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Andrew
12 Mar 2005, 05:23
This is black and gold themed vBulletin style with a full set of new buttons, status icons, ratings, smilies and icons to go with it. I also recolored all the editor buttons so it would match the style. Not sure why I created it though - Just got bored I guess. Enjoy !!

Update 8/16/2005 Version 1.2
* Updated the style to vB 3.0.8

Updated 3.21.2005 - Version 1.1
Added a PSD version of the logo and the fonts used to create it. Please note that before I saved the logo I used a Gausian Blur at 0.3 pixels to smooth it a little more in the original.

Black and Gold for vBulletin 3.5 is available here. (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=97160)

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Viks
12 Mar 2005, 10:41
gr8 looking skin!!!
i will try it on my forums

Allan
12 Mar 2005, 13:46
yesss, very nice, thanks :)

Andrew
14 Mar 2005, 18:38
yesss, very nice, thanks :)
gr8 looking skin!!!
i will try it on my forums
Thanks for the compliments - I might release a couple more here in a couple days if I get a chance to finish them.

RMS-Chef
14 Mar 2005, 19:11
Clean and simple, I like it. Thank you.

imported_bigcurt
16 Mar 2005, 05:39
Looks VERY good

org
19 Mar 2005, 02:07
GJ Rooster!

SVTOA
19 Mar 2005, 04:59
Yes, very well done. Just one thing that needs adjustment- If you use the "quote hack" (like appears on this forum and mine) the quote text is yellow and does not show up correctly, so a minor mod to bbcode_quote is required to fix that, otherwise this is a very nice style. Thanks for the effort!

House_of_Crazed
20 Mar 2005, 00:57
Yo, happen to have the logo psd? LOL

Don't wanna get a headache trying to duplicate the effects of the logo :) lol

Andrew
20 Mar 2005, 02:37
Yo, happen to have the logo psd? LOL

Don't wanna get a headache trying to duplicate the effects of the logo :) lol
I don't think I kept it but I think I remember the steps I used to create it - I'll experiment tonight and try and post one tomorrow.

memobug
20 Mar 2005, 10:06
This skin looks great! T.R I pm'd you my email address. I have a couple of customizations I'd like to discuss with you.

Regards,

Matt

Bass Nutz
20 Mar 2005, 14:50
Sweet! I've had a few members ask for a black style.

*Installs*

THANK YOU!!!!

spudor
20 Mar 2005, 18:57
Ive installed and looks great. Thanks for sharing

Andrew
20 Mar 2005, 21:28
I've just updated the zip file with the PSD files for the logo as well as the fonts I used to create it - Enjoy !!

FightRice.com
21 Mar 2005, 17:59
Installed this on my forums today.

Check it out http://www.FightRice.com if you want. Just make sure you go down and choose the Black And Gold Theme to see it.

sensimilla
22 Mar 2005, 23:08
very nice skin :) thanks for the share

flex22
23 Mar 2005, 14:19
Hi guys, first time poster here :)

I'm new to all of this.Could somebody give me the instructions for getting this skin onto my forums (love the skin btw!).

What folder do I upload the file to first? the images folder is it?

Then what do I need to do in admincp?

I already have a gold logo, so this skin is just ideal for me at the moment.Your the answer to my prayers :D

Also, how much can I manipulate this skin.Say if I want different buttons and that.
Is it a case of have the whole skin or nothing is what I'm asking.


Thanks a lot.Don't worry I learn pretty quick, I'm just new to this ;)

flex22
23 Mar 2005, 15:43
Just an update.It was in fact very simple procedure, so I've done it.

Unfortunately my logo has disappeared.

If you look here and choose the default style: www.oghma.net/itforums

the logo is in big gold letters, but when you change the style to black and gold, the logo goes back to small letters.

How can I sort that out please?

