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Confused about Creating/Installing a custom Style

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:05 pm
by Leona
http://www.livinglovingathome.com/board
2.0.22 fresh install
Installed through Dreamhost
MODs: EasyMOD, Font Type BBcode, Redirect anonymous users to login
Problem started today

1) I followed the steps in the Knowledge Base article: How to start a new phpBB2 style. When I go to Styles > Add in the Admin Panel, the new template is not listed. I have confirmed the file and directory names as all being the same and case sensitive. What else can I check?

2) Also, are there any detailed step-by-step tutorials for modifying subSilver to create a new Style? I find articles that get me started but not enough information. With the complex list of files in the subSilver template, I'm not sure where to look to make changes. I want to change template elements: images and colors. I don't understand the steps to follow to go from start to finish.

Thank you for your assistance.

Re: Confused about Creating/Installing a custom Style

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:33 pm
by marcus.smith
Leona wrote:1) I followed the steps in the Knowledge Base article: How to start a new phpBB2 style. When I go to Styles > Add in the Admin Panel, the new template is not listed. I have confirmed the file and directory names as all being the same and case sensitive. What else can I check?
This usually happens when theme_info.cfg is incorrect, or the entered details don't match the dir/files perfectly including, as you rightly point out, case sensitivity.
Leona wrote:2) Also, are there any detailed step-by-step tutorials for modifying subSilver to create a new Style? I find articles that get me started but not enough information. With the complex list of files in the subSilver template, I'm not sure where to look to make changes. I want to change template elements: images and colors. I don't understand the steps to follow to go from start to finish.
Change colours in the theme.css file. Images just need replacing with new ones for the theme, retaining the same file name. Info on images is in theme.cfg and use $images[] variables. Some sizes are hard coded in the .tpl files and may need changing.

Re: Confused about Creating/Installing a custom Style

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:54 pm
by Leona
Thank you for your reply. I will review those files and see if I can make some progress. I may be back with more questions!

Re: Confused about Creating/Installing a custom Style

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:23 am
by marcus.smith
Ok cool, though might be best you post them in the phpBB2 Styles Development & Discussion forum for a quicker response.. I'm surprised this didn't get moved yet.

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewforum.php?f=23

Re: Confused about Creating/Installing a custom Style

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:30 am
by dellsystem
Moved, in case you have more questions :)

Re: Confused about Creating/Installing a custom Style

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:38 am
by Leona
Excellent! I didn't realize this forum was here. Maybe I can learn more now.

Thanks!

Re: Confused about Creating/Installing a custom Style

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:34 pm
by Kail
Leona: Check out my template design guide. It should tell you all you need to know.
http://www.jakob-persson.com/articles/t ... esignguide

Re: Confused about Creating/Installing a custom Style

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:37 pm
by Leona
Thanks, Kail What if I don't know much HTML and no CSS? I came to phpBB from ezboard and they had forms where I just filled in the blanks with my Hex codes and my image locations after I had built all the pieces.

Re: Confused about Creating/Installing a custom Style

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:33 am
by Kail
Then it's a good time to learn! :)

Good place to begin: http://www.htmldog.com