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Bad Bunny
14 Jan 2006, 05:36
Retro Blue

Designed by J. Digory of Neeto.org (http://www.neeto.org/) for free use.
Included in the style are PSD/PNG files so that users of both Fireworks and Photoshop may edit the logo and add new Site Links.

There is no longer a demo version of this style, as development as stopped and my personal site has moved on to other uses. To those who used this style in the past, thank you. To those who wanted more development, I am sorry. Screenshots are available in the second post.

Bugs & Other Gnats
Myself and a few others have tested the style on both Mac and Windows using multiple browsers. Opera is the only one that ended up needing some special coding just for it, but it should be behaving properly now. But if you do find something that is not quite right, share it. I will do whatever I can to fix them in a timely manner.

Edit (1/15/06) - The included instructions do not mention that the Site Links buttons, located to the right of the logo, need to be configured. I have included a PSD and a fireworks PNG file that will allow you to easily make your own buttons for this area.

As a side note, I have made a set of smilies that are only available at my site. They go well with this style, but I have chosen to release them seperately, as by default, smilies are universal across the site. While the same is true about icons, it is my design, and I chose to do icons.

Edit (2/8/06) - I have fixed the layered logos and some images, as well as a few templates.

Edit (7/31/06) - A version for vB 3.6 has been released here (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=122689).

Enjoy.

P.S. Thank you Robert, Disjunto, and Elmo, all from vbulletin-fans.com for your help in the early stages of the style.

Bad Bunny
14 Jan 2006, 05:37
These Screenshots should give an idea what the style is like, as well as show some of the unique template changes done to it.

KennethS
14 Jan 2006, 06:05
Nice, I like it.

Corriewf
14 Jan 2006, 07:01
Elmo helped you with this style?

Bad Bunny
14 Jan 2006, 07:04
Elmo helped you with this style?

He helped fix an error or two.

sensimilla
14 Jan 2006, 09:18
Outstanding share, and a great skin!

Itworx4me
14 Jan 2006, 17:08
I have to say that this is one of the better free skins I have seen released here. Most people that make skins just change the color and call it a skin. Its nice to see someone release a skin that is different from that.

Thanks,
Itworx4me

Bad Bunny
14 Jan 2006, 17:28
Thanks to those who have installed, and to those who have commented. It feels nice to have people appreciate the work I have done.
If someone ends up using it, I would love to see it in action.

yinyang
14 Jan 2006, 18:27
looks great. if you increase items on the menu, does the menu box scale bigger? also, i like the rounded edges on the bar where you register. there's a lot of circles so would it be possible to round the edges where the tcat are?

*clicks install*

Bad Bunny
15 Jan 2006, 00:44
looks great. if you increase items on the menu, does the menu box scale bigger? also, i like the rounded edges on the bar where you register. there's a lot of circles so would it be possible to round the edges where the tcat are?

*clicks install*

The tcats could obviously be rounded, but it's beyond the scope of what I had planned on doing for this style. It would not be very hard to do it though.

And yes, the menu can scale bigger. I made it capable of accepting 3 site links by default, but if you stretch the forum links above them in one row, you will have more room to fit more links. However, this would mean you would need to redo the template, as well as change the graphic.

I can do custom incarnations of the design, but I won't do them free. The time already invested in the style is a nice gift to the community, I feel.

evenmonkeys
15 Jan 2006, 00:47
I like the style. Nice job.

BrandiDup
15 Jan 2006, 03:31
Very nice job! Will be installing this on my board, for sure!

Bad Bunny
15 Jan 2006, 07:36
Very nice job! Will be installing this on my board, for sure!

xYarub: Thanks, man.

BrandiDup: Glad to hear. Let me know if you need any help customizing it to your site, Brandi. I am excited to see it up on a live site with a customized banner.

Azhrialilu
15 Jan 2006, 14:24
Nice style :)

Bad Bunny
08 Feb 2006, 16:44
Some fixes have been made, and the zip is updated.