Andrew
23 Mar 2005, 19:01
To fix your logo problem you need to go into the AdminCP and go to Styles and Templates >> Style Manager then select All Stlye Options from the drop down next to Black and Gold. Then in the Image Paths section you will want to change the first setting - The title image to whatever yours is (This is relative to your main forum directory.)

flex22
23 Mar 2005, 21:03
Cheers True.

Just two more things I need to clear up.

I still get the white paper by each thread title.

Also the subtitle under my main logo is showing up in white.

It doesn't look right like this.What should I do?

Thanks!

Andrew
23 Mar 2005, 21:35
To fix the little white paper beside the threads you need to upload the set of icons and smilies that is in the zip file - They go into your main "images/smilies" and "images/icons" folders. However if you install those they will affect all of your styles you have installed and may make another one look funny. As for the subtitle can you post a screenshot of that for me to take a look at ?

Julio
23 Mar 2005, 21:36
Any chance you can have the categories name in White and a space to divide them?
Great style BTW!

Andrew
23 Mar 2005, 21:46
You can change all of the font colors from the AdminCP in the Style Manager. As for spacing out the categories there is a mod on here that does that however I can't remember exactly where. Might want to try searching for it - I think it was called Category Spacing Gold or something like that.

flex22
23 Mar 2005, 22:10
True I uploaded the other icon folder, but there's still white paper icons, why?

Here's my forum page so you can see the subtitle, which is in white:
www.oghma.net/itforums

Cheers!

Andrew
23 Mar 2005, 23:18
I don't see any white text on there - Some of the text is a paler yellow which I used to make some contrast between the two. You can change it from the Style Manager in the AdminCP if you want it to match the others. As for the white paper icon you must not have placed them in the proper icons folder - I have the icons installed on mine and they show up just fine.

flex22
24 Mar 2005, 11:56
It seems that the white paper icons have now gone and been replaced with the gold icons.

I haven't done anything since last night when the icons were showing as white.
However when I checked the site out this morning it had changed.

Must a refresh setting in vb somewhere.Anyway glad it sorted itself out!

Andrew
24 Mar 2005, 15:14
It was probably just from where you had the old icons stored in the cache on your computer. Glad you got everything straightened out !!

Mr. Christopher
24 Mar 2005, 15:15
Thanks for the compliments - I might release a couple more here in a couple days if I get a chance to finish them.
Any chance of a Black and Red one? :)

JAWS13
26 Mar 2005, 23:59
Just an update.It was in fact very simple procedure, so I've done it.

Unfortunately my logo has disappeared.

If you look here and choose the default style: www.oghma.net/itforums

the logo is in big gold letters, but when you change the style to black and gold, the logo goes back to small letters.

How can I sort that out please?


Is there anyway you (or anyone) could explain how/what you uploaded? I love this skin!

Andrew
27 Mar 2005, 00:07
The easiest way to install this is to just transfer the images folder into your main forums directory then from your AdminCP under Styles and Templates click on Download/Upload Styles. From that page you then just upload the xml file from the archive and it will be installed.

JAWS13
27 Mar 2005, 00:45
The easiest way to install this is to just transfer the images folder into your main forums directory then from your AdminCP under Styles and Templates click on Download/Upload Styles. From that page you then just upload the xml file from the archive and it will be installed.


cool thanks for the quick reply. was the xml file included in the black/gold zip file?

Andrew
27 Mar 2005, 02:19
Yep - The filename is "black_and_gold.xml" and the icon looks like a piece of paper with a globe in between <> tags on mine.

JAWS13
27 Mar 2005, 06:31
Yep - The filename is "black_and_gold.xml" and the icon looks like a piece of paper with a globe in between <> tags on mine.

thanks again True.Rooster! :)

Andrew
27 Mar 2005, 17:10
Your welcome - Hope you enjoy the style :D

mholtum
28 Mar 2005, 09:06
Killer style

Julio
29 Mar 2005, 18:55
True Rooster:

Is there a way to make the colums width fixed? I mean in my forum home, it doesn't look aligned. :(

Andrew
29 Mar 2005, 18:58
You could hard code the widths of the columns in the templates - I can't remember exactly which one it is though. I remember seeing how to do it on here in one of the category spacing threads though a couple months back.

