhalf Heatlump]: I love the style But I think the color should come up a bit...

2010-04-01 [Celtore]: I love it. We've needed something new for a while now. Keep up the great work!

2010-04-02 [Lirerial]: I love it too!

2010-04-02 [Kaimee]: Hmm, if the colours were overall slightly lighter and browner, would people prefer that? :)

2010-04-02 [Silver Moon]: I would have to see it to make a decision

2010-04-02 [Pnelma Tirian]: I think it's a fantastic change. A little bit more color wouldn't hurt, maybe a dark mahogany. Considering the site is called 'elftown' I think the science fiction artists and writers would understand if the site looked a little fantasy. I agree with Brick, though, the update color should be something vibrant, not white.

It's certainly a step in the right direction. Next, could we exchange the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tables for a nicer interface?

2010-04-02 [Kaimee]: [Pnelma Tirian] Yes, we have been working on different layout concepts (rather than the tables! :P), one of the ones we've liked most is this:
<img50*0:http://elftown.com/stuff/aj/15586/kai-greywoods.jpg>
...But whether that ever happens is still up for much debate, and lots of work :P

2010-04-02 [Silver Moon]: that looks neat

2010-04-02 [Pnelma Tirian]: yesss! that's kickin' rad! Man I hope it comes true!

2010-04-02 [Kaimee]: Yeah, and I hope whoever earlier said the new style "looks like a someone in high school did this. Very unprofessional." checks it out, and realises that we're currently testing colours and themes, and that we hope to have real changes going through ;)

2010-04-02 [Pnelma Tirian]: well that's impolite and useless criticism, isn't it? Isn't all of this work volunteered?

2010-04-02 [Kaimee]: Of course it's volunteer, you think Hedda has a payroll? xD *wishes*

And we may be getting some useless/impolite criticism but on the whole everyone's replies have been pretty helpful :)

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