MagikMuzik
12 Feb 2006, 15:42
Some fixes have been made, and the zip is updated.

Hi there,

I love the style and hard work you are providing for free. Awesome look and just what i wanted. Only thing is that the style doesnt seem to work properly with vbAdvanced. Could you point me in the right direction of what I am doing wrong? The url i have it installed is www.dstressed.net

Bad Bunny
12 Feb 2006, 16:39
Hi there,

I love the style and hard work you are providing for free. Awesome look and just what i wanted. Only thing is that the style doesnt seem to work properly with vbAdvanced. Could you point me in the right direction of what I am doing wrong? The url i have it installed is www.dstressed.net

I have vbadvanced installed at Neeto.org now, as you can see. I will check it out and see what help I can offer you.

MagikMuzik
12 Feb 2006, 16:41
I have vbadvanced installed at Neeto.org now, as you can see. I will check it out and see what help I can offer you.

thanks, appreciate it!

Bad Bunny
12 Feb 2006, 16:44
You have to update your image paths. All of your images are in the folder /forum/, while your vbadvanced is in your root folder. This is fine, but make sure you update your image paths to the full url. Also, there is a setting for the header, navbar, and footer ikn vbadvanced that will place the full url before a link if you set it to do that. If you choose to (which you should) please be aware that the navbar no longer holds the row of links for the forum, and it is now instead in the header.

The issues you are having are not specific to this theme, but are actually vbacmps issues that you will run into when you have the forum and portal in a different folder. Anyway, I am always glad to help. Let me know through a PM should you require more assistance with the vbacmps side of things. :) Your header looks GREAT, btw.

Snake
12 Feb 2006, 17:00
Thanks looks good.

agrinb
19 Feb 2006, 18:54
Thanks to those who have installed, and to those who have commented. It feels nice to have people appreciate the work I have done.
If someone ends up using it, I would love to see it in action.

this is a bad ass skin

very nicely done and different from all the usual futuristic crap..

Bad Bunny
21 Feb 2006, 20:10
Thanks. I'm glad you like it the style and appreciate the work I put into it.

gr8rcake
05 Mar 2006, 20:13
A very nice style with a smooth, inviting and consistent feel. I have a few suggestions though:

The "Important Info.html" file could be renamed README.html, which is more consistent with other software installation norms.


The "Important Info.html" file should briefly mention how to install the style.


The "Important Info.html" file should also mention that if vBadvanced is installed outside the forums directory, that you will need to reinstall only using the "update image locations" option.


The "Important Info.html" file should also mention that if vBadvanced is installed outside the forums directory that the "Additional CSS Definitions" section of the "Style Manager" section under the "Styles and Templates" main menu item will have to be modified. The images will be broken unless the "background: url" options refer to "/forum-directory/images/" not just "images/"


I have been using the style for a couple weeks and the forum members are very happy with it. Works with VB 3.5.4 too.

All the praises for this style are well deserved.

Bad Bunny
06 Mar 2006, 19:59
A very nice style with a smooth, inviting and consistent feel. I have a few suggestions though:

The "Important Info.html" file could be renamed README.html, which is more consistent with other software installation norms.


The "Important Info.html" file should briefly mention how to install the style.


The "Important Info.html" file should also mention that if vBadvanced is installed outside the forums directory, that you will need to reinstall only using the "update image locations" option.


The "Important Info.html" file should also mention that if vBadvanced is installed outside the forums directory that the "Additional CSS Definitions" section of the "Style Manager" section under the "Styles and Templates" main menu item will have to be modified. The images will be broken unless the "background: url" options refer to "/forum-directory/images/" not just "images/"


I have been using the style for a couple weeks and the forum members are very happy with it. Works with VB 3.5.4 too.

All the praises for this style are well deserved.

