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Absolution

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:12 pm
by Styles Robot
Style name: Absolution
Author: Christian 2.0
Style description: Absolution is a fixed width, blue, orange and silver style. Complete with a custom viewtopic design, collapsible categories and a clean layout.
Style version: 1.1.1
Tested on phpBB version: 3.0.11

Download file: absolution_1.1.1.zip
File size: 804.64 KiB

Style overview page: View

The phpBB Team is not responsible nor required to provide support for this Style. By installing this Style, you acknowledge that the phpBB Support Team or phpBB Styles Team may not be able to provide support.

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Absolution

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:12 pm
by Erisar
Style validated/released

Notes:

Absolution

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:12 pm
by Christian 2.0
Additional Information, Demos and Downloads

This topic will be locked Friday May 7th in accordance with this announcement. Support for this style will be available within the customisations database.


Important: I've started bug fixes and adding some features ready for whenever the next phpBB release is. Once again due to the amount of changes and the complexity of some changes, there will be no update instructions. This means if you have a heavily modded board you will either need to perform the MOD's style edits again, or use a program such as WinMerge to detect the differences between the 3.0.7 copy of the style and the 3.0.8 version - and manually code in the clashes.

3.0.7 Downloads:
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Older Versions:
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How to change the forum's width
The 3.0.7 version of the Style is fluid width compatible. This means with one quick edit you can either choose your own width for the style, or set it to a percentage that will automatically adjust with each user's screen size. The width can be set in /styles/absolution/theme/forum-width.css:

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#page-wrap {width: 1017px;}
You can choose a fixed width anywhere above 1017px (anything below may cause the header to crash). You can also choose a percentage, something like 80% or 100% would be recommended. Once you have edited the file remember to refresh your theme cache. (Admin Panel -> Styles Tab -> Style Components -> Themes -> Absolution -> Refresh).

Use Site name / Description instead of logo
Those of you who aren't graphically gifted may wish to replace Absolution's logo with the site name and description. This can be done by performing the following steps:

Open: /styles/absolution/template/overall_header.html

Find:

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<a href="{U_INDEX}"><img src="{T_THEME_PATH}/images/logo.png" width="416" height="112" alt="" /></a>

		    <!--<div id="site-details">
                    {SITENAME}<br />
                    <span>{SITE_DESCRIPTION}</span>
                </div>-->
Replace with:

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		    <div id="site-details">
                    {SITENAME}<br />
                    <span>{SITE_DESCRIPTION}</span>
                </div>
Then refresh your template cache.

Revert to Classic View Topic
For those sheep who like to follow the crowd, don't worry - the old view topic is still available. Simply rename viewtopic_body.html to viewtopic_body_new.html (or just delete it). Then rename viewtopic_body_classic.html to viewtopic_body.html . Remember to refresh your template cache. :)

Re: Absolution

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:24 pm
by Hottybottie
Hi. Congrats on the release, i love this style im gonna keep it forever :D

however i have this problem with topic icons overlapping?

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is there any way to fix this? thankyou

Re: Absolution

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:47 pm
by Christian 2.0
Hottybottie wrote:Hi. Congrats on the release, i love this style im gonna keep it forever :D

however i have this problem with topic icons overlapping?

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is there any way to fix this? thankyou
Topic icons are different to forum icons, in that they're supposed to overlap. You'll find the same thing happens with prosilver. You would need to re-structure viewforum_body.html and edit content.css to give the topic icon its own column.

Additionally you could make the topic icon smaller. :)

Re: Absolution

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:21 am
by darkly
Congrats on the release.

Re: Absolution

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:36 pm
by Dreamer_Noob
Hi,
i use it on my forum! It's a great styl and Prosilver based! I hope you will make more styles for phpBB!

Re: Absolution

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:53 pm
by MsIrey
Congratulations on the validation of your style. I like it so much that I am about to put it up on my test forum.

I echo previous poster in that I hope you continue making more styles. You have a flair for it.

Re: Absolution

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:05 pm
by MsIrey
I am really enjoying this style. I do have a some questions though.

1) Is there a way to make the style fill the screen rather than have the dark blue borders? Like Prosilver...no margins on either side

2) When reading a thread, if I scroll down to click on "Administration Panel", the text is under and partially obscured by the colored background. Since some of the text is in white, the part that shows below the colored background is not readable...Just the colored text and icons can be seen. How to correct this?

Edit: Added a question.

3) In UCP, Inbox and Sent Messages, the Mark All/Unmark All is not visible (white font on white background?). How can I correct this?

Edit: 4) Added skarbanan's observation.
there is a problem when logging in or logging to acp....i get a cssless page for a second then i get the standard layout.

Re: Absolution

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:17 pm
by skarbanan
there is a problem when logging in or logging to acp....i get a cssless page for a second then i get the standard layout.

anyhow this style is one of the best around..it just needs some polishing ;)

Re: Absolution

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:21 pm
by PinoyEngine™
another best phpbb theme from planetstyle!

congrats!

Re: Absolution

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:40 pm
by Boardtalk.net
Congratulations on the validation, this is a lovely style, thank you . Keep up the good work.
;)

Re: Absolution

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:14 am
by K-O-N-G
Very nice theme
Thank You :D

Re: Absolution

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:22 pm
by Christian 2.0
@MsIrey: In future releases of the style it will support fluid width. At the moment all of the css and images are fixed width, so it's quite a large task to re-code the fixed width parts to make them all fluid.

With regard to the Admin Panel link, I'm guessing something is pushing the link down onto the white background. To move the link up you need to either replace some of the language variables in the footer with hard coded (abbreviated) text, or re-colour the Admin Panel link. The code that shows the Admin Panel link is here in overall_footer.html:

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<a href="{U_ACP}">{L_ACP} &bull;</a>
So you could use inline styling to re-colour it if you wanted. For example:

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<a href="{U_ACP}"><span style="color: #123456;">{L_ACP}</span> &bull;</a>
As for the Mark / Unmark links, this will also be fixed in the next release. My laptop is currently being repaired, and I don't have the software on this machine to pin-point the code that you'd need to edit.
there is a problem when logging in or logging to acp....i get a cssless page for a second then i get the standard layout
I've noticed this too. It's fixed by removing the following line from overall_header.html:

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<script type="text/javascript" src="{T_TEMPLATE_PATH}/jquery-1.3.2.js"></script>
There aren't actually any jQuery features yet, so it's not essential. When there are jQuery features I'll work out a way of establishing a connection with the library without removing all the CSS from the page when a user logs in / out.

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Thanks for all the comments everyone :).

Re: Absolution

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:35 am
by MsIrey
This is one sharp style and I am so glad I found it. I tend to prefer prosilver over our default Blue Moon. Since I've had this style installed on my test forum, I now find prosilver boring. Absolution has eye candy and there is nothing wrong with eye candy to add to your web experience. You've hit an even keel between function and design. Keep up the good work and I will be sure to keep my eye open for your future works. Thank you for Absolution.

:D