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Title: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Phillip Dampier on June 12, 2007, 05:47:49 pm
We've gotten behind because of so many offline things that have taken up John and my time, but we're going to be moving to the summer color scheme probably later tonight and we'll have a new banner image up on top.  Remember, the summer colors are going to be brighter, and coming after the extended time we were using the winter blue look, it's initially going to be a bit of a shocker, but folks got used to it last year.

Also, the Childress and Riverton weather graphic at the bottom will be upgraded to a newer version.  The downside is we lose the tent graphic, but the upside is a bit more information and you can interact with it a bit more.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on June 13, 2007, 01:17:53 am



          Nice sir, will look forward to it....  This place is sure getting to be high class entertainment for sure...
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 13, 2007, 04:49:27 am
It's great to see Signal Ranch up there!!

Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Penthesilea on June 13, 2007, 07:35:24 am
I like the brighter blues. Swimming-pool blues  :). And I love the new banner.
Thank you Phillip and John.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 13, 2007, 08:17:39 am
Very exciting that the banner is now someplace I've actually visited! Good job (as always!)!

Edit to add: I find it much easier to read the black type against the light blue background than against the dark blue. Thanks!
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 13, 2007, 10:29:14 am
Auntie got a more clear-sky shot on another day. It is here:

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,5791.msg204252.html#msg204252 (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,5791.msg204252.html#msg204252)
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: opinionista on June 13, 2007, 01:21:40 pm
I think a grass green color might be better. This blue is too bright IMO. Just a suggestion.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Phillip Dampier on June 13, 2007, 06:26:37 pm
I think a grass green color might be better. This blue is too bright IMO. Just a suggestion.

This sounds like something we can try for mid-summer.  I also have some great images of pine forests which could work well with this.  I remember we had a lot of folks who looked at the summer scheme at night and found it a bit too bright last year.  Thanks as always for the suggestion!
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Kelda on June 13, 2007, 06:53:04 pm
I love the seasonal changes and enjoying the nice blue colours!
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Kelda on August 27, 2007, 05:37:34 am
enjoying the new picture Phillip - the stony mountain tops are very cool!
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Phillip Dampier on August 27, 2007, 10:51:32 am
These are actually mountains visible along Highway 1 between Canmore and Banff.  It's a shame that so much of the picture cannot be shown on the tiny space afforded by the banner, but we've increased the amount of image visible by finally shrinking the space taken up by the various info boxes up there.  The "theme" that is used by BetterMost was written in a bizarre mix of style sheets and other coding, which appears to have been cobbled together.  It makes modifications very time consuming, and the theme really needs to be rewritten from the ground up.  John is hoping with v2.0 of the SMF software, someone is working on this already, but if not, we'll probably have to do it ourselves.

"There is never enough time" works for online forums as well as a 20+ year 'relationship' between Jack and Ennis.  :)
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Kelda on August 27, 2007, 12:39:01 pm
its intersting here at home - I still have the green background - probably something to do with my cookies.

Lovely pic none the less!
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Dagi on October 01, 2007, 05:55:56 am
Hi Phillip,

I told myself about a thousand times that I should spend less time in front of the screen - and you are helping me a great deal with the last color change - I already start feeling kind of sick!  :laugh:

I loved the blue color....Id love green as well, but this red is driving me mad, sorry.

I love the mountain pic!

Dagi
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Phillip Dampier on October 01, 2007, 10:57:00 am
Hi Phillip,

I told myself about a thousand times that I should spend less time in front of the screen - and you are helping me a great deal with the last color change - I already start feeling kind of sick!  :laugh:

I loved the blue color....Id love green as well, but this red is driving me mad, sorry.

We change background colors with the passing of every season.  Most folks need at least a day or two to get accustomed to the changes, and we typically make minor adjustments to them.  I think we're missing some of the pale yellows we had last year.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Dagi on October 01, 2007, 11:32:34 am
We change background colors with the passing of every season.  Most folks need at least a day or two to get accustomed to the changes, and we typically make minor adjustments to them.  I think we're missing some of the pale yellows we had last year.

Hi Phillip,

does that mean it will stay like this until winter?  :o Then I better keep my sunglasses on, or go on reading my book, Middlesex from Jeffrey Eugenides, a very good book by the way...

Dagi  8)
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 01, 2007, 11:40:12 am
I like the rusty-orange-red background myself. Very autumnal.  :)

I love the photo of the beautiful fall foliage against the backdrop of the mountains, too. Thanks!
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: dot-matrix on October 01, 2007, 11:43:33 am
I like it too!  Warm colors, looks very Autumnal on my screen, soft pinky oranges and reds.   Are we going to have some fall color in the photo at the top of the page too?
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Phillip Dampier on October 01, 2007, 11:52:11 am
I like it too!  Warm colors, looks very Autumnal on my screen, soft pinky oranges and reds.   Are we going to have some fall color in the photo at the top of the page too?

