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How to upload a new skin

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:28 am
by daveshrop
Hey,Sara when you've got a min. please tell me how to upload in the new forum
format.I've done a new screenshot but dont know if its ok.Cheers.

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How to upload a new skin

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:40 pm
by Sara
Hi Dave! As you can see I've hijacked your post to explain the process. It took me a while to sort it out myself so I've got pictures!

First go to the sub folder under skin discussion that best describes your skin. Notice that there is a test folder as well for works in progress.
upload1.jpg
Dr. Drrae did a sample layout
upload2.jpg
Once you are in the folder you want pick New Topic and you'll get a "Post a Reply" screen.

First upload your screen shot. Scroll down till you see the Upload Attachment section. Click Browse to find it on your system and then Click Add the file once it's found.
upload3.jpg
You'll see a progress bar (or part of it) while the file uploads.
upload4.jpg
Once that's done there will be a new section at the bottom of the text box named Attachments. Click on the reply screen where you want the attachment and then click "Place inline".
upload5.jpg
It will then look like this:
upload6.jpg
Type in the descriptive info and then repeat the process for the *.skn or zip file for the skin. This system doesn't seem to have a way to link to a URL for attachments.

I hope this makes sense,

Sara :D

Re: How to upload a new skin

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 7:19 pm
by daveshrop
Thanks for detailed tutorial,Sara
Hope to make use of it over the weekend.

Re: How to upload a new skin

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:33 pm
by daveshrop
I'd also like to use the background to either
Crystalsvg3 bigC's or 3Avantedhornakapopalis skin
with some of my own skin icons & possibly some of they're existing icons.
First of all is that ok to do that & secondly is there
an easy way of just changing the b'ground without having to
change each icon individually?
Thankyou.

Re: How to upload a new skin

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:46 pm
by Sara
They are solid backgrounds, so crop a clear section and use it in the background with the stretch option.

The smaller the section, the smaller the file size.

Sara :D

Re: How to upload a new skin

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:02 pm
by daveshrop
Sure thing,Sara. Done that & yes, its smaller &
lighter on its feet.I suppose users can fashion
their own background if they want to use the
icons on the darker skin but i'll upload it if need be.
Thanks.

Re: How to upload a new skin

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:28 pm
by WindRune
Thanks for posting a detailed tutorial. A friend is asking me how to upload a new skin and I am being lazy. I will just link him to this thread.