PhpBB 3 portals

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Aden
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Re: PhpBB 3 portals

Post by Aden »

Very nice idea. And your portal looks great.

One QUestion though:

"How easy is it to add all of the portal stuff to a completely new style?"

Just a thought
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Re: PhpBB 3 portals

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I would say very easy... There are basically two types of styles, those that use complex images to create a nice effect and those that rely on the css classes to set colour, borders etc.... Either way it's a matter of producing the images and adding to css class for one, or editing a given css the other.
Every block (left, right or center) simply uses a header and footer so one you have designed the header and footer all the design is dome... The header and footer code is added to each block but I was hoping to use something along the lines of...

<!-- INCLUDE BLOCK_HEADER_LEFT -->{BLOCK_NAME}<!-- INCLUDE BLOCK_HEADER_RIGHT>
html code here...
<!-- INCLUDE BLOCK_FOOTER -->

But recursive calls to the same file won't work so I will find a workaround... One other feature of phpBB3 is the facility to include code segments in your file as with the birthday or who's on line code. In my files I simple separate any information that is reused and create its own file which I can then include in any blocks. This has one other nice bonus, lets say the code for who's on line is modified (in the beta core)... I don't have to search every file and do the edits I do it in one file only... save a lot of time considering...

Kiss also has some tools for developing blocks and themes but over time I have neglected these. I hope to update them some day soon... Attached is a image of the block builder...

Mike
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Aden
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Re: PhpBB 3 portals

Post by Aden »

Also a quick question off topic:

Have you managed to create me an account yet?
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Re: PhpBB 3 portals

Post by Highway of Life »

Aden, as long as you keep things in the CSS (instead of hard-coded) it's not difficult at all to apply it to another style, mostly just CSS changes...

Even for images, in every possible opportunity, if you specify image backgrounds in CSS, that makes elements very cross-style compatible...

However, in the case of a Portal, each style that is used must adapt to incorporate the portal.
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Re: PhpBB 3 portals

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I wish the CSS file didn't alter the margin on the "TD" table attribute. It makes it harder to put my own design around the forum, but while keeping the table's in olympus looking good.

I am loving the templateing system otherwise.

I think I am going to try and convert my whole site over to the DBAL system with templates.
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Re: PhpBB 3 portals

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I don't understand, Ecto... it should be fairly simple to adjust in the Stylesheet... can you explain further?
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Re: PhpBB 3 portals

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Highway of Life wrote: I don't understand, Ecto... it should be fairly simple to adjust in the Stylesheet... can you explain further?


The Olympus stylesheet has a margin value of 2 for all "TD" (the html table designation for a cell). I have to change this to "0" in order for my site to look normal while implimenting the Olympus stylesheet in my site.. but it makes the forums look a little bit different if you remove that CSS attribute.
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Re: PhpBB 3 portals

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Okay, well... just change...

Code: Select all

td {
	padding: 2px;
}
To

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.tablebg td {
	padding: 2px;
}
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Re: PhpBB 3 portals

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Is that all it needs? Is class="tablebg" called for every table that requires that margin?

Thanks for the help BTW.
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Re: PhpBB 3 portals

Post by nwbasser »

I took a look at the test portal pages. They all look great!!!
Good job guys! A question for you modders. How hard would it be to put a Gallery2 block into one of these?
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