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Author:  Jordan [ Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:16 am ]
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I don't like subSilver :), especially with this different font. Would it be possible to get a couple darker themes installed?

Author:  Andy [ Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Themes!

Jordan wrote:
I don't like subSilver :), especially with this different font. Would it be possible to get a couple darker themes installed?


We are working on getting some new themes but we need to get together a suitable list and get the community to vote.

Author:  kichimi [ Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:29 am ]
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And better Emotions would be nice too :wink:

Author:  ppc_digger [ Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:38 pm ]
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kichimi wrote:
And better Emotions would be nice too :wink:
You mean emoticons, right?

Author:  kichimi [ Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:06 am ]
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i assume lol

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Author:  themodernizer [ Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:50 am ]
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This forum really needs a new theme, as the current one is horrible IMO.

Author:  Andy [ Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:51 am ]
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themodernizer wrote:
This forum really needs a new theme, as the current one is horrible IMO.


If you can integrate the rest of the site then feel free but as of now it cant be done so the theme stays. Maybe a colour change will help? Suggestions welcome.

Author:  longview [ Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:36 am ]
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It cant be that hard to implement the rest in another skin.
I mean, it's just a table at the top and maybe some CSS.

+ AFAIK all phpBB2 themes use the same template/inlucde system, so just rip out the header from the current and slap it in the new theme....

Author:  Andy [ Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:38 am ]
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Yes but how do you select the theme for the rest of the site? Its fine for the forum but its not as easy for the rest of the site. Unless the rest of the site stays on this theme and I simply mod the forum skin.

Author:  longview [ Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:49 am ]
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Well, just setting subSilver as deafult on the forum and installing some other themes in the forum would be the easy way out.

But the rest of the site, I don't really see any subSilver references besides a stripped down css file with colours and that horrible scrollbar-mod.

You could do something like :
A script to return the logged in users current css file for the rest of the site.
Of course the site needs to be similar in classes and such to the theme, otherwise the style may not be applied correctly.

This is indeed trickier than I thought.

Also, the Front page has colours hard-coded in html, why?

Edit: The front page has a lot of designcode inlined when using a separate CSS-file would be more maintainable, and more bandwith friendly.

Author:  Andy [ Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:52 am ]
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Its hard coded because its difficult to use a sql database for something so simple. Its not exactly built into phpbb, its just a template thats the same. Ill have a little think and see what I can do.

All I can think of so far is add templates and mod the header to have the nav bar in it at the top.

Author:  longview [ Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:01 am ]
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Looking over the rest, I can see the theme is also a bandwith-hog.

First, place all CSS in a separate file, then go through the rest of the template and weed out stuff like:
Code:
body bgcolor="#E5E5E5" text="#000000" link="#006699" vlink="#5493B4"

It's already defined is CSS, so it's just wasting bandwith.

Do the same for that huge JavaScript in the posting mode.

It shouldnt take more than 10-20 minutes to do the file-separation.

Author:  Andy [ Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:02 am ]
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Maybe so but every time phpbb is updated I have to do it again. Thats why modding is no option. Original templates/themes with no modding or nothing. Sorry.

Author:  expert01 [ Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:32 pm ]
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It wouldn't be that hard to recode your portal to use phpBB templates.

Author:  Andy [ Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:36 pm ]
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But the point is how will the server know which template to serve up? Its not linked directly to phpbb, its just a static page. Id have to jump into the sql database to find out which one you want, something i dont know how to do or want to mess with.

Author:  pr0gram the pr0grammer [ Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:33 pm ]
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Hmm, if you didn't want to worry aboot getting the themes between phpBB and the rest of the site to be the same, how about you use some kind of CMS and integrate phpBB into it? Then, you could set the theme in the CMS to something, and phpBB would follow. Just a thought...

Author:  The Warrior Crixus [ Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:45 pm ]
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i know this is out of the blue, but this site may look good with the XP watercolor theme. it looks good on my browser, i dunno, just a crazy thought, nevermind me...

Author:  Andy [ Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:35 pm ]
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The Warrior Crixus wrote:
i know this is out of the blue, but this site may look good with the XP watercolor theme. it looks good on my browser, i dunno, just a crazy thought, nevermind me...



Could you post a screenshot? Im going to look for some themes soon and Ill probably leave the rest of the site with this theme, the subsilver, but have the forum any theme you want.

Author:  wrapa [ Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:42 pm ]
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This Is An Xp Themed phpBB Template....

Preview: http://www.phpbbhacks.com/templatesdemo/index.php?s=57

Download: http://www.phpbbhacks.com/load.php?id=469

And I Personally Like This One...

Preview: http://www.phpbb.com/styles/forum/index.php?style=199

Download: http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/catdb.php?mo ... id=1246359

Author:  pr0gram the pr0grammer [ Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:13 pm ]
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wrapa wrote:


I like both :D

Author:  kichimi [ Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:16 pm ]
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Me too :P

Author:  moonlit [ Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:18 pm ]
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Yeah I agree, they're both good... I prefer the XP one out of the two (even though I hate the XP theme on amy machine... odd, eh?)...

Funny, I was thinking of mentioning the possibility of a theme change, I was gonna say that sub-forums with new posts aren't particularly obvious if you're scrolling kinda fast since the icon's kinda pale...

Author:  expert01 [ Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:47 pm ]
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Andy wrote:
But the point is how will the server know which template to serve up? Its not linked directly to phpbb, its just a static page. Id have to jump into the sql database to find out which one you want, something i dont know how to do or want to mess with.


argh, I was thinking of the ViperTech portal. I would help, but I've got way too much on my plate right now - working on my own phpBB theme, have real (life) work, building a shed this weekend, have my ADP project...

Author:  DJ 2501 [ Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:10 am ]
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I like this theme alot better than the original. It is easier on the eyes.

Author:  wrm [ Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:38 am ]
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surely most beautiful theme available for phpbb..

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