In response to our users' feedback regarding the forum's current theme, I am pleased to announce that we are now beginning to trial a replacement! Our new theme - blanko_fes - features a modern, sleek design, a more comfortable mobile experience, visual consistency with our other sites, and a number of small quality-of-life improvements. As is usually the case with major visual overhauls around here these days, virtually all credit for this effort goes to Blanko
, with a little bit of assistance from Parsifal and my not-so-humble self.
Here are a couple of screenshots to give you an idea:Mobile (index page):Desktop (creating a new thread):
While we're fairly confident that this is an overall huge improvement to the FES browsing experience, we would like to hold back for a moment and allow our community a chance to have their say and provide feedback before we roll this out as the default. Chances are things won't be perfect out of the box - there will certainly be tweaks and adjustments to be made here and there. For the time being, we are making it available as an opt-in thing - if you'd like to help us with testing, it would be greatly appreciated.If you'd like to start using the theme now
, you can do so by going to the Look and Layout
area of your profile settings and switching the current profile to blanko_fes
. If you'd like to post any feedback, make suggestions or request additional features, please do so via Suggestions & Concerns
, as per usual. I will also monitor the comments on this announcement for any questions that you don't feel merit a whole thread of their own.
We hope you enjoy this new theme and, as always, thank you for flying with FES.