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jimdigris

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New Theme/skin?
« on: 06 February 2011, 15:53:50 »
Are there still plans to do a skin/theme that is more Battletech themed or at least darker like the original forums?

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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #1 on: 06 February 2011, 16:45:06 »
It's on my plan -- I've been diverted slightly by other non-bt projects and after a week of burning the candle at both ends of getting us up and working, I needed some time away from the site so as to avoid burnout.

Right now the base template (on which all the different colored versions will be based) is about 60% complete. I should be continuing coding it later tonight once I get one of my paying clients all settled in with their new markup/css.
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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #2 on: 07 February 2011, 16:59:22 »
Thanks, Deathshadow. O0
Everyone here really appreciates all the hard work you put into the site.

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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #3 on: 09 February 2011, 20:56:42 »
Thanks, Deathshadow. O0
Everyone here really appreciates all the hard work you put into the site.
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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #4 on: 17 February 2011, 18:13:22 »
When you implement the planned new skin, will it come up automatically, or will I need to check under Look and Layout Preferences?

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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #5 on: 18 February 2011, 08:58:53 »
When it's ready (at this point I'm not sure when that will be -- I've been waylaid by other projects) everyone will be switched to it automatically, though as always you will have the choice to switch to whatever skin you want here.
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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #6 on: 18 February 2011, 17:21:40 »
Thanks O0

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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #7 on: 18 February 2011, 23:36:08 »
Again, Thank You. I do not think we the forumites can thank you enough for the hard work you have put in for us over the years.
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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #8 on: 18 February 2011, 23:47:51 »
I know it may be late pipe in, is there possibly to restoring the old hex map skin?  Miss that one.  Thanks.
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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #9 on: 19 February 2011, 18:02:44 »
When it's ready (at this point I'm not sure when that will be -- I've been waylaid by other projects) everyone will be switched to it automatically, though as always you will have the choice to switch to whatever skin you want here.

No rush.  This is better than some other places I've been, and its always been about the contributors rather than the format.   :)

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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #10 on: 08 May 2011, 12:45:04 »
Hi Deathshadow,
  Do you have a better idea of when the new theme/skin may be ready?  Also, could you restore the O0 emoticon to the from page of the reply page?
Thanks,
Jim
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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #11 on: 08 May 2011, 12:50:17 »
The current Theme/Skin doesn't bother me all that much, but I have to agree the O0 needs to return to the front. Seriously.

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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #12 on: 09 May 2011, 01:40:27 »
Thanks for work on the skins, DS.  Esp the blue one, if it comes back.  The lighter coloured ones are hard for me to look at for extended periods.

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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #13 on: 11 May 2011, 11:34:15 »
I'm still hopeing for an aerotech themed black and silver one. Also while I have no skills with programing, if there is any image work you need done, Deathshadow, send me a PM, and I'll get right on it.
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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #14 on: 11 June 2011, 11:51:19 »
Thanks to Martian for pointing this thread out to me. I had presumed the basic templates were tge only ones CGL were going to employ.

Any updates as to the intent to make the final template?

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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #15 on: 12 June 2011, 06:05:13 »
It's currently in Duke Nukem Forever status -- it's done when it's done. I am planning to launch it, but I'm holding off for the moment as there are other developments afoot...
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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #16 on: 12 June 2011, 09:25:36 »
It's currently in Duke Nukem Forever status -- it's done when it's done. I am planning to launch it, but I'm holding off for the moment as there are other developments afoot...

Chinese Democracy status then really. 15 years too late, and it's crap. (Hopefully not...)
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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #17 on: 13 June 2011, 09:36:03 »
It's currently in Duke Nukem Forever status -- it's done when it's done. I am planning to launch it, but I'm holding off for the moment as there are other developments afoot...

Thank you for letting us know.
 
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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #18 on: 15 July 2011, 12:01:58 »
I heartily reiterate the desire for a BT themed skin.


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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #19 on: 02 September 2011, 14:16:24 »
It's currently in Duke Nukem Forever status -- it's done when it's done. I am planning to launch it, but I'm holding off for the moment as there are other developments afoot...

Anyway we could get a smf dark them thrown option in the mean time... my eyes are starting to burn.
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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #20 on: 02 September 2011, 15:12:45 »
Planned? Thing in stores.  The Demo isn't that great in my eyes.
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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #21 on: 02 September 2011, 16:44:34 »
Anyway we could get a smf dark them thrown option in the mean time... my eyes are starting to burn.

If you use Firefox there's an add on called NoSquint that allows for the changing of background and text colors.

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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #22 on: 06 September 2011, 11:02:15 »
Which also stretches and resizes pages in ugly ways... globally...
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Weirdo: Sounds like the proper reaction to a Macross Cannon to me.
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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #23 on: 06 September 2011, 12:46:06 »
The only global setting I use is a 120% Full Zoom (I have cataracts and that helps me see without making it go all wonky). Right click on the magnifier symbol at the bottom right of the window to bring up the menu. Do not use Global Settings (Sorry, should have mentioned that, but I wasn't sure if it was just my computer acting wonky or something else).
 Use Site Settings to set background and text colors. Note that even though I did not check the Disable background images box, there are sites that I can't see pictures on. On Ebay I can see thumbnails, but not the enlarged pictures. This site does not give me problems seeing pictures. Reaper is weird, I can see some big pictures, but not all of them.

Hopefully, this will help. If not, I think Chrome has a similar feature.

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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #24 on: 05 October 2011, 12:56:44 »
I have gotten rather used to this skin, but if we're going to eventually turn to a Battletech-themed skin, I recommend a theme in black and green and gold... with am arm holding a sword on a triangle... and maybe "Long Live the Confederation" across the top.  Just a suggestion....

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Re: New Theme/skin?
« Reply #25 on: 28 October 2011, 13:36:30 »
So with the transfer to whoever... I'm guessing we're stuck with this theme?
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Self:  Meltrans are already culture shocked, except their response is to squeal like high school girls at a boy band concert and discharge energy weapons in random directions.
Weirdo: Sounds like the proper reaction to a Macross Cannon to me.
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And of course if even a single Constitution had shown up onscreen for even a single second, you would have been able to hear the mass squeeing from orbit.