I figured now might be a good time to start this discussion. phpBB 3.0 has come out, and it is destined to appear here at Scholars of Shen Zhou. Because SimRTK has a greater need of phpBB 3’s features, I implemented the upgrade there first (SoSZ is usually the guinea pig, but not this time). I’ve been refining the layout there and slowly working out kinks, and once all is set, I’ll be implementing a variation here as well.
I’ll also be back quite regularly at that point.
I’ve been spending quite a bit of time coding. View SimRTK’s phpBB 3.0 Themehttp://simrtk.net/What will be different here?
Scholars of Shen Zhou will have a lighter theme and will probably still be based on shades of blue. Images, of course, will also be different. The general forum layout, though, will be similar to the new one at SimRTK.How was the theme received?
People did not like it at first. Some color adjustments were necessary, but with time, many people have come to love it. It was very strange for me at first (this mostly due to new phpBB 3.0 features) but I have come to adore it, and I’m really looking forward to bringing this functionality over to SoSZ. It will be strange for everyone when it is first done.
The most major change, for some people, will be the fixed-width layout.
Please provide thoughts and feedback, if you have any.
It is possible to make a difference as early as now.Edit: Oh, ignore the pink ruler names. I’m teasing them.Edit 2: Some of the information above no longer applies. SoSZ will be receiving an evolved form of the SimRTK layout with a different color theme and cleaner neutral presentation. Concerns about screen resolutions should not be an issue for either large or small screens.