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Customizing SMF => Graphics and Templates => Theme Site Themes => Topic started by: TwitchisMental on September 11, 2021, 02:40:16 PM

Title: Flatline 2.1
Post by: TwitchisMental on September 11, 2021, 02:40:16 PM
Link to the theme (https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?theme=2968)

Flatline
Flatline is a multicolor flat and clean SMF theme.

Features :
Flat Style
Multiple Color Options
Slick Header
Slick Board Index


Author : TwitchisMental

(https://img.shields.io/badge/license-MIT-blue)(https://img.shields.io/badge/SMF-2.1-blue)

Screenshots :
(https://i.ibb.co/SxcVrGg/flblueindextop.png) (https://ibb.co/SxcVrGg)

Version History -

1.1
Bug Fix : The category description will now adjust based on how long the category title is.

Bug Fix : Fixed the menu not showing for mobile.

Bug Fix : Fixed an HTML validation issue with the cat desc.

Adjustment :  Added box-shadow to the numbers in the top menu and main menu.
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: d3vcho on September 11, 2021, 02:44:18 PM
Nice looking theme!

Good job :)
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: TwitchisMental on September 11, 2021, 02:55:15 PM
Quote from: d3vcho on September 11, 2021, 02:44:18 PMNice looking theme!

Good job :)
Thank you
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: Mick. on September 11, 2021, 03:41:46 PM
Very cool yo!
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: TwitchisMental on September 11, 2021, 03:58:16 PM
Quote from: Mick. on September 11, 2021, 03:41:46 PMVery cool yo!
Thank you.
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: Antechinus on September 11, 2021, 04:35:37 PM
Interesting. It looks like Dziner Studio's Silent Wave combined with phpBB Prosilver.
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: TwitchisMental on September 11, 2021, 04:56:49 PM
Quote from: Antechinus on September 11, 2021, 04:35:37 PMInteresting. It looks like Dziner Studio's Silent Wave combined with phpBB Prosilver.
The border around the category section,info center etc was inspired by Prosilver, nice catch there :). Played around with making a theme/style for phpBB and thought the border thing would look good here.(It does) Other than that though its just based on the Flatline version I made for smf 2.0.

Thank you for looking at it :).

Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: Antechinus on September 11, 2021, 05:11:25 PM
I've been playing with phpBB a bit too. It's an interesting change. Frankly I still prefer to work with SMF or Elk, but having to do things a different way, and seeing what other people have done with it, is good for getting more ideas.*

Silent Wave was a nice theme too. If you can remember it you have probably been around SMF far too long. :D It was an early experiment wih "mostly flat design". These days you would probably want to change the typography a bit, but a good mixture of blue and grey always works well.

*Incidentally, I think Christian's Prosilver Dark is easily one of the best themes made for phpBB. Worth a look if you haven't seen it. ;)
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: marcosbr on September 11, 2021, 09:40:14 PM
Excellent. But I think the forum title and the SMF logo are selfish. I want options that "I" choose!
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: Antechinus on September 11, 2021, 09:50:41 PM
You can choose your own. The defaults are just placeholders. ;)
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: marcosbr on September 11, 2021, 10:07:10 PM
For beginners like me... Everything makes it easy! Do not use images in the title!
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: TwitchisMental on September 11, 2021, 10:37:54 PM
Quote from: marcosbr on September 11, 2021, 09:40:14 PMExcellent. But I think the forum title and the SMF logo are selfish. I want options that "I" choose!
You can modify the theme in any way you see fit.

Thank you for the feedback.
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: marcosbr on September 11, 2021, 10:51:49 PM
The question is exactly this...
It is easy for you to change everything, for the "simple mortals" it is more difficult!
  That's why no one leaves the original.
Your theme is great. It was just a suggestion!
I love modifying. As far as I know!
Grateful!
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: -Rock Lee- on September 12, 2021, 11:33:32 AM
Oh very nice, brings back memories when I visited my first forums. Great job :D


Regards!
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: TwitchisMental on September 12, 2021, 12:41:37 PM
Quote from: marcosbr on September 11, 2021, 11:26:36 PMWhen you mess with the "look" of the house, the tenants think it's great. As long as you don't touch the "structure"
I have been testing wonderful themes. But they mess too much with certain things...
80% of users are NOT experts.
Look for this audience!
Too much water kills the plant.
REPEATING...
Your theme is excellent. I am referring to themes in GENERAL!
One of the favorite things about SMF is its theme/template system and how easy it is to learn.

I think with two small steps you would get more of what you are looking for in this theme.
Copy the index.template.php file from the "default" theme folder and paste it over the version in the "Flatline" theme folder.
Next copy the settings.template.php file from the "default" theme folder and paste it over the version in the "Flatline" theme folder.

This will bring back any features that were removed. However the header will look different and certain sections will be in different locations. This is a possible solution for you.


I understand what you are trying to say about the default features. Luckily there are enough themes made by many different people that you(or anyone else) do not have to use mine.

Something else to note is that my themes are all under the MIT Open Source license, so you can do whatever you want with it. As far as the knowledge for modifying templates goes, we all have to start somewhere. Why not start by modifying something you like right :)?

I hope this clears up any confusion :).

Quote from: RockLee on September 12, 2021, 11:33:32 AMOh very nice, brings back memories when I visited my first forums. Great job :D


Regards!

Thank you, I am glad you like it.


Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: TwitchisMental on September 12, 2021, 01:16:05 PM
Quote from: Antechinus on September 11, 2021, 05:11:25 PMI've been playing with phpBB a bit too. It's an interesting change. Frankly I still prefer to work with SMF or Elk, but having to do things a different way, and seeing what other people have done with it, is good for getting more ideas.*

Silent Wave was a nice theme too. If you can remember it you have probably been around SMF far too long. :D It was an early experiment wih "mostly flat design". These days you would probably want to change the typography a bit, but a good mixture of blue and grey always works well.

*Incidentally, I think Christian's Prosilver Dark is easily one of the best themes made for phpBB. Worth a look if you haven't seen it. ;)

phpBB is different for sure, but it was fun learning.  As far the Silent Wave theme, that was the one with the water drop in the header correct? If so that was a good theme.

I also agree that Prosilver Dark is one of the best overall themes for phpBB.

Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: shadav on September 12, 2021, 06:58:42 PM
i've split the posts out of this one to clean it up and keep it on topic about your theme

keep up the good work TwitchisMental
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: TwitchisMental on September 27, 2021, 12:18:24 PM
New version has been uploaded. 1.1

1.1
Bug Fix : The category description will now adjust based on how long the category title is.

Adjustment :  Added box-shadow to the numbers in the top menu and main menu.
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: RML on October 23, 2021, 02:49:39 AM
Hello. I like your theme, especially the color changer. I installed it on my test board but when I use it on my mobile phone or a smaller tablet there is no mobile menu at all.

mobile.menu.jpg
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: TwitchisMental on October 23, 2021, 02:09:45 PM
Quote from: RML on October 23, 2021, 02:49:39 AMHello. I like your theme, especially the color changer. I installed it on my test board but when I use it on my mobile phone or a smaller tablet there is no mobile menu at all.

mobile.menu.jpg
Thank you for reporting this bug. I will get this fixed ASAP.

I have one or two others to work out aswell.

Edit: The fixed version has been uploaded.
Title: Re: Flatline 2.1
Post by: RML on October 24, 2021, 03:32:06 AM
Many thanks TwitchisMental.