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New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« on: November 07, 2008, 09:13:10 PM »
Hello,
it seems we are getting another graphics.simurans.com again.

Attached is the default logo picture. Can you make better? I dare you! ;D

Or… if you can mod the whole theme, it would be even more awesome.

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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 03:41:26 PM »
Forum news was added:

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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 03:47:24 PM »
There's was an old discussion that contain some interesting ideas: graphics.simutrans.com new possible logo

BTW, we might use a modified GPL theme for Coopermine (repository)
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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008, 04:28:27 PM »
Oh, fie! So many themes... I feel cheated. Why isn't there just one? It would make things so much easier!

I suggest we select one theme, add it, remove all other themes, change it to our liking (images, toolbar with subdomain links) and… done. Criteria for selection: highly readable (good contrast), preferably blueish colors to fit forum look, not too image heavy (bandwidth).
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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008, 04:39:43 PM »
I'll install Coopermine at work (when the boss is out.. ::)) and try to test some of them...

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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 05:04:20 PM »
(when the boss is out.. ::))

He has visited this forum too? If so, it's better you erase/edit your post. XD

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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 05:16:37 PM »
Rather use
http://coppermine-gallery.net/demo/cpg14x/
and go through the themes (there is a choose gadget in top left corner)

Personally I liked these:
Dm Bluerapsody (needs replacing header background and these "pillars")
K2 (probably too simple)
Kubrick (that's borderline - the huge text is really ugly.)
MorpheusX Blue (image heavy)
PlusXL 2.0 (favorite!)
SMF 1-1 rc2 (lol, and small thumbnails are harder to hit with mouse)

I have to say that on the whole I am rather disappointed, maybe editing the default theme is a better option after all.
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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2008, 08:58:45 AM »
My candidates:

-Blix: this would work really well. Simple, clear and it just need to replace green areas by blue ones
-digital purple: good layout with a big header with a lot of design posibilities.
-project vii: simple with good menus
-fotogallery: large header and cool drop shadow effects
-Rin: one of my favorites. Really simple, big headers, readable and seems easy to modify.
-radio xxl: 3d menus with shiny metal effect. Perhaps too much futuristic.

All themes have a CSS or similar, so you can modify styles, layouts and images easily.

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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2008, 02:40:05 PM »
I've been working on a skin for GSC based on Rin. I've just replace some headerd and some font colors, too. Playing with the CSS sheet, you know...

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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2008, 03:10:34 PM »
* a preview here *

 :-\ ... less pink and more blue. It'd get better.

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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2008, 03:14:32 PM »
Where do you see the pink color? I think it's grey..... :-\
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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2008, 03:42:20 PM »
I said PINK.

:-\ ... less pink and more blue. It'd get better.

Well, pink is not what I meant... let's say: "less purple and more blue. I think it would fit better as Simutrans theme"

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* Igor is getting confused with color names *

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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2008, 04:01:41 PM »
I can add more blue on headers, and perhaps use the same background color as the forum skin...

P.S: I'm a bit color-blind, too.. :)

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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2008, 07:27:09 PM »
That looks really good! I didn't expect to get a whole theme :o

(sorry, I was away for a few days since 17th is national holiday and… 3 free days… :D )

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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2008, 10:29:23 PM »
I can send you the theme in a zip, in case you want to test it..

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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2008, 03:23:50 PM »
So, can you please send it?

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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2008, 08:27:19 PM »
Yes, but you'll have to wait until monday. I did the tests at work, in company's server and I've no copy at home... ::)

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Re: New logo and theme for Graphic Archive
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2008, 08:29:06 PM »
No need to hurry. Do it the Simutrans community way - slow, but unstoppable :P