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A place for you to hate on the new purple color on Tookapic

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I thought, I'd set up this Talk myself before it gets out of control. I'm perfectly aware that not everyone will like the new color scheme on Tookapic and that's ok. Just let me say that, most of you will get used to it.

But Pawel, why did you take the green away

This is a part of a bigger process. Since we're now a paid only community, the site has to communicate a bit different. Colors have meanings and they influence the way we see and think of things. The purple and its' meaning is the closest to what Tookapic represents, in my opinion. Also, the shade you see now is one of many colors I tested. And this one looks best.

Ok, now the comment section is all yours.

Started by Paweł Kadysz Paweł Kadysz on
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  • agnieszka bladzik

    still don't like the purple 😄

    • Kazziz

      me neither. I appreciate the color itself, but it just isn't pretty in my eyes. The blue and green ones suited me much more.

    • Aga Ka

      I liked green much more... then again I just don't like pourple in general and I do like green 😀 But there are people who don't like green and love pourple, there will be people who will like the change. You cannot please everyone, Pawel. And yes, we will all get used to it, I already am paying less attention to it then the first time I logged today 😀 To me (and most of us I think) people here and all the awesome photos I get to watch every day is the important thing, so don't worry about it 😀

      • Magda Ko

        I do not like it, but this is Pantone color of the year 2018 so maybe I get use to it pantone.com/...

      • Urszula Stachowicz

        But Pawel, why did you take the green away? 😞

        But seriously - It took me a while to find this new color. I wouldn't even notice that without this talk. 😛

        • marta_ii

          I must admit my first thought when I logged in and saw this purple color scheme was that something went wrong with my account😉 I got used to it very quickly and probably that will be the case with the rest of Tookapic community. I care more about the photos and the ideas shared here than the color scheme- that's the key issue

        • Ann

          Thank you for this place! 😉 I don't like new color! And Paweł, why did you take the green away? 😉 But maybe someday I get used to it

          • jazzie

            The longer you look at it, the more you'll like it 😄 I already do! Is the thin green line around the comment box inside the thicker clear violet line made on purpose, or a souvenir of good old green? (iphone, 11.2.5)

          • tania

            I LOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVE it ! It's so me !!! Thanks Pawel ! Much better. You made my day 😂 😁 😁 😁

            • Ian Prince

              Looks great to my eyes 👍

              • vividcolourfabric

                Also, what colours have you tested? Do you have any screenshots? 😀

                • Kazziz

                  yeah, what did all the respondents say? owca? lama? 😉

                • Aga Ka

                  haha yea @Paweł, what colours have you tested?do you have screenshots indeed? and considering it's tookapic, I think it is appropriate to say; ''pic or it didn't happen!'' 😉

                  • Paweł Kadysz

                    A whole bunch of different shades of purple - since this was the target color. I did however try completely different colors as well, like salmon orange, the most vivid blue I could find, vivid pink, pastel yellow.

                  • Szymon Maciejczyk

                    Don't like new color. Making me angry.

                  • Piotr

                    I don't like it, green and blue were better. At first time when I saw a new color I thought it was just some tests or a bug, but if not so.....

                    • Jakub Szymański

                      man..., are you blind?!

                      • agnieszka bladzik

                        I visit couple of pages on colors meaning, and only one from top search mentioned purple as one associated with luxury, so i think that stands behind your purple [tookapic being paid only]. yet most of them assoiciated purple with religion, spirituality, death and anger. but what do i know about colors 😉

                        also my 'new' above this post is still green - missed so much 😉

                        • Paweł Kadysz

                          Ambition, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and... magic. What does purple do to us? Uplifts, calms the mind and nerves, offers a sense of spirituality, encourages creativity.

                          • agnieszka bladzik

                            you got diffrent internet 😜

                          • Paweł Kadysz

                            First result in Google 😉bit.ly/...

                          • agnieszka bladzik

                            yep i used polish got diffrent pages, still don't like it

                          • Paweł Kadysz

                            Bad news. You're heading towards the purple ring around your profile pic 😛

                          • agnieszka bladzik

                            still like 800photos missing, not plan to do it

                          • Paweł Kadysz

                            Damn, you really don't like purple.

                          • Piotr

                            Still don't like purple, but I like Yours conversation 😀 😀

                          • Tomek Zimnocho

                            If it's supposed to calm mind and nerves I'm kind of weird then, because this colour annoys me. I like it on top of photos as ribbon or button (like the one "read the guide"), but I can't stand it on white or light grey background.

