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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:31 pm    Post subject: Layout discussion Reply with quote

Ok folks, here's where we yack about how we want this place set up.

It's too bad Jerry lost his site and all our notes.

But forge ahead we will.

Right now we only need to figure out the topic boards and main categories.

Later we will decide cool names for the boards and categories, import smilies, and find a better look than this goofy forum color. On the latter, I'll have to find a new skin online somewhere. Right now, the current look is all that's in the admin inventory.

Once this place gets spruced up, I'll get some help to really make a nice portal page.

The actual castledoom.com is that ugly "under construction" note.

We can't have that for too long for sure.

So let your creative juices flow and tell me what you want to see here.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some new skins on the PhpBB website... click on the word "phpbb" on the bottom of this webpage. None of them really jumped out at me. From what I understand, we should be able to just switch colors on an existing skin too.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked some:

Dusty Green
Exposion Dark
MethodToTheMadness
Nose Bleed
Silver Xire
Steel Graphite
Thrill Kill

Opinionate please.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I typed in a bunch of color numbers as khaki1 using the subsilver template..... I didnt fill in all the colors, so it is pretty ugly....

I also set the option that says everyone is stuck with our choice.... You can set that back, JJ, if you want to.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want only 2 skins available. The basic subsilver and our choice.

The subsilver is butt ugly, but is easy to read if someone has graphics problems.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see you are toying with the options as we speak.

I'm not a fan of the khaki1 for one reason.

The script is microscopic.

Take a gander at those options I picked and see if one grabs you more than the others.

We can always toy with the colors after we pick the style.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK... We can turn off the Override, so they can switch to this Subsilver if they want to.... and then find a good skin for our default.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm trying the Khaki1, and all I can say is, it's butt ugly, and it makes my head hurt.

Maybe I should consider switching.

BTW, maybe it would be a good idea too put a forum link on the main page, untill a nice portal can be made.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm trying the Khaki1, and all I can say is, it's butt ugly, and it makes my head hurt.



Yeah..... me too.... I was just experimenting to see what I could do :p

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CooJoe wrote:
BTW, maybe it would be a good idea too put a forum link on the main page, untill a nice portal can be made.


That may take a little longer. :?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice site logo, seems like a good start - phpBB is good code to play with Cool

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The actual castledoom.com is that ugly "under construction" note.

At least its not one of those animated constructions signs Wink

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So let your creative juices flow and tell me what you want to see here.

Its your site, you tell us. Of course that could just mean I have no creative juice Smile

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I'm trying the Khaki1, and all I can say is, it's butt ugly, and it makes my head hurt.

Too right Razz Back to Silver for me Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robbo wrote:
Its your site, you tell us.


We actually had a sizeable plan rolling at TPF, but that got lost.

I'm trying to rebuild it from memory.

So anyone who remembers sizeable portions should jot it down here.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed DustyGreen -- one of the templates on Juntajoe's list -- to see what it looked like..... It is kind of cool, but I find the buttons and stuff hard to read. Its Navigation panel is a "pulldown" menu on the left, which looks kinda high-tech. We should be able to change the colors, if you dont like black.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed the rest of the styles in the above list.... remember that we should be able to change the colors pretty easily
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this Dusty green.

It looks nice, and doesn't strain my eyes.

I see that there's now a temporary forum link on that main page.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup. I took off that "You can upload your stuff" message and put in a link.

That dustygreen isnt so bad... but it is hard to read some of the labels and pictures.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I scrolled through the flavors and like the dusty green best.

And, yes, it needs to be lighter for sure.

Now are we able to insert the castle on the top?

If so then I say we dump the other flavors, set dusty green (modified) as the default, and only allow the subsilver as an alternate.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, can we dump the "dusty green" description as well?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well.......... as I understand it, we are not supposed to modify any of the themes other than subSilver.... But I suppose as long as we dont try to destribute it to any other website it should be ok
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, we aren't trying to resell it. Just tweak it a bit to match the forum needs.

We need the castle logo and we don't need the color description.

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