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egtrix
23 Apr 2006, 10:46
Hello,
This is my first skin to design for vBulletin. The skin's name is Shams Style, Shams is an arabic word which means "Sun" in english.
As this is my first skin for vbulletin, I would like to thank 2Evolve as I used one of his skins that were released here in the forum in order to know how things are done.

Skin Info:

Skin Colors
Blue, Yellow and grey

Skin File Contents
XML file, needed images, readme file and PSD file

Demo
Click Here (http://www.designersforums.net/forums)

Screenshot
http://www.designersforums.net/FH_Shams.gif (http://www.designersforums.net/FH_Shams-large.gif)

Version 2 Now Released
Skin veriosn 2 is now available with the following corrections:
1- Buttons are redesigned to suit the skin overall look
2- Icons redesigned
3- A bug was fixed in the XML file (Not really a bug but it's a color fixing).


Please don't hesitate to post your openions or report bugs and I will try to respond back as soon as possible.
Thanks

geevest.com
23 Apr 2006, 11:53
JEZZZ nice skin...good post...

Atakan KOC
23 Apr 2006, 12:10
Very Nice. ;)

MissKalunji
23 Apr 2006, 13:17
ver nice /me clicks install

egtrix
23 Apr 2006, 13:44
thanks everybody, I'm really glad that you like this skin and please don't forget to report any bugs ;)

SMO
23 Apr 2006, 14:39
that is quite nice egtrix. Is it or can it be available in a fluid version?

Ziki
23 Apr 2006, 14:45
Installed

thptquynhluu1
23 Apr 2006, 18:51
Button + themes is not "agree" Viet Nam :)

egtrix
23 Apr 2006, 19:07
that is quite nice egtrix. Is it or can it be available in a fluid version?
Glad that you liked it, yes I will release a fluid version soon for it :)
thptquynhluu1 thanks for your point, I just needed to make the buttons have a different recognizable look than the rest of the skin, but I'm still thinking of releasing another version with orange colored buttons instead of the gold ones plus some other enhancments for the icons and buttons as I didn't work much on these. Actually I was dieing to release my first skin to see if my designs are acceptable or not before I release more advanced skins ;)

lightwave
23 Apr 2006, 19:10
nice nice installed...

egtrix
23 Apr 2006, 19:14
nice nice installed...
Thanks lightwave, glad that you liked it :)

CBE
24 Apr 2006, 00:57
GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT


Thats what I was searching for

egtrix
24 Apr 2006, 02:30
GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT


Thats what I was searching for
Many thanks and glad that you liked it ;)

Version 2 is now available :)

DomP
24 Apr 2006, 03:46
cool style :)

I just have one question... I use vBadvanced CMPS..what do i have to change in the navbar so it will show the link for forum on the index and vise versa...

The button isnt a prob ;)

egtrix
24 Apr 2006, 04:01
cool style :)

I just have one question... I use vBadvanced CMPS..what do i have to change in the navbar so it will show the link for forum on the index and vise versa...

The button isnt a prob ;)
A good question :)
For myself I use vBadvanced modules as side columns and the forum in the middle column, so there will be no problem if you use vBadvance this way (for an example: www.webmastersforums.net ).
But if you need to use vbAdvanced as your frontpage with the forum in another page, I can provide you a designed button for that but you will have to change the navbar links and sequnce through your admincp=>Style&Templates=>Edit Templates
If that suits you, please let me know so I can supply you with a designed Forum button.
Thanks ;)

FLMom
24 Apr 2006, 04:10
That is really nice...love the colors..great job :D

egtrix
24 Apr 2006, 04:13
Many thanks and glad that you like the color scheme :)

DomP
24 Apr 2006, 04:22
I use vBadvanced as my frontpage indeed. It would great if you could provide me that button but i'm even more concerned about editting the navbar template. Maybe you can set me up with that too. This is what I found so far:

In your style manager, you look for the "navbar" template.

