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AmbitiousLemon
03 May 2004, 02:07
A few weeks back i asked for help coding a style for my forums and Bumpaneer (http://forum.yaxay.com/member.php?find=lastposter&t=26392) from the yaxay.com forums was generous enough to help out.

All I ask is that if you make modifications to the style that you share them here.

Included are the font and .psd file for the header as well.

xml file updated to be xhtml compliant. should help load times. no javascript errors.

I am adding the full .psd files used to create the theme. This should help those of you wanting to make large modifications. Please share any interesting modifications you make, if you don't want to share the psd or xml file then at least let us see a picture of how it came out. PSD files (http://www.funmac.com/grassyknollpsd/grassyknoll_psds.zip)

Some people have been inquiring into a branding free option. I am offering a branding free option for $100. Email or PM me if you would be interested in a branding free version of the style

Spoken word
03 May 2004, 02:58
Freaking cool!

AmbitiousLemon
03 May 2004, 03:01
demo here (http://www.funmac.com/?styleid=12)

CannonFodder
03 May 2004, 03:51
very nice, good job.

Tony G
03 May 2004, 04:11
Looking good. ^_^

Bumpaneer
03 May 2004, 04:19
If you encounter any problems, feel free to let me know.

xware
03 May 2004, 09:25
very cool!

poolking
03 May 2004, 10:42
Very nice but where are the rest of the tools for the navbar?

Member List
FAQ

etc..

Also it has stopped my animated avatar from running.

Souli
03 May 2004, 12:19
Very cool Style !

Bumpaneer
03 May 2004, 17:19
Very nice but where are the rest of the tools for the navbar?

Member List
FAQ

etc..

Also it has stopped my animated avatar from running.
The rest of the tools were removed, you can readd them if desired. Also you animated gif doesn't run anymore because of the way the style is set up to handle transparent png's. Additionally animated avatars would be distracting if text appeared over them in the postbit.

~Bumpaneer

Zachery
03 May 2004, 19:15
It looks very awsome, thank you for this submission ^^

Ryan Ashbrook
03 May 2004, 19:56
I'm gonna use this one!

Very nice style indeed. :)

nitr0x
03 May 2004, 20:05
just registered, cant see it. Lackin permissions or something

nitr0x
03 May 2004, 20:06
works now.. wow nice work :D

Seba99
04 May 2004, 09:22
Thanks for posting :)

Russell
04 May 2004, 20:02
Very nice, just installed it myself. Nice work.

oglsmm
05 May 2004, 19:37
I uploaded it but the forum is all streached out funny. Any ideas?

Also where do I put the fonts?

Thanks

Attached Image shows what it looks like.

OGT
06 May 2004, 14:21
fonts are generally included with psd's to make additional buttons if your board requires it. they arent used in the actual style as far as i know.

Bumpaneer
06 May 2004, 15:53
I uploaded it but the forum is all streached out funny. Any ideas?

Did you try to change the width of the style?

oglsmm
06 May 2004, 17:02
Did you try to change the width of the style?

No I simply imported the style. I don't even know how to change thw width.

I went to the Upload/Download Styles and imported the XML. I told it to create a new style.

oglsmm

Bumpaneer
06 May 2004, 17:30
What version of vbulletin?

oglsmm
06 May 2004, 19:14
3.0.1

The Newest One

imported_paul
07 May 2004, 00:48
Very nice skin, Installing it right now!

Bumpaneer
07 May 2004, 02:32
Its your "All trademarks or registered trademarks..." disclaimer at the bottom. Its too long, needs to be on seperate lines. Throw some <br /> 's in there and it should solve it.

Ryan Ashbrook
07 May 2004, 02:35
I've installed but I get a big black block above the categories.

Example... http://forums.theglassprison.net/index.php?styleid=35

Do you see it?

