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kennethj
27 Dec 2006, 17:05
SOFTWARE USAGE: vB 3.6 current ( upGraded as vB upgrades )
PSD SUPPLIED: Yes - ones needed to rework the style , logo - right logo
CHANGES MADE UPON REQUEST: No - but -will change name on logos

Demos : @ homepage ->
3.6 revisted white - fixed (http://gfxstyles.com/?styleid=176)
3.6 revisted gray - fluid (http://gfxstyles.com/?styleid=179)

vBulletin did a great job on the style , just did a little reworked a little of this and that .
Removed the hard corners , rounded tops - a footer & page corners - changed the border to a bit softer color .
font for the header is not what they used .
if you know what it is will rework the psds for them .

SCREEN SHOT:58181
no real changes eXcept for the headers and footers , border - a rounded version of .. .
as many if not all of the templates that could be edited have been to keep the style through out the entire forum - user cp , mod options registration ect .

other mods :
thread starter in post bit
highlighted stickies and announcements
sub forums in columns
and ?. .

style uses the default vB 3.6 images - we just are adding more to the misc dir of the default style .
additional images and some misc ones were improvised .

enjoy ;)

templates for some mods are available , to keep the style uniform @ site .

SCRIPT3R
27 Dec 2006, 17:17
woot - rounded corners... love it!

unenergizer
27 Dec 2006, 17:45
I really like this. Much improved!

scootman
27 Dec 2006, 17:47
Missed images _postbitspacer.gif ?

//K

mastdesi
27 Dec 2006, 17:47
wow pretty nice thanks alot

napukjon
27 Dec 2006, 18:37
Nicely improved, i like.

kennethj
27 Dec 2006, 19:09
thank you all :)
Missed images _postbitspacer.gif ?

//K

zip updated with the missing image , thanks .

is only a 1 px clear image - is in the zip this post .

scootman
27 Dec 2006, 19:46
Thank you :D

And thanks for the style, looking great!!

//Regard K

cyberphr
27 Dec 2006, 21:56
Very nice work--If I didn't make my own themes I'd surely use this! :)

Smoothie
28 Dec 2006, 04:46
Nice job!

Barakat
28 Dec 2006, 11:27
install great job

lovevn
28 Dec 2006, 13:16
Very nice! I have one question: Could you tell me how to make rounded corners in the VBA block?

thanhks

beduino
28 Dec 2006, 14:08
Great!
Tks 4 share with us!
Beduino

goyo
28 Dec 2006, 15:05
Great job! No...really! :D

napukjon
28 Dec 2006, 18:17
How did you get the corners on your vBadvanced to curve... Automatically? Just doesnt seem to do it for me.

brvheart
28 Dec 2006, 19:18
I love this style...but I now have to go back and reinstall alot of my hacks :-/


I think I will stick with the stock VB 3 since I do not have time to re-install everything, but this is a very nice looking skin :)

Distance
28 Dec 2006, 19:32
Good job, i like it

MRGTB
29 Dec 2006, 09:51
Looks good and a great addition for people who use the default template and would like a second template as a variation on it for members to use.

Cees
29 Dec 2006, 11:30
Searching for a nice and smooth style, i found this wonderful style. Installed it and wow how nice.. Can anybody give me a clue how i can add a top button? I'm new on VB

persianforum
29 Dec 2006, 12:23
very nice, Thanks

kennethj
29 Dec 2006, 15:10
How did you get the corners on your vBadvanced to curve... Automatically? Just doesnt seem to do it for me.

its a one template edit . have it posted at vBadvanced template changes .
(http://gfxstyles.com/f18/vbadvanced-cmps-template-changes-1299/)

othe modes available in Articles/ Modifications (http://gfxstyles.com/f18/) that we have done also .

kennethj
29 Dec 2006, 15:13
did you want a button to replace the text link to top on the bottom of the page ? .

will make one and get back later on today with it -

Searching for a nice and smooth style, i found this wonderful style. Installed it and wow how nice.. Can anybody give me a clue how i can add a top button? I'm new on VB

kennethj
29 Dec 2006, 18:59
Searching for a nice and smooth style, i found this wonderful style. Installed it and wow how nice.. Can anybody give me a clue how i can add a top button? I'm new on VB


the code for top in the footer templat is : <a href="#top" onclick="self.scrollTo(0, 0); return false;">$vbphrase[top]</a>

the button goes/ is upload to the buttons dir .

to make it a button or use it any place else can use : <a href="#top" onclick="self.scrollTo(0, 0); return false;"><img class="inlineimg" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/_top.gif" alt="top of page" border="0" /></a>

if the button is out of line or not aligned try removing ' class="inlineimg" "

Bison
30 Dec 2006, 15:30
Is there a expanded version for the white style coming?

