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Andrew
03 Aug 2006, 23:31
This style was developed by my firm Epic Designz (support@epicdesignz.com) as a promotional tool for a new site called YourIndex (http://www.2yi.net/). This style is free to be used on any forum provided that you retain the small promotional message in the footer (We made it as unobtrusive as possible.) The package includes the full set of PSD's, so you can make changes to suit your board or apply the same layout to non-vBulletin portions of your site. If there are any problems with the style, please report them to me in this thread, so I can get them resolved as quickly as possible.

Update 11/22/2006 Version 1.60
* XML file updated to vBulleitn 3.6.4

Update 11/9/2006 Version 1.50
* XML file updated to vBulleitn 3.6.3

Update 11/5/2006 Version 1.40
* Fixed an incorrectly named button.

Update 10/9/2006 Version 1.30
* XML file updated to vBulletin 3.6.2

Update 9/17/2006 Version 1.20
* XML file updated to vBulletin 3.6.1

Update 8/26/2006 Version 1.10
* Fixed the URL's in the header and footer.

Installation Instructions: Click Here (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=787027&postcount=024) https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2007/08/10.gif (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_xclick&business=support%40epicdesignz%2ecom&item_name=vBulletin%2eorg%20Style%20Donation&item_number=EPIC%2dDONATIONS&no_shipping=1&return=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2eepicdesignz%2ecom%2fforum%2fgeekmart%2ephp%3fdo%3dsucc ess&no_note=1&tax=0&currency_code=USD&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF&charset=UTF%2d8)

GrendelKhan{TSU
04 Aug 2006, 00:39
wow. looks GREAT!! very clean and easy to read. nicely done.

does it include butttons for multi-quote and other additions?

apokphp
04 Aug 2006, 02:17
Looks nice. Any plans for a "fluid" version instead of fixed though?

TomJames
04 Aug 2006, 04:06
Im assuming it has multi quote buttons?

Pvtiste
04 Aug 2006, 04:58
very good look ! congratulation & thanks for the work!

GrendelKhan{TSU
04 Aug 2006, 05:36
problem:

breaks big time with vbadvanced CMPS. any chance of getting a fix for CMPS?

Andrew
04 Aug 2006, 05:55
Im assuming it has multi quote buttons?Yes, it does indeed have multiquote buttons.Looks nice. Any plans for a "fluid" version instead of fixed though?You can make it a fluid width or fixed width style just by changing the outer table width setting in the AdminCP.problem:

breaks big time with vbadvanced CMPS. any chance of getting a fix for CMPS?Yeah - I can install vBAdvanced on a localhost forum and get it patched up. It'll prolly take me a couple of days, but I'll send an update when it's in.

Terminatoronly
04 Aug 2006, 09:06
nice style installed

Mercenary
04 Aug 2006, 09:39
Thank you for sharing this great template - I really like it. :)

Regards ~

TomJames
04 Aug 2006, 10:23
Installed

*clicks install*

Terminatoronly
04 Aug 2006, 11:54
thanks alot i have installed it but i want it to be bigger i mean like this in the picture

Andrew
04 Aug 2006, 13:09
thanks alot i have installed it but i want it to be bigger i mean like this in the pictureLike I mentioned above, you just have to change the outer table width setting in the AdminCP. Right now it is set to like 900, so changing it to 100% will make it become a fluid width style that spans across the window.

jklimczak
04 Aug 2006, 16:09
Black and Gold Update coming ??

Andrew
04 Aug 2006, 22:23
Black and Gold Update coming ??Indeed it is - I plan on starting on that one as soon as I finish up a couple of projects for my paying clients.

Andrew
04 Aug 2006, 22:33
problem:

breaks big time with vbadvanced CMPS. any chance of getting a fix for CMPS?I just installed vBAdvanced CMPS, and the style is working perfectly fine for me. Did you update all of your image paths properly ?

dragonhart
05 Aug 2006, 01:17
Thank you for this great style!!...Dragonhart

apokphp
07 Aug 2006, 05:19
I just installed vBAdvanced CMPS, and the style is working perfectly fine for me. Did you update all of your image paths properly ?
paths are working fine as long as the header and footer templates are updated.

However, when when using vba, there seems to be a table error on the homepage, IN the footer....(just at the bottom)...

Check it: www.onlinedebate.net

It's at the bottom of the page, missing graphic it seems.

It's fine for the forums: www.onlinedebate.net/forums

Why is it doing that?

Also, double-rep rating for reputation exists as well (as it does for most rc skins).

Andrew
07 Aug 2006, 06:40
paths are working fine as long as the header and footer templates are updated.

However, when when using vba, there seems to be a table error on the homepage, IN the footer....(just at the bottom)...

Check it: www.onlinedebate.net

It's at the bottom of the page, missing graphic it seems.

It's fine for the forums: www.onlinedebate.net/forums

Why is it doing that?

Also, double-rep rating for reputation exists as well (as it does for most rc skins).I found your problem in the footer - You messed up the URL for that background image:image:http://www.onlindeebate.net/forums/images/epic/content_bottom_bg.gifCould you explain the issue with the reputation ? I wasn't aware that there were any issues with it.

apokphp
08 Aug 2006, 00:34
I fixed the url, but the table error in the footer still exists (on both the home page and forum page).

Also, re: reputation....I don't think that's a skin issue. I've tested it out on every one of my skins including the vb default, and I still have the same problem:

When I click on the rep rating (to give user either positive or negative rep rating), the ajax popup doesn't go away, it just stays on screen. This results in the member hitting the submit button again. When this is done, the error message "You cannot give reputation to a post you have already rated" (or something to that effect) is given.

Not sure what that's about, but I don't think it's the skin's fault.

Andrew
08 Aug 2006, 02:17
The URL for that image in your footer is still wrong - You now left off the "e" on the end of online. As for the reputation problem, I was unable to recreate it on my development forum, which leads me to believe it might be more a problem on your end than with the style.

apokphp
08 Aug 2006, 18:46
fixed, all is good now, ty.

As far as the rep issue, it was a hack (a reputation/star hack). I disabled it, rep ratings work fine.

attroll
09 Aug 2006, 05:44
I am having a problem with CMPS. All my images appear as broken images. They will not show up. How do I correct this?

attroll
09 Aug 2006, 05:51
I figured it out. I had to go into the header and footer template and change:

images/epic

to:
http://mysite.com/forum/images/epic/

GoNz00
09 Aug 2006, 09:33
Like I mentioned above, you just have to change the outer table width setting in the AdminCP. Right now it is set to like 900, so changing it to 100% will make it become a fluid width style that spans across the window.


could you explain where to look for this n00b please :)

dlutt
09 Aug 2006, 18:54
Really good style. I like the colours and the fast loading of the style.

Thanks and *installed*

Daniel

Wild-Wing
10 Aug 2006, 00:14
very clean! i like it

Andrew
10 Aug 2006, 14:43
could you explain where to look for this n00b please :)Styles and Templates > Style Manager > Go > Main Table Width (It's in the second set of options on the page.)

GoNz00
10 Aug 2006, 14:48
thankyou :)

skyecade
10 Aug 2006, 19:52
Very nice skin.

And now for the noob question of the day. What's the best way to modify the header_left.gif (insert logo here) file. Normally I would open it up in Freehand, white out the current text, and then add my own. Something tells me this is a sloppy way of doing it.

I noticed the layout.psd file and opened it up in PS. I see that you can change the logo there. But then what? Do you crop it to the exact dimensions of the header_left.gif, save it, and then rename it?

I know this isn't a photoshop forum and I apologize for that. Just curious what the proper procedre is.

Thanks

reptilpedia
11 Aug 2006, 22:15
genius!

but one of your buttons seems to be named wrong.

it is named in the download version as: 'collapse_fhome_tcat_collapse.gif'

but its only working with 'collapse_fhome_tcat_collapsed.gif'

anyway, in my version didn't appeared this pic and after renaming it it worked.

thx and regards thy

Andrew
12 Aug 2006, 03:10
Very nice skin.

