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Make an Option to switch forums background color from white to black

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  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    In relation to switching the forums from white to black, that would require a substantial amount of work, and it's not something that we are planning. We saw the same request when the original forums launched, but they seemed to do ok with the one iteration, and we're intending to stay with that for the foreseeable future.

    Im sorry but what i took from this was "we know that this was a request since the og forum, but we ignored it when making the new forum and we dont intent to add it"

    The new design isnt bad and the extra options are kinda neat but it legit hurts my eyes to stay long periods of time. A dark mode would be a good sent.

  • Quick suggestion: It was mentioned elsewhere, but I wanted to do so here as well. I just installed Night Mode Pro for Chrome and it works well. My eyes are not dying every time I load up the forum now and it makes it very easy to read things now.

    Greck Howlbane - Firebrand
    Sorrow's Furnace For Life

  • StinVec.3621StinVec.3621 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 13

    I spent a bit modifying my old 'Dark' Stylish theme for the new forums to get rid of bloated empty space (margins, padding), as well as altered some text sizes, colors, background and quoted block colors.

    Used uBlock to hide some elements as well, so will likely hide them using the theme instead at some point (hid side panel images and footer).

    I still have several tweaks that need to be done on it to resolve some weird background/text color issues, as well as alter the banner graphic, but this is where I'm at right now on updating it if anyone else wants to use it and alter it for their preference.

    https://imgur.com/a/3WKKO

    @-moz-document domain("en-forum.guildwars2.com") {
    body
    {
    background: #333333 !important;
    color: white;
    text-shadow: black 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em !important;
    }

    textarea#Form_Body.InputBox.TextBox.BodyBox.js-bodybox.js-bodybox.textarea-autosize
    {
    height:auto;
    min-height: 400px;
    resize:vertical;
    }

    a.Permalink time
    {
    color: red !important;
    }

    h1
    {
    color: #ffffff !important;
    }

    div.Message
    {
    color: #ffffff !important;
    line-height: 1.3 !important;
    }

    blockquote.Quote, blockquote.UserQuote
    {
    background: #000 !important;
    }

    a.Username
    {
    color: red !important;
    }

    div#CategoryGroup-news-info.CategoryGroup.Category-news-info
    {
    margin-bottom: 0px;
    }

    div#CategoryGroup-support.CategoryGroup.Category-support
    {
    margin-bottom: 0px;
    }

    div#CategoryGroup-game-discussion.CategoryGroup.Category-game-discussion
    {
    margin-bottom: 0px;
    }

    div.PromotedContent
    {
    margin-bottom: 0px;
    }

    .Item td
    {
    padding-top: 0px;
    padding-bottom: 0px;
    }

    tbody a
    {
    font-size: 16px !important;
    }

    }

    Or if you just want a quick extension, the black/green image on the link is the 'Simple night Mode' extension for FF that you enable on the browser by right-clicking a page and enabling it - again to disable. It's a really quick and easy one to use to apply night mode on all pages and sites.

    Darker Gray&Red Forum Theme - [ Pics - CSS ] - (Frequently Updated)


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  • Yup, Night Mode Pro is awesome!

  • drkn.3429drkn.3429 Member ✭✭

    Black text on white background is the least straining on eyes ♥

  • mazut.4296mazut.4296 Member ✭✭✭

    Not only black, give at least few options. Black is to contrasted, I prefer some pastel tones!

  • StinVec.3621StinVec.3621 Member ✭✭✭

    Updated it some more to remove anything left that was white or annoying. Also altered a few more text colors and text box backgrounds in some situations.
    (Use FF, install Stylish, click to write a new style within stylish tab, paste the code from below and save.)

