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Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:43 am
by bo_sox48
webDiplomacy now has a dark theme option that you can use to navigate the site. You can go to your site settings to try it out for yourself.

What does this mean?

It means that if you're like me and stay up until 3 in the morning on the internet, your eyes don't have to bleed anymore! You can turn down the brightness on your screen and be comfortable. You may also simply prefer the new design to the old theme as it offers improved readability, higher contrast, and should lessen eye fatigue caused by an otherwise bright screen. Either way, you can easily swap between themes in your site settings, or simply pick one and use it permanently.

Do I have to use it?

No, you do not. Our light theme will always be available. However, there are notable benefits to both your device, including improved battery life, a less buggy screen, and less propensity to create a ghost image, and to you, including better sleep, less strain on the eyes, and less reason to get smacked by your partner at 2 am because you're keeping them awake.

I like it, but I reaaaalllly think this part needs to be changed...

Any design change will come with an opportunity to give feedback. You are more than welcome to post here with your ideas. If it's a good idea, I will try and make it happen. This thread is your opportunity to do so.

In order for your feedback to be valuable, it needs to be particular. What specifically do you not like? What would you prefer to see in its place? Does it look okay in some browsers or devices and not on others? The more particular you can be, the more likely it can be fixed or changed.

As always, if you spot a bug, feel free to contact the moderators by emailing webdipmod@gmail.com, or just post here.

How much did you get paid to do all this?

Nothing! The incredible pay is the best part.

In fact, if you like the idea of being paid nothing, one of many large scale development projects that we are currently working on was creating the architecture to have multiple display themes. If you are confident in your development skills (particularly CSS, Javascript, and PHP) and think that you can design your own theme, feel free to contact me. The groundwork has already been laid.

Many thanks to Squigs and jmo as well as the mod team for helping with extensive bugfixing and testing, as well as emc for redesigning the forum emblems. Those should be live soon.

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:47 am
by jmo1121109
Let's give bo some +1's and thanks for this, it's one of the larger changes the site has had ever and he did a fantastic job with it.

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:01 am
by Carl Tuckerson
Love it. Great job guys.

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:17 am
by swordsman3003
Well this new mode is just delightful.

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:21 am
by RagingIke297
Bo, you have been forgiven for all your previous sins, this is amazing

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:22 am
by bo_sox48
My sins are forever immortalized on my profile

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:27 am
by RagingIke297
bo_sox48 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:22 am
My sins are forever immortalized on my profile
They're all washed away Bo, this is so good, my eyes are so grateful

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:35 am
by Chaqa
I like the slightly toned downed colors you settled on. It’s nice!

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:58 am
by yavuzovic
Thank you, great!

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:06 am
by ItsHosuke
This... this is just beautiful

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:18 am
by Nikola Maric Eto
Wow, thanks Boss!

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:40 pm
by foodcoats
Absolutely fantastic. Thanks bo and the rest of the dev team!

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:49 pm
by Claesar
bo_sox48 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:22 am
My sins are forever immortalized on my profile
I'm missing at least two.

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:15 pm
by Tom Bombadil
This is great - thank you

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:49 pm
by dargorygel
Thanks Bo! (And the dev team and admins and mods). This is grand!

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:55 pm
by zultar
You guys kick ass. Keep up the good work. I feel like a spy using this mode! :evil:

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:32 pm
by damo666
I like dark on mobile and light on laptop.

Is it possible to make setting device specific? I know it's easy to switch but I'm lazy and greedy.

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:51 pm
by bo_sox48
That’s probably possible and something I did not think of at all. I am heading out of town for work today but I may check it out on a coming weekend.

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:53 pm
by Vaporwave
Do you know why I'm shocked? There was mention of e.m.c being part of this new development and I've always had this thought in my head that e.m.c is some 15yr old high school kid, not a grown up.

Will try and use this new theme in the upcoming mafia game hosted by the lovely duo dargo & ND

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:59 pm
by Peregrine Falcon
My only complaint is that the header link isn't using a root-relative URL...

Otherwise, looks amazing. Way to go, bo!