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Otikeu
17 Dec 2005, 11:16
Yes, finally, that simple seperation modification I made is back, but better and error free (if installed correctly). No, this one doesn't have the "Last Post By" at the far right like the last one did, but having it were it is, isn't bad is it? If I get enough requests, I'll add a tutorial on how to do that as well.

About this Modification!
This tutorial is a simple step-by-step walkthough of how to modify default vB template coding (through the use of the Admin CP) to change the organization of the forums on the main page (index.php). This will seperate categories and just make a simple, yet effective, better looking organization.

Demo? Screenshots?
I have no demo nor screenshots as of yet. If these are needed, I will supply what I can, however, this re-organization style of the modification is similar to that of vBulletin.org's main forum page, just simpler.

Features!

Simple form category spacing/seperation.
No copyright required, free from GamingHybrid.com.*
Compatibility guarenteed for version 3.0.7, but should work on 3.0x series.
Not yet tested on 3.5.x**

*No re-distribution of this tutorial outside of GamingHybrid.com or vBulletin.org, as well as not claiming credit.
**Revision of compatibilities for 3.5.x will happen only on a high demand status.

PLEASE REPORT BUGS AND SUPPORT REQUESTS HERE ONLY!

Yorixz
17 Dec 2005, 14:12
Not sure what to expect from this, is it 'just' the thing like you see on many styles so every category has its own table and between the tables theres some space?

P.s., isn't "Congraduations" supposed to mean "congratulations" ? ;)

Overall it seems to be an easy and clear guide, thanks :)

glowinggal
17 Dec 2005, 17:33
Agreed - any screenshots of the "after" before putting time into adding this mod?

we_scooter
19 Dec 2005, 00:55
any screenies?

hotwheels
19 Dec 2005, 06:09
I too would like a screenshot

Otikeu
20 Dec 2005, 02:49
Not sure what to expect from this, is it 'just' the thing like you see on many styles so every category has its own table and between the tables theres some space?

P.s., isn't "Congraduations" supposed to mean "congratulations" ? ;)

Overall it seems to be an easy and clear guide, thanks :)

Yes, where categories have their own seperate table, correct. Also, yes, sorry for the typo (will fix it soon).

I've now posted a screenshot in the modification post of this thread. Hope this helps :) I just didn't before since I just wasn't complete on a design I'm working on, but this style uses the mod, yes, with no extra modifications to it.

Gunshot
30 Dec 2005, 22:47
this is fine, but has the same "problem" as all of the space category hacks. At least its a problem for me. The "last post" column widths vary so greatly as to be distractive.

Gunshot
30 Dec 2005, 23:32
this seems to work for me:







<td class="thead" width="5%">&nbsp;</td>
<td class="thead" width="55%" align="$stylevar[left]">$vbphrase[forum]</td>
<td class="thead" with="30%">$vbphrase[last_post]</td>
<td class="thead" width="5%">$vbphrase[threads]</td>
<td class="thead" width="5%">$vbphrase[posts]</td>
<if condition="$vboptions['showmoderatorcolumn']">

Otikeu
03 Jan 2006, 04:16
this is fine, but has the same "problem" as all of the space category hacks. At least its a problem for me. The "last post" column widths vary so greatly as to be distractive.

This is not an actual problem, this is just due to your styles stretching the box. You can always change the width of the "Last Post By" column and it seems you have.

Glad it works for you, as you did the only thing that could fix such. I hope your all enjoying this mod. :)

JsnakeJ
27 Jan 2006, 17:18
This works well for 3.5. No problems at all.

PJSkiboy
30 Jan 2006, 05:52
this seems to work for me:







<td class="thead" width="5%">&nbsp;</td>
<td class="thead" width="55%" align="$stylevar[left]">$vbphrase[forum]</td>
<td class="thead" with="30%">$vbphrase[last_post]</td>
<td class="thead" width="5%">$vbphrase[threads]</td>
<td class="thead" width="5%">$vbphrase[posts]</td>
<if condition="$vboptions['showmoderatorcolumn']">

Which templates do you actually apply this change.

Just FORUMHOME?

edit - i went and tried various changes to forumhome, as well as level1 and level2 no post. nothing i did changed anything......not bad, not good, nothing.....

Otikeu
22 Mar 2006, 00:13
Which templates do you actually apply this change.

Just FORUMHOME?

edit - i went and tried various changes to forumhome, as well as level1 and level2 no post. nothing i did changed anything......not bad, not good, nothing.....
In the level 1 or level 2 templates (depends on your needs, but to change both). Now, what you need to do if percentage isn't workin well (be sure to make all percentage within the table even, since adding percentage must subtract somewhere to work) try pixel (px) style.

Sorry for the huge delay, I haven't really been supporting this : /

This works well for 3.5. No problems at all.

Glad to know, thank you. I'll be sure to start appling support for a 3.5 release.