Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

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Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

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Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:38 am
I don't see anything special about that style ( other than it is ugly ) that would be worth the trouble of trying to duplicate it.
It's always a matter of taste.
If it has unread posts, the icon flashes (At least in version 3). Hardly any style has that.
Also other things are special. The style is already quite unusual - especially (you don't have to like that) :)
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Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:47 am
Also, I notice the 3.0 version is based on subsilver2.
Which unfortunately makes updating much more complicated.
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ClanDarkness3 has a nice gaming feel to it but I'm not fond of the grey topics/posts part on the right.

I wasn't aware that there was still a styledemo board form phpBB3.0.
Nice to see the variation of styles 3.0 had. I really liked ProFormell.
For phpBB2 I went with Aeolus (by cyberalien) and had lots of fun making my modifications work with subsilver and with Aeolus
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Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

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Mick wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:47 am
Also, I notice the 3.0 version is based on subsilver2.
Indeed just noticed it myself
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Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

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Gochayer wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:23 pm
I preferred the version two (with the buildings on the side and on top) fitted better with the use of our forum. Although version 3 apparently doesn't fit the license and is for 3.0 so not sure it would work.
Don't worry about the buildings. That's just a background image. You can change that to anything you like, so it's no barrier to using a more up to date style as a base.
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Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

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Tastenplayer wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:17 pm
Which unfortunately makes updating much more complicated.
I'm not up for doing this myself at the moment, but at a glance it doesn't look that complicated. It's just a basic forum with some eye candy thrown around the outside. You may not get an exact match, but I'm pretty sure you could get it close enough that nobody would worry. You'd just start with the current codebase and add the fancy bits.
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Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

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Gumboots wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:48 pm
Tastenplayer wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:17 pm
Which unfortunately makes updating much more complicated.
I'm not up for doing this myself at the moment, but at a glance it doesn't look that complicated. It's just a basic forum with some eye candy thrown around the outside. You may not get an exact match, but I'm pretty sure you could get it close enough that nobody would worry. You'd just start with the current codebase and add the fancy bits.
For an expert, certainly. I am still a long way from it.
In the end, it should already contain all the extras and not just be a slimmed-down replica, as some other style authors do with former "works of art".
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Re: Installing or converting a phpbb 2 styles to work on phpbb3.x

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I have had a look at what you already have on the Styles DB, and I think you could handle this if you put your mind to it. It's mostly a matter of analysing how it's put together, and not being intimidated by it. What divs go where, how they wrap other content, etc. But I wouldn't start with the old codebase and try to convert it. If it were me, I'd start with the 3.2.8 codebase and then do the eye candy to suit.
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