Templating ... a simple guide

All style (template, theme and imageset) related questions for the new release; advice, feedback here please.
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Lord Illicious wrote:OH no my fav suffix TPL is replaced by the ol HTML.

Will feel more like site designing rather than forum theme designing.
That's 'cause TPL is annoying to setup with various HTML editors. Also, the theme has been split into three; a template, a stylesheet, and an imageset.
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As often used HTML editors modify blindly the code - ie dreamweaver not to mention it - and screw it, I'm far from sure this is a good idea. Anyway, using an HTML editor is never a good idea to design something clean, much better to use a flat text editor.
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I agree with Ptirhiik - users will start using usual html editors with it and then will complain why it screws up their pages. With .tpl users have to learn a little bit what .tpl is
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Well I guess you'll all just have to get used to using it.
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Ptirhiik_ wrote:As often used HTML editors modify blindly the code - ie dreamweaver not to mention it - and screw it, I'm far from sure this is a good idea. Anyway, using an HTML editor is never a good idea to design something clean, much better to use a flat text editor.
I use Dreamweaver - but only the code editing side of it. I only really use it for the syntax highlighting and file upload features.
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I used it by the past, and decided to trash it as even without asking anything, it ripped some tags, destroyed the tabulations and so. After having passed hours to fix what it has screw, I hit the del key with a large smile. Since then, I use Editplus, which is definitively the top of all I have tried yet : the HTML preview is just perfect : not too little, not to much, the edit text feature are amazing, the reliability of the results at top, and the project management efficient. What ask for more ? :)
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psoTFX wrote:Well I guess you'll all just have to get used to using it.
yep. i already set my editplus to handle .html :(
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Real men use Textedit for Mac OS X anyway so it matters not to them what extension you pick :)
Images in sigs! please.
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haravikk wrote:Mac OS X
*feels nauesus and fails to supress gaging*

Real Men use Linux :P
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/e more interested in real women :lol:
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