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BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Dileep » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:53 am

Now that the functional issues are all gone, it is time to work on the look side.

http://test123.bharatganrajya.com is made into a sandbox for trying out the look and feel changes. Made a new logo and font size of header is increased.

Comments welcome.

It takes a lot of time to figure the hows and whats of this, but it is fun onlee.

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by jamwal » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:09 pm

Site area seems much smaller. Hindi logo is hard to read

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Rahul M » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:04 pm

I will create a decent logo once we settle on the skin/theme. could we have some colour different from the default blue, grey may be, like BRF of old ?

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Dileep » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:31 am

You can find styles at https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styles-2

We can load the suggestions and see how it goes.

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Marten » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:47 am

I liked
Flat https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... t/demo/3.2
ProSilver Special https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... n/demo/3.2 or https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... n/demo/3.1
Square was also just fine. Black Silver seems a bit claustrophobic. But if we do have two or three skins, nothing like it.

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Rahul M » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:38 pm

seems like prosilver sp. has the most votes so far.

didn't like the flat, too similar to the default current one.

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Rudradev » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:31 pm

Prosilver sp. ed. is my favourite, please add my vote.

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Dileep » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:43 am

We can have multiple styles loaded, and users can actually select them as they please. So, let us make a list:

prosilver : The original. I am going to continue to use it.
Prosilver SP : will be default and guest style.
Black Silver: Because we have evil people around :)
Flat: Because "the money" says so :)

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Dileep » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:53 am

You can try it out by signing up with any user name. Sign up and login into the forum. Click the user id on top left and choose User Control Panel. Go to board preferences tab and select the style

Rahul, please make the logo for Prosilver and Prosilver SP.

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Rahul M » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:03 pm

wilco saarji.

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Rahul M » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:02 pm

here's one idea I had. this is similar in principle to the logo we have right now.

https://imgur.com/a/A6jjm

size is 625 X 125.

I am open to more suggestions.

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Dileep » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:38 pm

I like it, but Would like the state borders visible on the map. We are a Federal Republic onlee.

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Rahul M » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:44 pm

No problems but it doesn't look too good given the small image size. also need to add the tagline.

will put one up ASAP.

edit : here you go. https://imgur.com/a/ZKeRm

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Dileep » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:47 am

Looks great. Can the tagline be below the name? Somehow, in my mind it always reads "Bharat Ganrajya, the voice of the republic"

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Marten » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:08 am

RahulM, hope you do not mind, could the tagline have a different font too. Due to the texture, it becomes less enjoyable.
Which font did you select?

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Rahul M » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:20 pm

I wanted to put it below the name but it doesn't showup on green. moving up is a compromise.

Martenullah, no problems at all. the problem is more with the background texture than the tagline font itself. I used Georgia Bold. let me see what I can do.
any
please keep suggestions coming.

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Rahul M » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:03 pm


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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by nachiket » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:42 pm

Dileep wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:43 am
We can have multiple styles loaded, and users can actually select them as they please. So, let us make a list:

prosilver : The original. I am going to continue to use it.
Prosilver SP : will be default and guest style.
Black Silver: Because we have evil people around :)
Flat: Because "the money" says so :)
Is it still possible for users to change this? I do not see the option in the User Control Panel -> Board Preferences.

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Marten » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:24 am

nachiket wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:42 pm
Dileep wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:43 am
We can have multiple styles loaded, and users can actually select them as they please. So, let us make a list:

prosilver : The original. I am going to continue to use it.
Prosilver SP : will be default and guest style.
Black Silver: Because we have evil people around :)
Flat: Because "the money" says so :)
Is it still possible for users to change this? I do not see the option in the User Control Panel -> Board Preferences.
From the nonofficial records, I see you haven't subscribed to our monthly customization module charges. To avoid having to make immediate payments, kindly test the feature on the testbed (https://test123.bharatganrajya.com/forum/). You will have to sign up once again there.

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Marten » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:30 am

Rahul M wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:20 pm
I wanted to put it below the name but it doesn't showup on green. moving up is a compromise.

Martenullah, no problems at all. the problem is more with the background texture than the tagline font itself. I used Georgia Bold. let me see what I can do.
any
please keep suggestions coming.
I like the concept very much. Are we attached to the texture? Perhaps we could make the Flag wavy, thereby getting white space on the bottom right for the tagline? I shall have time this month-end and will try (irregular PS user but have exp.). I have been making out cheques that the workload has been bouncing, so apologies in advance for not helping out earlier.

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Rahul M » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:03 pm

re: texture. not an issue. just something I was trying out. open to other ideas.
caveat : the waving flag thing, if not done properly looks very tacky.

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Re: BGR New Look Sandbox

Post by Vyoman » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:57 am

Rahul M wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:03 pm
https://imgur.com/a/ZOaPm
Cool! AAP folks will knock your door tomorrow seeking support :)

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