Daemonite Material Theme: Ample layout adjustments

theme-component

(Andreas Motl) #1

Motivation

Tweak the general layout of the Daemonite Material Theme towards slightly bolder appearance, mainly by using larger font sizes and element dimensions. On the other hand, decrease some font sizes to optimize display for mobile.

Background

This was spawned while working on implementing the Daemonite Material Theme on another Discourse instance the other day. While it’s only some minor amendments to CSS, we just wrapped it up and packaged it to help others with similar requirements. Also, it might spawn a discussion about whether and how to incorporate this into the core theme.

Details

  • Vanilla font sizes
  • Larger category titles
  • Larger avatar images
  • Remove size limit from topic status icon
  • Larger narrow and verbose topic items
  • Smaller font size for topic subject on topic page
  • Increase topic post item width on topic page

Screenshots

See below.

Setup

Install

Configuration

Currently, this theme component has no configuration settings.


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Category badge adjustment component
(Andreas Motl) #6

Some screenshots by example…


Topic item (verbose)

Larger font size, don’t limit avatar size.

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Topic item (narrow)

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Category item

Removed font size limitation on category title and description.

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Title sizes on topic page / in header

Decreased font size here. Especially on mobile, this makes a huge difference.

Topic title on desktop

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Topic title on mobile, before/after

 

Header/title layout on mobile

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Increase topic post item width

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(Andreas Motl) #7

When combining this with some other tweaks using the Category badge adjustment component, which is basically about making the corners of the category badges less rounded and emphasizing the category label, you will get these results:

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(Vincent) #8

I’m guessing there is a bit more to it :stuck_out_tongue:

Using Safari 12.0.2:


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(Andreas Motl) #9

That’s probably due to our amendments in Daemonite Material Theme: Ample layout adjustments. We really didn’t know what we were doing actually. Thanks for noticing!


(Andreas Motl) #10

Bummer. This indeed works fine with Safari Version 11.0.3, the only one available to me. Haven’t been able to look at this through Safari 12.x yet.

I would like to avoid spamming the main topic when working on this, so could someone from the Discourse team please divert this discussion (i.e. the last three topic items) to Daemonite Material Theme: Ample layout adjustments? Thanks!


(Andreas Motl) #11

Here we are. Thanks, @Johani!


(Vincent) #12

I will be happy to run further tests and report back if you provide me with instructions.


(Andreas Motl) #13

Thanks @_vincent. I just gave it a try on browserstack.com as there’s no Safari 12.x currently around us.

Results for Safari 11.1 and 12.0

https://www.browserstack.com/screenshots/9438a3becc3af763386c60bd955bf1c91bd78ae2

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OS X High Sierra: Safari 11.1


OS X Mojave: Safari 12


This looks reasonably good to me. Do you have an idea what could have gone wrong? Do you have more details about your devices or setup, if this might actually matter resolving this issue? I feel a bit silly now.


(Vincent) #14

Did you switch back to default theme?


(Andreas Motl) #15

Currently yes, in order to investigate the brand header overlapping issue on the account activation page reported by @LittleLebowsky.