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Text Editor: Blueish smaller icons

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Floren, Jun 5, 2013.

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  1. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member


    I'm wondering how feasible would be to have a set of tiny icons like the old editor had.
    Also, a nice blueish background would be great to match the forum header? Let me know what you think.
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Blue wouldn't match sites which have no blue.

    You can style the editor to suit in Style Properties.

    You can also replace the sprite if you want to use different icons.
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  3. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    A number of responses are showing dissatisfaction with the editor colour and it is certainly jarring compared to the rest of XF design which is very pleasant.

    Surely it would be possible to insert one of the pale blue colours from the Palette? maybe the same as the breadcrumbs

    Then it would match whatever style used because it would switch to a background colour according to the site theme.
  4. markku

    markku Well-Known Member

    Yep. I much preferred TinyMCE's look.

    Of course this new editor is better I guess, but truth be told, the look isn't as much to my liking.

    Well, it's good it's customizable...
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  5. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    The same way Grey does not match many sites either, including the original XF design. The idea is to have a standard product that matches the theme, no? As you said very well, users can customize the colors after. IMO, the editor color sticks like a sore thumb around the blueish theme XF has. For example the bar background should have a standard color present in XF scheme, so it changes automatically when the user modifies the global variable.
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  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Remind me what colour TinyMCE is.
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  7. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

  8. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    We are talking about 1.2, no? Who cares what color was TinyMCE, this is a new product.
  9. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Changing it from gray to blue in a 1.x release would force any owner to now update and style it to need. Most designs didn't touch the editor, so a grey color makes sense.

    Consistency works, and now it's easy to change on yours.
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  10. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    I disliked the greyish look of TinyMCE myself, but the default styling of redactor is too greyish for my taste. It suits greyish forums but not so much forums that use white, blue and orange, just like xenforo's default theme.
  11. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    Not if the editor is using the built-in XF color palette, as it should. Remember, Brogan said is fully customizable? So why not take advantage of this?
  12. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    It's using style properties, which aren't defaulting to primaryLight and what not. At this point, it's still consistency. They haven't made sweeping changes to the style between 1.x releases, so styles will still function.

    Such a massive change to the editor will force customers to make changes, which isn't and shouldn't be the goal.
  13. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    This is how I would have styled the default look of redactor for xenforo:

    It uses the same colors as xenforo's blue bb code block and on hover it uses the same colors as xenforo's quote block, making it consistent with the default style.
  14. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    The old one did stick out, but the new one with the gradient shading effect stands out even more.

    Luxus - That would have been perfect!

    People will have to style it to suit their sites anyway, might as well make it harmonious with the default theme at least :)
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  15. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    This light blue as default was a very good idea.
  16. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    Grey is flexible.

    That light blue is not.
  17. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Then that also applies to the entire default theme, which is not grey it is light blue.
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  18. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    The previous is gray.

    Matches to me.
  19. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    I think what stands out is that it could use some colors like it has before. But even those I imagine are easily changeable.
  20. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    You can look at this the following way:

    People who want to use the default style for their site are happier with a blue editor (you can't deny that).
    People who want to use a custom style are going to style the editor anyway.

    So all what the grey editor does is force people who want to use the default style to customize it, really.
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