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Do you like this skin?

Discussion in 'About Arkadia Forums' started by Admin, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. Admin

    Admin Forum Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    We're looking for some feedback regarding a new skin in development. The main elements are done, but there are still some bits that need to be fixed and this is a time consuming process.

    We would like to get the community to provide feedback on the skin. Do you love it? Do you hate it?

    You can access the skin by using the Skin chooser at the bottom left of every page. Look for "Arkadia (Beta)", vote in the poll above and tell us what you think!
     
  2. Larkin

    Larkin Platinum Member Staff Member PAF Senior Mod Platinum Member

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    Yep, it's nice :) The only thing those is that the banner at the top really doesn't go with it :D You may need a new one ;)
     
  3. MindStar9

    MindStar9 Deactivated User

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    It's a really nice skin, I love it, but I'm thinking in terms of photos being added to articles, picture stories, and other related content that might have a few photos. Even though graphics can look awesome on a darker background, as learned at the EP forum, sometimes the darker background doesn't fair as good in these cases. So if there is going to be a decent contribution in these areas after Arkadia launches, it might be something to think about. Maybe we just need to get more creative with our graphics. :p

    Just a different perspective. :)
     
  4. red

    red Member

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    I thought it was a little harsh. I prefer the 'debris' one.
     
  5. Max EJ

    Max EJ Member

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    Nice skin I like it.
     
  6. GeorgeSkywalker

    GeorgeSkywalker Banned

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    I hate it purely because of the black background and grey text.

    In my opinion the off-white background with black text is the best combination and is so much easier to read.
     
  7. Lee DeLioncourt

    Lee DeLioncourt Arkadian Outrider Platinum Member

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    I said I love it however that isn't completely true so probably should have voted 'its ok' lol. I love the headers and the black/bluey metallic feel to it, and while normally I would agree with Ace that an off white comment background (or at least a lighter one) and black text usually works best for me too, the color scheme here is not nearly as bad as a plain black with white text, so I can live with it. That is a tricky one to get right designing any website. The background photo and ads etc would need to lose the brownish/earth tones to really fit the color scheme though, otherwise, of the choices available at the moment for skins, this is the one I will use.
     
  8. XeroX

    XeroX Active Member Pro Users

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    Might sound a bit strange but I think the black is too dark to stare at all the time... maybe try to go a bit more "gray" and make the text all white? NO idea what that would be like to read but would be worth a try.
     
  9. Cyborg Bill

    Cyborg Bill Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    I like the darker skins personally but thats because of occular migraines and being very light sensitive. I still want my black and gold for my Steelers 8=}}
     
  10. Rockchick

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    Ok I have been looking about a bit, Yes I love it! My eyes didn't hurt until I scroll to reply and it shouts bright light at me lol
     
  11. calemus

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    it's cool,,,,,could use a very light grey shadow edge on hard to see (dark grayed) items
     
  12. Manny

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    I've been using Arkadia Nights so far, and i have to admit i just found my new skin :)

    Love the hi-tech look, and especially that it's not over the top.
     
  13. Teiwaz

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    No, I don't like it!
    I find it too dark.
    Prefer and using Arkadian Debris. Arkadian Skies is second best so far.
     
  14. Telgard

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    I think its better than Arkadia night but I still prefer Arkadia Skies or Debris because Night and the beta are to dark for my actual room's environment.
     
  15. Fox

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    I'm staying with Arkadia Debries. Like Telgard said, the new one is cool, but too dark. When I come back from work and have to read grey text on a near black screen... I'll fall asleep, I fear. Black text on with/light grey ground is better for reading. :p
     
  16. Admin

    Admin Forum Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Some really great feedback in this thread. It seems I should finish up the Beta skin. I'll definitely keep the old skins available though so don't worry :)
     
  17. RAZER

    RAZER Active Member Pro Users

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    looks nice but the blue-greenish color behind the post could give trouble with posting images and making nice posts. People are blending their pictures into the forum posts and with those colors that will be a bit more difficult. And the buttons on the top (home, gallery etc.) look a bit off compared to the rest of the pages.
     
  18. Chrome

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    It looks nice.

    It's difficult (for me) to read.


    Having a variety of skins is a nice option, although I personally loathe a dark background and light text. I'll be using any well-designed skins with a light background and dark text. :)
     
  19. red

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    it's interestng that many of the nay-sayers cite readability. I forgot to mention that. perhaps, it's why I like the 'debris'.

    it's soft on my eyes.
     
  20. dude

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    I love it and I am keeping it
     
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