Forum background colours again any change due ??

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Gill

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Jun 29, 2004
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Has there been any talk on changing the forum colours ? Again i feel they are far too bright and sore on the eyes .This discussion went on a while back and there was talk of changing it ,the option to change you colours yourself were taken away sadly and now any time i spend on BCUK is an uncomfortable one ,I Have just been on BCUSA and they have just changed theirs to more Bushy colours and eye friendly what a difference .Have a peek for yourself.
http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/forum.php
 

Harvestman

Bushcrafter through and through
May 11, 2007
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Interesting. I've never seen BCUK look anything other than as it does now, so I find the new BCUSA colours dark and hard to read.

No doubt I'd change my colours anyway though if I had the option. :)
 

Wayland

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There used to be a bunch of settings that were much more eye friendly.

I must confess I hate the current colour scheme as it makes me want to reach for my snow goggles on the properly calibrated screens I have here.

I used to have the page on screen all the time but now I have another page as my background which means I don't post as often as I used to.
 

Wook

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Jun 24, 2012
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Black text on a white background (as on a books page) is the easiest to read - there was a study done on it somewhere. But white text on a black background is less dazzling when used on a computer monitor.

A good compromise is keeping the text black but changing the background to light grey.

I have a fairly cheap monitor that isn't that bright anyway so I don't find the colour scheme to be a problem. Maybe try turning down your monitor brightness?
 
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Wayland

Hárbarðr
There used to be a bunch of settings that were much more eye friendly.

I must confess I hate the current colour scheme as it makes me want to reach for my snow goggles on the properly calibrated screens I have here.

I used to have the page on screen all the time but now I have another page as my background which means I don't post as often as I used to.
Black text on a white background (as on a books page) is the easiest to read - there was a study done on it somewhere. But white text on a black background is less dazzling when used on a computer monitor.

A good compromise is keeping the text black but changing the background to light grey.

I have a fairly cheap monitor that isn't that bright anyway so I don't find the colour scheme to be a problem. Maybe try turning down your monitor brightness?
The problem with that idea is that when I edit a picture I need to know that the result I see is the same as the result a picture editor half a world away will see too.

If I turn my monitor brightness down the images I make at those settings will then appear too bright on a properly colour managed monitor.
 

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Apr 15, 2005
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I've been reading books with black text on white pages since I was a nipper so pretty much any forum that gives me the choice gets altered to black text on a white page, I can't be trashed with fancy forum page colours.