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If you encounter any issues, please post them right here. Also, I'll say it again here: once my exams are over, I'll work on finishing the theme for 2.x (since we upgraded, you know) as soon as possible. Stay tuned~

Stuff that might be important to you:
It seems like SMF 2.x defaults to returning to the forum of a thread after posting a reply. If you'd like to change this behavior, go here and check Return to topics after posting by default.
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Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 09:30:33 am
The link on top left "Help us to pay for server costs! GOAL REACHED! THANKS!" leads to a 404'd http://wayofthepixel.net/donate.html

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Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 09:47:33 am
Thanks! "Fixed", I guess. Removed the news entry since the goal has been reached anyway.
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Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 02:00:41 pm
Good job! Is the skin next?

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Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 02:02:33 pm
Good job! Is the skin next?

Also, I'll say it again here: once my exams are over, I'll work on finishing the theme for 2.x (since we upgraded, you know) as soon as possible. Stay tuned~
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Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 02:05:43 pm
I will learn to read, eventually  :ouch:

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Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012, 02:07:31 pm
No worries, everything will work out just~ fine :crazy:
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Reply #7 on: August 08, 2012, 05:44:35 pm
I've had a bit of experience with CSS and forum themes, I'd be willing to volunteer to assist in any way I can, especially if it'll help the skin swap happen sooner :blind:

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Reply #8 on: August 08, 2012, 05:46:16 pm
I got mias old skin here and I will be adapting it toward the new layout. Or more like, I will take mias stuff as an inspiration and make something semi-new. And then Crow will do the CSS and such.
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Reply #9 on: August 08, 2012, 05:58:20 pm
okay cool, hope to see it applied soon, and my offer still stands if there is anything that needs doing :)

*haven't done any web design etc in awhile so figured I'd practice a bit, and came up with this, figured I'd share, and here seemed a good place to slap it


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 spent way too long on it, because I did it then it crashed before i saved it and I redid it  :blind:
btw do you know if there is going to be multiple themes selection?  :-\ and I am guessing there is new icons need doing? or you guys planning on stripping the theme layout back
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Reply #10 on: August 09, 2012, 03:42:39 am
Nice effort, Grim. I like it's darkness. Though I do find it a bit too earthy/muddy.

I would like for there to be obvious pixel art inspired graphics worked into the skin. Mias skin did that. Even used some neat (although slightly broken) fuax isometric effects. I can't wait for it to be back.

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Reply #11 on: August 09, 2012, 11:52:33 pm
Can't you like, set the themes up so they are user selectable? I still prefer this vanilla theme to the old one...

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Reply #12 on: August 10, 2012, 02:23:44 am
We have quite a few plans as to what we are gonna do with Pixelation in the year to come (which I wont reveal here yet), but for that keeping the vanilla skin might be a bit unsuited. BUT, I am working on a new skin atm, which is only a bit inspired by miascugh's most recent one. The new one won't have many, if any, icons, but rather it will have nice pixelfont buttons.

And I am also planning on making a bunch of colour variations of the theme, which people will be able to pick for themselves. So I will do something that is close to this default theme in colour as well, for those who like it very bright.
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Reply #13 on: August 10, 2012, 04:58:27 pm
Cool! Make a pixelation.swoo.net theme!

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Reply #14 on: August 10, 2012, 05:07:18 pm
Haha, the colours on that were attrocious.
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Reply #15 on: August 10, 2012, 09:30:38 pm
sorry for cluttering this thread  :blind:
index
thread <check this one out it's the most relevant
some iterations:


I downloaded the SMF (simple machine forums) forum pack and check all the theme files and saw some of the things that'd be do-able without additional CSS so most if not all of what I did is just reskin colour change stuff, the old buttons would be an exception, and more there for checking out how consistent my colours were with the old skin, and the dash is omitted.

some of the elements I played around with

<it fits the current formating of all the index headings, and fits that just as well, not sure about Post reply Topic Summary etc, so it's probably not worth doing

more toward modern styling than anything I guess, and well it was fun but I'll stop now, served it's purpose to test my ability

@mathias thanks for the feedback, I did kinda feel the same and updated that in the dump in the OT thread, this is a bit more than that

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Reply #16 on: August 20, 2012, 03:38:16 am
Wow, you're making an actual skin, huh? Nice! Thought you were just Photoshopping around.

If you're having fun learning, that's great, be beware that ptoing and the other admins are highly unlikely to actually utilize your creations. But, they are cool to see. Why not go out on a limb and really depart from that typical design aesthetic. Make something loco. Might spark some good ideas.

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Reply #17 on: August 21, 2012, 04:48:07 am
Would it be possible to have a color neutral, i.e. a gray skin? :D

Also, something that would be awesome would be if you could do [bg=black][/bg] to get a large black frame around the image, since you know some art is supposed to be on a dark bg and others on a bright one, if it's an asset for a game.

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Reply #18 on: August 21, 2012, 08:06:53 am
Would it be possible to have a color neutral, i.e. a gray skin? :D

Also, something that would be awesome would be if you could do [bg=black][/bg] to get a large black frame around the image, since you know some art is supposed to be on a dark bg and others on a bright one, if it's an asset for a game.

The skin that's being worked on right now is rather neutral, I'd say. There will also be different colored versions of that to choose from. I like the background tag idea though, I'll keep that in mind :)
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Reply #19 on: August 22, 2012, 10:42:04 am
Wow, you're making an actual skin, huh? Nice! Thought you were just Photoshopping around.

If you're having fun learning, that's great, be beware that ptoing and the other admins are highly unlikely to actually utilize your creations. But, they are cool to see. Why not go out on a limb and really depart from that typical design aesthetic. Make something loco. Might spark some good ideas.

yeah but not on a CSS level, just creating it within spec. there is a quite useful theme site that allows you to upload the SMF folder and adjust the colours and it'll do it to every asset instantly taking alot of tedium out of the process. and yeah I was aware of that when I started but figured it'd be a great skin to motivate myself to do. and sure why not I could work a bit more on themes when I have time and dump some in the OT thread, been designing my own website too but It's a long while before I get a domain. I also researched some free sites that have customizable layouts and graphic elements etc, might manage to get a decent portfolio site up for free with some decent custom elements

the entire post frame? that would be cool