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Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by mygrain, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. mygrain

    mygrain Friend to nose goblins everywhere

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    Hey holy ones- are there more options in the way of skin themes than the two offered in my profile for this forum? If not, can more be added? Just wondering. Thanks.
     
  2. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Adding them is pretty straightforward. Let me know if there are a couple you like and I will look into it.
     
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    Skins?
     
  4. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    Skins are a way of changing the looks of a forum. Certain forum software (well, pretty much all of them now) allow you to add different skins to them. The users select which one they want to use by selecting it in their profile.
     
  5. manda

    manda instigator of pottymouthedness

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    you can blame me for the look of this one hehe

    if you go to the PHBB site and got to the skins, you will see a list of them in action.
     
  6. mygrain

    mygrain Friend to nose goblins everywhere

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    HAHAHAHA!!! I just noticed manda's sub-title. Anybody got a bar of soap? :D
     
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    If you want me to get my staff at forumstyles to wip something up, just give me a copy of the .css that this forum uses and I'll get the forum something nice.
     
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    ferny TPF Noob!

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    This is a phpbb not and invision, would they know their way around the css? I know on phpbb it's not all that hard, but unless you know what you're doing a lot of the time you won't know what you're actually editing.

    Slightly off topic. I downloaded the new version of invision a little while ago. I used to do lots of skinning with invision and before that ikon boards. They've really gone to town with what you can edit in the admin cp haven't they! I was lost. :oops: :lol:
     
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    Quizbiz TPF Noob!

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    Sure the css is different, but it is still CSS.

    I can figure out what changes what by a) finding an online tutorial b) get a copy of the CSS, get a copy of the forum's source code and make the skin in an html editor.

    I am just offering a friendly hand, if you say no, its less work for me and my staff. :p
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    If we talk too much about skinning up we're gonna get busted! ;-)
     
  11. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've considered a switch to Invision a few times, but MAN that seems like a lot of work! :lol:
     
  12. ferny

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    They come with a script to convert the database. It's just a case of whether you're comfortable doing anything like that, along with the skinning and getting used to the new software.
     

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