Yes... later tonight.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Shasta542 on October 01, 2007, 09:30:41 pm
This morning---my eyes watered and my head hurt.

Then this evening--no side effects!

Maybe the head and eyes thing was because it was Monday  morning!
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: injest on October 01, 2007, 10:15:06 pm
This morning---my eyes watered and my head hurt.

Then this evening--no side effects!

Maybe the head and eyes thing was because it was Monday  morning!


 :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Penthesilea on October 02, 2007, 01:26:59 am
We had a very similar color theme last fall, and it took me a few days to get used to it, but then I began to like it. It's very fitting for autumn.
Though I sure will miss the different shades of blue. I love all kinds of blue, but that's just my personal taste.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Penthesilea on October 02, 2007, 02:05:59 am
Now the matching autumn picture is up, too. I like it  :).
Even though blue is my favorite, some variety from time to time is good. After all, you wouldn't eat the same dish, even if it's your favorite,  every day, would you?  ;)
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: dot-matrix on October 02, 2007, 03:24:47 am
It's pretty I really like it. :D
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: serious crayons on October 02, 2007, 03:33:20 am
It's pretty I really like it. :D

Me too! I love autumn colors.

Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: belbbmfan on October 02, 2007, 07:04:25 am
It's pretty I really like it. :D

Yes, me too. I like autumn. thanks Phillip.  :)
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Dagi on October 02, 2007, 07:34:57 am
This morning---my eyes watered and my head hurt.

Then this evening--no side effects!

Maybe the head and eyes thing was because it was Monday  morning!


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Shasta, you are so funny. But today is Tuesday and I still dont like the color. But since everybody else seems to love it, Ill have to deal with it....  8) ;D.

Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 02, 2007, 08:51:07 am
I love the autumn trees!

But then fall is my favorite season. ...  :)
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Phillip Dampier on October 02, 2007, 11:16:02 am
I am surprised some folks see this theme as brighter/more intense than the summer theme, which is actually the brightest of all of themes we use.  The autumn theme is the darkest.

BTW, the new banner image is Barrier Lake, Kananaskis Country near the filming locations, taken from Route 40, which many of us travelled just two months ago.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Ellemeno on October 03, 2007, 04:02:26 am
I like it.  Especially the picture of the trees.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Dagi on October 03, 2007, 04:08:16 am
I am surprised some folks see this theme as brighter/more intense than the summer theme, which is actually the brightest of all of themes we use.  The autumn theme is the darkest.

BTW, the new banner image is Barrier Lake, Kananaskis Country near the filming locations, taken from Route 40, which many of us travelled just two months ago.

I love the trees! It looks just the same here in Germany! I wont complain about the color anymore, Phillip, its okay. Sorry.

Dagi 8)
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Ellemeno on October 03, 2007, 04:38:08 am
It's good to give feedback here, please do!  Even negative.  :)
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Sharon on October 03, 2007, 05:02:15 am
The effect of a color not only depends on the brightness, but also at the intensity/luminosity.
The luminosity is a little to high for my sensitive eyes!
In general I like autum colors, but let me tell you as an advertising expert:

Red/orange are life-affirming colors, but they are also agressive and dominant colors
who come in front of all the other things. They reach their positive effect only well dosed.

I hope green is the color for spring!
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Phillip Dampier on October 03, 2007, 11:43:30 am
The effect of a color not only depends on the brightness, but also at the intensity/luminosity.
The luminosity is a little to high for my sensitive eyes!
In general I like autum colors, but let me tell you as an advertising expert:
I'll drop you a PM about this.  We always welcome guidance on these things.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Sharon on October 03, 2007, 02:20:13 pm
Thank you for your PM, Phillip! :D
I PM`d you back and
I`m glad if I can help.

Let me say for all who gave critique here:

In general the new design is ok.
Sometimes there are just little things to change to make a design a good one.
Little things with a big effect. But such little things are sometimes not easy
to figure out.

I want to tribute the work for this design and I think that only constuctive
critique is a good critique.

- That is the only way to make things change or better! -  ;)
 

Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Kelda on October 03, 2007, 04:37:47 pm
sharon when did you hit 1000??? congrats!!!
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Sharon on October 03, 2007, 05:00:14 pm
YESTERDAY! Thanks Kelda!
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 10, 2007, 03:14:55 pm
That banner image--if that's the term for it?--of the lake with autumn trees and the mountain in the background: Anybody know where that is?

