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Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« on: January 25, 2013, 10:45:40 am »
Update By: Nightcrawler

RHDN Pro

After quite a few years, ROMhacking.net has gotten a fresh new default layout and theme!

It aims to balance the following:
  • Create a more professional, modernized look for our site.
  • Improve visibility of features, functionality, and useability.
  • Retain some of the character of the existing site that made RHDN unique.
  • Revised layout to be ready for intended future features and additions.


Features of Note:
  • Brand new design for all sectional sub-pages.
  • Horizontal site navigation drop-down menu.
  • Refreshed look of every page on the site to some degree varying from minor to major.
  • New forum template and theme (All SMF 2.0 features now work)
  • Improved site maintenance buttons over the old links


Jazzy:

We are also pleased to release a second new site theme dubbed 'Jazzy'. This theme was designed by forum member Jazz and later finished off by myself. It's very dark, slick, and a number of our staff enjoy it. Be sure to give it a try, it just might be for you!

Additional Notes:

  • As a result of these underlying changes, your theme settings have been reset.
  • Please manually refresh or clear your cache for all changes to take effect.
  • Most old themes remain as they were.
  • Old theme fogel (Blue Gradient w/Dragons) has been removed.
  • Old theme 'RPGd Site Tribute' has been removed.

Relevant Link: (http://www.romhacking.net)

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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 11:00:40 am »
Wow! I like it. So nice I thought you switched to vbulletin.

And the old threads seem to work fine too, congrats. This reminds me a "Dumb and Dumber" movie quote:

"They gotta be pros."  :P
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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 11:34:34 am »
This new theme kinda shocked me for a second. But it's not too bad. Either way, since I'm coming to this site at work using Incognito Mode, I really can't complain :P (At home, I use the Metroid theme; I love that theme)
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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 12:06:20 pm »
One little thing is that the theme setting is not being applied to the forums.  They're being displayed with the default theme for some reason.

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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 12:09:08 pm »
This will take a little getting used to. I'm probably going to forget and expect the old colors for the next few days.

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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 12:28:52 pm »
Was hitting ctrl+F5 several times and nothing changed. Found out ctrl+R is the right key combination under chrome...
Looks nice!

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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 12:39:16 pm »
Wow I love how the site looks now !

Usually I always dislike changes, but this one is really for the better, and I like it a lot !

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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 12:42:28 pm »
You got rid of some of the coolest themes. And the RHDN mascot. :'(

I notice you kept the TransCorp theme. Biased much? :P

But yeah, the new layout's cool too. I would almost use Jazzy, but it's a bit too dark for my tastes.

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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 12:57:20 pm »
I like it. It's much more polished than the old theme. The only suggestion I would make is changing the font color of the board categories from the main board view. (that is, the "Romhacking" and "General Category" strings) Both are dark blue and appear almost invisible on the blue title bars. I'm thinking this occurs only when you aren't logged in.

EDIT: Oh, wait. The buttons at the bottom of a thread could use some tweaking. There are a lot of white border pixels that don't really blend with the blue background.
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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 01:27:26 pm »
Every time the colors are altered, I have to find a new avatar to match my settings, and then I have to alter everything else to reflect the avatar, damn you RHDN!

It does look awesome, I must say. Feels very modern, and flashy.
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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2013, 01:33:44 pm »
Thanks for the feedback gentlemen. :)

Zoinkity:
Should work now. Permission issue.

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Now, go look at your translation and hack sub pages and you'll thank me for doing this. It's a huge functional and readability improvement there. ;)

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Yes, board categories should be corrected now. I could only see that when logged out. When logged in, it was lightblue as intended.

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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2013, 01:43:40 pm »
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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2013, 01:47:41 pm »
Love the new default theme. It's easy on the eyes, which is always a plus. I think I'll keep it :)

The dropdown menu doesn't work properly in Opera, though. When I'm trying to click anything from the dropdown, it disappears. It works fine in Firefox, though.

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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2013, 01:50:52 pm »
Very much like this new theme :)
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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2013, 01:57:41 pm »
Can you edit the button images for us granz? I'm not an image guy at all. I did not make the buttons. I could pass the whole set to you if it would be easier, but it seems only some have that issue.

Sure. I make my own avatars all the time.

Is there a way you can send the entire button set to me? There may be some buttons I can't necessarily see from my view. (e.g. some that appear only when an account has certain permissions)
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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2013, 02:28:40 pm »
About time and great color choice

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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2013, 02:31:37 pm »
granz, turns out all of those buttons are actually made from this graphic. Editing that should fix them all at once.
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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2013, 02:40:31 pm »
I like both new themes and am using Jazzy at the moment. Both look really modern and are a big improvement over the old ones.

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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2013, 03:00:06 pm »
This gon' take some getting used to. o_o
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Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2013, 03:06:15 pm »
granz, turns out all of those buttons are actually made from this graphic. Editing that should fix them all at once.

Give this a try. I replaced some of the lighter pixels with darker ones. It should blend better.

I hope I exported the PNG with the right compression settings. It's 16 million colors with alpha layer transparency.
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