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Forum is so damn ugly

Great forum software. Works faster but damn why does it have to look so tech/trendy/industrial/spaceship/designer? The colour makes it even worse. Dark grey? It's so much harder to read light text on a dark background than the other way around. And that's all we do here is read. It's a text based forum so readability really should come 1st.

It's way too heavy guys/Ian. I suggest you make the forum light/white again with dark grey text perhaps. For better legibility/functionality.

The tech/designer bits, interface is not Alfa at all!

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Way too dark - looks like the inside of a VW in a bat cave not a beautiful Italian car site.

The previous design was so spot on that its going to be difficult to follow - not sure why we needed such a major change in the first place.

And why so much slower than before.
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Wait a sec, aren't you the guy who bought a car that, rather than being classically beautiful, is really techy, with fins and stuff?
And what colour is it again?
BTW, I'm pretty sure it's been proven that white on a grey background is better for your eyes than black on white - less contrast between the colours.
Also, this has been said 1.03x10^5 times before, there will be alternative skins eventually.
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Actually it's been proven black text on white is more legible.

And yes. This site looks more like my Skyline. Techy, heavy gunmetal grey it looks a lot like a Skyline site not an Alfa site!
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Stop complaining about the colors... it'll be changed "soon" !
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Sorry to say this guys, and take it a bit tongue in cheek, please
Alfaowner.com is run by a god of a man, who provides us a place to talk, and discuss all things alfa, it is this that makes alfaowner what it is, we do not pay to access this site, apart from dial up, all work undertaken on this site is done for our benefit, for my money, if it works quickly, and is easy to operate, then its all good. remember ' Form follows function' .
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I think it doesn't look as bad as many put it to be.

I like it, besides it being a little dark, is easier on my eyes...

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Forum looks like the inside of a BMW, dark and boring with lots of switches.
 
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Originally Posted by paul166
Forum looks like the inside of a BMW, dark and boring with lots of switches.
I don't like you already.

All you have done is complain.
If you dont like it, don't post.
Simple.
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Re: Forum is so damn ugly

I agree with Justin from a web design point of view reading on screen text should always be black type on a white background (or very close). Obviously smaller portions of text don't matter but big forum posts and articles should always be b/w.

Other than that though I like the new forums.

I also must add that vBulletin is a great little piece of forum software. I wish I had written it!

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Gradually getting used to the new forum design and colour and it's not so bad.

Just need to speed things up a bit - on a slow dialup it must be a nightmare.
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