It's been a while coming, but we're breaking away from the standard SMF light blue theme so we truly have a site with our own identity.
Our new colour scheme is designed around olive and brown backgrounds, in various hues, with text primarily in shades of yellow and orange. We've tried to go towards a darker theme, as it is a bit moodier and more in keeping with a gaming style, but we wanted to be a bit different and not follow the herd of sites that primarily use charcoal skins. We've also tried to keep things with reasonable levels of contrast, although at times that might seem just a tad too bright.
The theme has been written entirely by ourselves, rather than trying to import a new scheme designed by others. Thus it is unique to NTHW. Some elements rely on CSS3 styling, such as use of rounded corners. Most modern browsers should handle that, and as a gaming site, we expect most of our users have reasonably current software. If you are still using things like Internet Explorer 6, the site should still display, but without refinement and perhaps with a couple of oddities.
There may still be a few tweaks to be made here and there. Some inbuilt images, and some of the smileys don't look too good against the darker background. There may also be some oddities in the less used areas of the board. If you come across an issue, let us know.
For those of you who really don't like it, you can select the default SMF theme by selecting the "Profile" button then Look and Layout, and then change current theme. We don't promise though that everything will be working nicely on that style as it largely exists as legacy.
We know change is often a bit uncomfortable, but once you have used the scheme for a while, we hope you'll like it.