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1.7.8 to 1.7.9 visual presentation changes

Posted: 18 May 2013, 23:53
by ralfonat
Heya,

I'll keep it brief:

I LOVED the 1.7.8 look. It was crisp, sharp, just plain efficient. Now with 1.7.9 everything looks like magnified 1.2x and unread/read items look too similar etc. I am not complaining by any means, i'm sure theres good reason behind it. But for me, any chance to get the 1.7.8 look back into 1.7.9 ?

Many thanks in advance!

Re: 1.7.8 to 1.7.9 visual presentation changes

Posted: 19 May 2013, 00:16
by sboulema
Put this in your user css to get rid of the larger fontsize:

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/* 1.7.9: Smaller fontsize */
body { font-size: 12px !important; }

Re: 1.7.8 to 1.7.9 visual presentation changes

Posted: 19 May 2013, 00:52
by ralfonat
Thanks sboulema I will try that.

However I guess that won't fix the other stuff like un/read items are both bold etc?

Anyway to copy over the old "theme" from 1.7.8 including all ?

Re: 1.7.8 to 1.7.9 visual presentation changes

Posted: 19 May 2013, 01:01
by fox
Get tt-rss.css from 1.7.8, you might need to tweak a few minor things, but generally it should work.

Re: 1.7.8 to 1.7.9 visual presentation changes

Posted: 19 May 2013, 01:50
by ralfonat
Awesome thx fox for the help. Was only a couple lines that made the difference. Much appreciated

Re: 1.7.8 to 1.7.9 visual presentation changes

Posted: 19 May 2013, 18:53
by mtk
ralfonat wrote:Heya,

I'll keep it brief:

I LOVED the 1.7.8 look. It was crisp, sharp, just plain efficient. Now with 1.7.9 everything looks like magnified 1.2x and unread/read items look too similar etc. I am not complaining by any means, i'm sure theres good reason behind it. But for me, any chance to get the 1.7.8 look back into 1.7.9 ?

Many thanks in advance!


I have to admit, after updating I had exactly the same thought. As the changes seem to be mostly connected to CSS, maybe its possible to have a menu option to change between the "old" and the "new" UI in a future version?

Re: 1.7.8 to 1.7.9 visual presentation changes

Posted: 19 May 2013, 19:46
by blainemono
Yeah, also since for every tiny change in the interface there are people who think that's the best thing in the world and there are people who think it's literally Hitler maybe we should add every such change as an option too? Maybe buld a nice option tree out of them, fox I know you are excited about this idea!

Re: 1.7.8 to 1.7.9 visual presentation changes

Posted: 19 May 2013, 19:46
by HeikoAdams
Maybe fox could ship an additional "classic" theme

Re: 1.7.8 to 1.7.9 visual presentation changes

Posted: 19 May 2013, 19:48
by fox
Yeah I'm very excited. The bears are excited too.

Image

Look how excited they are.

Re: 1.7.8 to 1.7.9 visual presentation changes

Posted: 19 May 2013, 19:58
by fox
HeikoAdams wrote:Maybe fox could ship an additional "classic" theme


Image

You mean this?

Re: 1.7.8 to 1.7.9 visual presentation changes

Posted: 19 May 2013, 20:23
by Latimer
mtk wrote:As the changes seem to be mostly connected to CSS, maybe its possible to have a menu option to change between the "old" and the "new" UI in a future version?

You're probably looking for this feature, implemented in 1.7.6: "Allow easily selecting CSS themes dropped into themes/"

Re: 1.7.8 to 1.7.9 visual presentation changes

Posted: 19 May 2013, 20:38
by levito
Nice one, fox! :)

I personally love the design direction you're going with 1.7.9. There are some minor things I don't like which I changed in my custom stylesheet.

Maybe an option would be to use the tt-rss.css + cdm.css as default.css (selectable from the theme dropdown). So default.css is not an empty stylesheet but the real default styles.

Themes building on top of that can always do an @import "default.css".

Themes going in a completely different direction can leave this out and do everything from scratch. This would be a lot more flexible because we wouldn't have to overwrite new tt-rss styles over and over and from version to version. We're already pretty much in specifity hell. Okay, that's also "thanks" to dijit which is a bitch to restyle.

Users who want a "classic theme" would simply copy over the old tt-rss.css + cdm.css, add some adjustments and use it as a theme. Adjustments will often be necessary because the markup has always changed slightly over time.

PS: I know @import slows everything down quite a bit, but you get the idea.

Re: 1.7.8 to 1.7.9 visual presentation changes

Posted: 19 May 2013, 21:16
by mtk
Latimer wrote:
mtk wrote:As the changes seem to be mostly connected to CSS, maybe its possible to have a menu option to change between the "old" and the "new" UI in a future version?

You're probably looking for this feature, implemented in 1.7.6: "Allow easily selecting CSS themes dropped into themes/"

Thanks for the hint, wasn't aware of that. Will check it out.

Re: 1.7.8 to 1.7.9 visual presentation changes

Posted: 19 May 2013, 21:19
by fox
levito wrote:Maybe an option would be to use the tt-rss.css + cdm.css as default.css (selectable from the theme dropdown). So default.css is not an empty stylesheet but the real default styles.


This makes a lot of sense, except for the option part.

Edit: oh you didn't mean adding an option for that, you need to be careful with this word here (lol).

Re: 1.7.8 to 1.7.9 visual presentation changes

Posted: 19 May 2013, 21:22
by fox