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Sean James
30 Jan 2006, 13:28
Template name: Bluepearl

Preview: Click Here (http://www.bluepearl-design.com/forums/?styleid=63)

This is an update to the first vBulletin skin i ever designed. The original was designed in 2004 for vBulletin 3.0.x series.

ZIP Contents:
-bluepearl image directory
-bluepearl.xml
-ButtonPSDs.zip
-readme_install.txt

Style History:
05-22-2006 - bluepearl Version 2.2 released
-Updated to work with vBulletin 3.5.4
-Style is now valid XHTML 1.0 transitional!
-Style now uses $stylevar for images
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02-10-2006 - bluepearl Version 2.1 released
-Fixed bug in tables, where in Internet explorer the page would be fixed on about 1100 pixels
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01-30-2006 - bluepearl Version 2.0 released
Updated to work with vBulletin 3.5.3
-Recoded the the whole style from scratch including all the tables.
-Style now works perfectly with resolutions 640x480 and over.
-Added Skype images and code
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09-13-2004 - bluepearl Version 1.0 released
Released to work with vBulletin 3.0.x series

Please click install (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/vborg_miscactions.php?do=installhack&threadid=106708) if you use this template :)

bashy
30 Jan 2006, 13:40
Hi, thanks for this..
I do like it alot, but i am afraid it just does not work with my layout
http://www.bashys-place.com/forums/index.php
Any advice please?

Rickie3
30 Jan 2006, 13:50
wow that looks fantastic thanx for sharing will use this one *installs*

Ohiosweetheart
30 Jan 2006, 15:10
this is very............... blue...

Corriewf
30 Jan 2006, 15:45
Hi, thanks for this..
I do like it alot, but i am afraid it just does not work with my layout
http://www.bashys-place.com/forums/index.php
Any advice please?

That would be because of your other mods.......

Corriewf
30 Jan 2006, 15:47
Griffen you are da man for releasing this. Thanks!!!

Ziki
30 Jan 2006, 16:13
Great guys!

bashy
30 Jan 2006, 16:34
I am assuming its the portal thats causing this....

Oh well it was a nice style whilst it lasted lol

That would be because of your other mods.......

Wild-Wing
30 Jan 2006, 16:46
man thats a nice style! i got to run this one by my admin.

Sean James
30 Jan 2006, 17:04
thx for your comments ;)

Is anyone having a problem where when a user browses the home forum page (forumhome) using Internet explorer the whole page is stretch extremely long?

Corriewf
30 Jan 2006, 17:27
I am assuming its the portal thats causing this....

Oh well it was a nice style whilst it lasted lol


All you have to do to fix it is edit the templates aplicable to reflect the full length to the images....

bashy
30 Jan 2006, 17:49
I have this problem :(
Actually its over all my site except the MKPortal :)

QUOTE=Griffin80]thx for your comments ;)

Is anyone having a problem where when a user browses the home forum page (forumhome) using Internet explorer the whole page is stretch extremely long?[/QUOTE]


Youve gone way over my head now pmsl :nervous:
All you have to do to fix it is edit the templates aplicable to reflect the full length to the images....

nailerpa
30 Jan 2006, 19:16
Very nice!

Corriewf
30 Jan 2006, 19:47
I have this problem :(
Actually its over all my site except the MKPortal :)

QUOTE=Griffin80]thx for your comments ;)

Is anyone having a problem where when a user browses the home forum page (forumhome) using Internet explorer the whole page is stretch extremely long?


Youve gone way over my head now pmsl :nervous:[/QUOTE]


All you have to do to fix it is edit the templates aplicable to reflect the full length to the images....

Snake
30 Jan 2006, 21:07
Now that's a good-looking skin. Thanks!

Dark_D
30 Jan 2006, 22:56
That is one nice looking skin.
The postbit is one of the best I've seen in a long time, keep up the great work.

Sean James
31 Jan 2006, 02:10
I have this problem :(
Actually its over all my site except the MKPortal :)

QUOTE=Griffin80]thx for your comments ;)

Is anyone having a problem where when a user browses the home forum page (forumhome) using Internet explorer the whole page is stretch extremely long?


Youve gone way over my head now pmsl :nervous:[/QUOTE]

Like Corriewf said all you need to do is edit the image paths.

You do this by going to admincp then:

styles & templates -> style manager -> bluepearl -> all style options -> image paths.

And change all these paths "images/Frost/buttons" to "/path-to-your-forums/images/Frost/buttons"

Sal Collaziano
31 Jan 2006, 04:26
I love this style!!

Sean James
31 Jan 2006, 04:34
thx ;)

will be releasing a new small update in the next few hours to fix the IE bug.

