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  • wittmania
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    @wittmania

    I like the look, esp. the red/green lights on support topics.

    The first link in your nav menu is broken… might want to check on that. Also, I might suggest a different background (not the same one used here) that would fit a little bit better with the rest of the design from your site.

    Nice work, wmarcy. A good bbp site, for sure.

    Thanks for the heads up, I had a stray HTTP in the header.php file.

    I messed with the background and mimicked my other three site color schemes, I had never thought to do that, thanks wittmania.

    I am trying to find a good, contrasting, non-obtrusive color to use as the ‘visited’ links color. The green with the blue isn’t working for me.

    Anyone with any ideas?

    The whole red (header) – blue (links) – green (visited links) clashes a bit anyway. I’d pick a single colour for all, for the best feel to the site, but others may disagree.

    The whole visited links styling I personally find a bit unnecessary anyway – I’ve hardly ever found that to be useful, and then only in huge linklists which you won’t have on your forum.

    Once you’ve picked a colour (could be anything really, although it should be distinctive from black so you can see the links), make a small yet distinct change to it and set it as the color for a:hover links – that way users can tell when they’re over links, otherwise it can be frustrating.

    For example, on my forum (http://forums.loinhead.net/) I’m using colours #0C0066 for links normally and #060033 for links when you hover on them. Both fairly similar blues, but you can tell the difference.

    There are very few colours I use for the site.

    Dark blues for links; light blues in the threads listing, and #ffffee for my ‘alternate’ background – every second post, post forms and such. It’s a nice slightly-warmer-than-white colour. Using a small range like that can give you a good effect I think.

    So to summarize the ramble: pick one and use it for almost everything.

    Thanks for the info fel64, I changed the colors a bit, got rid of the green, kept the red headers. How does it feel to you now?

    It’s got a lot more of a consistent feel to it now, which is very nice. But when you hover over links they still turn green, as do the rows in the thread listing.

    Look for the a:hover item in your CSS file to change links when hovered, and look for something like tr:hover for the thread rows. I think the specific item for thread rows is

    #latest tr:hover, #forumlist tr:hover, #favorites tr:hover

    Just keep playing with it until you’re happy is the best advice. :)

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