And now for the noob question of the day. What's the best way to modify the header_left.gif (insert logo here) file. Normally I would open it up in Freehand, white out the current text, and then add my own. Something tells me this is a sloppy way of doing it.

I noticed the layout.psd file and opened it up in PS. I see that you can change the logo there. But then what? Do you crop it to the exact dimensions of the header_left.gif, save it, and then rename it?

I know this isn't a photoshop forum and I apologize for that. Just curious what the proper procedre is.

ThanksIn the root of the .ZIP archive is a file named "Blank Header.psd" - You can use that file, add whatever logo you like, and then just save over the existing "header_left.gif" (It's already cropped to the right size.)genius!

but one of your buttons seems to be named wrong.

it is named in the download version as: 'collapse_fhome_tcat_collapse.gif'

but its only working with 'collapse_fhome_tcat_collapsed.gif'

anyway, in my version didn't appeared this pic and after renaming it it worked.

thx and regards thyThat is really strange - I'll look into that and upload a new .ZIP archive if need be. Thanks for the heads up :)

GrendelKhan{TSU
12 Aug 2006, 18:24
I found your problem in the footer - You messed up the URL for that background image:image:http://www.onlindeebate.net/forums/images/epic/content_bottom_bg.gif.

hmm.. I change my header and footer. but now all my forum images are broken. now the url to images on the fourm is wrong. it doubles up the "forums" ie: url now goes to:

ht tp://www.naestar.net/forums/forums/images/epic/header_left.gif (http://www.naestar.net/forums/forums/images/epic/header_left.gif)

haalp!!!

JJH35
13 Aug 2006, 01:34
nice, smooth looking skin, will install and test it out

thablewprnt
13 Aug 2006, 11:07
In the demo you provided, all the stats showed up on the left. But when I tried your style my ranks and posts are on the right, and only my name shows up on the left. How do I get my rank and all on the left just like the demo?

Andrew
13 Aug 2006, 14:45
I think you're reffering to the postbit - If you go to "vBulletin Options > vBulletin Options > Style and Language Settings", you will find an option towards the bottom that says "Use Legacy (Vertical) Postbit Template." Enable that, and it should change the postbit to the left aligned one for you.hmm.. I change my header and footer. but now all my forum images are broken. now the url to images on the fourm is wrong. it doubles up the "forums" ie: url now goes to:

ht tp://www.naestar.net/forums/forums/images/epic/header_left.gif (http://www.naestar.net/forums/forums/images/epic/header_left.gif)

haalp!!!
Can't you just go in to your templates and remove one of the instances of "forums/" ?

GrendelKhan{TSU
14 Aug 2006, 06:17
Can't you just go in to your templates and remove one of the instances of "forums/" ?

which templates?!?

can you be more specific as to where I'd have to remove it. I tried a few things and failed miserably. :(

GrendelKhan{TSU
14 Aug 2006, 06:43
hmm... tried a few things...
it really seems to be one or the other :(

can you take a look? www.naestar.net (http://www.naestar.net)

I reinstalled the skin. back to just the vb cmps NOT working. :/ love the skin... if I could just get this to work. :(

dru4u
14 Aug 2006, 06:43
There seems to be a small problem in Opera where the user columns while viewing a thread totally vary, eg...

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/

If you look closely you'll notice the top user column is much wider than the bottom. Any way to fix this?

Still brilliant skin.

GrendelKhan{TSU
14 Aug 2006, 07:35
hmm... tried a few things...
it really seems to be one or the other :(

can you take a look? www.naestar.net (http://www.naestar.net)

I reinstalled the skin. back to just the vb cmps NOT working. :/ love the skin... if I could just get this to work. :(

woot! nvm. got it!
needed absolute urls in header and footer..not relative. :) doh!
great skin

<< clicks install. :)

Andrew
14 Aug 2006, 15:22
There seems to be a small problem in Opera where the user columns while viewing a thread totally vary, eg...

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/

If you look closely you'll notice the top user column is much wider than the bottom. Any way to fix this?

Still brilliant skin.That's kind of bizarre - I'll install Opera later today and see if I can recreate it on my development site.

webspider
14 Aug 2006, 15:46
Could you please make a button for "Thanks"

Andrew
14 Aug 2006, 17:46
Could you please make a button for "Thanks"Sure - See attached.

webspider
14 Aug 2006, 18:07
Thanks!

Andrew
14 Aug 2006, 18:36
Thanks!Don't mention it - I have absolutely nothing to do at work these days :p

Blaque_Out
15 Aug 2006, 20:05
I've installed this and look forward to modifying it for my site. Of course it also didn't work with my vBaCMPS. Any idea when i'tll be vBa ready?

Installed

henners
15 Aug 2006, 20:45
Installed and working great, with vBa CMPS installed too :)

Nice work!

TroyF2000
15 Aug 2006, 20:53
Can you post a txt file that has basic instructions for installing this skin? If ever were there a newb to this stuff, I am. But I believe you take the contents of the "Epic/images" folder, save them to your images archive on your server, and then install the xml. Is this right?

I really like this skin, and so far I'm not having very good luck installing these things. Need some hand-holding, if possible.

Andrew
15 Aug 2006, 22:01
Yes - You upload the images directory into the root folder of your forums, and then you install the .XML file. For the style to be compatible with vBAdvanced CMPS, you will need to edit the header and footer templates and change the relative URL's (images/epic/something.gif) to direct URL's (http://www.yoursite.com/images/epic/something.gif.) You'll also need to change any references to the images in the Style Options for it (IE - The category/header backgrounds, buttons, etc...)

Andrew
19 Aug 2006, 17:25
Installed and working great, with vBa CMPS installed too :)

Nice work!Thanks - Glad you like it :)

deta
20 Aug 2006, 09:07
Hello

I need your help.

I try to insert a banner in "header" since hours.

With big 1152 x 864 this is OK.

With from 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768 moves complete header.

Example: KLICK (http://www.wobchat.de/forum.php?styleid=16)

What I must do that he is indicated Cleanly.

The Banner Code:

<!-- banner ads -->
<script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript'>
<!--
if (!document.phpAds_used) document.phpAds_used = ',';
phpAds_random = new String (Math.random()); phpAds_random = phpAds_random.substring(2,11);

document.write ("<" + "script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript' src='");
document.write ("http://www.wobchat.de/phpAdsNew/adjs.php?n=" + phpAds_random);
document.write ("&amp;exclude=" + document.phpAds_used);
if (document.referer)
document.write ("&amp;referer=" + escape(document.referer));
document.write ("'><" + "/script>");
//-->
</script><noscript><a href='http://www.wobchat.de/phpAdsNew/adclick.php?n=a27f172d' target='_blank'><img src='http://www.wobchat.de/phpAdsNew/adview.php?n=a27f172d' border='0' alt=''></a></noscript>
<!-- /banner ads -->

Please, around urgent help I does not get further there.

