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Title: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on June 19, 2011, 02:26:43 AM
Link to the theme (http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?lemma=2428)
(http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?action-download;lemma=2428;id=14162;image)

This is going to be a catch all page for my 2.0 default theme variants. It's still WIP. No theme demos at the moment.

ETA: No further updates will be done to these until after 2.1 is stable.

I've finished updating the Prince of Darkness and Chocolate Curvaceous variants for 2.0 Final. These have numerous small CSS improvements over the 2.0 default, and also have had Superfish javascript menus added.

Full PSD's will be available for all customised images in the variants. For convenience, I've added a zip containing what PSD's are available for the 2.0 Final default theme (http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?action=download;lemma=2428;id=14166). Unfortunately this is not a complete pack, but it does contain most of the useful ones. Thanks to Sinan for doing the stats_pie.psd, and to Bloc for doing the on_off_redirect.psd.

For anyone who would prefer to use Adobe Illustrator, ttteflon has made a copy of the main_block image in .ai format (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=439622.0).

Terms of use are that all content from the theme download page, including PSD's, is free for use in any context on an SMF forum. I would like some credit if anyone asks where you got them, but if anyone chooses to be dishonest about it I'm not going to lose any sleep.

The theme zips will have an edited copyright (containing the theme name linked to my simplemachines.org email) but retaining the edited copyright is not necessary. Since the single variants do not have any template edits apart from the copyright, it is perfectly fine to just copy images and css to your default folder if you prefer to do that.

NOTE: If you wish to install my Dynamic Memberlist mod (http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1718), it will not be necessary or desirable to install it on these variants. They will provided with all necessary index.css and rtl.css edits already included, as well as a custom image for the memberblocks and sorting buttons. Simply install the mod on the default theme and it will automatically work on these variants.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Masterd on June 19, 2011, 09:27:36 AM
Nice work! ;)
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: !RFAN on June 19, 2011, 10:21:45 AM
any demo?
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: MrGrumpy on June 19, 2011, 10:30:57 AM
The first line of Ant's post says

Quote
It's still WIP. No theme demos at the moment. Will sort those soon.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Crip on June 19, 2011, 10:50:38 AM
Thanks Antech :)
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Naki-BoT on June 19, 2011, 11:16:04 AM
Thanks for update  8)
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on June 19, 2011, 07:24:47 PM
If anyone needs the default theme PSD's for 2.0 Final, they have been added to the download page.

Quote from: OP
For convenience, I've added a zip containing what PSD's are available for the 2.0 Final default theme. Unfortunately this is not a complete pack, but it does contain most of the useful ones. Thanks to Sinan for doing the stats_pie.psd, and to Bloc for doing the on_off_redirect.psd.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on June 19, 2011, 09:16:34 PM
any demo?

Not yet, but there's a screenshot here: http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?action=download;lemma=2428;id=14200;image
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: busterone on June 19, 2011, 10:51:10 PM
Nice.  I use Prince of Darkness. Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Oscworth on June 24, 2011, 12:19:32 PM
Great theme this one thanks for the update.... ;)
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on June 26, 2011, 11:18:44 PM
Ok, after much stuffing around with CSS trivia and images, I've uploaded Chocolate Curvaceous. That means the theme and the PSD's for it. Being a fussy sort, I couldn't just do the minimum number of RC5>Final edits. I have to do things the hard way. :P

I've also reloaded Prince of Darkness. The first PSD zip for that one was missing the image for on/on2/off/redirect, so I've repacked them all. The theme itself has had further CSS and image tweaking for various elements.

I'll probably also whip up a tweaked css/js pack for Curve itself, with lots of little things the grumpy lead dev wouldn't let me pig around with for 2.0 Final. I'm sorta using these variants as a testbed for improvements in 2.1. ;)

Prince and Chocolate now come with Superfish jQuery menus (http://users.tpg.com.au/j_birch/plugins/superfish/#getting-started) as a standard feature. These have been tweaked for faster response as per this post (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=438693.msg3087193#msg3087193).

Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: studiowi33 on July 05, 2011, 11:18:59 PM
Using PoD...utterly awesome. elegant look.
TY.
EDIT: Do I need to reinstall the 6.26.11 PoD theme?
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on July 06, 2011, 12:21:56 AM
The which? This is the latest zip for PoD, and the only one currently on the download page: http://custom.simplemachines.org/themes/index.php?action=download;lemma=2428;id=14271

If you're using an earlier one it's up to you whether you install the new one. I'm constantly pigging around with tweaking these things. Like I said before, I'm playing with them as test beds for 2.1 (since they basically are the default theme) and keep getting ideas. The older ones still work just fine though. Suit yourself. :)

BTW, I've re-thought the multi theme idea a bit. Instead of packaging the three "colour variants" (PoD, CC and BS) together I'm going to do something a bit different. I'm going to keep them separate but add layout variants to each one to show an alternative use of the 2.0 variant system. These will be css-only variants done on default markup and should hopefully give people some more ideas about what is possible without hacking templates.

Oh and I haven't uploaded Blue Steel yet because I'm not happy with it. It's kinda cool and has potential, but it's never really rocked like the other two and I'm not quite sure what it needs. Will think of something when I have time.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Kimmen on July 25, 2011, 07:30:59 AM
Very nice theme you made, thanks for that..

I was wondering if you could help me with some edits?

I want the greeting message to display at right side, under where the smf logo is now.

I tried to mess around with the #upper_section and #top_section code in css, but a noob like me would not figure this one out lol.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Kimmen on July 29, 2011, 04:14:22 AM
Some bugs i found:

Apply Filter: Only show the error messages of this URL
http://www.efclan.eu/index.php?action=groups;area=viewgroups;sa=members;group=2
Apply Filter: Only show the errors with the same message
8: Undefined index: title
Apply Filter: Only show the errors from this file
File: /customers/efclan.eu/efclan.eu/httpd.www/Themes/Prince_of_Darkness_201/index.template.php
Line: 410

Apply Filter: Only show the error messages of this URL
http://www.efclan.eu/index.php?action=groups;area=viewgroups;sa=members;group=9
Apply Filter: Only show the errors with the same message
8: Undefined index: title
Apply Filter: Only show the errors from this file
File: /customers/efclan.eu/efclan.eu/httpd.www/Themes/Prince_of_Darkness_201/index.template.php
Line: 410

Apply Filter: Only show the error messages of this URL
http://www.efclan.eu/index.php?action=search2
Apply Filter: Only show the errors with the same message
8: Undefined index: title
Apply Filter: Only show the errors from this file
File: /customers/efclan.eu/efclan.eu/httpd.www/Themes/Prince_of_Darkness_201/index.template.php
Line: 410

Could offcorse be that the last error may been caused by subs.php ?
Both files on the bottom.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on July 31, 2011, 05:26:31 AM
Those errors look to be caused by one of your mods. I notice you appear to have a custom buttons mod and an icons mod (or are they part of the same one?)

Anyway the undefined index is something to do with the way the button titles are handled. Suggest talking to the mod author about it.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Kimmen on July 31, 2011, 06:51:54 AM
Okay, thanks for your help.  :)
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Shades. on August 07, 2011, 02:36:14 PM
I love this theme and am currently using it on my site. (I replaced Crips "Raven" theme with this one) But I am having a problem, as with Crips "Raven" theme, on the registration page all the fields are a dark color except for the "Choose Password" fields. They are both white and the text is also white so a user can't tell if/when they're typing in those fields. Any way to fix this please?

Thanks 8)
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Oldiesmann on August 12, 2011, 05:21:37 PM
Any updates on Blue Steel? I'd like to get oldiesmann.us up to date at some point... I'm not in a huge hurry as the site is pretty much dead at this point, but it's on 2.0 RC3, so it's kinda outdated :P
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on August 16, 2011, 07:00:41 PM
@Bozilla: I'll fix that and reload the zips, as well as giving the code for the changes.

@Oldies: been up to my eyeballs in crap for the last week so no, aint any updates at the moment. I should just churn the thing out and be done with it. Will try to get it sorted this weekend.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Shades. on August 16, 2011, 07:38:02 PM
@Bozilla: I'll fix that and reload the zips, as well as giving the code for the changes.

