Default v5 theme should be

Poll started by feillyne with 1,942 votes and 29 comments. Browse the poll archive.

 51%

Classic light theme & black font, with red accents (986 votes)

 45%

Dark, with light font, red accents (882 votes)

 4%

Other (specify) (74 votes)

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Thanoshld
Thanoshld

A bit difficult to chose without reference pics, but "black font" really helps, both with the eyes (noticing the main content better), and with mobile phones, since black doesn't consume as much power as any other color.

Seen the v.5 preview, good work guys ;) .

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shepard62fr
shepard62fr

Why not both ? ^^

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Templarfreak
Templarfreak

Both being default? How would that work? From what I can tell the will both be there as a choice but one is just going to be the default.

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Jerikøh
Jerikøh

quantum physics bro ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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Court_jestah
Court_jestah

We should get to choose the theme in our settings.

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feillyne CreatorSubscriber
feillyne

shepard62fr, Court_jestah, that is not the point. The question is what theme should be the startup/default one. Whether there will be more themes (and not just one) to choose from is an entirely different question...

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shepard62fr
shepard62fr

Oops, I read too fast sorry ^^

I would personally choose the "dark" theme because my eyes are more comfortable with darkness rather than brightness. My Linux desktop and nearly all of my programming tools are dark themes for that reason. However, as the default theme, I would say the current "classic" one because it's what members (and probably guests) are the most acquainted of and some of them might be frustrated to get used to.

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feillyne CreatorSubscriber
feillyne

That does not necessarily mean they like the light theme, or that they would have liked the light one more if they had a choice. They are simply used to it, which means nothing. ;-) That actually makes it sound bad, oh, something that you need getting used to or forced to be acquainted with (because you have no choice) while you really do not like it.

Same here, I even have YouTube and Google in black (browser extensions FTW) so totally loving the v4 layout (and v5 seems good enough too), but hate its visual, newspaper-like side. Perhaps a dark theme (just like Nexus/Steam/Discord), would do the site some good.

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ovrlurd98
ovrlurd98

What extensions do you use to change the colors of Google and YouTube?

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Rrtaya_Tsamsiyu
Rrtaya_Tsamsiyu

"they are simply used to it, which means nothing"
That's what Coca-Cola thought when they tried coming up with new coke, lol. Everyone liked it better, but everyone wanted the old coke back.
PS; sorry if your comment was meant jokingly

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Guest
Guest

i think it should be dark but with BLUE or GREEN

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Knez
Knez

There won't be either blue or green. Green is associated to IndieDB and red is associated with ModDB. Therefore it must be red.

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EyesShut
EyesShut

Having a dark theme is better for the eyes and makes it easier to read text.

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sonkakarotto
sonkakarotto

anou...

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

I prefer the dark theme ModDB currently has. But why not make it optional? Lots of websites have day and night mode.

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feillyne CreatorSubscriber
feillyne

What dark theme? Currently ModDB has a light theme and only dark and red accents?

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

Oh, I mean the black backdrop. v5 has light grey.

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Beskamir
Beskamir

Wow this poll is conflicted! Clearly though dark themes are superior to light themes :P Join the dark side, we've got better looking themes

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Kasumi Krystal
Kasumi Krystal

Specify :
Same as the Classic light theme & black font, but with the ability to select accents.

(Believe it or no I would actually like a 0,59,11 accent)

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Rohirim91
Rohirim91

You should have included some concepts for both options, because its hard to make a decision without them. My opinions is that the site should have clean edges as it has now, but with some effects that give it depth and a 3Dish look, to make it look more modern. It should with a dark theme, but not too dark. Something like dark theme but with some brigther and strong colored red elements here and there again with similar effects.

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Krieger_Kalradiens
Krieger_Kalradiens

The normal theme is in the colours of the second and third Reich...but I like it :D

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KentuckyFriedSpy
KentuckyFriedSpy

White on red with black fonts, mirrors edge style imo would look nice

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Felix-Argyle
Felix-Argyle

I dont know which is better. I just pick the first one

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m30w
m30w

Dark, with light font, <user defined color> accents. i would choose blue.

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Ziani_FromSpess
Ziani_FromSpess

Specify: a sleeker dark theme, with gradient Grey, & a less saturated Red. Gradients please. The Black+Red combo is a bit depressing & eye-hurting after extensive browsing.
Thank you!

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SarnVision
SarnVision

Hot pink and pastel colors.

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Commissar1032
Commissar1032

What is black font for $5 Bob?

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alanberserkrose
alanberserkrose

light font on dark may be hard to read.

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