Nevermind, fixed it. :)

oglsmm
07 May 2004, 02:56
Its your "All trademarks or registered trademarks..." disclaimer at the bottom. Its too long, needs to be on seperate lines. Throw some <br /> 's in there and it should solve it.

Excellent thanks for the help!

Now another Question, how hard is it to put the member list and other stuff back at the top?

RMS-Chef
18 May 2004, 19:41
Very unique style.
Well done!

rebelsrock06
22 May 2004, 18:30
the style looks great but theres too much to efit. I wanted it to look more like the original like the Welcome thing on the right and the stats on the bottom. There are also a lot of useful links missing. BUt overall it looks great

MrNase
24 May 2004, 19:20
Nice, looks like six-feet-under theme :D

jimmyboy
26 May 2004, 15:09
omg, this could be a very expensive style, and u offered it for free, wow, we love u so much

mrbugan
30 May 2004, 21:04
very cool!

Bungie
30 May 2004, 23:12
I want to do do that same thing with the postbit. With the tranparency. Can you tell me how to do that? You should release a modification for that feature.

imported_iKwak
30 May 2004, 23:19
Nice work. How about sharing style 10 and 11. :D

Mr. Brian
05 Jul 2004, 05:19
Nice one! Thumbs up!

Hippycrack
05 Jul 2004, 11:55
I like this lay out but it does not seem to want to work with vb 3.0.3

Bumpaneer
05 Jul 2004, 19:23
What seems to be the problem?

imported_350Chevy
06 Jul 2004, 23:45
Very excellent style! Works perfectly fine with 3.0.3 without a single tweak. :)

imported_infernonet
06 Jul 2004, 23:58
Nice style, Simple but Creative ;)

Yuneek
28 Jul 2004, 01:39
Very nice, very, very nice.

Natch
28 Jul 2004, 04:10
Great job - thanks for this mod!

Please note that you might find a use for the PNG24 transparency mod I did for vB3.0.3 - link in my sig...

why-not
28 Jul 2004, 21:31
Hi


Nice style, but why all the JavaScript errors, + there are over 300 html errors just on the forum home page, the forumdisplay page has over 500 errors and not 1 page is valid XHTML 1.0 (http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/REC-xhtml1-20020801/) Transitional!

IE, Netscape, Firefox work ok, because they fix errors most errors, but other browser it looks really bad. The reason why is many <tables> are not closed or not properly written....

example.... (there are many errors like below)

<td height="26" width="5">&nbsp;</tr><td>
<td height="26" width="5">&nbsp;<td>


You should fix these.....


Fataqui

imported_d3nnis
29 Jul 2004, 08:59
i love your Love Spring skin... it will be great if you can share it here :)

incript
09 Aug 2004, 19:40
really great work out there i am yet to install it tough.

kixxer
10 Aug 2004, 08:26
Hello,

First Id like to thank you for the great style, i really love it!
Im new into vbulletin so this question may be kind of silly, but Ive tried to install CMPS and other hacks on my board but everythin I ever do ends up like this. (see attachment) I think Ive done everything correct and the hacks work with other styles, but with your one the tables always go nuts.

Maybe you can help me out on this?
thanks.

PhanTuhC
23 Aug 2004, 19:23
really nice work.

Drache
24 Aug 2004, 00:27
NICE one i really love your style and your other forum styles. Could you please tell me where i can download the rest style that are in your forums?

AmbitiousLemon
24 Aug 2004, 01:27
NICE one i really love your style and your other forum styles. Could you please tell me where i can download the rest style that are in your forums?

The rest of the styles are all free styles I found here or on skinvb.com. Some of the nicer ones came from SkinVB.com whose owner seems to be banned on these forums and whose site is completely different now (no free skins :( ).

AmbitiousLemon
24 Aug 2004, 02:02
Since a few have asked I am attaching the love spring style. I did not create this style. I got this style for free from the vbskins.com website which has since been shut down. I don't have the original files (psds and such) so you will need to track down the original author to get all of those goodies.

download link (http://www.ambitiouslemon.com/tinhxuan.zip)
preview link (http://www.funmac.com/?styleid=11)

Drache
24 Aug 2004, 02:09
SWETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!! Thanks :D Can't wait to install it.

