[How to] colorize prosilver

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Re: [How to] colorize prosilver

Post by El Barto » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:33 am

hi..
i want to change the color of 'search box' background color (on board index at header) from white to some blue shade..
can someone please suggest which file to edit because i have tried editing 'search' tag in:
colours.css
common.css
forms.css

but may be i've missed it somewhere so asking for your help..
thnx..
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Re: [How to] colorize prosilver

Post by El Barto » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:12 am

problem solved :D
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Re: [How to] colorize prosilver

Post by OBeer-WAN-Kenobi » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:24 pm

Brogan wrote: I've been through the whole colours.css file but I can't find the colour to change the top header bar of the forum categories and the 2 upper side pieces, the bottom half being forabg and forumbg.
Are they .gifs or are they in another css file?
They are .gif files.
bg_list.gif is used for the forum lists and once you click on a forum title, bg_header.gif is used in the same capacity...... which I didn't like so I edited it so they both use bg_list.gif
Either way, yup they're .gif files and you will have to recolor them manually.
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Re: [How to] colorize prosilver

Post by Brogan » Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:26 pm

OBeer-WAN-Kenobi wrote:
Brogan wrote: I've been through the whole colours.css file but I can't find the colour to change the top header bar of the forum categories and the 2 upper side pieces, the bottom half being forabg and forumbg.
Are they .gifs or are they in another css file?
They are .gif files.
bg_list.gif is used for the forum lists and once you click on a forum title, bg_header.gif is used in the same capacity...... which I didn't like so I edited it so they both use bg_list.gif
Either way, yup they're .gif files and you will have to recolor them manually.
As I suspected.

I'm not that great with PSP X so I'll probably just use the online colouriser and then manually extract the .gif files and copy them to my style directory and update my css files with the correct colour codes.
I can't use the new style produced from the online colouriser as I have too many edits in the files.

What about the main forum title colour though - the horizontal bar which the forum names are in?
I can't seem to find that anywhere.

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Re: [How to] colorize prosilver

Post by OBeer-WAN-Kenobi » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:44 pm

Brogan wrote:I'm not that great with PSP X so I'll probably just use the online colouriser and then manually extract the .gif files and copy them to my style directory and update my css files with the correct colour codes.
I can't use the new style produced from the online colouriser as I have too many edits in the files.
I can make the changes in photoshop but I can't figure out how to use the online colorizer! :lol:
Brogan wrote:What about the main forum title colour though - the horizontal bar which the forum names are in?
I can't seem to find that anywhere.
I'm not sure what you are talking about. The text? The rounded cornered thingy around all the forums? A screenshot would help.

P.S. if you just need the bg_list and bg_header .gif files changed to a different gradient color you could always post in the request topic above and someone will probably do it for you. It doesn't take a long time. About 3 minutes in photoshop as long as you give the hex number for the colors you want.
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Re: [How to] colorize prosilver

Post by Brogan » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:24 pm

OBeer-WAN-Kenobi wrote:
Brogan wrote:What about the main forum title colour though - the horizontal bar which the forum names are in?
I can't seem to find that anywhere.
I'm not sure what you are talking about. The text? The rounded cornered thingy around all the forums? A screenshot would help.
In this link for example: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewforum.php?f=74
The grey rows which have ANNOUNCEMENTS/TOPICS, Replies, Views, Last Post - I can't find the code for this section in colours.css.
P.S. if you just need the bg_list and bg_header .gif files changed to a different gradient color you could always post in the request topic above and someone will probably do it for you. It doesn't take a long time. About 3 minutes in photoshop as long as you give the hex number for the colors you want.
I'll bear that in mind, thanks.
I'd rather try and do it manually as I almost have the colours I want so it would be a lot easier just to make a few tweaks.

