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New Theme: Oatmeal

Engineering Jan 24, 2007 02:48 PM

We've got Red, and we've got White.

Some said that red was too dark, and others said white was too light.

*Introducing Oatmeal.* We hope that this new theme helps those of you with high contrast displays.

Please, let us know what you think.

  1. janie Jan 27, 2007 08:30 PM

    oatmeal looks the best, red is too garish, and logo overtakes entire page--white is fine also, but oatmeal is softer and more sophisticated looking..great job overall design wise, what a major transformation---that really works, and became so much of what was fantasized over the years......thank you!!!

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      Jesdamala Jan 26, 2007 08:32 PM

      Oatmeal works! However, when I pull up boards, it won't save in oatmeal...only the red color...which I guess is OK, as I only pull this up to click on a particular board, and don't bother with that busy thingy to the right.

      1. choctastic Jan 25, 2007 01:08 PM

        I really like this new theme. my favorite.

        1. The Dairy Queen Jan 25, 2007 12:40 PM

          Clearly, oatmeal is the way to go. Any good 'hound would choose the color named after a food rather than the colors named after, well, colors. Seriously, the oatmeal is nice and warm. The way oatmeal should be.


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          1. re: The Dairy Queen
            Jacquilynne Jan 25, 2007 12:45 PM


            Cream is a food.


            1. re: Jacquilynne
              Melanie Wong Jan 25, 2007 12:48 PM

              Or the ever popular Morcilla red for blood and guts eaters.

              1. re: Melanie Wong
                The Dairy Queen Jan 25, 2007 12:51 PM

                Careful--soon we'll be off-topic and have to take this discussion to an "about food" board. :)


              2. re: Jacquilynne
                ChinoWayne Jan 25, 2007 04:01 PM

                Sorry, you are too late, that one has already been Christened "Latte Foam" after a serious consultation with Marcel.

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              Flynn1 Jan 25, 2007 10:35 AM

              My Chowhound screens are still red. How do I switch to oatmeal?

              Thanks for listening and changing the color.

              Edit: Never mind - I found your earlier post and found the "Theme" Style Picker near the Search feature. It's all the way to the right of the screen and I didn't see it right away.
              Best, Flynn1.

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                embee Jan 25, 2007 10:13 AM

                This is good. Thank you. Hopefully it will stick.

                1. Robert Lauriston Jan 25, 2007 10:11 AM

                  That's an improvement, but the topic and post backgrounds are still eye-straining bright white on my CRT, even with brightness turned down zero.

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                  1. re: Robert Lauriston
                    Carb Lover Jan 25, 2007 05:23 PM

                    Yes, the white is still bothering my eyes. I've changed to oatmeal and increased the font size, but I feel my eyes starting to hurt after 25 min. I had no problem w/ the previous color scheme.

                    1. re: Carb Lover
                      Carb Lover Jan 25, 2007 08:41 PM

                      Is it just me or is the white background and black font not as bright and harsh on the eyes anymore?? Whatever it is, my eyes are happy right now and I can go back to hours of CH addiction (uh-oh).

                  2. LindaWhit Jan 25, 2007 10:10 AM

                    Oatmeal is absolutely perfect. I like mine with a bit of half-and-half mixed in and turbinado sugar sprinkled on top, thankyouverymuch.

                    1. OCAnn Jan 25, 2007 08:56 AM

                      Why does the oatmeal not carry through to our own page (My Recent Posts)?

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                      1. re: OCAnn
                        Engineering Jan 25, 2007 10:47 AM

                        This'll be fixed today.

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                        brownie Jan 25, 2007 07:24 AM

                        Brownie here, again, on the whole Nav Tabs issue. This is definitely a major improvement, as I no longer have to guess where the tabs are. Thanks! They're still pretty darned light, but they're visible, at least! I guess it's the Firefox problem?

