Forums  /  The Site  /  New site layout - Amendments #1 (Locked)
  PacPac

Hi again folks. I've read through the other thread (which I'll now be locking so the discussion can continue here) and I've taken on your feedback. The main issues that people appear to have with the new layout are as follows:

1. Theme customisation was severely cut back.
2. Users who signed up since February 2017 had to donate to create a theme on their profile (I locked it in for users who had access to it before then, though).
3. Day Mode is default instead of Night Mode
4. Themes don't load on Day Mode.
5. Username colours don't load on Day Mode.
6. The default green colour is not popular with a lot of you.

This morning I've made some changes that I hope you'll be happy about, so allow me to address all of the points:

1. Theme backgrounds, logos, and icons have been added to the new layout (you need to set the theme colour to activate it). I'm not finished yet though, I want to add options to allow the dark grey to be dark navy or other colours to match the themes better, and transparency options. Do people also want the background positioning / scrolling / foreground options back?
2. All users can now change the theme colour for their profile and for browsing the site. Anybody who donated just to unlock this can message me on Discord and I'll be happy to refund it to you.
3. I haven't decided what to do about this yet, because I want to give equal weight to them. I welcome suggestions.
4. Unfortunately, I can't do much about this. I've tried everything to get themes using light colours (like pink / yellow) to look good on Day Mode, but it just doesn't work. Again, I welcome suggestions for solutions to this problem.
5. I'm currently working on an algorithm to constrict name colours so that lighter colours like yellows and pinks will be darkened to be legible on Day Mode.
6. Someone suggested 66CC66 for Night Mode. Again, suggestions welcome. I hope point 2 should make this matter less, anyway.

There were other issues mentioned too, which I haven't mentioned, but I'm still taking them on board.

I'd also like to take a moment to apologise for offending anyone with my comment that most themes on the old layout looked bad. I was referring to minor games with bright red backgrounds and green text, of which there were many, but it was still insensitive of me to phrase it the way I did. I do appreciate that a lot of you worked very hard on making leaderboards look great and unique, and I hope we can reach a level of customisation where you can continue to do so.

I still have a lot left to do with this (and the site in general) so please bear with me while I work to get the site to a state where everyone is happy.

PS: Private Messages coming 2019.

JarkoJarko, bogdan.mbogdan.m and 95 others like this. 
  CartinaCowCartinaCow

I can live without the scrolling and positioning and even transparency.

As for Day/Night mode, can't you store a prompt/pop-out in the cookie that only shows on the first visit to the site that asks if you want Day or Night mode? Seems like that gives people that most option and is the most fair as none is default?

Thanks for listening and improving!

DerpidudeDerpidude, 607607 and 8 others like this. 
  rottendoorrottendoor

Finally! The site now looks simple and cute, loading time has improved dramatically. Usually it goes vice versa. Thanks!

dorothydorothy, ImaproshamanImaproshaman and 2 others like this. 
  DiamondcrafterADiamondcrafterA

Thank you for fixing this stuff. But you should probably fix notifications in the near future so people can get the updates they want in their games.

GlowyOrangeGlowyOrange, ImaproshamanImaproshaman and 3 others like this. 
  ForstrideForstride

Thanks for adding the additional customization back.

One issue I noticed though is that series page themes don't have the new options (Background, etc.). Additionally, it seems like game themes are now separate from series themes, and newer games in a series won't retroactively update to have the series theme elements. Is this intentional?

ImaproshamanImaproshaman and SoVeryGrimSoVeryGrim like this. 
  [user deleted]

yo thanks man appreciate it very much
https://i.imgur.com/DQ1Mv4g.png
would be cool if you could add a little thing behind the categories so the text doesnt blend in with the bg tho

KreatorKatKreatorKat, QuivicoQuivico and 11 others like this. 
  CoopeZzCoopeZz

Pac, I'm happy that you understood the community. Great UI update, great work ^^.

 
  ThommThomm

I just wan't to ask is there any way to make the banner as a option so there would be choosing options with if want custom wallpaper or banner?

 
  ThommThomm

oh never mind i guess its already option

 
  rythinrythin

This really needs to be fixed
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/500599657941172225/591629601655095305/unknown.png

Having one colour for everything is a tad limiting, but it can work. Really wish there was some transparency on the main block of leaderboard though, at least as an optioni. What's the point of having a background when you can only see the outer bits?

QuivicoQuivico and ImaproshamanImaproshaman like this. 
  Emilio.Emilio.

I'd love to have transparencies back, the backgrounds for the games I moderate look really nice and I'd like to be able to see them.

I'd also love to see a way to right click on runs and be able to open them in a new tab, right now it just shows something like this: https://i.imgur.com/2Snwudv.png

KuripuGaoKuripuGao, QuivicoQuivico and 10 others like this. 
  HowDenKingHowDenKing

@rythinrythin

until it's fixed,
you can use this bit of css to give them a background

Originally posted by css
body.dark .nav-tabs .nav-link
{
background-color: #191919 !important;
}

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  merpellmerpell

You can actually just middle click and it will open the page in a new tab. This does not just apply to SRC.

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  PacPac

Thanks for the error reports, I'll be fixing them all.

As for Notifications, the server admin SgtKabukiman is looking into it today. Sorry about the delay.

 
  krisukrisu

"6. Someone suggested 66CC66 for Night Mode. Again, suggestions welcome. I hope point 2 should make this matter less, anyway."

PLEASE change link color for this hex, it's so much easier to read, it's still pretty green and actually passes the color accessibility test: https:/​/​webaim.​org/​resources/​contrastchecker/​?fcolor=66CC66&bcolor=282828

SydMontagueSydMontague likes this. 
  CygnusGDCygnusGD

I think the blue name color on the green background is a bit hard to read. Maybe try adding a black border around the text? https:/​/​imgur.​com/​mkfiE3n

EDIT: I found that you can change the color of the bar to grey, but I still think the default option should be more readable.