Thanks...looking forward to it! 8)
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Kimmie on September 10, 2011, 03:02:15 PM
I have installed both of these themes, and the only thing I see wrong is this discoloration on 1/2 of the board info

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2v01gzs.jpg)


any idea how to fix that?
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Kimmie on September 12, 2011, 12:00:47 AM
I have installed both of these themes, and the only thing I see wrong is this discoloration on 1/2 of the board info

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2v01gzs.jpg)


any idea how to fix that?


would sure appreciate an answer on this. This doesnt happen with any of my other custom themes, only these.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on September 12, 2011, 03:56:59 AM
Link me to it.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on September 12, 2011, 04:37:52 AM
I love this theme and am currently using it on my site. (I replaced Crips "Raven" theme with this one) But I am having a problem, as with Crips "Raven" theme, on the registration page all the fields are a dark color except for the "Choose Password" fields. They are both white and the text is also white so a user can't tell if/when they're typing in those fields. Any way to fix this please?

Thanks 8)

Sorry, I forgot about this. The backgrounds and the text colours are actually not white. I find the contrast ok on my monitor, but I can see how it may be problematic for some people. To change it, open index.css.

Find:

Code: [Select]
.invalid_input
{
background: #fff0f0;
}

Replace:

Code: [Select]
.invalid_input
{
background: #fff0f0;
}
#registration  .input_password, #registration  .input_password:focus
{
color: #000;
}

Of course, you could also change the valid_input and invalid_input background colours too.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Kimmie on September 12, 2011, 12:52:36 PM
Link me to it.


are you talking to me or someone else?
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on September 12, 2011, 06:30:19 PM
I was replying to your post. In general, whenever you want support for any problem (basic software, mod, theme, whatever) it is a good idea to provide a link to a live example of the problem. It tends to make diagnosis much easer.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Kimmie on September 13, 2011, 03:10:14 PM
I was replying to your post. In general, whenever you want support for any problem (basic software, mod, theme, whatever) it is a good idea to provide a link to a live example of the problem. It tends to make diagnosis much easer.


k it helps if you quote the orig author so we know who you are talking to ;)

patriotgames2.info. You will have to register in order to see it, and then change to one of those two themes.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on September 13, 2011, 06:20:31 PM
If you have a locked down site that is not visible to guests, please provide a test account when requesting support. Expecting support peeps to create an account every time they have to help someone is a sure way to make them grumpy.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Kimmie on September 13, 2011, 06:29:02 PM
well its not my fault the theme isnt right, I didnt make it  (which makes admins just as grumpy) ;)


Dont see why you even need one. Your gonna see the exact thing you see in the screenshot I posted above. Thats why I posted it.

I will send the info to you in a pm.

Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on September 14, 2011, 03:36:42 AM
Screenshots don't give much information. It is a big help to see the code running live. That is why support people are always asking for a direct link to the problem. I explained that bfore.

Ok, you've got insane amounts of stuff stacked up, so the backdrop.png is running out of height. You'll have to make a taller image and change the css to suit. Either that or split it into two images (which still involves css changes, obviously).
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Kimmie on September 14, 2011, 07:11:19 AM
Screenshots don't give much information. It is a big help to see the code running live. That is why support people are always asking for a direct link to the problem. I explained that bfore.

Ok, you've got insane amounts of stuff stacked up, so the backdrop.png is running out of height. You'll have to make a taller image and change the css to suit. Either that or split it into two images (which still involves css changes, obviously).

I dont have insane amounts of anything stacked up anywhere on that site, so unless you can clarify that, I have no idea what your referring to. If your referring to the chatbox I have there, there is nothing insane about it, its one item and its put in a board descrip like that so guests cannot see it. There is nothing there that can be "split".

as for the css, 2.0 theme code has changed extensively versus prior theme code so I have no idea even where to begin even looking for where that image may be because on older themes, thats not an image, its simply a color you choose for that particular area. I pretty much had a feeling that there was an image involved in these two themes or that area would have just expanded to fit the chat box like all my other custom themes do.  Since theme code has changed so much, no idea where its even listed or what it was called.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on September 14, 2011, 05:06:47 PM
If you want the easiest way of fixing it, with no screwing around with images required, do this:

