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imported_pank
05 Sep 2002, 07:34
Hi guys,
I checked with Saintdog to make sure this was cool to post ;)

Ok, here is the deal. I'm going to start selling some skins through the teamphotoshop site. Before I launch the first skin I'd like a few of you to check it out and beta test it. Check it out for out of place images, broken images, etc. And check how the install goes and so on. Just give it a good test drive. I included a readme, step by step install so even if you are a pro please just follow along if you would and make sure I didn't screw something up or forget something.

Ok, I'm looking for some people with some older boards set up to test this as well as the current versions. The style was made in 2.7 and I've tested it on my board.

I'd like somebody with a 2.2.7 and maybe all the way down to a 2.0 or so if possible.

So if you are interested I'll let you keep the skin for free for helping me test this out. It will also include the .psd files for you to play around with or modify. I'm planning on selling them for around $30-$60 depending on how much graphic/template work goes into them.

I guess the best way would be to just post a reply here if you want to beta test and give me the version # of your vb you plan on testing. Then I'll pm you a link to download the files from. Saintdog gets first dibs :)

assassingod
05 Sep 2002, 08:07
Cool.
I'd gladley beta test for you. Im using vB version 2.2.7(Possible 2.2.6 version could also be tested on)

Tony G
05 Sep 2002, 09:04
It's not 2.7, it's 2.2.7. And there isn't any 2.3. I'm sure there won't be anymore 2x releases until the release of vb3.

sphinx
05 Sep 2002, 09:04
yeah will give it a go m8 but again running 2.2.7

Tony G
05 Sep 2002, 09:11
Also if you refer to styles some people are releasing them for free in our Style Sets forum. :)

Mone'
05 Sep 2002, 09:11
i'll give you a hand v 2.2.6 here
i can test it on 2.2.7 to :)

Mone'

Tony G
05 Sep 2002, 09:14
I have a test 2.2.6 up. I can test for you there. It needs a good style. :)

imported_pank
05 Sep 2002, 14:38
Sorry it was like 3:00 a.m. when I posted that. I screwed up the version #'s in my post ;)
Ok, I'll pm you guys and post back and let me know how it goes. Thanks!

And as far as people posting free styles Tony. I hoping this/these will be a step above the free ones :)

assassingod
05 Sep 2002, 16:12
Hey!

I have followed your instructions. The only complaint I can make about them is there isnt enough paragraphs. Otherwise, they helped me:)

The style looks great! I dont think there are any problems, check my site www.ff-dc.com

But, the only problem I did encounter. The only way I could make it work, was to overwrite my Default style. When I tried to create a new one, it didnt work. Maybe I did something wrong. But, I overwrote my default, and it looks great!

imported_pank
05 Sep 2002, 16:17
If you upload this style and then make it selectable you can go into your edit profile and choose Style_1 from the drop down, then click save. Now what I did have happen to me was I had to go back and click save again for this style. I'm guessing it is something to do with the vb cookie settings. Once I clicked it twice it worked. Other times it worked the first time I chose it.

Also if you are using a version other than 2.2.7 you need to select the "Use style file even if it is for a different version of vBulletin" option when uploading. I've uploaded fine to two different test boards with no problems leaving the default as is.


Cool! Glad you like it... And thanks for testing it out for me. If you see any graphics not changed or bugs be sure to let me know.

Thanks again guys...

assassingod
05 Sep 2002, 16:20
Ok, I did try that from my user CP, but Ill try it again:)

EDIT: I did what you said! It works! Lovely design btw;)

imported_pank
05 Sep 2002, 16:26
Sweet...
Glad it worked. I'll wait for a few more testers and then open up the store. I really do appeciate your input and help guys. Thanks!

assassingod
05 Sep 2002, 16:28
No problem. It's a really nice style:) And I hope it goes well with other users:) Good job

SaintDog
05 Sep 2002, 16:55
It will be up here soon as the second vBT style ;). I have not seen it personally myself, but from your other designs, this one should be nice as well so you should not hear any complaints from me :).

assassingod
05 Sep 2002, 17:03
I wish I kept it as my default style, then you could've seen my forum home and see for youself. Its really good:)

imported_pank
05 Sep 2002, 17:21
If anyone wants to take a peek at it before I launch the store they can see it in action here
http://www.teamphotoshop.com/forum/vbforum/index.php?s=&styleid=10

I think that link should show you that style?

And thanks Saintdog ;)

assassingod
05 Sep 2002, 17:23
Pank;

Yeah, that's the style:) Brilliant work:)

imported_pank
05 Sep 2002, 17:27
Hmmm, viewing that not "logged" in I see I should have put the log in area up in that blank space... Forgot about that...

** edit **

Never mind. Looks too crowded for actual "logged in" users when I tried it...

sphinx
05 Sep 2002, 18:09
yeah looks great,just one or two problems with forum widths etc but looking at those now.Also playing around with a few more template mods will post again once I have done hope this is ok ?

imported_pank
05 Sep 2002, 18:12
Originally posted by sphinx
yeah looks great,just one or two problems with forum widths etc but looking at those now.Also playing around with a few more template mods will post again once I have done hope this is ok ?

All the widths should be a set size. What problems are you having with them. Do you have a screen shot?

