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Old 27 Jan 2015, 05:17
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Originally Posted by Gio~Logist View Post
You see, even there - I woulda flipped it on showthread.

Good color choices, but you're training my eyes in the wrong direction. The prominent color in this section is "white". Yet you decided to use that color to focus more on the repetitive / less relevant text (post count, cash, signature, etc) and hide the goods (the actual post). It should be the opposite, my eyes should go STRAIGHT to the post content as a reader.
Again, same colors.. but training the reader's eyes to go in the right direction (the actual post). Also on the left side, the only thing that draws your attention is the user's name, which is the most relevant.

Users wanna know (in this order)
- What was posted
- Who posted it
- Member info

In that order

Which is why the reader's attention needs to called in that order. In the first screenshot, you drew the reader's attention in the exact opposite order. In the second screenshot, you'll see it draws more attention to the right places. Minor details like this can go a long way.
The white just looks too harsh in your example there. maybe because you have it in bold?

Take a look at main page again, subtle change taken place there.
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Old 27 Jan 2015, 05:24
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What stylevars are these? This is definitely worth a look to change. Can always change back or adjust if I don't Grok.

I appreciate your ideas and suggestions.
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Old 27 Jan 2015, 05:27
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Yea, personally I wouldn't use a white there regardless. I would go with a light gray so that it's easier on the eyes.

For example, on a white background it's often better to use something like #555555 (dark gray) instead of flat out black (#000), this way it's less harsh. Same goes with white. Always want it to be easy on the eyes.

Forum homepage is looking much better by the way

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Originally Posted by Max Taxable View Post
What stylevars are these? This is definitely worth a look to change. Can always change back or adjust if I don't Grok.

I appreciate your ideas and suggestions.
I normally start off making css changes right in the browser via inspect element, then I modify the classes after i'm satisfied based on what css changes i made. Don't remember off the bat which ones I effected there.
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Old 27 Jan 2015, 05:36
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Well I think the change on the main page definitely helps. I'll hunt and peck around and see if I can figure out the other three you were recommending changing. Thanks for the time and suggestions!
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Old 27 Jan 2015, 09:19
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Originally Posted by Gio~Logist View Post
I take no offense at all. What I mean is simply in terms of guiding the user's eyes.

Let me give you an example:
http://www.dallascowboys.com/

There's really not much white if you look at it, but take a look at the different shades of text.
- blue for links & titles
- light blueish / gray for subtext
- dark gray for content based text
All while still having lots of blue (both dark and light)

The difference here is that it has much more contrast and varied contrast on that. On this page, my eyes know what's important.

Again, if you take a glance at the site at the moment, your eyes have no choice but to go everywhere. Nothing is distinguished with importance or relevance in terms of color coordination. Subtitle color changes, bolding & generally styling can go a long way here.
Familiar with that site been a fan for 41 years lol I do understand what you are saying though but I also get where Max is coming from.
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Old 27 Jan 2015, 22:57
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when i try to go to it, it says my IP is banned.
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Old 27 Jan 2015, 23:01
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Originally Posted by CarpCharacin View Post
when i try to go to it, it says my IP is banned.
PM me that IP and I'll see what's up.
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Old 27 Jan 2015, 23:08
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PM me that IP and I'll see what's up.
ok i am sending the PM now.
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Old 27 Jan 2015, 23:13
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Rectified. Someone some time ago banned just the first three digits of that IP. Never a good practice. Thanks for reporting it.
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Old 27 Jan 2015, 23:25
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Ok i can access it now
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Old 09 Apr 2015, 19:57
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Anyone else find it strange that Hershel Walker, Leon Lett, and Demarcus Lawrence have themes named after them, but greats like Emmit Smith, Tony Dorsett, Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, etc., don't?

Just sayin'..
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Old 12 Apr 2015, 11:06
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I love that style!
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