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Old 02-17-2009, 05:02 PM   #31
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Can you all describe the items that are hard to read? For example the threads seem pretty easy but the links at the very top that show were you are in the site (blue on blue) seem like they could be made easier to see. What exact areas of the site are hard to read?
Thread titles in the listing: Pale blue on white, too hard to read

Text in postings: light grey on white, too hard to read

The link at the top that shows where you are (Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Discuss Cooking Community forums > Forum Help and Ideas > Gimme Some Skin - new forum look!) light blue on a blue plaid, way too hard to read

The rest is also fairly low contrast and hard to read, but mostly isn't content that changes, so I can live with it.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:02 PM   #32
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Ahhhhh....my eyes thank you. I've switched back.

You need to point a red arrow to the split pea-colored areas, too. You're spot on with the rest.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:05 PM   #33
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I do have another observation. The old skin had the 4 people at the top who, it seemed, were "discussing" cooking. The new skin doesn't really convey that.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:07 PM   #34
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I agree that the new look does not look more professional. I think the other look was one of the more professional looking skins I have ever seen actually. That does not mean I do not like it though. I am not used to it yet and will need to play with it for a while before I have a valid opinion.

One thing I REALLY like though is how the forums are listed on the very top blue bar. that is really cool.

Andy, a bug I am noticing is that when you click on "your notifications " in the box on the top right it pops up under the blue bar so some of it is obscured.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:08 PM   #35
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I just wanted to update you all that I am working on various things now. I will post an update later with the changes. On the list is the ability to turn off the right column. Please be patient while I process the feedback and make adjustments.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:09 PM   #36
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Andy, a bug I am noticing is that when you click on "your notifications " in the box on the top right it pops up under the blue bar so some of it is obscured.
Added to the list...
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:17 PM   #37
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Also, for those of you who want the old style back, feel free to choose it from the bottom left of every page (see attachment).
Oh thank you, thank you, thank you. My eyes, in particular, thank you. This format was/is perfect. So long as I can still access it - do what you will re: the new one - lol!!
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:35 PM   #38
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Andy, the best way I can describe my difficulty reading it is that everything's a bit too "pastel." The colors are quite pale and might be better if they were more vivid or if there was more contrast. The blues and yellows seem to bleed into each other with no defined edges. My eyes are getting tired already and I never have trouble with them.
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I agree Katie. I find the light colors hard to read.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:36 PM   #39
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You are also missing some of the clickie at the bottom like community rules and TOS.
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Sorry, I also find the new colourings hard on my eyes and have switched to v1.
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