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Title: Forum dark theme
Post by: javixblack on 21 Jul 2020, 20:28
Hi everyone. Before to start, please move my threat if it isn't the right place to talk about it :) Sorry for inconveniences.

From the last year, year and a half may be, I realized than the dark mode in the apps and programs are really, really, really usefull and nice to use. I don't know what do you think about it, but in my personal case, I commonly use the screens in middle of the dark, and the white lights damage my eyes. It's hard to me still watching the screen without turn on the lights of my room, or something, to decrease the luminic impact. So, I was wondering if do you consider make a dark theme for the forums, 'cause it's the place where more time spending of all the AGS site.
Another thing I want to say: I downloaded the AGS 3.5 patch 3, and try the dark theme provided by crimson wizard (if my memories aren't failuring) and it I don't really like it. The general design is too black, for here and there, which is causing a impossibility to differentiate the different panels all over the editor. Also, the text is too white, and the contrast between them and the black background is too high, which is bad too. A good example of a dark theme is in whatsapp; the color palette uses different shades of greys, which help to rest your eyes. In contraposition we have the dark theme from Outlook in android, which is purely black with a really white letters on screen.

So, that's all. I hope you consider a dark theme for the forums :)
Title: Re: Forum dark theme
Post by: arj0n on 22 Jul 2020, 14:39
If you're on Chrome, you can also switch on/off darkmode for all the webpages this way:

Title: Re: Forum dark theme
Post by: javixblack on 22 Jul 2020, 15:47
If you're on Chrome, you can also switch on/off darkmode for all the webpages this way:

Very interesting! Unfortunately I'm always using Firefox, 'cause the performance of my computer is like the performance of an eggplant. Thanks for the tip!
Title: Re: Forum dark theme
Post by: arj0n on 22 Jul 2020, 16:19
Unfortunately I'm always using Firefox...

But luckily FF also has this feature ;) :
Title: Re: Forum dark theme
Post by: AGA on 22 Jul 2020, 17:35
Thanks for the idea, arj0n, because it would be a lot of effort to design and implement a dark theme; this solution looks like a good alternative!
Title: Re: Forum dark theme
Post by: Khris on 29 Jul 2020, 00:13
Here's something I threw together for Stylish (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/stylish/) or a similar extension: https://pastebin.com/raw/Lsg4vqz5

Might still hurt your eyes though ;)
Title: Re: Forum dark theme
Post by: AGA on 30 Jul 2020, 15:20
Here's something I threw together for Stylish (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/stylish/) or a similar extension: https://pastebin.com/raw/Lsg4vqz5

Might still hurt your eyes though ;)

So these are the only differences from the core theme?  If that's the case I could probably make a theme that patches these in.  Picking the styles is the hard part, applying them not so much!