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  1. Sporadic Site Dev / Owner

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    Our forum just got a makeover. Introducing, Project Traction (official name TBD). Project Traction was made by me and is my first attempt at a serious forum theme. We are taking a new approach with the layout and design of the forum to maintain a more efficient and modern style. I need feedback. Please give me comments, questions, suggestions and concerns.

    What does this mean for those of you using a unique colored version of our old theme? We would like to introduce our AD Styler and Color Options. These allow you to select your own client sided color, font and background image. The need for making multiple themes for user selection is now a thing of the past. Now you can customize your own forum theme with a basic selection of colors, fonts and patterns.

    Read more here: https://justanimeforum.net/threads/ad-styler-and-color-options.15129/


    Here are some new features in Project Traction:

    Ad styler
    Color picker
    Redesigned sidebar
    Social media area
    New footer
    New ad placement for members and guests
    Left sidebar
    Image slider
    Grid style forum nodes
    192x192 max avatar size
    Member and staff rank image size increased
    Mature clubs section. No ads in that node.
    Download section now open to guests

    To be addressed:

    Transparent avatars on user profiles
    Post count images being remade
    Staff backdrops not appearing
    Change the name of the presets on color options from sins to JAN colors. Arisu, Midori, Kami etc

    Take a look around and tell me what you think. Please point out anything from the old theme that did not carry over. Please leave comments, questions, suggestions and concerns so we can improve our theme. If I forgot anything else let me know.
     
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    Looks way smoother than the old one, I really like it.
     
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    hmm how do i get back to the main page/ aka new animes latest eps etc?
     
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    Personally prefer the "classic theme" I was using before. While you can customize the color to an extent I don't feel like it replaces custom themes.

    The customization options feels a bit limited IMO.

    Also I've noticed a bug where even if I change the color to "wrath" some parts of the theme, like the quote and reply buttons, revert to a light blue soon after.
     
  5. Core It's my Birthday!

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    Is the pattern supposed to be tiled?
    I like the theme, but the pattern stretches into a blurred mess.
     
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    I like the new layout. I also like the option for custom colors and fonts. But, judging the default theme, it's kind of generic and boring. I don't know that I'm really qualified to compare it to the previous default theme as I've been using the JAN Revive and, more recently, JD Return themes. The latter of which I am hoping will be made a permanent option as it's a nice throwback to JD.net and is generally pretty awesome.

    I would like to see a handful of pre-made themes (like the aforementioned JD Return by CP) available to choose from in addition to a customizable theme like this one. I would also like to see more options for customization as well options for background images in addition to patterns.
     
  7. VeritasOdiumParit Cult of Personality

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    This is much better. Somethings on the site might need to be readjusted for screen resolutions (ie, the summary box with the profile pic, post count for users).

    Otherwise, no complaints.


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  8. Sporadic Site Dev / Owner

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    We're moving towards less user themes because of the extra resources being used on the forum because of it. It adds up in lots of places.

    Theme is switched off while I work on the issue with the patterns.
     
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    Forgot to mention. We can extend what colors are changed through certain variables in the AD Styler's settings.

    For instance, tertiary color currently only changes welcome block and welcome block header. But other areas like "icon" can be defined in the following variable:

    Code:
    styleit_var['tertiaryColor_color'] = "#uix_welcomeBlock .uix_welcomeBlockHeader .uix_icon";

    I'll definitely add more areas to be colored in the future.

    Will also keep an eye out on the color options for any template reversions. It was a noted bug from the developer that we might be able to address.
     
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    I really like it looks smooth and unique spor keep up the food work if you need help with covering let me know I just need to know the basics of what you are doing to be able to help
     
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    Really like it!! Very smooth and organized
     
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    Theme is back up.

    @Core the issue with the background patterns filling the screen should be resolved. Let me know if you are still having any issues.


    @TheAuraKnight I replaced the old links on the navbar. You can also find our site links in the footer.
     
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    Yeah, this layout looks really nice.

    It's clean and looks nice.

    I'll need to do some adjusting, but otherwise, no quarrels here.
     
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    I really grown accustomed to the previous theme. I don't like adjusting to changes like this tbh.
    It's not bad or anything so don't take that the wrong way.
     
  15. Sporadic Site Dev / Owner

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    Change is good though. If it makes you feel any better we'll be using this framework for a long time.
     
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    I REALLY LOVE THIS LAYOUT, ITS SO DIFFERENT. GREAT JOB.
     
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    Ad styler is switched off for the time being. I may remove it from the default theme and then make a copy of the theme that will have it enabled. Then if people want they can choose it from the theme selector. I'm having issues with all of the gradients looking terrible and I want more of a personalized background image to give the forum more character.

    I'll probably even go through with remaking 3 selectable themes with the new framework but using the old purple, green and red styles that were removed.

    So basically the theme structure would be

    Project Traction (framework and default theme)
    - Project Traction with Ad Styler
    - Kami Style
    - Midori Style
    - Arisu Style

    There is a temporary background image up. In the morning I will make something more personalized with our mascots.
     
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    So this is still in Beta mode?
     
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    No. Just the background will change.
     

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