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Dark theme (style)

Postby C-FABP » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:54 pm

Is there a way to switch the forum to a dark theme (phpBB style)?

I keep forgetting to put on my sunglasses before opening the forum.
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Re: Dark theme (style)

Postby Octal450 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:07 pm

I don't understand you dark-theme people. Its been known for a long time scientifically that light text on a dark background is harder on the eyes and harder to read than dark text on a light background.

If your screen is too bright - you may try turning down the brightness on your monitor :mrgreen:

But - it looks like we use a custom style for phpBB so probably someone would need to make a dark style for this - I'm not sure if phpBB supports dynamic themes switchable by the user?

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Re: Dark theme (style)

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:11 pm

phpbb does support multiple themes and switching easily in the UCP... but someone has to create the themes on sites that use custom ones...
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Re: Dark theme (style)

Postby Icecode GL » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:35 pm

I don't understand you dark-theme people. Its been known for a long time scientifically that light text on a dark background is harder on the eyes and harder to read than dark text on a light background.


I disagree, and no scientific text is going to tell me what's harder to read for my very own eyes. :mrgreen:
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Re: Dark theme (style)

Postby C-FABP » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:39 pm

Just found this demo site: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style/prosilver/demo/3.2

Up in the top bar you can "Select a style". I quite like the "Multi Design". Well except for the banner.
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Re: Dark theme (style)

Postby Gijs » Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:27 am

Hi,

Sorry for the late reply, somehow missed this topic. An (optional) dark variant is one of the new features that we'll be introducing with our upcoming forum update ;-)

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Re: Dark theme (style)

Postby C-FABP » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:17 pm

Gijs wrote in Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:27 am: our upcoming forum update ;-)
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If you are going to be doing a forum update any way, would you consider switching to something like Discourse?

I'm old so it took a while to get used to the modern look of Discourse after decades of traditional BBSs like phpBB, but now it's hard to go back.

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What’s different about it?

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We’re civilized.
Our trust system means that the community builds a natural immune system to defend itself from trolls, bad actors, and spammers — and the most engaged forum members can assist in the governance of their community. We put a trash can on every street corner with a simple, low-friction flagging system. Positive behaviors are encouraged through likes and badges. We gently, constantly educate members in a just-in-time manner on the universal rules of civilized discourse.

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Everything that most communities would want is included out of the box; a giant collection of complex plugins should not be required to have a great experience.

Simple. Modern. Fun.
Discourse pares all the complexity away and puts just the essential stuff on screen – the conversations you care most about, based on your participation.

All the modern amenities you’d expect from a big social website like Twitter or Facebook are present in Discourse. Mention someone by @name. Paste in a link or an image, and we make it awesome on your behalf. Simple quoting and linking of replies and topics. Reply wherever you are, online or via email.
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Re: Dark theme (style)

Postby C-FABP » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:05 pm

We have robust, tested converters for vBulletin, phpBB, Vanilla, bbPress, SMF, Discuz, Drupal, and many more. We can work with you to migrate your existing forum software to Discourse.
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