I will update the ZIP and give the new code, as the problem lies within the forumhome template or the postbit templates.

lolo²
31 Jan 2006, 04:42
very very nice thanks a lot install

lolo²
31 Jan 2006, 08:23
Hi, thanks for this..
I do like it alot, but i am afraid it just does not work with my layout
http://www.bashys-place.com/forums/index.php
Any advice please?
hello i have the same probleme like here and when i go to your forum demo it's the same with ie
any idea for this ?
work perfectly with firefox

Sean James
31 Jan 2006, 11:53
Will be looking into it today, will update this hack when fixed ;)

Sean James
10 Feb 2006, 00:48
Sorry for the delay.

02-10-2006 - bluepearl Version 2.1 released
-Fixed bug in tables, where in Internet explorer the page would be fixed on about 1100 pixels

bubba1977
23 Feb 2006, 11:27
This is 1 of the best styles and layouts ive seen in the 2 years of me useing vBulletin.

BIG up for ya!

however slight little problem.

when viewing forum inside MKPortal the graphics all down the left hand side are all screwed up...

any advice?

Sean James
23 Feb 2006, 11:43
[QUOTE=bubba1977]This is 1 of the best styles and layouts ive seen in the 2 years of me useing vBulletin.

BIG up for ya!

however slight little problem.

when viewing forum inside MKPortal the graphics all down the left hand side are all screwed up...


Thx for your comments ;) Can u link me to your site so i can see. your problem

bubba1977
24 Feb 2006, 21:03
its ok i removed the portal.... mkportal is excelent for IPB but not very good for vbulletin.

anyway i have come across another problem and gettin annoyed with it.

i installed the PhotoPlog and its all gone pete tong

http://www.bubbas-world.net/vbforum/photoplog/index.php

bubba1977
27 Feb 2006, 23:21
any news on this plz?

Sean James
28 Feb 2006, 06:53
I checked out the link and it requested me to register.

bubba1977
28 Feb 2006, 07:11
ok i will create a test acount and pm you the details??

bubba1977
28 Feb 2006, 20:50
hello... me again :P i have made you a test account, i will PM you the details.

Skelp
03 Mar 2006, 18:45
Hey Griffin, installed this and love it. I do have one problem though..... Right after I installed it everyone's signature lines disappeared. Can this be fixed and if so how?

Also, the attach files option disappeared....

Now I should mention I am running version 3.5.1..... could this maybe be the problem?
Thanks in advance.

Skelp
03 Mar 2006, 19:46
OK.. so I upgraded to 3.5.4 thinking this would fix my above problems... But it didn't.. it caused an even bigger probelm..... The style won't show up at all now... I set BluePearl as the Default style and set it so users can't change the style but all I still get is the same old default style showing up....
Any help is greatly appreciated..
The site is http://www.fsfta.com
the test account is
username - filerat
password - wolf65
thanks in advance.

Sean James
05 Mar 2006, 13:48
hello... me again :P i have made you a test account, i will PM you the details.

thx man replied and hope it helps.

Sean James
05 Mar 2006, 13:50
OK.. so I upgraded to 3.5.4 thinking this would fix my above problems... But it didn't.. it caused an even bigger probelm..... The style won't show up at all now... I set BluePearl as the Default style and set it so users can't change the style but all I still get is the same old default style showing up....
Any help is greatly appreciated..
The site is http://www.fsfta.com
the test account is
username - filerat
password - wolf65
thanks in advance.

U still having problems? visited your site and cant see anything wrong

Sorry for the delay was away :(

Marco van Herwaarden
05 Mar 2006, 13:59
This is a really nice looking style, i have however 2 (technical) problems with it:
- There seem to be way too many edited templates. The more edited templates, the more difficult it is to incorporate a style within an existing site, and make it confirm with hack installed, custom headers/logo's, custom advertising systems, etc... Please look if you really need all these edits to make the Style look this way.
- Hard-coded image paths. See for example your header template. Not using Style-Vars.
If these 2 issues could be addressed, then it would be a lot easier to implement this.

Sean James
05 Mar 2006, 14:05
with style vars how do i go about using this? can u give me a preview of the link please ;)

bubba1977
05 Mar 2006, 14:05
thx man replied and hope it helps.


seem to have solved most of the issues i had but 1 or 2 are still missing even after theimages have been hard coded but i can live with it.

Marco van Herwaarden
05 Mar 2006, 14:32
with style vars how do i go about using this? can u give me a preview of the link please
Examples on how to use Style Vars are in each (defult) template.

Example in the header.

Your header Template:
<td width="61" height="165"><img width="61" height="165" border="0" src="images/bluepearl/misc/top2.jpg"></td>
In a default Style:
<td align="$stylevar[left]"><a href="$vboptions[forumhome].php$session[sessionurl_q]"><img src="$stylevar[titleimage]" border="0" alt="$vboptions[bbtitle]" /></a></td>

Your template:
- Does not add a link to forumhome, or provide a tooltip text
- Uses 'src="images/bluepearl/misc/top2.jpg"' instead of 'src="$stylevar[titleimage]"'
- Is using hardcoded width (and other styling vars), instead of width="$stylevar[outertablewidth]" for table width for example.
- For image-directories you should also use Style Vars like: $stylevar[imgdir_button]/myimage.gif

Sean James
05 Mar 2006, 14:38
Examples on how to use Style Vars are in each (defult) template.

