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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming up, so it's time for the wiki's them to be changed. I have two ideas in mind for color but not for backgrounds:

  • Advanced Warfare Theme: This one is the one I prefer. It would be pretty much the same: black, white, but also gold/yellow for things like links or something. This seems to be the main color theme for the boxart and that's what we usually go with.
  • Atlas Theme: It would be red, black and grey. I don't recommend this them; what colors would be for what? Besides, it isn't actually themed after the game itself.

These are just my ideas. We should change the theme soon, Advanced Warfare is coming out Tuesday. So give your idea below or let me know if you agree with one of mine, but even then we need to decide the background. RisingSun2013 05:07, November 1, 2014 (UTC)


The gold theme seems to be a better idea. DremYolLok (talk) 05:24, November 1, 2014 (UTC)

yeah, thats what i thought too. do you have an idea for what the background could be? RisingSun2013 05:26, November 1, 2014 (UTC)

I agree that we should update the skin, but not via a forum. The previous forum was a shit storm that took 2 months to close. I'd be open to a few more well knowledged css admins mulling it over. KλT 06:27, November 1, 2014 (UTC)

If we change the colours of the wiki we're going to have to change a shit load of templates and code. When we changed the wiki from black back to white we had to edit so much stuff just to make the wiki looks right again. The last forum we had regarding the theme was more or less put in place so that we always keep the white body, and only change smaller things like the background or link colours, or something that isn't going to need a whole redux. 09:08, November 1, 2014 (UTC)

then it might be good to go with the advanced warfare theme i suggested. it would be the same, just gold/yellow links and a different background. RisingSun2013 17:08, November 1, 2014 (UTC)

Except gold/yellow doesn't show well on a white background. I think we'd be find just changing the background. TLfINDf.gif This username better work TLfINDf.gif 21:18, November 1, 2014 (UTC)

Gold/yellow link would be such an eye sore when the pages are white. Just change the Ghosts image in the background to something AW related and we should be fine. Conqueror of all Zombies (talk) 05:32, November 5, 2014 (UTC)

Gold is good idea for theme I agree cause it's hard to see black theme (read templates) and it's black from me join. Iw5 cardicon grinchSoap eksiri · talk 07:59, November 5, 2014 (UTC)

Kat's awesome skinEdit

Alright folks, kat here with another award winning skin. I took some elements from our BO2 skin and Advanced Warfare'd it. Darker background, with dark gold borders. You can see the skin here: just please note that I'm not completely finished. Let me know whatcha think!

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KλT 10:09, November 5, 2014 (UTC)

And to respond to sams point - If we do end up switching to a dark theme again I will personally take charge changing all of the templates, so you can rest assured. KλT 12:31, November 5, 2014 (UTC)
I don't really like the prospect of switching to a dark theme again. While one reason I don't want to swap is all the coding, the other is the reason we swapped back to white in the first place. There were quite a few people that disliked the darker theme and preferred the lighter theme since it was better on the eyes. I really don't feel we should be swapping back to a dark theme again. 12:54, November 5, 2014 (UTC)
nobodies forcing you to swap all of the templates. I could do that in an afternoon, its not a problem. Lets see what people think currently about it eh? I recall there we're a portion of people who digged the dark skin. KλT 12:56, November 5, 2014 (UTC)

I like it, looks good. I do kinda prefer the lighter skin though. A bad bit easier on the eyes when you're on the wiki for a while. Conqueror of all Zombies (talk) 16:25, November 5, 2014 (UTC)

Agreed, the lighter theme is better on the eyes. Besides, we already had the forum about not changing the theme aside from the background -- I think we should keep it as is. TLfINDf.gif This username better work TLfINDf.gif 16:52, November 5, 2014 (UTC)

Just for the difference, and because I do like Kat's design, I did a mock up with the same colour scheme on a white background, Kat has all the buttons coded in to look like ours, and I don't so, so I cropped in the header and footer from here to make it look like it was used here. The second image is straight off of theme designer, as a display of what a page looks like with content. Anyway, this is what it comes out as:


Figured best to offer something with a light background so we don't end up in a dead forum with no change. Also pay no attention to the background in use, I just lobbed on an AW one for it to make more sense. 16:58, November 5, 2014 (UTC)
Also, bear in mind, my Wiki uses no coding, so in some places it won't show the extent of the change, since we have personalised coloured borders and such like. 17:08, November 5, 2014 (UTC)

I prefer Kat's theme. I never did like the white background switch to tell the truth. DremYolLok (talk) 18:18, November 5, 2014 (UTC)

Mine is just there to offer a choice. Any other mock ups are also allowed. I just made a version for the lighter skin choice. 18:39, November 5, 2014 (UTC)
Kat, I love your design. And Sam, I like your idea of a lighter coloured skin. Dark looks better though. But I'll be happy with any. Iw5 cardicon soap Capt. Soap Shadow · Talk  19:07, November 5, 2014 (UTC)
I would still prefer a light theme, as much as I like the way the dark theme compliments the yellow/gold accent. I don't suppose we could somehow find a middle ground? Perhaps semi-dark? TLfINDf.gif This username better work TLfINDf.gif 19:13, November 5, 2014 (UTC)
That's one thing. A light colour might make it more accessible to read for some people. Iw5 cardicon soap Capt. Soap Shadow · Talk  19:16, November 5, 2014 (UTC)

