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Post by jasey » Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:09 pm

You should really change the skin to something that matches the websites layout :)

I don't know about anyone else but i can't stand PHPBB's default skin lol :D
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Post by Zimoon » Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:33 am

To the developers support and defense I must say that they have several times invited skilled players to volunteer and come up with suggestions. So far only a few quite clunky (not all, I know) smaller images, no well thought out overall skin.

The developers effort have rather been in the feature set and logic, not in the presentation. after all, content is king, presentation is vanity.

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Post by jasey » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:03 am

There are hundreds of free skins to choose from the phpbb mods on their website, would take only 10 minutes to install one... To please the community is to receive more content...

Make them feel at home and they will be less likely to stray...
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Post by Zimoon » Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:16 am

And again, the devs have invite skilled players to contribute of their time and be part of the dev team. Would I have time to spend, except from SWGAide and playing ...

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Re: Forums Suggestion

Post by jasey » Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:28 am

Well i'd be more than happy to install a theme lol but i would think it would take as much time to set up a limited admin account with styles/templates access and a ftp account to upload all the required xml's and images as it would to actually do the style installation itself...

However my offer is there, i've not spent more than a few months on PHPBB as i didn't like it much but i've worked alot on MYBB and VBulletin.
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Post by Slyvampy » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:05 am

jasey wrote:Well i'd be more than happy to install a theme lol but i would think it would take as much time to set up a limited admin account with styles/templates access and a ftp account to upload all the required xml's and images as it would to actually do the style installation itself...

However my offer is there, i've not spent more than a few months on PHPBB as i didn't like it much but i've worked alot on MYBB and VBulletin.
Do you have any skins in mind? with links to download/view them? This is something that has been on the development teams board to integrate the forums into the site, but the next version of the site *yes version 1.0* will have this feature [fingers crossed] already built in

If you want to supply some linkages for this short term, I will add this to the list of things to do prior to version 1.0
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Post by jasey » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:02 am

I haven't seen a style no but i haven't really looked... I could always throw one together using the same style as you have for the website, it's pretty simple so shouldn't be a problem :)

What version of PHPBB is this? 3.0 I would assume?
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Post by jasey » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:04 pm

Just messed about a bit with the subsilver2 theme and modified the colours to suite a bit better... Only took an hour or so...

Here's what i've done SWGCraft Style
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Post by Zimoon » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:40 pm

jasey wrote:Just messed about a bit with the subsilver2 theme and modified the colours to suite a bit better... Only took an hour or so...

Here's what i've done SWGCraft Style
Nice :)
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Re: Forums Suggestion

Post by Sobuno » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:47 pm

We do have two skins for the website though ;)

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Re: Forums Suggestion

Post by jasey » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:51 am

What's the other style for the website then? lol
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Re: Forums Suggestion

Post by Sobuno » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:00 pm

jasey wrote:What's the other style for the website then? lol
http://www.swgcraft.co.uk/dev/options.php

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Post by jasey » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:05 pm

Ahhh well there ya go, i hadn't seen that lol... Since it's only a change of colours and logo that would be easy to do too :) If you want me to throw it up like the other then i can do :)
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Post by Sobuno » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:20 pm

Actually I would prefer if you could send them to us so we can add them to the forum :)

Feel free to add a notice at the bottom about you being the one who made them.

I'll send you a PM with information on where to send them

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Re: Forums Suggestion

Post by Sobuno » Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:35 pm

The skins have been added and can be chosen here: http://www.swgcraft.co.uk/forums/ucp.php?i=165

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