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[Preview][2.1] RDD (playground)
« on: August 14, 2019, 10:36:41 AM »
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Its been some time since I started to work on a new theme... while yes this is not a new theme its 100% based on RDD theme of mine but for 2.1 this time with a small tech change.

As you know (or don't know) SMF 2.1's display system based on flexbox, while I also personally like the flexbox, this time I just wanted to try something different ... not entirely but different. So, I used grid system in RDD(2.1)*. One thing for sure, I have no idea how broken this theme will be in mod wise especially the Portal mods :P so not much of a theme for end-users but still nice to work with.

At this time around, I don't have any link for anyone to test it out but I'll leave a small screenshot to demonstrate the current state of the theme.

* You can read more about Grid in here : https://css-tricks.com/snippets/css/complete-guide-grid/
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Re: [Preview][2.1] RDD (playground)
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 11:26:46 AM »
I think I'm negatively biased towards black backgrounds because I *always* have my screen backlight set to its lowest. Could you adapt a brighter (or white) background instead?

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Re: [Preview][2.1] RDD (playground)
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 11:30:13 AM »
I think I'm negatively biased towards black backgrounds because I *always* have my screen backlight set to its lowest. Could you adapt a brighter (or white) background instead?

Not for this one. next ones? Maybe, but highly unlikely...
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Re: [Preview][2.1] RDD (playground)
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 12:55:03 PM »
Also, if I could add, using a font other than the usual ones really improves the optics. Try using Open Sans -- it's readily available as a Google font.

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Re: [Preview][2.1] RDD (playground)
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 01:01:19 PM »
hold on, Segoe UI is a very good font as well, changing the font isn't always the way to go, you just gotta figure out how to make good use of a font, is what I think.

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Re: [Preview][2.1] RDD (playground)
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 05:39:20 PM »
Also, if I could add, using a font other than the usual ones really improves the optics. Try using Open Sans -- it's readily available as a Google font.

In other words, these days it's one of the usual ones.

hold on, Segoe UI is a very good font as well, changing the font isn't always the way to go, you just gotta figure out how to make good use of a font, is what I think.

Sure it's a good font, but it's only available by default on a limited range of boxes. You'll still need a backup stack.

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Re: [Preview][2.1] RDD (playground)
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 06:18:58 PM »
CSS grid ftw! 8)

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Re: [Preview][2.1] RDD (playground)
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 06:24:25 PM »
I must get around to playing with it sometime. Flex is useful, but can also be a PITA with child elements.

ETA: It's rather funny that CSS grid is effectively trying to make tables that aren't tables. :D

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Re: [Preview][2.1] RDD (playground)
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019, 07:26:22 PM »
Segoe reminds me too much calibri

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Re: [Preview][2.1] RDD (playground)
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2019, 06:30:55 PM »
I must get around to playing with it sometime. Flex is useful, but can also be a PITA with child elements.

ETA: It's rather funny that CSS grid is effectively trying to make tables that aren't tables. :D

That's because we are all used to using the table tag for layout..which it was never intended for. Stupid us lol.

Flex are also useful, especially for pure horizontal items, there are attributes with flexbox that can't easily be mimicked in css grid. So they complement each other.

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Re: [Preview][2.1] RDD (playground)
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2019, 03:27:54 PM »
I wish I could have it installed to see it in its entirety, it's great @Antes hope to see it finished.


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Re: [Preview][2.1] RDD (playground)
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2019, 03:48:31 PM »
I wish I could have it installed to see it in its entirety, it's great @Antes hope to see it finished.


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Not much to see, I only finished the home page to demonstrate, hopefully I'll make it ready for first draft soon(TM), but I have a paper in my hand to finish so my focus will be that.
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