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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby yorik » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:32 pm

The advantage of using the current background (or a greyish background like Rhino, 3DMax, etc...) is that both black and white appear clearly...
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby Jee-Bee » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:18 pm

From creo I know a lot depends on version.
But also I see a lot of users use the pre wildfire color scheme what is the same as the blueisch as FreeCAD
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby triplus » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:46 pm

NormandC wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:18 pm
You mean only for the screenshots on the website, or as a new default FreeCAD background colour?
Background.
AR795 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:32 pm
It's difficult to recommend a single color scheme since people can have different preferences. Some like darker backgrounds while others like lighter ones. I searched the internet for CAD programs to see what viewport colors they use and from what I found and given that FreeCAD has a lighter UI color, I think something like this could work:
Nice proposals. Colors used look balanced. And i guess it shows a designer put them together.
Even better would be that, there can be a 'Presets' drop-down menu in the preferences that includes a few color schemes by default which users can select from or add their own.
As there already is an option available for customization. I don't feel presets are absolutely necessary. At some point in the future FreeCAD could i guess evolve default color scheme as seen in the viewport. Something unique for FreeCAD and for end users to accept it in general. Likely we are far from that to happen. But i guess your proposals are a nice first step.
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby regis » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:30 am

AR795 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:32 pm
It's difficult to recommend a single color scheme since people can have different preferences. Some like darker backgrounds while others like lighter ones. I searched the internet for CAD programs to see what viewport colors they use and from what I found and given that FreeCAD has a lighter UI color, I think something like this could work:
Maybe creating different themes that those interested might toggle on or off. In my opinion the current freecad stands out in it's appearance and general feel with it's default background color. but increasingly for those who spend countless hours designing on computer screens might love a default color that is not too hard to their eyes. the bright colors can strain the eye at some point for heavy users. meanwhile you don't want a completely darklike autocad etc, so a good medium is great.
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby AR795 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:12 am

@regis
I agree, having presets for background colour would be convenient. The default FreeCAD background does well as a dark theme. In some cases, users that spend long hours in front of the computer might prefer a more neutral dark colour.
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby NormandC » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:00 am

Guys, how can the new website be translated? I haven't found the text strings on Crowdin.

Thanks.
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby triplus » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:11 pm

As we didn't change the approach, likely the way it always worked. Yorik would i guess need to run some script, for the strings to emerge on Crowdin.
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby yorik » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:56 pm

Ah I had forgotten indeed. The file is updated: https://crowdin.com/translate/freecad/27908/en-fr
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby Kunda1 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:07 am

Can we add a crowdin (translation service) badge to the website to show the progress of translations ? It also acts as a link to crowdin to onboard potential translators.

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<a title="Crowdin" target="_blank" href="https://translate.freecad.io/project/freecad"><img src="https://d322cqt584bo4o.cloudfront.net/freecad/localized.svg"></a>
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Re: FreeCAD Website Design

Postby AR795 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:07 am

Kunda1 wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:07 am
Can we add a crowdin (translation service) badge to the website to show the progress of translations ? It also acts as a link to crowdin to onboard potential translators.
Perhaps next to the language selector in the navigation bar, something like this:

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