Based on Vanilla's new "Boilerplate" theming system, the 15th iteration of Icrontic moves us back to the leading edge of forum development and lets me start safely tinkering again. It also removed the last impediment to ditching the mobile Lithe theme (hello, Responsive Design!) and the new Rich Text Editor, designed from the ground up at Vanilla over the last 2 years.
If you weren't using the ol' dark mode before, well you surely are now. I threw the "dark mode" dial to 11 and went with a style I'm calling "electric retro-web comic book" to celebrate Icrontic's nearly 20 years on the wibbles and make us stand out as something special and different on an increasingly homogeneously-designed Internet. Still the classic color scheme I've been refining for over a decade, but put to new, more dramatic, use.
Lots of rough edges remain. You'll notice the flyout menus and text editor are still dark-on-light; that will take some extra figuring out. Some buttons and tags still have weird outlines I don't love. But we're 90% of the way there and I dunno when I'll get another full day to iterate, so here we are.
Let's do it, nerds! We'll be hosting ICRenn in Alexandria, VA over Labor Day weekend 2019. August 31st - September 2nd. Come at us.
The whole point of this shindig is to not only to hang out with frands, but attend the Maryland Rennaisance Festival (rennfest.com) Other events will include Sleeping on Our Floor and A Shrimp Boil Where We Eat and Drink Entirely Too Much. Probably @Annes Insisting Some People Watch a New Musical She's Into and We All Sing Along.
I have a Logitec K740 keyboard that has developed a gummy, sticky like scotch tape, palmrest. I don't know why this happens but I know it is not unique to Logitech keyboards. After reading online about cleaning with isopropyl alcohol that only makes it even more sticky and finding no other workable solutions, including sanding, I began experimenting. I found a solution that works very well, but you have to be persistant and rinse your cleaning cloth often. I took a tube of GOOP Hand Cleaner, put a dab on a damp washcloth and began scrubbing with a circular motion. Working in small areas at a time, rinsing the cleaning cloth often with water and reapplying a new dab of GOOP I was able to completely remove the gumminess with no damage to the keyboard itself. In fact, after cleaning this way, the keyboard is visually and tactily indistinguishable from one that has never developed this problem. This technique will probably also work on the rubberized sides of gaming mice that develop gumminess. Passing it along.