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I've just made some upgrades to the forums and the design, so things may look a little different when you read this post :D.

I hope you like the new design, it's very similar to the old one so things should be familiar, but there are some important tweaks that will make it much easier for me to code bits for the site in future.
 
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Ah, Ian, all that is Greek to me, but this is a very user-friendly and readable site that I enjoy. Thanks for making it better, or at least easier for your coding efforts.
I'll stick to gardening and leave the tweaking to you!(y)
 
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When I first signed in, the banner was blue, and that was a bit disconcerting. (Oh no! What new demon is possessing this computer?! :rolleyes: ) I clicked on another forum, and it went back to green. (y)

I'll stick to gardening and leave the tweaking to you!(y)
Well said!! :ROFLMAO: Some things are different colors, for instance quote boxes are now gray, and the new design is boxy instead of rounded. These things do not matter, though. Tweak away, Ian!! :LOL:
 
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I'm sorry, the new set-up is hopeless for me. I have eye problems that cannot cope with the brightness. My computer already has the brightness reduced but that doesn't help with this new look. I have no choice but to leave the forums.
 
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@Sheal are you serious? or are you just joshing with Ian? I am so upset. If you do have eye problems, i am so very sorry. Have you tried sunglasses for screen viewing? I would be very sad to see you leave. Maybe there is some further adjustment that can be made to your computer?
 
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I like it, really. Has a cleaner look.

Anything that makes admin's job easier on a free forum is OK by me, really. :)
 

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I'm sorry, the new set-up is hopeless for me. I have eye problems that cannot cope with the brightness. My computer already has the brightness reduced but that doesn't help with this new look. I have no choice but to leave the forums.
I'll drop you a PM about this now, as I'm sure there's something we can do about this to help :).
 
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Just came on the forum and saw it changed a lot! I quickly searched for an announcement thread which I did find!

I will need to get used to it, but I can see the design you are going for. Very modern! Great work!
 
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@Sheal i have problems with my eyes as well, so my concern is genuine as is my empathy although this new format is not difficult for my eyes. Ian is so cool, if there is something that can be done, he will do it. Ian, Becky, and Zigs are the best team i have encountered in my adventures through the myriad of garden forum sites on the web. Far and away, the best.
 

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I'm sorry, the new set-up is hopeless for me. I have eye problems that cannot cope with the brightness. My computer already has the brightness reduced but that doesn't help with this new look. I have no choice but to leave the forums.
Is this free program any use @Sheal ?

http://www.nelsonpires.com/software/dimmer/

Would help on other sites too, not just this one :)
 

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I'm testing out some colours for the site with Sheal at the moment, so by early in the week we'll hopefully have a new contrast version which should improve things :D. I'll make an option in the user profile somewhere, so it'll just take a couple of clicks and people can choose which style they'd like.
 
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I'll make an option in the user profile somewhere, so it'll just take a couple of clicks and people can choose which style they'd like.
User customization will be really awesome!(y)

I like those dark color option on ebooks reading app.

Thanks @lan
 
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Is this free program any use @Sheal ?

http://www.nelsonpires.com/software/dimmer/

Would help on other sites too, not just this one :)
Thanks Zigs but I'm able to reduce the screen brightness on my computer and have done, to 25% while here on the forum. It's not ideal as it's the white background I have a problem with.

Ian has very kindly taken up my issue and is working on the background for me. :)
 

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Ian, I want to let you know I think it is really nice of you to take these steps to keep one member. You are going above and beyond, where most administrators would not bother. (y) "User-friendly" pales in comparison. Thank you!!


I'll bet we will be the only site on the web to have such an option(y) This is awesome...humankind at its best:)

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is right. Kind humans are the best! :love::love:
 

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I've made some tweaks to the design, so there's now a "dark" option on the preferences page:

https://www.gardening-forums.com/account/preferences

At the moment, it's not that much darker - it's just a toned down version of what we have at the moment. If that's not enough to improve the problem, I'll work on making a bigger change to some of the other colours, so I can darken the background even further. :).
 
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I selected the "dark" option, and i like it and i think i'll keep it. Feels more soothing, calmer, and easier on the eyes. Good work and thank you @Ian(y)
 

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