Dhamma Wheel/ZFI layout...

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Dhamma Wheel/ZFI layout...

Postby appicchato » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:38 am

Just a personal observation...being highly impressed with the layout/graphics/colors at ZFI (having just gone there for the first time), I find myself thinking it would be a real improvement to acquire some of what they have (the tan background/green header being much easier on the eyes)...and seeing that both are part of the phpBB Group,it would seem not to be too difficult to arrange...

Not complaining mind you, just thinking out loud... :coffee:

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Re: Dhamma Wheel/ZFI layout...

Postby plwk » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:07 pm

Thank you Bhante for raising this :anjali:
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If this single thing is recollected and made much,
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Re: Dhamma Wheel/ZFI layout...

Postby Annapurna » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:10 pm

Supported.

If I may, here is another layout made by a member of ZFI and myself. Sadly, there is little traffic.

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http://excoboard.com/Mystic_Lotus_Loung ... ophy_Forum
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Re: Dhamma Wheel/ZFI layout...

Postby appicchato » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:43 pm

Annapurna wrote:I love lotuses. Gee...


A lotus to you...

https://picasaweb.google.com/pramaprow/Lotus?feat=directlink
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Re: Dhamma Wheel/ZFI layout...

Postby Annapurna » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:56 pm

Aw....delightful!! :anjali:

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Re: Dhamma Wheel/ZFI layout...

Postby Mawkish1983 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:56 pm

May I object? I like the layout and colours here - it works very well on my phone
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Re: Dhamma Wheel/ZFI layout...

Postby Modus.Ponens » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:54 pm

I preffer the way it is here.
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Re: Dhamma Wheel/ZFI layout...

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:23 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. The responses here are exactly why the colors will stay the same . . . at least for now. After experimenting here and at Dharma Wheel, we have found that no matter what color scheme is used there will be approximately:

20 that absolutely love the colors
20 that absolutely hate the colors
3,000 that don't care

So, based on that we received some general ideas from the members at both forums and chose some colors that we felt were appropriate for Theravada here (more yellow and orange) and with a different scheme at Dharma Wheel (more maroon and gold) for the Mahayana. The color fades at the banner and the font style ties the two forums together since they are affiliated with each other. And of course the names and the Wheel !
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Re: Dhamma Wheel/ZFI layout...

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:27 pm

Greetings,

As much as I aesthetically like the ZFI layout, the darker colours they use tend to have an unwanted psychological impact on participants. This was one of the common themes observed and commented on by members at Dharma Wheel when we, for an extended period of time, had rather dark colours prevailing. It was actually Nana (Geoff) who brought it to our attention that the colour scheme there was inappropriate, and feedback from others confirmed his intent.

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