Those are nice suggestions. I think I will keep the odd naming for the file though, as consistency with other "readme" files doesn't much concern me. It is pretty normal not to look in a README file.

Anyway, the other suggestions seem beyond what any style I have seen here include, but I think they are not bad ideas at all. Assuming someone knows how to do something isn't really fun for those that don't know. I'll try and work on something to include in all my styles as far as instructions go.

Thanks for using the style and taking the time to leave your thoughts. It's very much appreciated.

Roms
08 Mar 2006, 04:30
I gotta tell you, this is a great looking style. Thanks for all the hard work! Cheers!

I plan on installing this soon. :)

duskdawn
18 Mar 2006, 00:37
That is amazing!

hbalagh1
22 Mar 2006, 18:20
any chance of getting the psd files for the buttons (like the edit, quote, new topic and quick reply buttons)

gr8rcake
24 Mar 2006, 15:02
I just wanted to mention some problems I've been facing with the style. It may be because I am using vBulletin Version 3.5.4.


The sub-forum icon doesn't change to "read" until all the threads in the sub forum have been read. This doesn't actually occur until the sub-forum has been visited two more times after all the threads have been read.


The main forum's "read" icon doesn't change until all the main forum's threads have been read. This doesn't actually occur until the forum has been visited two more times after all the threads have been read.


Threads are not considered to be "read" until the last page of the thread has been read.

Could this be due to the fact that the newreply, showthread and / or newthread templates supplied with the theme are for older versions of vbulletin?

My forum members rave over the style, but some have been voicing concern of this issue. I'm sure it's an easy fix. It would also be good to make the fix future proof in case I have to do an upgrade.

I could be mistaken, but the results seem consistent.

Bad Bunny
24 Mar 2006, 18:58
I just wanted to mention some problems I've been facing with the style. It may be because I am using vBulletin Version 3.5.4.


The sub-forum icon doesn't change to "read" until all the threads in the sub forum have been read. This doesn't actually occur until the sub-forum has been visited two more times after all the threads have been read.


The main forum's "read" icon doesn't change until all the main forum's threads have been read. This doesn't actually occur until the forum has been visited two more times after all the threads have been read.


Threads are not considered to be "read" until the last page of the thread has been read.

Could this be due to the fact that the newreply, showthread and / or newthread templates supplied with the theme are for older versions of vbulletin?

My forum members rave over the style, but some have been voicing concern of this issue. I'm sure it's an easy fix. It would also be good to make the fix future proof in case I have to do an upgrade.

I could be mistaken, but the results seem consistent.
The images won't change the way your board handles read and unread forums. I would bring this up in the vb.com section and get some help there. It sounds like a vb behavioural issue, not a theme problem, since changing images doesn't decide how your board handles the user's cookies.

You probably just have to change a setting or so.

Bad Bunny
24 Mar 2006, 19:00
any chance of getting the psd files for the buttons (like the edit, quote, new topic and quick reply buttons)
I have no internet at my house right now, and limited time to boot. But my plans are to release a limited psd/fireworks png that would allow you to change the language of the buttons, but I have no intention of releasing a full gdk to the public.

Brandon Sheley
25 Mar 2006, 05:34
I clicked install and like this a lot but my footer is messed up ?

http://locoforum.com/index.php?styleid=5

also what is the name of the font used in the logo ?

thank you

jynx'd
27 Mar 2006, 11:09
I am sorry for such a noob question. And i hope i dont get flamed for this. I have no clue how to install a skins, and i REALY like this one, and would love some one to explain it to me, i didnt find a install file in the zip.

Bad Bunny
28 Mar 2006, 00:06
The space for the copyright is a little tight. If you change the year to 2006, then you will have the room.

The font is known as "coolvetica", but it was edited by me to have the star in the O.

Mai
10 Apr 2006, 05:41
Love it. ;) I Will be installing this on my board.

