Thanks it still needs more work but I will get there, I have got other jobs on at the moment that have slowed the forum updates a bit but will be back on it soon.
I had figured you would come up with a darker design version, when you have completed the design I may take the changes you make and make it an official theme. If you are happy to do that, I liked the work on the old layout alternate CSS.
The reason I am using the colours I am (although not final and they need some teaks) is they match the main TGC site well, I know many users prefer darker contrasts for many reasons and my intention all along was to have a theme very similar to what you have produced.
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