As some of you probably know SFF is losing it's lovely star field and practically all elements that make SFF so recognisable when the new theme launches out of beta. After a bit of discussion with @Catija I found out that we can have a custom image back again. So, after asking if this is what we want and with most people saying yes here we are.
What should the new background/theme look like?
Things to consider:
- The background is all one colour and/or image and text on the left nav must be black so any background colour or image needs to account for that.
- The background image can be one of the following options:
What is customisable (per my understanding, correct as needed):
- Background colour and image
- Link colour
- Tag colour
- UV/DV button colours
- Ask button colour
I asked Catija in chat what would be done with our design ideas and this was the response:
TheLethalCarrot: If/when we decide on a theme idea for SFF what will be done with it? Designers take it and use it as is, they make changes, they only use it as inspiration, etc.
Catija: That's really going to depend on... things. So, I'm guessing that what's probably going to be the best is a general idea that the designers can adapt into the theme... the chances of a submitted design being perfect for what we need is pretty low, so I'd focus on finding a concept with some general rough sketches to be implemented by us... this saves y'all time and gives us some flexibility to make it fit the layout.
Catija: What I'd hate to have happen is for someone to come up with something really polished and beautiful that... we can't use... and then y'all won't actually like our version of it any more. A rough concept is going to avoid this issue.