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What resolution are you running?
I will agree people are over-reacting about the colours, OCN has always been a light-ish site, but at the end of the day not everyone knows how to do this, and if it means more people do not rage or quit, then why complain about the complainers?
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Yeah, what res?
I'm 1920*1080...
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Could you post the script when you are done KarmaKiller?

Sure will.. no promises on time though. I've got about 4 other sites I need to syle/code before I get to "free time work"...
I'll post it up when I have something started and take suggestions. smile.gif

Sounds great! Thanks a billion biggrin.gif!
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post #34 of 90
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What resolution are you running?
I will agree people are over-reacting about the colours, OCN has always been a light-ish site, but at the end of the day not everyone knows how to do this, and if it means more people do not rage or quit, then why complain about the complainers?


My monitor is 1680x1050 but my desktop resolution is 1280x800.
 
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What resolution are you running?
I will agree people are over-reacting about the colours, OCN has always been a light-ish site, but at the end of the day not everyone knows how to do this, and if it means more people do not rage or quit, then why complain about the complainers?


My monitor is 1680x1050 but my desktop resolution is 1280x800.

That explains it. If I go here and set my browser to 1280px wide then the homepage takes up the whole screen. Why are you not using your monitor's native resolution?
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That explains it. If I go here and set my browser to 1280px wide then the homepage takes up the whole screen. Why are you not using your monitor's native resolution?

Because it doesn't make any sense for me. Using a 20" monitor with the native 1680x1050 resolution would make my eyes tired after half an hour whereas I can use it at 1280x800 for hours. I have tried using 1680x1050 and adjusting DPI settings, but it becomes a big mess and doesn't look natural. I do game at 1680x1050.

Newer generations might not notice, but I'm from a time when 14" and 15" CRT monitors were the norm (which had less viewable area than the stated screen size - a 15" monitor had around 13.9" viewable if I'm not mistaken), and we used 640x480 or 800x600 in Windows 95.

Edit: with a 1280x800 resolution I can have Firefox with 10 tabs visible, 50 buttons so I can easily click to go to my favourite websites, and I can have 16 programs in the taskbar (pinned and /or opened). People using professional level programs with countless toolbars might need more pixels, but I certainly don't.
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It's actually much easier on the eyes to NOT have to scan across the full 1920 pixels to read things. Paragraphs render awkwardly and the site design can break on occasion. We have Wide view because many people demand it but it definitely isn't ideal.

The standard view on this platform is much better than the skinny one on vB. I would recommend people try to use it for a while. The padding on the edges actually makes the site MORE readable.
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OCN has always been a light-ish site

Brightness != Contrast though. If you look at the old OCN using the wayback machine you'll see that all of the text and table elements contrast nicely.

On a side note... looks like they've implemented the darkening I applied to the last post column. I still prefer the dark blue headers, but its much better than it was before.
    
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Thanks for this! I find your style fix much easier to read +rep
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The one for firefox works fine with a few tweaks on chrome
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