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Customizing SMF => Graphics and Templates => Theme Site Themes => Topic started by: Mick. on December 29, 2009, 04:33:34 PM

Title: BlueSkies
Post by: Mick. on December 29, 2009, 04:33:34 PM
Link to the theme (http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=2009)

Blueskies a very simple Curve Theme variant, White on Blue color.

Terms of use :

This theme is free for personal and commercial use. You are allowed to use it in your projects, change it and adapt for your purposes. You are not allowed to remove the authors copyright.

Demo: BlueSkies Demo (http://demo.bryandeakin.com/index.php?theme=13)
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: saintsinner on December 29, 2009, 08:24:10 PM
i get this error whenever i try to install this theme.

Quote
Unable to load the 'main_above' template.

any ideas?
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Mick. on December 29, 2009, 08:50:23 PM
A css file was missing.  Fixed

I wish SMF lets me remove packages :-\

Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on December 30, 2009, 02:15:54 AM
Very nice, using right now.  Except my bottom section looks bad.

http://www.activeboards.org/index.php

Or is it just me.  Left corner bottoms not so rounded.  And top right above "activeboards - Info Center" that extra blue strip looks bad.  Or could be my mac but safari, firefox, and flock all show the same.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: kenet on December 30, 2009, 03:48:31 AM
very nice, but there are many pictures for editing. are many color changes.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Mick. on December 30, 2009, 09:12:40 AM
Very nice, using right now.  Except my bottom section looks bad.

http://www.activeboards.org/index.php

Or is it just me.  Left corner bottoms not so rounded.  And top right above "activeboards - Info Center" that extra blue strip looks bad.  Or could be my mac but safari, firefox, and flock all show the same.

Its not your browser.  Its a mistake.  Ill fix this in a little while.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Mick. on December 30, 2009, 10:29:37 AM
Fixed.   Remove old an download new.  The one with 324kb in size.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: smp420 on December 30, 2009, 02:14:27 PM
This theme is very nice. Except in the newer version the gray strip at the top is gone.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on December 30, 2009, 04:39:46 PM
Ya, and no rounded corners this  time.  Looked better with rounded corners.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on December 30, 2009, 05:04:21 PM
Well I fixed the bar issue.  I don't know about the rest but I fixed the bar issue.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: smp420 on December 30, 2009, 06:36:16 PM
Actually I think the old version was a little bit too rounded and the new one isn't rounded enough, I think somewhere in between would make it look great. Also the 2 bars on the info center should be rounded.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on December 30, 2009, 09:25:46 PM
Or like this round on top and bottom and square in the middle.  It took a while to do but I finally got it right I think.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: smp420 on December 30, 2009, 10:26:11 PM
Here's what I came up with http://gamerforumz.com/test/index.php
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on December 30, 2009, 11:20:08 PM
Oh wow, much better.  Nice cleanup smp420
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: smp420 on December 31, 2009, 12:18:13 AM
It wasnt hard at all I just used parts from the header turned upside down.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on December 31, 2009, 12:34:10 AM
That's what I did.  But also you added the border around the bottom section top and bottom where the sides are grey.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on December 31, 2009, 11:10:36 AM
Oh, and also some text is too light and hard to read.  Under main page under unread posts the links are hard to read.  Also when you click on a board like general discussion for example all the links there.  Plus navigation links on top that tell you what forum you are in.  What in index.css is the color for  those links???
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: John Higgins on December 31, 2009, 11:45:37 AM
I don't see the picture, because it's small.
Please give us a bigger picture!
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on December 31, 2009, 08:51:31 PM
Oh btw, the buttons were looking a little crowded in the menu so I moved the curve up a little.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: smp420 on January 01, 2010, 02:33:29 AM
Yes I noticed that and I was going to move them down a little bit in the css but your idea is better I did this as well and I cleaned up the fading at the top http://www.gamerforumz.com/test/ I think it came out pretty good. Time for me to setup a new site to use this theme. Thanks BlueDevil for making this theme and I hope you dont mind us posting our theme changes here.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on January 01, 2010, 04:29:08 AM
I still prefer a little more space but it look much better now.  I'm going to try this on my forums and see how it looks.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on January 01, 2010, 04:40:44 AM
Ok, not bad looks pretty good.  But the grey text and links were hard to read so I changed it around.  Mad eit all black.

