Steve_: I don't really care about which theme is the default, but I do think you should put the pop-up back up for another few months, at least.
I don't suppose through all these user comments and polls you speak of you might have divined there are a significant number who simply don't care about your internal strife, and just hope you don't screw up a perfectly good site. Is it a leap of logic to figure out we might tire of an associated GD popup that cannot be permanently dismissed?
Further, could you possibly consider the notion that even if we cared we don't need to be bombarded with the life-altering news over, and over, and over. You guys are like fast-food employees. It's impossible to order anything without 'DO you want the MEAL!' being roared at you mid-sentence. Yeah, I know there is a meal and I can say the word if that's what I want, and just the same I damn well knew you had a new theme after having been told the first time!
I read your comment - but the other part is not connected (about "fast food") with theme in article - so it is not interesting & I do not like such polemics because everybody has his own view about it .Sorry:o/
Did you understand the article?You can choose between black or white background & if you choose black, it will stay black when you open the site next time.
dleemans: OMG, get rid of it, now. DPR has always been known for it's dark theme. It should stay that way.
Did you understand the article? YOU can do that!You can choose between black or white background & if you choose black, it will stay black when you open the site next time.
Francis Sawyer: "a switch to a more conventional ‘black on white’ design"
That's backward. Light text on a dark background is more legible and comfortable to read, which is why it was the default on computers for many years. This black-on-white stupidity is a vestige of a failed late-'80s/early-'90s attempt to make an analogy between the screen and a piece of paper. It fails because paper doesn't EMIT light.
Why would you want to read black text off the surface of a light bulb all day?
Black text on a white background is called INVERSE for a reason. And it's not something to use everywhere, every day.
@ FeancisDid you understand the article?
You can choose between black or white background & if you choose black, it will stay black when you open the site next time.
aarif: black please
Bobby J: Well, it seems that websites just MUST change things from time to time. Sometimes a new manager at some level has to change things just to show he can. Sometimes . Smugmug is a good example. I spent years getting my website there just the way I wanted it. Someone new changed everything and I left. Your new venue here makes my eyes hurt and if I watch it long enough I get a headache. I hope you get the message and revert to the old format.
also el: options are nice to have, but please keep the BLACK background as DEFAULT.
riman: White background is harsh on my eyes..i opt for black..BRING BLACK BACK
111jackny44: I prefer the black, so please always leave me and others that option. The white mode is too harsh.
Photato: Professional software like AutoCAD has always had a Black background for a reason.Please make Dark mode the default, I am not always Logged in.Might as well switch to Imaging Resource as the go-to Photo website.
Did you understand the article? No? Read it again!
ThomasH_always: Any poll about white/black preference ratio is not representative, because clearly many people who "just visit" the site to get informed about photography would not jump into such talk. I just hope that our "choice" will be respected: no Blaxit on default. I call it here clearly: Whoever prefers white background does not understand how human senses work. They wish to have a White Lamp shining into their faces. Go ahead, don't let the door hit you on the way out.
VERY good solution! Now can everybody have his favorite layout! Congratulation 4 idea!
IT IS SHOCKING TO SEE how many users simply do not read or do not understand the text.The think that white background is permanent & do not know that THEY CAN CHANGE IT IN A VERY SIMPLE WAY.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU GUYS???Did you understand the article?YOU can change background!
RStyga: Ugly design... Fortunately, K-1 follows K-7/5/3's design lines.
@RStygaRead my coment once again .. it looks like that YOU do not understand English language good enough.
WHAT does it mean if I write: "It is too late 4 me .. I'm too old. I learned it before 45 years ..."
You have 3 possible answers:1stI do not know2ndI do not understand3rdAaaaa hmmmm kghhhhmmm ...
Once upon the time I had Nikon & I sold it because I do not like their market strategy.
They are the first pirates on the photomarket & they organize products only to suck so much money as possible from customers ... with using some despicable marketing tricks. 4 ex.: they say that Nikon has the biggest selection of lenses on the world .. BUT when a new customer buys a Nikon-body, he recognize that only few of lenses are compatibile with his new camera. So .. if customer wants a better lens, he is forced to buy a new - more expensive - body.
It is simply not fair.
But Nikonisti do not see something like that - as some religious believers do not recognize the science & they believe that 6000 years old Earth is flat ...;o))))
OK .. I told it .. now I am waiting to be embarrassed of Nikonisti.
@RStygaTnx 4 your answer.
About my English It is too late 4 me .. I'm too old. I learned it before 45 years & I know it is not perfect, but enough to communicate .. as my German, French, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian ...
About mannersI do not undesrtand WHAT I wrote wrong? Are you offendet - why?
DesignAs I wrote .. it is inportant to some people who carry camera around to show that they are "serious" photographers & they have "cool-looking camera" .. others do not care about design .. they simply take pictures & care only about usability of tools. There are many diferent people taking photos & differences among them make this world interesting.
So calm down & enjoy life.:o)))
sirhawkeye64: While Google street view may be good for the honest individual, I think in general it's a bad idea. It raises security concerns (and for those who are concerned about security, I'm with you). I mean, yes, the images are often times outdated, but the neighborhood and houses don't generally change that much themselves, so yes it is a concern that every American (or rather, everyone across the world) should be concerned about. I know Google probably created it with good intentions, but like other services (Facebook for example) the bad guys exploit the services for their own good, thus giving it a bad name and reputation.
@sirh...Right!All best scientific ideas (ex.: nuclear power) are abused by psychopaths - that is a planet we live on.
Pentaxistihave null-problemo with MF-lenses because of "catch-in-focus" - unique function only by Pentax.
Henrikw: Limited use without auto focus. Could have been a great wedding lens, but 1.2 manual focus would not work for this purpose.
Here is tip Nr.2:buy Pentax K1 .. it has for MF-lenses "catch-in-focus" function which works alsmost so quick as AF by other brands without it.
@RStygaI do understand that YOU do not like the design of K70. What I do not understand is that you believe your opinion is worth of writing.
I am strongly convinced that there is many serious photographers which do not care much about design of photo-tools & they care only about features (including ergonomics) of them.
villagranvicent: I am sorry but this body design look pretty tacky to me, reminds me of those Honda Civics with neon lights and noisy exhausts.
@villagranvicentIf K70 will be tough as Honda Civic was - it is lottery prize for souch price. My Civic made 400.000 km without any problems.:o)))