Prosilver vs. Subsilver2 Themes

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Which theme do you prefer for ThisIsMS, Prosilver or Subsilver 2?

Prefer Prosilver (new theme).
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Prefer Subsilver2 (old theme).
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Prosilver vs. Subsilver2 Themes

Postby NHE » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:49 am

Roughly 3 months ago a change was made to update ThisIsMS to the Prosilver theme. As this was a temporary trial, it would be great to get feedback on which of the two themes you prefer. Thank you.

Note, to change themes click on User Control Panel » Board Preferences » Edit global settings and scroll down to My board style to select either the Prosilver or Subsilver2 theme.
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Re: Prosilver vs. Subsilver2 Themes

Postby HappyPoet » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:04 pm

NHE, thanks for working on this for us. I think the developers of Prosilver should have consulted the disabled, especially the visually impaired, before front-end design changes were made. From what I can tell, the changes are mostly cosmetic, but here's my two cents:

I prefer Subsilver2 because I like corners on boxes to be old-fashioned and square (not rounded which appears childish to me) and the avatars to be on the left (not on the right) which is where my eyes naturally and automatically go to start to read text--it's hard for my eyes to track over to the right to see the avatar and read the user info and then have to track back to the left to start to read text. Also, I prefer the thread icons in Subsilver2 because in Prosilver, the icons with the vertically scrolling lines are very distracting by causing my vision to start flickering.

If Prosilver becomes the default setting, in order for a user to keep using Subsilver2, the user must change his or her settings every time the user logs in, but I and my eyes think using Subsilver2 is worth this bit of extra effort.

At some point, though, developers will stop supporting the older Subsilver2 version, so a switch will have to be made eventually.
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Re: Prosilver vs. Subsilver2 Themes

Postby NHE » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:17 pm

Thanks for your feedback.

HappyPoet wrote:If Prosilver becomes the default setting, in order for a user to keep using Subsilver2, the user must change his or her settings every time the user logs in, but I and my eyes think using Subsilver2 is worth this bit of extra effort.


This has not been my experience. I have Subsilver2 set as my preferred board style. As soon as I log in, the site's software automatically switches to Subsilver2. I don't have to change the settings every time. Does it work differently for you?
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Re: Prosilver vs. Subsilver2 Themes

Postby lyndacarol » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:36 am

I prefer Subsilver2. I agree with HappyPoet's well-written observations. Fundamentally, I am a creature of habit; I didn't care for the change to Prosilver simply because it was too different.

I hope that HappyPoet is wrong when saying, "At some point, though, developers will stop supporting the older Subsilver2 version, so a switch will have to be made eventually."
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Re: Prosilver vs. Subsilver2 Themes

Postby HappyPoet » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:00 am

NHE, you're correct--once the theme option is set, the theme stays the same. Thx for catching my mistake.

lynda, I hope I'm wrong, too.
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