View Full Version : Cairo Style

04 Aug 2006, 07:58
This is the vBulletin 3.6 compatable version of Cairo Style.
The skin has Google Adsense added to both header and footer.
I hope you like it :)

Skin Colors:
Silver, White, Grey, Dark Grey, Red and Dark Red

Skin Width:
800 Pixels

Skin Design:
- Header design
- Footer Design
- Buttons Design
- Status Icons Design
- Gradients Design

Code Changes:
- Adsense added to both header and footer
- Login and PM area added to the header and removed from the navbar template.
- Extra buttons for arcades, gallery and links have been added to the header.

Zip File Content:

-FH_Cairo folder : Style images folder (upload)
-FH_Cairo.xml file : import this through your admincp
-PSD files folder : Layer psd files for the style (not to be uploaded)
-logo Folder : contains empty logo pic to place your logo on. After placing your logo on this pic, upload it to forums/images/FH_Cairo
(note: don't change the pic name or it will not show)
-empty-buttons Folder : contains an empty version of the buttons used in the design so you can add what ever you want to them.


http://www.designersforums.net/cairo-small.gif (http://www.designersforums.net/cairo.gif)

For a demo please click here (http://www.forumshelp.com/vb/index.php?styleid=2)

This skin has been tested on both FireFox and Internet Explorer with the latest releases. Please don't hesitate to report any bugs or to mention your openion.
Thank you

04 Aug 2006, 08:00
wow nice style thanks alot and first install :P

04 Aug 2006, 08:05
Terminatoronly, many thanks for your post and glad that you like it :)

04 Aug 2006, 08:08
i like all of your styles thats the truth egtrix u r a great designer u deserve to be advanced designer :D

04 Aug 2006, 08:16
thank you very much Terminatoronly for the nice words :)

04 Aug 2006, 10:16
u r welcome but yeah its the truth

04 Aug 2006, 14:52
thanx man for the style

really like it

04 Aug 2006, 15:19
net24 you are always welcome and glad that you like it :)

04 Aug 2006, 17:47
Great style. Installed. Thank you very much.:D

Brandon Sheley
04 Aug 2006, 19:34
very nice style :)

04 Aug 2006, 19:41
this style owns my hearth.

I like the big 5 buttons. Excellent for my site content. That's the main reason I'm installing this.

04 Aug 2006, 22:37
erobs, Loco.M and DarthLamer many thanks for your nice words and really glad that you like Cairo Style :)

05 Aug 2006, 00:00
This is an awesome design egtrix, many thanks for your expertise:D


05 Aug 2006, 00:07
Dragonhart many thanks for your nice post and you are always welcome :)

05 Aug 2006, 00:21
very nice style egtrix I may mess with it and try to get it Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional but I must say its clean loads fast very very nice

05 Aug 2006, 00:26
DementedMindz, glad that you like it :) Do whatever changes needed :)

05 Aug 2006, 00:47
question how are you getting both google ads to show up? i just changed he code to mine the top shows up but not the bottom... also you have a few images linked to your site still

05 Aug 2006, 00:58
DementedMindz, as for the Google ads, you have to wait for a while till both appear, this is because Google take some time till it understands the content of your site and begin displaying ads.
As for the linked pics, yes I have linked empty spacer links in order to have protection as from what I saw so far, arund 80% of the users using my skins, remove the backlinks and this help as a protection for my work.

05 Aug 2006, 01:05
yeah i cant use it right now it dont work to well with the arcade and yeah i seen the links i was like wtf is this... i mean i could see just the bottom footer link but the spacers too? oh well it was nice while it lasted...

05 Aug 2006, 01:20
it's ok but if i had users not removing the footer backlinks I would have removed the spacer protection but as you know, this is not the case and I could placed them in a place where nobody sees them but I wanted to let people know about it as it's placed in the header which must be edit by users so they can add their links (and they will probably see it as you did) :)

Red Matrix
06 Aug 2006, 08:21
Good Skin, installed. But I don't need that bar with the image links to arcade, etc. I've been trying to comment it out, but the whole header breaks.

Is there an easier way? Thanks.

06 Aug 2006, 08:30
Red Matrix, glad that you like this skin :)
The only way to remove this bar is by editing the attached PSD file and then slicing the header again.

