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    Site Colours

    I'm in the process of trying to get this site a bit more like the main Audi Site, so people feel a bit more "connected" to the Audi colours, etc.

    Let me know what you think, I appreciate your feedback.

    It will only take about 3 mins to change back, so no need to panic !

    Some of the forum icons will need updating as they look a bit naff against the darker grey, but if you could let me know what you think that would be cool
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    Not sure about the change, it's making my eyes hurt looking at the main Index. Thought my screen was on the blink. It looked much better earlier today. Sorry.

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    Looks good to me, definitely prefer the grey background, though I'm not so sure about the red.
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    i like it, although the red may get annoying over prolonged amounts of time. isnt it possible with some forums to have "themes"?

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    it is possibe to have themes, but I want just one theme for everyone. I'll see if I can make the red a bit less overpowering !

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    ..or yeah, anything other than "retina-burning red" would be good

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    Like it mate looks smart colours go together nice the shaded red is good, but no doubt some will not like it .Keep up the good work
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    thats for the input guys, I've changed it to a darker red, is it any better ?

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    Bit dark the black text on a grey background but my screen at work is pretty dark

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    Looks great now Olly, just need the sort the icons now. The white & blue was way too bright imo. Much prefer the darker colour scheme - easier on the eyes.

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    thanks mate, I'll have to play with those at home, its gonna take a while to get the background icons to the new grey, but it will happen !

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    i like the red, black , grey, all the colours, but it is too dark for my eyes though.. maybe the contrast is too high?
    just a little a6

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    i also like it think its a good move

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    The grey makes the site look dark, maybe need a few more sessions to adjust to the new colours, but keep up the good work Olly



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    K iv decided i dont like it.. looks too dark, maybe a lighter colour scheme? Black and grey background looks too heavy imo

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    Not a fan I must admit, but it might grow on me...

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    try it for a bit longer, i still have to change some of the text colours, it grew on me

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    It seems harder to read in posts what with having black on a grey background... maybe my eyesight is getting bad but i'm only 19...
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    i;ve made the grey a bit lighter, let me know what you think

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    sorry looks a bit better but i still dont like it... blue, black and grey just dont go :unhappy:
    I like everything else about the site and wouldnt advocate copying but.. if you look at fourtitude for example it is a lot clearer to read and easier on the eye. White grey and a bit of red is a more "audi" colour scheme. Change the black background to white and i think it would be much better if you want to keep the grey... (im a graphic designer)
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    where's the blue ? I've just changed the hyperlinks from blue to black.....i know i still have to finish some more of the blue icons etc but surely it looks better now ?

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    Looks great mate sure everyone will get used to it all in time got a classier look about it now

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    Like I said looks a bit better with the lighter grey, just not a fan of the black background or blue bits. Just my opinion. :smile:

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    Quote Originally Posted by silver75
    Like I said looks a bit better with the lighter grey, just not a fan of the black background or blue bits. Just my opinion. :smile:
    yep thats cool and I value your opinion, just point out what blue bits you dont like as apart from the hyperlinks and the buttons I can't see any !

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    Liking the new look , the red is looking better now

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    like the red/grey.

    hate the white borders around usernames, and menus, looks very amateur tbh.

    I dont wish to offend, running/designing a webite/forum is beyond my means, I just would not use the white high lights.
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    the white lines are akin to that of the audi website, hence why i put them here. I've had to have some sort of border, just to break it up, although i've reduced it to just 1 pixel....let me know what you think !

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    Olly. it was not the lines... they look fine.

    When i posted the above, all the members usernames, and menu items were blue text within a solid white background ontop of the grey back ground.

    it seems to have changed back now.

    Was it by browser playing up? if so i apolagise.
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    hmmmm, not sure, everything looked fine here, and I didnt changed anything.....what browser where you using ?
    if it was IE then perhaps it displayed it differently, and me changing back to 1 pixel has helped !

    edited just changed it back to 2 pixels, looks fine in IE, let me know, if its worse again take a quick screenshot :P

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    IE7, all ok now

    it just looked like all the usernames and menus had been pasted ontop of the grey page in a white box.

    2 pixel line working, but i think the 1 pixel one was classier.
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    your right, i've changed it back
    Jesus I think my F5 key is gonna wear out soon !

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    Looking good olly. The light grey is much better than earlier.

    Really liking it now! Well Done!
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    One thing Olly, when the page is loading the red is blue until the page loads (hope you understand what i'm trying to say!). I think it would be better if it is red at all times. The same thing happens when you post a message.

    Can this be sorted? What do you think?
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    can the grey have a gradient to it aswell like the red. even just for the title bars like so



    bit of a crap pic but you get the idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by dickys3
    One thing Olly, when the page is loading the red is blue until the page loads (hope you understand what i'm trying to say!). I think it would be better if it is red at all times. The same thing happens when you post a message.

    Can this be sorted? What do you think?
    yep, its loading a base colour, I'll sort it in a sec, playing ut2004 atm

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    Quote Originally Posted by tracer
    can the grey have a gradient to it aswell like the red. even just for the title bars
    It is possible, but I will need to re-code a lot of the css manually. Because :

    Changing the colour is easy, you select "gray" and it fills all the boxes evenly. Now, when you introduce a gradient, it is essentially drawing the gradient over and over again. This is an example of the gradient :




    So, drawing this over and over HORIZONTALLY isnt a problem,like this:



    But it you want to go vertically, you end up with this:




    Which looks poop !

    I'm still working on it, but it will take a while !

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    nice one olly, looks like u've got it in hand. oh, i like the new colours btw, just thought i'd put in my 2p worth

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    Ahh, much nicer on the eyes, I was just getting use to the dark version aswell, but all is good.



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    Thats better mate!
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