Implemented Dark Theme

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by DieselScout, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. DieselScout

    DieselScout
    S Clackamas County
    Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,364
    Likes Received:
    1,753
    Any chance for a dark theme? I am going back to 12 hour graveyards so on my weekends I'll be browsing at night. A dark theme would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link
    Portland, OR
    Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    6,432
    Likes Received:
    4,918
    It'd be a while before we got to it, but it's certainly something I'll add to the list of items to look into :)
     
  3. RicInOR

    RicInOR
    Washington County
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    4,148
    Likes Received:
    5,400
    +1

    @DieselScout

    I have a shortcut on my bookmarks bar - with the javascript code as the url
    This will darken a page - but it is only temporary, when the page refreshes you loose it (which can be nice if some page gets hosed, just refresh)

    You can change the colors to what you prefer - this one is black background, I use another for a grey background.



    Code:
    javascript:(function(){var newSS, styles='* { background: black ! important; color: lightgrey !important } :link, :link * { color: #034EFF !important } :visited, :visited * { color: #551A8B !important }'; if(document.createStyleSheet) { document.createStyleSheet("javascript:'"+styles+"'"); } else { newSS=document.createElement('link'); newSS.rel='stylesheet'; newSS.href='data:text/css,'+escape(styles); document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(newSS); } })();
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2015
  4. RicInOR

    RicInOR
    Washington County
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    4,148
    Likes Received:
    5,400
    @DieselScout

    upload_2015-11-19_10-20-47.png

    Not sure why I couldn't add the image while editing the above post.


    I use it on a number of pages which are too brite at night.

    A coworker has a background app which changes the monitor color based upon the time of day, that reduces eye strain at night, but then no pages are messed with, it is just the monitor settings.


    I had used a code monkey script to set colors based upon the domain, but I found too many web pages updated too often to maintain the thing.
     
  5. Joe Link

    Joe Link
    Portland, OR
    Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    6,432
    Likes Received:
    4,918
    The recent update which went out last night did a bit in reducing the overall brightness, making it closer to V2 in appearance. Are you looking for something darker yet? If so, can you show me a couple examples?
     
  6. RicInOR

    RicInOR
    Washington County
    Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    4,148
    Likes Received:
    5,400
    @DieselScout what do you think of these samples?

    This one is pretty dark - blue:
    http://smith-wessonforum.com/


    very dark -
    http://agordon.htpwebdesign.ca/business_project/images/ftemp1.png


    This one has dark edges, which helps with overall feeling, light grey for most
    https://atariage.com/images/forums/theme_gravity.png


    Another example of overall darker theme
    https://i.imgur.com/LGBeQ.png


    Since it appears NWFA is based upon the XenForo package:
    XenForo Dark themes:
    https://xenforo.com/community/resources/categories/dark-styles.6/
    one example:
    https://xenforo.com/community/resources/ui-x-dark.2546/

    Live example:
    https://forovita.com/
    https://xenforo.com/community/resources/darkstyle.2364/
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2015
    albin25 likes this.
  7. Garg

    Garg
    east of portland metro
    Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    1,084
    A dark theme would be awesome!!!
     
  8. Dyjital

    Dyjital
    Albany, Ore
    Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    5,291
    Likes Received:
    6,901
    https://justgetflux.com/

    Save your eyes. it helps a LOT.

    The biggest problem is the amount of white/blue light coming from your monitor.

    I have sensitive eyes and I use f.Lux to automatically remove the white/blues from my monitor when the sun sets and again it comes back when the sun is up. There are other benefits to this as well such as keeping my circadian cycle from being disrupted if I'm up late at night fixing the world's problems on NWFA or thread crapping everyone.

    Give it a shot until there is a darker theme.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2015
    RicInOR and Joe Link like this.

Share This Page