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Seeking help for Beautiful Lie hack

edited October 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Have tried to reach clofresh without success. The Beautiful Lie does a super-cool simulation of a Vanilla blog/forum but clofresh's brief how-to breaks. See also this error message.

Anyone willing to lend a hand - is the problem an obvious one?


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    Hey russlipton, I finally got around to making a theme for my blog hack, check it out
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    Neato. Would you please test settings.php?

    In my forum, the links don't work. The settings page is just text. This is a tad inconvenient, to say the least ... for instance, I can't rechoose one of the other themes now. I've heard of lock-in but ;-).

    (Of course, I was able to hardwire-connect the correct URL to the specific theme switching page so things are cool.)
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    UPDATE Saturday morning - I was in such a rush yesterday that I didn't pay attention to the crashingly obvious; I was looking at the account descriptions, not the account options pages. Still, I wondered why ...

    The TBL theme eschews navigation tabs and therefore arranges both navigation and options together in the left panel; sensibly enough. However:

    1. The settings description page 'looked' wrong because it used line breaks rather than paragraphs. The text is scrunched together. I subconsciously assumed an error somewhere ...

    2. The setting options were all there under the navigational options to the left but I ignored the context. Even though this user is an idiot, I am (we are) the target audience. Two small suggestions:

    ... Restyle the settings.php page text with paragraph breaks.

    ... Since all navigation and sub-navigation functions are now clustered to the left, choose some visual clue or structure to reinforce context. At a minimum, change 'Options' for Settings to 'Setting Options'. Yes, I know, the main content is all about setting options ...

    I think the Vanilla default theme should also use 'Setting Options' on its settings.php page panel rather than 'Options'. I can see why Clofresh passed it through.

    Nits, nothing more.

    The theme works GREAT.

    Any chance we could get you to include a mock-up of how you do your front.php? That would be a real time-saver for casual users. I can put mine together but it would be niftier to leverage from an example.
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