Author Topic: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019  (Read 80847 times)

Offline RotoSequence

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2208
  • Liked: 2068
  • Likes Given: 1535
Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #20 on: 09/27/2019 09:13 pm »
Fix for the increasingly smaller quotes is being pushed as we speak

Thank you :)

Oxygen's regular typeface has solid kerning, but the light version's is rather bad. I think it'd be a good switch to go from light to regular.

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #21 on: 09/27/2019 09:16 pm »
Keep it coming guys. Remember we can fine tune as we go. :)

And remember to read the opening post. Future dev is things like dark mode, which seems to be all the rage these days.
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Offline intelati

Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #22 on: 09/27/2019 09:18 pm »
Keep it coming guys. Remember we can fine tune as we go. :)

And remember to read the opening post. Future dev is things like dark mode, which seems to be all the rage these days.

(Honestly one of my main 'issues' with the site, so thank you)

Will make midnight updates much easier on the eyes.
Starships are meant to fly

Offline launchwatcher

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 756
  • Liked: 726
  • Likes Given: 988
Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #23 on: 09/27/2019 09:21 pm »
Too much whitespace everywhere 

Screenshot? (adblocker on?) Right hand side will fill out as we go too and that'll really balance it. Your browser can also help with the reducing (or increasing as some may want) window size.

Before and after of a specific post.   Chrome, nearly full screen window on 1920x1200 monitor.

When I make a window bigger it's because I want to see more lines, not because I want more space between the lines of text.

Offline RotoSequence

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2208
  • Liked: 2068
  • Likes Given: 1535
Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #24 on: 09/27/2019 09:22 pm »
Keep it coming guys. Remember we can fine tune as we go. :)

And remember to read the opening post. Future dev is things like dark mode, which seems to be all the rage these days.

The "new" image/link's top-side justification looks a little funny, if we want to nitpick.  ;D

Offline Cheapchips

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1031
  • UK
  • Liked: 866
  • Likes Given: 1938
Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #25 on: 09/27/2019 09:25 pm »
I don't like the mobile theme and browse in the normal theme.  It's squished and broken on a mobile device now.  It used to force a pleasant page width.
« Last Edit: 09/28/2019 06:14 am by Cheapchips »

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #26 on: 09/27/2019 09:25 pm »
And that 30 seconds of nonsense in appearance was us pushing one of the suggestions live.
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Offline NSF Webmaster

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 370
  • Almere, The Netherlands
    • NASASpaceFlight.com
  • Liked: 219
  • Likes Given: 19
Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #27 on: 09/27/2019 09:26 pm »
I don't like the mobile theme and browse in the normal theme.  It's squished and broken on a mobile device now.  It used to force a pleasant plage width.

Hang in there, that's totally being worked on. The goal is to phase out the old mobile theme in favour of a responsive theme on mobile devices.

Offline NSF Webmaster

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 370
  • Almere, The Netherlands
    • NASASpaceFlight.com
  • Liked: 219
  • Likes Given: 19
Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #28 on: 09/27/2019 09:26 pm »
Oxygen's regular typeface has solid kerning, but the light version's is rather bad. I think it'd be a good switch to go from light to regular.

Upped the weight a bit, thanks for the tip.. !

Offline whitelancer64

Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #29 on: 09/27/2019 09:28 pm »
Kerning is markedly improved from earlier, much easier to read. I'm getting used to the color change.

Is the "Active Discussions" main page sidebar also meant to be on the sidebar in a thread? If it's supposed to be, it's not there. Ads and Tweets are there, but not Active Discussions.
"One bit of advice: it is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree -- make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to." - Elon Musk
"There are lies, damned lies, and launch schedules." - Larry J

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #30 on: 09/27/2019 09:29 pm »
I don't like the mobile theme and browse in the normal theme.  It's squished and broken on a mobile device now.  It used to force a pleasant plage width.

I also use desktop mode on my phone (boo tapatalk). Rotate the screen horizontal! Fixes everything, for me anyway! :)

iPhone - horizontally held.
« Last Edit: 09/27/2019 09:33 pm by Chris Bergin »
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Offline pb2000

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 671
  • Calgary, AB
  • Liked: 759
  • Likes Given: 237
Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #31 on: 09/27/2019 09:31 pm »
Until the dark theme is finished can we tone down the white a bit, my eyeballs are on fire.
Launches attended: Worldview-4 (Atlas V 401), Iridium NEXT Flight 1 (Falcon 9 FT), PAZ+Starlink (Falcon 9 FT), Arabsat-6A (Falcon Heavy)
Pilgrimaged to: Boca Chica (09/19 & 01/22)

Offline RocketLover0119

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2894
  • Space Geek
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Liked: 6798
  • Likes Given: 1609
Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #32 on: 09/27/2019 09:34 pm »
Well done with the facelift, LOVE IT!!

Using that dark mode once ready  ;)
"The Starship has landed"

Offline webdan

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 235
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Liked: 252
  • Likes Given: 272
Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #33 on: 09/27/2019 09:37 pm »
I'm tempted to agree... the right side as you scroll down is all white. Fill it out after ads/tweets, etc.

