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New theme: Red Dice - what do you all think? (17 posts)

  1. wongalongtong
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey everyone, there's a new theme I just finished creating. I'd love to get some feedback on it.

    You can see it in action on my site at:

    http://dice.cx

    And you can download it if you like it at:

    http://dice.cx/?page_id=28

    Please let me know what you all think!

  2. KatGirl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sorry I don't like it. The colors seem overly eclectic for my taste and there's blank areas in your posts as though an image? is missing.

    Mod Kubrick design?

    Also, you have a bunch of validation warnings. I snuck a peek and you have missing closing tags </> throughout your template. You might want to fix those.

  3. dcharti
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yea, from a designer, colors like that bright red are just a little too loud. The banner image is almost vibrating off my display, and it's painful to look at.

    Your color palette overall isn't quite there. The bright red doesn't really match with the page tab colors, and neither go well with the blue you chose for post titles. The fourth color you chose for navigation on the right also doesn't play well with the others, and it doesn't sit on top of white very well by itself; it's too light.

  4. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sorry, I'll have to agree with the above two posters. ;) As soon as I seen that.. EEK! The only good thing out of seeing that was.. it woke me back up again! I was just about to fall asleep on the computer desk, until that theme gave me a wake up call lol!

    spencerp

  5. KatGirl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    cute :).. er, the above response that is. Best if I clarify, instead of fibbing.

  6. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    cute :).. er, the above response that is. Best if I clarify, instead of fibbing.

    Hehe. =P Well, tell ya the truth..I seen that earlier in the morning.. and it woke me up then, just needed to take another gander again..so I get that extra boost, for another couple of hours. ;)

    spencerp

    Just didn't wanna give my 2 cents on the theme itself earlier.. had more important things to do then, like installing WordPress for people. ;)

  7. KatGirl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Let me edit:

    Hehe. =P Well, tell ya the truth..I seen that earlier in the morning.. and it woke me up then, just needed to take another gander again..so I get that extra boost, for another couple of hours. ;)

    What? Are you mad? *grin*

  8. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What? Are you mad? *grin*

    Hmm, After doing 3 WP installs lastnight (For Install4free requests), a loong arse email to the wp-forums mailing list, and helping in here through the morning.. hmm.. yeah, I'd say so.. ;) =) =P

    Ah well though, it's all fun right? =)

    spencerp

  9. wongalongtong
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey thanks for the feedback guys! Yes, this one is my first, I'll work on it some more.

  10. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I like the red but I don't like how it clashes with the color of the permalinks of the posts.

  11. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'll pop in some feedback.

    I actually *like* the red. However, I think it would be a little less....scary?...if the rest of the page weren't so stark. For example, set a background for the page - leave the conten background white, if you must, but find a nice color to go with the red for the body background...something that won't distract from the header, but will make it less "screaming" - know what I mean?

    Also, the buttons at the top are an off-color of red - they actually look slightly orange compared ot the header.

    The links, I'd swap out to red, as well. Maybe make the yellow on hover or something - but the yellow, as it is, just doesn't seem to "fit". Same with the post titles - the blue just doesn't seem to fit. I don't know if I'd make them red, exactly, but something that goes a little better. Maybe a dark gray?

    Just my perspective :) Apparently, I'm the only one who likes the red though. (Except for Dr. Mike!)

  12. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Except for Dr. Mike

    Actually I have no opinion. I was married. :)

  13. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, I don't really mind the red per se, even though it's the first thing to jump out, and poke you in the eyeballs.. but, I was really refering to this Skittles color thing going on there..

    Overall layout though, is nice! Easy to find what you need, navigate and such. Maybe just use a little bit less of the bright mix of colors maybe.. =)

    spencerp

  14. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    spencer! Take a nap, dude. It's labor day weekend!

    (Oh wait, you may not be in the US. If not who cares? It's Sunday!)

  15. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Heh, no time for naps.. I've taken enough naps lately..still behind on work! Sunday is just another work day for me.. ;)

    spencerp

  16. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    My God. I pity you enough to offer some assistance ;) If you need help, email me!

  17. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That sounds like an awesome idea! I'll send ya an email, then from there.. we can discuss more. ;) As for this thread, we'd better stop taking it off topic though lol. Bad example actually.. =(

    spencerp

    Email will be on the way soon. ;)

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