# Server is back online now :)

#### Ted

Staff member
I'm pretty sure we're back up for good now. I ended up moving to a more powerful server, and then it took me forever to get the database back up and ready to go. All the posts until Friday night are up here I think, and I don't anticipate losing anything else. Please let me know if you have any problems related to the forums.

I got some of your suggestions before the old site went down, and I'll try to implement them when I get a chance. I apologize for the inconvenience, and I hope it won't happen again. Thanks so much for your understanding!

Ted

LaTeX test: $$\displaystyle 3x+6=9$$
ps I will be able to install the actual LaTeX on this server, so we will have much better looking formulas

#### Ted

Staff member
Re: Back up now

Real LaTeX test: $$\displaystyle (4x+7)/6y$$

#### Ted

Staff member
I can't tell if the "actual LaTeX" is generating better graphics or not... one of you guys with experience can probably let me know if its better now.

Also - forums/topics/search results are now clickable... as in the whole row is clickable, not just the link itself. Nice feature.

Ted

#### jwpaine

##### Full Member
Would it be possible (and this may only be me) to look into a theme that gives more contrast between every other post? The two very close shades of blue make it hard on my eyes..... but if I'm the only one, than nevermind.

#### o_O

##### Full Member
Hmm don't think you're the only one jwpaine. It took a while before I got a bit used to this theme. For me, the old one with the yellow and gray was more easier on the eyes.

#### Ted

Staff member
Better alternating colors now? I made one much darker.

#### jwpaine

##### Full Member
o_0, do you notice a difference now?

I actually don't myself - but it might just be me.... or it's 1:00 in the morning. I like the contrast between the freemathhelp header and the bar below it (visible on all forum pages). Would that be too much of a contrast to have on all posts?

#### Ted

Staff member
Are you not seeing it like this? Maybe try reloading the page a few times?

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Yeah, this is going to look deceptively like the rest of this screen and confuse people... but this is what you should be seeing

#### jwpaine

##### Full Member
Hmm.... Firefox 2.0.0.9 is not displaying the colors which you have made an image of in your post: is that a web-safe color? If it is, I'll have to see what's wrong with my browser.

EDIT: now it works - I had to log out and log back in....that was odd

Looks good. Thanks!

#### stapel

##### Super Moderator
Staff member
Ted said:
Better alternating colors now? I made one much darker.
It's not so much the contrast between the consecutive posts (though this is much better now); it's more a matter of the contrast between the font color and the background color. I don't think the default text in the text-entry boxes is black, and the overall font-face default seems to be a fairly "narrow" one.

I have to say that, for us oldsters, gray on blue is not very easy to read. (I wear bifocals, and my uncorrected vision is about 20-400. Long periods of squinting or straining tends to make my eyes cross.)

Thank you.

Eliz.

#### Ted

Staff member
Okay... thanks Stapel... I agree.

#### fred2028

##### Junior Member
phpBB 3 =) Awesome. How come in Fire Fox I see the word Reply laid on top of the image that says Reply?