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Brueskie
10 Jun 2008, 10:48
Hello again, all!

This is a theme I originally created about a year ago with the intention of starting up a site selling themes. However, I found I preferred doing one-off designs for individual clients, so I dropped the idea of selling prepackaged themes.

Anyway, I figured I might as well put this one out there instead of letting it sit useless on my hard drive. I took some time to update for vB version 3.7.1 PL1 and here it is!

It's pretty much a narrow niche theme, as I don't believe this is one anyone would install on, say, a gaming forum, but perhaps it will suit someone's forum subject matter well. 99% of the graphics were created just for this theme, and the editor has been styled to match as well.

The attached screenshots of the theme are shown at a fixed width of 900 pixels. However, I've designed the skin to honor the "Main Table Width (pixels or percentage)" field in the theme's Style Manager. It will work fine at both fixed and fluid widths.

Included are PSDs for the generic logo and buttons.

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Installation and Editing Instructions:

Extract the contents of the leather-theme.zip file.

Upload the folder named "rb_leather" which contains the theme's images to your forum's images directory on your web server.

Go to the "Download/Upload Style" section of your Admin Control Panel. Under the "Import Style XML File" section, browse for and import the leather-style.xml file. You may leave the other options at their defaults.

Per above, you can change your forum's width by editing the "Main Table Width (pixels or percentage)" field in the theme's Style Manager. Both fixed and fluid widths will work.

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If you'd like to hire me to do additional customization to the theme (logo, additional theme changes, etc.) just send me a PM.

I hope you enjoy it and, if you do, remember to click "Mark as Installed"! If you're feeling particularly generous, a small PayPal donation would be much appreciated. :)

jlew24asu
10 Jun 2008, 12:14
I love it, looks great. how about a (fluid or fixed, cant remember which one) that fits the entire page?

edit: can you please explain what this means.

"The attached screenshots of the theme are shown at a fixed width of 900 pixels. However, I've designed the skin to honor the "Main Table Width (pixels or percentage)" field in the theme's Style Manager. It will work fine at both fixed and fluid widths."

Brueskie
10 Jun 2008, 12:18
I love it, looks great. how about a (fluid or fixed, cant remember which one) that fits the entire page?
Glad you like it! To make it fill the entire page, just change the "Main Table Width (pixels or percentage)" setting in the style manager for the theme. Change it from 900 to a percentage such as 95% or 100%.

jlew24asu
10 Jun 2008, 12:20
awesome! done. thank you very much.

Brueskie
10 Jun 2008, 12:23
Glad you got it! For future reference for others who might not be sure how to change it, here is a screenshot of the field you need to change in the Style Manager in the admincp.

jlew24asu
10 Jun 2008, 12:28
question. I tried to add a picture in the... Title Image This is the image located in the 'header' template, used as the main logo for your forum. in the style manager but the picture is not showing up. is this blocked?

also....

the buttons seem to be missing.
https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/06/49.jpg

Brueskie
10 Jun 2008, 12:34
It looks like none of the images are showing. Double check to make sure you uploaded the "rb_leather" folder to the correct directory on your server. You should upload it to your forum's image directory. For instance, yoursite.com/forum/images/rb_leather/

jlew24asu
10 Jun 2008, 12:36
It looks like none of the images are showing. Double check to make sure you uploaded the "rb_leather" folder to the correct directory on your server. You should upload it to your forum's image directory. For instance, yoursite.com/forum/images/rb_leather/

perfect. works now. thank you. I had it in the /forums directory. thanks for your help and sorry for the stupid questions. :)

Brueskie
10 Jun 2008, 12:37
o it goes in the /forum/images directory?
Yup! :)

jlew24asu
10 Jun 2008, 12:38
since you've been so helpful. do you mind if I ask how I can center the picture in my header??


awesome skin. this will be my default.

jlew24asu
10 Jun 2008, 12:40
love this skin people!
https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/06/48.jpg

Brueskie
10 Jun 2008, 12:43
Just a quick note to add that I updated the zip file with properly matted IM icons.

Brueskie
10 Jun 2008, 12:49
jlew24asu, you might want to shrink that logo image down some for this particular theme, as its height is breaking the layout.