House_of_Crazed
28 Aug 2004, 09:50
I was wondering if someone has found a fix for this? :) The avatar has the grass thingy going through the middle of the avatar. I want to move the grass thingy to BELOW the avatar. :)

Take a glance at the attachment.

I've been trying to figure it out for the last few days and am coming to a dead end on everything. So, help? :) LOL

HoC

AmbitiousLemon
28 Aug 2004, 19:52
That is how it is supposed to work. The reason it doesn't look right is that it was designed for avatars that are 96px tall. it creates a cool effect where the avatar looks like it is sitting in the grass as just the bottom few pixels are behind it.

I only wrote the original html so bumpaneer might have changed it afterwards but the part you need to change looks like this:

<div id="Layer1" style="position:absolute; width:100%; height:64px; z-index:1; left: 0px; top: 156px;" class="GRASS"></div>

House_of_Crazed
29 Aug 2004, 01:14
Come here ;) Can I kiss you?? lol

It worked :)

What a klutz I am :( *laughs*

HoC

House_of_Crazed
31 Aug 2004, 09:21
How odd, I just noticed this problem just now, LOL

I'm having the same problem as the guy in this post on this thread, http://www.vbulletintemplates.com/mods/showpost.php?p=53578&postcount=44

I've been checking the code out, and can't seem to find the correct spot for the weird stripes off to the right of the vbadvanced blocks.

Wanna point me in the right direction? LOL

HoC

Ig@r
31 Aug 2004, 16:29
Awessome style.

Unfortunately doesn't look good when using vbadvanced or article hacks :(

House_of_Crazed
31 Aug 2004, 18:13
Ig@r -

that is because the templates for vbadvanced or articles is not heavily modified. As far as I saw, every template in this style is modified.

In order to get this to work with the various hacks, you're going to have to modify the templates for the hacks in this style.

HoC

JamesHenry
02 Sep 2004, 01:04
I can see soldiers running across the top and a helicopter flying over...


...mmm :D

edit

Well im editing now as we speak, here is a sneak peak ;)

JamesHenry
03 Sep 2004, 02:01
Apparently, the skin doesn't work with 3.0.3. :(

House_of_Crazed
03 Sep 2004, 02:45
It does.

You need to choos "Ignore Style Version" when you upload.

HoC

JamesHenry
03 Sep 2004, 02:49
It does.

You need to choos "Ignore Style Version" when you upload.

HoC

Ah, im new to this vB stuff :cool: ;)

TheEnd
04 Sep 2004, 22:37
Clean, I like it. Maybe some different forum icons for the new thread and old thread on forum home. Just a thought.

Ber|Art
14 Sep 2004, 10:19
Very Cool, lets try this one too, thx a lot for sharing it with us :)

Warlord
25 Sep 2004, 23:30
Looks nice.. *clicks install*

Think I'll install this and tweak it just a bit.

AmbitiousLemon
25 Sep 2004, 23:50
All I ask is that if you make modifications to the style that you share them here.

Also if any of you got things working with forum additions such as vbadvanced or other forum hacks I am sure everyone would appreciate if you would share your modifications.

Warlord
26 Sep 2004, 00:15
Looks like it's already set up for vBa CMPS... well sorta.

Warlord
26 Sep 2004, 01:31
Ok, well I guess not so much, lol.

Bumpaneer
11 Oct 2004, 06:59
Hi


Nice style, but why all the JavaScript errors, + there are over 300 html errors just on the forum home page, the forumdisplay page has over 500 errors and not 1 page is valid XHTML 1.0 (http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/REC-xhtml1-20020801/) Transitional!

