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[Release] BlackDiamond for phpBB3.0.0 Gold

Post by Pingspike » Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:11 am

Hey guys. Don't know if you'd be interested in this but I've thrown together a dark/black/gray style for my site/forums and thought you might want it.
Its just a modified version of the style that comes with phpbb3 to be honest. But I like it.
I actually made this style a few years ago for phpbb2 and it was very popular. Slightly different now though.

Style Name: BlackDiamond
Style Author: Pingspike
Base Style: Prosilver
Style phpBB version: phpBB 3.0 RC1/2/3/4/5/Gold available
Style version: 2.2

Online Demo: http://demo.phpbb3styles.eu/?style_id=84

Download: BlackDiamond.zip (334.16 Kb) [ v2.2- Jan 31, 2008 ]

Edit// version 1.1 uploaded and available from below URL
Edit// version 1.3 uploaded and available from below URL
Edit// version 1.4 uploaded and available, RC4 version
Edit// version 1.5 uploaded with german imageset, RC5 compatible
Edit// version 1.6 uploaded with language fix, package fixed
Edit// version 1.7 uploaded with language fix for headings
Edit// version 1.8 uploaded with language fix and user online image update
Edit// version 1.9 uploaded with language fix to input fields
Edit// version 2.0 uploaded and compatible with phpBB3.0.0 Gold
Edit// version 2.1 fixed button css file error
Edit// version 2.2 fixed button colour css file error

Example:
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New extra crunchy version! 2 for the price of 1, low fat!! :D
Last edited by Pingspike on Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:53 am, edited 28 times in total.
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Re: [Release] BlackDiamond for phpBB3RC1/2 style needs imagery

Post by Dima_2005 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:21 am

I'll do the icons if you want ;)

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Re: [Release] BlackDiamond for phpBB3RC1/2 style needs imagery

Post by Mizpah » Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:31 pm

Hi Dima,

We are in the middle of creating LOTRO Themed Icons, and I was waiting for SubBlack to appear - however it looks as if your design would fir the bill!

Is it available for download anywhere (I am assuming there is more to this than colours.css?) ?

Thanks!

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Re: [Release] BlackDiamond for phpBB3RC1/2 style needs imagery

Post by ~Ivy » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:13 pm

Hello!

I like this style and I'd also like to use it. I'm planning to move my PHPBB2 to PHPBB3 (nice work, guys!) and at the moment my forum uses Solaris skin. I'm hoping it will be released for PHPBB3 once it becomes official, so now in the testing phase I'd wanna use a skin that would at least be dark/black to keep the visual style of the forum similar to the old one, and your style seems to be just perfect for us!

Please consider releasing it for download if you haven't already, and let us know the link. It will be very appreciated!

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Re: [Release] BlackDiamond for phpBB3RC1/2 style needs imagery

Post by Pingspike » Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:15 pm

Hey guys, thanks for the kind words. I certainly will be releasing the style.
It is basicly a change of a couple css files as you said Mizpah. Nothing special. I just took the original, made a copy and altered it to my needs. Otherwise its just like prosilver.
the 'style' is mainly the same, the theme is the part which recieved most modification.

Dima, your offer is graciously accepted and very much appreciated. If you would like to contact me to discuss or with results, please feel free to pm me, and I will provide my email address.
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Re: [Release] BlackDiamond for phpBB3RC1/2 style needs imagery

Post by ~Ivy » Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:22 pm

I will be anxiously awaitng your release. I have subscribed to this thread to see any new posts and as soon as you provide the download link, I will download both the style and phpBB3 and install them. :mrgreen:

Thanks in advance!

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Re: [Release] BlackDiamond for phpBB3RC1/2 style needs imagery

Post by allanon » Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:03 pm

Looks pretty good, I'm trying to find a dark style.

Even if you only have it without new Icons, I'd like to use it. Can you please set up a download?
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Re: [Release] BlackDiamond for phpBB3RC1/2 style needs imagery

Post by Pingspike » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:02 pm

I have added a download link to the first post. Feel free to download and use.
I have included a readme.txt file with simple instructions on how to add it.

Basicly throw it in the /styles folder in your forums installation and log into admin
The rest is obvious really. It gets auto detected and activation buttons are provided.

Looking forward to updating it with images etc. but for now, have a play with it :)
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Re: [Release] BlackDiamond for phpBB3RC1/2 style needs imagery

Post by Pingpsikette » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:28 pm

Keep up the good work babe. I love this style. I've loved it since it was a baby and you showed it to me lol. Thanks for making our forums look so good. <3

Oh and thanks in advance to whoever makes the icons look better.

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Re: [Release] BlackDiamond for phpBB3RC1/2 style needs imagery

Post by allanon » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:38 pm

You are the BEST Pinkspike.

I got it and I downloaded it!

I especially like how you changed the message edit box. So many dark themes forget the white box of the message edits.

Some ideas (which you probably already know about):

1) Alternating colors for even/odd messsages. All the messages are the same color, the alternating olors might be a nice add and make it easier to see where one message starts and the next one ends.

2) Quote boxes are still default color.

3) Message title and poster should be different colors. It's just easier to read :)

I'll see if I can play around with it a bit and post any changes I made.

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Re: [Release] BlackDiamond for phpBB3RC1/2 style needs imagery

Post by ~Ivy » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:16 pm

Speaking of suggestions, I'd go with orange rather then green for the "General moderator" link simply because black + yellow + orange look nicer together than black + yellow + green do (IMHO). I realize it is very unsignifficant, but since I am in the proccess of installing the forum itself, that's the only comment I have right now. :oops:

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Re: [Release] BlackDiamond for phpBB3RC1/2 style needs imagery

Post by Pingpsikette » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:27 pm

I'm not a big fan of orange myself. I think the green looks good, but it's all personal preference really. :)

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Re: [Release] BlackDiamond for phpBB3RC1/2 style needs imagery

Post by Pingspike » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:28 pm

The moderator colours can be selected yourself when creating the 'group' within the forum management interface. These are set on a purely per-board basis. Totally personal preference :)

Thanks for the interest guys :) I'm glad you like it.
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Re: [Release] BlackDiamond for phpBB3RC1/2 style needs imagery

Post by allanon » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:11 am

I'm having lots of fun with the style, messing with the buttons now. I'm no artist, that's for sure :)

Hopefully I can get something going while I wait for a REAL artist to finish your icons Ping.

Thanks again, and here's what I've been messin' with, just for fun and I'm almost too embarrassed to post it :)

The new buttons :)
Image

And the alternating message colors + some buttons
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Re: [Release] BlackDiamond for phpBB3RC1/2 style needs imagery

Post by Pingspike » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:45 pm

lol dont be so hard on yourself, those dont look too bad atall.
The simple gradient buttons above the input box look tidy and neat.

I'm just a code person, you know, php, (x)html, css, js and all that lot. Ask me to draw and I turn out a match-stick-man every time :oops:

Edit// oh, almost forgot, will update it today with the alternating post colours. (Watch the above url for v1.1)
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