Now just a few issues.  On top in the header it says hello admin and the date under neath.  That and the words "variant by" in the footer copyright are still grey.  Can't figure out what causes that.  Where in index.css.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on January 03, 2010, 03:16:03 AM
No ideas???
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Zoric on January 03, 2010, 03:55:05 AM
Not bad theme man  ;D
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on January 04, 2010, 02:49:31 PM
I found it.  In index.css  Footer section.  2 thing with the # sign.  Change to #000000.  And in index.css also search for #cecece.  Change to #000000 also.  The problem with this is that it is black copyright and hard to read.  But if I change the standard links to #a6a6a6 to make the footer copyright easier to read then it becomes hard to read everything else (board links).  The problem is the footer doesn't have seperate links section from the rest of the board.  I can use <font color=""> but that is outdated.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on January 06, 2010, 09:41:20 PM
There was more but I fixed the links issue.  But I just noticed in internet explorer it still smushes the top links.  We need to make it bigger.  Add more padding.  1 more time smp240 please.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: smp420 on January 06, 2010, 10:21:05 PM
Although the header on my test site is about 15 px bigger and works fine I changed it for you. This is also cleaned up a little more. And also I got bored so I started on a purple variation of this theme just for fun look at www.gamerforumz.com/test
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on January 07, 2010, 03:20:11 PM
Actually I found the problem.  It looks fine.  It is when you log out it gets smushed.  When you log in it goes back to normal.  At least in ie 8 on my moms windows 7 it does.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on January 07, 2010, 03:38:23 PM
It's not much but as you can see it does go up a little when logged out so that helps, thanks.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Confusimo on January 07, 2010, 05:13:57 PM
Purple doesn't really flow.  But try these instead anyway.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: coldy316 on January 22, 2010, 04:16:01 AM
is there any chances of doing this theme in a liter blue color, more like a sky blue but not to dark and not to lite
something like this would be very nice..

I'm not good at this stuff but would like to see more themes base from this kind of color.

Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: MordyT on February 15, 2010, 04:09:13 PM
Question:

I know this is a fluid theme. Is there a way I could "break" it so that it become a fixed width?
Thanks!
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Mick. on February 15, 2010, 04:25:04 PM
Question:

I know this is a fluid theme. Is there a way I could "break" it so that it become a fixed width?
Thanks!

Sure,.... go to admin--->configuration--->theme settings--->Forum width:
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Costa on February 15, 2010, 04:44:03 PM
You forgot to add your ID on the copyright.

-Costa
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Mick. on February 15, 2010, 04:53:41 PM
You forgot to add your ID on the copyright.

-Costa

Im sorry?

Nevermind,  fixed. ;)
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Costa on February 15, 2010, 05:03:12 PM
In index.template.php

Code: [Select]
<li>Variant by <a href="http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=profile" target="_blank" class="new_win" title=""><span><b>BlueDevil</b></span></a></li>

must be
Code: [Select]
<li>Variant by <a href="http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=profile;u=66180" target="_blank" class="new_win" title=""><span><b>BlueDevil</b></span></a></li>

;)

-Costa
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Mick. on February 15, 2010, 05:05:46 PM
fixed. ;)
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Costa on February 15, 2010, 05:44:26 PM
heh, cool, btw, congrats for the theme, is very cool and professional :)

-Costa
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Mick. on February 15, 2010, 05:47:20 PM
heh, cool, btw, congrats for the theme, is very cool and professional :)

-Costa

Thanx C!  My first and prolly the last one....lol.   I think i want to tinker with mods instead.

The theme itself waqs extremely easy. I think it took 2 hrs lol.  I guess it could look better.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Costa on February 15, 2010, 05:48:44 PM
But you did a nice job, really, I'm using as a secondary theme in one of my foruns.

