Hi, a friend and I have been working on this theme for a few months now. It's not available for the public to use (it is not meant to be) but I thought I'd show it since a lot of sweat, blood, and tears went into it, and perhaps it could help inspire some ideas for the theme makers rather than just phpbbpro/subsilver recolor #421144.
It's an art forum, so if anything, have fun browsing the aesthetics section. Um, it's not problem free, unfortunately. Our server admin had made some changes to the server and for some reason this causes IE to inexplicably not load swf files sometimes, which is pretty depressing because I have tried everything to fix that and can't seem to. So view it in Firefox, I guess.
A few of the neat things we did with Flash:
- When a user receives a PM, a cute red bear pops his head up in the header and informs the user of this fact.
- The profile viewing page is almost completely in Flash, and users can submit a "profile pic" that is something only seen in their profile that is a bit bigger than an avatar, and room for more creativity allowed.
- The color picker is now Flash driven, but you can't see it unless you login. Use phpbb3test / phpbb3test to login, go to profile, and edit sig to see it... you can't post messages on this limited account but I didn't want to force people to have to register to see things.
- Little cube holds common actions next to posts
- Birthday cake lights up and animates when there are birthdays
- Someone had fun making an animation on the search page...
Anyway, a primary goal of the theme was to clear out a lot of unnecessary things. Well, we thought they were unnecessary and cluttering the place up anyway. Then again that's what styles are for, so I'm not trying to make a jab at the phpbb devs. We reserve the right to tell our users to deal with it while that is a bad practice for the devs. Hehe.
Anyway, hope you guys enjoy it.