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New css styles of forum

Discussion in 'Features of the New Forum + Discussion' started by TimoCAD, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. TimoCAD

    TimoCAD Senior Member

    Hi Alibre Team,

    the New styles of the forum site in the New posts section are not good readable on mobile phones.

    Could you please optimize?
  2. Max

    Max Administrator Staff Member

    Is is better? Can you be very specific with what you have trouble seeing?
  3. simonb65

    simonb65 Alibre Super User

    Mobile/Tablet - On the main page topic banners, only the title is readable. The other info, very light grey and very light blue on a white background is barely readable. Cant read on my phone or tablet. You need contrasting colours, not light on white!

    On my PC it's a struggle because of the font (Edit: see next post...)!

    New posts titles and content are too light (weight and colours).

    On some forum areas and buttons, they looked like they are greyed out and not active!

    Font sizes are too small too for mobile devices. I dont think it helps that they are slim or fine line fonts!!

    Why not use the website or support styles? Also, as a rule, websites should be designed for mobile devices first ... thats why so many websites have large bold panels and fonts when viewedon a desktop/laptop.

    It was better BEFORE. As they say, if if aint broke ...
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2019
  4. simonb65

    simonb65 Alibre Super User

    On a PC, the colours work better, but the fonts you've set things to, don't agree with my PC ...


    ... you need to ditch platform specific fonts and stick to 1 or 2 standard fonts that you know will give the same appearance on ALL platforms!! ...


    Sorry, guys, but is this yet another case of 'lets change something' (for change sake) ... then not fully test it ... AGAIN!?
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2019
  5. TimoCAD

    TimoCAD Senior Member

    Hi Max,

    the font weight of the "New posts section" seems to be very thin on mobile phones.
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  6. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User Staff Member

    Everything much more difficult to read on my PC screen too.
  7. WdstJG

    WdstJG Member

    Having the same problem with my Android tablet, just started a few days ago.
    Go back to the old scheme.
    simonb65 likes this.
  8. simonb65

    simonb65 Alibre Super User

    This is my phone ...


  9. sz0k30

    sz0k30 Senior Member

    Maybe this new format works on an iphone, but it stinks on a computer.

    P.S. I don't do Alibre Design on a phone.
    anson and simonb65 like this.
  10. Max

    Max Administrator Staff Member

    Simon, that CSS has existed for 2 years.

    The culprit was changing font weights to 100 in one spot. It has been reverted. It was changed in an attempt to bring more consistency between the Alibre.com site and this site, so it wasn't "for no reason". Unfortunately Xenforo's handling of CSS options is about 50 times more complicated than it should be. In any case, the problem should be addressed.
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  11. WdstJG

    WdstJG Member

    Thanks Max
    Back to normal
  12. Max

    Max Administrator Staff Member

    Roger Roger.

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