Below <!-- nav buttons bar -->:

Look for:

Code:
<!--<td class="vbmenu_control"><a href="$vboptions[forumhome].php?$session[sessionurl]">Home</a></td>-->

Replace with:
Code:
<td class="vbmenu_control"><if condition="THIS_SCRIPT == 'adv_index'"><a href="$vboptions[bburl]?$session[sessionurl]">Forums<else /> <a href="$vboptions[homeurl]?$session[sessionurl]"> Portal </if></a></td>

Hope you can help me with that :)

egtrix
24 Apr 2006, 04:30
I use vBadvanced as my frontpage indeed. It would great if you could provide me that button but i'm even more concerned about editting the navbar template. Maybe you can set me up with that too. This is what I found so far:

In your style manager, you look for the "navbar" template.

Below <!-- nav buttons bar -->:

Look for:

Code:
<!--<td class="vbmenu_control"><a href="$vboptions[forumhome].php?$session[sessionurl]">Home</a></td>-->

Replace with:
Code:
<td class="vbmenu_control"><if condition="THIS_SCRIPT == 'adv_index'"><a href="$vboptions[bburl]?$session[sessionurl]">Forums<else /> <a href="$vboptions[homeurl]?$session[sessionurl]"> Portal </if></a></td>

Hope you can help me with that :)

No problem about that, I can provide you with a different template XML file to do this job for you in a simple way, but in that case we will have to replace one of the current navbar buttons with the new "Forum"button, so which button do you want the "forum"button to replace?

DomP
24 Apr 2006, 04:33
Cool :-)

I don't use the calender so that's a good one to replace

Tia

egtrix
24 Apr 2006, 04:33
ok, 20 min and it will be done ;)

dan35
24 Apr 2006, 04:35
Very nice skin :)

egtrix
24 Apr 2006, 04:47
Many thanks Dan, glad that you like it ;)

egtrix
24 Apr 2006, 04:48
DomP, PM sent :)

DomP
24 Apr 2006, 05:05
Answered too :-)

egtrix
24 Apr 2006, 05:07
Answered too :-)
A new PM with a download URL sent, please let me know when everything is ok :)

CBE
25 Apr 2006, 13:05
Hi Mr. egtrix ,,

plz check the attachment and you will know what I want ??


another question plz,,

how can I change the background color for the POSTS ???


thank u

egtrix
25 Apr 2006, 14:35
Hi Mr. egtrix ,,

plz check the attachment and you will know what I want ??


another question plz,,

how can I change the background color for the POSTS ???


thank u
Thanks CBE for your post and your question. To change this color please follow the next steps:
1- Go to your admincp
2- Expand the tab named "Styles & Templates"
3- Choose "Style Manager"
4- Press the "Go"button next to FH_Shams
5- Scroll down the page till you find "First Alternating Color"
6- You will find the first option in this box named "Background" with a number in the box beside it, change this number to the number of the color you want to change it to.
7- Click "Save CSS" and that's it ;)
Teslam CBE

CBE
25 Apr 2006, 15:30
done.
it ok sir


ALLAH YESALMAK EN SHA' ALLAH

egtrix
27 Apr 2006, 18:21
dont.
it ok sir


ALLAH YESALMAK EN SHA' ALLAH
Check my new style ;) Abeer Style

DomP
28 Apr 2006, 00:27
A new PM with a download URL sent, please let me know when everything is ok :)


It sure is okay :) I'm running it local now till this site goes live. I would like the fluid version too :)

egtrix
28 Apr 2006, 04:42
that's great, glad to know that it worked ok ;)

flfooty tv
28 Apr 2006, 13:43
slick mod, installed on my forum at
http://www.freelivefooty.com/sport/index.php

members r loving it! thanks

egtrix
28 Apr 2006, 13:49
Your are always welcome and glad that you like it ;)

DomP
28 Apr 2006, 16:25
Hey,

Maybe not the right place but can you tell me how i get rid of the part with te forum name and welcome message... The surfers should use the buttons for that and it looks better..

