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Changes to GR site from this morning

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CupCakes

CupCakes Report 1 Aug 2012 09:58

Like many others waited in anticipation to see the changes - was supposed to be finished at 9am UK time - actually took longer than half n' hour but who cares.

Was it worth it - well with my elderly eyes the white background will take time to get used to - too bright.

The problem is the light teal text - I can hardly see it even with my glasses on.
Ridiculous seeing as many researchers are elderly.

My visited to the office all the personal were youngsters - Wonder did anybody bother to check the advised website guides for eyes/disability/elderly :-( :-( :-(

LindainHerriotCountry

LindainHerriotCountry Report 1 Aug 2012 10:03

The black text on the white background is dreadful on the eyes

The pale turquoise just "swims"

This is not an improvement, it is awful

Dea

Dea Report 1 Aug 2012 10:10

I too am finding the white background too glaring and the pale green text is difficult to read.

Also my emoticons seem to have disappeared - some people seem to have them but I don't - is there a 'simple' remedy for that?

Dea x

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 1 Aug 2012 10:14

I agree with the above about background and text.

I am wondering where are the exciting updates mentioned in
http://www.genesreunited.co.za/boards/board/announcements/thread/1306585

Gai

Gai Report 1 Aug 2012 10:20


So why did we waste our time testing the beta site and giving GR our feedback.

They didn't listen and change the colours for those members who were struggling with their eyesight.

:-P

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 1 Aug 2012 10:25

Deja vu, Gai

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 1 Aug 2012 10:25

You have three options:

(a) scream 'n holler at Genes Support - best of luck

(b) Using Firefox
Tools | Options | Colors
Disable "Allow pages to choose their own colors instead of my selections above"

Now you can set either custom color or select "use system colors" and then GRU will be in the same colors as for XP/Win7 etc.
You can also set your own preferred font.
However the changes will apply to all web sites.

IE, Chrome, Opera have similar functions.

(c) if you are using Firefox you can run a GreaseMonkey script which will customise the look n feel for any site without affecting other sites. GreaseMonkey is free and there is lots of user help available.


CupCakes

CupCakes Report 1 Aug 2012 10:43

Just looked at the tree - it has now also been changed. All I can see is fuzzy lilac and light teal coloured words which I can't even read :-| :-|

Gai

Gai Report 1 Aug 2012 10:44


I've told Gr on Facebook to read the posts on the boards where members have given their feedback to Phil. I'm waiting to see how long GR leaves my post there before they delete it as you can't have your own opinion on Facebook.

I have also sent them an email and waiting for it to bounce back seeing they normally block my ISP.

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 1 Aug 2012 10:44

I have set it up as follows:

text: yellow
background: dark grey
visited links: red
unvisted links: light blue
font: Roboto 16 (from Android)

screen 1440 x 900
Looks fine. I suggest that Gru offers this as an alternative color scheme.

I have no idea why Gru don't allow users to customise colors fonts and backgrounds as they wish.


Gai

Gai Report 1 Aug 2012 10:51


Rollo,

I have no idea how to change the colours on the computer. My problem is I share this computer with my husband and if I go changing stuff on him he'll be less than impressed.


Gai

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 1 Aug 2012 10:58

I already posted how to do this. You can set them back to default in a moment just be enabling the "allow" option again.

reprise

(b) Using Firefox
Tools | Options | Colors
Disable "Allow pages to choose their own colors instead of my selections above"

Now you can set either custom color or select "use system colors" and then GRU will be in the same colors as for XP/Win7 etc.
You can also set your own preferred font.
However the changes will apply to all web sites.

IE, Chrome, Opera have similar functions.

Gai

Gai Report 1 Aug 2012 11:09



Yes Rollo, I did read your first post about changing the colours and seeing I don't use any of those operating system I'm still in the dark.

I shall ask one of the kids as i'm sure they will know seeing we have tech savy kids nowadays I may as well put them to good use.

What disappoints me is members told Phil on the thread started by jax that they didn't like the colours yet GR didn't listen.

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 1 Aug 2012 11:25

Internet Explorer

Tools | Internet Options | Colors

deselect "Use windows colors"

set colors as you like - try text - yellow, background - dark grey, visited red/orange , unvisited - light blue (cyan)

now go to

Tools | Internet Options | Accessibity

and select the first three "ignore" options.

Select OK

You will now have a color scheme of yr choice.

You can also change the fonts:

Tools | Internet Options | Fonts

Gai

Gai Report 1 Aug 2012 11:32


Sorry Rollo,

I must be going mad (or already mad if you ask the children) as I'm sure I wrote saying I was using a Mac with Snow Leopard software.

I'll blame my current mental state on GR ;-)

Also on facebook I put a link to the thread that jax started which Sylvia and others had told Phil they didn't like the new colours. I notice that GR have just commented on this thread.

They must have listened for once and so far I haven't been banned from their Facebook page.

Gai

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 1 Aug 2012 11:38

Firefox for Mac

http://download.cnet.com/Mozilla-Firefox/3000-2356_4-10208569.html

Gai

Gai Report 1 Aug 2012 11:54


Thanks Rollo.

Angela

Angela Report 1 Aug 2012 12:28

Hi,
I was so happy to read Rollo's solution. Unfortunately the edition of Firefox I'm using is too old and I don't have a colour option. So, the 'exciting' new update has just given me a headache.

Gai

Gai Report 1 Aug 2012 12:34


Angela,

make sure you email GR with your feedback if you are having problems.

Gai

Andysmum

Andysmum Report 1 Aug 2012 12:43

I agree. The exciting new update isn't! As one of the people with access to the new site, I sent feedback about the difficulty of reading the pale print, because of the colour and also the size.

They have responded by making the background slightly less glaring, but the font size and print colour are the same.

Rollo's solution is good, but it shouldn't be necessary and I don't want to change every website, just GR.