Edit:
My bad, I see there's one in the zip file ... thanks! Just wished that I could overwrite the default one and retain all of the hacks edits I made to it.

TOMC28
30 Dec 2006, 17:50
Thanks. I downloaded both the Fixed and Fluid versions in white. Look Great!


On this link: http://gfxstyles.com/?styleid=176
You have RECENT THREADS in the lower left hand column. How can I add that to my site?

TOMC28
31 Dec 2006, 18:04
On my main Forum Page I have Forum Names acting as Categories. When clicking on these Categories, Additional Subforums acting as Categories then appear. These Categories then have Subforums. 3 Levels Deep.

On the second level, the Frames for the Subforums acting as Categories are shrunk from top to bottom (height).

Can you tell me how to increase the height? These work fine in the vBulletin Default? In addition, can you tell me how to change the color of just these Categories (subforums)?

If I shouldn't be asking this question, please advise, as I am new. I've now downloaded 2 different skins, both of which are having challenges when I use Categories...going 3 levels deep. Do forum managers not go this deep normally? Is that why I am having problems?

Thanks, Thomas

kennethj
31 Dec 2006, 18:52
if you could post , pm a link to the site will have a look , even if the styles are not visable - please .
On my main Forum Page I have Forum Names acting as Categories. When clicking on these Categories, Additional Subforums acting as Categories then appear. These Categories then have Subforums. 3 Levels Deep.

On the second level, the Frames for the Subforums acting as Categories are shrunk from top to bottom (height).

Can you tell me how to increase the height? These work fine in the vBulletin Default? In addition, can you tell me how to change the color of just these Categories (subforums)?

If I shouldn't be asking this question, please advise, as I am new. I've now downloaded 2 different skins, both of which are having challenges when I use Categories...going 3 levels deep. Do forum managers not go this deep normally? Is that why I am having problems?

Thanks, Thomas

TOMC28
31 Dec 2006, 19:18
Here is a link ...I turned the site on so you could take a look. Thanks!
http://www.fishing3.com/

Take a look at the First Main Category TEST 1 the 2nd level categories shrink to hide the descriptive.

Take a look at the Second Main Category TEST 2. When in the 2nd level, the categories are also shrunk, in addition the framwork around the SubForum also disapears when using the GFX style vs. the vBulletin default?

Finally. Take a look at the Suforum's which appear on the second level with both TEST 1 and TEST 2. The Subforum's don't look like subforums as they do in the vBulletin Default. The description and last posts aren't aligning correctly?

Thanks again. I look forward to hearing from you.

kennethj
02 Jan 2007, 08:11
when using split forum categories a lay out or order has to be maintained :
Reference this thread : http://gfxstyles.com/f17/before-you-buy-skin-style-460/Known problems :
1. All forums Must" have a Category header, main title in which to list the forums under or they will not display right .
- - Our styles are of the split forum type and must have this Category header .
This can be remedied by changing code and would be a custom set up . This setup may be effected by adding new forums and categories and may or may not need a code change every time a forum is added or a layout change is needed .

2. The category Header is a must , the forums 'Must" be arranged :
- - All Category header with only forums under it .
- - A category header with only categories under it and no forums.
- - With all of the forums or forum 'first' , then the categories at the bottom of the forum listing .
again this can be altered with a custom code that may need editing when forums or a layout change is needed .

90% of people dont' need to worry about these problems, but you need to be aware of them and the problems that it can cause .

its' just a matter of a slight re arranging of the forum category layout .

artour
06 Feb 2007, 00:35
I'm new to this forum and really don't know how to install it. Please help. Thank you.

kennethj
06 Feb 2007, 08:46
wrote up a how to here : http://gfxstyles.com/f18/style-installation-into-vbulletin-448/
compleat with images and instructions .I'm new to this forum and really don't know how to install it. Please help. Thank you.

Spiros
08 Feb 2007, 14:35
I like that skin! :up:

*installed*

kennethj
08 Feb 2007, 14:52
thank you much .

enjoyed making the few changes to it .

