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Dillema about skin background color
« on: November 13, 2014, 10:21:20 pm »
So I worked a bit on the forum theme last night, the hardest part being figuring out how to center the logo (something unusual on a SMF forum) and the theme is far from finished. However, I was unsure about what background color to choose around the site. Currently it's dark turquoise or something, but would people prefer something different and what? What I know, though, is that using the same green as the inner logo green looked ugly, though, and a gray-ish green looks more like an hospital surgery room than anything else. :P


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Re: Dillema about skin background color
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2014, 10:26:19 pm »
I like the green you have right now. Maybe you could do some wacky background like you did on Omnimaga v5, but green. And more wacky.
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Re: Dillema about skin background color
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2014, 10:36:06 pm »
Maybe change the background green to the same one as the logo border?
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Re: Dillema about skin background color
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2014, 06:49:33 am »
I like the green you have right now. Maybe you could do some wacky background like you did on Omnimaga v5, but green. And more wacky.
I would prefer to keep the background as simple as possible. I could add some background image but it will most likely be very simple and calc-related (or it could use some of the effects in the banner background)

Maybe change the background green to the same one as the logo border?
I tried that but then it looks almost identical to the Omnimaga SMF 2.0 theme back when it was still in beta (the one with the blue background) and the color is nearly identical to some past Omnimaga themes too.

Using the color from the signature version of the logo seems to give a decent result, though. I also liked how it came up with the 84+CSE version of the logo (where blue and green is combined into a very dark green, although that's the same as the 2004 Omni theme (although not as much of an issue considering Omni only used it for 6 months and over a decade ago). I also got another green idea, but it still has a bit of the hospital look.

1: one of the light blue from the signature logo
2: another one but darker
3: tried with a more blue-ish version of the hospital surgery room green.
4: Green from calc logo



IMHO I feel that green fits better with the logo and makes the site more different, but it depends of you too.
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Re: Dillema about skin background color
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2014, 02:29:28 pm »
I like the third option ("more blue-ish version of the hospital surgery room green") the best. Option four is my second favorite, imo.
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Re: Dillema about skin background color
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2014, 07:05:03 pm »
I like the color is is now. You could add some wackyness in the form of loose scaled up pixels, that'd be nice :)
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Re: Dillema about skin background color
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2014, 07:06:03 pm »
You could add some wackyness in the form of loose scaled up pixels, that'd be nice :)

I agree, but with the colors I like :P
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Re: Dillema about skin background color
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2014, 05:00:49 am »
I tried such effect but for some reasons this made the board background look a bit too Minecraft-ish >.<
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Re: Dillema about skin background color
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2014, 11:35:52 am »
I like the first two colors but shouldn't the background be a tiled pattern that says THE GAME ? :P

(Also if we're talking about the theme, we probably want to change the smileys.)
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Re: Dillema about skin background color
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2014, 12:59:49 pm »
Ah. Very well then, I'd prefer this site not to look like some minecraft forum :P
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Re: Dillema about skin background color
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2014, 06:58:54 am »
I like the first two colors but shouldn't the background be a tiled pattern that says THE GAME ? :P

(Also if we're talking about the theme, we probably want to change the smileys.)
Yeah, right, I'm totally gonna do that <_<

Seriously, though, I think I'm gonna keep images to a minimum so that the site can be browsed easier on mobile. THe banner will probably have background screenshots like ticalc and Omni, though, as well as extra text summarizing the site theme and perhaps small calc icons like Omni had a while ago (perhaps some phones or phone shapes too)

EDIT: By the way, what about this?
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Re: Dillema about skin background color
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2014, 12:02:21 pm »
That looks pretty good, imo. I vote yes.
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Re: Dillema about skin background color
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2014, 01:38:17 pm »
Looks a bit too green to me, but go for it if everyone else likes it.
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Re: Dillema about skin background color
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2014, 05:25:08 pm »
I still like the blue better personally. :(
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Re: Dillema about skin background color
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2014, 05:28:36 pm »
Which blue one do you prefer? If we only take the blue ones into account my favorite personally is the first.


(Also another idea I had was to take each people's favorite color above then combine them together, which might satisfy people more. Just as long as the site doesn't look too much like a MLP site :P)

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