Thank you

Deta

Andrew
20 Aug 2006, 14:04
In the header template, change this:
<td style="padding-right: 20px;"><img src="images/epic/header_seperator.gif" width="3" height="64" alt="" />


<!-- banner ads -->
<script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript'>
<!--
if (!document.phpAds_used) document.phpAds_used = ',';
phpAds_random = new String (Math.random()); phpAds_random = phpAds_random.substring(2,11);

document.write ("<" + "script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript' src='");
document.write ("http://www.wobchat.de/phpAdsNew/adjs.php?n=" + phpAds_random);
document.write ("&amp;exclude=" + document.phpAds_used);
if (document.referer)
document.write ("&amp;referer=" + escape(document.referer));
document.write ("'><" + "/script>");
//-->
</script><noscript><a href='http://www.wobchat.de/phpAdsNew/adclick.php?n=a27f172d' target='_blank'><img src='http://www.wobchat.de/phpAdsNew/adview.php?n=a27f172d' border='0' alt=''></a></noscript>

<!-- /banner ads -->






</td>
To this:
<td style="padding-right: 20px;"><img src="images/epic/header_seperator.gif" width="3" height="64" alt="" /></td>
<td style="padding-right: 20px;">
<!-- banner ads -->
<script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript'>
<!--
if (!document.phpAds_used) document.phpAds_used = ',';
phpAds_random = new String (Math.random()); phpAds_random = phpAds_random.substring(2,11);

document.write ("<" + "script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript' src='");
document.write ("http://www.wobchat.de/phpAdsNew/adjs.php?n=" + phpAds_random);
document.write ("&amp;exclude=" + document.phpAds_used);
if (document.referer)
document.write ("&amp;referer=" + escape(document.referer));
document.write ("'><" + "/script>");
//-->
</script><noscript><a href='http://www.wobchat.de/phpAdsNew/adclick.php?n=a27f172d' target='_blank'><img src='http://www.wobchat.de/phpAdsNew/adview.php?n=a27f172d' border='0' alt=''></a></noscript>
<!-- /banner ads -->
</td>

deta
20 Aug 2006, 14:24
Hello It the same...

Look self..

cu Deta

Andrew
20 Aug 2006, 16:44
There really isn't going to be a way to fit that in there and still have the style fit in an 800x600 window - You could try putting the banner somewhere else like above the forum list or something.

azarl
22 Aug 2006, 15:18
Nice style but some of the image paths are hard-coded rather than stylevars.

deta
22 Aug 2006, 19:30
I missing

Mark Forums Read View Forum Leaders

Andrew
22 Aug 2006, 21:31
I missing

Mark Forums Read View Forum LeadersThe "Mark Forums Read" link is in the Quick Links portion of the navbar - I can add a "View Forum Leaders" link into that menu as well if you'd like.

deta
23 Aug 2006, 08:07
The "Mark Forums Read" link is in the Quick Links portion of the navbar

:rolleyes: Oh yä.. i fond it...

Thanks

cu Deta

PS: But the Banner dosnt work with 1024 x 768 :-(

jasharen
23 Aug 2006, 19:54
Is there no alternative to making the image paths direct URL's? I really don't like the idea of having to make hard coded changes throughout the style whenever I move from my test environment to live.

Andrew
23 Aug 2006, 21:52
Not that I'm currently aware of, but if somebody knows more on this subject than I do, I am all ears as to how to go about doing it.

taumau
25 Aug 2006, 12:03
I uploaded the folder in the zip file "Epic" and added the epic360.xml in Admin Control Panel. But the style didnīt worked fine. Do I need to do someting else?

taumau
25 Aug 2006, 14:44
I uploaded the folder in the zip file "Epic" and added the epic360.xml in Admin Control Panel. But the style didnīt worked fine. Do I need to do someting else?

Sorry about that. My mistake. Didnt upload to the right place! ;)

By default, this style is in its fixed version. How do I change it to fluid? :surprised:

Andrew
25 Aug 2006, 17:12
Change the Outer Table Width option on the settings page for the style - I explained it in more detail in one of the earlier post in this thread.

jasharen
25 Aug 2006, 22:47
Ok I figured out a way to make the images directory work anywhere you potentially call it.

Original
<a href="$vboptions[forumhome].php$session[sessionurl_q]"><img src="images/epic/header_left.gif" width="250" height="109" border="0" alt="" />

Update
<a href="$vboptions[forumhome].php$session[sessionurl_q]"><img src="$vboptions[bburl]/images/epic/header_left.gif" width="250" height="109" border="0" alt="" />

I'd suggest updating the original zip, that way it will work regardless of the setup. :)

Andrew
26 Aug 2006, 01:14
Ok - I'll go through and change those tonight or tomorrow and reup a new .ZIP of everything. Thanks for the help :)

Snake
28 Aug 2006, 13:14
Thanks and well done on the skin!

Andrew
31 Aug 2006, 00:22
Thanks and well done on the skin!Don't mention it - I'm glad everyone enjoys using it :)

Cre8tivNetworks
31 Aug 2006, 00:33
great design. its up on my site now www.celebrityforums.net

I love it

Quarterbore
31 Aug 2006, 04:31
I love this style but I am having a problem I can not figure out!

Here are some pages on my site that work:

http://www.timeshareforums.com/?styleid=5
http://www.timeshareforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=63?styleid=5
http://www.timeshareforums.com/forums/sr_classifieds.php?styleid=5http://www.timeshareforums.com/forums/resortsdatabase.php?styleid=5

But here is a page that do not work right?

http://www.timeshareforums.com/forums/index.php?styleid=5

I am quite frustrated as I love the style but obviously I need to figure out what is causing this...

Andrew
31 Aug 2006, 05:00
The first problem is because you have a toplevel forum - All the forums need to be contained in a category due to the spacing modification I've applied. The other two are likely from a problem with the tables in your scripts. One little extra tag in there can mess up the whole layout of the style.

Quarterbore
31 Aug 2006, 06:17
Well, you were correct on the other two as I did have a table that didn't get closed out and that was what caused that.... Now, can you explain more about the "Top Level Forum" and can you advise of a way I can get this to work?

I will fight with that code if I need to but I am just trying to understand how this all works...

EDIT - I am pretty slow and I have no idea why it messes it up but I moved my one forum that was not under a Category and it works 100% now...

Andrew
31 Aug 2006, 14:52
EDIT - I am pretty slow and I have no idea why it messes it up but I moved my one forum that was not under a Category and it works 100% now...Yeah - That was all I meant with the top level forum thing. You have to have your forums inside/underneathe a category for the spacing mod to work properly.

Quarterbore
31 Aug 2006, 16:09
I have this working darned near 100% but I have one last issue I have not been able to figure out...

When I visit one of my main category forums using forum display.php the page looks great:

http://www.timeshareforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=65

When I use the index.php file I have problems!
http://www.timeshareforums.com/forums/index.php?f=65

I do not believe that I have modified anything in there and it is taking one of my vBadvanced modules and putting it into the table of the forums list. My guess is that the template that does this does not close out a table before starting fresh and this may have been the reason this did not work with forums that are not a child of some category...

So anyways, I love the theme and I will post if I am able to figure out what is causing the issue. Also, I sent you a PM!

EDIT: I am still trying to find what is causing this with little luck... I have posted some of my trials at the following link as we;;:

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=198692

It may well be some plugin I have installed that is causing this but I just need to trace it down...

Lots of Fun!

Andrew
31 Aug 2006, 21:57
When I use the index.php file I have problems!
http://www.timeshareforums.com/forums/index.php?f=65It looks like you've changed the code in the forumbit_level1_nopost template - The portion of the coded that closes the table out after the forumbits is missing.

Quarterbore
31 Aug 2006, 22:40
Thanks for the excellent advise! I don't know how or when it happened but both my post and nopost versions of that template got changed. I reverted to the default ones and everything is working 100%.

Thanks for allowing me to "upgrade" this style as well...

Andrew
01 Sep 2006, 01:14
Thanks for the excellent advise! I don't know how or when it happened but both my post and nopost versions of that template got changed. I reverted to the default ones and everything is working 100%.

Thanks for allowing me to "upgrade" this style as well...Don't mention it - I'm glad you were able to get everything working on your site :)

futureye
01 Sep 2006, 13:56
been installed

http://www.surcity.net/forums/index.php

LBmtb
07 Sep 2006, 02:28
Nice style, thanks. http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/

AyeCapn
07 Sep 2006, 16:06
hmmm. Something screwy is going on with mine....

When I view the site as a guest, it looks fine -> http://www.reusers.server-planet.com/forum.php?styleid=4

but when I am logged in it turns into the image in the attachment... any thoughts?

Andrew
08 Sep 2006, 22:29
My guess is that you've mistakenly forgotten to close a table somewhere - Another person had a problem to that, and it ended up being a missed bit of code from a template mod he installed.

smallest
09 Sep 2006, 00:23
i get the same as AyeCapn. but i only get it on my front page - other pages look fine. haven't changed anything on that page.

the HTML editor in VisualStudio 2005 complains about "tbody" nested in "td"s, and about the style selector form - it's improperly closed. but, that's not it - i fixed the form problem and the display problem still happens.

