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The default stylesheet GetawayGreen was a bit too tough on this pair of eyes (mostly the orange topic lists and titles and lime green staff members), so I tested the others and settled for good old subsilver2. However, there are some problems:

1. Only the default stylesheet has the clickable banner to get back to the main site. eTech Green doesn't have anything bannerlike at all (though I don't know why anyone would ever want to use it).
2. Some subforums and their associated topics default to GetawayGreen seemingly no matter what stylesheet I'm using. I can't see rhyme nor reason as to which subforums are affected. Forum Guidelines defaults to GetawayGreen, SPOILER TAG works in subsilver2. All of Berardinelli's Writing works in subsilver2, all of Miscellaneous save Forum Feedback (and Lists, which is a subforum of General Movie Discussion) defaults to GetawayGreen.

I assume this isn't high on the priority list since the default was obviously chosen and customized to fit the main page, but I thought it's worth mentioning.


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CrashTextDummie wrote:
The default stylesheet GetawayGreen was a bit too tough on this pair of eyes (mostly the orange topic lists and titles and lime green staff members), so I tested the others and settled for good old subsilver2. However, there are some problems:

1. Only the default stylesheet has the clickable banner to get back to the main site. eTech Green doesn't have anything bannerlike at all (though I don't know why anyone would ever want to use it).
2. Some subforums and their associated topics default to GetawayGreen seemingly no matter what stylesheet I'm using. I can't see rhyme nor reason as to which subforums are affected. Forum Guidelines defaults to GetawayGreen, SPOILER TAG works in subsilver2. All of Berardinelli's Writing works in subsilver2, all of Miscellaneous save Forum Feedback (and Lists, which is a subforum of General Movie Discussion) defaults to GetawayGreen.

I assume this isn't high on the priority list since the default was obviously chosen and customized to fit the main page, but I thought it's worth mentioning.


None of this is really a surprise to me. When I was putting together the look of the site, I assumed everyone would use Getaway Green. Some other styles have certain mods but are missing others and all sorts of unpredictable things can occur. The ReelViews logo, for example, is hardcoded into the Getaway Green template but isn't in anything else. Some of the individual forum pages are set up to use whatever the default is; others are hardcoded to use Getaway Green. There are actually rational reasons for some of these seemingly irrational occurrences, but it would be rather long and tedious to explain them all.

Probably the best thing for me to do would be to wipe everything except Getaway Green, since it's really the only style that's supported. The two standards that come with the phpBB package are there because they come with it (duh). The eTech Green is something I played with, but I decided I prefer the look of Getaway Green. You can still use the others, but there will be issues.


Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:22 pm
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I guess the surprise then is that someone might not like Getaway Green? :P

It's not just a matter of aestethics for me, I legitimately find Getaway Green hard (or harder) to read, mainly unread topics on the topic lists. I understand why you chose it (it fits the main page) and why you'd rather everyone just use what you intended to be the look of the site. And I suppose if I'm the only one with this gripe, I'd learn to live with it.


Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:44 pm
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