Red Matrix
06 Aug 2006, 08:37
Thanks for your quick responce.

I, however, don't know how to slice images. :( I just want to collapse that red 'bar' easily. I guess I could try commenting out every IMG tag in that area. :-/

BTW, I have installed it on a fresh board that hasn't launced yet. I'll PM you the link.

06 Aug 2006, 08:50
ok, as for the skin installed, you will need to change vbulletin options through your admincp to make this skin as your default skin, I will see your PM now and let me see what I can do :)

Red Matrix
06 Aug 2006, 08:52
Thanks. I am using FF, btw.

Also, just wanted to report a color bug. The quick reply container is in a shade of blue, and there is no mutli-quote button. Cheers.

06 Aug 2006, 08:52
The skin is working fine on your board, maybe all you need is to refresh your browser :)

Red Matrix
06 Aug 2006, 09:01
I think you mis understood me. I reverted back to the way you had it.

See, all I did was add <!-- and --> tags to certain spots. (commenting-out areas) When I did that, things went beserk. So I removed those codes. I still want help removing that whole bar.

06 Aug 2006, 22:40
Thank you. Real Nice.

07 Aug 2006, 02:32
KevinLiles, many thanks and glad that you like it :)

Red Matrix, ok I got you. If you want to add any code, please added after the </table> tag otherwise things won't go right. As for removing the bar, it's almost immposible with re-slicing images. Thank you :)

Red Matrix
07 Aug 2006, 09:40
Are you going to add the multi quote button, and fix the blue colors around the quick reply box? thnx.

07 Aug 2006, 11:38
Thanks Red Matrix for your post. As for the multi quote buttons, they are already there but they need to be themed with the same colors as the skin. And I will try to fix these probs in the next skin version.
Thanks again :)

07 Aug 2006, 12:13
brilliant style.....love it, keep up the good work

07 Aug 2006, 12:33
Many thanks TheoMessinis and I'm very glad that you like it :)

11 Aug 2006, 09:13
I believe it is me just messing it up somehow but I have managed to take the forums and threads out of uniform on the first page, the posts numbers etc are now below the post name.. Any ideas how I can return it back?

Nice skin btw :)

11 Aug 2006, 09:41
Hello Rusticspec :)
I think re-installing the skin will resolve the problem, thank you

11 Aug 2006, 09:47
Hello Rusticspec :)
I think re-installing the skin will resolve the problem, thank you

How exactly do I re-install? :ermm: I removed the skin and upload the XML file again but that had no effect? Im new to this forum so am still learning the ropes :confused:

11 Aug 2006, 11:15
np :) all you have to do is to uninstall the skin first from your admincp>Styles & Templates and then choose the uninstall option from the scroll down menu in the right panel beside FH_Cairo.
Once done then install the skin again according to the installation instructions in the ReadMe.txt file
Thanks :)

11 Aug 2006, 13:04
tnx! liked it very much!

11 Aug 2006, 15:43
so beautiful

13 Aug 2006, 17:20
pini and duanking many thanks and glad that you like it :)

15 Aug 2006, 18:00
Hey i was Wondering if i could Get a replecment button for this style mate the button you have that says Arcades could i do me a button with it saying CMAIL

thanks mate

16 Aug 2006, 00:43
Hey i was Wondering if i could Get a replecment button for this style mate the button you have that says Arcades could i do me a button with it saying CMAIL

thanks mate
Hello apolloooooo, thanks for your post. I will make it for you once i recover from flu ;)

16 Aug 2006, 04:57
I like tha style...i was wondering if you were planning in makin this style in both black & blue? i seen u did red & black for 3.5 so i was wondering what tha future held for this because i would like tha same style but in different colors if possible. Thanks * clicks install *

16 Aug 2006, 10:13
teedizz, many thanks for your post :)
I have already released this skin in two versions, one blue and one green and you can find them at my site and they are free as well.

17 Aug 2006, 14:39
Hi egtrix

Thank you ery much for such a beautifull skin. I've some issues.

The skin is not working well with vbacmps. Here is a screenshot.
http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/3530/cmpsky0.gif (http://imageshack.us)
Also can i have a fluid version. Please.. :)

17 Aug 2006, 18:53
Many thanks Hemanth for your post and glad that you like Cairo Style, to make vbadvanced work well with this skin, all you have to do is:
1- Remove the page background image and replace it with a color of your choice.
2- Use one vbadvanced column or reduce columns width and the spaces between tables
please let me know how things go on with you.

