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Theme with a strong contrast?

edited July 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Are there any themes out there with a stronger contrast, especially for words to background? I like the themes on offer, but not much good if some people aren't able to read. I'm asking from an accessibility viewpoint, as all the themes I've seen so far aren't accessible to everyone thus I'm getting complaints. Just asking before contemplating the possibility of putting something together myself.


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    I'm definitely gonna have to look at making some themes. I haven't installed the board on my site yet but I'm already liking it.
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    I think right now the number of styles/themes is rather limited seeing as how young the software is. However, with v1 getting released, I think there will be a few more themes coming along.

    I think the only theme that is extremely contrasting would be Scene 1.0. I modified the colors a bit for my site, though. Made it a little bluer.
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    edited July 2006
    Thanks, for your reply. Its the greyish colour in block user, block comment, time posted, product info etc that's a bit light for people with visual impairments. From your screen shot, this seems to be the same? I understand how young this software is, and I commend Mark for pulling this together, plus everyone who has built add ons. An excellent piece of software. I can access / like Vanilla as it is, but others can't. I just need an accessible theme from the outset, and perhaps an issue applicable to other forums too.
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    One way to turn up the contrast is to go into /themes/vanilla/styles/

    Make a copy of the default folder and call it "contrast" or something like that.

    Then go into your settings tab > Themes & Styles and choose your new "contrast" style from the dropdown. Make sure to check "apply to all users" and then click save.

    At this point everything should look the same, but now you can start to alter your new style and see things change. Go into your new style's folder and edit the vanilla.css file. A good way of switching colors (I've found in the past) is to download a color picker tool. Then go through your vanilla app picking colors and searching/replacing them with darker colors in the css.
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