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Where have all the oranges gone? Long time passing... Answered


Yes, I know this was announced as a feature, but it's still a bug in my book!  Why has the orange masthead been abandoned?  It's the characteristic color of Instructables.  Taking it away is diluting the brand.

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BrittLiv
BrittLiv

10 years ago

I've turned the header back to orange with userstyles and:

@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);
@-moz-document domain("instructables.com") {
#div, .nav {background: url("https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FI2/S2YR/GF0708T4/FI2S2YRGF0708T4.jpg"); }}

I'm very confused, why it's only working with a background image and not with a background-color... Maybe somebody who is better in css than me (probably everybody) can try it.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

10 years ago

I think the site should be black, or some dark-ish color. Why? Your monitor is not a piece of paper, no matter how hard you try to make it one. Staring at a white background while you read is like staring at a light bulb (don't believe me? Try turning off the lights next time you use a word processor). Would you stare at a light bulb for hours at a time? Not if you want to keep your vision.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 10 years ago

If staring at your monitor is like looking into a light bulb, I suggest you familiarize yourself with the brightness control on your computer.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

The brightness bar is less than 1/4 full.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Then you should be using "userstyles."

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

Userstyles only worked on the header as I recall...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

DIY. _My_ userstyles only worked on the header. The possibilities are endless for _your_ userstyles.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 10 years ago

I wouldn't have the faintest clue on how to make a userstyle. Perhaps this calls for an instructable?

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

10 years ago

I agree.

Case in point.... Steve's son standing behind me as I type... "Whoahhhh. Why's it white! Looks weird."

Perhaps a greasemonkey script is in order.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Ironically, I wrote userstyles awhile back to achieve just this state!

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Can you update it to include a version that restores the Orange default? That, too, would be ironic :-D

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Well, I could, or I could leave it to the whining bawl-babies to learn a little CSS. :P At the moment, it's number 500 on my top 10 list of Things To Do, I'm afraid. 

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 10 years ago

What's 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the list?

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

1. Study
2. Study
3. Study
4. Study

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

OMG I LOVE THAT

:D

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

It comes as a cartoon template in the new Openoffice....no, not really.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 10 years ago

Ha. Why am I holding a spanner?

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

Murder, she wrote...

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

I've passed on the link :-) If they can't figure it out, too bad.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Grrrrrr.....

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CameronSS
CameronSS

10 years ago

Agreed, I thought it just hadn't completely loaded. I suppose I could get used to it, but it makes the search box kind of ugly, and I don't like how the words are just left floating around up there.

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Nostalgic Guy
Nostalgic Guy

Reply 10 years ago

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought it was still loading....
Even now I know it is supposed to look like that i can't get used to it.
I miss my orange!!!!

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

10 years ago

I thought the site should have stayed the same since I joined back in 2008.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

Kiteman no likee plain white.

Kiteman want orange.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 10 years ago

Man.... you know it's bad when people start talking about themselves in the third person. We should probably give "K" back his orange.....

k.jpg
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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

That's rather good, actually...

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

Just make it go away. Give "K" back his orange or he'll do something to the dog...serious

kitemanhostage.JPG
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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 10 years ago

Woops.... I missed out your hair in my uber leet photoshop. It's still grey!

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

That's not a bug, it's a feature.

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

10 years ago

I loved the orange.
I miss it.
:(

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

10 years ago

I like the shorter header but the lack of orange is a real bother, makes the orange themes of the pages look lost and the search box look messy, also the halloween piece sat better with the orange background.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

10 years ago

.  I like that it takes up less real estate, but I have to agree that the lack of orange is disconcerting. Ibles is supposed to be orange.
.  Might help to change the background of the info box on the right from yellowish to orange.