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While I like the new layout in general, there is very little contrast between columns on the main page. This makes it harder to pick out information on the page, as you're losing grid structure.

The contrast is so low that the colors can even blend together if viewed from an angle on a TN panel.

I *highly* recommend you darken the layout a little. A slight change will go a long way:


I've created a thread over in web coding explaining how to fix it yourself:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1165311/how-to-customize-the-ocn-theme-aka-fix-the-horrible-colors-in-the-new-layout#post_15650317

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Edited by nathris - 11/11/11 at 4:31pm
    
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post #2 of 95
I agree, it's easier on the eyes with a little more contrast.
post #3 of 95
totally agree.

the whiteness is annoying to say the least.
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there were many discussions in the beta of this about colors and the forum looking very washed out. It has been darkend some from what it was before, not sure if it will change, but I know different themes are in the works (but not a high priority at the moment).
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I'd like so see more contrast between the rows more than the columns maybe a darker shade for every other row.
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I don't have a problem reading it... Is your monitor calibrated?
In fact, the bottom picture looks worse because now the grey text is harder to read. And the OCN flames are harder to see, we can't have that tongue.gif

I wouldn't mind the text being darker though.
Edited by qwertymac93 - 11/10/11 at 6:31pm
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seems too bright. I find myself squinting just to read text.
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I don't mind all the white, but some darkening on certain lines and sections would be nice.

I think a good example is can be seen when trying to discern the different in shading of threads that you've read vs one's that are unread. I can see a different if I view my monitor from an un-natural angle from below, but normally, I can't tell if it's actually shaded differently or just my eyes playing tricks on me.
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I don't have a problem reading it... Is your monitor calibrated?
In fact, the bottom picture looks worse because now the grey text is harder to read. And the OCN flames are harder to see, we can't have that tongue.gif

yes, monitors are fine. I have a hard time differentiating on any three of my monitors. I guess just can't see the colors as good as other can.

That was probably just because of a quick photoshop job. if it were changed in the theme I'm sure the text colors would be different to provide a better contrast against the background.
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I don't have a problem reading it... Is your monitor calibrated?
In fact, the bottom picture looks worse because now the grey text is harder to read. And the OCN flames are harder to see, we can't have that tongue.gif
I wouldn't mind the text being darker though.

Mine is. Its the same on my laptop as well.

The lack of contrast all over the site makes it look amateurish. Its not just the backgrounds. Choosing light-ish grey text on a white background is a big no-no. You won't see that on any professional website.

The picture is just a photoshop edit. It messes up a little due to the font smoothing.
    
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