Icrontic v15: Ivan's Triumph

LincLinc BardDetroit

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.



  • KarmaKarma Likes yoga

    Is there a way to not use Dark Mode? I am a heathen and use dark mode nothing.

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit

    There are no theme options currently, no. I'd like to make a light mode, but it requires probably another full day of work to get there and isn't the top of my list at the moment.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI

    Just a reminder: for the most part, Linc is a one man show with a very busy full time job. If anyone would like to help him with a theme and is competent in frontend design, feel free!

  • KarmaKarma Likes yoga

    That's fine. Just wasn't sure if there was an option yet.

  • Straight_ManStraight_Man Geeky, in my own way Naples, FL

    Linc, if you can use CSS3 help, please let me know. See my website for some of what I can do.

  • Straight_ManStraight_Man Geeky, in my own way Naples, FL

    site-style.css is the file I mean, lessee if I can attach it: no, not in allowed types!!!

  • Straight_ManStraight_Man Geeky, in my own way Naples, FL
    edited July 7

    correction, site-styles.css as a txt file, Link call can be above /head .

    The rest of the secret:

    <div class="menu" id="menu">


    <li><a href="path to choice one">choice one<a></li>

    <li><a href="path to choice two">choice two<a></li>




  • Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 Victorian Scoundrel Indianapolis, IN

    Fap fap fap fap fap

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan

    Global dark theme is pro.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX

    The new mobile layout is very pleasing. I'm uncertain about the narrow desktop width. But I do quite like the pallette and the symmetry of the layout. Great job!

  • trooster89trooster89 Are you from London?

    ooo fancy.

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