UpFrontGaming
16 Sep 2006, 20:03
Just wondering should we should upgrade to 3.6.1 or if we should wait for an update for this style before we do so?

Andrew
17 Sep 2006, 02:01
There was only like one template that needed to be patched for the update, and it's nothing that will effect the functionality of your boards. You can go ahead and upgrade if you wish, and then install the new .XML file when I have it later this week.

UpFrontGaming
17 Sep 2006, 16:11
Ok, thanks Andrew :)

beishe8
18 Sep 2006, 12:29
On the Download / Upload Styles page click the Browse button next to "EITHER upload the XML file from your computer" and find the "black_and_gold.xml" and open it.


On the Download / Upload Styles page click the Browse button next to "EITHER upload the XML file from your computer" and find the "black_and_gold.xml" and open it.

Could not find it. Instead there is one with the name epic361.
Is it the one to install?

Regards, beishe8

Andrew
18 Sep 2006, 20:03
Yes - Those instructions were written for another style specifically, but the same idea applies in the procedure by changing the file names.

JoshFink
19 Sep 2006, 03:23
Can anyone offer a suggestion on how to fix it. It only happens on the homepage which is a vba homepage.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/ (http://img176.imageshack.us/my.php?image=headergs0.jpg)

I've updated all the links in the stylesheet for this style to be absolute paths.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Josh

beishe8
19 Sep 2006, 09:20
Thanks Andrew ! Installed !

Andrew
19 Sep 2006, 17:06
Can anyone offer a suggestion on how to fix it. It only happens on the homepage which is a vba homepage.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/ (http://img176.imageshack.us/my.php?image=headergs0.jpg)

I've updated all the links in the stylesheet for this style to be absolute paths.

Any ideas?

Thanks

JoshYou need to edit some image paths in the header and footer template (Though they should have been fixed to automatically include your forum URL...)

JoshFink
19 Sep 2006, 19:13
Not sure what I missed in the header and footer but it all looks right with full paths.

If you get a chance, could you edit a header and put in www.mysite.com for every image that is supposed to be fully pathed out and I'll compare it to my file.

Thanks for the help

Josh

JoshFink
20 Sep 2006, 22:50
Any ideas? I've tried everything I can think of (for what that's worth :D )

smallest
21 Sep 2006, 01:06
still get the messed-up front page, with vb3.6.1 / epic3.6.1. too bad.

Furious Styles
21 Sep 2006, 03:28
I only have one problem: my modules aren't collapsing. I'm using vBAdvanced by the way.

Other than that, glorious skin you have here.

Andrew
21 Sep 2006, 15:06
I have no idea why vBAdvanced modules wouldn't be collapsing - That would be more of a problem with there product than my style, as nothing in my style would affect the functionality of vBAdvanced.

JoshFink
22 Sep 2006, 00:24
The modules are collapsing fine for me with vBa.. Just the front page is screwed up.

Josh

beishe8
22 Sep 2006, 22:31
One of the members is asking:
Pages are loading painfully slowly...Why?

darkblade25
24 Sep 2006, 09:43
I dont know of you know but if you collapse the forums, you can open them back up. You know when you click the little up arrow under the Catagories.

Andrew
24 Sep 2006, 12:16
One of the members is asking:It has to be a problem on your users end of things - I save all of my images in a way that makes them very small in terms of file sizes, so there shouldn't be any loading problems unless your user is on a connection slower than 56k dialup.

Also - Can someone link me to a site that is having collapse issues ? I can't really do much if I can't see the problem, as I'm not having any issues on my development forums.

smoknz28
24 Sep 2006, 17:10
Andrew, very nice style....thank you for sharing. ;)

Mark
www.f-bodyhideout.com

icornwal
26 Sep 2006, 14:19
Great style.

I am having a hard time finding something though. For some reason when I am viewing threads and such, there are borders between the posts and sub-forums. If I view the main forum page I don't have any boders. I would like to have them throughout. I think I need to add a tborder class somewhere but I can't figure out where.

You can view it at http://www.palouseaquariums.org

ravi
26 Sep 2006, 22:25
I have installed this skin, everything looks nice. thank you Andrew.

DragoZERO
27 Sep 2006, 22:42
Having some issues displaying in Firefox. Hope you don't mind, but I blocked out some information, but the problem I am having is obvious enough as it is.

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/3759/epicshotrz6.th.jpg (http://img61.imageshack.us/my.php?image=epicshotrz6.jpg)

But, in IE it kicks ass.

UPDATE: Okay, I figured out what caused all of that. It was because I have a category which acts as a forum. Its all the way on the top, once I disabled it the problem went away. I realized this because the error only occurred when you were logged in. So this may be a bug, so yeah.

JoshFink
28 Sep 2006, 17:34
Can anyone offer a suggestion on how to fix it. It only happens on the homepage which is a vba homepage.

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/9308/headergs0.th.jpg (http://img176.imageshack.us/my.php?image=headergs0.jpg)

I've updated all the links in the stylesheet for this style to be absolute paths.


You need to edit some image paths in the header and footer template (Though they should have been fixed to automatically include your forum URL...)
Not sure what I missed in the header and footer but it all looks right with full paths.

If you get a chance, could you edit a header and put in www.mysite.com (http://www.mysite.com) for every image that is supposed to be fully pathed out and I'll compare it to my file.

Thanks for the help

Josh
Any updates on this? I'm still having no luck on this.

Thanks

Josh

icornwal
28 Sep 2006, 17:37
My issue is resolved. The cellspacing was set to 0 for the forum home. Thanks for the great style.

I had that issue when I had vbadvanced in a different directory than the forum. Once I moved them to the same dir the problem went away.

beishe8
28 Sep 2006, 22:47
It has to be a problem on your users end of things - I save all of my images in a way that makes them very small in terms of file sizes, so there shouldn't be any loading problems unless your user is on a connection slower than 56k dialup.
Thanks Andrew.
It is really not your style's fault.
It is a problem with vBulletin, handling modifications.
vBulletin is running smooth with the default style,modified styles are slow.

Using "Smooth Blue" on vbulletin.org is much slower than the style "vBulletin 3 White Liquid" used on vbulletin.com.

pickles21
29 Sep 2006, 22:54
hey guys I've installed the Epic template onto my site www.theseaofv.com/forums but as you can tell the formatting is off...any reason why...I've been having this problem with other skins as well...please let me know

Andrew
30 Sep 2006, 10:47
hey guys I've installed the Epic template onto my site www.theseaofv.com/forums (http://www.theseaofv.com/forums) but as you can tell the formatting is off...any reason why...I've been having this problem with other skins as well...please let me knowAll of your forums have to be inside a category - This style has a mod that spaces that categories apart, as do a number of other styles. By not putting your forums within a category, you mess up the table structures for the page and end of with that.

pickles21
30 Sep 2006, 14:49
so how would I go about installing this style? Since I've nearly tried to upload the files everywhere in the forums directory. I currently have them within public_html/forums/images/images/epic

pickles21
30 Sep 2006, 18:37
could it be the way I set up my vB?

Andrew
01 Oct 2006, 08:54
The "epic" folder needs to be in the first "images" folder - You uploaded the "images" folder into the existing "images" folder instead of overwriting it (It doesn't actually overwrite it really - It just adds the new images and folders into it.)

pickles21
01 Oct 2006, 09:12
OK when I drag and drop the "images" folder into the /forums/images directory it puts it into it's own directory such as /forums/images/images and that's what I've had already done. That's why i'm confused...it doesn't say anything about overwriting or anything when I upload the images folder. It just makes it's own seperate directory within the images folder of the forums directory. Is this what it's suppose to do?

