Changes to Skins: Forced (in General)

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] October 18 2007 10:14 PM EDT

So, with the recent changes to the Clan, Auctions and Stores, things have started to change. What I'm wondering is what is the point of having any kind of a skin in this game if the new designs are going to be forced on you?

Don't get me wrong, people like the new layouts. I personally hate them. For me, the old ones were easier on the eyes and easier to read.

I was wondering if the ability to revert those pages to their old layout was going to be added into settings or if they were just to be forced on me regardless of what skin setup I choose.

SNK3R October 18 2007 10:16 PM EDT

You're going to be forced initially. Once the default one is done, I think Jon will hold a "Theme Contest" for people to create their own and be "official".

Whether the latter part will happen or not, we'll see.

SNK3R October 18 2007 10:18 PM EDT

BTW, Jon has said previously that old themes will NOT be available.

lostling October 18 2007 10:32 PM EDT

snk4r :) im actually using your theme lol so make a new one asap :)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 19 2007 12:17 AM EDT

the new theme engine will supposedly be easier to "skin" so part of the reason for doing this is to make it easier for those wanting to create new themes. it is forced on us now with one default theme, but will hopefully be better than ever later.

AdminShade October 19 2007 12:52 AM EDT

The new engine will be forced upon you, the new skins however will be your own choice to create when the engine is done.

Stephen October 19 2007 1:42 AM EDT

Indeed, the new theme has really got you by the forced skin.

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] October 19 2007 1:42 AM EDT

How easy is the skin creator going to be to use so that way we can design our own?

Who is testing it?

bartjan October 19 2007 2:07 AM EDT

Skins are CSS, so any text editor can be used to create themes...

BluBBen October 19 2007 2:59 AM EDT

I would really like to be able to use the old theme instead of this new. If anyone makes a usable copy of the old theme I would gratefully pay $500,000 to him!

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] October 19 2007 3:16 AM EDT

I just hope that when the new home page doesn't have all your items listed on a two lines : ( Looks rough.
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