                          • Ann

                            For me also it's very annoying color! When it's on main page and only cloud "upload" it purple I can stand it, but for example when I see ten comments with label "new" in this violet it a nightmare and something wrong is happening in my brain 😉 I think this shade is probably too vivid

                            But green was the best anyway 💔

                          • agnieszka bladzik

                            I have this with strange 'plus' signs on feed page as well

                          • Aga Ka

                            My husband made a good point about meaning of pourple thought. In the old days pourple was very expenceive color to get, therefore only very rich people could afford it. That is why it was associated with royalty, power and amition. Should the color pourple be still associated with royalty, power and ambition? 😉 just got history lesson from my lovely husband.

                          • Jan Buchta

                            I really like purple but in this case blue and green calms the mind and nerves much more. Yep, purple is more energetic but a little bit more irritating and in this case. Now buttons and frames are to flashy.

                            When I open tookapic after all day working with computer it's not good that tookapic beats my eyes because of flashy purple buttons. Opening Tookapic page should be a pleasure. Soft green was much better, in this case. Like I said before, normally I like purple 😀 Purple light like this looks great but maybe buttons should have different tint?

                          • 120mr

                            Magic! I like it, it's a nice colour. Energetic.

                      • jewels

                        I loooooooove the purple 😀 😀 😀

                        • vividcolourfabric

                          Just in case you were wondering how tookapic could have looked like in black. I swapped colours in paint.net. No CC required. 😛imgur.com/a/...

                          • Nicolas Camenisch

                            I have to say that in my opinion green did fit better. For me green symbolises something new:

                            - I can upload a new picture -> green cloud

                            - Someone replied to a talk (new comment) -> green dot

                            - Someone new to follow -> green plus

                            I don't think that purple can fulfil this as well a green did. The only place I really like the new purple color is the "featured" ribbon 😀

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                            • Aga Ka

                              I wanted to add I did get used to the new color already. I think if tookapic was ''pourple'' at first and then Pawel would change it to green, we would be complaining that pourple was better... I think it's what we get used to and the fact that we accept lot of things the first time we see them as they are 😀

                              • Artur Łobocki

                                I love it but I'm blind for colors so...

                                • Karolina Oksiędzka

                                  Actually... I like it.

                                  • Mikołaj

                                    Sorry, I don't like it either. And the purple "Upload" icon on the top bar is easy to confuse with a number badge for the notification icons. By the way, have you thought about deemphasising or completely hiding this button if a user has nothing more to post?

                                    • Rafal

                                      I hate violet and purple colours all the time! Miss green! Shitty change!

                                      • gerlos

                                        I was far from the Internets during this week end, and when I came back to post my last shots and reset my streak, I saw this purple theme on Tookapic I though: "Here it is, it's telling me I'm late, and I need to recover my streak!" 😉 Then I saw this post, and was relieved! 😀 About the color: it's fine for me, after half an hour browsing the site, I don't care any more.

                                        • Paweł Kadysz

                                          As I wrote at the very beginning of the Talk - give it a week. I get that it might be weird at first, especially for those who has been here for years. You might even hate the color. I get all that. We have the exact same discussion every time the color changes and it changed at least twice before.

                                          Actually, I'm glad that a color of a button is now the biggest problem here.

                                          • Kazziz

                                            The last sentence bought me.

                                            • agnieszka bladzik

                                              yeah 'every time color changes', aren't there bigger issues than changing colors? for me notification on talks acts wired - showing number on the top while all talks are read etc.

                                              • Paweł Kadysz

                                                Of course there are bigger issues. Do you really think that all I’m doing is changing colors? The thing is that this particular change is the only one that actually affects existing users. All other changes and tweaks are only visible to new users. It would be pointless if I’d spent time on advertising tookapic to you or Ian or Satoshi, wouldn’t it? Or spent time on explaining the value of tookapic to users with 500+ photos.

                                                There is a good reason for changing the accent color on the site. But then again, I totally understand that you don’t like the change.

                                                I’m also fully aware that it’s not the color. It’s the fact that something actually changed that’s bothering people. We, as human beings don’t like changes... even if it’s a good change.