Tia,

Dirk

http://www.xs4all.nl/~domp/Afb1.jpg

egtrix
28 Apr 2006, 16:36
Thank you Dirk for your post. This part is the nav bar and you can find it in a template called navbar after you choose to edit the template. But I think that you should keep that part as it shows the link for private messages and without it things won't look alright.

DomP
01 May 2006, 11:03
Hey,

I forgot I should turn that off in vBadvanced. Another thing i need is the style to be a bit wider but everything I try keeps messing it all up. Any change you can help me with that and make it 100 pix wider ?

Tia,

Dirk

egtrix
01 May 2006, 11:19
Hey,

I forgot I should turn that off in vBadvanced. Another thing i need is the style to be a bit wider but everything I try keeps messing it all up. Any change you can help me with that and make it 100 pix wider ?

Tia,

Dirk
Thank you for your post, trying to change the width of this skin will not work as it is a fixed width skin. But I will probably release another fluid version of the skin soon.

DomP
01 May 2006, 11:49
A fluid version would be great ! :)

Warlock40
06 May 2006, 03:12
How can I add another line of links below the existing nav bar?
or add links in one of the drop down menu.

I want to use this in a forum area that has users that only access this area, but I still want global users to be able to link back using global links?

Thanks.

Great skin btw. Will be installing it as soon as I work past these issues.

desiforums
06 May 2006, 03:23
wow very nice thanks i am installing right away..

But do you know how can i make it bigger like not those spaces on the sides...

egtrix
06 May 2006, 12:03
Warlock40 thanks for your post, adding extra links is done normally by adding HTML code to the navbar template under FH_Shams style. It will be a bit complicated if you are not familiar with coding.

desiforums, glad that you like the skin . There are two well known kinds of vbulletin skins, fixed width skins and fluid width skins. The fixed width skins, can't go more wide because graphics are designed to show in a fixed width and if the width is changed, things will not look ok and this is the case in Shams style ;)

gazpar
08 May 2006, 06:24
Hi,,
I love your style..
IM new to VB styles, and I think I got REAL lucky with finding shams.

I do have a few questions, and I hope there not rookie "duhs".

How do I make the font on my parent topic headers BOLD?

I have an arcade, and a (soon to be) chat on my page? How would I get matching buttons for them?

I dont believe the skin gives you any props. If you would like to have a "design by" link , I would have no issue with that.

I will also PM you with the link, and my email addy.. Thanks

egtrix
08 May 2006, 13:16
gazpar, thank you for your post :)
No your questions are not rookie questions and you can ask about whatever you want to know.
As for changing the font, please follow the following steps:
1- Login to your forum admin cp
2- Expand the Styles & Templates tab that can be found on the left menu
3- Click on Style Manager
4- A page will appear with all the styles you have in your forum
5- Click on the "Go" button beside the Shams Style
6- A New page will show up, scroll down this page till you find "Tabel Header"
7- You will find an option name "Font Size" , change this font size according to your needs.
and that's it. BTW this can be done to any other style.

As for the buttons, I will design them and post them here tommorow ;)

kurtbarker
09 May 2006, 23:13
nice mate, good to see something different

*installs

the majority of styles focus on a blue theme, or really dark ;)

Zowners
10 May 2006, 08:56
installlllllll! THis is a really nice skin, I like your skin called: Eman, too. Thanks for them both!

Cheers!
LifeIsSweet@
HealYourMind.org

egtrix
11 May 2006, 03:53
Thanks Zowners and kurtbarker, glad that you like it and this encouages me to produce more skins ;)

Stop
14 Jul 2006, 08:24
Oh man, you are really talented. Your first skin !! what a start.
Thanks a lot.
INSTALLED.

egtrix
14 Jul 2006, 09:13
Stop, many thanks for your nice comment and your support :)