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Old 31 Oct 2005, 14:51
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Originally Posted by b6gm6n
Everything in vB is .gif.... for example find "forum_link.gif" and rename it to "forum_link.png" within vbulletin (the code/templates) and repeat that process about 200 times for all the vB graphix and your done!
Have you tried a replacement variable?
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Old 31 Oct 2005, 16:22
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Originally Posted by KW802
Have you tried a replacement variable?
yes, but there's gonna be heavy template chages throughout, hardly the speedy, quick and efficient solution

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Old 31 Oct 2005, 18:43
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Originally Posted by b6gm6n
yes, but there's gonna be heavy template chages throughout, hardly the speedy, quick and efficient solution

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So change the templates then..... I was only offering a solution. :ermm:
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Old 31 Oct 2005, 22:13
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Originally Posted by KW802
So change the templates then..... I was only offering a solution. :ermm:
Some format changes (like the collapse icons) require editing a js file, not only the template. vB still has hardcoding of images/padding/dimensions. It's why if the stylesheet is missing, you can still see the forum alignment, despite no images/background colors.

So editing the images from gif to png in vBulletin still requires more than simple template redesigning.

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Old 31 Oct 2005, 22:26
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Originally Posted by ChrisLM2001
So editing the images from gif to png in vBulletin still requires more than simple template redesigning.
I am fully aware of the goals of the vbulletin-css.com team.
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Old 31 Oct 2005, 23:02
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Originally Posted by KW802
I am fully aware of the goals of the vbulletin-css.com team.
A screen shot of just 1 minute ago, of the hardcoding in even in vBulletin.org's forums (and when the CSS doesn't load).

Both sites are suffering some DNS glitches now.

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Old 12 Nov 2005, 13:30
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So how come more designers do not export their graphics in PNG format? It has a superior transparency implementation and supports 24 bit color which allows for great high-color graphics and yet, it is often the same size or smaller than boring old GIF format.

Give us administrators a choice and create transparent PNGs as well as GIFs please.

PNG is great for quality and transparency. To be honest, i only use GIFs because of habbit. However, PNGs are perfect for logos and such. Also, you have to be careful and make sure that PNG is well supported by ALL browsers.
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Old 13 Nov 2005, 02:17
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Originally Posted by gio~logist
PNG is great for quality and transparency. To be honest, i only use GIFs because of habbit. However, PNGs are perfect for logos and such. Also, you have to be careful and make sure that PNG is well supported by ALL browsers.
If a banner logo has gradients, PNG is the best format to use as the file sizes are incredibly smaller.

Have a gradient for the tcat and thead, and it can shrink from over 1KB down to 200bytes, for example. On banner logos, what can go for 25KB in GIF format, can be shrunk to 10KB (with text!).

It's one of the reasons, if you're a savvy admin, you'd at least switch over to PNG for the little background images.

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Old 13 Nov 2005, 15:33
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For those who are not familiar with PNGs, just look at my sig lol.
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