Style updates 2.2.8 Style Updates

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Hello everyone, we're pushing our 2.2.8 updates out today. Once you receive the email, you'll be able to download it immediately with an active license via your purchase area.

This update simply fixes a few minor bugs and addresses the two outdated templates that are appearing on the latest version of XF (2.2.8). Bolt Dark has also received a massive color overhaul. See below for details on that.

Templates changed:
message_macros (XF updates)

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  • Added footer logo height/width properties (Style properties -> Footer)
  • Added new font weight @xf-fontWeightMedium (Style properties -> Typography)
  • Brand new design mode, should be much easier to use and also brings back the node icon CSS which shows the exact CSS you can use to change the icon on that node
  • Removed category footer property + CSS. This can be easily done with basic CSS if you choose to do so.
  • Side navigation now moves to the right side when sidebar is set to the left
  • Switched to using cdn services for backstretch and our new design mode
  • Welcome notice now checks if board is active
  • Welcome notice reduces font on mobile
  • Prefix spacing in menu's corrected
  • Horizontal Question and Answer format fixed
  • Category view dual column node fixed
  • Mobile custom footer spacing
Style specific changes
Bolt has a property not to create the unique message look it already had. It removes the arrow and creates a small space between the message content and the message user info. Disabling this will revert it to the default XenForo look. Style properties -> Bolt properties

Bolt Dark
Bolt Dark has undergone a massive overhaul for colors. Please see the screenshots below to compare.
Bolt Dark update
Bolt Dark received a massive overhaul on the colors. The backgrounds were simply too dark and the links were too bright. It wasn't the best experience.

You can see the old (left) versions compare to the new (right)

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@Russ I see that some js are removed from the bolt 2.2.8 package vs 2.2.6, do you intent to do that?

We removed the old qTip JS which was used for our design mode. It's replaced with a new JS system using the official CDN. This is only loaded if you're an admin and you actually turn on design mode.

Additionally, we switched to using the CDN for the backstretch script if you use that as well.

Those were our only two JS files.

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