-Costa
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Mick. on February 15, 2010, 05:50:37 PM
But you did a nice job, really, I'm using as a secondary theme in one of my foruns.

-Costa

Oh wow, that means a lot coming from a staff member.   

Very cool. ;)
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Costa on February 15, 2010, 05:53:36 PM
I'm not a staff member, heh
Just a simple Language Moderator with Good taste :P

-Costa
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Mick. on February 15, 2010, 05:58:21 PM
I'm not a staff member, heh
Just a simple Language Moderator with Good taste :P

-Costa

lol.... at least you have a badge!
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Costa on February 15, 2010, 06:07:32 PM
I help with or without a badge. What matters is the attitude towards the community.
Ok, too much off-topic xD If you need something you can pm'me

-Costa
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Mick. on February 15, 2010, 06:10:35 PM
I help with or without a badge. What matters is the attitude towards the community.
Ok, too much off-topic xD If you need something you can pm'me

-Costa

You bet.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: MordyT on February 15, 2010, 11:21:11 PM
Question:

I know this is a fluid theme. Is there a way I could "break" it so that it become a fixed width?
Thanks!

Sure,.... go to admin--->configuration--->theme settings--->Forum width:

n00b moment of mine...I should have remembered that...

Anyways, thanks! One last question...I want it to display perfect for 1024*768. 900px is the correct amount? more? less?
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Mick. on February 16, 2010, 12:09:00 AM

n00b moment of mine...I should have remembered that...

Anyways, thanks! One last question...I want it to display perfect for 1024*768. 900px is the correct amount? more? less?

I forget whats the width but i usually use 1000px.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: MordyT on February 24, 2010, 09:56:17 PM
next question...
How would I get rid of the white lines...
This is the aeva media mod if that makes a difference...
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/2572/linesr.png)
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Mick. on February 24, 2010, 10:05:14 PM
next question...
How would I get rid of the white lines...
This is the aeva media mod if that makes a difference...
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/2572/linesr.png)

If the theme looked fine before uploading aeva mod, then the mod didnt load right.

No, you cannot rid if of the white lines as the entire forum is one image.         

main_block.png
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: MordyT on February 25, 2010, 01:16:47 PM
I manually installed the mod...as I have 56 other mods (various forums) before it...
The rest of the site is fine, just this one area...

I am going to do a clean install, your theme, and the aeva mod on a test board and see what happens... I have a feeling the same thing will happen...
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Mick. on February 25, 2010, 01:22:43 PM
Its seems that the menu_gfx.png wasnt loaded.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: SaltedWeb on November 27, 2017, 04:47:18 PM
Not sure this is supported, I noticed the site name in the top left is Grey not white,
I tried a couple browsers and a smart phone and its light grey can you tell me where in the theme this can be changed to white ?

Thanks.
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: Deaks on November 28, 2017, 09:42:41 PM
if you are using the forum title and no logo look in the index.css for

Code: [Select]
h1.forumtitle
{
line-height: 45px;
font-size: 1.8em;
font-family: Geneva, verdana, sans-serif;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
float: left;
}

and update it to read

Code: [Select]
h1.forumtitle, h1.forumtitle a
{
line-height: 45px;
font-size: 1.8em;
font-family: Geneva, verdana, sans-serif;
color: white;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
float: left;
}

fwiw i havent tested the code
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: SaltedWeb on November 28, 2017, 10:19:26 PM
Thank You I will give it a try. :)
Title: Re: BlueSkies
Post by: SaltedWeb on November 29, 2017, 01:42:40 PM
if you are using the forum title and no logo look in the index.css for

Code: [Select]
h1.forumtitle
{
line-height: 45px;
font-size: 1.8em;
font-family: Geneva, verdana, sans-serif;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
float: left;
}

and update it to read

Code: [Select]
h1.forumtitle, h1.forumtitle a
{
line-height: 45px;
font-size: 1.8em;
font-family: Geneva, verdana, sans-serif;
color: white;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
float: left;
}

fwiw i havent tested the code

Appreciate the idea, its didn't change it however I was able to make it black which on that blue makes it easier to see so will  consider it solved for thanks again.