This is on a 30" monitor but showing only a half width page.

And don't worry about me, 16+ years running dynamic websites... but I'm done with that.

Still I can get used to this.

I'm not seeing any issues.
the font is eye-strain inducing  :o

The ever shrinking fonts for embedded quote trees are no good, either.

I've never been a fan of reading "light" fonts.

But really, I'm getting used to font as I'm typing this out...

I had a freak out when the page loaded. I like the top bar though...

HA! Yeah, tried to warn people. I (and the team) got used to it very quickly as we've had this theme running for days to test it.

Roto with a good point on the quotes.

Fix for the increasingly smaller quotes is being pushed as we speak

(this post should show up better in a minute)

Offline pb2000

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 671
  • Calgary, AB
  • Liked: 759
  • Likes Given: 237
Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #34 on: 09/27/2019 09:38 pm »
Not sure if its just me but words are also being cut in half on line breaks.
Li
ke
Th
is.

Browser is Edge if that helps
Launches attended: Worldview-4 (Atlas V 401), Iridium NEXT Flight 1 (Falcon 9 FT), PAZ+Starlink (Falcon 9 FT), Arabsat-6A (Falcon Heavy)
Pilgrimaged to: Boca Chica (09/19 & 01/22)

Offline intelati

Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #35 on: 09/27/2019 09:38 pm »
One thing I noticed is that one line return is similar to just another line within the paragraph.
I could hardly tell the difference. (New line)

Then, two returns seems to expand the space between the lines something like 1.75 the line width. I think something like 1.25 would work much better.  And expand the new line to a little more than the typical line width... Sorry, my typesetting knowledge is like Zero.
Starships are meant to fly

Offline intelati

Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #36 on: 09/27/2019 09:40 pm »
Not sure if its just me but words are also being cut in half on line breaks.
Li
ke
Th
is.

Browser is Edge if that helps

Chrome works fine. Edge is confirmed

E: IE is also splitting the words
« Last Edit: 09/27/2019 09:41 pm by intelati »
Starships are meant to fly

Offline RocketLover0119

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2894
  • Space Geek
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Liked: 6798
  • Likes Given: 1609
Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #37 on: 09/27/2019 09:41 pm »
I'm tempted to agree... the right side as you scroll down is all white. Fill it out after ads/tweets, etc.

This is on a 30" monitor but showing only a half width page.

And don't worry about me, 16+ years running dynamic websites... but I'm done with that.

Still I can get used to this.

I'm not seeing any issues.
the font is eye-strain inducing  :o

The ever shrinking fonts for embedded quote trees are no good, either.

I've never been a fan of reading "light" fonts.

But really, I'm getting used to font as I'm typing this out...

I had a freak out when the page loaded. I like the top bar though...

HA! Yeah, tried to warn people. I (and the team) got used to it very quickly as we've had this theme running for days to test it.

Roto with a good point on the quotes.

Fix for the increasingly smaller quotes is being pushed as we speak

(this post should show up better in a minute)

Agreed, after scrolling past the existing ads/tweets, there is a bunch of white space that is fooling with my brain lol
"The Starship has landed"

Offline webdan

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 235
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Liked: 252
  • Likes Given: 272
Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #38 on: 09/27/2019 09:48 pm »
True that... enough room to park a... wait for it... STARSHIP

I'm tempted to agree... the right side as you scroll down is all white. Fill it out after ads/tweets, etc.

This is on a 30" monitor but showing only a half width page.

And don't worry about me, 16+ years running dynamic websites... but I'm done with that.

Still I can get used to this.

I'm not seeing any issues.
the font is eye-strain inducing  :o

The ever shrinking fonts for embedded quote trees are no good, either.

I've never been a fan of reading "light" fonts.

But really, I'm getting used to font as I'm typing this out...

I had a freak out when the page loaded. I like the top bar though...

HA! Yeah, tried to warn people. I (and the team) got used to it very quickly as we've had this theme running for days to test it.

Roto with a good point on the quotes.

Fix for the increasingly smaller quotes is being pushed as we speak

(this post should show up better in a minute)

Agreed, after scrolling past the existing ads/tweets, there is a bunch of white space that is fooling with my brain lol

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Forum Theme Evolution. NET Sept. 27, 2019
« Reply #39 on: 09/27/2019 09:49 pm »
Don't worry about the white space on the border below the last ad. More of that space will be filled (for our team etc.) as we go.
Support NSF via L2 -- Help improve NSF -- Site Rules/Feedback/Updates
**Not a L2 member? Whitelist this forum in your adblocker to support the site and ensure full functionality.**

Tags:
 

Advertisement NovaTech
Advertisement Northrop Grumman
Advertisement
Advertisement Margaritaville Beach Resort South Padre Island
Advertisement Brady Kenniston
Advertisement NextSpaceflight
Advertisement Nathan Barker Photography
1