IE, Netscape, Firefox work ok, because they fix errors most errors, but other browser it looks really bad. The reason why is many <tables> are not closed or not properly written....

example.... (there are many errors like below)

<td height="26" width="5">&nbsp;</tr><td>
<td height="26" width="5">&nbsp;<td>


You should fix these.....


Fataqui

Style has now been updated to XHTML Transitional compliance.

Check the first post for the updated package.

Bumpaneer
11 Oct 2004, 07:01
For the people having problems with vb additions, check the way $spacer_open and $spacer_close were used in the grassy knoll templates. they are to start and end the white box. so usually they are included in the navbar and footer templates. you may have to take them out of other templates so it looks correct.

AmbitiousLemon
11 Oct 2004, 07:01
Bumpaneer has updated grassyknoll. I updated the attachment on the first post. The new version is now xhtml compliant. The load times should be greatly improved. There are no more javascript errors. New posts are now italic so that they are more noticable. To update you only need to upload the .xml file (everything else is the same).

All thanks should go to bumpaneer.

Regarding the trouble with forum additions Bumpaneer told me the following:

the way $spacer_open and $spacer_close is used is different than vb default.
i use them to open and close the white boxes you see on the pages
$spacer_open appears under the navbar and $spacer_close right above the footer.

hope that helps.

Also my only request I made when posting this is that if anyone has made some interesting modifications that they share these as i have shared the original. If you have gotten a forum addition to look good with grassy knoll please share what you changed and post a screenshot. I am sure others would find that helpful.

looks like bumpaneer posted while i was writing this, more info in his posts

Schorsch
14 Oct 2004, 00:10
Hello,

your style is looking fantastic !!! thank you!!


just one thing, is it possible that the thread text doesn't collide with the avatar images?

thanks :)

Bumpaneer
14 Oct 2004, 00:51
I think you need to look at some photoshop tutorials then :D

Schorsch
14 Oct 2004, 01:05
hello,

thanks I already got this part

I edited my above post (new question :D )

do you know a solution for that?

Schorsch
14 Oct 2004, 01:23
here my second question,

I installed v3Arcade (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?&threadid=60377) a couple of days ago, on my first style it is working ok, now I installed your great looking style, after that I imported the arcade templates.

but it doesn't look ok (see attachment) :(

do you know how I can fix that?

THANKS,
Schorsch

AmbitiousLemon
14 Oct 2004, 01:29
I installed v3Arcade (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?&threadid=60377) a couple of days ago, on my first style it is working ok, now I installed your great looking style, after that I imported the arcade templates.

but it doesn't look ok (see attachment) :(

do you know how I can fix that?


read posts 54 (http://www.vbulletintemplates.com/mods/showpost.php?p=55239&postcount=54) 55 (http://www.vbulletintemplates.com/mods/showpost.php?p=55239&postcount=55) 67 (http://www.vbulletintemplates.com/mods/showpost.php?p=55239&postcount=67) 68 (http://www.vbulletintemplates.com/mods/showpost.php?p=55239&postcount=68)

Schorsch
14 Oct 2004, 01:33
read posts 54 (http://www.vbulletintemplates.com/mods/showpost.php?p=55239&postcount=54) 55 (http://www.vbulletintemplates.com/mods/showpost.php?p=55239&postcount=55) 67 (http://www.vbulletintemplates.com/mods/showpost.php?p=55239&postcount=67) 68 (http://www.vbulletintemplates.com/mods/showpost.php?p=55239&postcount=68)
that's good to know. but for me as hacking noob not very useful :(

can you tell me what to change in order v3arcade is looking good?

thanks

Schorsch
14 Oct 2004, 01:44
heyyy :)

I wrote $spacer_open in the top of arcade_header template and now it looks allright!!

do I need $spacer_close somewhere else?

regards,
Schorsch

Bumpaneer
14 Oct 2004, 01:45
Probably at the bottom, above the footer.

