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[SUGGESTION] Invert color suggestion

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by SirLouen, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. SirLouen

    SirLouen Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Considering that the "natural" theme of BHW is black, a lot of users have the great idea to use high contrast colours for black in their threads in a burst of pure originality (like yellow), completely forgetting that some users are using the white theme, which have 0% contrast with those colours

    This said, I know it's not straight forward to be implemented but I just throw an idea: modifying the COLOR bbcode script to invert when selected theme is different

    Example:
    https://github.com/villfa/php-invert-color

    So for example if the user uses yellow it makes the automatic conversion to yellow that is the exact opposite colour in the scale. This will make 100% post easily readable for all users regardless of their black or white theme chosen.

    There is only one caveat, the inversion would only occur on certain themes like white one, so obviously if a user that uses the white theme, uses colors in his thread for white high contrast, them his thread will be horrible for everyone low contrast in both regular (black) and inverted (themes). But I'm sure that the people that use white theme are aware of this. So I think it's a little price to pay in exchange for a huge value of the most common scenario of people using yellow (for example) in their black themes.
     
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  2. Apricot

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    Great suggestion - thank you! We'll add it to the dev list for review to see if it's something that'll work effectively and whether we're able to add it to the platform migration.

    One possible issue is that some sellers spend lots of time formatting their threads to have text display in the way they'd like. It'd be interesting to find out whether there are any members that would be unhappy with having their selected colours automatically inverted and, potentially, looking very different to the way they planned.

    Anyone's thoughts and feedback on this is most welcome :)
     
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  3. SirLouen

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    @Apricot, not sure about this

    Check the regular version for white theme:
    upload_2019-7-8_15-54-18.png

    And this is an "emulated" version for the white theme with color inversion:

    upload_2019-7-8_16-3-20.png
     
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  4. Imz

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    Good suggestion, I'm personally using the white theme and some of the sticky post headings are in neon green, on white... that's some serious eye burn.

    Personally a white theme with plain Jane black font would be mitch appreciated.
     
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    Perhaps you could add a 'text background color' BBcode to mitigate that, and disable the inversion within that specific code block? It would add a lot of extra style options well beyond the overused yellow-on-black, and the defined background color would ensure a consistent display across both themes.
     
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  6. danixD

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    White theme user here, i can't even read some sales thread because of their text color selection
     
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  7. Apricot

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    Thank you for all the feedback on this issue so far. When we look at implementing features, it's good to know what problems it'll resolve and whether the proposed fix is likely to create unpredicted issues for members in another way, so discussions around it from all angles are incredibly helpful.
     
  8. Ben Lebrau

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    Out of interest how many people are using the white theme vs the black theme?

    These figures would be good to know.
     
  9. SirLouen

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    For the database admin this is just a matter of a query, but probably the majority is using the black theme, just because it's default
     
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  10. Imz

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    On the white theme where the notification appears on the alert...

    When I tap that and get the hover showing list of notifications etc, it's all in black with what looks like black text so I can't see what alerts I have.

    I only visit this forum on mobile, I signed up a week ago and rarely visited cause it strains my eyes in black, since switching to the White theme, it's a pleasure to use but needs some work.

    (I use the Black theme in my code editor on the laptop when developing, something about this forum though with its black bg and every other neon colour that's breaking my vision)
     
  11. SirLouen

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    Yes, this is also a bug in the theme. If you wait 3 seconds aprox. it goes to white again.