DragoZERO
01 Oct 2006, 12:56
No. You upload images to your forum's root directory. For example, vBulletin.org's webmaster would browse the FTP until he goes to /vbulletin.org/forum/ and then upload images into that directory.

pickles21
01 Oct 2006, 17:26
Ok now check it out with what you said.... www.theseaofv.com/forums some of the formatting is still off. i got some of the images but it's not complete

Andrew
01 Oct 2006, 18:34
You have forums that are out on there own (IE - Top Level Forums) - Any forums you have must be under/in a category for the style to work properly.

pickles21
01 Oct 2006, 19:14
Awesome thanks a lot!

DragoZERO
03 Oct 2006, 00:50
Andrew, I have a quick question:

I am adding more links to my navbar template and it is throwing it off. I am matching the code and changing the necessary parts. Here is an example with integrating FlashChat with my forum.

<td class="vbmenu_control"><a href="misc.php?do=flashchat">$vbphrase[flashchat]</a></td>

As a result I lose the nice navbar look.
http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/8932/navbar1nw4.jpg

Also, once I edit the navbar a border is made around navbar.
http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/7751/navbar2pe1.jpg

Am I inputting the wrong code into the template or is it something different?

Andrew
03 Oct 2006, 09:08
Try this instead:
<td class="vbmenu_control_header"><a href="misc.php?do=flashchat">$vbphrase[flashchat]</a></td>
The navbar class used in the header is "vbmenu_control_header" instead of "vbmenu_control".

DragoZERO
03 Oct 2006, 13:07
Alright, that fixed it but what if I have the following:

<td class="vbmenu_control_header"><!-- RPG_NAVBAR_MENU --></td>

This is a drop down menu like the Quick Links. Does this hack need to edited or is it the template that needs changing?

JamieLee2k
03 Oct 2006, 21:05
I am having a little bit of differculty I am waiting to do the same as above:
I have vbplaza which has a drop down menu and also I would like to add Arcade to the menu bar and I don't have a clue on where to edit, if I am correct I am in the right place, vbmenu_control_header.

Also what if I want to add another navbar underneath the one I put in which lets me add more mods in the future? Would that be possible?

Andrew
04 Oct 2006, 14:25
The portion of code for the navbar is actually located in the header template, and to add a second navbar, you would have to do some extensive modifications to the templates and graphics.

shunx91
04 Oct 2006, 18:03
Hi,

Can someone help me with Importhookup.com? on the bottom of the site you can change the layout, I want to use EPIC as my dedicated layout but I need to fix the problems first. Currently the URLs in the links aren't working right and some of the images on the top of the forum is not appearing correctly. I think the navbar has something to do with the [bburl] but I'm not sure how to go about fixing it. Any hlep would be great.

JamieLee2k
04 Oct 2006, 19:01
So if I want to add some more links what do you suggest?

DragoZERO
04 Oct 2006, 22:46
How about adding additional drop down menus?

Andrew
05 Oct 2006, 15:39
That would be the easiest - Consolidate some of your less used links into another drop down menu (IE - Calendar, FAQ, Member List, Etc...)

JamieLee2k
05 Oct 2006, 20:11
I have just installed this in 3.6.2 and it's all messed up, is this and all your other ones getting updated?

adonfun
05 Oct 2006, 23:00
I also installed it in 3.6.2 but have no problems (yet)..Also no message like: "Out-of-Date Custom Templates Found!" (yet) :P


ETA:
I just changed forum permissions and starting from there the template gets messed up. As long as you don't have any forum permissions where only certain groups can see it then it shows as it should be.

I'm sure Andrew will update it for 3.6.2 :)

ETA2: Never mind.. I forgot to set the forum accessable for certain groups as a category. It shows oke now

JamieLee2k
06 Oct 2006, 00:23
if it's ok for you I wanna see yours

adonfun
06 Oct 2006, 02:24
JamieLee .. I'm not sure if I may post my own link here, but anyway, here it is:
http://ikwil.mijneikwijt.nl/index.php?styleid=3

You can see for yourself that it works (at least in my browser), otherwise let me know. Let me see yours, I'm curious if it is messed up the same way as it was with mine.

DragoZERO
06 Oct 2006, 03:27
That would be the easiest - Consolidate some of your less used links into another drop down menu (IE - Calendar, FAQ, Member List, Etc...)
Then how do we add drop down menu's w/o disturbing the navbar?

Andrew
06 Oct 2006, 11:05
There were no template changes between 3.6.1 and 3.6.2 that affected any of my styles, so you should not have any issues using the current .XML file (I plan on updating it anyways on Sunday.) When it comes to permissions though, you need to specify them via the categories and not the forums if you want to hide the entire section.

As for the drop down menus, I don't remember the exact code, but if you do a quick search, it's been covered a number of times (There's actually prolly a template mod that's been released for it, even though it's not really a mod at all...)

JamieLee2k
06 Oct 2006, 14:21
Here is my forum it's all messed up
http://www.xleagues.net/forum/index.php?styleid=4

The link works for everyone

adonfun
06 Oct 2006, 14:25
Here is my forum it's all messed up
http://www.xleagues.net/forum/index.php?styleid=4


Strange.. I don't see the epic style. I tried other styleid's but no change. Is it turned on for guests as well?

JamieLee2k
06 Oct 2006, 18:44
The link is fine

adonfun
06 Oct 2006, 20:22
Link was fine yes, it worked, I only didn't see the epic template

But it shows now yes.

Seems that the epic images aren't on the server. Are you sure that the directory
http://www.xleagues.net/forum/images/epic/ is on the server with the images in it?

Other then that it seems to work fine.

JamieLee2k
06 Oct 2006, 22:47
right everything seems to be working after I took it off and re-installed it, now I just need 3 spaces in order to put my ibproarcade, vbsupport and vbplaza.

Maybe you can make another .xml template in which you can give people the option to have another menu row, a good idea would be to put it below the original one but still connected to the frame as seen in a picture below

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/prey2k/template.jpg

Andrew
12 Oct 2006, 12:43
I don't have the time to do that myself due to school, work, and being in Europe, but if anybody else wants to have at it, then I don't mind.

JamieLee2k
15 Oct 2006, 13:37
I have copied and pasted the link below and pasted it below that link so that I have 3 of them then all I need to do is change the memberlist.php and member_list names to what I want them to be but it doesn't show up if I change the names. I will show an example:
vbplaza is a menu just like Quick Links so if you can get this working that would be great
<td class="vbmenu_control_header"><a href="memberlist.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[members_list]</a></td>

This below doesn't show up apart from the top 3

<td class="vbmenu_control_header"><a href="faq.php$session[sessionurl_q]" accesskey="5">$vbphrase[faq]</a></td>
<td class="vbmenu_control_header"><a href="memberlist.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[members_list]</a></td>
<td class="vbmenu_control_header"><a href="calendar.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[calendar]</a></td>
<td class="vbmenu_control_header"><a href="vbplaza.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[vbplaza]</a></td>
<td class="vbmenu_control_header"><a href="vbsupport.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[support]</a></td>
<td class="vbmenu_control_header"><a href="arcade.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[arcade]</a></td>

All of these shows up

<td class="vbmenu_control_header"><a href="faq.php$session[sessionurl_q]" accesskey="5">$vbphrase[faq]</a></td>
<td class="vbmenu_control_header"><a href="memberlist.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[members_list]</a></td>
<td class="vbmenu_control_header"><a href="calendar.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[calendar]</a></td>
<td class="vbmenu_control_header"><a href="memberlist.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[members_list]</a></td>
<td class="vbmenu_control_header"><a href="memberlist.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[members_list]</a></td>
<td class="vbmenu_control_header"><a href="memberlist.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[members_list]</a></td>

It's really weird cus it works on other skins

Andrew
15 Oct 2006, 17:03
I have no idea mate - The links you had there looked like they should be working fine theoretically.

JamieLee2k
15 Oct 2006, 17:45
Right I have made some progress, I have installed a menu system but there is one slight display issue, see below:
http://www.xleagues.net/navbar.jpg

StepOnFrog
19 Oct 2006, 23:32
go into the header template, and change your class for the link you've added from whatever it is (probably vbmenu_control) to vbmenu_control_header...

