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#270927 03/15/2004 12:52 PM
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I decided to start a new topic for my templates, as it is a new version. They are still in development, but near completion. They will be done by the time 6.5 is available.

Working Demo: Here

I have the vertical style set as default, but when complete users will be able to choose in their "my Home" area if they would like the default horizontal view, or the new vertical look. There will be a variety of stylesheets, all image table wrappers + header are stored in the CSS file so they are easily switched to get a complete different view.

At this point I will be taking suggestions for those who have ideas on what should be included in the final version.

Oh, and a big thanks to Allen for letting me develop this on his test board.

Hope you all like it.

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So pretty.... *wipes tear from eye*

Nice work Lane!

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Thanks Zack.

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definitely an eye-catcher... I love'm


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Thanks Allen. Should be done by Wednesday, depends if I have any work to do at work.

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very nice lane.

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Well done! Are you going to do graphics for multiple style sheets?

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[]Dalantech said:
Well done! Are you going to do graphics for multiple style sheets? [/]

Thanks. Yep, I am working on a few new stylesheets and graphics sets right now.

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Suggestion about the colors etc, presently they are very hard for me to read. I have light sensitive eyes and the text gets lost on the screen. They look washed out. I have a feeling you run your monitor a lil darker than most, to have the needed contrast. You might try the same colors but a lil darker shades, possibly as an alternative css. I used to run into this problem myself, and had to learn by trial and error what colors work together, and are web safe etc.

Otherwise they look very unique and should please a few owners of threads


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Thanks J.C... I will be leaving the colors for the current stylesheet, as I am developing a few different stylesheets with a variety of looks. The one on there currently I realize is very low contrast, but only so the colors blend well.

The next stylesheet I am currently working on is called "Industrial" (aka the DARK stylesheet), here is a preview:

[]http://www.blamoholics.com/industiral.jpg[/]

There is some minute details missing as it is a low quality jpg to save on size. Didn't want to overload this thread with huge freakin images.

Once this one is done I will be making a light "professional" looking stylesheet. Stay tuned.

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Pretty nifty..

Question, what happens when a site with a a ton of forums?


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What do you mean? Like if there are more than 3 forums in a category?

It starts a new row after every third forum. So if there were 20 forums in a category, there would be six rows of 3 forums, and then one row of two forums.

If users do not like the different appearance they can switch to standard view via their display preferences.

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I was thinking you could use a css trick (overflow) and have a scrollbar after a certain amount.


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I thought about that too, but chose this method instead... I like to have all of my forums visible to me instead of having to scroll multiple windows (or layers) to see them.

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No doubt it looks good now


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Thanks.

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Book.. Lane, just so you know, there's an issue with the header on high resolutions, where the background starts repeating.

Also, any chance you might release those style sheets once this is done?

Looking great

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I like Industrial I would probably call it Teak on my site

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[]Ian Spence said:
Book.. Lane, just so you know, there's an issue with the header on high resolutions, where the background starts repeating.

Also, any chance you might release those style sheets once this is done?

Looking great [/]

Thanks Al.. Ian. I had it tested up to 1280x1024 resolution, but never checked 1600x1200. I will have to fix that, thanks for pointing it out.

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background-repeat: no-repeat;


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Nope... that will stop the background all together. Just have to make it a bit longer.

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untested, but you could try this.

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<tr style="background: url(main background;)"><td style="background: url(left squiggly) no-repeat; padding: 0px;"><img src="/img.gif" align="left"/></td></tr>


You could shrink down the left image, have the center grid pattern a small repeating image, and then you wouldn't need a huge image

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That may work, I have had problems with backgrounds appearing in tr tags though.

I'm just going to put the left part in a floating div as a background image, and the right one in a different div with a higher z-index. Then set the square bg in the td... that should do it.

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background-repeat: repeat-x; this allows it to repeat horizontally only. To repeat vertically only use repeat-y;


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Yeah... I know J.C, I'm not a newb. But the way it is right now the background image on the td has the 3d spike things on the left with the little squares, the bg image is 1200px long. Then I have the image on the right overtop of the bg. This way it works on small resolutions also. But the bg is only 1200px long so on 1200+ resolutions the bg will repeat, causing the left spikes to show again. If I set it to no-repeat it will stop the squares from showing, if i put it to horizontal repeat it will still show the left spikes, and if i do vertical repeat it will cut of the squares. So I'm going to make just a square bg, and take out the left spikes and put them in a seperate div on the left, and a div on the right also. Then I no longer need the big bg image, and it will show properly on all resolutions.

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Too many years of tech support over the phone. I never know where to start, or how knowledgeable the person is. And we all know about assuming.


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can I use the stylesheet like you have posted here to make the forums look like that without having to change from the original was threads showes forums. That stylesheet is sweet!

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These templates are spiftastic. How are they coming? Are they getting close to being released?

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He plans to release them when 6.5 is final


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Just thought I'd see what is up these templates now that 6.5 final has been out for a bit.

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he may have fallen asleep waiting

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