bbrian017 wrote:Just sign up and get the style, the guy worked hard on it. Sometimes I swear...
I know he worked hard and the style looks excellent, but other designers use phpbb.com rules. Personally I don't want to sign onto a Forum just to download it. No offence meant but to register you would have to give your email address and I aren't happy doing that for an unknown forum.
If the style was available to download like the others are I would download it as its excellent. I don't agree with the critiscms of the style, it doesn't look like any phpBB2 style I have ever seen! It looks amazing, my only critiscm is that its linked direct to the users site. Its not supposed to be allowed!
Well, I can see your point, and personally I do not care how it's downloaded, I made it for you guys. I understand if you don't want to sign up on another board, I cannot sympathize in this respect because I don't mind signing up, it just takes a few seconds and you can use a fake email.
As for the rules, I was told that there was no specific rule on this board that said you had to place the download anywhere specifically or wether or not it required signing up. I looked myself at the rules above these posts and it was true, it does not. I also don't know where you have been getting your styles from, but I know that 95% of styles forums require you to sign up to even read posts, let alone download something. This is the way it has always been. I am in no way trying to be rude, the last thing I want is a confrontation over a theme I threw together as my test of styling phpbb3. But I am inclined to respect the wishes of my staff members and they've asked me for the downloads to remain requiring signing up. I appreciate your kind words on the style, people like you are what drives me to continue creating them for free. The only thing they apparently ask is that you sign up so they can monitor what is popular and what is being downloaded. There is also the very big issue with automated downloaders, dos attacks, etc by not monitoring who downloads what. This also has something to do with tracking copyrights. Anyways, the point is, if there is suddenly a rule made requiring me to offer it to guests after I've already seen it is not, then I will simply delete the posts from here, change the download, and delete my account here. I've already spent a lot of time back and forth on this, received a pm, and had several people gripe at me for it. To me, it's not worth it. I don't like confrontations, and I definitely do not want any ill will towards anything from something I've done. It makes no difference to me, but I am forced to honor my staff's wishes. I feel you would do the same. I'm sorry.
shadow cup wrote:Frost, this looks like a brilliant theme. ^_^ Thank you so much for your work on it. 9.5/10
Since I am not a programmer but there is an interest in the way you got the menu at the top of the style to work (and they do look great btw ^_~) the following is how I imagine it might be worked out:
-Set lower bar color to background or custom color
-Set upper bar color to lighter version of background or custom color
Spaces between buttons:
-The areas between buttons would be similarly colored (with the lower section going half-way to get the same fade effect)
-allocation of spaces = "start x" + ((gap of "average width") + "gap graphics") x "number of buttons allocated" up until "end x" ----- where average width = (("end x" - "start x") division by "number of buttons allocated")
Text of buttons:
-Center-justify text and allocate using an off-set of the above +50% "average width" to start off
Hmmmn by this method I am already getting lost on how to duplicate the smooth button click feel. Perhaps a button and gap maker would work better. Like I said, I'm no programmer, but this (the menu bar) is a great concept. ^_~
Thank you for your kind words
The menu system is just one image, with css rollover tricks lol
I think I said before, I do not mind making a default menu and including it in the package, I just need you guys to agree on a set of default words. You can then change the links all you want. Let me know
P.S. I am going to include a menu like this with ProSilver because it is so popular.