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Should IPVM Have A Dark Theme Option?

So with 93% preference for dark theme, will IPVM be offering the same on their web UI?

My browser is a blare of white light from the IPVM page, contrasting with the dark VMS consoles & cli's on other screens.

NOTICE: This comment was moved from an existing discussion: Light Vs Dark VMS UI: How Important Is It?

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What does everyone think?

From our side, we haven't really considered it as most news sites are black on white. I checked quite a few when this was mentioned this morning and the darkest anyone got was a fairly light grey.

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I weighed in on Festivus. Apparently 8 people agreed with me and none disagreed. 2 just liked GIF file jokes.

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Washington Post is dark

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I think there should be a dark theme.

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I don't think it is necessary.  Isn't it another item to support/keep up to date?

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I agree that it is hot white in a controlled environment. I would suggest change as well, even more colors as opposed to White-Black-Blue.

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Overall, the principle should be one of individual user choice. Hopefully it's doable by just including a simple color theme library or extension.

Meanwhile, Firefox has a nice add-on that takes any site dark... 

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Here is what IPVM looks like with an equivalent Chrome plugin (Dark Reader):

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I like it. Especially when I just opened up my openpath site. Much easer to read.

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Most definitely.  

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I wouldnt go all dark, but i think more pizazz to the design of the site would be good.

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I think the site design both forum and article lay out could be improved.  Could take a leaf out of Whirlpool's design.

They used to do their own articles revolving around the Australian internet market when they started around 15 years ago.  They just aggregate now, but I feel that this site could take some helpful design cues from it.  Just my 2c.

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Campbell, what do you like about Whirlpool's design? It's very text heavy and compact. I am assuming that?

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I like it's compactness.  It feels cleaner to me and easier to read.

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Campbell, it's definitely compact. The original IPVideoMarket.info used to be compact like that. One thing we found is that many people see that as boring and too text heavy. I am not saying one view is right or wrong but it appears overall more people like more image / graphic layout.

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This was asked again recently and Duc is working on it, see below demo:

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Enough teasing... Get to the happy release! :)

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Let's get the darkness beta theme going!

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Looks great!

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John said “Let there be Dark!”, and there was Dark.

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And we have liftoff!

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At first, I thought I had accidentally changed my browser's color scheme. Glad I saw this thread before wasting 20 min. fuddling with settings. Dark theme looks great!

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I did basically the same thing!

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