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Custom Skins

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:18:14 GMT

I really would like to be able to create own skins. Please!! If there is any way you could make that possible, do it. I would be so happy!

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:02:58 GMT

Hi, Thanks for the suggestion, it is on our to-do list, but at the moment is fairly low priority. Jess

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:11:49 GMT

Wow, that's cool! I can wait. I understand that there are more important things to do first. Thanks for letting me know and have a wonderful day :)

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 02:59:24 GMT

I can't stand any of the skins they all either hurt my eyes or conflict with color blindness no can do

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:10:44 GMT

I have found that you can change (part of) the skin -- but only for a web-exported version of your timeline, which means it's only useful for 'finished' or exported timelines that are being posted (or some such) for others to use. This is the case for the history/bibliography timelines I generate with Aeon. So: if you export a timeline for web viewing, one of the folders created is titled 'skins'. For **some** of Aeon's skins, the background image resides in this folder in the form of a .jpg. If you replace the .jpg, then when you open the timeline in your browser, your .jpg will be used as the background.

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:15:56 GMT

Hi, The main themes for accessibility would be the Dark, Light or Print themes. Are you able to go into more detail about these three? (ie. which parts either cause problems with colour blindness, or hurt your eyes?) Jess

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:39:05 GMT

I also would like to be able to create/adapt skins. The feature I would most like to be able to create is to somehow make the vertical lines in a timeline more prominent/bolder so it is easier to see corresponding events in different arcs. Perhaps a facility something like you get in spreadsheets where it is possible to alter the width or colour of the grids? The attached 2 screenshots illustrate what I mean, even in the Light skin the lines are just not prominent enough for my eyesight, the Writer skin is a little better but the background is distracting. I would also like the ability to change the colour of the background especially in the "Light" skin from a less glaring white to , e.g. a more parchment the colour. [Fig 1](// [Fig 2](//

Mon, 30 Sep 2019 11:23:38 GMT

Are roll-you-own skins on the roadmap at all?

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 02:04:59 GMT

Hi, We are looking to improve the skins for the next version of Aeon Timeline. While roll-your-own skins is currently not on the roadmap as this would involve a large amount of work, we would potentially be able to work with people who have specific requests/designs for skins and build them into the application for everybody. Jess

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 10:08:17 GMT

Thanks Jess, that a reasonable invitation. I'll try to put some thoughts together.

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 03:07:09 GMT

I have a similar problem to Allsop. The lines can be hard to see on most of the skins and the one that works well is a bit brighter and more distracting than I'm generally comfortable with. A dark theme with more prominent lines would be really helpful. Maybe something based on Solarize?