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Re: [How to] colorize prosilver

Post by OBeer-WAN-Kenobi » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:28 pm

Brogan wrote: In this link for example: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewforum.php?f=74
The grey rows which have ANNOUNCEMENTS/TOPICS, Replies, Views, Last Post - I can't find the code for this section in colours.css.
Ok, IC. Now I'm worried that I misundertood what you were talking about in your first post. ;)

On the index page this is controlled by bg_list.gif
On the forum pages this is controlled by bg_header.gif

This is what I changed in my style. I made them both use the bg_list.gif
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Re: [How to] colorize prosilver

Post by Brogan » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:44 pm

OBeer-WAN-Kenobi wrote:
Brogan wrote: In this link for example: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewforum.php?f=74
The grey rows which have ANNOUNCEMENTS/TOPICS, Replies, Views, Last Post - I can't find the code for this section in colours.css.
Ok, IC. Now I'm worried that I misundertood what you were talking about in your first post. ;)

On the index page this is controlled by bg_list.gif
On the forum pages this is controlled by bg_header.gif

This is what I changed in my style. I made them both use the bg_list.gif
I think we're talking about different things.
On my forum bglist.gif and bgheader.gif are the vertical bars:
http://www.cliptheapex.com/forum/styles ... g_list.gif
http://www.cliptheapex.com/forum/styles ... header.gif

I can't find how to change the colour of the horizontal bar that goes between them.

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Re: [How to] colorize prosilver

Post by OBeer-WAN-Kenobi » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:39 pm

Brogan wrote: I think we're talking about different things.
On my forum bglist.gif and bgheader.gif are the vertical bars:
http://www.cliptheapex.com/forum/styles ... g_list.gif
http://www.cliptheapex.com/forum/styles ... header.gif

I can't find how to change the colour of the horizontal bar that goes between them.
Oh, I see. You're confused as to the shape and orientation of the image. Regardless of how they appear bg_list and bg_header are repeated over and over again to make the horizontal bars that you are talking about. Try sticking any old image in there and call it by one of those file names and you will see what I mean
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Re: [How to] colorize prosilver

Post by Brogan » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:01 pm

OBeer-WAN-Kenobi wrote:
Brogan wrote: I think we're talking about different things.
On my forum bglist.gif and bgheader.gif are the vertical bars:
http://www.cliptheapex.com/forum/styles ... g_list.gif
http://www.cliptheapex.com/forum/styles ... header.gif

I can't find how to change the colour of the horizontal bar that goes between them.
Oh, I see. You're confused as to the shape and orientation of the image. Regardless of how they appear bg_list and bg_header are repeated over and over again to make the horizontal bars that you are talking about. Try sticking any old image in there and call it by one of those file names and you will see what I mean
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Re: [How to] colorize prosilver

Post by Shantibuba » Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:03 pm

Hi there, I am a completely baffled newbie and I just can't seem to change the colour of my prosilver header.
What is really confusing me is that when i go to acp/styles/prosilver/theme I don't see any of the files like color.css that I am expecting to see there just a whole load of html.
I have tried editing the header background colour from here and then submitting and then refreshing the theme but it doesn't appear to have any effect.
Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: [How to] colorize prosilver

Post by Raimon » Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:45 pm

Just don't use the acp-editor, but edit it directly through the files
You need to use a FTP program to upload all the files from the ftp server to your pc.
After that open the files that are mention on the start post with a good editor

If you edit it with the acp-editor you don't need to refresh your theme, if you do that you will loosing all your edits.
The only thing you need to refresh is your browser.
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Re: [How to] colorize prosilver

Post by Shantibuba » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:00 pm

Thanks for the tips.
Can you recommend a good editor?
Is there any difference between editing from the ACP and directly from the files?
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Re: [How to] colorize prosilver

Post by Raimon » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:15 pm

Yes,

The acp-editor storing everything on the database, so if you truncate a table ( styles_theme ) you don't have any back up and the edits are gone.
That also happened when you refresh your theme.
I do always the way to edit on the files, so you have always a back up and you are seeing what you edit , much saver IMO.

A good editor is to my opinion ; notepad++ :)
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Re: [How to] colorize prosilver

Post by Shantibuba » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:30 pm

Thanks again.
I now have np++ and will make further changes directly from the files. Do I have to delete the old colour.css before I upload the new edited version?
I am still a bit confused as to why my edits to the headerbar background colour from the ACP don't appear to make any difference to the forum colours.......
This newbie is slowly getting it ;)
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