Bad Bunny
11 Apr 2006, 17:50
I wish I had a chance to do some updates, but my time on the internet is very limited these days. Sorry, guys. I really want to write some instructions, but the vB site has a manual you can read how to do stuff on.

ltaylor
29 Apr 2006, 17:08
Great Style,
Clicked Install....but before I do install, I have one question.

Am I able to change the main background color/template & Change the icons to suit the look I'm trying obtain with my website? I'll wait for your reply before I install your theme.

Thankyou kindly,
JFPTaylor

Bad Bunny
04 May 2006, 21:26
Yes, you may change it to suit your personal style.

Shaliza
15 May 2006, 02:35
I have to say that this is one of the better free skins I have seen released here. Most people that make skins just change the color and call it a skin. Its nice to see someone release a skin that is different from that.

I agree.

This skin looks amazing. It's definitely one of my favorites.

Hellcat
15 May 2006, 02:44
WOW!

Indeed a nice one!
Clean, but yet eyecandy enough for me to really like it :)

It would not fit into my board tho, unfortunately, but I think I'll install it just for me and myself on my development board :)

so,
/me hits install and installs

defcon_420
22 May 2006, 14:28
very nice *installs*

timk
26 May 2006, 14:10
I noticed that on the demo site at www.neeto.org that this style is also working with vbAdvanced.

However, when I install it, not all the images are showing on the homepage and it is messed up.

How do I fix it?

Bad Bunny
27 May 2006, 17:52
I installed it using the standard instructions with vbadvanced (full image paths, etc). A couple of specific vbadvanced images are not included in the style, which is intentional.

CheeseFrog
03 Jun 2006, 05:06
Pretty sweet style man! Thanks for putting it out there. I have some probably stupid config questions about it though. First off, I'm running my vBulletin on a subdomain (http://forum.cheesefrog.com) while my copy of vBadvanced sits on http://www.cheesefrog.com. Both have different document root -- I'm not sure if that's what's causing the weirdness. But anyway what I'm seeing is that on the forum.cheesefrog.com/xxxxx.php, the Portal/Home/Gallery link tabs at the top all point to forum.cheesefrog.com/xxxxx.php. But the same links on www.cheesefrog.com all point to www.cheesefrog.com. Short of hard-coding the links, what can I do so that the links in the message board point to www.cheesefrog.com/xxxxx.php instead?

Bad Bunny
03 Jun 2006, 19:01
Well, I would say hardcode the three links at the top. You could make your own replacement variables for the paths, but it seems like more work than it's worth.

Is there a specific reason you are against hardcoding the links?

Bad Bunny
13 Jul 2006, 09:00
Pretty sweet style man! Thanks for putting it out there. I have some probably stupid config questions about it though. First off, I'm running my vBulletin on a subdomain (http://forum.cheesefrog.com) while my copy of vBadvanced sits on http://www.cheesefrog.com. Both have different document root -- I'm not sure if that's what's causing the weirdness. But anyway what I'm seeing is that on the forum.cheesefrog.com/xxxxx.php, the Portal/Home/Gallery link tabs at the top all point to forum.cheesefrog.com/xxxxx.php. But the same links on www.cheesefrog.com all point to www.cheesefrog.com. Short of hard-coding the links, what can I do so that the links in the message board point to www.cheesefrog.com/xxxxx.php instead?
I noticed you are using the images I made for the style but not the style. You also have a credit link to someone else, which sort of implies that I didn't make the images. Would have been nice if you had asked before you decided to use my images and credit someone else.

bc4942
13 Jul 2006, 18:34
This is a fantastic template. I have noticed however that the remember me option during logon is missing since I made the switch. What is wrong?

Bad Bunny
14 Jul 2006, 06:51
I think I brought this up in the file you were supposed to read. Check it out and if you are still confused I will help you out. :) I basically made it so the administrator can configure it to show or not. It is automatically selected just hidden by default. If people wish to log out, they can log out.