I'd buggered with the code for a while, and ended up copying the format that's used for the dropdown Search on navbar.

Hopefully, It'll work!

:-D

-----------------------
(Hey! This is the first time I've helped someone on here - I think!)

StepOnFrog
20 Oct 2006, 00:39
From post #102 (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1085413&postcount=102)
Any updates on this? I'm still having no luck on this.

Thanks

Josh

I haven't found a way to fix this problem in the templates (to be honest, can't be bothered right now), but to solve the issue temporarily I've uploaded a copy of the images folder that comes with epic style into the same folder that I have my vBAvannced CMPS (the root). It means I have 2 images/epic folders on my space, but it solves a problem until someone sorts it out.!

Hope it helps.

:confused:

JamieLee2k
20 Oct 2006, 15:16
You really are the man, thanks it's worked a treat, I just wish someone would do my idea, shame really cus it would work and look really good

erhanerhan_5
22 Oct 2006, 21:53
hi,
im using firefox.
my epic's quick search not working.but quick link is working :S
in the ie quick search is working

Blindf8th
25 Oct 2006, 04:40
Is there a way to obtain that cyberathlete style? It fits with exactly what I want to migrate to with a few mods? is this possible? Thanks in advance for any assistance or direction.

Blind

Andrew
25 Oct 2006, 09:21
The CAL styles were commercially developed solely for that organization, so I can't distribute them to the public.

As for the quick search function, I will look into that and release an update if needed.

oddmusic
04 Nov 2006, 23:19
but one of your buttons seems to be named wrong.
it is named in the download version as: 'collapse_fhome_tcat_collapse.gif'

That is really strange - I'll look into that and upload a new .ZIP archive if need be. Thanks for the heads up :)

I was having a problem un-collaspe-ing catagories of forums on the main page too. Actually, in the zip archive it's named: collapse_fhome_tcat_collaps.gif
and renaming it to: collapse_fhome_tcat_collapsed.gif fixes it -- see before and after screenshots.

Sweet style Andrew, I want to use it as my main style, the board isn't up yet, and I'm new to all of this.... my website's been around since 1999, but I think the last time I administered a forum, it was a "Wildcat! BBS" back in the days of 1200 and 2400 baud modems, before there ever was a thing called a web browser :surprised: , but I think most folks around here would probably have to go to a museum to see one of those systems anymore. Anyway, going to give it a try and see what happens. Thanks again - installed.

Andrew
05 Nov 2006, 12:07
Yeah - Photoshop for some reason limits the number of characters in a filename to 31 when I use the "Save for Web" feature. I've fixed the filename and uploaded a new version of the .ZIP file.

marco22
05 Nov 2006, 12:37
Hi. I have installed this style to my forum, looks cool but when i go to the gallery some images on header do not display. can anyone help. I am using photopost for vb

Andrew
09 Nov 2006, 15:06
The .XML file has been updated to vBulletin 3.6.3, but there weren't any changes in the templates.

carlgale
09 Nov 2006, 16:33
hi

i have installed the epic template and it looks and works great however i seemto be having a major problem with the homepage www.irishjobforum.com the layout is mesed up, all the other pages are fine its just that one


any ideas please

Spiffware
09 Nov 2006, 23:37
installed i love it i just need to find out how to fix the images in the advanced cms

jerrygad
13 Nov 2006, 08:44
very nice design indeed. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

RFViet
14 Nov 2006, 20:27
I want lines to seperate columns , Ho to do that ??

The dman
17 Nov 2006, 02:06
Thank you

It's one of the better styles that I've seen

Andrew
22 Nov 2006, 18:23
The .XML file has been updated to 3.6.4, but there have still been no template changes since 3.6.2 was released.

phovanxua
23 Nov 2006, 10:27
The .XML file has been updated to 3.6.4, but there have still been no template changes since 3.6.2 was released.

It's wrong XML file in the zip file ...I installed it ...It came out Blaze or Blade something Andrew .

Can you chek it again .

Thanks .

Andrew
23 Nov 2006, 11:48
My bad - Must have accidentally downloaded that one twice. I'll fix it when I get home from class :)

phovanxua
23 Nov 2006, 23:06
My bad - Must have accidentally downloaded that one twice. I'll fix it when I get home from class :)


Andrew ,

Can you look at this forum page tell me what I missing on the right side of the forum ?

check Your PM

I don't know why cause that right side missing ?

Thanks .

buurman
24 Nov 2006, 10:08
It's wrong XML file in the zip file ...I installed it ...It came out Blaze or Blade something Andrew .

Can you chek it again .

Thanks .

Same thing here, but see you gonna fix it later.
To bad, waiting sucks, but its worth it...

Install! :)

Andrew
24 Nov 2006, 11:34
The archive has been reuploaded with the correct .XML file - Sorry for the mishap there :)

phovanxua
25 Nov 2006, 07:50
Thanks .

Kiint
26 Nov 2006, 12:57
I've been creating a website around this excellent style but am having a few problems with some pages displaying correctly. They work fine with the default style, but not with the Epic style. So I'm wondering if anyone can help me with editing the code of this hack to display the pages right.

As you can see here: http://www.bluedragons.co.uk/forums/?styleid=3
the pages load up fine (had a problem with a forum without a category, but read somewhere else in this thread about fixing that)

Now my problem is with this YAAS hack that otherwise works fine apart from 2 pages:
http://www.bluedragons.co.uk/forums/awards.php (displays fine)

but if you click on one of the awards like here: http://www.bluedragons.co.uk/forums/awards.php?do=viewaward&award_id=2 the page is all shrunken to the left.
I expect this is something to do with it not having a top level category like on the forums error.
Also happens here: http://www.bluedragons.co.uk/forums/request_award.php?award_id=2

Is there anything I can include in the templates/php pages that I can do to fix these 2 pages from being corrupted? I would imagine I could put in some code to replicate the top level category to make the page work right but wouldn't have a clue where to start.

username/pass is test/test if you want to have a look.

I know this isn't a support forum for the YAAS hack, but this does work with the default style so can only guess it is a style/template problem.

Someone please help.

phovanxua
26 Nov 2006, 23:38
Kiint ,

It's your languages cause that ...I had same problem with that after I import merge languages style to that skin ...and the right side mess up so bad ...and my fix is :

Import that skin first ...and import the languages ...and the import that skin override again ..that's the way I did 1 of forum ....and that the fixed of my forum .

You can try .... to see if could fix your forum .

Good luck .

Kiint
27 Nov 2006, 01:20
Kiint ,

It's your languages cause that ...I had same problem with that after I import merge languages style to that skin ...and the right side mess up so bad ...and my fix is :

Import that skin first ...and import the languages ...and the import that skin override again ..that's the way I did 1 of forum ....and that the fixed of my forum .

You can try .... to see if could fix your forum .

Good luck .

Thanks for replying, but I'm not too sure what you mean here? I only have one language which was installed by default US English, and this is the only style apart from the default one.
I'm not sure which "languages" you mean.

Dynastar
27 Nov 2006, 17:08
Hi i downlaoded the style and only the 3.6.4 xml file was in it. Please can you include the differant versions. Especially 3.6.3.

phovanxua
30 Nov 2006, 04:06
Thanks for replying, but I'm not too sure what you mean here? I only have one language which was installed by default US English, and this is the only style apart from the default one.
I'm not sure which "languages" you mean.

My is look same problem you had ...after I import another languages pack ( Vietnamese)

Kiint
01 Dec 2006, 10:39
I'm still having problems on these 2 pages:

http://www.bluedragons.co.uk/forums/awards.php?do=viewaward&award_id=2
http://www.bluedragons.co.uk/forums/request_award.php?award_id=2

View Award, and Request Award...

Can anyone here please point me in the right direction to fixing these?

