I have the eye of an artist - I keep it in a matchbox on my desk to remind me how bad I am at art and design. The visual design of the forum’s color scheme is something called ‘Clown Vomit’, and is as you’d expect it to look knowing the name. We do what we can.
In yonder years of lore, someone once asked if we could do user-selectable themes, especially a ‘dark’ theme for those based in PC powered caves, where the day-star light no longer shines and their Gollum like eyes need the rest. As of today you have that like this:
- Go to your preferences by clicking top-right on your avatar:
- Hit the ‘cogwheel’ icon (Exhibit A of my red arrow - wasn’t kidding about lack of art skills):
- Scroll down to the bottom of your user preferences, and look for ‘Theme’ under the tab/section ‘Interface’.
The new themes to select are:
‘Default’ - Clown vomit, including the offensive to the eye logo and blue menu buttons from the crimes against art design we use on the main articles site. Use this for ‘please keep my cheese unmoved’ as it’s the default.
Light. A minimalist version of Default, with less clutter and vomit.
Dark. Like light, but dark. It’s hard to describe obviously.
Material Design. This is a bit of weird one, so expect chaos, but it changes everything to use the Google design guidelines of something called ‘Material Design’. I included it for a lark, but it’s worth a play.
Simple. A no clutter, even less bile than Light simple forum view with less of everything.
Anyway, go mad - enjoy. In theory we can add all sorts of themes, and if you know what CSS means then you can check one out here:
Here’s an example of ‘Dark’
We’ll try to do something better about that big ugly white logo too.