the website could use some less yellow

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the website could use some less yellow

Postby PadmaPhala » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:22 am

specially the gradient yellow to white. maybe vanilla?
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Re: the website could use some less yellow

Postby Ben » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:32 am

I suggest you try and get used to it.

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Re: the website could use some less yellow

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:33 am

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Re: the website could use some less yellow

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:29 pm

I'm just gonna pop in and say that I really like the color scheme here. I think Dharmawheel is a little gloomier.


Secretly, the only reason I'm a Theravadin is so I get to use the forum with the better color scheme.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

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Re: the website could use some less yellow

Postby daverupa » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:32 pm

LonesomeYogurt wrote:I'm just gonna pop in and say that I really like the color scheme here. I think Dharmawheel is a little gloomier.


I associate yellow and orange with Theravada, and red & other earth tones with various Mahayana; I always assumed such a robe color theme was the basis here...
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: the website could use some less yellow

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:33 pm

daverupa wrote:I associate yellow and orange with Theravada, and red & other earth tones with various Mahayana; I always assumed such a robe color theme was the basis here...


Correct.

We had several discussions about the color scheme here and especially at Dharma Wheel and one thing for sure that came out of that is that there is no way for everyone to be happy with the colors. It was sort of like "too many cooks spoil the broth" as almost everyone had an idea of what colors should be used and even where the colors should go, so eventually just stuck to the common colors found in the robes of the traditions with the note that the colors would never change (so no one has any expectation).

Plus it is a good way to test your upekkha (equanimity). :tongue:
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