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Steven P.    14,160

We have gone ahead and ported the changes from the main news site and applied it to the default forum theme: Pegasus.

This theme is tested to be compatible with all modern browsers, and lacks any GPU intensive styling which was creating issues on both IE9 and certain versions of Chrome.

All the other colors are still there as a choice, but haven't been changed at all, so you can use these if it doesn't crash your browser. :p

So "Pegasus" is now the default theme, Midnight (which was default) is now a choice.

You can select the default theme if you already use another theme in the menu > top right of this page:

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RevelMore    1

What happened to the ability to be able to change the font for the front page and the forum?

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Auroka    27

What happened to the ability to be able to change the font for the front page and the forum?

I think that was removed because it was causing bugs in certain browsers.

Awesome job, it looks great! (Y)

Beat me to it while I was typing! lol

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Paul Ferson    51

Looks great! It's actually so well integrated with the site I can't believe that it's using IP.Board instead of a custom forum, so that's about the highest praise I can give!

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Axel    95

I really wish you would bring back to option for the light background - at the moment I'm having to use a stylish script!

Edit: Okay trying to attach a screen shot - where on earth has that option gone!?

Edit: Found a workaround :p

The script for those interested:


body { background-color: #E4E6E9 !important }
#branding-logo a { background: url(/images/pegasus/logo.png) no-repeat !important; }

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PyX    140

For as long as the Legacy Theme is not an option, I?ll stay away as much as possible from the forums.

After many months, I realize that it?s still square-ish and it?s still bland. :/

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Steven P.    14,160

I really wish you would bring back to option for the light background - at the moment I'm having to use a stylish script!

Edit: Okay trying to attach a screen shot - where on earth has that option gone!?

Edit: Found a workaround :p

Yeah, try to see it from our perspective, an advanced user like yourself can apply "workarounds" to get the site looking how you want it, but we are really forced to deliver a site that must work on everyones setup, after all we are a tech support community as well, helping people who might not have any idea about different browsers and extensions like Stylish for example.

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Axel    95

Yeah, try to see it from our perspective, an advanced user like yourself can apply "workarounds" to get the site looking how you want it, but we are really forced to deliver a site that must work on everyones setup, after all we are a tech support community as well, helping people who might not have any idea about different browsers and extensions like Stylish for example.

I completely understand this, however, it doesn't hurt to ask! :) I'm just a fan of the lighter theme - puts me in a better mood! I'm most likely in the minority anyway.

Either way, this really is the only forum I frequent regularly! Light or dark, I think the site looks and feels great and you guys have continued to maintain an outstanding website.

Many thanks.

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Oz.    13

I prefer the lighter background theme too! (on news and forums)

...will be nice to have the light background optional.

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itylernallen    29

I like the lighter background as well, it looks more professional, I really am no fan of the darker blue background. Can we please allow the users to be able to chose the lighter background on both the forums and the homepage again? I'm not even really sure why it was even removed in the first place. :(

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Pam14160    319

I'm just not coming back until you get the darkside on the front page. . .oh wait then maybe not :D

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Roger H.    776

Seems fonts in tags need some tweeking, they are so pale :D

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ViperAFK    797

I am actually really liking the new changes. When people first started complaining about the scrolling issues I never noticed any, but I really did start noticing it on my slower work computers, and on my laptop running chrome. Much smoother now. I do wish we could have the font settings back, but its not a huge deal :)

The revised theme has sort of a cleaner look to it and feels faster.

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+Frank B.    7,151

It's a great improvement over the previous iteration of Midnight.

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Steve B.    467

Only thing I'm waiting for now is the tweaks that were made to the main site, such as the header.

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Steven P.    14,160

Only thing I'm waiting for now is the tweaks that were made to the main site, such as the header.

Change your forum theme to "Pegasus" and you'll have those tweaks ;)

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+Frank B.    7,151

Only thing I'm waiting for now is the tweaks that were made to the main site, such as the header.

1. Set forum theme to 'Pegasus'

2. Enjoy new header

3. ???

4. Profit!

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Yorak    416

So Pegasus is the same as Midnight? It looks the exact same to me. Pegasus before was lighter. What am I missing here?

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ViperAFK    797

So Pegasus is the same as Midnight? It looks the exact same to me. Pegasus before was lighter. What am I missing here?

Pegasus is now basically a more optimized version of midnight, with less intensive effects (you'll notice the header is simpler and has no fade effects for example, and scrolling is smoother) Also a lot of people complained the original Pegasus was "too light"

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Yorak    416

Pegasus is now basically a more optimized version of midnight, with less intensive effects (you'll notice the header is simpler and has no fade effects for example, and scrolling is smoother) Also a lot of people complained the original Pegasus was "too light"

I see, I see. Well, I prefer the old Pegasus but this one is not bad either.

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cybertimber2008    43

Was our theme choice supposed to change? I've never changed my from whatever the admin sets as default... but I'm still on Pegasus.

Manually changing to Pegasus.

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itylernallen    29

I see, I see. Well, I prefer the old Pegasus but this one is not bad either.

I think there should be a Pegasus and a Pegasus Light for those of us who prefered the lighter version of the theme. To he honest I am not a fan of this dark styled theme, always loved the lighter version of things.

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Kreuger    107

I'm happy that you've at least left the other options here on the forums.

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mark79    0

Pegasus looks great! :punk:

Who are the authors of Pegasus? :)

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