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                        1. re: brownie
                          Engineering Jan 25, 2007 08:48 AM

                          hi brownie - the tabs should look like the attached screenshot. Is that not the case? If not, can you attach a screenshot please?

                        2. larochelle Jan 25, 2007 07:23 AM

                          The oatmeal is a big improvement.

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                            EllenMM Jan 25, 2007 07:05 AM

                            White's just right. Thank you.

                            1. jfood Jan 25, 2007 04:01 AM

                              How nice was it to stumble to the kitchen grab a cup of coffee and not get whacked on the forehead with the RED.

                              The oatmeal is now my flavor of choice.

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                                kerryfood Jan 25, 2007 03:30 AM

                                Much much better on the eyes - thanks! (And thanks for asking for input, it's appreciated.)

                                1. Carb Lover Jan 24, 2007 11:10 PM

                                  I appreciate the theme options. Tested out each one and my eyes settled on oatmeal; however, my eyes continue to strain and hurt after 20-30 min. My monitor's brightness is turned down as much as possible and the contrast is pretty low too. Any other ideas?

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                                  1. re: Carb Lover
                                    Carb Lover Jan 25, 2007 08:15 AM

                                    Returning this AM, I think what was still bothering me was the font size--too small. I changed my font size to be one larger than "medium" and it's better.

                                    1. re: Carb Lover
                                      Chris VR Jan 25, 2007 11:04 AM

                                      Yes, I like it a bigger font size too, problem is I launch a new tab for each thread and so it doesn't help much to do it for one window when I'm opening all these tabs. And I don't want to change my browser's default, because I don't need larger fonts for all the sites I visit.

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                                    betsy Jan 24, 2007 07:51 PM

                                    Yes, that's definitely an improvement.

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                                      debbiel Jan 24, 2007 07:49 PM

                                      Thank you. Much better.

                                      1. free sample addict aka Tracy L Jan 24, 2007 07:43 PM

                                        Much better and thanks for asking for the input (I don't mean it sarcastically). I think you should call the colors Chardonnay and Merlot :) just kidding.

                                        1. little audrey Jan 24, 2007 06:30 PM

                                          Love the oatmeal! Even though on my screen, it looks more like chicken :)

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                                            GDSinPA Jan 24, 2007 06:12 PM

                                            Yah, I think we really need a few more options. This one's just not quite right. Maybe something in a lime green?

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                                              judybird Jan 24, 2007 04:40 PM

                                              Much better. It would be even better without any of the huge red blocks, but at least it's not painful.

                                              1. kitchensalli Jan 24, 2007 03:48 PM

                                                Very nice. Not too bright.

                                                1. farmersdaughter Jan 24, 2007 03:37 PM

                                                  Absolutely the best of the three and the easiest on my eyes for reading for extended periods of time. Thank you!

                                                  1. jfood Jan 24, 2007 03:11 PM

                                                    It's coming up "pinky" on a dell with IE6.

                                                    1. JasmineG Jan 24, 2007 03:11 PM

                                                      Oatmeal is PERFECT! Seriously, thank you so much.

                                                      1. ChinoWayne Jan 24, 2007 03:06 PM

                                                        Mmmmmmm oatmeal... oh as a background color, that's good too! Now please come up with a food related name for the other two background colors. Maybe "pomegranite seed" and "latte foam" (you can consult with Marcel on that last one). ;-)

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                                                          writergirl Jan 24, 2007 02:57 PM

                                                          As the poster who complained of queasiness, let me say THANK YOU!!!! Seroiusly, this is so much more pleasant. It's nice and soft on my eyes, not harsh and bright.

                                                          1. Carole Jan 24, 2007 02:53 PM

                                                            Oatmeal works for me. I have a PBook.

                                                            1. OCAnn Jan 24, 2007 02:53 PM

                                                              A little warmer than the stark white...nice!

                                                              1. JoanN Jan 24, 2007 02:49 PM

                                                                I love it. That would work perfectly for me.

                                                                And thank you for asking.

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