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Lack of Interest [XF2] Different colour scheme on a per node basis

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Stuart Wright, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Having different colour schemes for different categories (and occasionally nodes) gives us the scope to create a more visible differentiation between forum areas and a more colourful forum generally.

    So on AVForums, we've had to create a whole bunch of colours in the palette and assign them to the node classes in order for different areas of the forums to have different colours.

    Here is how it looks on the Which TV... forum, child of the Home AV category which is designated blue


    and the Movies forum, child of the Movies, TV & Music category which is designated red.


    For each forum colour, we have a medium colour, a lighter and a darker version, and these provide us everything with we need for each node. But there are lots of new colours in the palette.


    And we have to put a load of css in to assign the colours to the various elements - this is just a small snippet of the css for one colour.


    For Xenforo 2, could we have an easy way to assign colours to specific nodes, which are inherited by their child forums unless the child forum has its own colours assigned?
    Steve F, Amaury and Daniel Hood like this.
  2. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Normally I'd say just use child styles and change the single color palette in the child style, then set "force style" on the node options, but you'd have a lot of child styles :D
    Daniel Hood likes this.
  3. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    That was exactly what I anticipated saying when I saw the thread title and let it go for the same reason.

    The feature might be a good idea.
  4. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    +1 from me. It was a feature in vBulletin, if I remember correctly.

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