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Well done on the new style, Tom. And Kudos to the rest of the team on everything else. Keep up the awesome work!
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Don't know. Estetically amazing, but I'm not convinced about usability. Though it is mainly a matter of getting used.
I'm especially not sure about avatar & info on the right hand side, the concept is "contents are what matter" but before reading messages I want to know who sent them; also, large images may screw the layout...
But, it is, after all, just a matter of editing two lines in the CSS (I think), if you want.
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Nicholas the Italian wrote: before reading messages I want to know who sent them

It tells you under the post topic, after the time it was posted ;)
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Thatbitextra wrote: It tells you under the post topic, after the time it was posted ;)

Mmm, right, but not quite the same. :)

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I like the color scheme, but the right hand side display is just annoying really. Will the Dev phpBB Olympus theme be provided by default or for download when Olympus goes FINAL?

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bonelifer wrote: I like the color scheme, but the right hand side display is just annoying really. Will the Dev phpBB Olympus theme be provided by default or for download when Olympus goes FINAL?

Area51 (current) and phpbb.com (new) styles should both be included in Olympus.
Which one will be default, I'm not sure, I think the new one.

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its boring.

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chaini wrote: its boring.

That’s an understatement.

In one sense, I’m really happy to see the forum style going out-of-the-box subSilver...
But...
It looks like a blog. :( -- I would give it three stars.
I was hoping for something unique.

Oh well, I guess that’s what style designers are for. :P
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I think it's the gray "headers" that make you think that it's dull. The released version will be blue (look at the designing prosilver page to get an idea).
Also, I believe that one of the mentalities when designing proSilver was that it should encourage designs to be different. Hopefully we will see creativity and not anything like the raft of subSilver clones we saw with 2.0.x.
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Thatbitextra wrote: I think it's the gray "headers" that make you think that it's dull. The released version will be blue (look at the designing prosilver page to get an idea).
Actually... I love the way the headers look. :D
It’s the posts themselves that bother me... :?
The running together of the similar baby-blue colors... I just...
Overall it’s good, and I don’t think they should change it, it just does not turn my crank.
Thatbitextra wrote: Also, I believe that one of the mentalities when designing proSilver was that it should encourage designs to be different. Hopefully we will see creativity and not anything like the raft of subSilver clones we saw with 2.0.x.
YES YES YES!!! right on! thank you!!
I have gotten so oh so... (what’s the polite word) “bored” at the styles released for phpBB2, and I am really hoping that this will push the envelope.
Getting Authors to stop submitting styles where the only thing they changed was the stylesheet!
So that alone causes me to really like proSilver and the direction they are going with it. :D
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