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GetMatt
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New Background

Post by GetMatt »

I have alwasy seen the HDHR UI as more practical than aesthetic, however the new background IMO does not seem to coordinated with everything else in the app and seems a little out of place. Would you guys be open to suggestions for menu color and backgrounds for the UI?

GGRussell
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Re: New Background

Post by GGRussell »

Just saw the new background. The blue doesn't seem to go well with the Green and personally, I would prefer a static color. Maybe Silicon Dust could add a 'Background' option in the Settings with options for color/motion, etc. Eventually , maybe let the user select their own image.

nateb
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Re: New Background

Post by nateb »

GetMatt wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 1:33 pm
I have alwasy seen the HDHR UI as more practical than aesthetic, however the new background IMO does not seem to coordinated with everything else in the app and seems a little out of place. Would you guys be open to suggestions for menu color and backgrounds for the UI?
Why yes we would! We thought it'd be fun to drop it near silently and see what people thought. Constructive suggestions all welcome.

Jackamus
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Re: New Background

Post by Jackamus »

It's nice, I like it. However, please stop it from being animated.

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Re: New Background

Post by dcalder »

I would prefer a solid background as it confuses my eyes to have patterns and colors behind the selections I'm trying to find. Queue Stone's "Paint It Black"

GetMatt
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Re: New Background

Post by GetMatt »

nateb wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 2:54 pm
GetMatt wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 1:33 pm
I have alwasy seen the HDHR UI as more practical than aesthetic, however the new background IMO does not seem to coordinated with everything else in the app and seems a little out of place. Would you guys be open to suggestions for menu color and backgrounds for the UI?
Why yes we would! We thought it'd be fun to drop it near silently and see what people thought. Constructive suggestions all welcome.
Quick question, does it have to have green in it? Green is ok and looks good on the website and on marketing materials helps draw attention to the product. However when you are in a dark room at night watching your favorite primetime science fiction / action show that is dark dropping back to a bright green bar is a little do drastic. Maybe something more muted would be better.

I actually just took a screen shot of the app, pulled it apart into layers using paint shop pro and am playing with different background and top bar colors.

Davidki
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Re: New Background

Post by Davidki »

How about making skins an option... I was fine with the single color.... but these wavy blue lines are making me sea sick :-) An easy on off switch would be nice and I can get it back to normal. I"m old fashion, I liked it just fine the way it was.

GetMatt
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Re: New Background

Post by GetMatt »

UPDATED: Fixed Image Links
Here are a few ideas. Nothing ground breaking here, just simple adjustments. If any has any ideas I can quickly duplicate with different colors or text, title and background colors. Or if anyone has a good background send them my way and I can make another one.

Green Text / Grey Title Bar - Gradient Black Background, this one keeps some of that SD signature green in it w/o being so bright.
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Dark Grey Title Bar - Plain Black Background
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No Title Bar - Gradient Black Background
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Cobalt Blue No Title Bar - Gradient Black Background
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Dark Green Title Bar - Gradient Black Background
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Light Grey Title Bar - Gradient Black Background
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Dark Grey Title Bar - Gradient Black Background
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Re: New Background

Post by Thunderthud »

Makes me dizzy. Feels like I'm in the twilight zone. Please, just a plain static background. Thanks!

nickk
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Re: New Background

Post by nickk »

Very open to color scheme alternatives. No requirement for the UI to be green.

Nick

red5908
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Re: New Background

Post by red5908 »

Kill the distracting animation and find something that doesn’t clash with the color scheme of the rest of the app.
Seriously, you guys have nothing better to do than this?

nateb
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Re: New Background

Post by nateb »

GetMatt wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 5:09 pm
UPDATED: Fixed Image Links
Here are a few ideas. Nothing ground breaking here, just simple adjustments. If any has any ideas I can quickly duplicate with different colors or text, title and background colors. Or if anyone has a good background send them my way and I can make another one.
Some really great ideas here. I'd definitely like for there to be a "dark" version that people can flip to if they don't like animated backgrounds. That top one, in particular, I like a lot. I'm also an advocate of the idea of just having a plain black background, particularly in the lower area, like some of your other ideas. Let's see what we can do.

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Re: New Background

Post by Ken.F »

nateb wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:15 pm
I'd definitely like for there to be a "dark" version that people can flip to if they don't like animated backgrounds.
I'd like to see the old green theme during the day but at 9:00PM have it automatically switch to a dark theme.

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Re: New Background

Post by gowgn »

I vote for a solid black background.

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Re: New Background

Post by ZacMan »

I'd like to be able to configure it.

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