I've fixed the medals so they work in dark mode

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by AlanJohn, Feb 14, 2015.

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Should we implement these new medals?

Poll closed Feb 21, 2015.
  1. Yes

    19 vote(s)
    82.6%
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  3. You should spend some more time improving them

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    21.7%
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  1. AlanJohn
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    So, I've decided to spend some of my free time fixing the medals a bit. Not all of them though, only those that had a shadow effect that doesn't blend well with the Dark skin on gbatemp.
    Example:
    OLD: [​IMG]
    NEW: [​IMG]

    Here's the download link:
    http://puu.sh/fU4Ez/ab9b71c58f.rar

    Some of you might not like this change, so I've added a poll so you could decide if it's a good idea to implement these into the forum.

    EDIT: Added some more lighting to them to make them look more "modern". Here's the sprite sheet for tj_cool.

    With shadows:
    [​IMG]
    Without:
    [​IMG]
     


  2. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

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    Nice they look a lot cleaner. I will pass this on!
     
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  3. RevPokemon

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    I like the new ones the look a lot better on dark theme!
     
  4. raulpica

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    Damn, Alan John contributing? :o

    BTW Thanks!
     
  5. Minox

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    Preferably both should exist. These fixed ones you've made work better with the darker theme, but if you use the lighter theme then all of a sudden the shadow effects go missing.
     
  6. Vipera

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    Good job, but I still prefer no medals at all.
     
  7. AlanJohn
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    Hypothetically speaking, I could just change the shadow to a black-grey color at 20% opacity that will work on both, but that will require the medals to be in .png format since .gif doesn't support transparency. I don't know if the file size difference will affect the performance of the site but that's not my call.
     
  8. ShadowOne333

    ShadowOne333 GBAtemp Guru

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    There's a dark theme? o.o
    I didn't even know about it, how can I try it out?
     
  9. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    They're probably gifs to make the file size smaller. Not sure how much "heavier" they would be as png. Ideally they should all be combined in one image so they can be CSS sprited.
     
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  10. Minox

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    PNG versions seem to be about 4KB.
     
  11. DinohScene

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    Proper job Alan.
     
  12. AlanJohn
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    Hover your mouse over your profile name in the top right corner, then go to preferences and choose Tempstyle DARK.
     
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  13. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Or click the "Tempstyle" link in the bottom left corner.
     
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  14. AlanJohn
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    Damn, how could I've missed this?

    Got it. Working on that right now.
     
  15. ShadowOne333

    ShadowOne333 GBAtemp Guru

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    Thank you both. :)
    I am now using the Dark Template.
     
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  16. AlanJohn
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    Actually, I almost forgot that both reporter medals have an easter egg, maybe that's why? Those will have to stay the way they are.
     
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  17. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

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    Voted Yes, but I will not sacrifice Boo for shadow effects :angry:
     
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  18. AsPika2219

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    Nice looking medals! I love it! B-)
     
  19. Jayro

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    Good job, they look great.
     
  20. Popcornwas

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    can someone explain to me about how the medals work?