How about a colour change for KVR??? Blue is nice but...

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mark77
KVRist
161 posts since 10 Nov, 2003 from australia

Post Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:05 am

I've been wanting this for ages. I know the current blue look is the trademark of KVR, and its easy on the eyes and good for reading lots of text, but i think different colours/shades of colours could also work. Blue is getting a bit samey samey after all these years and i think it makes the site look a bit dated. There is nothing wrong with blue... only this particular shade(s) of blue. A bit yucky!!!! :) Other than that, the layour is very good and functional.

Atonal
KVRist
143 posts since 19 Jan, 2004 from So. California

Post Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:21 am

The blue is in good taste, and is done very well. Looks nice, always had ..

At least, thank god, they got rid of the dumb dog, and the galery of dedicated users that wallpapered the front page for several years ... much TOO long to go without any variety or change.

It now looks classy. ( put the effort and money into upgrading the server ... )

-- atonal

HunterKiller
KVRAF
2091 posts since 10 Mar, 2006

Post Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:24 am

I was gonna suggest this about 2 months ago! For me the white text on this grey/blue background is a real eye-killer!

I think they should lighten the colours a bit, make the place more sunny!
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Igor 4000
KVRian
509 posts since 15 Jul, 2002 from NYC

Post Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:27 am

Mabye a little more inconspicuous for work-time surfing :)

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Ben [KVR]
Mr KVR
1306 posts since 23 Oct, 2000 from Newport Pagnell, UK
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Post Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:04 am

One day...

The Chase
KVRAF
10539 posts since 13 Jun, 2004 from Alberto Balsam

Post Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:08 am

HunterKiller wrote:I think they should lighten the colours a bit, make the place more sunny!
I always thought it could be a bit darker :shrug:

I look forward to the day the colors change, and there will be 96865 threads about people crying that they dont like the new colors. :hihi:

HunterKiller
KVRAF
2091 posts since 10 Mar, 2006

Post Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:19 am

I dunno man, darker coloured sites kinda remind me of those underground sites, full of you know what!

Maybe we could have a choice in our profiles, as to which "THEME" we view the site with. Many forums have that option, actually!

Why not KVR?

On the other hand I know its a lota work, so yes, probably one day...
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“It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.” - John Wooden

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KVRist
80 posts since 10 Oct, 2005 from Slovakia (map or Wiki will solve your doubts :-P )

Post Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:21 am

I am fully satisfied with the "old" colour scheme.. If someone from "up there" wants to change it, it's okay. But PLEASE: Don't make a poll about the new scheme.. That would just mess the things up and make all the KVRists disappointed..

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bluedad
something special
8467 posts since 16 Mar, 2002 from Birmingham, Alabama

Post Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:37 am

The Chase wrote: I look forward to the day the colors change, and there will be 96865 threads about people crying that they dont like the new colors. :hihi:

of course! just as they did when it changed from the black look it used to have.
anyway, blue is glorious!

Bonteburg
Hun #3
4239 posts since 25 Mar, 2002 from A quaint little village just south of Hamburg, Germany

Post Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:43 am

Aye I remember the black look, I whined a lot too :lol:
These days it strikes me as rather odd when I seei it at wayback machine, all a matter of adapting I guess ...

Marco :)

Caleb
KVRAF
4154 posts since 7 Sep, 2001 from Melbourne, Australia

Post Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:30 am

If you don't like it, can't you use CSS these days to change it to what you want?

There are various ways, and I believe Firefox has a nice extension called Stylish or something which will allow you to make your themes public property so people can download the purple KvR, the lime green KvR.

There's quite a bit of flexibility available if you have someone who knows what they're doing.

Regards
Caleb
Happiness is the hidden behind the obvious.

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cptgone
KVRAF
5334 posts since 1 Aug, 2003

Post Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:33 am

i love KVR's look as it is. :tu:

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
25213 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:41 am

No No No ... it's not broken so don't fix it

Voidoid Surrealist
KVRAF
4048 posts since 18 Sep, 2004 from Places far less tedious than this blue trainwreck...

Post Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:45 am

cptgone wrote:i love KVR's look as it is. :tu:
+1

stayne
KVRian
1172 posts since 30 May, 2006 from Tyler, TX

Post Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:46 am

KVR uses phpbb and (probably) a custom built portal. I imagine it's safe to say that changing the colors would be a time consuming process.

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