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wiz
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:07 am Reply with quote

After much searching, i couldnt find the theme that i really wanted. So i think "ill get one with certain components i like, and modify it"

So..for starters, i think ill mod the style sheet, seems like a simple starting place.
I change the font sizes and text colours, and re-upload the css.
But it doesnt change a thing Confused
This is something that ive tested with another theme and it worked.
 
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mars
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:35 am Reply with quote

Can you link the site and give an example of what you changed in the CSS that doesn't change?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:37 am Reply with quote

i think it all depends on how well they coded the theme in first place. if they have chosen not to use the stylesheets in a certain part then it makes in more difficult to alter so you have to go searching!
 
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wiz
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:48 pm Reply with quote

I think it is the case Jakec
Sorry Mars I cant link you because im doing this on a test site

Doesnt that defeat the object of using a stylesheet in the first place?
Is their a 'standard other' place, where things like link colours and hovers are defined?
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:31 pm Reply with quote

It really depends on the theme, even now, some theme designers still hard code color values in parts of the theme and include a style sheet as well.

If you have modified the theme, perhaps by changing the themes directory name, then you need to make sure the link to the style sheet is still valid.

Is the issue with the actual 'theme' or the forum template?
 
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wiz
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:35 pm Reply with quote

I havent modded anything. File structure, filenames are still the same. Im talking right down basic. Editing the hex in the css and it didnt change anything.

As you guys say..maybe its a half made theme hard coded and css. But really all i did was edit the css for numbers.
And i did clear my temp internet files over the 3 browsers too Wink
Cheers
WIZ
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:39 pm Reply with quote

If it is an 'inline' theme i.e. one that doesn't use seperate html files you could search the theme.php for the hex value you wanted to change 'from' to see if it is hard coded Wink
If it is a theme which uses seperate html files, you would need to check them all.
 
wiz
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:43 pm Reply with quote

eek

Well to be honest i want one without html, so i can use Lorkans collapsing code. But i cant find any that suit our 'style' that dont have tons of html in the wrong places
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:51 pm Reply with quote

It's relatively easy to convert a theme that uses seperate html files to one that doesn't.
Basically you look for the seperate functions that make the theme such as header() then look inside the function for where it eval's the code and simply remove the eval code and put in the html code from the corresponding file.
If you have a specific theme in mind zip it and send it to me and I'll show you here exactly how to do it with code examples.
 
jakec
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:34 am Reply with quote

Now there's an offer you can't refuse! Wink
 
wiz
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:35 am Reply with quote

definatly...You can tell that 2.1 is done with Dance-Y
 
wiz
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:25 pm Reply with quote

Just an update on this Problem..

Our site has used the same theme for 2-3 years now, and i thought, 'how about giving them a subtle but upto date look'. Therefore change things like..
Block design
Hover colours
Fonts/sizes

Keep the general 'Theme' just a few 'upgrades'
After some direct email support from Guardian2003 I have decided, rather than take the new theme and add the old parts i like to it. Take the old theme and just change the minor parts, like style.css and blocks.html.
So far i have the css and the blocks looking superb.
There is some work that John has agreed to look at for me, and i thank him for it publically.

Now...just the collapsing block code from Nukecops gggrrr Mad

Cheers
WIZ
 
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