[JS] Some color tweaks for the forum

forum-improvement

(Althalus Stenory) #1

This is a tampermonkey script, but can be used outside of it too.

In short:

  • slightly lighter background
  • darker texts for contrasts
  • smaller font
// ==UserScript==
// @name         EVE Online Forum Colors
// @namespace    github-kyria-tampermonkey-scripts
// @version      0.1
// @description  layout change for eveonline forum
// @author       althalus@tweetfleet
// @match        https://meta.eveonline.com/*
// @grant        none
// ==/UserScript==

var descriptionTextColor = '#999';
var latestPostColor = '#BBB';
var mainBackgroundColor = '#252525';
var globalFontSize = '13px';

(function() {
    'use strict';

    var $newStyle = $('<style></style>');
    $newStyle.append('.category-list .category-description, .category-list .subcategories { color: ' + descriptionTextColor + '; }');
    $newStyle.append('.category-list td.latest .featured-topic a.title { color: ' + latestPostColor + '; }');
    $newStyle.append('#main-outlet { background-color: ' + mainBackgroundColor + '; }');
    $newStyle.append('html { font-size: ' + globalFontSize + '; }');
    $newStyle.appendTo('head');
    
    $('.subcategories .subcategory a span.badge-category').removeAttr('style');
})();

Example preview:


The new design is clunky, a waste of space and lacks old features
(Nora Maldoran) #2

Could you add a screenshot of how it looks with the changes?
Helps people deciding if they want to try it. :slight_smile:


(Althalus Stenory) #3

Added :slight_smile:


(Jean LaForge) #4

I like it, thanks!


(CCP Avalon) #5

What kind of a monster puts the before screenshot on the right?!

That’s my only beef with op. We also lightened the background half way to the old forum color, along with several other tweaks based on feedback provided yesterday and today. We’re not done, but this is the first step in that direction.


(Catherine Solenne) #6

@CCP_Avalon +1 for Althalus’ / Svara’s look of having the Latest Section toned down in the category view. Much easier on the eyes, imo.


(Althalus Stenory) #7

Ahahah was actually wondering who would first say something about that :smiley: Made this in a hurry and was lazy to correct it after I noticed I put them in the wrong “way”.

Yeah, tbh i mainly did this to see differences while using the new forum (better to make real feedback of what could be better than just make assumptions) but i don’t expect (at least I hope so) to use it when you’ll finally “release” the forum.

The new background is really better :+1: (didn’t see yet the other tweaks)
Looking forward for more improvements :smiley:
Thank you !