What happened to style samples?

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What happened to style samples?

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Before the big revision there was a way to scroll through all the available styles to see how they looked. I haven't seen it since the revision. Where did it go?
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Re: What happened to style samples?

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The style samples were displayed by applying the style (temporarily) to your session while visiting this board. Since this board is now running phpBB3 and the styles were all for phpBB2, there's not really a way to bring them back under the original format. I don't know what the eventual plans are; perhaps one of the styles team members will chime in with more knowledge.
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Re: What happened to style samples?

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There are some that you can see here

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Re: What happened to style samples?

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Jim_UK wrote:There are some that you can see here
Good, that looks like the page I remember. At one time it was linked directly from one of the pages concerned with style downloads or description. But I haven't seen the link since the reorganization.

So far as I can see, aside from that page, the only way to see what a style looks like is to D/L and install it. Is that right?
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Re: What happened to style samples?

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As drathbun has pointed out - it is not possible to have the phpBB2 styles demo running on here now as this site is powered by phpBB3. I think what I have posted the link to is about as near as you are going to get demo wise.
Of course all the styles that are compliant with later versions are still downloadable from here. http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewforum.php?f=22

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drathbun wrote:The style samples were displayed by applying the style (temporarily) to your session while visiting this board. Since this board is now running phpBB3 and the styles were all for phpBB2, there's not really a way to bring them back under the original format.
There's something I don't understand here. Does this mean that phpBB3 doesn't have different styles?

I've never used phpBB3. I've been running a forum with phpBB2.0.20 and 2.0.21 more or less successfully for over a year, and have no grand plans to change anything major. But I like to keep an eye on new styles.
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Re: What happened to style samples?

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My site (along with a bunch of others') is:
http://www.zeldacastle.com/index.php
for just in case you need it. ;) Thanks.
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rantbot wrote:There's something I don't understand here. Does this mean that phpBB3 doesn't have different styles?
Not officially, no. phpBB3 has not been released, and as such has no officially recognized MODs or styles yet.

The old styles demo cannot simply be repointed to this board, since the structures are completely different.

I don't see a technical reason why you could not have a demo phpBB2 board running, and point the styles demo there, but that is a decision for the Styles Team to consider.
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