Schorsch
14 Oct 2004, 01:53
oki thanks for your support and your great style :)

cu
Schorsch

imported_sammyman
14 Oct 2004, 05:10
How does one make the watermark looking avatar appear in the bottom right corner? That is SO COOL! Anyone have a code for just that?

Bumpaneer
15 Oct 2004, 16:23
Sorry, you'll have to look at the templates and figure it out, as its different for different browsers.

Gio
16 Oct 2004, 09:04
Very nice style

imported_sammyman
20 Oct 2004, 23:04
Do you know if there is a good way to put an ad down the side of this style? That would be cool, but I have had problems doing it. Any ideas?

AmbitiousLemon
25 Oct 2004, 03:05
Probably at the bottom, above the footer.

actually we include $spacer_close in our footer so as long as you have the footer in there $spacer_open will be closed.

AmbitiousLemon
28 Oct 2004, 02:08
I added a link to the psd files so you guys can play some more

PSD files (http://www.funmac.com/grassyknollpsd/grassyknoll_psds.zip)

Bumpaneer
28 Nov 2004, 00:54
I can give this a look over when I get some time, could you post an image of what you want it to look like?

Do you know if there is a good way to put an ad down the side of this style? That would be cool, but I have had problems doing it. Any ideas?

sensimilla
15 Dec 2004, 13:07
one of the top 5 skins I have ever seen... a real Mac user work!

sensimilla
17 Dec 2004, 14:07
sorry I should read all posts before asking stupid questions..

havefun
17 Dec 2004, 15:51
i like it, thx 4 the nice style :)

kompakt
19 Dec 2004, 18:32
nice skin, how did you get the avatars on the background of each post? Is this part of the skin or a mod installed? I'll try installing this skin later and see how it works out. Thanks

sensimilla
20 Dec 2004, 08:43
nice skin, how did you get the avatars on the background of each post? Is this part of the skin or a mod installed? I'll try installing this skin later and see how it works out. Thanks

there is a hack that allow You to do it on every skin if You like it...

sensimilla
20 Dec 2004, 10:43
i have fixed it for shoutbox and arcade easily with $spacer_open, but it seems not to work with CMPS >> see the attachment..

http://www.vbulletintemplates.com/mods/attachment.php?attachmentid=4441

I would appreciate any help, thanks in advance

imported_takamine334
23 Dec 2004, 07:09
anyone have their header about 8 million pixels width?

I installed, but I have to scroll left and right to view the whole board.

imported_takamine334
23 Dec 2004, 07:09
http://everydayjones.com/BitTorrent/index.php?s=&styleid=5

Whats up with that?

kompakt
27 Dec 2004, 00:52
I too was able to fix it for the arcades. Not for CMPS or the shoutbox though :(

http://www.hagasny.com/forum/home.php?styleid=12

kompakt
31 Dec 2004, 05:02
also, one more thing... any idea on a navigation bar for this theme?

mfowler70
08 Jan 2005, 00:38
I figured out how to make this style work with vbadvanced CMPS. What you need to do is add $spacer_open to the bottom of your header template.

AmbitiousLemon
21 Mar 2005, 03:43
[b]Some people have been inquiring into a branding free option. I am offering a branding free option for $100. Email or PM me if you would be interested in a branding free version of the style[b]

Aeolian
11 Jun 2005, 23:51
awesome!!

sphero
30 Jul 2006, 21:39
holy ...one of the best i've ever seen so far! Thanks, good job!

sphero
03 Aug 2006, 06:29
I have a small problem with this one.
Look here:
http://www.linkshell.de/newhope/showthread.php?t=21

The text overrides the Avatar (not sure if it was meant this way), i want it more to the right (the text) so that it wont override anymore.
I also want the User-Title and the User-Icons (Stars w/e) under the Username.
Everything else is fine.

Can anyone tell me which template/s i have to modify to get back a more 2.xxish look?

Thanks in advance for your help :)