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Re: Member Input - Site Color/Layout/Features
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2008, 03:49:52 PM »
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Re: Member Input - Site Color/Layout/Features
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2008, 04:44:45 AM »
I can't remember who or in which thread...but someone asked for rss.  I tried to include an rss mod but got a debug error related to the site's header.  Basically, I need to double check that I installed it correctly.  If I did then I'll just have to wait till phpbb validates the mod for our forum version...the mod was based on a slightly older version of phpbb3.

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Re: Member Input - Site Color/Layout/Features
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2010, 06:37:14 AM »
So, I originally went to make a new thread about this, but found this one instead.  I realize I'm bumping a super-old thread but I figured it would be better than starting a new one.

I was wondering if a darker theme could be made available.  I feel like someone shines a flashlight in my eyes when I tab over to this from other sites/apps.  This is definitely a personal preference thing, so if there isn't much interest I understand.  I'll browse around the phpBB presets to see if there's anything like what I have in mind.

Also, if this gets done please please PLEASE make it left-side poster info.  When I was a lurker for some reason everything was left-side, but as soon as I registered it went right-side and I went :crazy:

edit: wow, Will actually hit pretty close to what I was looking for on the first page, with BlueIce: http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/2342
That, but a little but darker background is pretty much what I was thinking.
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Re: Member Input - Site Color/Layout/Features
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2010, 03:53:51 PM »
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So, I originally went to make a new thread about this, but found this one instead.  I realize I'm bumping a super-old thread but I figured it would be better than starting a new one.

I was wondering if a darker theme could be made available.  I feel like someone shines a flashlight in my eyes when I tab over to this from other sites/apps.  This is definitely a personal preference thing, so if there isn't much interest I understand.  I'll browse around the phpBB presets to see if there's anything like what I have in mind.

Also, if this gets done please please PLEASE make it left-side poster info.  When I was a lurker for some reason everything was left-side, but as soon as I registered it went right-side and I went :)
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Re: Member Input - Site Color/Layout/Features
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2010, 09:28:56 PM »
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You can change it back to left-side if you want to. The Board Preferences tab in the CP has the option to change the Board Style to "prosilver_left". Doesn't do much for the color scheme, but puts avatars and whatnot back on the left.  :)


I should have clarified; I've already done this, I just wanted to make sure the option to have it on the left stayed if there was the implementation of a darker color scheme.  Thank you, though!
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Re: Member Input - Site Color/Layout/Features
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2010, 10:47:41 PM »
Just remember, if you do any customization, there is a good chance that phpBB upgrades will bork it!  

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Re: Member Input - Site Color/Layout/Features
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2010, 02:39:59 AM »
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edit: wow, Will actually hit pretty close to what I was looking for on the first page, with BlueIce: http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/2342
That, but a little but darker background is pretty much what I was thinking.

I don't really have the time to do it right now because there is more to it than just taking the template and throwing it on the website.  I'd actually have to make new icons and stuff to match the layout because some of what is located at the top of the default style is custom.

If I'm going to make a new theme...shouldn't it be completely different instead of just a slightly darker blue?  Like gray or something?

So, anyway, more themes wouldn't be out of the question they just aren't going to happen any time soon.

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Re: Member Input - Site Color/Layout/Features
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2010, 05:52:57 AM »
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I don't really have the time to do it right now because there is more to it than just taking the template and throwing it on the website.  I'd actually have to make new icons and stuff to match the layout because some of what is located at the top of the default style is custom.

If I'm going to make a new theme...shouldn't it be completely different instead of just a slightly darker blue?  Like gray or something?

So, anyway, more themes wouldn't be out of the question they just aren't going to happen any time soon.

I have exactly zero experience in this sort of thing so I wasn't sure how much went into it.  If the same amount of work goes into only slightly modifying the theme as completely changing it, then yes, I agree that it should be something more different than a darker shade.  I thought maybe only a slight modification might be made easier by copying the current theme, modifying it, and renaming it prosilverv2 or something.  That's basically how I used to create custom skins in games back in the day, but obviously this might be more complex.

Anyway, I am technically adept, just no phpBB experience, so if this (themes) is something you think I might be able to read up on and figure out, let me know.  I'm happy to help.
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