18 Aug 2006, 10:23
Thank you very mcuh for the support. I'll try them.

btw. How to replace the background image with solid color?

Also all this issues will be fixed if you can provide a fluid template. I'm waiting for it as my sites theme don't fit for a fixed syle. :)

19 Aug 2006, 10:13
When users post in a thread with this template, all their information like avatars, username and post count etc comes above the post. Is there a small little modification or can one be made where it get moves to the left side like in the standard forum template :)

19 Aug 2006, 10:33
Rusticspec, many thanks for your post :) you don't need anything special to do this, all you have to do is to go to admincp>>vBulletin Options>>Styles & Language settings and in the "Use Legacy (Vertical) Postbit Template" just chose yes and that's it.

Hemanth, thanks for your post :)
All you have to do is to go to admincp>>Styles & Templates>>Style Manager>>Cairo Style>>Main CSS
Then in the "Page Background " panel and in the "Background" box, remove the whole line and replace it with the color code you want.

20 Aug 2006, 13:22
Yes mate anytime you get around to it is fine by me i hope your feeling better soon mate

all the best....

20 Aug 2006, 14:14
thanks very much :D

20 Aug 2006, 17:59
Hey mate see aswell is replaceing the Arcades Button to CMAIL can yopu Also do me a replacement Button for advertise button to say shop but i would like the clolur of the font to be the same red as the rest of the site so it stands out

cheers mate and i hope you fell better soon

25 Aug 2006, 18:31

28 Aug 2006, 00:01
Here you are and sorry for the delay :)


04 Sep 2006, 23:32
Hey bro, its me again...hahaah

I installed ur style like i said a while ago but when i apply this hack the style goes nuts, can you please tell me how to get this to work? ill donate some money to you on ur forums for your help as this hack is vital to my forums. This is the hack I installed


after the hack is installed, here is the final result


I tried removing the post/thread firld but it still didnt work..how can this be done to make it show correctly? cause it seems as if it always has to show " Last Post, Threads, Post field " above which messes everything up

This is how it looks on my current forums


08 Sep 2006, 20:18
Great style by the way but for some reason none of the images icons are appearing... Any ideas. Im new to vbulletin. I uploaded Cairo folder to images..

13 Sep 2006, 17:08
any chances of making this into a fluid style ?

I realy want to use it but its to narrow for me :(

Great work !

15 Sep 2006, 18:47
teedizz :) glad to see you here too. I didn't forget your problem and once I reach a solution for this, I will let you know.

Greek76, very glad that you like it :) are you using any custom icons plugin?

davewolf, many thanks for your post and glad that you like it, I will try to release a fluid version soon but I will have to make few changes to the header look to suit the coding

03 May 2007, 04:41
I know this is older post but I thought I would try.

I like th skin, nice job and I ill be using it, but a couple of questions.

1. You mentioned a fluid style, do you ever port over to fluid?
2. I am having issues with images, or reply to posts exceeding the right hand side of the skin.

I added some custom smilies for example and now ever post is off to the right, or exceeds the size of the theme. This happens for images, mods etc......


The Notorious
18 Oct 2007, 01:59

17 Nov 2007, 13:23
demo not working

17 Nov 2007, 17:34
demo not working

Same here.

27 Nov 2007, 19:34
it has never worked...lol

if u want to see a demo go to


i have it up but its tweaked with some extra mods and i took out the ad sense as i hate ads for my members

working on the site to get it ready for launch

27 Feb 2008, 07:11
Database Error

03 Mar 2008, 15:35
Thank you guys for your posts and sorry for the delay in answering them but I was out of business for a while after selling my website, and now i'm back and starting a new site. And I will make new releases for all the free skins again and I will start with both Faddah Style & Cairo Style which will be updated next week with such bug fixes.

08 Apr 2008, 17:42
Thank you guys for your posts and sorry for the delay in answering them but I was out of business for a while after selling my website, and now i'm back and starting a new site. And I will make new releases for all the free skins again and I will start with both Faddah Style & Cairo Style which will be updated next week with such bug fixes.

Are the updated versions going to be faster loading?