Patch #32017

A much happier blue palette for the header (#header + #top-menu)

Added by Anonymous about 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

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Description

This patch also makes search bar + project selector "camouflage" a bit until clicked.


better-header-color-palette.diff Magnifier (2.71 KB) Anonymous, 2019-09-04 19:03

newheader.png (8.01 KB) Anonymous, 2019-09-04 19:07

focusedsearchbar.png (2.77 KB) Anonymous, 2019-09-04 19:10

focusedselector.png (7.17 KB) Anonymous, 2019-09-04 19:10

better-header-color-nobars-palette.diff Magnifier (1.08 KB) Anonymous, 2019-09-05 09:55

color_scheme_deviation.png (116 KB) Bernhard Rohloff, 2019-09-06 09:16

colors.png (79.5 KB) Anonymous, 2019-09-06 09:43


Related issues

Related to Redmine - Patch #21493: Tweak colors of default theme New

History

#1 Updated by Go MAEDA about 2 years ago

I prefer not to hide the search box and the project selector. I am afraid that it makes difficult for newcomers to find the features.

#2 Updated by Anonymous about 2 years ago

Beauty knows no pain! :D It really reduces the amount white (specifically large non-text elements) against oppositely contrasted background in the header though. To be fair we will never know unless a new way on something is shown to users, that's what visionaries do, and waiting for more feedback on this patch... well...
I think a far more valuable data about current Redmine user base could be gathered if things like these are added, because people will have no choice but to talk about it and post (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ s IF it gets controversial, or else: being quiet means accepting. :D

But, if we already now think that would be more of a deal than it actually would be, here is a patch which don't mask those bars.

#3 Updated by Bernhard Rohloff about 2 years ago

To leave my 2cts on this topic. Colors are a very subjective choice. You don't meet the taste everybody. I think to get a decision on this topic we need more feedback from the community and should spark discussions in all our communication channels. I could imagine that the vast majority of users doesn't care at all as they have a theme installed.

You also have to be cautious with your selection as Chrome seems to render colors differently than the other Browsers.

#4 Updated by Anonymous about 2 years ago

@Bernhard, not sure what version of Chrome you got, but I got all identical colors on latest Firefox, Chrome and even IE11.

#5 Updated by Anonymous about 2 years ago

Bernhard Rohloff wrote:

I think to get a decision on this topic we need more feedback from the community and should spark discussions in all our communication channels.

We tried this one before, nobody simply just cares... there is not that many communication channels.

Bernhard Rohloff wrote:

I could imagine that the vast majority of users doesn't care at all as they have a theme installed.

It's more like "We know for sure now" rather than "I could imagine" actually, because we tried it already :D
But, I think it's good news because this can give plenty room for experimentation.

#6 Updated by Anonymous about 2 years ago

P.S. an interesting article about colors: https://www.helpscout.com/blog/psychology-of-color/

#7 Updated by Bernhard Rohloff about 2 years ago

Antonio McDeal wrote:

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Bernhard Rohloff wrote:

I could imagine that the vast majority of users doesn't care at all as they have a theme installed.

It's more like "We know for sure now" rather than "I could imagine" actually, because we tried it already :D
But, I think it's good news because this can give plenty room for experimentation.

If this is the case, wouldn't it make more sense to concentrate on improving the theming capabilities instead of changing its default colors?

#8 Updated by Anonymous about 2 years ago

I don't know?... Aren't colors considered as theming capabilities? I always thought it's the most fundamental thing actually.
And even if we set things like these apart "improving the theming capabilities" besides colors may be as subjective as colors, so to some it's improving, to some it's making it worse...

#9 Updated by Bernhard Rohloff about 2 years ago

Antonio McDeal wrote:

I don't know?... Aren't colors considered as theming capabilities? I always thought it's the most fundamental thing actually.

Ok back to topic. What are the advantages of your colors of choice over the current color scheme. If there are any I'd love to hear about them. :-)

And even if we set things like these apart "improving the theming capabilities" besides colors may be as subjective as colors, so to some it's improving, to some it's making it worse...

From your own experiences you know that's not the case. Theming Redmine (beside changing colors) is extremely painful. Having a consistent design pattern with encapsulated components makes it way easier to change the look and feel of the UI.

Anyhow, I can live with some new color coating... ;-)

#10 Updated by Anonymous about 2 years ago

Anyhow I'd elaborate, but for whatever reason I can't post my reply because: "This request was denied because it was considered spam or your IP adress () is temporarily blocked." Not only there is a typo in that message, but also it blocks everyone but actual spammers. ;(

Kind of like a story of Roskomnadzor (Russian federal service for supervision of communications) versus Telegram, when they wanted to block it, but ended up blocking everything but it :D

#11 Updated by Bernhard Rohloff about 2 years ago

  • Related to Patch #21493: Tweak colors of default theme added

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