GBAtemp Darkness skin

Discussion in 'GBAtemp Art Studio' started by AlanJohn, Aug 4, 2011.

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Should we work on it?

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  1. AlanJohn
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    Hi, I'm AlanJohn, and welcome the GBAtemp Darkness skin.
    After 10,000 years in development, hopefully, it have been worth the weight.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    The main problem I have atm. is the posts.
    I don't know If I should make the post background black and make the text white, or leave the white background with black text in it (which is surely stupid).
    I can make the text white, but I don't think it would work with "invisible" text some users use.
    And leaving the white background is just stupid, why would we then need a black theme?
    Any of you guys got any suggestions?

    EDIT: added POLL.
     


  2. boktor666

    boktor666 Gbatemp's official Solar Boy™ Is Back!

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    Holland, somewhere :D
    Use white Font, and a lightgray background for the posts, or dark gray
     
  3. AlanJohn
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    Hmm... I might try that.
    I thought of using black font and a light-grey background, I'll try that too!
     
  4. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    It actually doesn't look too bad.
    Aside from the logo, I like it.
     
  5. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    Is it just a mock-up or a functional style you can apply?

    How do you replace the skin locally ?
    Just a css change using a browser add-on? (web developers, Grease monkey, etc.)

    what do you do about all the pictures used by the theme, you removed all of them or you can replace them?
     
  6. Waflix

    Waflix El Psy Congroo

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    ^
    ^ What he said. The logo looks to basic, like you just imported it from Windows Word.
     
  7. AlanJohn
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    With a little help it is fully functional.
    I'm still working on the buttons, though.
    Its still kinda a mock-up, and yes I use chrome's "inspect element" which basically lets me edit the html.
    I really suck at HTML or any other web-coding out there so don't expect a fully working skin soon.

    @Waflix
    I dare you to try doing something like that in photoshop.
     
  8. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    Ooh! Love the dark skin! Hope this gets added soon! The more white area that can be eliminated the better.

    A light-gray for the text can help with contrast issues on a black background. Makes it look less harsh. I've seen blue text used effectively at other sties too against a black background.


    This is the kind of skin I've been wanting here for a long time. My right eye has no light filtering (iris) so white tends to give me a headache after awhile.
     
  9. Shinigami357

    Shinigami357 Current "give a fuck" level: Honey Badger

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    The Temp needs a black skin. Somebody make it happen, please.
     
  10. Ace

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  11. AlanJohn
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    What the hell is that.
     
  12. Mazor

    Mazor Z80 master arch

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    Interesting idea, hope to see a usable version at some point.

    Simple yet pretty good logo, I think it would fit better than the current logo in the skin.

    GBAtemp isn't actually "Underground" in any sense of the word though.
     
  13. AlanJohn
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    Yeah, I'm thinking of changing it.
    Any suggestions?
     
  14. Ace

    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

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    THAT is a basic DOS-text version of "http://gbatemp.net/up/gbatemp_underground.jpg"

    I made a PSD, with some more icons added to it. I thought the theme looked minimalistic, so I followed the principle.


    PSD:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12301056/GBATEMP.psd
     
  15. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    A logo that looks much better than the current one.

    And if this is just a mockup, that means you have practically nothing done.
     
  16. ZaeZae64

    ZaeZae64 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Check the flag dumby
    Want this skin so much.
     
  17. Ace

    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

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    To solve the posts conflict: don't use complete dark in the bulk text area: use a dark grey, something like #1a1a1a .

    For the text, don't use complete white, either: use something more beige, like #ddddcc .

    That way, you can keep the pitch black theme as it is, with a just compromise of color and shading.
     
  18. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

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    Haha, am I seeing a potential collaborative effort? [​IMG]
     
  20. .Chris

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    I like the current one.