TrainBoard Colors - What's your opinion?

train1 Jul 20, 2008

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Keep the gray or change back to orange?

Poll closed Jul 28, 2008.
  1. Orange/Yellow as it was before

    22 vote(s)
    43.1%
  2. Keep the Gray

    25 vote(s)
    49.0%
  3. None of these and I will post my other ideas

    4 vote(s)
    7.8%
  1. train1

    train1 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Has the forum changed color (grey headings instead of orange)? Or am I missing something.

    Just wondering on a rainy night.
     
  2. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    Software Upgrade

    You will be finding many changes as the latest software upgrade is in place...

    :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:
     
  3. BuddyBurton

    BuddyBurton TrainBoard Supporter

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    Cool.

    I'm loving the bookmarks section already. ;)
     
  4. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    We're just experimenting with some changes. Feel free to offer your opinions.

    Charlie
     
  5. skipgear

    skipgear TrainBoard Member

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    I like the gray but it loads orange first, then changes to gray. That flash of color change is a bit annoying. Otherwise I like it although the orange did give it a bit of character all it's own. No other forums that I visit use orange, many use shades of gray.
     
  6. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Some folks thought the orange was distracting. We would be interested in hearing what people like or don't like.

    Charlie
     
  7. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I prefer the orange; the grey is fine.
     
  8. MP333

    MP333 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ditto, orange is better.
     
  9. Mr. Train

    Mr. Train TrainBoard Member

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    Slow learner here

    OK I have to ask what is all the book marks about? I seen it but with little internet time I have not looked in to what it does.:cowboy:
     
  10. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Orange is TB's trademark color, since I have joined in 2001, it's been orange. To me, TB should always be orange, but YMMV...
     
  11. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    ORANGE

    :male-fighter1::male-fighter2::soldier::pirate:​
     
  12. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    As many of you have noticed, we are trying an experimental change this week with the background gradient on the site (changing from the orange/yellow to a gray color).

    We would like you opinion of this change.
     
  13. JKD

    JKD TrainBoard Member

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    My opinion:
    1. It looks classy.
    2. It is easier to read
    3. It is easier on the eyes than the orange.

    I LIKE IT!!!:thumbs_up::thumbs_up::thumbs_up:
     
  14. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I am easy to please. :sheep:I have no objections to either color scheme. I suppose the new look would be less offensive to some.:clover:
     
  15. Doug A.

    Doug A. TrainBoard Supporter

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    I don't have a strong opinion either way regarding the difference between the orange/yellow and gray. I think I kinda like the orange since I've never really had a problem with the scheme before.

    What I would like to see change is the background. Not that it's bad, I just am not a big fan of background images to begin with, and at very least I'd change it to give TB a fresh look.

    And I'd like to see an option for a more mobile friendly (iPhone, et al) version of TB as well, but I digress. And digressing further, the 30-second search limit kills me on a daily basis.
     
  16. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    We've had this background since the beginning. I'm not sure what people's feelings are about that but I know some folks are attached to it. We are always open to suggestions.

    I had considered something different but discarded it.

    That will be coming in the not-too-distant future.

    Charlie
     
  17. NWILMRR

    NWILMRR TrainBoard Supporter

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    Color I can get used to any thing BUT I'm with Doug^ on the 30second thing. I suppose I could be trained to learn to count to 30:sarcastic:
     
  18. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That keeps bots from using all our resources. It's a "take the good with the bad" deal.

    Charlie
     
  19. Doug A.

    Doug A. TrainBoard Supporter

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    I understand about the Bots, but 30 seconds? Or, if there is a way to exclude certain searches. For example, the "24 Hours of Trainboard" is considered a search. So, I click on that and within 2-3 seconds I can scan and see if anything is of interest. Then, it's 27 seconds I have to wait before I can do anything else.

    The other thing is the "24 Hours" cannot be bookmarked. I guess it builds its URL based on a time/date stamp on the server. The side menu is difficult to hit with the iPhone, and the other alternative is scroll to the bottom for the BIG icons. And heaven forbid I accidentally double tap the 24 Hour link/icon. "YOU MUST WAIT 30 SECONDS..." Arggghhh!!!

    Yes, I've become quite adept at counting while on Trainboard... "One-Mississippi, Two-Mississippi..."

    By the way, I must admit I think the grey is growing on me. I'm now leaning that direction, if you are keeping score.

    EDIT: Just wanted to say, I hope my comments are considered "constructive criticism". I'm certainly not bent out of shape about anything. Do nothing and I'm a happy camper, just figured I'd throw in my two cents about some very minor things.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 23, 2008
  20. okane

    okane TrainBoard Supporter

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    Grey for me, looks much more professional, then again I would like to see other changes as well.
     

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