Simon Joinson

Simon Joinson

DPReview Administrator
Lives in United States SEATTLE, WA, United States
Works as a Editor, writer, photographer
Has a website at www.dpreview.com
Joined on Jul 9, 2002
About me:

http://www.cff.org/

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On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (594 comments in total)
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Karroly: The problem with this new color scheme is that I will no longer know if I am on the DPRreview site or the Connect site ... ;-)
White background is better for me to read text, but I prefer black background when viewing pictures in the galleries.

don't worry we're going to make Connect black ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 03:18 UTC
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iAPX: There is not just a color scheme, round corner are smaller or just square, shadows disappears, etc.
Bigger fonts (but still same really tight space for content).

It's too generic, with a flat design that I am not fond of.

we made some small changes (which will eventually be mirrored in the black version, such as the larger body font), but this is a quick project to re-skin the site - a full redesign is on the books but that's a much bigger project, and one that we need to undertake a lot more carefully. We are very aware of the need for a redesign, and of the limitations of the current design.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 03:18 UTC
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Photography201: I would like to see you keep a switchable option for light or dark.

Much how you control a portable GPS unit that adjusts for day or night time driving making it easy to read
For example if I am on a airplane at night and want a dimmer but readable screen the black background is great. Other times the lighter white background.
There is value in making this a option that is user defined.

which is why, as clearly stated above, we've decided it will remain forever an option

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 03:14 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (594 comments in total)
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jorgemtrevino: White strains the eyes. Keep the old scheme.

no, we won't

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 00:58 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (594 comments in total)
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jorgemtrevino: White strains the eyes. Keep the old scheme.

no worries! we are (painfully) aware of the need to make significant changes like this in a thoughtful - and non prescriptive - way.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 00:45 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (594 comments in total)
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jorgemtrevino: White strains the eyes. Keep the old scheme.

i recommend reading the story you are commenting on

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 00:29 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (594 comments in total)
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Bernard Carns: Luminous Landscape did the same thing a few months ago and it stinks.

Now the main page will be blow your eyes out bad like the phone webpage.

Welcome to better.

NOT!

BC

i'm still a bit confused - you're complaining about this (optional) change to DPR because it will blow your eyes out like Connect does. I simply pointed out that, unlike Connect, you can permanently opt out, and never see it. If your point is that you don't like the connect website then I'll have some news on that soon too.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 23:47 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (594 comments in total)
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Kemal Gorgunel: Please don't change; keep the black color scheme. Light color scheme is very light and dull in terms of image.

it's been on our roadmap for 10 years... we're just really cautious about change :)

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:59 UTC
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c45: Great idea!
Do it ASAP

we did - the toggle is at the top of the page

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:47 UTC
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Kaso: I don't need to check out the new theme or comment on it. I like the current "dark/black" theme. Please retain the current theme as a user-specific option. Also, a friendly reminder: Whatever you do, please test on all popular reading devices -- notebooks, desktop panels, tablets, smartphones...

i think i need to make the last line of the story even bigger and even bolder... we are NOT getting rid of the current scheme - this is an OPTION. If you don't like it, don't enable it, and you'll never have your bedtime disturbed by our glare.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:44 UTC
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User2862012255: Way better than before. Reading those tiny white letters on a black background always made me hit Ctrl + or Cmd + a few times. This is finally readable with the standard size. Thanks!

The body text is actually quite a lot bigger by default

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:37 UTC
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DouglasG: Medium gray work better than this full white, but the overall design is nice.

to be clear, this isn't a redesign (we're working on that) - it's a stylesheet change that supplied one of the most commonly requested changes to the site. We will refine the design and incorporate feedback from this point forward.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:36 UTC
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Bernard Carns: Luminous Landscape did the same thing a few months ago and it stinks.

Now the main page will be blow your eyes out bad like the phone webpage.

Welcome to better.

NOT!

BC

or you could, you know, turn it off and forget we ever did it...

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:34 UTC
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Kaso: I don't need to check out the new theme or comment on it. I like the current "dark/black" theme. Please retain the current theme as a user-specific option. Also, a friendly reminder: Whatever you do, please test on all popular reading devices -- notebooks, desktop panels, tablets, smartphones...

we will, we do.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:34 UTC
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Len Schweitzer: Same miserable reams of white type on a black backgroud which is unbearable to read for more than a few minutes at a time. Have several times suggested white type on gray background or, even better, black type on white or light gray.
That's the way we read books, newspapers, magazines and even verbiage on tv. Yes, it makes the colors pop, but I'm interested in the content, not just the pictures.

I'm slightly confused. Did you actually click on the toggle to turn on the new color scheme? It's black on white...

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:30 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (594 comments in total)
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arhmatic: I'd leave both, with the toggle button, just like you have it.
Don't try to make one fit all, people will always whine.

'Note that we will not be retiring the 'classic' (white on black theme) - if you like your color scheme you will be allowed to keep it :)' - we intend to maintain the option to toggle.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:04 UTC
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AshMills: Nope.

we don't need a poll because it's an option - if you don't like it don't use it.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:03 UTC
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Model Mike: I like the design, but the 'old' background is less tiring on the eyes than the overpowering white (one of the reasons why I tend to avoid the Connect site). A light grey would help readability IMO.

No doubt we'll get used to the new design, but the new background does smack as change for change' sake.

it most certainly is not change for change's sake - we get more feedback on this than anything else - mostly from new users. Believe me we have no interest in doing work for the sake of it.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 22:02 UTC
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AshMills: Nope.

Nope you won't try it or Nope you don't like it (which is fine because it is and will remain optional).

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
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Kemal Gorgunel: Please don't change; keep the black color scheme. Light color scheme is very light and dull in terms of image.

i tried to use as few words in the news story as possible, but i think you missed these ones: ' Note that we will not be retiring the 'classic' (white on black theme) - if you like your color scheme you will be allowed to keep it'

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 21:50 UTC
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