Site Poll - Theme (aka 'Skin')

Which Theme ('Skin')?

  • pH Evolution Dark (current default)

    Votes: 11 78.6%
  • pH Classic Dark

    Votes: 3 21.4%

  • Total voters
    14
spyralout 8.1K

spyralout

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You've probably noticed that our artwork on the site is geared towards a "dark" themed background. Although we have a "light" version available for everyone, based on general consensus, we are going to continue with implementing artwork optimized for a "dark" background.

With that said. There are two backgrounds:

- pH Evolution Dark (this is the current default background that most people see, with the rising bubbles at the top)
- pH Classic Dark (this has been in use since the first week of the site's existence, so whoever has been here since then knows what it is like. If not, go to the bottom left corner and select the theme for yourself to see).

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There will likely be theme updates as the site evolves. They may be with either one of the above themes, or if something else comes along just as fitting, we will check into it. Knowing what our members like will help us hone in on how to continue updating the site accordingly.

As mentioned in 'Site News' we are piloting the current theme. If the consensus is to either go back to the original and/or try for another theme, then we are all ears.

Thank you for your input and continued support of pH! :phenohunt:
 
jaguarlax 2.3K

jaguarlax

Tactical Gardener
Staff member
Moderator
You've probably noticed that our artwork on the site is geared towards a "dark" themed background. Although we have a "light" version available for everyone, based on general consensus, we are going to continue with implementing artwork optimized for a "dark" background.

With that said. There are two backgrounds:

- pH Evolution Dark (this is the current default background that most people see, with the rising bubbles at the top)
- pH Classic Dark (this has been in use since the first week of the site's existence, so whoever has been here since then knows what it is like. If not, go to the bottom left corner and select the theme for yourself to see).

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There will likely be theme updates as the site evolves. They may be with either one of the above themes, or if something else comes along just as fitting, we will check into it. Knowing what our members like will help us hone in on how to continue updating the site accordingly.

As mentioned in 'Site News' we are piloting the current theme. If the consensus is to either go back to the original and/or try for another theme, then we are all ears.

Thank you for your input and continued support of pH! :phenohunt:
im a fan of the evolution. If there were rainbow wigglers in the floating bubbles, it could be the perfect theme.
 
jpcyan2 1K

jpcyan2

In Bloom
I love the dark theme. Makes me feel right at home and is easy on the old eyes night or day. The bubbles were a bit distracting at first, but I quickly became acclimated and dont mind. I like the option of being able to choose. Depending on how high I am or if Fungi is involved, I might switch to the more basic "Classic Dark":LOL:
 
Deebs 1.3K

Deebs

The Sentient Naturewalker
Staff member
Moderator
I tend to stick to classic dark personally. I liked the effects of evolution dark, it was neat..flashy!, snowflakes..not so much...as soon as they showed up I was like..cool..!..but instantly trying to find out how to turn them off.. my brain see's something moving, and feels it needs to process it. distracting ..maybe i just need to roll with it like jpc, and see if i get acclimated..:)
 
spyralout 8.1K

spyralout

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Thanks everyone for the feedback so far!

- Remember, you have the ability to switch to pH Light if needed.
- Evolution Dark
= Possibility of putting something else in the bubbles. Maybe for certain events, promos ;)
= There were floating objects at first, but we turned them off due to lag. However, it may be much less laggy if we were to put up "non-animated" floaties. perhaps another pilot run? :)
- Snowflakes - this is independent of the actual site theme/skin. There are other options available as well. We have had really mixed reviews on this, which is why this option has been turned off. However, if the season/mood fits, you may see a few cameos here n there (not just snowflakes lol) ;)

Keep the comments and votes coming folks. The community vote and implementation of said votes is one of the many things that makes our forum uniquely awesome. :phenohunt:
 
Z71banshee 303

Z71banshee

In Bloom
I’ve tried them all for a few days each. I chose to stay with dark theme. I’m impartial whether it’s evolution or classic. As stated above, the dark mode is nice when laying in bed browsing.....easy on the eyes!

Honestly, it could be fairies and unicorns floating around and I would still stay.....I enjoy reading, researching and commenting here with everyone!
 
spyralout 8.1K

spyralout

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Yep, pretty much the only thing I notice different is the bubbles and the avatars. They don't slide down from top to bottom of each post as you scroll the page on Classic.
That's correct jpc, the avatar sliding down from top to bottom of post is one of the cool features about Evolution Dark, it allows you to know who the poster is while reading the content, and is helpful if it is a longer post (and you're stoned 😄). Also the top bar logo slides along with the entire page.

easy on the eyes!
The dark themes are meant for just that. A white background is very bright, especially on a phone. Development of the site as it relates to colors and artwork rely on whether or not we continue with one dark theme or another. Based on the poll results, we will continue development using the current Evolution Dark theme. It should translate well over to Classic Dark theme as they are similar.

Thank you everyone for your input :phenohunt:
 
Deebs 1.3K

Deebs

The Sentient Naturewalker
Staff member
Moderator
Ok I have been using Evolution Dark now since the 26th..im um...starting to get acclimated.. I havent changed it back yet at least!
 
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