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Discussion in 'ESMB Public Announcements' started by Emma, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    This is true. Sometimes you have to adjust a colour 20+ times to get it right, then to find it no longer works with another colour, so you have to adjust that, or you find that darker works in one area of the board, but that it obscures another.

    Then there are fonts, and navigation, and honestly a million areas that most people don't even know about. It takes time and patience, two commodities I'm often short on :) Having built & designed websites yourself I'm sure you know, but most people don't.
    Oh? I've never heard of such a thing. It could be handy for reading at night. What are these plugins called?
    Me too. The main reason I'm back, or that EC stuck around was because we want the information preserved. However there isn't a lot of point in preserving it if it's difficult to extract. I'm hoping the "Featured thread" function will also help highlight the gems of information that lay hidden away in ESMB.

    My next adventure is a do-over of I created it in 2008ish and did it with Joomla (bad choice). I'm going to redo it with WordPress and update it and make use of the domain. That's going to be a lot of work, so I'm pacing myself. There is still quite a lot to do on the message board especially around help topics.

    Anyway, bottom line is I'm glad you are able to read the board more comfortably now.

    My offer still stands though. If you do find a theme that you think would be better, let me know & I'll have a look at it install it if it's workable.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2017
  2. Operating DB

    Operating DB Truman Show Dropout

    Wow. How cool on the selecting only those posters who you want to read on any given thread. I didn't know how that was done but I quickly figured it out. What a useful tool. Hint: click on "view users" in the top left of the thread above the page numbers.
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  3. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    You might find this thread useful:
  4. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    I love this "Featured thread" function! It will be helpful for newbies and all members really, focusing our attention on some of the threads that should be read by all.
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  5. Lurker5

    Lurker5 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Me too :)
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  6. Lurker5

    Lurker5 Gold Meritorious Patron

    How does one send a private meesage. I found how to compose it, but couldn't find the send feature . . .? Duh - HELP !
  7. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    Once you've typed out what you want to say, look just below. A big blue button says "start a conversation". Click that to send.
  8. Ogsonofgroo

    Ogsonofgroo Crusader

    founded a mousage? :p

    Needs moar cheese!
  9. ILove2Lurk

    ILove2Lurk Lisbeth Salander

    Here are a few useful plugins you might want to know about, especially
    if you spend a lot of time reading articles and long-form text blocks.
    Try 'em to see if you like 'em and if they'll help you. They all sit in your
    browser and click on and off as you need them.


    Firefox Reader View for clutter-free web pages (now built into Firefox)

    Google Chrome

    Text-Only Mode (works well for news articles especially) mode

    Grayscale Tool (if you're bothered by colors on a web page, you can toggle to grayscale on and off with hotkey: shift +g)

    . . .
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  10. ILove2Lurk

    ILove2Lurk Lisbeth Salander

    The "Light fixed width" is pretty perfect right now, IMO.
    That's the one I use.

    By survey, fewer people like dark backgrounds and white
    text, like the "Dark fixed width" version, so it's something
    you see a little less of on the web. Some people prefer the
    darker at night though or on their smart phones. And it looks
    simply great. Just doesn't work for my particular eyes.

    I'll send you a mock-up of one more version of Elegance 2
    I found that looks pretty good and I like a lot. But that said,
    it's up to you if we need one more, The two we have are
    fine now.

    Props to you for the attention to detail past two weeks.

  11. tesseract

    tesseract Patron with Horrors

    LOL. Speaking of reading comfort and colors, don't forget "Adblock Plus", available as free browser add-on for the PC but for smartphone browsers too (phew). :moodswing: :delete: :happydance:
    (Depending on which system, phone and browser you have in use, you have to download the proper Adblock Plus app at the app store. It's probably not available for all browsers.)

    Also, regarding the discussed question of display brightness/contrast and reading at the evening, most or all smartphones do have a menu bar at the top or bottom of the display that almost certainly contains an icon to adjust the brightness of the display. I frequently use it. I prefer to do it manually but in my case I have the option to have it done automatically too (look for it in the system settings). Outside in the sun one needs high brightness to recognize anything on the screen but at the evening I don't want that blinding brightness the OLED display is able to provide and if it's late, it's also very bad for your biorhythm. (Plus, dimming down saves battery life.) ;) The same goes if you're reading or writing on the computer. Laptops (all or most) have extra labeled buttons or key combinations for functions such as display brightness and volume. The external screen I often use with same laptop has a menu where you can adjust the brightness but admittedly it is cumbersome to use. But on the phone and laptop it's really just a keystroke. ;)
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017
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  12. Operating DB

    Operating DB Truman Show Dropout

    Please keep the Dark fixed width format. It minimizes the effects of light refracting off my post vitreous detachments floating inside my eyeballs. It's a really annoying condition. I hate being out in bright light now.
  13. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    Don't worry, a dark theme is staying :)
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  14. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    Thanks for these. I will check it out.
  15. Lurker5

    Lurker5 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Emma, where do I find these: :sorrow: :fuckoff: etc . . .?
  16. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    Click on the dark smilie (above - when you are creating a post)

    All the smilies will then appear below:


    Click on each category to see the smilies. Most of the naughty ones are in the "Cheeky" or "Grumpy" category.
  17. Lurker5

    Lurker5 Gold Meritorious Patron

  18. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    I see you've found them :)
  19. Lurker5

    Lurker5 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Oh yeah :D Love these things :headspin::zombi::dramaqueen::panic::champagne::yay::woohoo:Lots of new ones. Someone on another thread did an 'angry' on me, for putting up few naughty ones (try these :fuckoff: :sorrow:), for someone else to try out. I think she thought I was being nasty. :guilt: Nope, just playing around with some of the new ones. :whew: Oooohhhh look at this one :bigfinger: - :whoop:

    :hemademe: :asskiss::cry::lame::wellduh::yap::yap::yap::scratch: