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Kubrick Alpha 1 for Vanilla

edited January 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I'm pleased to announce the first alpha release of my port of the infamous Kubrick theme to Vanilla. It was designed using Vanilla version

I'm releasing this as alpha for three reasons:
  1. I only spent a couple hours making it, and while it looks Kubricky, the actual pages are Vanilla......y.
  2. I only modified the global.css file, and not the sign-in or sign-out sytles
  3. I can't get the damn thing to center in Internet Explorer.
Regarding #3, I currently have it padded so that if you're viewing it on a 1024 monitor, it looks almost centered. However, if you're at 800X600, you'll have to scroll a lot to see the content.

So why am I doing this port? After all, Kubrick is used by all major bloggins systems, and it's getting (IMHO) tiresome. And that's the reason. People still use it. Wordpress' default theme is based on Kubrick. And many people use it, but change the colors and images.

I made this port using the image files from Wordpress Default, right down to the names. So if a user made his or her own images, they can replace the images and have a forum that resembles the rest of their site.

To test the theme, sign into my forum with the username: kubrick and password: demo. (Note: this user has no posting priviledges even though it says you do. --i think this is a bug, not a feature-- )

Download Alpha 1 current version


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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    Smooth :D
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    To be honest: I never liked the kubrick theme for WP. Not because it doesn't look nice, it does, but because of the unnecessary complicated html and css coding. Anyway, some remarks: -Set "position: relative;" for the elements that you like to have centered. That should work in IE. -Some elements are badly positioned: 1) div .foot with copyright and foot divs in. I suggest you use a padding-left there with copyright and foot, or a smaller width for the two while keeping them centered. 2) signed in is the .session div. The problem with it is that it is positioned absolute. 3) I think the menu items are not intended to have a 1px space between them and the main body since only top and sides have borders 3) text only mode falls below the page when using bookmarked discussions. -The background image is originally designed to have the menu on the right side. You may like invert it. :) -There's a strange line left of the menu. Overall great effort Silverwing. Great theme. If you have any questions about my remarks feel free to ask.
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    I was looking at the centering problem. Actually I don't get a site of mine not to center using what I said. In any case, I always thought that for IE a position: relative was necessary (and for the parent element). But I also saw in your site that you have two times a different margin set for .SiteContainer on 2 different places.
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    re: .SiteContainer - it's possible I left some extraneous code in. Nothing I did worked.

    I tried the margin: 0; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; tried _margin stuff.

    What I think it is, is that IE has trouble centering classes with margin:0 auto;. I can center the menu on the page, since that's an ID.

    If I can find where I make the Head, SiteContainer and Foot an ID instead of a class, I'd experiment a little more with it.

    But I'm not a CSS expert. I'm more of a dabbler learning this stuff as I go along.

    re: background image of .Page: Originally, I had the panel on the right side, but it messed with the user pages, so I moved it back without changing the image. (That, and my flat screen monitor I use sucks when it comes to light colors.

    Thanks for taking a look, Jos, and offering advice.
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    Which version of Kubrick did you base this on? I have abused Kubrick in depth... maybe I can help?
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    it's from the default wordpress 1.5.2. So, it's not really kubrick, but close.
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    The integration with your site is superb. Is the version you have here for download a copy of that, or the default WP theme? (figures I could get off my thing and try it out instead of asking...) : )
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    Hey, fernando,

    Basically, my site's theme and my kubrick port are the same. If you take out the Kubrick images, change the colors and size, you'll get the same thing. (Both are just modified Vanilla Theme defaults.
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    Fantastic! : )
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    Just wondering if anyone knows the origin of the name Kubrick? I'm assuming its got something to do with Stanley Kubrick, but what exactly? Couldn't find anything on Google.
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    2001 Space Odyssey I am pretty sure. Look in the code you'll see some references. /* "Just what do you think you're doing Dave?" */ /* "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage, I can't afford a carriage. But you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two." */ My computer is named HAL.
  • Options has links on the bottom of the page for IMDB and other stanly kubrick sites.

    And my computer's name is HAL, too! (And my first name is David... hmmmm..... )
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    lol. I wonder how many computers out there are named HAL?
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    I think for personal computers, HAL is a great name.

    But if NORAD starts naming their computers HAL, I think we've got a problem.
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    Speaking of NORAD, my server is called "W.O.P.R"
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    If I had a server, I'd probably call it Big Mac.
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    When I finally build my little home server Im gonna name it Spartacus.
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    My server is called AssClown :D
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    sweet! now we just need a wordpress plugin to show recent posts, and share the logins ;-)
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