    @-moz-document domain("en-forum.guildwars2.com") {
    
    /* Main page background and text colors */
    body
    {
      background: #333333 !important;
      color: white;
      text-shadow: black 0.1em 0.1em 0.1em !important;
    }
    
    /* Comment text box background color */
    textarea#Form_Body.InputBox.TextBox.BodyBox.js-bodybox.js-bodybox.textarea-autosize
    {
      background: #9b9b9b;
      min-height: 300px;
    }
    
    /* Comment Preview text box background color */
    div.Preview, div.Preview .Message p
    {
      background: #9b9b9b;
    }
    
    /* Search page background and text colors */
    input#Form_Search, div.HeaderNavSearch form
    {
      background-color: #9b9b9b !important;
      color: white !important;
    }
    
    /* Avatar Icon Size - default 50px */
    img.ProfilePhoto.ProfilePhotoSmall
    {
      height: 40px !important;
    }
    
    h2.H, a.Selected, h4, h1, div.AdvancedWrap label.Heading, label.CheckBoxLabel, div.P.Inline label, select
    {
      color: white !important;
    }
    
    h2, h3, a.Permalink time, a.Username
    {
      color: red !important;
    }
    
    div.Message
    {
      color: white !important;
      line-height: 1.3 !important;
    }
    
    blockquote.Quote, blockquote.UserQuote
    {
      background: black !important;
    }
    
    div.PromotedContent, div#CategoryGroup-news-info.CategoryGroup.Category-news-info, div#CategoryGroup-support.CategoryGroup.Category-support, div#CategoryGroup-game-discussion.CategoryGroup.Category-game-discussion
    {
      margin-bottom: 0px;
    }
    
    .Item td
    {
      padding-top: 0px;
      padding-bottom: 0px;
    }
    
    tbody a
    {
      font-size: 16px !important;
    }
    
    div.HeaderBackground, div.Content-art.Content-art--left, div.Content-art.Content-art--right
    {
      background: url("") !important;
    }
    
    div.Container-bottom
    {
      display: none !important;
      visibility: hidden !important;
    }
    
    }
    

    Darker Gray&Red Forum Theme - [ Pics - CSS ] - (Frequently Updated)


    | “I’d really like this…” — Gifting Strangers |               | Free Ports For All “Not So Secret” JP Needs | (also 1st Try Dive Tips)

  • @drkn.3429 said:
    Black text on white background is the least straining on eyes ♥

    Since tone is near impossible to tell through text medium, please tell me you're joking right? As I just woke up a little bit ago, I could be wrong and you could just be having a laugh right now and don't actually mean that.

    Greck Howlbane - Firebrand
    Sorrow's Furnace For Life

  • Tanuk.7961Tanuk.7961 Member ✭✭
    edited September 13

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    In relation to switching the forums from white to black, that would require a substantial amount of work, and it's not something that we are planning. We saw the same request when the original forums launched, but they seemed to do ok with the one iteration, and we're intending to stay with that for the foreseeable future.

    I'm not sure how much substantial work this would require considering if I toggle the reply area to full page there is a itty bitty icon to toggle the lights which does turn the background from white to black. So it is already there, can't it be turned "on" for the entire forum?

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  • Witch of Doom.5739Witch of Doom.5739 Member ✭✭✭

    I don't want white text on a black background, but this current look is blinding and downright painful. Please make the background light gray or cream or something like that. Or let us condense all the posts and graphics so we don't go snowblind. Thank you.

  • Cyprien.4208Cyprien.4208 Member ✭✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    In relation to switching the forums from white to black, that would require a substantial amount of work, and it's not something that we are planning. We saw the same request when the original forums launched, but they seemed to do ok with the one iteration, and we're intending to stay with that for the foreseeable future.

    This quote made me laugh so hard. It's very simple thing to change a css to edit the font and background color which even most basic user editing html should know while yes it's a little harder to create a method for users to select which style .css they like to use it's not that hard to do.

  • Lucian.8235Lucian.8235 Member ✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    In relation to switching the forums from white to black, that would require a substantial amount of work, and it's not something that we are planning. We saw the same request when the original forums launched, but they seemed to do ok with the one iteration, and we're intending to stay with that for the foreseeable future.

