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Re: Bl@ck

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thank you sevenalive, i was hoping to get rid of it altogether and to keep only the white margin in its existing width while making the style fluid.. but can't find anywhere how to do that, where to delete the gray by setting its width to zero.

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Re: Bl@ck

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The style is already fluid. It has min and max widths. You can remove the min, max width in the borders.css file. However i would not recommend that since on wide screen monitors at high resolutions, it's stretched too much causing unnecessary wasted blank space.

Here is a screenshot of my monitor running 1920x1080p and what your forum looks like: http://imgur.com/m6gUr.png

This is what Bl@ck 1.1 looks like @ 1920x1080: http://imgur.com/7LOLc.png

1.1.0 increases the width and fixes a few issues, it's pending validation but i made it available here.

Before you do that, please update the style to 1.1.0 and see how you like that:

http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... #p11698325

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seven you make an excellent point:)..

prob is my community is used to fluid layout:)).. i'll certainly consider the option you've mentioned tho. thanks.

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Re: Bl@ck

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Update to 1.1. first, there are style fixes needed and it uses template inheritance (prosilver)

To make it 100% width to the following in the comments:
Open borders.css:

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.outside {
	margin:0 auto;
	min-width:1000px; // Keep this!, Don't remove, instead lower it to 900px or 950px,
	max-width:1360px; // You can remove this but i recommend you keep it for high resolution monitors
	width:90%; // Change to 100%
}
So basically change width to 100%. I recommend you keep the max-width, it will still look like Bl@ck in my screenshot at higher resolutions, but be 100% at lower resolutions. More and more users are running higher resolutions, 1920x1080, 1920x2000, 1650x1050, etc. In fact i remember seeing a discussion that they were going to change prosilver so it doesn't waste so much space.

One thing i do notice with dark backgrounds, the corners have jaggies. Ill convert the corners to png and should solve the problem. Also i do plan on making another theme and it will be called translucence - based on the wordpress theme.

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thank you.. i am convinced:). will wait for validation tho, cause i'm paranoid:))

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I have attached replacement corners to remove the jaggies, it's png images, so if your userbase is mostly IE6, it's better to avoid using transparent pngs because IE6 doesn't support it. IE7+ and other browsers will be fine.

Just upload this into the Bl@ck folder and overwrite the borders.css file.
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Re: Bl@ck

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i said i'll wait but i've changed my mind:)

here it is, not live yet but hopefully soon, with the new corners you've just posted:
http://memebee.com/atomicpoet/index.php

seven, can you add a style signature for the footer with the link to your site? it eases the conscience of us people that are too broke to donate to you makers of open source:)

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Looks good, i appreciate it, but I usually don't include credits, but maybe in the next update I'll do it. I guess i could put my name and a link to my open source project Seven Update, at least that will help exposure to that project.

If the styles team ever gets around to validating the update, it's been over 2 months, I would of updated it again with the new corners since most users are at least on IE7 or an alternative browser. Once i submit an update, I get thrown to the bottom of the queue.

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Re: Bl@ck

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sevenalive wrote:Looks good, i appreciate it, but I usually don't include credits, but maybe in the next update I'll do it. I guess i could put my name and a link to my open source project Seven Update, at least that will help exposure to that project.
i think you should.. maybe add it to this version together with the new corners and despite the queue:).. that's jmo tho. thank you again for a great style.

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Re: Bl@ck

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halp! hope you're still there somewhere:)
recently i've been switching on and off the recompile stale style components option while working on bl@ck and one other prosilver style and ever since my footer in both styles is too wide for some reason. see here:
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the rest of the page looks normal. do you have any idea how to fix this?

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The footer is fine. You messed up the edits to overall_header. In the FAQ I have posted the edits needed for the borders in the overall_header. Make sure you got those edits done correctly. Here is the FAQ: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 5#p7274045

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seven, thank you very much! it worked beautifully.

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Re: Bl@ck

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Ahh, apparently template inheritance does not work for JS files. If your using Bl@ck 1.1 already, please copy over

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prosilver/template/editor.js to Bl@ck/template/editor.js
prosilver/template/forum_fn.js to Bl@ck/template/forum_fn.js
prosilver/template/styleswitcher.js to Bl@ck/template/styleswitcher.js
Which means I will have to resubmit to the style db, so yet another month until it's validated. I also added a footer credit, and updated the attachment. Black 1.1.0 is a recommended update, it fixes a few issues, it can be found here: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... #p11698325

On a site note: I am running my own customized version of Bl@ck, you can look at it here: http://sevenupdate.com/forum/
I am not sure If I will make this version public as it is more of an advanced template edit

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Re: Bl@ck

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Hi there, :)

This style is awesome. I'm doing some changes and i wonder if there Is any way to adjust the board width to a certain amount of pixels? I would like to add at least 100px to the board width. Any help would be apreciated. Thank You!

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Re: Bl@ck

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First update the style to 1.1.0, there is a link to it a few posts back.

Then in Bl@ck/theme/borders.css will contains the edits you need, it is commented. You can also check the FAQ, post 3, of this thread.

This style is fluid, increasing the forum width any more could cause problems with users running low resolutions (1024x768, etc), at that point the user will have to horizontal scroll. The higher your resolution, the wider the forum is going to be (or the bigger the browser window). I capped the maximum width the forum will be under high resolutions, i explained why here: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... #p11961525. It's just something to consider before you decide what you want to do.

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