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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #40 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
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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #41 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 :)
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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2012, 05:56:46 PM »
Hi Antechinus,
I need You help, How do I edit the corrupted area?


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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2012, 05:17:50 PM »
Fixed.

Open Index.css in search;

Find:
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#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:
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#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;
}

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #44 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!

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #45 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.

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #46 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.

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #47 on: June 13, 2014, 08:23:33 PM »
ok thanks

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #48 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.

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 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.

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #49 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

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #50 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

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #51 on: December 10, 2014, 09:17:13 AM »
Tried "Logo image URL:" in your theme's settings?

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #52 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
« Last Edit: December 11, 2014, 07:26:12 AM by Doc.Blade »

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #53 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. :(

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #54 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

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #55 on: December 12, 2014, 08:20:24 AM »
No sweat, matey! :)

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #56 on: January 19, 2015, 03:52:02 PM »
thanks Antechinus

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #57 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

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #58 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.

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Re: Ant's Curve Variants
« Reply #59 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