I do like the gold-on-dark theme, they go really well together. Whichever is fine with me. -- laagone (talk)  22:09, November 5, 2014 (UTC)

both look great to me. either is fine. maybe something semi-dark like username said though. RisingSun2013 22:13, November 5, 2014 (UTC)

I prefer the black one, and I also like the idea of a "middle ground". GhKJh.pngP90DeathmanuceaHlB.png00:06, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

Per Scotty Redskin-26 00:27, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

Both of them look really good. Could a middle ground be shown as well please? bionicle__unity_duty_destiny_by_cyberpictures-d6p3li2.pngLegos-Rule-15 Talk 02:35, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

Kat is currently working on an Atlas theme, which seems to be a good middle ground. 02:36, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

Both look really good, but I prefer Sam's white background one. Conqueror of all Zombies (talk) 02:44, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

I like the white one more just because I'd prefer a lighter skin and I think gray would look gross. If we really wanted to get creative, we could go with an Atlas theme. White pages, Red other stuff. But I obviously understand the preference for Gold+White. As an added note this could allow us to add some flare to the Wiki logo as well, like an atlas Logo to the side or in the background. Though that's obviously work, it's just an idea. KUDLq.png 02:59, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

atlas theme yoEdit

quick update: here's an atlas themed skin. I still need a different background but i think it looks OK. I personally still prefer the golden black bg though. You can look at it here -


KλT 03:15, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

I like dis one. Only suggestion I have is updating the logo to be more relveant (Coloring, Atlas Logo, etc.) but I understand, obviously, that this was a quick concept job. I still like it the best though. Seems to have more personality then just White and Gold. KUDLq.png 03:21, November 6, 2014 (UTC)


Alright, added a really cool at logo, and I added some slight transparency so you can see the soldier guy dorito man running. I think it looks pretty damn tight. KλT 08:10, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

Not sure if the transparency is a good idea. Might make things difficult to read tbh. Conqueror of all Zombies (talk) 09:50, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

Not really. KλT 10:23, November 6, 2014 (UTC)
not to toot my own horn or anything but i think it looks goddamn sexy. KλT 10:28, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

Tweaked the transparency, and added a page from the wiki for people to look around:
I recommend people looking at the wiki through their own monitors, my own monitor is 1920x1080p so it's pretty stretched out.

Final version

KλT 10:35, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

Holy hell yes. This looks so good. You never cease to amaze me with your superb designs. Madnessfan34537 lL5xjBH.png 11:42, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

Here's how it looks at 1280X800:


9G3sis0.pngRaven's wing Talk11:53, November 6, 2014 (UTC)}}

Is it possible to see how it would look if the infobox had the same filling as the background colour? I'm preferring this one so far since it maintains the light theme. 11:56, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

This one looks really nice. The ATLAS logo is a nice tweak/addition. GhKJh.pngP90DeathmanuceaHlB.png12:08, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

Yes please. TLfINDf.gif This username better work TLfINDf.gif 14:10, November 6, 2014 (UTC)

This is the best one yet KUDLq.png 18:29, November 6, 2014 (UTC)


We should get this over with ASAP since AW is currently out now and the ghosts theme is sort of an eyesore.

Atlas themeEdit

Grey body, Red accents.

  1. KλT 22:50, November 6, 2014 (UTC)
  2. 4XBy83R.pngAntiScootaTwotalk  22:52, November 6, 2014 (UTC)
  3. give me it  FANMADE_Animated_Derpy_Hooves_desktop_ponies_sprite.gif Sig1.png Sig2.png  23:05, November 6, 2014 (UTC)
  4. Me TLfINDf.gif This username better work TLfINDf.gif 23:22, November 6, 2014 (UTC)
  5. God I want all of it all over me. wM6YJ.pngAces! - WordswM6YJ.png 01:16, November 7, 2014 (UTC)
  6. Atlas sounds good. Fusion Enforcer DBD AbyssxVfyPws.png 01:23, November 7, 2014 (UTC)
  7. Me gusta. Not too dark nor light. bionicle__unity_duty_destiny_by_cyberpictures-d6p3li2.pngLegos-Rule-15 Talk 02:33, November 7, 2014 (UTC)
  8. THIS IS WHAT I WANT, AND I WANT IT NOW. Madnessfan34537 lL5xjBH.png 04:43, November 7, 2014 (UTC)
  9. Yes. Just yes. Such pure beauty. Perfect brightness level and a very unique look. Conqueror of all Zombies (talk) 06:15, November 7, 2014 (UTC)
  10. Yes. Capt. Miller 07:54, November 7, 2014 (UTC)
  11. Don't mind this one at all. DremYolLok (talk) 08:35, November 7, 2014 (UTC)
  12. Yes Yes Yes. Iw5 cardicon grinchSoap eksiri · talk 09:35, November 7, 2014 (UTC)

Advanced Warfare themeEdit

Dark body, Gold accents.

  1. Seems more aesthetically pleasing to my eyes. #fc0349 talk 07:10, November 7, 2014 (UTC)

Closed - Now usually we take time to vote for a week or two, for the sake of consensus and letting everyone voice their opinions, but all things considered, I think its in the wiki's best interest to pass this ASAP. The ghost skin needs to be removed quickly, usually we have a discussion like this a month before a games release, so we're sort of straggling here. Its quite clear that the Atlas theme is the consensus, here on the forum, and the chat. Also considering I have a solid amount of time to change the wiki during a dead hour, this seems like it was meant to be. So yeah, Atlas theme will be thrown up right after I close this. KλT 11:05, November 7, 2014 (UTC)

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