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Concepta Series - vB Flash Header Pro (inc optional Banner Rotator)
by syrus.xl
09 May 2010 21:54

NO LONGER SUPPORTED!!!!!
The most advanced vBulletin 4.0 header system ever released so far, with built-in banner rotator (optional). This is a product that we are giving away freely to the vBulletin community, even though it was originally designed as a commercial product. It includes everything to give you a sleek and stylish flash-based header system for the vBulletin 4.0 series. This product was released for vBulletin 3.0 series; however we had many asking for a version for vB4, so here it is with many improvements and we added many more functions to this version. This product comes in two versions, one with an advertising banner rotator built-in and one without, giving you full control of how you want to implement it on your own vBulletin. It does not use any of vBulletin 4.0’s advertising system, nor query your database or require product plugins.


Demonstrations Available
Shedevils Leisure District - The Front Page
Also available is our own demonstration - Go to www.digitalport.co.uk and scroll down to the footer on any page under Style Chooser -> Select "Concepta Series" to view. Remember to switch back to our default style afterwards.

Released: 06/07/10
1280 version Added
- see download attachments on this mod (Wide 1280 pixel version) v1.0.1280a

XML Configuration Files
Due to the setup procedure being quite complex we have made most of the configuration details available online only. This is to allow you to jump to the areas you need to configure in detail, this guide will give you the basic installation procedure, to setup vBulletin to use this modification. We have provided links to the relevant sections that cover the XML configuration. For best results always optimize any images, this will ensure the pre-loaders will only show for a short time, if at all.

Preview setup files included
These allow you to setup the header system locally before adding it your vBulletin, however we do not recommend that you upload these files. Use them for testing only.

*Fixed width Forums only – the only reason why we stipulate this is due to the way flash functions. This product is designed for a 950 pixel width and a 150 pixel height; you will find how to adjust your forum to this fixed width by reading the Additional Stylevars section of this guide.
**Fluid forum setup - Should you wish to use it on a fluid forum then we recommend that you use a fade to alpha on your background images, this will still allow you to use this modification, but not to its full capacity.

Features:
  • Import your logo and place it anywhere within the header (requires no coding knowledge to setup)
  • Import numerous backgrounds with numerous load and unload transitional effects
  • Imports your 468 x 60 pixel banner adverts with support for PNG, JPG and SWF file formats (banner rotator version only)
  • Over 80 transitional effects, each banner can use these on a single banner or you can set to randomize all banners
  • Pre-loads all images ‘on-the-fly’ and caches them therefore using very low bandwidth consumption
  • Package includes pre-loaded images and banners and pre-configured (change as required). Full documentation in Word, PDF and text formats.

Important – Before uploading anything:

Please read on how to setup the vB Flash Header System locally, this will help you see what the header will look like before installing it on vBulletin. The previewer files are for setup purposes, they contain documentation as well to allow you to view your header before uploading.

Online Articles
Full Technical Specifications please visit:
Digital Port UK - Concepta Series 4 - vBFlash Header Pro--Technical Specifications

Logo/Site Name setup visit:
Digital Port UK - Concepta Series 4 - vBFlash Header Pro--Designing the Logo/Site Name Image

How to Design Your vBFlash Header Background Images visit:
Digital Port UK - Concepta Series 4 - vBFlash Header Pro--Creating Your Background Images

How to Design/add your own advertising banners visit:
Digital Port UK - Concepta Series 4 - vBFlash Header Pro--Banner Rotator Setup

Basic Installation
During this installation all you are doing is replacing the default vBulletin logo coding with our custom code.
Use the Preview Files first to setup your header as you want it.
Upload all contents of either the "vB Flash Header no Ads" or the "vB Flash Header with Ads" folder to vBulletin forum root.
Please follow our links to configure the various areas of this modification in detail. Instructions vary on which version you are installing and configuring.

2 Template Edits (required)

headinclude
Find:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Before add:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

header
Find:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Replace with:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

End of Template edits.

Stylevar Changes
These changes are required to fix your vBulletin to 950 pixels wide, the same width as the vB Flash Header.
Common - doc_maxWidth - Units: px
Common - doc_maxWidth - Size: 950
Common - doc_minWidth - Units: px
Common - doc_minWidth - Size: 950
Common - doc_margin - Units: px
Common - doc_margin - Top: 0
Common - doc_margin - Right: auto
Common - doc_margin - Bottom: 0
Common - doc_margin - Left: auto

End of Stylevar changes.

