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forum, topic and post icons

Post by thunderchero » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:38 pm

Hi Everyone,
adi wrote:A nice feature would be more indication of which topics contain unread posts; i saw you can hover the mouse over the star-fleet insignia and it tells you, there is also some different colors of the star-fleet insignia but not clear enough for me.
The read post have yellow insignia and the unread ones have a bit brighter yellow one. Maybe more differentiation in the colors. Or maybe like before with a different color in the topic title.
I agree once the forum went live some of the icons are too similar, so next week I will take a look at options to see what can be done.

btw there are more icons than you would think (36 of them)

I have an idea on what to do, but if you have any suggestions post them here.

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Re: forum, topic and post icons

Post by thunderchero » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:03 am

Hi Everyone,

here is the icons I have been working on for forum.
announcement_sticky.png
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announcement
open communicator (unread)
closed communicator (read)

sticky
open tricorder (unread)
closed tricorder (read)
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main forum
silver (read)
gold (unread)

topics
silver (read)
gold (unread)

let me know before I change them if you have any ideas.

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Re: forum, topic and post icons

Post by Flocke » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:49 am

they all really look nice, but it would be easier to see what topic is unread when you clearly use colors for unread topics only
so no yellow starfleet icon for own topics, just make it silver then
no red halo for hot topics, some grayish is enough when already read
for announcements and stickys not read, add more color
forum link and topic moved should be uncolored too I guess

whenever there is color you intuitively think it is something new to read

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Re: forum, topic and post icons

Post by KrazeeXXL » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:20 am

I'd keep it simple, too.

grey for read and yellow for unread. red for hot is ok, too. stickies could be blue.

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Re: forum, topic and post icons

Post by thunderchero » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:55 pm

Hi everyone,

here is a couple more options

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Re: forum, topic and post icons

Post by cleverwise » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:02 pm

The second option looks better than the first and gets my vote.
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Re: forum, topic and post icons

Post by Martok » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:31 am

^ I concur.
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Re: forum, topic and post icons

Post by thunderchero » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:15 pm

I went ahead and added the second set, I did change the "sticky" to have 2 bars.

So if you see gold/yellow it is a new post.

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Re: forum, topic and post icons

Post by Flocke » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:39 pm

much more intuitive :up:

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Re: forum, topic and post icons

Post by cleverwise » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:57 pm

Cool thanks TC. It is easier to see the difference. Great job. :grin:
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