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How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

VileReynard
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How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

How can I change those nasty bright plum colours on http://community.plus.net/forum ?

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Re: How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

Any suggestions gratefully received
Mand
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Re: How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

Wear shades? Wink
Get a monochrome screen? Cheesy
I can understand feedback about the colour, it is a tad bright, but a high contrast colour was definitely needed to differentiate between the boards, and the colour (and I think you'll find it's 'Plusnet Red' Wink) was the logical one.
VileReynard
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Re: How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

Is it possible to over-ride it with my own CSS to give a subtle pinkish colour, as opposed to fluorescent purple?

MrC
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Re: How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

You know, it is possible to offer multiple themes and allow people to pick the one they want rather than force everyone to wear sunglasses  Roll eyes
Community Gaffer
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Re: How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

The banner is an image, so you'd need to replace it.
Assuming you have a suitable plugin to override the css, you could force the site to use the darker bar (that was suggested as an alternative in the voting thread) with this line:
.catbg , tr.catbg td , .catbg3 , tr.catbg3 td, .catbg2 , tr.catbg2 td
{
background: url(../images/com_divide_new_dark.gif) repeat-x #dddddd;
}
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Re: How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

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I can understand feedback about the colour, it is a tad bright, but a high contrast colour was definitely needed to differentiate between the boards
No it wasn't
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and the colour (and I think you'll find it's 'Plusnet Red' Wink) was the logical one.
No it isn't it's a rotten choice - I would have preferred a slightly darker grey than the old layout.
Even if we had to have such an evil colour why does it have to be as part of the topic summary on all previous posts when replying to a post
Community Gaffer
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Re: How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

The Plusnet Red is fine IMO and there's been very little complaint as far as I'm aware.  It is a big change to the previous so I can understand why it irks people Wink
Anyway.. Ignore my previous post.. Firefox users can change the banners like so.
Install Stylish - a css changing plugin
-  Once installed, right click on the stylish icon and select "Write new style >> Blank style"
In the Window that pops up...
Put Dark Bars as the name and leave the Tags blank.
In the large box, paste the following:
@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);
@-moz-document domain("community.plus.net") {

.catbg , tr.catbg td , .catbg3 , tr.catbg3 td, .catbg2 , tr.catbg2 td
{
background: url(http://community.plus.net/forum/Themes/plusnet-brand-refresh/images/com_divide_new_dark.gif) repeat-x #dddddd!important;
}
}

Press SAVE when you're done and you find that the Pink bars are replaced with darker bars.
Community Gaffer
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Re: How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

You can also get the original light grey bars back by following the above steps but using this code instead (obviously give the theme a different name)
@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);
@-moz-document domain("community.plus.net") {

.catbg , tr.catbg td , .catbg3 , tr.catbg3 td, .catbg2 , tr.catbg2 td
{
background: url(http://community.plus.net/forum/Themes/plusnet-brand-refresh/images/com_cat_bg.gif) repeat-x #dddddd!important;
color: #4c4b4f!important;
}
.catbg a, .catbg2 a, .catbg3 a
{
color: #4c4b4f!important;
}
h3.catbg {
padding: 5px 0 0 0 !important;
margin: 0!important;
height:20px!important;
}
}
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Re: How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

Quote from: MrC
You know, it is possible to offer multiple themes and allow people to pick the one they want rather than force everyone to wear sunglasses  Roll eyes

I'll get back to you on that one...
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Re: How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

Done - wonderful  Cool Cool Cool
Addnan
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Re: How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

Changed the colour of mine  Smiley
Looks a lot better now.
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Re: How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

Ahhhhhh - normality is resumed!
Thankyou
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pierre_pierre
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Re: How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

Just put my sun glasses away Cool  Roll eyes Cheesy Cheesy
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Re: How to change a really nasty "plum" colour?

Quote from: Andrew
Quote from: MrC
You know, it is possible to offer multiple themes and allow people to pick the one they want rather than force everyone to wear sunglasses  Roll eyes

I'll get back to you on that one...

I've had a word with our Web Dev team, it's only time constraints and other projects that have stopped this being implemented.
I used to run an SMF forum back in the day so I might have a play and see if I can knock something up (no promises on timescales as this would be done in my spare time).
To all the Pink haters (:p) curious as to whether you went back to the original grey bars or the new darker bars?