Find:
Code: [Select]
table.table_list tbody.content tr.windowbg2, table.table_list tbody.content td.stats
{
background: #090909 url(../images/theme/backdrop.png) 0 0 repeat-x;
}

Replace:
Code: [Select]
table.table_list tbody.content tr.windowbg2, table.table_list tbody.content td.stats
{
background: #090909;
}
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Kimmie on September 14, 2011, 11:46:21 PM
If you want the easiest way of fixing it, with no screwing around with images required, do this:

Find:
Code: [Select]
table.table_list tbody.content tr.windowbg2, table.table_list tbody.content td.stats
{
background: #090909 url(../images/theme/backdrop.png) 0 0 repeat-x;
}

Replace:
Code: [Select]
table.table_list tbody.content tr.windowbg2, table.table_list tbody.content td.stats
{
background: #090909;
}


k that worked fine for the chocolate theme, but wouldnt work for the POD theme. In the preview it looked like it fixed it but as soon as I saved the changes, its still there. I will just have to play around with it I guess, or just get rid of that one.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on September 15, 2011, 04:12:41 AM
Clear your browser cache.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Kimmie on September 15, 2011, 07:09:13 AM
Clear your browser cache.

thats done several times a day already on all my browsers and I already knew to try that but thanks. It seems to be slowly working itself out for everyone so I guess eventually it will make it to me. Not a big fan of that theme, so I wont even be using it. I will just monitor the complaints on it I get, for a week or so (and yes they were already instructed to do the same) and if it wont fully resolve itself for the ones that want to use it, I will just remove it and find them another one. Or just break down and make one myself as I used to do it all the time. I always made my own themes before but since I have a real life, and work 6 days a week now, its not a top priority.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Thelost on October 13, 2011, 10:13:00 PM
Excellent Pack Ant!  Really appreciate the awesome themes.

Just 1 question, any idea how to enlarge only the main_menu objects, i realize making them larger is a multiple step process.  I've used photoshop to double the size of the menu_gfx.png images to 40px tall instead of 20px tall and that is the only change i made to that file.  But the text size is whats really giving me a bit of Trouble, i tried adding font: 2em; to #main_menu but it simply doesnt do anything =/.

I've done some generalized reading on the net on how to do this but im just missing something.  The actual theme im using is the Prince of Darkness theme.  I dont have a specific problem per-se as i've not managed to get anywhere at all other than making the adjustments to the menu_gfx.png file, all my tinkering attempts thus far have either had no effect or a completely wrong effect and have been reverted.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on October 14, 2011, 12:00:03 AM
This is what sets the font-size. The last line of code just above the comment.

Code: [Select]
.dropmenu a span
{
display: block;
padding: 0 0 0 5px;
font-size: 0.9em;
}
/* the background's first level only */
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Thelost on October 14, 2011, 05:00:34 PM
Great Ant Thanks!  This does exactly what i wanted it to do, last question, i'd like only to main menu to have the enlarged text, is there a way to make the drop menus the regular size as well as the admin menus and their drop menus the same old size?  I'm going to start systematically adding font: 0.9em; to each element to see if i can figure it out on my own but thought i might ask just in case this is a bad idea =D

Thanks for all your awesome effort and help Antechinus!  you are an asset to SMF!
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on October 14, 2011, 05:41:07 PM
Yeah that's easy. Use this just to target the main menu.

Code: [Select]
.dropmenu a span
{
display: block;
padding: 0 0 0 5px;
font-size: 0.9em;
}
#main_menu .dropmenu a span
{
display: block;
padding: 0 0 0 5px;
font-size: 2em;
}
/* the background's first level only */

Then change this:
Code: [Select]
.dropmenu li li a span
{
display: block;
padding: 8px;
}

To this:
Code: [Select]
.dropmenu li li a span, #main_menu .dropmenu li li a span
{
display: block;
padding: 8px;
font-size: 0.9em;
}
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Thelost on October 14, 2011, 06:50:53 PM
PERFECT THANKS!

That is exactly the way i wanted it.  Minus the 2em, i adjusted that, 40 px tall was a bit big, i opted for 1.4 with a 30px bg image.  Either way though you have been a wealth of help and i appreciate the shortcuts, saved me hours of endless fiddling and head scratching, although i can honestly say the fiddling has tought me significantly more than i thought it would.  Had a few moments there were i was pleasantly suprised with the results.