Julio
29 Mar 2005, 19:22
TrueRooster:

I did a search and found this: http://www.vbulletintemplates.com/mods/showthread.php?t=6216

However I am not able to find the specified code. The only mods I have are:

Black & Gold Style
Category Spacing

I know I haven't touched that template. Maybe you can check if it works for the Black & Gold style, and integrate it?

Andrew
29 Mar 2005, 22:57
Sure - I'll try and get to it tonight but most likely I won't have a chance till tomorrow.

rendez2k
26 Apr 2005, 21:24
Thanks for the awsome style: its up and going on www.rendez.net ;)

Glow
29 Apr 2005, 01:37
Very nice black skin, thank you Rooster !

frankenberrie
04 May 2005, 22:46
I wanna thank you for this nice style.. I am using it right now

Check it out:
http://www.guild.arcadecrazy.com/index.php

Andrew
17 May 2005, 15:49
Glad you all like it :D - Was planning on putting out a couple more but I think I'm going to wait until 3.5 is released and then port this one over and release some new ones.

imported_Nikki
18 May 2005, 06:36
You've definately did a good job with this style. Well done. :)

leeman
18 May 2005, 10:54
Nice work. Installed and looks great....
Really matches my portal now ....
One stupid question .... (mabe answer is in thread but I couldn't find any)
The gifs are little "white ragged" in the edges ....
Have a new set?
My graphical skills are to the limit that i can paste a image into a word document ;)

You can see for your self : www.insanetrain.com

Andrew
18 May 2005, 18:31
I included a new set of Post Icons and Smilies in the .zip file that shouldn't have white around the edges - The default ones weren't designed to be used with a dark background.

SnapShots
27 May 2005, 05:50
thanks its great

Wayne Luke
28 May 2005, 20:58
I installed this style on a test server and it doesn't conform to the width setting under stylevars. If I set my page width to 770px, the style is still 100% and liquid. Looks really bad at 1600 X 1200 resolution. How can I make it better conform to the width setting or is there a fixed width variation available?

Andrew
28 May 2005, 21:22
Strange - I'll take a look at it and see if I messed something up in the templates. I always just use fluid width and never thought about testing it at a fixed width to see if it works.

EDIT: I just tested it on my vB Dev board and it went right to 770 pixels for me. Could you download a fresh copy from here and try again ? If that doesn't work I will pull the style from my dev board again and reupload a new copy.

cgreer00
31 May 2005, 01:15
I can't seem to download the attachment. Can someone help me out here? I am a member and have a license, I have made sure my email address matches up and I can even see the images and download attachments on other threads...I just can't download this one! If someone could reattach it or email it to me, that would be excellent.
thanks!

Darax The Good
05 Jun 2005, 20:56
Hey, I took the buttons but not the rest of the theme. Anything you want me to put in the copyright text?

Andrew
06 Jun 2005, 02:23
Nope - I don't even think I included anything in the copyright for the style itself (It's a free skin - Whoever wants to use it can use it.)

dirtycrow
28 Jun 2005, 22:05
very nice skin. thank you

coffeefix
01 Jul 2005, 20:23
Looks great, I modified it to work on 3.5 made no other changes or anything though. Hope that's ok.

Andrew
04 Jul 2005, 02:46
Looks great, I modified it to work on 3.5 made no other changes or anything though. Hope that's ok.
Not a problem - Once 3.5 becomes a stable release I plan to port all of my styles over to it. I just don't see any point in doing it while it's still a Beta and experiencing alot of changes.

USAPatriot
05 Jul 2005, 01:17
Question: How do I install this? I have a number of skins on my local computer that I've been considering but have yet to actually install one. I've chosen this one. What now? -Rod-

smacklan
05 Jul 2005, 02:28
Question: How do I install this? I have a number of skins on my local computer that I've been considering but have yet to actually install one. I've chosen this one. What now? -Rod-
Admin - Styles & Templates - Download
enter the XML file, choose Ignore Version, give it a name and you probably should choose Default style as the parent and whether its is viewable and away you go.

