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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:46 pm    Post subject: A small suggestion Reply with quote

How about alternating background colors for the list of threads in each forum? You know like the old style dot-matrix spreadsheets with alternating contrrasts. For example: have the first thread in the standard light blue text on dark blue background, the second thread in dark blue text on light blue background, etc.

Thing is: the way I brouse through the forums is to look at the most recent poster in each thread I've already read. With the most recent posters listed on the right side of the screen and the thread titles on the left side of the screen, I tend to get 'em lined up wrong when I'm lookin' at 'em, and I end up opening the same old threads thinking there's been a new post when there hasn't.

No biggy. Just sayin' is all.

No idea how hard that is to do.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give me some colors to use in hex format that won't clash with what we have and I'll try it out. You don't want me to chose the colors.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: A small suggestion Reply with quote

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For example: have the first thread in the standard light blue text on dark blue background, the second thread in dark blue text on light blue background, etc.


If the information you're asking for is more detailed than that, I don't have an answer for you. I don't know what hex format is. Bear in mind that my computer knowledge is pretty much limited to those 8080s in 'A' School.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This board uses four colors: Light blue for background and text imput, dark blue for most everything else, grey-blue for text and white for links. I'll check it out with making the alternating rows have the same color as the background, and see how it turns out, but with our current color scheme I don't have much faith in a positive outcome.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see. Best o' luck. And thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hex format is just a six digit number. first two digits are for the red value, next two for green, last two are for the blue component. and each 2 digit number is a value from 0 to 255 in hexadecimal format. my normal colors are #000000 (black), #A2A2A2(grey), #FFFFFF(white), and i like #000033(nice dark blue). ) 00 is obviously 0 and FF is your max value
hex counts out like this

00,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,0A,0B,0C,0D,0E,0F
10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,1A,1B,1C,1D,1E,1F

and so on. its just a different number system like counting in binary or decimal, but its base 16 rather then base 2 or base 10.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I actually knew what hexadecimal was, just not how the color format was constructed.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured i'd do the full explanation just in case you or someone else was clueless on it.
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