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More (dark) board styles?

Post by Dreamer » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:23 pm

Why only 3 board styles are available? There are so many styles for phpBB 3.0, you can check it here:

http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/LiquidBlack

I like the official Avant style, but I'd like to have a dark style.

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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by André » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:00 pm

The quick reason is each new style makes it exponentially harder to keep phpBB upgraded properly. Couple that with the relatively small but still enough mods installed makes it more difficult. For example, the bug tracker would require parts made for each new style.
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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by Dreamer » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:11 pm

OK, I understand, but what about at least one dark style? Perhaps we could vote for the best dark style? I like dark/black style with glassy effect, with not too bright text color. So, is the one more style possible to add? Or just replace one of the current styles?
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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by André » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:24 am

We can take a look at adding another style, but there are no guarantees. Did you have something in mind? The one you linked?
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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by statm1 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:57 am

Liquid Black hasn't been updated in two releases.. So, maybe you can pick another dark style. Or we can think about developing our own..
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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by MysteryFCM » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:42 pm

I don't personally see the point in a ton of themes/styles. Aslong as you can read the board easily, that's all you need for a support forum IMHO.

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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by Dreamer » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:01 pm

statm1 wrote:Liquid Black hasn't been updated in two releases.. So, maybe you can pick another dark style. Or we can think about developing our own..
Yes, I think it would be better to have another official (dark) style, if possible. I really like the current one, but I'd preffer a dark one.

There are not so many nice dark styles there, I like these ones:

http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/Glass+Softblue
http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/blackbox_blue

This one is nice too, but not with dark background:

http://demo.phpbb3styles.net/AeroBlack
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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by statm1 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:33 am

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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by Dreamer » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:47 pm

It's not the black background, I need dark backgrond with bright (but not too bright) text.
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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by statm1 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:28 am

I can change it Dreamer..
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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by Dreamer » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:15 am

OK, if you could change the colors, it would be nice. Perhaps you could change the current default Avant style (it looks great and it's integrated with Avant homepage), perhaps the black background is not needed, just dark and bright text (RGB color 224 224 224).

BTW I see the styles prosilver and subsilver2 are very similar, so perhaps one could be replaced with the new dark style.
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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by bigC » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:55 pm

Dreamer wrote:BTW I see the styles prosilver and subsilver2 are very similar, so perhaps one could be replaced with the new dark style.
No, don't replace my subsilver2.

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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by darth » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:54 pm

ditto BigC.
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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by André » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:29 pm

proSilver and subSilver2 are maintained by phpBB (aside from the mods) but there are no guarantees that usermade styles will remain updated as new phpBB versions are released (as is the case with ktukblack, LiquidBlack, etc.). proSilver and subSilver won't be removed.

On another note, I have successfully updated LiquidBlack to the latest phpBB version but it still needs some work on the tracker side.
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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by Dreamer » Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:32 am

Thanks, DrDrrae. :)
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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by flowrush » Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:33 am

I'm in favor of atleast one dark style.

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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by statm1 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:51 pm

Just so you get used to the fact BigC.. Subsilver is being discontinued when phpBB 3.2 comes out in the future. But, Im sure someone will take it over and keep it updated. Now phpBB 3.2 doesnt even have a release date and I would guess it probably wont be out in 2009 but does making you aware of it.
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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by statm1 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:56 pm

We are planning on adding Liquid Black sometime this week, if not next.. Since its a subsilver based style there is alot of crappy code to be switched out as well as other things. But be looking for it soon.
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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by André » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:06 pm

Okay. LiquidBlack has been activated. There still may be some small changes but it is usable for IE 7 +. IE 6 won't be supported.
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Re: More (dark) board styles?

Post by Dreamer » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:25 pm

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