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Which macosxhints.com theme do you like the best?

1/1: Which macosxhints.com theme do you like the best?

Classic 46 (8.88%)
Color with mouseovers 25 (4.83%)
Color with lined links 26 (5.02%)
Grayscale 16 (3.09%)
I didn't know you had themes! 372 (71.81%)
They all suck! 33 (6.37%)
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I forgot about the themes.
Authored by: glowurm on Nov 07, '03 07:29:23PM

I remember why now, after reviewing them - none are as easy to read as the Classic version.

So I voted "I didn't know..." because I had forgotten.



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I forgot about the themes.
Authored by: macinstud102 on Nov 08, '03 09:50:36AM

Classic has the best text contrast. The borders on white background themes add too much visual noise that distracts from the content that is at a lower contrast (at least for the 'color' options). Because the lines and page bg have the highest contrast, the eye is constanly pulled away from the lower contrast text on light color to the the higher contrast areas.

If the lines were a much lighter shade, e.g., #333, or even just on the bottom and right sides of the divs the non 'classic' styles would be much better.



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I forgot about the themes.
Authored by: macinstud102 on Nov 08, '03 11:24:14AM

make that color #CCC



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Link for theme previews...
Authored by: robg on Nov 07, '03 07:50:23PM
I had to remove the themes link from the polls; it was screwing up the "What's New" box. So in case you're curious, the themes can be seen right here. Or if you have broadband and want to skip the "choose which theme to view" page, just click here for a 212KB image of all four themes.

-rob.

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Themes
Authored by: chris_on_hints on Nov 08, '03 07:29:12PM

The classic theme is the best - good contrast and clarity etc. Can we get the "nested" version of the comments pages as a default setting? - I always have to turn it on so i can read the whole 'conversation' in the comments of a hint. A simple cookie to let me turn it on once would be lovely....



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Color (lined links)
Authored by: englabenny on Nov 08, '03 08:03:08PM

The first thing I do when I come here with a new browser is to set the theme to the one called Color. I don't know why I use lined links rather that mouseovers, but at least I can't stand the Classic design. The choice to bring in themes was greatly appreciated by me; somehow I think the classic design is to dark, murky.



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Color effects == color w/mouseover
Authored by: dzurn on Nov 10, '03 12:59:18AM

I had to check my display preferences to see which one I was using. The 'mouseover/effects" theme name is different in the poll, in the results, and in the display preferences.

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Madness takes its toll.
Please have exact change.



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