Capt. GannA
08 Feb 2007, 19:19
This is awesome :up:

Quantnet
09 Feb 2007, 06:21
excellent. thanks

Mike-D
09 Feb 2007, 20:49
Never seen such a great and wonderfull style. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much for your excellent work and esp to share with us, Kenj :)

BTW: Just a side note! Is it just me or am I wrong: After installing your style my forum gets more slower than the normal vB standard style. This get me thinking, or am I just being paranoid? Dunno what's wrong, but maybe someone can check it out. No need to rush. So I'd like to see if it's quite normal. Did you ever figure it out? -Mike

Again: Damn good work, Kenj Keep it up! :up:

kennethj
09 Feb 2007, 21:29
it has the extra code need to make the changes for the tops and bottoms .

the images themselves add about 20k - including the header images .

speed wise - there may be a slight slowing depending on a lot of things .

connection speed - time to load the slight differance in code .
images - most are reused after the first time by most browsers .
browser - ie is the slowest - firefox then opera . i find makes a differance .
web host - some just wont' send things as fast as others .

our site with mods process in .1 to .2 seconds on the changed styles .
normaly less than 2 sec its done sending everything on any style - server loads under 4.00 .

normal un-changed style is .10 to .15 seconds - still under 2 sec for everything .

its' a little bit of give to get .

bandwidth - couldnt' tell you as all the styles are changed
content served is different every day
- 200megs to 2gigs most is content .

Mike-D
09 Feb 2007, 21:59
Gee you're damn fast. I was about to post in your forum just bc I have registered some min's ago over there. Thanks Kenj :)

Azhrialilu
09 Feb 2007, 23:33
We like our style users to be satisfied, so try to answer as quick as we can ;)

Quantnet
10 Feb 2007, 06:10
I need to thanks again to Kennethj aka Santai

I registered on his forum just to see the vba modification he made, posted a couple of question with no expectation that anyone will answer but Santai answered all of them, quickly and thoroughly. He even made extra psd per my request.

Unbelievable. I probably will ask all my vb-related questions there ;)

And arzrialilu, glad to see you again, woman :)

Azhrialilu
10 Feb 2007, 07:11
I need to thanks again to Kennethj aka Santai

I registered on his forum just to see the vba modification he made, posted a couple of question with no expectation that anyone will answer but Santai answered all of them, quickly and thoroughly. He even made extra psd per my request.

Good, isn't he? :D

Unbelievable. I probably will ask all my vb-related questions there ;)
Awww, that's nice of you.... we look forward to answering them ;)

And arzrialilu, glad to see you again, woman :)
Have I been silent that long?

Don't mind me, I'm still drunk from last night .... too much vodka lol

Mike-D
10 Feb 2007, 07:14
I registered on his forum just to see the vba modification he made, posted a couple of question with no expectation that anyone will answer but Santai answered all of them, quickly and thoroughly. He even made extra psd per my request.I'm a member since yesterday too! An excellent forum incl a great support. Fact is: I'll buy some styles over there. Just because to recompense it for doing it and her great effort to make our vB more better. This stye is one of the best ever :up: -Mike

And arzrialilu, glad to see you again, woman :)An woman? Hmm his 1st name is "Lee". And "Lee" is an male name. Or am I wrong? -Mike

Azhrialilu
10 Feb 2007, 07:18
I'm a member since yesterday too! An excellent forum incl a great support. Fact is: I'll buy some styles over there. Just because to recompense it for doing it and her great effort to make our vB more better. This stye is one of the best ever :up: -Mike
That's really nice of you :) We're looking at adding a paypal donation button for those who don't want to buy a style but wish to contribute, but it's not compulsory lol We enjoy playing around with vB - Ken more so with the coding side than me at the moment as he's far better at it. I'm more into the graphics side at the moment.

An woman? Hmm his 1st name is "Lee". And "Lee is an male name. Or am I wrong? -Mike
I was definitely female last time I looked - or my three daughters are miracles of nature ;) Most people call me Lee or Azh - Lee is short for Lisa.

Quantnet
10 Feb 2007, 07:34
I'm a member since yesterday too! An excellent forum incl a great support. Fact is: I'll buy some styles over there. Just because to recompense it for doing it and her great effort to make our vB more better. This style is one of the best ever :up: -Mike
-Mike

What impresses me is the fact that Kennethj spent lot of time supporting THEIR FREE STYLE
Last time I checked on vbstyles forum, the support for paid template is not even compared.

This style is one of the best ever :up: -Mike
Funny I feel the same, Mike

Last time I check, the styleid of this on my forum is 23 :D. some of my current styles are paid and none come close to this. I learn quite applying various mods to heavily customized styles and I come to appreciate the elegance of this style.

Simply put, I deleted all 20 other styles and made this the default style on my forum. There is still 1 or 2 styles left that my members use but I'm sure they will love this

I'm not looking to buy anything from GFX since I'm quite happy with this style but I have no problem donating for all the time Kennethj been helping out.

Count me in as one of your work's fans :up:

Quantnet
10 Feb 2007, 07:43
Seems like round is the new thing. Did you guy notice the rounded edge of the Option box under Quick Reply that Vb.org uses now ? I don't remember seeing it before.

How did they do that ? Some CSS somewhere? Since this style have rounded edge everywhere, probably Kennethj can look into this.

