Posted by Binman88 (3684 posts) -

Maybe it's just me, but I find it a bit difficult to see the dark text below a thread title in the forum list (the one telling you the name of the board the thread is posted in), so I decided to do something about it and thought I'd share it here (this applies to the dark theme).
 
Custom stylesheets for websites aren't new, but in case anyone is wondering how to apply an edit like this on a site specific basis, here's a quick rundown of what you need to do. I use the Chrome browser, but there are comparable extensions/add-ons to let you do this in other browsers as well. 
 

  1. Open Chrome and install Personalised Web from the store.
  2. Once installed, click the wrench icon to the right of your navigation bar in Chrome, and go to Tools - Extensions.
  3. Scroll to Personalised Web, and click Options.
  4. Choose Add New Rule and type in a desired rule name
  5. In the Match URLs box, type in ^http://www.giantbomb.com
  6. In the Add CSS box, paste the following code

.forums tbody td.title a.board, .pms tbody td.title a.board, tbody td.user span { color: #FFC61A !important; } 

   7. Click the Save button and reload the forums! The aforementioned text will now be yellow in colour - as defined by the 6 character code #FFC61A. You can change this colour to anything you want (google hexidecimal codes to find the colour you want, or use Photoshop). 
   8. This edit also changes the colour of the time-stamp text below the author name and last poster - if you don't want this changed, simply remove the last section before the curly bracket in the code above, ie. ", tbody td.user span", so the code will look like the following 

.forums tbody td.title a.board, .pms tbody td.title a.board {color: #FFC61A !important;}

Hope this is of use to someone. Apologies if something like this has been posted before! 
 
(attached the the editing and tools forum, because that seems logical) 
#1 Posted by Binman88 (3684 posts) -

Maybe it's just me, but I find it a bit difficult to see the dark text below a thread title in the forum list (the one telling you the name of the board the thread is posted in), so I decided to do something about it and thought I'd share it here (this applies to the dark theme).
 
Custom stylesheets for websites aren't new, but in case anyone is wondering how to apply an edit like this on a site specific basis, here's a quick rundown of what you need to do. I use the Chrome browser, but there are comparable extensions/add-ons to let you do this in other browsers as well. 
 

  1. Open Chrome and install Personalised Web from the store.
  2. Once installed, click the wrench icon to the right of your navigation bar in Chrome, and go to Tools - Extensions.
  3. Scroll to Personalised Web, and click Options.
  4. Choose Add New Rule and type in a desired rule name
  5. In the Match URLs box, type in ^http://www.giantbomb.com
  6. In the Add CSS box, paste the following code

.forums tbody td.title a.board, .pms tbody td.title a.board, tbody td.user span { color: #FFC61A !important; } 

   7. Click the Save button and reload the forums! The aforementioned text will now be yellow in colour - as defined by the 6 character code #FFC61A. You can change this colour to anything you want (google hexidecimal codes to find the colour you want, or use Photoshop). 
   8. This edit also changes the colour of the time-stamp text below the author name and last poster - if you don't want this changed, simply remove the last section before the curly bracket in the code above, ie. ", tbody td.user span", so the code will look like the following 

.forums tbody td.title a.board, .pms tbody td.title a.board {color: #FFC61A !important;}

Hope this is of use to someone. Apologies if something like this has been posted before! 
 
(attached the the editing and tools forum, because that seems logical) 
#2 Posted by Red12b (9081 posts) -
@Binman88:  
DUDE! 
You're amazing, Cheers!
#3 Edited by Red12b (9081 posts) -
@Binman88:  
What's the code for a lighter grey? 

Like maybe this or slightly lighter than this  

#4 Posted by Binman88 (3684 posts) -
@Red12b: Try a few of these (in order of darkest to lightest) 
  
#606060
#808080 
#a0a0a0 
#c0c0c0
#5 Posted by Red12b (9081 posts) -
@Binman88:  
Awesome 
#a0a0a0  
works a treat!
#6 Posted by dudeglove (7688 posts) -

This is probably insanely useful for colourbling folk. Cheers, OP

#7 Posted by Cirdain (2999 posts) -
@dudeglove said:

This is probably insanely useful for colourbling folk. Cheers, OP

I was gonna ask why people would do this but, yeah that would make sense.
#8 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -
@dudeglove said:

This is probably insanely useful for colourbling folk. Cheers, OP

Coulorbling? Is that how Li'l Jon sees the world?
#9 Posted by Vexxan (4616 posts) -

This fix is so awesome, thank you!

#10 Posted by Alexander (1721 posts) -

Thanks for the fix, I'm using Firefox as my primary so I'll hope staff will see this thread and address the problem.

#11 Posted by Red12b (9081 posts) -
@dudeglove said:

This is probably insanely useful for colourbling folk. Cheers, OP

 
 
BLINGAN!
#12 Posted by MB (12088 posts) -

Bumping this because it helped me with some visibility issues on one of my displays - check it out.

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