Reason I'm asking is that the "October" picture on the calendar I have hanging in my office is from almost exactly the same vantage point at the same location at the same time year--though it appears at a different time of day and in better weather (the mountaintop isn't cut off by clouds).

My calendar was a "freebie" from the Disabled American Veterans, and there are no identifications on the pictures.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: southendmd on October 10, 2007, 03:21:06 pm
Jeff, I clicked on its "properties" and it says it's "Tetons Fall".

That close enough for you?   :)
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 10, 2007, 03:43:05 pm
Jeff, I clicked on its "properties" and it says it's "Tetons Fall".

That close enough for you?   :)

Yes, thanks. I thought the image looked like it was probably somewhere in the Tetons.

(It never occurred to me to click on the image itself.)
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Phillip Dampier on October 10, 2007, 05:21:09 pm
The image on the news banner (the small box) is from the Teton Mountains in Wyoming.  The banner image at the top of every forum page is Barrier Lake - Kananaskis Country, Alberta, taken from Route 40, which many of us were up and down back in July.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 13, 2007, 11:07:46 am
I was just wondering if the pink is because it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Yee-haw, Phillip, thank you!! You see a lot of rodeo cowboys wearing pink shirts during October and they even have a special "Tough E-nuff to Wear Pink" day.

Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Phillip Dampier on June 07, 2008, 05:28:48 pm
The summer theme is back!
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Phillip Dampier on June 07, 2008, 05:42:16 pm
Hit Refresh on your browser a few times and the colors should start coming in.  The top picture banner is next to change.  You should also see a new weather box at the very bottom.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Brown Eyes on June 07, 2008, 05:43:49 pm
The summer theme is back!

Yeehaw Mayor! 8)  My background/ border colors have turned powder blue.  And, I've definitely noticed the new image of the guy on horseback in the weather box.  That's nice.


I was also wondering if the idea about a small memorial image for Heath to go along with the BetterMost beans is still on the table? 

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,17969.0.html (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,17969.0.html)

Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Phillip Dampier on June 07, 2008, 06:13:42 pm
Yes... it's coming after the banner change.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: southendmd on June 07, 2008, 08:46:53 pm
Fantastic job, Phillip!

Love the colors, Mt. Lorette, and the Heath tribute.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Fran on June 07, 2008, 10:37:02 pm
I love how Heath's tribute keeps changing.

Great job, Phillip and John.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Artiste on June 07, 2008, 11:05:52 pm
I love your colours, because I can now see better with them !!

Merci/thanks !!
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: serious crayons on June 07, 2008, 11:50:06 pm
Merci, aussi! Looks like Morning in BetterMost.  :)


Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: belbbmfan on June 08, 2008, 03:13:05 am
Fantastic job, Phillip!

Love the colors, Mt. Lorette, and the Heath tribute.

I agree.

It looks wonderful. The cowboy in weather report is great.

The changing Heath tribute is really really nice.

Thank you mayor!  :)
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Brown Eyes on June 08, 2008, 04:32:29 pm

LOL, my mountain ranges at the top keep changing.  Right now it's the old mountain range that we've had for much of the winter/ spring and last night I had a different/ new mountain range.  Interesting.

Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: optom3 on June 08, 2008, 06:38:09 pm
Love all the new changes.The blue is fab.It is the same colour as my bedroom.Love the whole thing, so a big thankyou to all those involved.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: southendmd on June 11, 2008, 02:29:18 pm
Sometimes the text in the weather report "floats" above and into the threads, sometimes obscuring them. 

Anyone else have this problem?
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Brown Eyes on June 11, 2008, 02:33:15 pm
Sometimes the text in the weather report "floats" above and into the threads, sometimes obscuring them. 

Anyone else have this problem?

Yes, I've also noticed that the text and graphics from the weather box in the lower right corner sometimes meander outside the bounds of the weather box.  I've not noticed a pattern as to why or when this happens.  It doesn't happen all the time... but it is frequent enough to be notable.

Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: optom3 on June 11, 2008, 10:27:08 pm
Sometimes the text in the weather report "floats" above and into the threads, sometimes obscuring them. 

Anyone else have this problem?

Yes that's happening to me.I just thought it was my laptop. It drifts up on the RHS and blocks out the edges of the text,  but it is a sporadic thing.
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 12, 2008, 02:27:54 pm
I like the brighter blue  :D  but the shade of green used to indicate the name of someone on line is almost impossible to read against the blue.  :(
Title: Re: Color Changes! + Updates
Post by: optom3 on June 12, 2008, 11:10:13 pm
I like the brighter blue  :D  but the shade of green used to indicate the name of someone on line is almost impossible to read against the blue.  :(


Mine is a darker blue on a lighter blue, which I love.If you are struggling to see,I know a good optometrist !!!!!!!