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Speed

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Posted on: 2005/3/29 19:47
Speed
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Posts: 310
Since: 2004/5/18
#4

Re: Feedback on Campaign Theme welcome

Quote:
The drop down list titled "Main Menu" actually contains the User Menu items.


The menu title choice was intentional. Since there is only one menu, the title "User Menu" seemed cumbersome. It also allows for further expansion of that menu for other items should I wish to add them without adding buttons. This allows for Admin, News Submissions, News Moderation, etc.

One item that wasn't mentioned in the first post was that there is a second row of buttons for administrative and "second tier" users. This allows access to subscribed services. That row isn't visible to anonymous users.

The primary design choice that influenced this theme was that the website will be run on a home PC that is used for other things as well. It has limited DSL bandwidth. As such, I was aiming for a fast-loading, low graphic theme that wouldn't impact either normal use or web visitors unduly.

Thanks for the feedback!

yapuka

Just popping in
Posted on: 2005/3/29 19:14
yapuka
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Posts: 9
Since: 2004/7/9 1
#3

Re: Feedback on Campaign Theme welcome

The drop down list titled "Main Menu" actually contains the User Menu items.

Very nice, I like it.
Posted on: 2005/3/29 7:35
wtravel
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Posts: 987
Since: 2003/8/27
#2

Re: Feedback on Campaign Theme welcome

Very nice theme, I like the color scheme. Perhaps the forum could use a few changes, like buttons, colors, etc. to make it more alive.

Well done

Martijn

Speed

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Posted on: 2005/3/29 7:13
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Feedback on Campaign Theme welcome

My first theme I've done from scratch. Please feel free to comment constructively. I plan to release it once the actual site is live and my debugging is complete.

(Sign-ins are deactivated and there are no downloads at this time. This is my test server so it's pretty bare bones with filler text in place for the time being).


http://207.212.67.81/wow


Below is the README file I've been putting together for the theme to explain what is supported, what I made changes to, and colors to more easily adapt it to your own needs.

Is this useful information to include with themes?

GENERAL THEME NOTES:

The theme is from scratch with a goal of no tables in the base theme.  Templates still have tables which 
I
'll tackle down the road if I can find some time. I'm pretty happy with the speed and lack of 
errors
/warnings in the page rendering.  The actual html code is very short which suprised me.

1No banner space set.  I despise banners so no point in adding in support for them.
2Left and Center columns only.  Right column module display is NOT supported.
3CenterLeft column is used by MultiMenu to display button bar in the heading.
4CenterRight column is not supported.
5The background of the page is a graphic that includes left column (green) and Center body (parchment).
6MultiMenu block #2 is used for the Main Menu on the left.
7MultiMenu block #3 is used for the button bar at top.

Only problem I've encountered is with the Dokuwiki module.  It has its own CSS code which I'd like to make 
themeable too
.  I'm not sure the best way to approach the problem of modules that have their own css yet. 
I'
m definitely open to suggestions!

#############################################################################################################


MULTIMENU EDITS:

// FILE: multimenu.php
// ADDS TWO EXTRA COLUMNS (LINES 215-223)
// This allows 5 or 6 columns of buttons instead of the default 4.

   
$form.= '<option value="5"';
   if (
$options[2] == "5") {
      
$form .= 'selected="selected"';
   }
   
$form.= '>5</option>';

   
$form.= '<option value="6"';
   if (
$options[2] == "6") {
      
$form .= 'selected="selected"';
   }
   
$form.= '>6</option>';

--------------------
            
// FILE: multimenu_block_03.html
// DELETED <br /> and <{$imenu.title}> after <{$menu.image}> (LINES 39-44)
// This removes the title from under the buttons which allows the two rows
// of buttons to be closer together.

   
<td align="center" valign="bottom">
      <{
$imenu.link}>
      <{
$imenu.image}>
      </
a><br />
    </
td>
    
#############################################################################################################


NEWBB2 EDITS:

// FILE: newbb_index.html
// ADDED <br /> to seperate forums (LINE 178)
// This adds a linebreak between each set of forum categories.  It greatly
// improves readability and visual appeal IMNSHO.
    
   
<!-- end forums -->
   </
table></div>
   <{/if}> <{/if}> <
br /> <{/foreach}>
   <!-- 
end forum categories -->

#############################################################################################################


THEME TEXT AND BACKROUND COLORS QUICK REFERENCE:

The following are the primary colors of the theme.  This listing allows for easy search
and replace.

    
#F8FFF8 (extremely pale green-white)
        
body
        
#footer
        
.iteminfo
    
    
#B7D9B9    (sea foam green)
        #leftcolumn
        
.even
        
.foot
        
.itemhead
    
    
#CAEFCC (light sea foam green)
        
.odd

    
#91C194 (darker sea foam green)
        
.head
        
.outer
        ul
.newbb_level1
        ul
.newbb_level2
        ul
.newbb_level3
        li
.newbb_folder
        
.newbb_link
        various borders
        
    
#616161 (medium grey)
        
.newbb_link
        
    
#8B0D0D (deep red)
        
a:hover (text)
        
#footer (text)
        
.newbb_link:hover (text)
        
#############################################################################################################


Thanks in advance for your comments!