Well anyway, thanks again.  Cheers!  :D
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on February 21, 2012, 04:53:46 AM
Blue Steel will follow shortly, and I'll update this page then.. When all three are available I'll pack them into one multi theme, which is going to be called (wait for it) Ant's Curve Variants. I may add a couple of extra new ones too. ;D
Any update to the Status of Blue Steel? I'd love to see it happen :)
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Mithotyn on May 10, 2012, 05:56:46 PM
Hi Antechinus,
I need You help, How do I edit the corrupted area?

(http://www.rockconn.com/pics/themebug.jpg)
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Mithotyn on May 14, 2012, 05:17:50 PM
Fixed.

Open Index.css in search;

Find:
Code: [Select]
#guest_form  .input_text, #guest_form  .input_password, #guest_form  select, #guest_form  .button_submit
{
margin: 0;
font-weight: bold;
color: #fff2cf;
background: #7f6b57 url(../images/theme/menu_gfx.png) -5px -120px no-repeat;
border: 1px solid #6f5c45;
border-radius: 0.25em;
font-size: 1.1em;
padding: 2px 4px;
vertical-align: top;
}

Replace:
Code: [Select]
#guest_form  .input_text, #guest_form  .input_password, #guest_form  select, #guest_form  .button_submit
{
margin: 0;
font-weight: bold;
color: #fff2cf;
background: #7f6b57 url(../images/theme/menu_gfx.png) -50px -120px no-repeat;
border: 1px solid #6f5c45;
border-radius: 0.25em;
font-size: 1.1em;
padding: 2px 4px;
vertical-align: top;
}
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: klra on June 13, 2014, 01:44:26 PM
Installed on 2.0.7, the quick reply window goes off the page way off to the right -

Any way to fix this?

Great theme BTW!
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on June 13, 2014, 05:27:38 PM
IIRC that was an old bug caused by running RC5 themes on later versions of 2.0.x. Will take a look at old bugs and see if I can find it.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on June 13, 2014, 05:51:54 PM
Yup. Looks like you have an old version of the theme. Since it's only index.css tweaks anyway, I suggest grabbing the current version from the download page and using the index.css out of that.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: klra on June 13, 2014, 08:23:33 PM
ok thanks
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on June 15, 2014, 08:38:22 PM
So I've been taking a look at these old things again, just for a bit of light entertainment.

There are several things that I had often thought should be done with the 2.0.x default theme, but at the time we were committed to supporting cruddy old versions of IE, as well as cruddy old versions of other browsers which did not support basic, prefix-free W3 syntax for several useful CSS3 attributes. That has all changed now, and I'm looking for a little bit of amusement (nothing too serious).

So, I'm rewriting the markup and CSS to incorporate some improvements. The idea is to make the themes more useful, particularly on phones, and easier to customise. That will mean ditching the infamous (and horrible) main_block.png and menu_gfx.png images in favour of more use of CSS3. Note that there will still be some images used, but they will be small, light and simple to deal with.

I'll fix the header markup so that logos of any size can be used without borking the looks (another notorious Curve bug). I have already added CSS resizing of the avatars up in the header, so that even if your site uses big avs in posts, they will automatically be scaled to a handy size up in the header.

I'm also ditching the news block up in the header, and substituting a basic list of social media icons/links (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and a linked icon for the site's RSS feed.

The news block will be shifted to the old news fader, which will have the javascript removed and just load the random news lines on every page load (never was that keen on the fader, and people don't really sit there watching it anyway). This will be moved from BoardIndex.template.php to index.template.php so that it is visible forum-wide, but of course will still be collapsible if you don't want to see the news.

Screenshots of general look so far (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=299980.msg3708512#msg3708512).

This is all pretty basic stuff, and shouldn't compromise installation of mods. There may be one or two exceptions, but they should be easy to work around if it happens.



Next thing is responsiveness, which gets a little more tricky. You can do a pretty good job on all default markup without requiring an awful lot of CSS (I have it mostly sorted already). It wont be perfect absolutely everywhere, but will be usable, and will look good in most places. However, a bit of markup tweaking here and there will give better results. If this is kept to a minimum, most mods should still install without conflicts.