Fixed: on the 2 above pages the template had added extra table closing tags at the bottom which were replicated in the footer code.

stako
19 Dec 2006, 13:10
Hello,

I installed this beautiful style in my forum, everything works ok in the forum pages but in the vBadvanced main page the top part of the page appears broken. Check it yourself at:

http://www.sportriding.gr/

The forum pages as I said are ok: http://www.sportriding.gr/forum/

I tried to fix issue according to this:

I found your problem in the footer - You messed up the URL for that background image:image:http://www.onlindeebate.net/forums/images/epic/content_bottom_bg.gifCould

but didn’t have any luck......

Can you please help by taking a look at my site and tell me what else should I check?

Thanks

PS. Thank you very much for the template, its one of the best I've seen!

stako
19 Dec 2006, 14:30
Hello,

I installed this beautiful style in my forum, everything works ok in the forum pages but in the vBadvanced main page the top part of the page appears broken. Check it yourself at:

http://www.sportriding.gr/

The forum pages as I said are ok: http://www.sportriding.gr/forum/

I tried to fix issue according to this:



but didn’t have any luck......

Can you please help by taking a look at my site and tell me what else should I check?

Thanks

PS. Thank you very much for the template, its one of the best I've seen!

Issue fixed and you can't imagine how happy I am! :)

I had to edit a bit the style's header.

I compared the "right" forums appearance with the erroneous vBadvanced home page and found out which images where missing form the vBadvanced page. They were "navigation_right.gif" and "header_bg.gif".

Then I found them in the header and entered the full path of the images.

So it seems that links in the header (or footer I suppose) in the form of

src="$vboptions[bburl]/images/epic/header_left.gif"

are functioning ok but links in the form of

url(/images/epic/header_bg.gif);

Need to have the full path in to work ok.

Anyway, issue fixed and thanks again for a wonderful style! :)

Kiint
19 Dec 2006, 16:09
[QUOTE=stako;1141556]Issue fixed and you can't imagine how happy I am! :)

I had to edit a bit the style's header.

[QUOTE]

You may wish to do the same for collapse_tcat.gif as that's not showing for me on your page, just showing a broken image which is distorting your header.

The current link is:

http://www.sportriding.gr/images/epic/buttons/collapse_tcat.gif

it should be:

http://www.sportriding.gr/forum/images/epic/buttons/collapse_tcat.gif
It could be that in your options somewhere you don't have the full path to your forums listed? should be http://www.sportriding.gr/forum/

stako
20 Dec 2006, 08:47
[QUOTE=stako;1141556]Issue fixed and you can't imagine how happy I am! :)

I had to edit a bit the style's header.

[QUOTE]

You may wish to do the same for collapse_tcat.gif as that's not showing for me on your page, just showing a broken image which is distorting your header.

The current link is:

http://www.sportriding.gr/images/epic/buttons/collapse_tcat.gif

it should be:

http://www.sportriding.gr/forum/images/epic/buttons/collapse_tcat.gif
It could be that in your options somewhere you don't have the full path to your forums listed? should be http://www.sportriding.gr/forum/

Yes, just saw that yesterday when I was checking out if everything is ok so that I can "air" the site, I opened it in IE and it was broken, with Firefox it just hides the "missing" images......:(

I suppose you are talking about http://www.sportriding.gr and not http://www.sportriding.gr/forum which is ok, right?

As far as I know there are two places in the admin panel that should have the full path:

1. Under "Site name / URL / Contact details", "Forum URL", this is ok.
2. Under "vBa CMPS", "Default Settings", CMPS URL, also ok.

Is there any other that I should look for???

Could this have something to do with hotlinking that I have disabled in my host?

Unfortunately I did not had any luck with editing the header or footer because I cannot find any instances of the broken images. I found only one for "collapse_tcat.gif" but changing it to full path did not have any effect.

I am attaching 2 images:

1. Epic style in Firefox:

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/1382/site3wc5.th.jpg (http://img259.imageshack.us/my.php?image=site3wc5.jpg)

2. Epic style in IE6:

http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/1232/site2pw1.th.jpg (http://img396.imageshack.us/my.php?image=site2pw1.jpg)

Andrew any ideas? Thanks

PS. I am using now the "Blaze" style as default also created by Andrew, I'm having the same issues with that too.

http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/7889/sitezr9.th.jpg (http://img396.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sitezr9.jpg)

PS2. I checked by FTP and the images are in the correct path, for instance "http://www.sportriding.gr/images/epic/misc/navbits_start.gif" is there! BUT if I try to open with IE (or Firefox) I get a "Not Found" page.......... Is this a hint that hotlinking is to blame???

stako
20 Dec 2006, 12:01
Ok, problem fixed, some times you miss THE moste obvious things.....

It turns out the path (for whatever reason) in the vBadvanced page for all these images was incorrect, I just copied the images where it looks for them and now all is ok... Not exactly the best solution but it works so its ok! :)

Sparky_s
20 Dec 2006, 23:47
There seems to be a small problem in Opera where the user columns while viewing a thread totally vary, eg...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/pact/dunno.png

If you look closely you'll notice the top user column is much wider than the bottom. Any way to fix this?

Still brilliant skin.

Any update on this problem?

The skin is perfect in FF but goes like above in IE7.

It's truly and excellent skin, I'd hate to not have to use it because of this issue.

Just to note also. All admins seem to be perfect, but moderators, Smods and normal users have the column bigger.

RiktigtKaffe
30 Dec 2006, 00:12
There isnīt a sliced psd in the downloadable package. Why?

Itīs a really good style but the colours isnīt quite right for my purpose.

TOMC28
30 Dec 2006, 00:33
hello. I am a rookie here. I've thought I followed all these appropriate steps...and it looks horrible? can you give me any advise?

I also never transfered image files before....loaded FileZilla and followed instructions, loaded the images file from the EPIC folder to the images file on my site. In looking at the loaded files on my site....I went to the folder as follows: /www/images. This is where I uploaded the images file. So now the EPIC Images files are located at: /www/images/images/epic/ Is this correct? Could this be the problem?

I don't have a fully functional site as of yet...but if you look at it in the default you can see the general layout...then look at it in the EPIC version...ouch.

Can you give a beginner advise???? www.fishing3.com

Andrew
30 Dec 2006, 02:16
hello. I am a rookie here. I've thought I followed all these appropriate steps...and it looks horrible? can you give me any advise?

I also never transfered image files before....loaded FileZilla and followed instructions, loaded the images file from the EPIC folder to the images file on my site. In looking at the loaded files on my site....I went to the folder as follows: /www/images. This is where I uploaded the images file. So now the EPIC Images files are located at: /www/images/images/epic/ Is this correct? Could this be the problem?

I don't have a fully functional site as of yet...but if you look at it in the default you can see the general layout...then look at it in the EPIC version...ouch.

Can you give a beginner advise???? www.fishing3.com (http://www.fishing3.com)You have one too many "images" folders - Bring the "epic" folder down into the first one, and it should work fine for you.,
There isnīt a sliced psd in the downloadable package. Why?

Itīs a really good style but the colours isnīt quite right for my purpose.I do all my slicing by hand, so I don't have a sliced .PSD to give with the style (I'm a bit old fashioned :p)

TOMC28
30 Dec 2006, 03:56
I haven't had a response to this posting for a few days??? So I'm rewriting it and including three thumbnails. One is the first level, 2nd level (problem) and third level. I've also posted an example at www.fishing3.com for today/tomorrow. Please let me know if there is more information you will need. IF I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE POSTING THIS TYPE OF QUESTION/COMMENT, PLEASE ADVISE. Thanks.

When USING THE EPIC STYLE in 3.64 I am getting White/Blue Alternating Vertical Lines along the entire right side of the screen? This is only occuring on the forums where I go three levels deep??? Its happening at the 2nd level when Categories are used again.

For example:

Main Forum (Acting as a Main Category)
-Subforum (Also acting as a Sub Category Category) THIS IS WHERE THE PROBLEM IS.
--Subforum (acting as a forum under the above Sub Category)



Can you advise how I can fix this? I'd like to use EPIC.

