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Offline LFrancke

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Balanced
« on: April 29, 2012, 07:02:59 PM »
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Balanced is a color balanced and warm theme that is easy on the eyes. Balanced is good for sites that have members that require a color balanced and appropriate contrast theme for ease of reading.  The warning and success responses from member actions are appropriately colored for the theme in the general area and the admin area. The theme uses enhancements and variations of some icons as well as colors as visual cues that will gently draw the eye to areas of importance while at the same time the theme is quite easy on the eyes during extended reading.

The theme does not provide a logo other than the theme logo. You will need to create a logo with the dimensions of 1206px wide by 151px deep. The Forum Title field in Configuration/Server Settings can still be set to have the forum name appear in the linktree area however, the forum name will not appear in the header area of the theme. As mentioned previously, you will need to create a logo for your site.

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Thanks to the Theme Site Team
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 08:05:11 PM »
 :)   

My thanks to the SMF Theme Site Team for their patience and endurance in walking me thru the approval process.

You folks are the best! 

:) :) :)

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Re: Balanced
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 08:26:56 PM »
well considering all but 1 message was sent by myself then you are more than welcome, its amazing how quickly themes get approved when people are pleasant to us and wait patiently ... makes the process alot easier doesn;t it :)
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Re: Balanced
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 12:23:23 PM »
Very Nice theme. How would you add a logo to this theme?

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Re: Balanced
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 06:04:00 PM »
Greetings Jim,

Several paths actually. You can ask for help in the Help Wanted ( not for support ) board on this site. You can likely find someone there that can make one for you for nothing or for a few dollars.

I can make you one ( for free ) as long as it is simple. I am not an expert at graphic art but I can whip up a simple header with Gimp if you know the color you want for the header and if you want a name placed in the header. If you have an existing, simple logo design I may be able to move it onto the header for you.  If you want to do this, pm me your email.

You can give it a go yourself. You can download for free Gimp ( www dot gimp dot org slash downloads ) and give it a try. If you go this path and need the 1206 x 151 header with a color in it, I will email one to you. I think though, that you will find Gimp fairly intuitive and easy to use so you likely will not need a header from me.

Hope this helps and glad you find the theme pleasing.

Lou


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Re: Balanced
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 05:38:04 PM »
Greetings Jim,

Several paths actually. You can ask for help in the Help Wanted ( not for support ) board on this site. You can likely find someone there that can make one for you for nothing or for a few dollars.

I can make you one ( for free ) as long as it is simple. I am not an expert at graphic art but I can whip up a simple header with Gimp if you know the color you want for the header and if you want a name placed in the header. If you have an existing, simple logo design I may be able to move it onto the header for you.  If you want to do this, pm me your email.

You can give it a go yourself. You can download for free Gimp ( www dot gimp dot org slash downloads ) and give it a try. If you go this path and need the 1206 x 151 header with a color in it, I will email one to you. I think though, that you will find Gimp fairly intuitive and easy to use so you likely will not need a header from me.

Hope this helps and glad you find the theme pleasing.

Lou
Thank you for your response.
I have a logo, I was just unsure how to make it show in the header of your theme. Some themes have the option of loading a logo, using a URL in the admin section. I can't find that option in Balanced. If I understand your post correctly; the logo I choose to use with Balanced would be part of a custom built header with the demensions you indicated?
Is that correct or am I missing something?

Thanks again

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Re: Balanced
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 08:26:18 PM »
Hello Jim,

After you make 1206px by 151px file for your custom logo and give the image file a name, you would then enter that name into the index.css file and also upload the image to your host server.

First upload your custom logo file to the host server and place it in the themes/balanced/images/theme folder.

Then edit the index.css file ( should be in the themes/balanced/css folder ) and look at line 30. It should like below and will be a part of the #header section:

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background: url(../images/theme/balanced_logo.png) no-repeat;


Change the balanced_logo.png name to be the name of the file for your custom logo and save the file.

You can edit the index.css file whilst it is on the server or you can edit a copy on your home pc and then upload the file with your ftp program.  Refresh your browser to see your new logo on your site. You may need to clear the site cache as well.