Example in the header.

Your header Template:
<td width="61" height="165"><img width="61" height="165" border="0" src="images/bluepearl/misc/top2.jpg"></td>
In a default Style:
<td align="$stylevar[left]"><a href="$vboptions[forumhome].php$session[sessionurl_q]"><img src="$stylevar[titleimage]" border="0" alt="$vboptions[bbtitle]" /></a></td>

Your template:
- Does not add a link to forumhome, or provide a tooltip text
- Uses 'src="images/bluepearl/misc/top2.jpg"' instead of 'src="$stylevar[titleimage]"'
- Is using hardcoded width (and other styling vars), instead of width="$stylevar[outertablewidth]" for table width for example.
- For image-directories you should also use Style Vars like: $stylevar[imgdir_button]/myimage.gif

Thanks for that help, i will fix this up in the next update.
this will help alot for people using vba gallery and other mods and having trouble with the images not showing.

Skelp
06 Mar 2006, 15:23
U still having problems? visited your site and cant see anything wrong

Sorry for the delay was away :(


No prob on the delay Griffin.
Yeah I have figured out that others can inndeed see the style but for some reason I can't... Gotta be something on my end...

icemann
12 Mar 2006, 21:26
AWESOME stuff bro!!!! :)

ronoxQ
13 Mar 2006, 12:35
Hey, Griffin. I've been using BluePearl for about a month now, and everything's working pretty well so far.

One problem: in the MEMBERINFO template, what template is calling the top images and the border to the page? I'm trying to use the MySpace-style layout by Stangza and MissKalujini, but the borders are messing with the CSS. And I can't figure out where it's being called from.

ronoxQ
15 Mar 2006, 00:43
Bump-z0red

Any help at all? I don't care if the whole border's gone, as long as it IS gone.

Alfa1
18 Mar 2006, 02:00
Upon importing the xml, I get this:

"This file was created using a different version of vBulletin from the one you are running.

Your version: 3.5.4
File version: 3.5.3"

The import doesn't work. When will you release a 3.5.4 version?

hannie
20 May 2006, 09:58
Installed it all fine - but can't seem to get it to work with cmps - i looked through previous posts and edited the av_portal template as said but still no images and borders show up --- any help with this would be good


in response to the above post - just click -Ignore Style Version - yes... it will load fine

Sean James
20 May 2006, 14:03
In my next update to this style it will fix alot of these problems.

The main problem being the paths to the images, i plan to fix this by using stylevars

Alfa1
20 May 2006, 14:27
Thanks for that hannie. It will not work with cmps, until the next update I guess. When the Style Vars are implemented. I have the same problem.
I really like this style. There is one problem I have with it though: Certain headers are really hard to read. (dark grey upon purple) Those texts in bold are no problem, but thin fonts are.

HoopsFan
22 May 2006, 04:37
This is one of the nicest interfaces I've seen for a forum. Very nice. I will probably wait until you release the next version to use this. Thank you for your efforts. :)

T.S.
22 May 2006, 09:38
Looks great, but wish it worked with vBadvanced. I will try it again after the next release. :)

Sean James
22 May 2006, 14:06
bluepearl Version 2.2 released
-Updated to work with vBulletin 3.5.4
-Style is now valid XHTML 1.0 transitional!
-Style now uses $stylevar for images

nosdude
04 Jun 2006, 08:12
Sweet thanks for this man !! *installs*

Brandon Sheley
06 Jun 2006, 02:39
wow, this is nice and updated
looks great

thx for sharing :D

do u know what we can change for vBa ?

http://fish-keeping.com/index.php?styleid=3

Sean James
06 Jun 2006, 05:59
Thx for your comments ;)

Loco.M: have u tried editing the VBA main template?

Brandon Sheley
06 Jun 2006, 06:39
nope, when I posted this, I had just uploaded, and this was the first thing I seen.

i just need to check the image paths i guess ?

thank you

this page is messed up too, the same way

http://fish-keeping.com/forums/gallery/

mind pointing me to what to edt ?

Brandon Sheley
07 Jun 2006, 19:19
got the gallery fixed,, anything on the portal ?


this was the fix for the gallery if that helps

http://www.photoplog.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6896&postcount=2

Relative Links: background: url("images/bluepearl/
Absolute Links: background: url("/forums/images/bluepearl/

Brandon Sheley
27 Jun 2006, 22:30
Thx for your comments ;)

Loco.M: have u tried editing the VBA main template?
yup, got it working :)


btw. can we get the psd for the header ? logo

LilyDinh
20 Aug 2006, 19:14
wow, it's great skin, excellent job G. Keep it a great work ok. Thanks for sharing.

ubblite
20 Aug 2006, 22:37
This is a nice style - if it had a little less blue it would be perfect.

Griffin80 - any plans making a 3.6 update for this?

Sean James
15 Apr 2007, 08:04
This template has been updated for vBulletin 3.6.5.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=144915