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Can Someone Edit My Template?

Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 10:55 pm
by [Hazard]Rowan
Im using the subBlack template.. and ive got a member willing to help so I made this so he can help me.

Are you there m8?

Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 10:56 pm
by Dan39
yea =] lol jus tell me what u were thinking of

i downloaded subBlack, though i think its like almost the same as subSilver =P

Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 10:57 pm
by [Hazard]Rowan
OK give me 2secs and ill take screenshots.. then edit the parts in paint :)

Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:02 pm
by Dan39
lol ok but make sure you point out what your editing

Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:04 pm
by [Hazard]Rowan
OK this prob isnt all of it, This is just to give you an idea.


As you can see im just trying to cut it up a bit more. And add a little bit of the yellowy/gold color used on my forum as you can see if you go to

Sorry if this isnt clear but im sure we will get through this easy enough, and thanks for telling me how to do it also.. maybe its easier if you just tell me and I do it, saves you the bother and teaches me :)

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:18 am
by Dan39
ok this stuff does require a little more knowledge of phpbb and HTML to make it easy

1st for the line seperating user from post i searched for author because that was the title of that cell, and 1st found the line with {L_AUTHOR}. In phpbb all variables for language text startswith L_, and the other stuff like something.something.something is usually stuff that is pulled from the db(some1 correct me on this stuff if im wrong, im not an expert lol), so I know that L_AUTHOR is where I want to be for the author text. Now I go down to the corresponding cell in the next row to see if it looks like the cell I want. since i see poster_name, rank, avatar, joined, from, etc. i know that this is the right cell. I wasnt sure how to add the little line on side so i went to the 2nd best person who would ;) GOOGLE!!! and searched html table border, which lead me to this nice site ... p_147.html .
I noticed then that the cell does not even matter, but it does help to know which table the cell your working with is in =]. So i added to that table "rules=cols frame=vsides" and it gave the nice line down the side that you want.

now for the other line above the images. for this i searched for profile because itll be right above the profile image, and that lead me right to the line i wanted, because i saw profile, pm, e-mail, www, etc. image variables, and then i went back to google again to see how i can make the hr(which makes a line) nice and colorful. google lead me to this great "styling <hr>" site where i found out that the best way for cross-browser coloring of the hr would be to add it into the css; so i added in this hr(hr2 since i noticed there was already and hr setting in the css)
hr.hr2 {
color: #FFCC00;
background-color: #FFCC00;
height: 2px;
then i stuck in <hr class="hr2" /> in and above that line where the images were untill i got it looking nice... which was on the line before that line, after the <tr>, but not in its own cell, which kicked it out of that row, but right above it so that it spans across the whole thing and not just the little area the images are taking up
heres a screen shot of how it came out,
dang it, i guess it cant be gray since the alternating color is gray... hmmm lol ill work on that

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:23 am
by [Hazard]Rowan
Hmm.. thanks man. Obv I want to make it look alot better.. infact this is the site that I seen and liked the layout of:


I wanted my forum to be layed out very similar if not identical to that. Except the orange lines made the yellow/gold color.

And that same theme/layout for everypost rather than the black, grey etc etc.

Do you think that is possible to do m8????

The website is if you wish to look futher at the forum.

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:27 am
by Dan39
lol if u want it that split up, jus add border=1 to the table i was talking about...

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:29 am
by [Hazard]Rowan
Hmmm.. ok .. ill give it a shot 1st thing 2moro morning as its 01.28am just now lol.

Do you have MSN m8 so it would be easier to contact you for support?

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:30 am
by Dan39
yes, look below my posts lol. i tried to contact u with msn but it said u were offline

jus try this to see how u think it looks, REALLY EASY, go into viewtopic_body.tpl and
find the 3rd line that starts with table, its pretty easy to see, and set border to 1

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:31 am
by [Hazard]Rowan
OK thanks for that.. Ive added you to my MSN now, if your on just now speak to me so I know you have added me :)

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 3:04 pm
by [Hazard]Rowan
OK m8 I decided to draw it out, so we have a rough idea of how I want the forum. I know I said that I want it like that CodedFX theme except in yellow, and I still do, but heres a drawn phpbb version of it I made:


So hopefully we can get it like that :)

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:42 pm
by Dan39
this is becoming a dang style request more than a mod request

Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:43 pm
by [Hazard]Rowan
Yeh sorry lol.. Well ive got most of it done.. Its just the yellow divider line I cant seem to sort out :(