New forum styles

Favorite new style?

  • Pineapple Paradise

    Votes: 1 11.1%
  • Mermalair

    Votes: 2 22.2%
  • Rock Bottom

    Votes: 3 33.3%
  • Jellyfish Fields

    Votes: 3 33.3%

  • Total voters
    9

spongedude

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We're introducing 4 new forum styles/skins today! :)

Including the default, SBM v6, you can now select Pineapple Paradise, Mermalair, Rock Bottom, and Jellyfish Fields. These are designed to be graphics-light styles, for quick-loading and proper display on all devices, mobile or laptop/desktop.

Few people are around who remember the fan-site SpongeBob Area, from 2003-2004, but the Pineapple Paradise theme is an homage to an old skin they had (and quite a good one it was). Rock Bottom is very similar to the default dark theme, while Mermalair and Jellyfish Fields take their color cues from the respective show locales. I drew on specific colors from specific images for these skins, adjusting them a bit as necessary (for readability and aesthetics).

I've done a good couple weeks of testing while working on these new styles, but there's always a chance I missed something. If you notice anything on the styles that has poor readability or an especially garish color contrast, please bring it to my attention here. I'll do my best to fix it. ;)
 

Chris

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SpongeBob Area you didn't like years ago. The Microsoft of the SpongeBob forums? You're a Mac person.

Anyway, I have not looked at the skins yet.
 

spongedude

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@Chris Were they? I honestly cannot remember. :p Either way, water under the bridge!

I'll wait to get some more responses, but I'm genuinely curious to see what's most popular. Please don't hesitate to offer feedback.
 

Chris

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@Chris Were they? I honestly cannot remember. :p Either way, water under the bridge!

I'll wait to get some more responses, but I'm genuinely curious to see what's most popular. Please don't hesitate to offer feedback.
I couldn't agree more.
 

A Peep

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I don’t want to sound like an idiot but... how do you use them? Because on my select screen, I only have SBM 1-6, mobile & Christmas
 

spongedude

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@A Peep You must be talking about the main site - those skins haven't changed. The new styles are exclusive to the forums. At the bottom-left corner of the forums, there's a paintbrush icon with some text (the name of the current style) next to it. Click that and select whatever skin you wish. :)
 

ssj4gogita4

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Please make sure you look on mobile, too! I'm currently working on one that I want to release next week that has some mobile issues, but should be fixable.
 
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