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This thread was archived on 14 April 2008 by Endasil.
Main article: RuneScape:Theme. This discussion will soon be archived. Please direct any further input to RuneScape:Theme.

Hi all,

I've just finished designing a custom RuneScape theme for the Monaco skin and I'd love to get your feedback. The screenshot below is from my photoshop template that I use to design themes and is missing some bits (like text in the widgets, no footer, etc). This is just meant to convey the feeling of the design. Let me know what you think. I'd like to get this, or a revision of this on the site sometime this week. BladeBronson<staff /> (talk) 21:33, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

[[Image:Runescape_monaco.jpg]]

No offense, but I like the color scheme in mine better because it matches the RS site and so our wiki could look like RuneScape.. =\ Christine 21:41, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Could use a few changes, but it's pretty good. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 22:53, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I really like it compared to the other options I have. I'm using monobook. Christine, what color scheme are you using because I looked at smoke, sapphire, brick, etc. and I'm not sure which one looks like RuneScape. AriasCombatSwords.pngKnight 22:56, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
I guess you haven't looked at this in a month then -.- It was archived, it was a custom monobook that I made =\ It looks like this. Christine 00:45, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
No offense taken. The biggest difference is that this design keeps the article content on a white background, as it has been. Going from light to dark is a technical challenge and makes the biggest impact on readers. When doing custom skins, I try to stay with whatever the current article background colour is. I'm not a RuneScape player, but after spending an hour or so studying screenshots of the game interface and world, I left with a sense of the gray and green which I used in the theme. I didn't include a lot of detail in the big header area because it would be obscured by the banner ad. C Teng (and everyone), if you have specific feedback for areas that could use improvement, please leave a note here. BladeBronson<staff /> (talk) 21:44, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
I like the cracked tortoise-shell banner image, but I'm not sure about the "dark background and white article area" combination. It makes the article text look like it's floating, and that kind of distracted me a little bit. From what I remember of Christine's I think I preferred hers (although the tab text was a little large for my tastes), but then again to be fair I use the blue gaming skin, so I'm not sure I'm really qualified to express a preference. Pointy 22:18, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
Well I can't change tab text sizes afaik. Christine 22:31, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
I think I just proved my own point above about not being qualified to speak :-). I use Quartz, so I didn't realise the tab text is that big on the default Monaco skin as well. I'll just shut my pie-hole for now... Pointy 22:56, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
After looking at BladeBronson's theme, I stole his stone mosaic-idea and photoshopped around a bit. This is obviously preliminary, the positions aren't quite right (the advertisement would in reality be in a different spot, our logo would need to be smaller) but I liked how it integrated with Christine's monaco skin (or at least with how it was a month ago, don't know if it's changed since). I'm just going to link to it as it's fairly large: [[:Image:Endasil_monaco_screencap.jpg]] Endasil (Talk) @ 03:08, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
Now I kinda like Endasils. Endasils and Christines are fairly similar but the RS logo stuck behind the advertisement on Chistines I don't like. And our current white logo would not fit in or match both of them. Cheers, [[Image:Kandarincrest.gif|25px]]Chicken7 >talk>sign 03:17, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
I can't change the logo personally. Besides, if we chose a darker theme, it would be necessary to change our bright white logo. Christine 18:29, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
Am I underprivileged to speak? I really love Blade's design, esp. the logo. But I think the bg should be a bit deeper and less green. If u're not quite sure what I'm talkin' abt, I mean the #142117 spaces, it doesn't quite match the stone background. Maybe it can be changed to #090808 in the same colour scheme? It is nice to have the main background white. But I wanna ask what text colour would you like to have?
It is also good if Christine's monaco is shared in the skin section.
I wanna make one more thing, that the tables being looked with Gaming skin crashes with the colour of its text. And I CANNOT find out the script deciding the white text colour, could someone help? [[1]] XDRAGONAITE +Saradomin's Book of Wisdom.png 07:57, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
I wouldn't really care since my personal monobook settings are that of the RuneScape website, but we should keep the site monobook settings normal. If someone wants theirs to look different, they can do it without effecting the rest of the community. Didn't we agree on that when we had that discussion on changing the monobook theme to the RuneScape one a few months ago?Yellow partyhat.png Ilyas Talk Contribs 21:29, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
So this is how I'm taking it: that you can change the settings and background to make the wiki different. i think that it shouldn't be changed, because if you can change it to how you like it then do that only for yourself and it will affect no one else. Also, I find many of the different skins hard to look at, and they don't make me want to spend lots of time on that wiki. Correct me if I'm wrong--Kade wikis 12:25, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
The trouble is, the default skin for visitors to the wiki is one of those skins that is hard to look at. I'm not sure who's changing it back to that ugly and unusable yellow quartz (I've tried changing it to Sapphire Monaco multiple times), but the point is, monobook is not the default for people viewing the site (and cannot be). Even the default Monaco themes do not fit the Runescape topic, so we need a theme that makes us unique and welcomes Runescape users. Endasil (Talk) @ 16:45, 8 April 2008 (UTC).

I'm working on a monaco theme similar to RS' website. You guys can check it out at User:Richard1990/monaco.css. How about something like that?--Richard 18:36, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Alright, a few of us are getting annoyed at the amount of competition going on for various themes, rather than collaboration. Perhaps this is our fault for not advertising the work that is being done, so I've set up a project page for all theme related discussion. If you have a theme that you want opinions/collaboration for, set up a new section at RuneScape:Theme. This will conduce collaboration instead of everyone just creating their own theme and seeing if people like it better than everyone else's. In short, future comments about themes should not be discussed here, but rather at RuneScape:Theme. Thank you all. Endasil (Talk) @  05:30, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
My monobook is like Richard's and it's been that way for almost half a year (or more) now. But we had a discussion back when that monobook setting was created about whether to change the site monobook to it or not. We decided that because one person or a group of people like something the whole site shouldn't have to change for it. If you like a certain monobook setting, change your personal monobook settings to match it.Yellow partyhat.png Ilyas Talk Contribs 15:45, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
I've already said that this discussion is closed and further discussion should take place at RuneScape:Theme. However, as you have posted here it would be more appropriate for me to respond to you here. When those decisions were made, it was when Monobook was still the default for the site. For the 100th time, it is not the default anymore, so any conversations we had about changing the default skin back then have no bearing anymore. Endasil (Talk) @  18:19, 12 April 2008 (UTC)