Capt. GannA
13 Feb 2007, 13:42
My vba page doesn't look so good with it though :/


http://wccftech.com/forum/wccf.php

Your vba page looks just fine with it :/

http://gfxstyles.com/

Azhrialilu
13 Feb 2007, 13:58
You need to edit a template - as per this post. http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1146957&postcount=21

Please make sure you keep a copy of your existing template just in case something goes wrong. :)

Capt. GannA
13 Feb 2007, 19:10
You need to edit a template - as per this post. http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1146957&postcount=21

Please make sure you keep a copy of your existing template just in case something goes wrong. :)

I was referring to my news columns. They're a bit.. too streched? (leaving hardly any room for modules on the left or right for that matter)

Thanks.

kennethj
13 Feb 2007, 19:25
the images you have in the news bits are 574px wide -

with the spacer of 18 px (36px total) padding for the cells , space in between the right col and center block .
the col has maby 150 or so pxls .

could reduce the spacer some to say 9 , give you some -

then the space between the rows is adjustable in the vBa settings - a bit more .

if the column is still too narrow then its' reducing the image size some .

using a fluid style . can just change a setting in the css to do this - no need to reinstall the style .

the tops and bottoms we added dont' take nothing from the sides - would just make the style taller some because of the split forums .

I was referring to my news columns. They're a bit.. too streched? (leaving hardly any room for modules on the left or right for that matter)

Thanks.

tutusinghsohi
13 Feb 2007, 22:02
ohh this skin looks really awesome.....
thanks...:D

kennethj
13 Feb 2007, 22:29
your welcome :D

have any problems , let us know .. .

Koby
23 Feb 2007, 01:43
Skin is great, the signatures are not quite showing up right on my forum but otherwise it is absolutely stunning :)

Azhrialilu
27 Feb 2007, 08:50
Did you manage to fix your sigs or would you like us to take a look for you?

Gsmdenis
05 Mar 2007, 23:19
Very nice stlye, i like it ! thanks for sharing

byseca
14 Apr 2007, 04:38
thanks ;)

brvheart
17 Apr 2007, 17:48
how do I make the fonts bigger on this style? Some are complaining that it is to small...

brvheart
23 Apr 2007, 15:07
how do I make the fonts bigger on this style? Some are complaining that it is to small...

bump....I tried a few things in CSS but it threw the rest of the skin off :-/ any help would be much appreciated ;)

I think I am over-complicating this lol

apn3a
23 Apr 2007, 15:12
Try the Additional CSS Definitions :)

KevinLiles
28 Apr 2007, 14:14
Nice Job! Thanks

Terrasoft
28 May 2007, 16:09
Any chance to get this to work on 3.6.7?? Without the overwrite thing? I dont want to miss a feature..:P And I love this style!

kennethj
28 May 2007, 16:45
did a one by one editing tutorial :

if any templates run into problems by the way we have it set up to be done or you need help - let us know - http://gfxstyles.com/f77/manual-up-grade-templates-3-6-7-x-styles-3729/

Any chance to get this to work on 3.6.7?? Without the overwrite thing? I dont want to miss a feature..:P And I love this style!

Terrasoft
29 May 2007, 19:41
Ahh, thanks. That was easier than I thought it would be. Thanks alot.

MariahMan
15 Jun 2007, 21:55
So how do we get this style to work for VB 3.6.7? I'm new to vBulletin so i'm kinda confused as to what needs to be done for this style to work. I looked through the linked page above and just got more confused.

Thanks

SCRIPT3R
17 Jun 2007, 17:14
Re: SOFTWARE USAGE: vB 3.6 current ( upGraded as vB upgrades )

any planned upgrade for this one?

Azhrialilu
17 Jun 2007, 17:36
It's already been upgraded, we just haven't got to uploading them on org yet :)

Adyum
26 Aug 2007, 19:48
Is this upgraded yet? I am not too sure how to fix a lot of the reverted templates...

captainslater
26 Aug 2007, 20:48
Go to the designer's homepage. There you'll find the updated versions too.

NoCo7
29 Aug 2007, 05:55
Great style, keep up the good work!

Serious problem though going on with the Cyb-Sub Forum Manager and this style though, seems it wants to compress, or crush my sub forums that are side by side together on the ends... Doesn't allow them to have there own space... tries to overlap I guess ya can say. :(

bc3tech
29 Aug 2007, 15:45
i'm curious as to what i can do so that this style inherits the changes i've made in my default style due to all the mods already installed on my site. any way i can get it to automatically pick up the changes???

musty84
03 Nov 2007, 10:15
thanks

linkingpro
05 Nov 2007, 10:36
This looks like the default version's updated theme :)