                                              • jokele

                                                "yeah 'every time color changes', aren't there bigger issues than changing colors?". No, so there's a little chance, Pawel changes the purple soon 😄

                                              • agnieszka bladzik

                                                nope in this case is the color, really, i prefer muted ones - even this pantone purple is better for me. also this purple looks super strange on different monitors. in the other hand we don't see much tweaks as you said and so it might looks like you work on colors only as some bugs that was already raised still exists 😉

                                              • Ginger

                                                Let me say, that many Poles may hate a saying "good change" even more than a purple colur 😉

                                          • vera

                                            A wind of popart spirit blows on Tookapic! and if we added little yellow stars in the purple, we would be even more intergalactic ✨😜! Personally I like the change! very good purple! More joyful! if pantone said color of the year 2018, in December, we all will think that the green is corny! 🤣

                                            • vera

                                              And why my "new" comment stays green? 😄

                                            • Jan Buchta

                                              I really like purple actually but in my opinion green color suited better here (buttons, frames etc). Green colour looked more friendly.

                                              • Jakub Szymański

                                                Fortunately there are some chrome widgets for applying custom CSS. No more purple 😛

                                              • leitu

                                                I liked green much more 😀

                                                • Paweł Kadysz

                                                  All of the "purple" bugs you pointed out have been fixed now. If you find anything else, just let me know her or through the support widget.

                                                • Shawn

                                                  I like the new color. I can't even remember the old color!

                                                  • Maciej Korsan

                                                    Anyone wants chrome extension with old color? 😄

                                                  • egzist

                                                    OMG why!? Only pink could be worse than purple 😀

                                                  • Romain

                                                    euh... I don't care.... green or blue or red.... Important for me is a "easy to use" site...

                                                  • Piotr Daniel

                                                    Many words have been said and I bet that it won't change anything, but I have to say it - the new color is totally hideous 😞

                                                    • jewels

                                                      Nothing to do with the colour, but I love the Bill Murray GIF if you hit the upload button after having already submitted your photo of the day! Just cooooool!!!

                                                      • trudka

                                                        Change for better, Paweł. Let's play with the colours... 😀 And I'm singing "Purple rain"... 😀

                                                        • Gogi Golzman

                                                          Hahaha this thread is funny

                                                          • Darlene K

                                                            I'm sorry.. but i love purple. It looks soo good against my brown skin

                                                            • marta_ii

                                                              Such a vivid discussion-let's make 'Purple and green controversy' another weekly theme😁😉

                                                            • Damian Cichy

                                                              I dont like new color scheme but I know some people enjoy it. Why do not make a available scheme editor (for example in options)?

                                                              • pgrab

                                                                It just doesn't matter. It's a minor color, not some UX change, when you have to search for your favourite option that has been moved to other place. Now it's new, so color feels strange, but for a week or two it will be "normal". I remember my first change of layout on forum. Default templates wasn't responsive and table-based so I spent maaaany hours to made my own, responsive template. Of course there were hates only. It did not matter, that site looked finally good and usable on phones. Some time later forum engine after about 13years has a huge update with new, responsive templates. I couldn't spent another two months for making my template again (It has to be done from scratch, because everything in engine has changed)...so I took one of new, default templates and style it a bit. Of course again only hates "ooohh, I liked the previous one better"...

                                                                It's just a minor thing...an "additional color", not a color scheme like black background and white content for example (that would be fatal).

                                                                • Kazziz

                                                                  Ok, I have to admit I got used to it. But it doesn't matter I started to like it.

                                                                  • Ian Prince

                                                                    But aren’t those bright purple “New” badges great for finding new comments on threads like this 😂

                                                                    • Jennifer

                                                                      How can people hate purple!? I absolutely love it!!! And it does set tookapic apart just that little bit more - purple is woefully underutilized on most sites.

                                                                      • 365 Shades of Calvados

                                                                        I'm so glad I found this topic! No, I don't like this purple. It's aggressive and distracting from the rest of the content on the page. The green had a pleasant shade and although I'm not a big fan of greens, I thought it was better.

                                                                        • Robbie Colvin

                                                                          The purple is awesome, never change it.

                                                                          • Daniel Zaleski

                                                                            I don't mind. Sometimes it looks too "aggressive". One side note - the activity updates which show up in the lower left corner - eg. photo was uploaded, your comment was added etc. - are still in green.

                                                                            (it was probably mentioned by somebody else before, I do not want to go through all the posts here as I see no positive outcome of reading personal colour preferences 😀 ).

                                                                            • tigg

                                                                              Yeah! Love it! Full of creativity! And vibrant! Love it!

                                                                                • agnieszka bladzik

                                                                                  I've somehow get used to the 'upload' button in this color, but still don't like when it is a background of a button, particularly 'follow' plus sign

                                                                                • Kazziz

                                                                                  I still don't like it.

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