Andrew
05 Jul 2005, 02:28
First step is to upload (via FTP) the images from this style to your website. Just overwrite my images folder to the existing images folder (It won't delete the old stuff - Just add the new images to it.)

Once you upload the images goto Styles and Templates >> Download / Upload Styles in your AdminCP.

On the Download / Upload Styles page click the Browse button next to "EITHER upload the XML file from your computer" and find the "black_and_gold.xml" and open it.

Finally press the Import button and it should do the rest of the work for you. If you have any other questions or can't get that to work let me know and I'll try and help as best as I can.

USAPatriot
05 Jul 2005, 03:41
Got it, thanks. Had a few probs but I worked them out :D -Rod-

USAPatriot
05 Jul 2005, 07:38
Check out my new header :D
Bummer that PS7 won't manually scale the font size so I couldn't get the same look from it, but this will do fine I think. Link is in my sig. Feedback welcome. -Rod-

Andrew
05 Jul 2005, 15:50
Very nice job with the header - I like keeping things simple like that.

drawdevm2000
22 Jul 2005, 18:37
reminds me of the skin on adulrswim.com forums and phpbb2's subBlack...still nice :)

Andrew
22 Jul 2005, 19:08
I got the concept for it from a phpBB skin (Can't remember the name of it though.) It was originally supposed to be a paid style for a client that was switching from phpBB to vB but he flaked out on me so I decided to release it here.

USAPatriot
22 Jul 2005, 19:17
I'm having problems with this for some reason. The style itself is great and no problems there, but I've lost my VBChat using Black and Gold. When I switch to the default, VBChat is there and working fine. Switch back to Black and Gold and it disappears. Did I do something wrong? -Rod-

Andrew
22 Jul 2005, 19:47
You need to reinstall the templates for vBChat - Most likely you installed it before you installed this skin. Alot of hack install files have an option to install only the templates - Worst case scenario you could copy them by hand from one style to another.

KuJi
26 Jul 2005, 04:29
Hmm, how do you upload the fonts, aswell as the PSD files?

Kirk Y
26 Jul 2005, 05:23
You don't upload the fonts or PSD files, they're provided so that you may edit the graphics to your own needs.

KuJi
26 Jul 2005, 14:15
Ahh, alright. :O

Alfa166
09 Aug 2005, 15:48
Rooster nice one... I hope you don't mind i have uploaded your skin to my site http://www.alfacars.co.uk (forum link from there)... thanks muchly :rolleyes:

Deimos
13 Aug 2005, 01:20
I like it, good job
I think the gold could do with abit of darkening? it seems abit strong

FightRice.com
20 Aug 2005, 00:26
....

Deimos
20 Aug 2005, 00:29
....

?? Was that in response to my post?

Andrew
20 Aug 2005, 03:26
I won't be making any major changes to this one right now - I've got alot of other projects going on at the moment. However once vB 3.5 becomes a stable release I plan on porting all of my styles over to it and making some improvements in the process. I'll keep the gold thing in mind when time comes to start working on them again. Anyways - Glad everyone likes the style and hopefully I'll be able to create more in the future once I get some additional help with my design company.

FightRice.com
20 Aug 2005, 19:40
?? Was that in response to my post?

oops, no i had something else there, then i took it out and sent a pm instead

ThugTheLeet
20 Aug 2005, 22:56
very nice skin

Taotek
06 Sep 2005, 09:44
I`ve modified the skin so it`s black and green.

A demo of it is here:

http://www.paranoia.fm/forum

:)

twitch
07 Sep 2005, 05:36
That looks nice, any chance to get a download for that?

Taotek
07 Sep 2005, 13:37
I`ll pack it up and make available

twitch
07 Sep 2005, 15:45
thanks !