As for centering the logo image try replacing the contents of the header template with the following code:


<!-- logo -->
<a name="top"></a>
<table border="0" width="$stylevar[outertablewidth]" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="center">
<tr>
<td height="20" width="29" style="background: url($stylevar[imgdir_misc]/header_c_l.jpg);">
<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/spacer.gif" border="0" alt="" height="1" width="29" />
</td>
<td height="20" style="background: url($stylevar[imgdir_misc]/header_top.jpg) repeat-x top left;"></td>
<td height="20" width="29" style="background: url($stylevar[imgdir_misc]/header_c_r.jpg);"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td width="29" height="107" style="background: url($stylevar[imgdir_misc]/header_left.jpg);"></td>
<td height="107" width="100%" align="center" style="background: url($stylevar[imgdir_misc]/header_bg.jpg);"><a href="$vboptions[forumhome].php$session[sessionurl_q]"><img src="$stylevar[titleimage]" border="0" alt="$vboptions[bbtitle]" /></a></td>
<td width="29" height="107" style="background: url($stylevar[imgdir_misc]/header_right.jpg);">
<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/spacer.gif" border="0" alt="" height="1" width="29" />
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<table border="0" width="$stylevar[outertablewidth]" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="center">
<tr>
<td valign="top" width="29" style="background: url($stylevar[imgdir_misc]/td_left.jpg) repeat-y;">
<img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/spacer.gif" border="0" alt="" height="1" width="34" />
</td>
<td valign="top" style="background: #5e5946 url($stylevar[imgdir_misc]/pagebackground.jpg) repeat;">
<!-- /logo -->

<!-- content table -->
$spacer_open

$_phpinclude_output

$ad_location[ad_header_end]

jlew24asu
10 Jun 2008, 12:52
thank you. will do!

jlew24asu
10 Jun 2008, 13:31
one more stupid question? :D

how do I make this my default? (the default blue keep loading first)

Brueskie
10 Jun 2008, 13:53
one more stupid question? :D

how do I make this my default? (the default blue keep loading first)

In your admincp, the option to set the default theme is in the vBulletin options under Style & Language Settings.

jlew24asu
10 Jun 2008, 13:59
you've been extremely helpful. and your skin is great. thanks for sharing.

lazydesis
10 Jun 2008, 19:34
thanks bro :) thats a very decent style :) will use on my site.

Ohiosweetheart
12 Jun 2008, 03:05
it actually looks more like green and red leather. It's a gorgeous style. Good work!

darr3n
13 Jun 2008, 04:11
really good style - thanks very much :up:

and talking of thanks, a thanks button (post_thanks.gif) would be nice ;)

Pete C
16 Jun 2008, 02:34
This is an exceptional piece of work! Right now my board is offline as I'm plannng a few changes, but I'll be using this when it's back up.

Thank you - *Installed*

. . . and since you were kind enough to share the PSD's with us, creating a post_thanks button was no big deal, so for anyone that needs it, here ya go. There's a large and a small one, so pick whichever suits you best :up:

jlew24asu
17 Jul 2008, 14:08
pm sent

ChaosBurnt
25 Aug 2008, 08:34
This skin is beautiful, clicked installed.

Thank you very very much for making this available as a free skin, so very generous, thank you.

tiger
19 Sep 2008, 05:36
Amazing, very nice work.

ChaosBurnt
14 Oct 2008, 19:37
Brueskie seems to have disappeared, his/her website doesn't even exist any more!

I made this compatible with 3.8.0 Beta1 (only needed to revert the footer then put the custom code back in!) and would like to be able to make it available for anyone who wants it, what's the policy here on making updated skins available when the original author can't be reached? Brueskie would receive full credit as the design author of course, can I post it here as a skin for 3.8.0 Beta1?

Jaiibee
17 Oct 2008, 09:42
interesting design, good work Brueskie

Ozidoggy
03 Nov 2008, 06:19
I am using this on 3.7.3 and love it.. Does anyone know how to get it to work for the vblog 2 beta 4?

sidman
03 Nov 2008, 13:52
Fantastic!!
Wish you could update this to VB 3.8!!!
A great, great theme!!

ChaosBurnt
03 Nov 2008, 15:29
Fantastic!!
Wish you could update this to VB 3.8!!!
A great, great theme!!

See my reply 2 posts up from yours sidman!

sidman
04 Nov 2008, 11:55
See my reply 2 posts up from yours sidman!

Does that mean the download zip from here is the modified one (you modified), or the modified one is not available for download???

ChaosBurnt
04 Nov 2008, 12:09
Does that mean the download zip from here is the modified one (you modified), or the modified one is not available for download???

The one here is Brueskie's original mate, I've still had no response from site staff so I can't say more really.
I was hoping someone from site staff here would have responded, but nothing!

Ozidoggy
08 Nov 2008, 04:06
anyone know how to get this to work with Vblog 2 beta?