I confess my initial reaction to the new theme was to cringe and almost immediately switch back to the old familiar one (thanks for keeping this as an option).
This was a bit unfair so here are my initial reactions based on a just a few minutes of looking around (I'm sticking with the original theme - sorry!)
In no particular order...
- Too white:
A darker theme (or an alternative) would be good as I find it a little too bright to comfortably read in a darkened room.
for 'Go Down' & T
for 'Go Up' - I assume 'B
ottom' & 'T
op'? It wasn't immediately obvious to me (I may be a tad stupid tho'
) so very probably even less obvious for people where English isn't their native language, maybe arrow symbols instead?
- Actions are confusing now they're simply text and not buttons:
They need either more space or maybe vertical lines between the different actions (especially at top of page, it's slightly better at bottom), eg...REPLY NOTIFY MARK UNREAD SEND THIS TOPIC PRINT
is less clear than something like...REPLY | NOTIFY | MARK UNREAD | SEND THIS TOPIC | PRINT
- Bold text in the subject list instinctively means 'unread' to me, personally prefer this method to using stars.
- Miss the 'New' badge which takes me straight to the first unread message of that thread.
Apologies if my reticence to give the new theme a decent try out means I've missed hidden features (or obvious ones), but it's a low volume forum and consequently it takes only a few minutes to read and keep up with the forum (I'm a frequent visitor).
However, the forum is a fantastic resource and many thanks to all who contribute.