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Re: Ways to Make The Forum Better - Suggestions

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:01 am
by besasam
brimstoneSalad wrote:
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:01 am
I'm working on it Z, I have to change all the CSS and I'm kinda busy. It will take some time.

If you want, you can help by listing the changes that need to be made in order of priority.
Like, do you want the posts in a thread changed first, or the forum list in the directory?
Or maybe the font colors in the header bar? Or should I remove the rounded edges from things first?

Give me a list of the most important things.
Are you already (still?) working on a new design for the forum? Because I was about to offer just that. I could work on some CSS/graphics on the side if you're too busy.

Re: Ways to Make The Forum Better - Suggestions

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:32 pm
by brimstoneSalad
besasam wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:01 am
Are you already (still?) working on a new design for the forum? Because I was about to offer just that. I could work on some CSS/graphics on the side if you're too busy.
Thanks, that would be great if you're up to it!

I was trying to find a style with a dark option and that works well on mobile. We have a lot of mobile users, but also a high bounce rate from mobile because the forum is hard to use.

In the top right you can see a style selector, there's one I installed called pycode that I was going to modify.
If you have any other suggestions, that'd be great too.

If you want to go ahead, please feel free to make a thread and link to some mockups.

Re: Ways to Make The Forum Better - Suggestions

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:43 am
by besasam
brimstoneSalad wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:32 pm
Thanks, that would be great if you're up to it!

I was trying to find a style with a dark option and that works well on mobile. We have a lot of mobile users, but also a high bounce rate from mobile because the forum is hard to use.

In the top right you can see a style selector, there's one I installed called pycode that I was going to modify.
If you have any other suggestions, that'd be great too.

If you want to go ahead, please feel free to make a thread and link to some mockups.
Check out this one: https://comboot.io/
Looks like it's exactly what you're looking for.

Yeah, I've been using the pycode theme but it still looks way too much like the default phpbb theme for my tastes :p

Alright, I'll do that when I have time!

Re: Ways to Make The Forum Better - Suggestions

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:50 pm
by brimstoneSalad
besasam wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:43 am
Check out this one: https://comboot.io/
Looks like it's exactly what you're looking for.
Looks like it might be a hassle with extension compatibility, though.
besasam wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:43 am
Yeah, I've been using the pycode theme but it still looks way too much like the default phpbb theme for my tastes :p

Alright, I'll do that when I have time!
Thanks!

Re: Ways to Make The Forum Better - Suggestions

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:32 am
by besasam
brimstoneSalad wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:50 pm
Looks like it might be a hassle with extension compatibility, though.
What extensions are you using?
And which version of phpBB is the forum running on?

Re: Ways to Make The Forum Better - Suggestions

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:40 pm
by brimstoneSalad
besasam wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:32 am
What extensions are you using?
Quite a few, currently STOP FORUM SPAM, CONTACT BOARD ADMINISTRATION, PRIME LINKS, AUTHORIZED FOR URLS, BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS, PRECISE SIMILAR TOPICS, and QUICK STYLE

And I like the flexibility to add extensions with them working with the style naturally.
besasam wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:32 am
And which version of phpBB is the forum running on?
3.2
We're usually just a little behind the latest stable release.