    A night mode would still be appreciated. I use a darker layout for nearly every page I regularly visit, either through an integrated option or through a user style I can apply to the page, because bright backgrounds are hard on my eyes. I'm quite certain I'm not the only one with this issue, and, as you noted, this isn't a new issue that's suddenly been brought up, but one that's been brought up since the launch of the original forum - a long standing suggestion. One I would have hoped anyone building a new forum would have made note of, given the option to use dark backgrounds through built in means, or outside add-ons is something you see for most popular sites, even youtube recently build in a dark mode - at a base - because such user styles were so popular amongst their user base.

  • Cyprien.4208Cyprien.4208 Member ✭✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    About uploading personal avatars: That is something we are not planning to implement, as (1) we cannot host images here for security purposes and (2) allowing the linking to off-site images can create... er... problems when the images are self-chosen but, perhaps, not self-moderated. That's my attempt at putting things subtly, but do you get what I'm saying there? The ability to link to images on third-party sites can lead to poor choices, like Balthazar in a bubble bath, dogs and cats living together, Faren in a speedo... oh wait... ;)

    Anyway, to keep things on an even keel, we're going to host avatars, but we'll definitely look into expanding the choices in the future!!

    I understand what you are saying however at the same time it's really no different then someone writing an offensive post you simply delete the image and ban the user uploading offensive images or revoke their right to upload new images. It's not any different really than people using the img tag within forums.

  • Shanna.4762Shanna.4762 Member ✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    About uploading personal avatars: That is something we are not planning to implement, as (1) we cannot host images here for security purposes and (2) allowing the linking to off-site images can create... er... problems when the images are self-chosen but, perhaps, not self-moderated. That's my attempt at putting things subtly, but do you get what I'm saying there? The ability to link to images on third-party sites can lead to poor choices, like Balthazar in a bubble bath, dogs and cats living together, Faren in a speedo... oh wait... ;)

    Anyway, to keep things on an even keel, we're going to host avatars, but we'll definitely look into expanding the choices in the future!!

    Would it be possible to do what World of Warcraft does, and link our characters to the forum account, so we can choose from portraits of our own characters for our avatar? Just a thought.

  • @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    About uploading personal avatars: That is something we are not planning to implement, as (1) we cannot host images here for security purposes and (2) allowing the linking to off-site images can create... er... problems when the images are self-chosen but, perhaps, not self-moderated. That's my attempt at putting things subtly, but do you get what I'm saying there? The ability to link to images on third-party sites can lead to poor choices, like Balthazar in a bubble bath, dogs and cats living together, Faren in a speedo... oh wait... ;)

    Anyway, to keep things on an even keel, we're going to host avatars, but we'll definitely look into expanding the choices in the future!!

    maybe it's something a bit hard or not possible , but it will be very cool to have a way to set as avatar our character face

  • IndigoSundown.5419IndigoSundown.5419 Member ✭✭✭

    I had two problems with Night Mode Pro for Chrome.

    1) It changes pictures so that flesh tones look pale blue, as well as altering other graphic colors.
    2) While I could live with adding sites I did not want to be in Night Mode to the White List, the option to add a site to the White List did not always work.

    Overall, NMP seems inferior to the addon for Firefox, but I don't care for Firefox for other performance reasons. Has anyone else had problems with NMP or know of any solutions?

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  • Mallory.9726Mallory.9726 Member ✭✭

    Hi Indigo,
    I posted this yesterday in another thread, but yes. For Chrome, you can use the Stylebot plugin. The settings below, in the spoiler, are those I am now using for this site. You should be able to import them and adjust to suit your tastes.