Thanks.

sphinx
05 Sep 2002, 18:32
it is ok I sorted it out now it was my quick reply widths but they are back to normal now

imported_pank
05 Sep 2002, 18:36
Cool, so it was nothing on my end correct? Thanks.

sphinx
05 Sep 2002, 18:53
no not anything your fault m8 ;)

Impostor
06 Sep 2002, 22:52
I can test all the way from VBulletin 2.0 RC3 to VBulletin 2.2.6. Let me know which version you'd like me to test.

assassingod
06 Sep 2002, 22:57
Pank;

Do you want to Style to be tested on another version of vB? I think I can get someone to let me use thier vB 2.2.6

Tony G
07 Sep 2002, 01:06
Well a test forum would work out, because it's only "testing" and things can go wrong.

imported_pank
07 Sep 2002, 02:14
Thanks a ton guys.

I think I'm ready to release it. I've tested it on 2.2.7 down to 2.2.5 and have had zero problems. From the sounds of things none of you have found any bugs either. The style is only template mods so I really can't think of any reasons it shouldn't work on any semi current version....

Thanks again for all the help.

Tony G
07 Sep 2002, 02:27
Are you releasing it here? Would be great because we only have one style.

imported_pank
07 Sep 2002, 02:32
I gave it to Saintdog as a thank you/and to test for letting me ask you guys here in the forum to beta this for me.

I hope he does use it :) He seemed like a great guy and I appreciate him letting me somewhat plug the upcoming business site. ;)

I also have a link to this site on my site and updated the readme files to have a link here to maybe help spread the word. Good forum you have here guys...

The store will probably open late tonight :) hehe...

Tony G
07 Sep 2002, 02:39
Well good luck with the future of your forum pank. :)

imported_pank
07 Sep 2002, 02:46
Thanks a ton Tony. I think whenever I make a new one I'll come here and have you guys test and give it to Saintdog if he does not mind ;) Very helpful crowd here. A rare find :)

SaintDog
07 Sep 2002, 04:46
I do appreciate you letting vBT as well as a few of the members test your style out, it is very nice in deed and will be added as soon as I get a chance to edit it a little (the title and such). ViperHost has kept me bust latley (php development) so I have not had much time to do anything.

Goo luck with your website and all future development, you are welcome to post the need for help anytime (or just post in general ;)).

Regards,

imported_pank
07 Sep 2002, 13:16
Thanks. The store is now open http://www.teamphotoshop.com/vbskins/

I will come back for sure when there are new ones to test out :)

Tony G
07 Sep 2002, 13:25
Beautiful. :)

Stunning. :)

What more can I say, that style rocks. :)

SaintDog
07 Sep 2002, 13:50
Very nice, good luck with the site, I hope that it does very well. I much look forward to future skins and to see what else you can come up with :).

Tony G
07 Sep 2002, 14:05
Are you going to be releasing anything free?

imported_pank
07 Sep 2002, 16:15
Probably not any free ones.
I'm trying to keep the prices at a range that I think is more than fair. :)

Mone'
08 Sep 2002, 07:01
Pank thank you for letting me test your style.
i have installed on vbb 2.2.6
installation went perfectly no problem at all :)

if you want to see it in action click here. (http://www.lenzmultimedia.net/direct/forum_direct.htm) and choose style_1 from the drop down list.

Mone'

turdboy
08 Sep 2002, 07:13
:( I missed out!!!! Nooo!!!! Do you need any other beta testers? Just one more maybe goes by the name TurdBoy?

SaintDog
08 Sep 2002, 08:21
It has been installed here at vBT, I got a little free time so it is now fully up and running :D. Thank again Bob (Pank)!

imported_Kiss
08 Sep 2002, 08:26
I wouldnt mind testing it out for ya.

Tony G
08 Sep 2002, 08:30
w00t!

*Goes to select*

But I like the blue style. :(

turdboy
08 Sep 2002, 08:43
OMG this style is so leet!!! I must test it :( Peas.

SainDog - Could you install quick reply template on this one so we can have quick reply also the install hack thing needs to be re-installed.

Tony G
08 Sep 2002, 08:44
How about just use the same template but the different colors? *Shrugs*

turdboy
08 Sep 2002, 08:52
Originally posted by Tony
How about just use the same template but the different colors? *Shrugs*

I like these colors but then again I've always be partial to grey tech colors.

Edit: SaintDog in the welcome home panel I think you forgot to put Vbulletintemplates cause right now it says You site name here.

SaintDog
08 Sep 2002, 09:01
All fixed :)

turdboy
08 Sep 2002, 09:03
Originally posted by SaintDog
All fixed :)

Yay! Dont forget the Install hack firefly gave you. That's a vital part of this board.

SaintDog
08 Sep 2002, 09:05
I didn't install it, he did, so I have no idea what to modify or add

Tony G
08 Sep 2002, 09:22
Is the quick reply in? I'll use it then. :)

turdboy
08 Sep 2002, 09:24
Originally posted by Tony
Is the quick reply in? I'll use it then. :)

Not yet but all he has to do is add the showthread_replaybox template and were in business.

Tony G
08 Sep 2002, 09:25
I'll stick to the default one for now then. :)

imported_pank
08 Sep 2002, 15:56
Hey cool! I'm using the new skin right now. Feels like I'm at home ;)

Thanks again guys... I appreciate the help.