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What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

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What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Roxanne S. on December 25th 2011, 7:15 am

Hi,

The title says it all, what's better? Well, if you're going to answer that it depends on your opinion, please don't answer that, okay? What my point here, really, is to ask forumotion members what theme is better for forums.

Let's see, if a forum is where you can speak your mind and read/write your opinions, it's a gotta be a light theme right? So that it won't be hard to read.
But if you like more design, and a bit modern, you'll choose a dark theme.

So it's your pick, what's better? Dark or Light Theme? Smile

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by !_NICK_! on December 25th 2011, 8:56 am

Both, they both look good. It just depends on how the user does all the other main stuff.

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Sanket on December 25th 2011, 9:05 am

I would always go for a light theme. Wink

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Guest on December 25th 2011, 11:02 am

@Sanket wrote:I would always go for a light theme. Wink
héhé I like light theme too. ))

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by ReDMizT on December 25th 2011, 11:30 am

for me light theme is the best groar

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Omu on December 25th 2011, 11:56 am

A light theme it's always welcome Razz

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Gangstar15 on December 25th 2011, 3:02 pm

I like both (:

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Joryk on December 25th 2011, 3:49 pm

@Gangstar15 wrote:I like both (:
Yess :wouhou: Hem

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by WHITESABBATH on December 25th 2011, 5:08 pm

Neither and Both shouldn't even be a option to select(imo). You're asking which is better..
I prefer Dark sites myself for the purpose in which i use my site(s)(gaming clan). Lets face it , gaming sites in light or white, just doesn't look as good..(imo)

lighter colors displays nicer and is much easier to view. They tend to run smoother too.

I picked (voted) light based solely on the question, "which is better";although it's not my personal preference.

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by MotorCookie on December 26th 2011, 8:44 pm

Gyzmo wrote:A light theme it's always welcome Razz

Hmmmm. Yes, Indeed. Very Happy

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by BlaCkMinD on December 26th 2011, 8:46 pm

It depends on what forum do you want to create.

If you are going to administrate and moderate a gaming forum, a dark theme matches it perfectly, but if you're going to administrate and moderate a forum for disscussions, computers, etc. a light theme matches it perfectly.

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Lady Draconian on December 27th 2011, 4:07 pm

I run a metal forum, and for me a dark theme is very cliché - if you will - and so I prefer to use a light theme. Smile

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Aulipp on January 10th 2012, 11:51 am

I also like both. But if everything on the webpage is dark and the texts are in light color, I get tired Shocked of reading. So for my forums I use a dark background and the zones for reading/writing are light Smile


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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by FL.ux on January 10th 2012, 12:08 pm

light theme is good. . .

but it depends on your forum . .

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by YoshiGM on January 10th 2012, 11:02 pm

Light themes for me Wink

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Mati on January 11th 2012, 12:11 am

If you run a gaming community then a dark skin is perfect.

But i prefer light themes. Cool

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by CorgiKid on January 11th 2012, 2:18 am

For me, i prefer a darker theme as light themes tend to hurt a lot of peoples eyes after a while, which is why my forum theme is bascially blacks and grey.

















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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Guest on January 13th 2012, 4:52 pm

FL.ux're right. It depend of the forum discussions. About my prefernces, I like a light theme. Wink

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by noMoreFaith on January 14th 2012, 10:19 am

Depends, but people have told me they didn't like the dark theme I used on my forum, so I had to change it.

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by 99nour on January 14th 2012, 10:23 am

It depends on the forum and the people's opinions. I personally like dark but most people like light. But for a sunny forum like Forumotion I hate dark :3

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Base on January 14th 2012, 10:26 am

I like both light themes and dark themes. Dark is sometimes easier on the eyes, but it would look horrible on a 'fun forum'. Wink

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by nicoleee on January 16th 2012, 11:11 pm

Definetely dark cause usually light themes just reaps my eyes out. Very Happy

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by kirk on February 22nd 2012, 11:50 pm

I would say it all depends on what kind of forum it is.
Like say you have a forum with a lot of youtube videos, flash games or something with a lot of pictures like art work etc... Then i would say black background and darker themes are better because it makes the media content stand out better.

To where is you have a forum that is more discussion related, with a lot of long paragraph, stories or other literature, then i would say a light background and theme would be better because it is easier on the eyes for reading,

like take Google pages, MSN, Yahoo Facebook they all have white backgrounds to better help ease strain on ones eyes.

But what it comes down to is what you like the best, there are still many sites with a lot of reading content and have dark backgrounds. So just depends what you like best Smile

I chose both? thumright

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by DjCrazee on February 23rd 2012, 8:11 am

Definately gotta go with dark.

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Suarez on February 23rd 2012, 1:42 pm

@Sanket wrote:I would always go for a light theme. Wink

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Placehold on February 23rd 2012, 2:39 pm

Whatever suits the content and nature of the theme

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Lucia_Raregroove on February 24th 2012, 5:01 pm

Eh, who cares about the theme? If you want to join, join it. It's the content that matters.

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Obrad1961 on March 25th 2012, 3:16 am

Yes Light teme is the best, becouse all is visible thumright
in the dark is all not visible... daknes Delete

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Neymar1 on March 25th 2012, 3:30 pm

Light theme Smile

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Re: What's Better for A Forum, Dark or Light Theme?

Post by Cyborg112233 on March 28th 2012, 2:19 pm

@Sanket wrote:I would always go for a light theme. Wink
Me too, but some forums with a black theme are very good and look great, too. Smile

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