New sexy layout

Today, I notice a new layout with extra options. :+1:

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New icons.

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There are a variety of colour theming options now available in user preferences for the vets who are tired of white and blue.

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I had to go back to dark manually :smile:

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First thing I saw too!

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“It’s not a real vision improvement website if there is no dark mode option” -@Viceroy.Sam

Toggle works on mobile too

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:heart_eyes: Whaw, so simple, elegant and practical.

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Only change I don’t care for is that in the topics used to read black and only turned grey after I visited them at which point if there was new activity they would turn black again (in addition to the counter). And for dark mode they would be white… Now they are all grey. I am missing this :frowning: But otherwise digging the shiny new features.

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I didn’t notice this but you’re right. It’s due to the dark theme switcher, for some reason that is unknown. I’m trying a fix to make the text colour black again.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH7cEagk72g

Dark theme links don’t look good now though…

Yeah… either the light theme looks good… or the dark theme looks good… this component is kind of not ideal in some ways…

I think it might be better to throw the baby out with the bathwater here. Exhibit A:


This is what links look like to someone who isn’t signed in… grey… yuck.

Exhibit B:
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Signed in users can just enable a dark colour theme anyway. I also get the impression that people don’t really use the slider all that much, they pick a theme they like and stick with it.

The dark theme that the slider goes to isn’t modifiable either. It’s just a bit yucky…

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Partial solution: add emojis to the preferences area so the fact you can change colour schemes is more noticable:
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The new forum welcome message now also mentions customisable colours.

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For me all the forum shows up now as double-spaced using the dark theme. I don’t remember it being like that before. I’m not sure if that’s a bug or a feature. I think I prefer the posts to be single-spaced.

Ok, I can explain everything. That issue should be fixed now btw:

So I just tested the dark mode switcher component again. The first image is the preview window for forum posts without it enabled, the second with
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Why the dark mode switcher component affects line spacing I have no idea. I thought this was so unrelated that it was actually caused by a Discourse forum update. So added some css to ‘fix’ the issue caused by the dark theme switcher component.

Seems like it had unpredictable effects. tl;dr, the dark mode toggle caused more problems than it fixed so it’s gone.

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These things happen, it is good to have proper contrast back. I appreciate that you tried at any rate, and unlike other updates gone wrong you back tracked instead of making us suck it up lol So thanks :smiley:

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