    {"*":{"_enabled":true,"_rules":{}},"en-forum.guildwars2.com":{"_enabled":true,"_rules":{"#welcome-block":{"background-color":"#022"},"#welcome-block h1":{"padding-left":"8px"},"#welcome-copy":{"padding-left":"8px"},"a.BestOf":{"color":"#bbb"},"a.Selected":{"color":"#bbb"},"a.Tag.tag-tracker.tag-arenanet-tracker":{"padding":"5px"},"a.TaggedArenanet":{"color":"#bbb"},"a.Title":{"border-color":"#ffffff","color":"#adc2c2","font-size":"18px"},"a.UserLink.BlockTitle":{"color":"#aaa"},"blockquote.UserQuote":{"background-color":"#033"},"div.Box.BadgeGrid h2":{"color":"#add","font-size":"18px"},"div.Container-top":{"background-color":"#022"},"div.Content-art.Content-art--left":{"display":"none"},"div.Content-art.Content-art--right":{"background-color":"#022","display":"none"},"div.ContentWrap":{"background-color":"#022"},"div.HeaderBottomWrap":{"background-color":"#022"},"div.HeaderNavDiv":{"background-color":"#022"},"div.HeaderTopWrap":{"background-color":"#022"},"div.MainContent":{"background-color":"#022"},"div.Message h1":{"color":"#ddd"},"div.Message p":{"color":"#aaa"},"div.PageTitle h1":{"color":"#9bb"},"div.PromotedContent h4":{"color":"#cab"},"div.Wrap":{"border-color":"#ffffff"},"div.Wrap h3 a":{"color":"#abc"},"div.editor-help-text":{"color":"#aaa"},"h1.H":{"color":"#add","font-size":"20px"},"h1.H.HomepageTitle":{"color":"#abb"},"h2.H":{"color":"#acb"},"img.ProfilePhoto.ProfilePhotoMedium":{"height":"50px","width":"50px"},"img.ProfilePhoto.ProfilePhotoSmall":{"border-bottom-width":"1px","border-color":"#28373d","border-left-width":"1px","border-right-width":"1px","border-style":"solid","border-top-width":"1px","height":"32px","width":"32px"},"span.MiniPager a":{"font-size":"15px"},"span.Number":{"color":"#abc"},"span.Tag.Tag-Announcement":{"padding":"5px"},"span.Tag.Tag-Closed":{"padding":"5px"},"span.Tag.Tag-Poll":{"padding":"5px"},"td.BigCount.CountComments":{"border-bottom-width":"1px","border-color":"#806180","border-style":"groove"},"td.BigCount.CountViews":{"border-bottom-width":"1px","border-color":"#806180","border-style":"groove"},"td.BlockColumn.BlockColumn-User.FirstUser":{"border-bottom-width":"1px","border-color":"#806180","border-style":"groove"},"td.BlockColumn.BlockColumn-User.LastUser":{"border-bottom-width":"1px","border-color":"#806180","border-style":"groove"},"td.BlockColumn.LatestPost":{"border-bottom-width":"1px","border-color":"#806180","border-style":"groove"},"td.DiscussionName":{"border-bottom-width":"1px","border-color":"#806180","border-style":"groove","margin-top":"0","padding-top":"0"},"ul.HeaderNav":{"background-color":"#022"},"ul.HeaderNav li a":{"font-color":"bbb"}}}}

  • Lambent.6375Lambent.6375 Member ✭✭✭

    Is the op in jail? This seems like vinalla foums, I remember they had that feature, lol.

  • Jaken.6801Jaken.6801 Member ✭✭✭

    @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    In relation to switching the forums from white to black, that would require a substantial amount of work, and it's not something that we are planning. We saw the same request when the original forums launched, but they seemed to do ok with the one iteration, and we're intending to stay with that for the foreseeable future.

    The old Forum had enough color to be pleasant. This has too many greys and way less red. It is really not as easy to read as it was promoted.
    I can't really believe such a modern and actually common feature nowadays has been forgotten

  • I understand it would be a lot of work, but if Anet ever does make a black background option, I'd support it.

  • @Lambent.6375 said:
    Is the op in jail? This seems like vinalla foums, I remember they had that feature, lol.

    Yes I am actually ... wow someone noticed.
    Apparently i violated some terms 3 times granting me 3 days of restricted forum use.
    Imo its a really decent system, just in my case it didnt reaally make sense.
    1 day for reposting, 2 days for reporting a comment that "insulted" me twice :/

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