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  • Should the background color be a dark blue?

    4 44.44%
  • Should the background color be a light gray?

    5 55.56%
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    Default Help us choose a background color: blue or gray?

    Hey everybody,

    We are testing a lighter background color in the forum.

    What background color do you prefer, blue or gray?

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    You can see the blue background on the blog and home page.

    The blue's too moody, right?

    Is the gray easier on the eyes for reading text?

    Or does a dark background color make the stories look more cool?

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    I'm at that stage in life Gus, where I can't read a menu at a steak house. The new format helps ths old guy a bit.

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    What about a dark turquoise blue to make the stories pop?

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    I like the blue because it provides a better frame on the actual content.

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    The blue has better contrast.

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    blue

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    Wow. I'm surprised by all the blue votes. I thought gray was going to win, for sure.

    So far, we have 5 blue votes and 2 gray (I'm voting with Under the Sun).

    The polls are still open.

    Please tell us which background color you like best.

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    Gray. 100%. Maybe it is cos I am on so much but it is definitely easier on the eyes.

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    Default Blue or Gray?

    Fred Garvin, rk, maria, zekedad, cookiemonster, mike, Matt Meltzer, wpns41, Todd Packer, Mario, katalina, mirna, Doug, Atiosis, Laurie, Michelle, Fabian, Tommy, ...

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    Uh oh. He called out Michelle...

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    Smile Interesting..........

    I thought for sure I'd prefer the blue (as a Michigan alum), but it seems that the grey boarder is up today, and I like it! I'm gonna have to go with Jess on this one, and vote grey!

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    Default Re: Help us choose a background color: blue or gray?

    It would help me to decide if the 2 pages that were being compared were both forum pages or both home pages.

    If I had to tell you now, I like the Blue but maybe it is just because I like the home page better than a forum post page.

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    I'm going towards the blue. Like the way it looks

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    Cool Re: Help us choose a background color: blue or gray?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle View Post
    It would help me to decide if the 2 pages that were being compared were both forum pages or both home pages.

    If I had to tell you now, I like the Blue but maybe it is just because I like the home page better than a forum post page.
    Good idea

    Everyone please compare via the style selector on the bottom left, I have copied this current style and simply changed the background back to blue for comparison... please take one more look and compare by changing between the two! Now, it still holds true that we can have different styles and I can certainly leave the blue background up for selection in the drop down menu below however we want to finalize one style, the style that everyone first sees when they visit before logging in.

    Thanks for your input!

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    Thanks, Mike.

    Which color do you prefer?

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    Default Re: Help us choose a background color: blue or gray?

    I like the blue.

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    Default Re: Help us choose a background color: blue or gray?

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    Thanks, Mike.

    Which color do you prefer?
    Me?

    I'm either way actually and could give a long spill on both lol however blue does seem to be taking the lead...

    Edit: Actually I'm now leaning more towards the blue and so is my wife so I voted on Blue :P

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    Well check the top of the thread, I know there were a few responses so far but let's actually put it to a vote!

    Please make your selection above

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    Cool I like the dark background!

    because the dark background helps to focus the attention of the users to the where the content is faster and it make the photos look more colorful.
    ... and the dark background makes everything looks cool!

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