Pebbled
24 Sep 2005, 21:35
That black & green skin is well impressive...Do you have the upload + psd files & header font used available yet?

I am well impressed

Andrew
24 Sep 2005, 22:43
I just wanted to inform everyone that I will no longer be actively supporting my 3.0.X styles. With the upcoming release of 3.5.0 Gold drawing increasingly near I am focusing my attention on converting my current styles to vB 3.5 as well as some new styles that are currently underway. If you find any major problems with any of my 3.0.X styles I will fix them as time permits but no new features will be added.

jklimczak
29 Sep 2005, 01:18
Has any one Got this skin for 3.5 with quick reply

HHU
29 Sep 2005, 01:33
Nice skin... going to install it now... you wouldn't happen to know how to make it a Ushop item?

Purchase new skin... lol

Good job

HHU
29 Sep 2005, 01:40
Also... would you know how to make this fixed rather then liquid?

Andrew
29 Sep 2005, 03:35
Also... would you know how to make this fixed rather then liquid?
vBulletin AdminCP >> Styles and Templates >> Style Manager >> "Go" Button (Next to Black and Gold) >> Main Table Width

Just set the "Main Table Width" to how ever many pixels you want it to be fixed at and then save the changes.

jklimczak
29 Sep 2005, 03:40
Has any one Got this skin for 3.5 with quick reply

I installed this on 3.5 Final only thing it seam to be missing is quick reply and im not that good of a coder to get it to work

HHU
29 Sep 2005, 03:45
Thanks.. appreciated

X-treme1
22 Oct 2005, 03:21
Very well done, thanks for that!!

Dougie Nunny
29 Oct 2005, 09:16
Hey, I love the skin and have gotten some GREAT use out of it, but I have a lot of questions and some things I need help on. I apologize, but thanks to those who help.

First off, I'm using 3.5 but it seems to work fine other than a few problems.

FIRST UP:

No Quick Reply box.

The button is there, but when you click it NOTHING HAPPENS. Quick Reply IS enabled on my board and was working for the other skins (when we had other skins).

SECOND UP:

When you post a new thread, the lines don't show up so you can see just where the box is. See the snshot.jpg attachment. Not that big of a deal, but kind of annoying.

THIRD UP:

No What's Going On Box.

I don't know what else to say there. It's just not showing up.

FOURTH UP:

In the regular members profile, they aren't able to add an avatar OR change their user title.

THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP IN ADVANCE!

Andrew
31 Oct 2005, 01:31
Hey, I love the skin and have gotten some GREAT use out of it, but I have a lot of questions and some things I need help on. I apologize, but thanks to those who help.

First off, I'm using 3.5 but it seems to work fine other than a few problems.

FIRST UP:

No Quick Reply box.

The button is there, but when you click it NOTHING HAPPENS. Quick Reply IS enabled on my board and was working for the other skins (when we had other skins).

SECOND UP:

When you post a new thread, the lines don't show up so you can see just where the box is. See the snshot.jpg attachment. Not that big of a deal, but kind of annoying.

THIRD UP:

No What's Going On Box.

I don't know what else to say there. It's just not showing up.

FOURTH UP:

In the regular members profile, they aren't able to add an avatar OR change their user title.

THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP IN ADVANCE!
I installed this on 3.5 Final only thing it seam to be missing is quick reply and im not that good of a coder to get it to work
If anyone has tried to install this style on vB 3.5 please remove it because it will not work fully !! I remade this style for vB 3.5 and it can be found in the vB 3.5 Styles forum - I cannot and will not provide support for people trying to use this version with 3.5. The link to the vB 3.5 version can be found in my signature and in this styles information.

Kxt3
12 Apr 2006, 09:01
Great-looking style, absolutely!
Would anyone by any chance have the 3.0.7. version left? I've got vB 3.0.7., and importing the 3.0.8. version can't be done.
Would be really appreciated!

ragtek
13 Apr 2006, 17:49
someone with german buttons here?