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What Colors Should OrchidInteractive be?

Discussion in 'Forum News' started by Brent W, May 10, 2012.

  1. Brent W

    Brent W Owner Staff Member

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    Let me know what you think about this one...
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Personally, I like it a lot! Very classy and understated, makes the orchids take center stage. I may even have to come up with an avatar so I am no longer a question mark.:)
     
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    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    I like it, but I can't help wondering how it would look in a rich dark blue. Like cobalt blue or navy-ish.
     
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    Well I am happy we made some progress. I think if we can be happy with this one for a bit in a month or two I can come up with something pretty cool for us here.
     
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    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    I like it, can we just leave it alone, please
     
  6. Brent W

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    :p Nothing wrong with an improvement to what we have at this moment. I'll make sure to make new changes a lot less frequent.
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sorry John, I guess I am just used to tweaking things until I get them the best possible--and then I leave it alone. So...

    A suggestion for later, I think that a solid color (like the blue we had just before this) would be a nice dash if was at the top where the Orchids Interactive logo is. So that it included the first buttons, but only that one block of grey. That way there would be a bit of color when you first come on, but I wouldn't be anywhere near the images. I can live comfortably with this.
     
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    I have opened dialogue with a designer to see what we can come up with for a fresh design specific to this site :) Will keep you in the loop as we progress.
     
  9. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    I like the current colour scheme, neutral and simple is my vote. I could do with the user cons being reduced in size as I feel they steal the spotlight from the pictures featured in posts. I think greys, whites and blacks will help keep the focus on the orchids.

    Thanks Brent! :)
     
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    I have a designer working on our new style now :) Shouldn't be too long.
     
  11. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I wanted to say thank you for making us feel that our input is welcomed and listened to. I also wanted to say that I keep finding new functionality/options that really make this a nice environment and easy to navigate. I've only been on OI so can't compare to other forums, but I really like the changes.
     
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    Thanks for listening to all our opinions!!
    I think the colors are to washed out. It think it would be more pleasing for the eye with less bright white and pale grey. Soft colors and more contrasts.