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Making a Theme
« on: September 07, 2010, 07:19:04 AM »
Not sure if this is the right place to post this.
I am attempting to make my own theme based on Curve using a tutorial on the SMF site.

Currently have it up at my site, but would like to make it much better.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I am very open to ideas and thoughts, and will also share the designer title with someone willing to take a stab at this with me.

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Re: Making a Theme
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 01:51:50 PM »
Do you have a link to what you have so far

Or just zip it up and I will see what it is all about

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Re: Making a Theme
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 02:47:08 PM »
you can check it out here.
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http://thehangout.deezelshouse.com


zip file is here
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http://thehangout.deezelshouse.com/images/mythemes/
« Last Edit: September 07, 2010, 03:09:53 PM by Deezel »

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Re: Making a Theme
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 03:42:53 PM »
Okay some things

Lose the bevel on the menu buttons - or - tone it down a little bit as subtle is better

Get you background colours to match the theme do a CTRL F5 and you will see what I mean

Change the copyright colour to a more pleasing look

There is a serious JS Error which does not make the front Page update properly may be a  mod which is doing it - Looks like the bottom banner which is doing it - just a stab in the dark - nop had a look it seems as though it is in something on every page - have a look in you browser and you will see that the page is continually reloading

You need to change the colour on the link tree element also I would tone down the background colour just a little

Hey first impressions are good just need a little work but as I said may be a mod that is screwing the site

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Re: Making a Theme
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010, 04:47:26 PM »
As always, your input is greatly appreciated Shortie.

Cheers and Thanks for everything!
Deez

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Re: Making a Theme
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2010, 05:32:50 PM »
What is the best size to use for a background?
1920px X 1200px?
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Re: Making a Theme (HELP)
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2010, 09:20:48 AM »
Okay, i am having a problem figuring out why the dropdown menu style only goes as far as 6 lines down, then it goes to regular style.
image attached to give you an idea of what i mean.

* dropdown_prob.jpg (25.32 kB, 439x374 - viewed 130 times.)

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Re: Making a Theme
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010, 09:36:58 AM »
Okay, i am having a problem figuring out why the dropdown menu style only goes as far as 6 lines down, then it goes to regular style.
image attached to give you an idea of what i mean.


He HE He

I have the same prob - hence my menus only use a vertical grad so I can frig the CSS

Will look up what tag you need to set the BGround colour for :D:D:D

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Re: Making a Theme
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2010, 10:01:08 AM »
Okay the tag to play with is

.dropmenu li li.additional_items

you either have no colour or one the same as the menu

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Re: Making a Theme
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010, 11:05:04 AM »
Will check it out and let you know what i get.

Cheers!

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Re: Making a Theme
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2010, 08:01:57 PM »
sorta got it......

find
Code: [Select]
.dropmenu li li.additional_items
{
background-color: #fff;
}

add
Code: [Select]
.dropmenu li li.additional_items
{
background: url(../images/theme/menu_gfx.png) 0 -300px no-repeat;
background-color: #fff;
}

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Re: Making a Theme
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2010, 09:58:47 AM »
now how to center the menu? I have searched and googled, but nothing found. Don't want to use a mod.

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Re: Making a Theme
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2010, 12:05:43 PM »
now how to center the menu? I have searched and googled, but nothing found. Don't want to use a mod.

You are going to have to use some serious CSS frigging - it took me about 2 years to work it out as you have centre a justified double left float

there is a mod and if you parse it then it will point you in the right direction

But if you can give me the CSS I can have a look - the big issue is not having the browser give you a side scrollbar and to make sure the drop down menus  work as well

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Re: Making a Theme
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2010, 09:32:13 AM »
Ok, the parsing helped.
It was directing me to ie6.css and ie7.css, but I do not have these in my css folder? Are they necessary?

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Re: Making a Theme
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2010, 05:45:34 AM »
Ok, the parsing helped.
It was directing me to ie6.css and ie7.css, but I do not have these in my css folder? Are they necessary?

Copy them from the default theme to you new theme and make the edits needed

and in the index.template change the header to point to the new location - there is a variable which can be inserted will dig it out and then it will on affect your theme and nothing else :D:D

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