Better color schemes selector


(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #1

Choosing a color scheme is a visual decision, so we should do better than describe it with mere words like we do now:

Slack does this very well with their sidebar themes:

Perhaps there’s a simple way to automagically create these types of thumbnails using techniques similar to The Official Discourse Styleguide Plugin?


(Vincent) #2

With all these new schemes coming, this would be a nice addition.

I believe there could be a lead: GitHub - csquared/IMGKit: Uses wkhtmltoimage to create JPGs and PNGs from HTML


(Jeff Atwood) #3

Yes that would be awesome cc @sam @awesomerobot @Johani – we should have this ready after the color theme contest!


(Sam Saffron) #4

The first step here would be to add this to the wizard, agree we should wait till the competition is done and then add 6-9 of the best options to a wizard step.

After wizard is done we can think about /admin which has a lot more edge cases.


(Jeff Atwood) #5

Ah yes great idea, then they can simply run /wizard if they want to change color schemes. Perfect!


(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #6

Wizard is done! :tada: But this work probably needs to be preceded by: Color schemes should be specific to a single theme