Additional Stylevar Edit
If you wish to make the header flush with the navbar you will need to change the following Stylevar.
Stylevar Edit
Header - header_padding - Units: px
Header - header_padding - Bottom: 0

Transitional Effects

Please see the vB Flash Header Pro Transition settings file in this package.[font=Arial]

Another high quality product brought to you by Digital Port UK
Digital Port UK - Home

Update Log:
5/20/10 - Embed code updated due to 'Back to top' anchor code missing.

REMOVED!!!

syrus.xl 09 May 2010 21:56

Quick Note:
The transitional effects available within the header and banner rotator total over 80. These can be set up for every image onload and onUnload, used randomly or sequentially.

Just a few...Arc, Blur, Drop, Fade, Fold, Rotate, Slide, Squares, Twist, Wave, Wipe, Wobble, Zoom

Each one of the above has numerous variations...

FAQ Section:
My banners rotate once and stop, why is this?
This is a common issue if you have changed the default images, but not replaced them with the same amount. The SWF file will continue looking for images that are not available, therefore you will need to edit the XML file and delete the references to images that no longer exist.
Known Issues:
'link' parameter is missing "_self" target tag on main background XML and opens new tab or window. To be Fixed in next release. Requires new main swf compile.

Preech 09 May 2010 23:27

Sweet. I'm give it a run on the test server.

goxy63 10 May 2010 09:35

Nice, taged rated nominated
Can I use this one just on my homepage (cms), and how?
Will try it out first on my test forums

Cheers

syrus.xl 10 May 2010 09:50

Yes, you can use this just on the vBcms. You would need to create a child style of your main style. Apply this modification to the child style, then set your vBcms to use the child style and not your default style.

If you need further details let me know.

goxy63 10 May 2010 11:17

Well that was quick
Thank you, will try it out asap

Cheers

KURTZ 10 May 2010 12:08

great hack :)

FiMeTi 10 May 2010 14:55

5 stars + nominated. Perfect job!

fluidswork 10 May 2010 17:38

great addition .................

syrus.xl 10 May 2010 22:16

Thanks for all the compliments! Much appreciated...

If you need any help just ask - no problem is too small :)

murekhalir 11 May 2010 06:38

will be giving this a try =D

EDIT: WOW - just looking at the Demo. WOW.

Delilahs 11 May 2010 08:11

the instructions are pretty vague, I've uploaded the files to my root. done the file edits and nothing shows up.

I've looked at the documentation, and no where does it say as to what directory we are loading any images to, in fact, in your description above it says. "Features:
Import your logo and place it anywhere within the header (requires no coding knowledge to setup)
Import numerous backgrounds with numerous load and unload transitional effects
Imports your 468 x 60 pixel banner adverts with support for PNG, JPG and SWF file formats (banner rotator version only)
Over 80 transitional effects, each banner can use these on a single banner or you can set to randomize all banners
Pre-loads all images ‘on-the-fly’ and caches them therefore using very low bandwidth consumption
Package includes pre-loaded images and banners and pre-configured (change as required). Full documentation in Word, PDF and text formats."

so I assume from that, that it should work automatically, it doesn't

Help is required please

syrus.xl 11 May 2010 08:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delilahs (Post 2035004)
the instructions are pretty vague, I've uploaded the files to my root. done the file edits and nothing shows up.

I've looked at the documentation, and no where does it say as to what directory we are loading any images to, in fact, in your description above it says. "Features:
Import your logo and place it anywhere within the header (requires no coding knowledge to setup)
Import numerous backgrounds with numerous load and unload transitional effects
Imports your 468 x 60 pixel banner adverts with support for PNG, JPG and SWF file formats (banner rotator version only)
Over 80 transitional effects, each banner can use these on a single banner or you can set to randomize all banners
Pre-loads all images ‘on-the-fly’ and caches them therefore using very low bandwidth consumption
Package includes pre-loaded images and banners and pre-configured (change as required). Full documentation in Word, PDF and text formats."

so I assume from that, that it should work automatically, it doesn't

Help is required please

By looking at your source code it looks like the headinclude template edit is missing. This is required for the main header display to show, please check this is in place - if you still have problems, just PM me and I will look over the installation.

The 'Features' list is what it can do. You need to read the instructions from the 'Basic Installation' first. This informs you which contents to upload, depending on the features you require. It also states to use the Previewer Test files before uploading, so you can change the default images.

whitedd 11 May 2010 09:01

...super...
...inastalled and nominated...
...please,where i can pay fee for non-branding version...

syrus.xl 11 May 2010 10:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by whitedd (Post 2035015)
...super...
...inastalled and nominated...
...please,where i can pay fee for non-branding version...

Thank you. The non-branded version will be available later today in our website store.


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