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Re: 'new' board style

Postby Wing-0 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:15 am

Well, i'd like to set the text in the posts to white because I use the darker theme. That way the text would contrast and be better than the gray the theme uses by default. I'd also like to know how to change the color of my text. Semix use pink, for example. I'd have to see which color would work well for the rest of the users, so I don't use a color that is easily readable in this dark theme, but painful to read in the light theme, like, I dunno, yellow.

If it was possible to make a theme, I'd like to give it a try. It'd take me some time to complete a design, though...
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Re: 'new' board style

Postby Zucca » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:22 pm

WING-0 wrote:Oh, and please, do away with those awful yellow smilies. They're so generic, I find them EVERYWHERE... I hate them.
Copy that.
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Re: 'new' board style

Postby Missagh » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:14 pm

About the smileys, I had a great couple of phantasy star made smileys that I could add. The are PS IV related:
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Alternative solution for the board skins, if anyone want to request a theme, please go ahead. You can choose from these:
http://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style ... styles-12/
Note that this board is version 3.0.8
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Re: 'new' board style

Postby augmentedfourth » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:34 pm

I am chiming in with my dislike of the current smileys. The PS ones are actually kind of funny.
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Re: 'new' board style

Postby Wing-0 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:03 am

Even a smiling turd would be better than the generic smilies... But since you showed PS themed smilies, I can only say I'm all for those.
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Re: 'new' board style

Postby Zucca » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:30 am

Something like this would be nice. I don't know if MyBB themes are compatible with phpBB...
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Re: 'new' board style

Postby Zucca » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:32 pm

The forums are almost readable even without CSS.
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Re: 'new' board style

Postby BenoitRen » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:57 pm

phpBB3's theming is even worse than phpBB2's. It's as if they did their best to make the HTML as convoluted as possible. There is a style attribute used on tags in several places that are non-trivial to remove.

I'm tempted to nuke the whole thing and start from scratch. It's that bad.
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Re: 'new' board style

Postby Semix » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:45 pm

Still struggling to find out what symbol means what, on the dark theme. sometimes the box is light up, filled in, and has a plus next to it? Not sure what each one is
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Re: 'new' board style

Postby skymandr » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:26 am

That has me dumbfounded too... A cheat-sheet would be good... :P
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Re: 'new' board style

Postby Semix » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:46 pm

skymandr wrote:That has me dumbfounded too... A cheat-sheet would be good... :P

Yes, I keep clicking things I've already read, and it's getting annoying
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Re: 'new' board style

Postby carlsojos » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:14 pm

skymandr wrote:A cheat-sheet would be good...

A cheat-sheet I shall provide.

Image You haven't read this post
Image You have read this post
Image An announcement thread you've read
Image An announcement thread you're watching
Image A sticky you're watching
Image A sticky thread, no new posts
Image An announcement with new posts
Image An announcement you're watching that has new posts
Image A sticky thread with new posts
Image A sticky thread with new posts that you are also watching
Image A thread you're watching
Image A normal thread
Image A thread that's labeled "hot"
Image Locked thread
Image thread you're watching that has new posts
Image Thread with new posts
Image Hot thread with new posts
Image Locked thread with new posts (if that's possible)

Also, on the forum images:
Image A board with unread topics
Image A board with no unread topics

In a nutshell, the shape of the image and color indicates the type, the plus on the lower left indicates whether you're watching the thread, and the box in the center shows whether there are posts you haven't read.
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Re: 'new' board style

Postby Missagh » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:32 pm

@Zucca the Royal Sun skin looks ideal for a light background style. Just a shame that its not phpbb style.

@carlsojos thank you for that! I was equally confused as the others.

@ALL I have been looking at more styles, here are a few demos, please let me know which one you guys like and I can add it to our forum:
1) http://www.phpbb.com/styles/demo/3.0/in ... le_id=1037
2) http://www.phpbb.com/styles/demo/3.0/in ... tyle_id=30
3) http://www.phpbb.com/styles/demo/3.0/in ... yle_id=385
4) http://www.phpbb.com/styles/demo/3.0/in ... tyle_id=60
5) http://www.phpbb.com/styles/demo/3.0/in ... yle_id=245

I personally like number 2, maybe with some icon changes...
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Re: 'new' board style

Postby carlsojos » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:00 pm

Number 2 is simple and right to the point, without any obtrusive graphics. I think it'd be interesting to try to build a complete in-house design off of it, but I can't draw for snot.

Maybe it'd be a good idea to make a sticky containing cheat-sheets for all the styles, if we get more than a 3 or 4 installed here.
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Postby BenoitRen » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:15 pm

All of those are too dark, save maybe for the last one. Their XHTML sucks, too.
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