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More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby greenphantom » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:35 pm

Eyes are getting fuzzy from luminescence orange glare
in contrast to the black borders of Dharma Wheel http://www.dharmawheel.net
suggest that this forum setup after an afterthought or
fallout of splinter faction from Esangha :P

PS This Forum needs a better color scheme for Topic Borders
through use of light pastel shades instead screaming red for admin fonts

Smilies also kind of distract and detractfrom the flow of discussion and
best done in black and white instead of yellow
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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:30 pm

greenphantom wrote:Eyes are getting fuzzy from luminescence orange glare
in contrast to the black borders of Dharma Wheel http://www.dharmawheel.net
suggest that this forum setup after an afterthought or
fallout of splinter faction from Esangha :P


What? I think I am missing somthing here but what does that mean?

I think the color scheme is fine!
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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:35 am

great first post :twothumbsup:




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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:55 am

greenphantom wrote:[
PS This Forum needs a better color scheme for Topic Borders
through use of light pastel shades instead screaming red for admin fonts

Smilies also kind of distract and detractfrom the flow of discussion and
best done in black and white instead of yellow


The text and background for the text includes black, white, and blue. The frames and header include red, yellow, and orange, thus, the five colors of the Buddhist flag; the colors that emanated from the Buddha after enlightenment (Vinaya I. 25).

At other forums where the colors are more black and white and gray, people complain that it is not colorful enough, so matter what colors are used, there will always be some who will have different tastes. Thus, we go with the colorful scheme of the Buddhist colors. :tongue:

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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby vinodh » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:29 am

greenphantom wrote:Eyes are getting fuzzy from luminescence orange glare
in contrast to the black borders of Dharma Wheel http://www.dharmawheel.net
suggest that this forum setup after an afterthought or
fallout of splinter faction from Esangha :P



I think Dharmawheel was setup with that color scheme so as to Imitate the "Grey Forum" :quote:

No ? :tongue:

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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby Ben » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:44 am

Hi Vinodh,
vinodh wrote:I think Dharmawheel was setup with that color scheme so as to Imitate the "Grey Forum" :quote:

No ? :tongue:

:anjali:

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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:52 am

The yellow/orange is a rather obvious choice for a Theravada site:
http://www.tbsa.org/
http://www.bswa.org/
http://buddhanet.net/
http://www.bps.lk/

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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby pink_trike » Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:39 am

I don't come here to feed a desire for sensory stimulation. The present colors serve their purpose which is to differentiate blocks of information.
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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:11 am

pink_trike wrote:I don't come here to feed a desire for sensory stimulation. The present colors serve their purpose which is to differentiate blocks of information.

I agree. I wasn't suggesting anyone change it, I was just pointing out that it has obvious colours in reply to comments about it trying to look like other sites.

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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby Individual » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:33 am

Multiple optional color themes might be nice, if possible.
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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby catmoon » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:00 am

I really like the color scheme here and wish they would copy it on Dharma Wheel. The main reason I don't go there is because it looks so grey and depressing.
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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby BlackBird » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:11 am

Our eyes might see the colour, but our mind sees the like and the dislike.

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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby catmoon » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:18 am

BlackBird wrote:Our eyes might see the colour, but our mind sees the like and the dislike.

:meditate:


You mean it's really all the same to you?
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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby BlackBird » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:27 am

So long as it functions, it's fine :)
(in my very viewy view)
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby Ben » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:33 am

This is a very peculiar conversation!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby pink_trike » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:32 pm

Ben wrote:This is a very peculiar conversation!

Most conversations are. :tongue:
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby catmoon » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:14 am

pink_trike wrote:
Ben wrote:This is a very peculiar conversation!

Most conversations are. :tongue:


So if one participates in this conversation, does one become peculiar by association?
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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby pink_trike » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:53 am

catmoon wrote:
pink_trike wrote:
Ben wrote:This is a very peculiar conversation!

Most conversations are. :tongue:


So if one participates in this conversation, does one become peculiar by association?

We are all innately peculiar and all conversations reflect this, though most participants aren't aware of this innate peculiarity and blunder along imagining great substance and value in the form of conversation. Practice, grasshopper - then you will become aware of and consciously manifest innate peculiarity! :tongue:
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Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

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Re: More Imaginative Color Scheme for Topic Borders

Postby catmoon » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:05 am

pink_trike wrote:We are all innately peculiar and all conversations reflect this, though most participants aren't aware of this innate peculiarity and blunder along imagining great substance and value in the form of conversation. Practice, grasshopper - then you will become aware of and consciously manifest innate peculiarity! :tongue:



Goodness, what a peculiar thing to say. :pig:
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