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#1 awa64

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:07 PM

Just curious.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:47 PM

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:57 PM

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:22 AM

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:10 AM

Primus, this Botcon theme is horrendus.

What's next, a pony theme for april Fool's?

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:20 AM

What, you guys prefer the COLORFUL G2 skin we used back in April's Fool over this? icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 03:12 AM

I'm all for different themes, but this is really horrible on the eyes and makes it hard to read.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 05:16 AM

I'm just glad the regular Decepticon theme was an option, but yeah the new theme is a bit lacking. Also, I question having it as the default theme.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:24 AM

The layout and use of patterns is pretty cool. I'm all about the checks and hazard stripes. But, I will not be using the skin with the current color combination. The lilac and fuschia really are entirely too much in combination with the purple.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 09:43 AM

It's nothing permanent and if it bothers you that much you can change it in the bottom left hand corner of the page. I go with Gears myself.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:01 AM

I LOVE IT.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:38 AM

I like it. Will we have the option of using it after BotCon?
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:22 AM

QUOTE(Wheelimus @ May 31 2011, 10:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's nothing permanent and if it bothers you that much you can change it in the bottom left hand corner of the page. I go with Gears myself.


Right, but is there any interest in revising it? The overall sunniness of the theme is quite likeable, it's just... man. That combo of lilac and fuschia is really unfortunate.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:26 AM

The theme is a week-long promotion for Botcon, based on the color palettes of the Animated Stunticons. Send your complaints to Motormaster. icon-fire.gif

But yeah, if it's too eye-searing, go ahead and change back. I like it though, it feels celebratory!

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:02 PM

I created the skin. There's a thread in TFD about it.

The theme is still up for tweaks. I've been using it permanently for the past few days so I can tweak problems as they come along. If there are readability concerns, by all means let me know and I will change them. I made a dozen tweaks based on Allspark staff feedback and a few more after it went live. I'd like to solidify the color palette for a longterm (optional) theme at some point.

If you have a problem with "garish-ness"--well, I won't apologize for that. icon-fire.gif

Also, I do plan on making a pony theme at some point. Also optional, but only because the rest of the staff is stopping me. icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE(Sailor Unicron @ May 31 2011, 11:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like it. Will we have the option of using it after BotCon?

This!

I like it, it's whimsical and fun, like TF's should be.



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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:26 PM

GGAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! MY EYES!!!!! ITS FUZZY WORLD ALL OVER AGAIN!!!!! Seriously,it kinda cool,something different to look at like when the old-school 1980's digital skin is available,good job Daytonus.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:36 PM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ May 31 2011, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I created the skin. There's a thread in TFD about it.

The theme is still up for tweaks. I've been using it permanently for the past few days so I can tweak problems as they come along. If there are readability concerns, by all means let me know and I will change them. I made a dozen tweaks based on Allspark staff feedback and a few more after it went live. I'd like to solidify the color palette for a longterm (optional) theme at some point.

If you have a problem with "garish-ness"--well, I won't apologize for that. icon-fire.gif

Also, I do plan on making a pony theme at some point. Also optional, but only because the rest of the staff is stopping me. icon-arcee.gif

My biggest issue with it is that the values are almost all the same. If you take a screenshot and desaturate it in photoshop then it all blends in together.

I would darken the background to push it further into the back. This will save some eyestrain from trying to focus on all of it at once.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:55 PM

QUOTE(skankerzero @ May 31 2011, 03:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Daytonus @ May 31 2011, 12:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I created the skin. There's a thread in TFD about it.

The theme is still up for tweaks. I've been using it permanently for the past few days so I can tweak problems as they come along. If there are readability concerns, by all means let me know and I will change them. I made a dozen tweaks based on Allspark staff feedback and a few more after it went live. I'd like to solidify the color palette for a longterm (optional) theme at some point.

If you have a problem with "garish-ness"--well, I won't apologize for that. icon-fire.gif

Also, I do plan on making a pony theme at some point. Also optional, but only because the rest of the staff is stopping me. icon-arcee.gif

My biggest issue with it is that the values are almost all the same. If you take a screenshot and desaturate it in photoshop then it all blends in together.

I would darken the background to push it further into the back. This will save some eyestrain from trying to focus on all of it at once.


You're referring to the main background color?

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:59 PM

I find it easier to read with these colors, nothing wrong with it at all.
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