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Template & Themes [message #1018] Tue, 19 March 2002 19:31 Go to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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Does it make sense to allow only a single template to be used on the forum and allow multiple color schemes on that layout?

The color themes would be control via a CSS file and admin can have multiple active schemes from which the users may choose the one they like the best inside their profile control panel.

It makes little sense to me to allow multiple templates, which would mean that there would be different designs (formatting) of the forum people can choose from. I see this as a problem if a person wants to maintain any sort of consistency with the rest of the site's layout.

What do you think?


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Re: Template & Themes [message #1042 is a reply to message #1018] Wed, 20 March 2002 08:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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One of the comments I received about the forum was there was too much "stuff" cluttering the screen. (ie post icons, smiley shortcuts ...) I would offer a barebones version and a full feature version and maybe a no-image version. And maybe a cellphone friendly version.

Just stuff I thought of off the top of my head


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icon14.gif  Re: Template & Themes [message #1488 is a reply to message #1018] Tue, 16 April 2002 22:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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prottoss wrote on Tue, 19 March 2002 7:31 PM

Does it make sense to allow only a single template to be used on the forum and allow multiple color schemes on that layout?


I like the idea. I've done a very similar thing with my homepage at http://www.freephile.com Just click the colored sqares across the top of the page.

prottoss wrote on Tue, 19 March 2002 7:31 PM


The color themes would be control via a CSS file and admin can have multiple active schemes from which the users may choose the one they like the best inside their profile control panel.


I set mine up with php variables, and a form changes those variables. I could make the selection 'stick' by using a cookie

prottoss wrote on Tue, 19 March 2002 7:31 PM


It makes little sense to me to allow multiple templates, which would mean that there would be different designs (formatting) of the forum people can choose from. I see this as a problem if a person wants to maintain any sort of consistency with the rest of the site's layout.


I agree

Now what I'd love to know is: is it easy to change the look/layout of FUDforums as currently built? What if I want to match my existing site design? What if I want to wrap fud forums into my site layout, as if it were "content"? One thing I'd like to do is change the 'home' link so that it goes to the document root, but i'm not sure yet whether changing WWW_ROOT in GLOBALS.php will mess everything else up.

Re: Template & Themes [message #1489 is a reply to message #1488] Tue, 16 April 2002 22:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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FUDforum 2 is completly template based so it is 100% customizeable, so you should be able to make it match your site's layout pefectly.

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Re: Template & Themes [message #1490 is a reply to message #1489] Tue, 16 April 2002 22:32 Go to previous message
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Excellent, i'll give it a whirl on my development server, and can't wait to check it out. Grin
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