So, there will be a few customised templates added. One will be for the memberlist, since I've decided to incorporate my Dynamic Memberlist mod by default. I'm already testing the new version of it, so might as well throw it in.

I'll add a custom, table-less BoardIndex.template.php as well since it's the best way to get flexibility for different screen sizes, and also allows radical changes in look on desktop with very basic CSS tweaks. The code is already solid and stable (wrote it a while back) so it's easy to do. This will probably require manual edits any mods that install on BoardIndex.template.php, but is worth it IMO.

I've rewritten GenericMenu.template.php to incorporate my Advanced Sidebar Menus (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=480865.0) idea, as well as to improve a11y, and to make the CSS less confusing and easier for most people to get their heads around (drop menu coding can be a nigthmare for n00bz). Any mods that install on that template will be feeling a bit lost. :P

I'll also add click actuation of drop menus for touchscreen (may well make them default on desktop too).

Most of the rest of the 2.0.x templates should be usable in default form, although I may throw in some careful tweaks here and there, if they are worth it.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Doc.Blade on December 08, 2014, 07:46:41 AM
Hello All,

LOVE the Price Of Darkness theme, just brilliant, using it on one of my forums now :)

I am just wondering if someone can help me with the following please?

1) I would like to have an animated GIF banner at the top of the forums, can anyone tell me what file(s) i need to edit to add this please? Want it centered at the top of the forums on all pages.

2) I would like to have my animated GIF images for new post / no new posts. The forum currently has png files for these. Can anyone tell me what file(s) need to be edited for this please, and what to change? I only want my images on the index page, for both the new and no new posts, and also the legend at the bottom of the forum too.

Any help anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated :)

Love the them, has a touch of class to it, and very functional!

Thank you,

Doc
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Doc.Blade on December 10, 2014, 07:22:44 AM
I have managed to work out the new post, no new post one, but I still need some help as to how to get my banner at the top of the forums.

If anyone can help, would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Doc
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: kat on December 10, 2014, 09:17:13 AM
Tried "Logo image URL:" in your theme's settings?
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Doc.Blade on December 11, 2014, 04:32:45 AM
Yes, it only has a small bar that it can go on, and my logo is much higher than the bar that the theme puts it on.

I would like to get it above that point.

I would also like to know how to add my favicon to the site too please. The forums are the root directory for this particular site.

Thank you :)

Doc
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: kat on December 11, 2014, 07:34:36 AM
You're looking at some custom coding, then.

On my site, I have a line of code, to do that.

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<div style = "text-align: center;"> <img src="http://www.myforum.com/Banner.gif" usemap="#Banner" alt="" style="border-style:none" /></div>
I have it just below the <body> tag in index.template.php.

BUT, my forum's SMF v1.1.20 and I'm not sure it'll work with a v2 theme. :(
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Doc.Blade on December 12, 2014, 07:55:13 AM
Hello K@,

Thank you for that, much appreciated.

Code a little different, but then had to mess with it a fair bit to get it looking OK.

All done in the end, finally got the forums looking like I want them :)

Thanx again for your help, much appreciated :)

Doc
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: kat on December 12, 2014, 08:20:24 AM
No sweat, matey! :)
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: tabu11 on January 19, 2015, 03:52:02 PM
thanks Antechinus
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: s10racer on January 25, 2015, 08:05:59 AM
Greetings.

I'm currently running 2.0.9 using the "Prince of Darkness" theme. Its awesome!!
I have 1 issue, when I go to "my messages" I get a completely blank page MySite.com/smf/index.php?action=pm
I get the same thing with "send message" MySite.com/smf/index.php?action=pm;sa=send
It works with all the other themes just not with this one. (I tried 6 of them)
Any help would be very appreciated.

I really want to run this theme. It's 99% perfect.
The only other thing I would like to do is change the background to the same image used in the "Apocalypse TK2" theme.
That would fit my needs perfectly. I'm sure there's already info on that somewhere here. I just need to search and learn..

I've been wanting to get away from vBulletin for so long. This theme is what made me put in the effort to finally make the change.

Again, thank in advance for any input.