Thanks again, Tom C

kboatman
02 Jan 2007, 14:00
I hope I am not posting something which was posted before (but I did Search for this first). There appears to be a missing graphics file in the MISC folder. EXPIRES.GIF. This icon should display when a thread is moved and has a timed redirect link.

Has anyone else seen this missing graphic yet?

BTW - Great Style!

blueberry
03 Jan 2007, 11:51
hi.. i would like to say, thanks for all of the nice styles you have.. your styles are the best in the board!!! Good luck and hope to see more soon...

TOMC28
06 Jan 2007, 04:56
White / Blue Alternating Vertical Lines in EPIC?

ok....so I take it the issue with the Vertical bars can't be fixed?

Kiint
06 Jan 2007, 10:37
White / Blue Alternating Vertical Lines in EPIC?

ok....so I take it the issue with the Vertical bars can't be fixed?

I've just created some forums which were sub-forums to another and didnt't get this problem. I can only guess that there was an error in your installation. It may pay you to reinstall this again.

Do you have any other modules/customisations running? I'd reccommend disabling them if you do, just to see if they are causing this.

Andrew
06 Jan 2007, 12:59
Do you have any other modules/customisations running? I'd reccommend disabling them if you do, just to see if they are causing this.Yes - There are unfortunately a lot of coders who have been releasing some quite sloppy mods as far as templates are concerned. I know this has been the issue for numerous other people with this style. I can only guarantee that it works on a fresh, unmodded installation of vBulletin, so if you have mods running, you're kind of on your own in a sense.

blueberry
07 Jan 2007, 08:54
hi... i installed this style , it is cool... but sometimes, it hangs a little bit to get all the page and then loads at once.. this is not normally the case.. previously, the page used to load part by part and not at once... this is not happening always.. it is just sometimes it happens... anyone facing the same issue? and any suggestions?

Kiint
07 Jan 2007, 13:27
hi... i installed this style , it is cool... but sometimes, it hangs a little bit to get all the page and then loads at once.. this is not normally the case.. previously, the page used to load part by part and not at once... this is not happening always.. it is just sometimes it happens... anyone facing the same issue? and any suggestions?


I sometimes get this, the blue background will appear, then 4-5 seconds later the entire page will appear, a lot of my users think there is a problem with the site and will click on refresh several times which slows the entire process down...

I can only guess that there is something that is causing the entire page to be refreshed every time you view it, rather than display images from your temp files..../shrug

blueberry
08 Jan 2007, 11:38
kiint... ok so we have the same problem.. any suggestions to solve it???

sim10
10 Jan 2007, 19:55
I also have this problem of a blue background for 5 seconds or more...especially when viewing it using i.e. 7..with opera it's not so bad but i hope a solution comes quick as i love this style and so do many of my members.

revmitchell
12 Jan 2007, 11:54
I am having a problem getting the header and footer to load. It may not be a style issue but I thought I would check. Any suggestions? www.pastorssource.org

blueberry
18 Jan 2007, 07:52
hey... again.. no one can help in the delay problem of this style.. i would appreciate if anyone can help in this matter...

carlgale
20 Jan 2007, 18:23
Hi

just installed this template but am havig big problems with the formatting of the hoem page

www.berkshirejobforum.com there seems to be a big problem with the layout and i have no ideas how to fix it.

all the other pages of the template are fine, for example http://www.berkshirejobforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=5 its just the homepage which is playing up. Anyone know how to fix this please


regards
carl

Andrew
20 Jan 2007, 19:15
You need to set Epic to your default style or allow guests to select it - Right now I can't select the style to see the issue you're having.

My guess though, just from past issues I've handled, is that you don't have your forums set as subforums of a category. You need to have a category "container" for every set of forums for the style to work properly (The category spacing mod that I've built the style around requires this.)

sim10
30 Jan 2007, 20:51
has anyone come up with a solution to the background showing for like 5 seconds before displaying..only for i.e 7 for me

Andrew
11 Feb 2007, 15:30
I messed with it for a couple of hours at work the other day, and I can't for the life of me figure out why that's occurring in Internet Explorer. The coding is done in the same manner as all of my other styles, which don't have this problem, so I'm pretty much stumped right now.

blueberry
22 Feb 2007, 08:45
Andrew something that i noticed... maybe it can help you in finding out a solution.. apparently, the style dispalys the header quickly and then waits to load the whole page and then displays it at once... so if the page have images or anything else, the delay will be longer.. because nothing will be displayed before the whole images load and then displayed at once... Hope this helps??!!

Andrew
22 Feb 2007, 14:36
Andrew something that i noticed... maybe it can help you in finding out a solution.. apparently, the style dispalys the header quickly and then waits to load the whole page and then displays it at once... so if the page have images or anything else, the delay will be longer.. because nothing will be displayed before the whole images load and then displayed at once... Hope this helps??!!See - That's why I don't think it's a problem with the style. The largest image for this style is 6Kb, which shouldn't be slow to load even on a dialup connection. Plus, the style works fine in pretty much every browser but IE, which is why I'm thinking it's more of a browser issue along the lines of how IE is rendering the page.

MattWales
15 Mar 2007, 01:04
First I have to say.

GREAT LOOK

I am using this for my site at www.wbkids.com

My Nav bar works with the default style and shows the links I added.

But does not work for epic.

Please help.

thanks

matt

:up: :up:

Pete C
16 Mar 2007, 18:20
Tested and removed. Another style that will not display a shoutbox - I guess not every forum requires this, but a shoutbox is a VERY popular addition on a great many forums . . . it would be nice if these limitations were made clear on styles which do not support it.

No doubt it could be made to work with some heavy code modding, but the sublety of the style would suffer in my opinion.

I've also noted that on many styles where a shoutbox (vbshout v2.0 & vbshout v2.1) will not work readily, several other popular hacks fail to display as well - eg: SHOUTcast display, Photoplog etc. I didn't test them on this style . . no shoutbox support is sufficient reason to uninstall, although I have to admit I'm disappointed - it really is a nice looking piece of work.

Kiint
16 Mar 2008, 00:58
Been using this style on www.bluedragons.co.uk (http://www.bluedragons.co.uk) for quite a while now but have now run into a problem while upgrading to 3.7.6, There were a few table problems with the page being broken up but managed to fix them but my main problem is with the memberinfo page like here:
http://www.bluedragons.co.uk/forums/member.php?u=1

The box at the bottom is meant to have tabs where you can select each part, like About me, Statistics, Friends etc which works fine in the default template, yet I can't find out what isn't right in the Epic template to get it working right.

I've turned off all other mods to make sure they are not conflicting with it and have installed the default template for memberinfo yet I'm missing something somewhere else but don't know what I'm looking for. I'm guessing it is something to do with styles but again...i still don't know what i'm looking for,

any help is appreciated as I love using this style.

Kiint
24 Mar 2008, 12:06
Fixed it.....

There was an outer table which for some reason would stop the code from working right....removed this and the page suddenly worked.

This template needs a complete rewrite for 3.7+ as a lot of functionality is missing like the new navbar menu's etc. I've manually copied them in myself but for the average user this would be a daunting task.

Andrew
08 Apr 2008, 03:32
I'd do it, but I just don't have the time for free work anymore. Between school and my paying design job, there just aren't enough hours in the day...

Kiint
08 Apr 2008, 23:28
I'd do it, but I just don't have the time for free work anymore. Between school and my paying design job, there just aren't enough hours in the day...

I know that feeling very well.

Thanks for any work that you can do, it will be appreciated.

Kiint
18 Jan 2009, 17:57
There are quite a few changes with this style once you have upgraded to 3.8, bear this in mind if you are upgrading.

An upgrade of Epic would be nice if you ever get the time :D

Kiint
21 Nov 2009, 16:34
Now that Vb4 is on the horizon...any chance of an upgrade?

this style would look great in the CMS and forums.