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Style issues

Overall, I like how clean and functional the new smugmug default Style (called, conveniently, “smugmug”) is. It’s easy to navigate and looks great.

However, I do take issue with the colors.

Here’s a screencap one of my galleries, in black:

smugmug Style, black - click to enlarge

And here’s the same gallery in white:

smugmug Style, white - click to enlarge

I like the blue color they use on the white scheme much better than the green on the black one, but I prefer a black background. So I decided to replace the green in the black style with the blue from the white style. While I was at it, I edited some of the buttons, adding pink highlights to them instead of green. I couldn’t seem to get the cart graphics to render properly as gifs, and I can’t upload pngs to smugmug, and I don’t feel like hosting smugmug graphics here…so I’m just leaving those as they are, with green on them. I’m also leaving the smugmug logo alone because I don’t feel like messing with it.

Here’s what my current style looks like. It’s only available in black; you’re not allowed to change it!

Heather's smugmug style

I could theoretically reproduce the pixelscribbles look over there, but I really don’t feel like trying to deal with that.

As of right now I seem to have an issue with the “slideshow” and “map this!” buttons disappearing, but I realize they’re still working on things right now so maybe it’s not my fault. I’m going to stop messing with it, in any case; it’s as good as it’s going to get at the moment.