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Black and Blue Style
Mod Version: 1.00, by SmashinYoungMan (Member) SmashinYoungMan is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (26 votes - 4.85 average) Installs: 180
Released: 11 Jan 2007 Last Update: 10 Sep 2007 Downloads: 68820
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Hello, all!

I finally decided to release a style. It is a vB 3.6.5, 951 pixels fixed width, dark blue and deep gray/black style. I developed this theme on my test installation on my PC, so unfortunately there is no live demo, but I've attached a couple of screenshots. The theme has been tested with FireFox 2.0, Internet Explorer 6 and 7, and Opera 9.0.

I tried to make it so customizing it is a relatively painless procedure. In the header template, I commented where you can add your own logo, 468x60 ad code, and customize the links (Link1, Link2, etc.).

Included in the zip file are the xml file, button PSDs and icons with a dark matting.

There is no theme copyright in the footer, or any links to any sites of mine. Please, though, do not redistribute or sell the theme.

I'll support it as time allows, and I'll do my best to keep it up to date with each new vB release. If you wish to hire me to do extra customization on it, such as develop a logo, change the buttons, statusicons, etc., just send me a PM.

Please remember to "Mark as Installed"! Bonus points if you decide to throw a donation my way.

Added the PSD for the layout to the zip file.

Added a fluid version of this style. The installation instructions are the same, except for the obvious file name differences. Additionally, the fixed version of this style has been adjusted so that you can set your logo graphic in the "Title Image" field of the style manager, instead of having to edit the header template.

Updated the .xml files for vB version 3.6.8.

Installation Instructions:

1. Unzip the "" file.
2. Upload the two folders, "icons" and "blackandblue" in the image directory to your forum's image directory.
3. In your admincp, click "Download/Upload Styles" under "Styles and Templates".
4. In the "Import Style XML File" section, browse for the file, "bb-fixed-style.xml" included in the zip file and click the "Import" button, leaving the rest of the options at their defaults.


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Old 04 Feb 2007, 15:15
SnoopsWarner SnoopsWarner is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Oh, wait, I read the first post and figured it out. Stupid me
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Old 05 Feb 2007, 21:54
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xman_79 xman_79 is offline
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very nice , thanks .
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 02:46
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TheBlackPoet TheBlackPoet is offline
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Real name: Malik Ali Shabbazz
i really like fluid styles... but this one stands out.. it is really nice.... installed and will feature as the default theme
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Old 17 Feb 2007, 01:43
guile09 guile09 is offline
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Installed on ArcadeForum -- I finally decided to go for a new look and this caught my eye. I'll probably do a little customization, but it is a very nice skin.
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Old 17 Feb 2007, 19:10
Astarias Astarias is offline
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Can someone tell me how to make this span the width of my browser. I love the skin its just a bit too narrow for me.
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Old 25 Feb 2007, 06:22
Astarias Astarias is offline
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Old 26 Feb 2007, 09:13
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Well, I just installed it- no problems (knocks on wood)! We love this skin- Thank you! I had to change the StatusIcons, to better suit my application, though.

This is a very smooth, very clean skin- I highly recommend it. Any chance of a red version of this?
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Old 26 Feb 2007, 23:56
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Darkus Darkus is offline
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Possible full width version at all?
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Old 04 Mar 2007, 04:23
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Any word on an update?
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Old 04 Mar 2007, 04:42
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LeatherNeck LeatherNeck is offline
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Real name: Tony
Originally Posted by Darkus View Post
Possible full width version at all?
Same here Have got it installed, but would love to see a fluid version
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Old 04 Mar 2007, 22:22
Campbell Campbell is offline
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..and frankly I'd pay you for a fluid version as I have some users with vision problems that are requesting a version optimized for 800x600.

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Old 15 Mar 2007, 04:24
SmashinYoungMan SmashinYoungMan is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Hello, all.

Sorry for the delay in replying, but there have been health problems in my family that have kept me away from design work and the vB community.

This skin requires no updating to be 3.6.5 compatible, so you can safely upgrade from 3.6.4 without issue or needing to update any templates if you already have it installed. I updated the zip file with a new xml so folks installing this for the first time on a 3.6.5 forum won't have to fool with clicking "Ignore Style Version".

As a catch-all answer to creating different width templates, that isn't something I can do just now. Due to being out of action for an extended period, I need to dedicate my time in the following days and weeks to paid work. If you have a paid job you're interested in having me take on, just PM me.

Once I get caught up, I'll try and do a better job of keeping this particular skin updated and taking on requests as time allows.
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Old 27 Mar 2007, 20:01
DJ Matt4684 DJ Matt4684 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
Can anyone tell me how to get an even border on top and take the 2 boxes out? If that makes sense...

Last edited by DJ Matt4684; 27 Mar 2007 at 20:07.
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Old 31 Mar 2007, 16:29
vbpenguin vbpenguin is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
I have the Mk Portal CMS system that integrates with Vbulletin. Would I be allowed to use this style for the Mk Portal CMS part of my site because it lets you use the forum skin for the portal section of the site (I would still have any copyrights you may have on the portal section of my site)?
I am keeping this for others if they want to do something like that, but I am no longer using a CMS for my site. I am only using Vbulletin.

Last edited by vbpenguin; 01 Apr 2007 at 20:33.
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Old 01 Apr 2007, 19:13
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bluesoul bluesoul is offline
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Real name: Daniel
Thanks for this release, I spent a LONG time looking for a new skin and yours stood head and shoulders above the rest. It also works very well with vbAdvanced right out of the box.

If anyone else is interested in a fluid version shoot me a PM so we can talk about pooling some money for such a release.
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