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Synology Forum Style/Theme Change

Postby Zak » Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:52 pm

Does the forum software have some means to change these awful new default color choices?
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Re: Synology Forum Style/Theme Change

Postby maxxfi » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:59 am

It's the rule #0 of anything Synology: one size fits all!
DSM, DSM web UI, Syno forum style... :cry:
DS-106j > DS-210j > DS-411
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Re: Synology Forum Style/Theme Change

Postby Zak » Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:03 am

Yep, that unfortunately does seem to be the rule. I was hoping that maybe I just wasn't having any luck finding the option in the UCP, but now I realize like with other Synology UIs, no other option exist. My Group Manager when I started working for a tech company many years ago, now retired, once said to me, 'A good looking UI requires three T's'. "Time, Talent and Treasure." To be brutally honest, DSM and the forum UI took no time, shows no talent and is virtually worthless.

I guess I will have to attempt to tweak it from this side of the monitor. Maybe start by replacing those testicular post status icons with something better.

Thank you for the reply.
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How to make the Synology forum look better:
https://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=114308#p418904

Synology Assistant can't find your DiskStation? Maybe this can help:
http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=68507
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Re: Synology Forum Style/Theme Change

Postby CoolRaoul » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:35 am

Those using Google Chrome may tweak forum style (CSS) on the fly with this kind of extension: Stylebot
**EDIT**
Better: use Stylish (extension available for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera) and choose an existing style or build/customize your own
Here's a sample of what you can get: http://i.imgur.com/ALyljzP.png
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Re: Synology Forum Style/Theme Change

Postby Zak » Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:33 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. I am familiar with Stylish and after replying I decided to not reinvent the wheel as there are already good looking phpBB user styles available. However, perhaps due to their age and/or recent changes to phpBB, some of the styles I tested did not work properly. So, in the end I went with the one below and then made a couple of additions/modifications to the CSS where I could:

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(Reduced for posting)

After changing to the above appearance, when I look at this forum my eyes no longer feel as if the liquid inside them is about to boil. :lol:

Lastly, this in no way excuses Synology for the lack of UI choices/options both here and elsewhere.

Again, thanks.
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Zak

Synology DS412+ (5x3TB (1 spare) Seagate M00's in SHR-2) and DSM 5.2-5644 (clean install) with Update 5
CyberPower Systems CP1500AVRLCD

How to make the Synology forum look better:
https://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=114308#p418904

Synology Assistant can't find your DiskStation? Maybe this can help:
http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=68507
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Re: Synology Forum Style/Theme Change

Postby CoolRaoul » Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:47 pm

Zak wrote: So, in the end I went with the one below and then made a couple of additions/modifications to the CSS

Dont' hesitate to share please!
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Re: Synology Forum Style/Theme Change

Postby Zak » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:23 pm

I didn't make any profound changes, but here's what I did. First, I use Firefox and have Stylish installed. Second, the user style is called, "phpBB - Dark, Blue, Simple" and was made by Grom. Third, after installing the style, open the style in the CSS editor. Replace all of the text in the editor with the text found here. Click the Save button to save the changes.

Grom did the hard work, all I did was slightly tweak the style. I have the other "Domain" and "url-prefix" entries currently commented out for now and intend to add them as needed. Finally, I used Adblock Plus with Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus to permanently remove a few things that I didn't want to see, such as the social media crap.

I think that's it.
Last edited by Zak on Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:58 pm, edited 9 times in total.
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Synology DS412+ (5x3TB (1 spare) Seagate M00's in SHR-2) and DSM 5.2-5644 (clean install) with Update 5
CyberPower Systems CP1500AVRLCD

How to make the Synology forum look better:
https://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=114308#p418904

Synology Assistant can't find your DiskStation? Maybe this can help:
http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=68507
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Re: Synology Forum Style/Theme Change

Postby CoolRaoul » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:25 pm

Zak wrote:The forum software has a 60,000 character limitation and doesn't provide a means to attach a file.


You mays simply Copy/paste to pastebin (anonymous mode) and give he link here
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Re: Synology Forum Style/Theme Change

Postby Zak » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:48 pm

Made the changes.

Thanks.
Best wishes,
Zak

Synology DS412+ (5x3TB (1 spare) Seagate M00's in SHR-2) and DSM 5.2-5644 (clean install) with Update 5
CyberPower Systems CP1500AVRLCD

How to make the Synology forum look better:
https://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=114308#p418904

Synology Assistant can't find your DiskStation? Maybe this can help:
http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=68507
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Re: Synology Forum Style/Theme Change

Postby CoolRaoul » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:56 pm

Zak wrote:Made the changes.

Thanks.

Thanks to you! Really nice.
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