Hope this helps.  :)



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Re: Balanced
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2012, 09:11:53 PM »
Lou

Thank you, That's the info I needed to confirm.
It's a very nice theme.

Good work.  :)

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Re: Balanced
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2012, 09:20:46 PM »
You are very welcome.  :) 

Glad you enjoy theme and good luck with your logo.

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Re: Balanced
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012, 03:38:55 PM »
A very nice and welcome theme  -  most refreshing after all the blues and the darks.  Thank you LFrancke

http://ccgi.raffia.plus.com/~raffia/forum/

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Re: Balanced
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2012, 08:34:05 PM »
Thank you Plantsman, I appreciate your kind words.   :)


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Re: Balanced
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2012, 07:16:08 PM »
@ChadF,

Attached is a screen shot with the olive color you want. Of course the header would be changed to olive drab also if that is what you needed for your logo.

Lou




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Re: Balanced
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2012, 07:33:11 PM »
So, how do I make it like that?  I really really like it with the olive.  Thanks

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Re: Balanced
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2012, 08:05:35 PM »
@Chadf,

PM sent. 


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Re: Balanced
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2012, 12:56:02 AM »
@Chadf,

A zip file with the installable theme has been sent to you. Let me know if you have any questions.

Lou   :)


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Re: Balanced
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2012, 09:10:13 AM »
I would like to thank LFrancke for making this theme.  I am currently using it on my forum, and it looks great.  LFrancke was very helpful with any questions that I had , and he even customized the theme for me several times.  He changed some colors for me, and fine tuned it to my liking.

Here is a link to show the changes.     http://survivalistcafe.com/index.php

Thank you again LFrancke for all of your help, and patience.  I really appreciate it.

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Re: Balanced
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2012, 05:50:01 PM »
Thank you ChadF, the site looks great!

Lou


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Re: Balanced
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2013, 11:21:20 AM »
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Greetings Waris,

I created the theme that you are using on your site. I saw your post at PortaMX about an issue with PortaBlog. While this issue does not sound like a problem with the theme, I would like to encourage you to download the latest Balanced theme. I did find an issue in the original index.css that did affect PortaMX 1.45 form displaying some blocks correctly. That issue has been fixed.

http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=2585

I apologise to you for this error on my part and look forward to viewing your site.

Best regards,

LFrancke


Thank you Lfrancke for going out of your way to send me the above message.

I have already downloaded the new updated Balanced and installed it in my forum.
It intergrate and works well with curve, Porta Mx and Porta Blog. There is also no problem
with the installation of MODs. It has a very neat look and I love the colors. You have achieved
what you set out to design a forum where members can log in and stay a long time without  placing
any stress on the eyes especially for people with a poor vision. The colors are soothing to the eyes of
the user.

Finally I thank you for changing the salutation from "Hey" to " Greetings".
Hey is not a greeting as in "hello" and "Greetings".
It may be alright to call people "Hey" in the more advanced western countries, but for Asians it is not
alright. It is rude to call somebody "Hey". We all have names given by our parents and if you dont know our names we would rather you say "Hello" or "Greetings" or "Salute"or the equivalent in any other languages.

Thank you.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2013, 11:35:57 AM by waris »

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Re: Balanced
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2013, 07:23:38 PM »
Greetings Waris,

I am glad to hear you find the theme pleasing to the eye and the change for the original member greeting to be acceptable. If there is something in the theme that you should need help with, please let me know and I will do my best for you.

Best wishes,

LFrancke

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Re: Balanced
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2013, 01:25:15 PM »
Greetings Waris,

I am glad to hear you find the theme pleasing to the eye and the change for the original member greeting to be acceptable. If there is something in the theme that you should need help with, please let me know and I will do my best for you.

Best wishes,

LFrancke

Hi LFrancke,

I have installed your Balanced theme over the SMF default theme. Everything was fine.
Then I installed PortaMX & PortaMX Blog...............................................................

Now my forum news has disappeared. I cant find it anywhere?

How can I make it visible again?