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As promised, I've been working on themes, and now, the first one is ready. For all those who preferred the old "blue and orange" look, it's (more or less) back, as seen in the small screenshot at right. While this isn't quite identical to the old standard theme, it's fairly close, differing only in font selections and the design of the sideboxes.

To change your default theme, login to your account and go to the Preferences screen. Set the Theme pop-up to Classic, then click Save Information. Only registered users can change their theme (but registration is free and easy if you prefer the blue look).

I'm not sure this theme is 100% done -- I threw it together pretty quickly in order to get it online fast. So if you notice something wrong on a given page, please send me an email (do not comment here about it; the odds are low that I'll see everything that way). There's a Contact Us link at the bottom of each page; click that and send me a message, including which page had the problem, and a description of what seems wrong.

More themes are coming in the near future...

-rob.
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Blue is back!
Authored by: greenjimmy on May 29, '06 03:02:37PM

Thank goodness :)



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Blue is back!
Authored by: mmulhern on May 30, '06 01:56:17PM

I agree. The new theme is far too white and bright. The revival of the Classic Blue theme is not only easier on the eyes, but an example of continuity of look and feel while improving the underlying operations.

regards,

Michael.



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Blue is back!
Authored by: gklinger on May 29, '06 04:58:23PM

Yay! I know the new look is more current but after almost five years of daily visits,
the blue theme is like an old friend. I'm glad to see it back. Thanks, Rob.



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Blue is back!
Authored by: latenightmac on May 29, '06 05:03:04PM

Thanks for the option but the new one is for me! Thanks for all your hard work too1



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Blue is back!
Authored by: mpress25 on May 29, '06 05:51:16PM

I have to say, while I typically like to change it up, I find the blue easier on the
eyes. Thanks for extending the option!

Hope the newbie is well!



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Blue is back!
Authored by: pbeaudet on May 29, '06 06:30:02PM

Thank you!

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Blue is back!
Authored by: wordsofwisedumb on May 29, '06 06:50:32PM

Much better. I look forward to the new ones.



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Blue is back!
Authored by: designr on May 29, '06 07:33:43PM

Yes! I agree... "blue is back" is much easier on the eyes.



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Blue is back!
Authored by: zane on May 30, '06 01:17:27AM

You know, FWIW, I *much* prefer the new theme, I really do. It's like surfing
back into 1995 with the old theme - the new one is certainly more modern/less
dated.

Thanks for your efforts Rob.



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Blue is back!
Authored by: robg on May 30, '06 05:27:33AM

I completely agree -- I love the new look :). However, we've already had 517 people switch to the blue theme, so it seems there's a desire for the darker retro look.

-rob.



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Blue is back!
Authored by: cp420 on May 30, '06 03:54:25AM

ahhhhh much better :)



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Blue is back!
Authored by: lostduck on May 30, '06 04:28:25AM

Thanks for all the work, but the new one is brighter, easier to read.



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Blue is back!
Authored by: Panjandrum on May 30, '06 06:00:29AM

I have to say that I too, much prefer the old blue layout.

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Blue is back!
Authored by: dmw on May 30, '06 07:21:31AM

Thanks for this 'update'. I find it much easier on the eyes. Though many may
disagree, I think it would be great if you could create a theme with light text on a
dark background - that would be even better. All this white, in the Mac UI and on
the internet, is burning holes in my retinas!



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Blue is back!
Authored by: Pedro Estarque on May 30, '06 07:33:51AM

Much better, thanks!



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Blue is back!
Authored by: reidjazz on May 30, '06 07:35:35AM

Rob,
This look is SO much better...cleaner, more current. THANK YOU!!!

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Blue is back!
Authored by: ricket on May 30, '06 12:12:15PM

Amen to that! This new design is so much easier to read. The old look was too
dark and muddy on the eyeballs (although I eventually got used to it)



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Blue is back!
Authored by: skippingrock on May 30, '06 05:38:00PM

Thank you for bring back the blue. And if you can bring the hints by topic up
out
of the sidebar and into the navigation things would be even better.

It is not that I am used to the blue, it really is because it is easier to read. Way
too much white on the old... Would be interested to hear what the blue/white
stats are like later.

Maybe we could have clubs, blue club/white clue... or maybe we can start
gangs!
"I'm a blue, what's it to you?" We could wear our colours in our avitar logos. :)
Okay, maybe not the best for the online
community.
-skipR



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