Mike
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on January 25, 2015, 03:23:13 PM
That's weird. PoD calls the standard menu array from Subs.php, like almost every 2.0.x theme, so there's no reason why the links to those pages shouldn't work. PoD also calls all default theme templates, except for index.template.php.

All PoD does is changes a few images and some CSS for colours. There are no changes to the PHP. It basically is the 2.0.x default theme, which is why it's called a "Curve variant". You should be able to copy PoD's images and CSS straight to the default theme folder and have it work perfectly.

Do you have any mods installed?

Apocalypse doesn't use a background image. It uses CSS3 gradients to do the background. This was included just for the hell of it, and is arguably not the best use of CSS3 gradients. The same background obviously could be done with a small repeating image. You'd just have to make one that suits.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: s10racer on January 25, 2015, 08:42:51 PM
I thought it was strange too.
I'm new to SMF so, I'm still trying to find my way around.

Here are the mods I have installed.
1    SMF Links 3.0.4
2.    My Posts SMF2 1.2    
3.    SMF Gallery Lite 3.7
4.    SMF Trader System 1.7
5.    SMF Staff Page 1.7
6.    Invitation System 1.1.2
7.    Export Personal Messages 1.3.4
8.    Simple Audio Video Embedder
9.     Downloads System 2.1a
10.    Admin Notepad 2.0.2
11.    Enhanced PM System 1.1
12.   Force Topic Read On Login Mod 2.1
13.    SMFPacks Shoutbox 1.0.5
14.    Simple Audio Video Embedder 2.5.1

Maybe I can create a copy of the default theme and test by using the POD files on that theme?
I really appreciate your help and reply.

I'm even more happy getting away from vBulletin after 7 years. I had no idea what I was missing.

Mike
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on January 26, 2015, 03:48:36 PM
Offhand I can't see why any of those mods would bork anything on the theme, but I'll play with it on local when I have time tonight.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: s10racer on January 28, 2015, 11:51:38 AM
I have gone through 3 different themes. It may have nothing to do with yours at all.
Once I logged out and logged back in, now I cant view "My Messages" nor can I write a PM.
I just get a blank page mysite/index.php?action=pm

I change the theme back to Core for right now.
Are there any files from the original install of 2.0.9 that I can re install to get this function working again?

I'm to the point where I'm getting lost.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on January 30, 2015, 04:03:55 AM
Start by uninstalling all your mods. Then install them one at a time, and see which one causes the problem.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: tranhiep_116 on February 02, 2015, 04:47:42 AM
so beautiful theme  ;D
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Stopsignal on February 20, 2015, 09:33:18 PM
Hey, i love Prince Of Darkness!
I was wondering if there was any way to add a background to it. Like, an image.
I have little experience in coding but it was not enough to find what i needed to change.

It's just that. I am from a forum that always used PoD so instead of changing to another theme just for that, i thought to ask you how to do this, because this theme is my favourite and i really don't want to change, just to kinda make it look more accordingly with the theme of the forum.

If you or anyone could help, thanks!
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on February 24, 2015, 07:11:20 PM
You can assign a background image to the body tag. There's already one anyway (backdrop.png). Just look in the beginning of index.css for where backdrop.png is called, and change it to whatever image you want. You'll probably also want to declare it as no-repeat rather than repeat-x.
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: showngo on August 01, 2017, 10:06:33 PM
Im still Loving this, I had a variant of it back in 08. 
Is there a way to fix the bars graph for the form stats?  My numbers are correct but the bars are full across.

Thanks again for a great theme. 
T
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on August 03, 2017, 05:46:48 PM
TBH I haven't looked at this thing for years. Can you give me more information? What browser are you talking about? What screen size? Can you provide a screenshot?
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: showngo on August 05, 2017, 08:52:20 PM
Chrome and Firefox,  desktop and mobile.  The Star bars are "100%" across vs staggered for count size
Title: Re: Ant's Curve Variants
Post by: Antechinus on August 05, 2017, 11:36:26 PM
Oh that would be easy to fix. You can see the actual width by the vertical 1px border at various places across the bars. So the problem is being caused by the CSS changes you've made, which have either eliminated the percentage colour or set it the same as the background. I can't tell which just from the screenshot. Would have to see the CSS.