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Old 08 May 2018, 03:52
Mattwhf Mattwhf is offline
 
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Do you like dark themes?

I am liking to create a similar theme for my forum but with dark colors. Currently I am using a light theme and I think it looks good but if there is a dark theme then some members can be interested in using it as another option beside light theme.

What do you think about this? is it a good idea? any comments?
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Old 11 May 2018, 01:15
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its possible. To be honest with my eye sight the way it is i prefer light themes and if i go to a website that has a dark theme as there primary theme i leave straight away it is too hard to read with these squinty eyes
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Old 11 May 2018, 20:55
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If your users want a dark & light theme, go for it. Might want to put up a poll first to see what their opinion is.

Oh and meisi, it's too bad that you don't like dark themes, Explorer is getting a darker theme.

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Old 13 May 2018, 17:44
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Originally Posted by iamme_meisi View Post
its possible. To be honest with my eye sight the way it is i prefer light themes and if i go to a website that has a dark theme as there primary theme i leave straight away it is too hard to read with these squinty eyes
Honest thought :d

Originally Posted by final kaoss View Post
If your users want a dark & light theme, go for it. Might want to put up a poll first to see what their opinion is.

Oh and meisi, it's too bad that you don't like dark themes, Explorer is getting a darker theme.

It looks like you changed color there. I don't think it's default color.
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Old 13 May 2018, 18:20
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Did you click the link? I didn't change anything lol and I definitely don't work for arstechnica.
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Old 13 May 2018, 18:30
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Personally I've always preferred dark themes and my forum only provides dark theme options (which is okay, since we always had dark themes).

Aside from that I also use f.lux to give my screen an orange/brown hue at night to avoid eye strain.
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Old 13 May 2018, 21:05
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Originally Posted by Mattwhf View Post
I am liking to create a similar theme for my forum but with dark colors.
I do that with all of my sites.

Any job where staring at a screen is most of the work, it's a dark screen. Aircraft carriers, submarines, air traffic control, etc. It's just easier on the eyes than the white screens. So i always make sure to accommodate that with at least one dark style for folks.

My own personal preference is the dark themes as well.
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Old 16 May 2018, 16:41
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Originally Posted by Dave View Post
Personally I've always preferred dark themes and my forum only provides dark theme options (which is okay, since we always had dark themes).

Aside from that I also use f.lux to give my screen an orange/brown hue at night to avoid eye strain.

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I do that with all of my sites.

Any job where staring at a screen is most of the work, it's a dark screen. Aircraft carriers, submarines, air traffic control, etc. It's just easier on the eyes than the white screens. So i always make sure to accommodate that with at least one dark style for folks.

My own personal preference is the dark themes as well.
Thanks Dave and Max Taxable for sharing your thoughts.

According to you, dark theme can work for a hosting site? I am asking this because I am having a hosting forum and can want to have a dark style for it but not sure our members will like it.
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Old 16 May 2018, 17:37
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You can always make a bright and dark theme version, then provide an easy and obvious way for your members to switch between the bright and dark theme.
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Old 16 May 2018, 20:22
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You can always make a bright and dark theme version, then provide an easy and obvious way for your members to switch between the bright and dark theme.
Exactly. It does not matter if they like a dark style or not, you give them the option. And they "use what they choose."
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