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Looking for the opposite of Black and White style...

edited February 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I REALLY like the black and white stylesheet... any chance of the exact OPPOSITE version of it being released? I tried doing it myself, but failed. Would like to see an austere dark style... black with gray accents with maybe white and red used as labels and such.

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    ooo, i have a fan :D

    so your wanting the EXACT opposite?
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    Sounds interesting. You can call it "White and Black" ;)
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    its just a color .css change right? why not search and replace:
    000 with 555 then,
    FFF with 000 and then,
    555 with FFF

    the 555 is necessary right? cause if it was directly to FFF the next step would change it all Black
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    Hehe. Two new styles, one where everything is black, and one where everything is white. True minimalism. :P

    Anyway, Black and White isn't just those two colour values, there are a few more, but you could try to do a global search a replace for those (with something in between like y2kbg posted, but make sure the middle one isn't something that might be in the style, so use something weird like HELLOMONKEY just in case). I've only checked quicky, but I think these are the colours you need to switch around:
    Change all #000000 into #000 and #ffffff into #fff (or vise versa)
    Switch #000 and #fff
    Switch #545454 and #ebebeb
    Switch #707070 and #909090
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    thanks! I'll take a stab at it this weekend.
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    not working guys... anyone up for trying to mod the .css?
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    edited February 2007
    I have started modifying it. Not as simple as it would appear.

    Also, did you look at the BlackDiamond style? Now that I look at BlackDiamond, I think that is what you want.
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    did look at that, but I thought the black and white reversal would be easier than digging through the black diamond .css. Let me know if you're going to finish the black and white 'reverse' as I'd be psyched if that was an option 'out of the box'.
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    I've only done the header and the local link settings, but do you like the look of this?
    image
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    Stash said: Sounds interesting. You can call it "White and Black" ;)
    Dang, took my idea...
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    @vincent... looks good. only suggestion I'd make is making the 'viewed' thread color be a darker gray, maybe the same color as your 'categories' tab. I'd like ot see the small text under the thread titles to pop out a little more. I think a little more contrast there would be good. Also, similar to the Vanilla core style, I think if the 'New' comment total would function better as a separate color such as red. The biggest complaint I have about the black diamond theme is that the grays are to light and it really breaks up the 'darkness' of that theme. If we can keep this one more muted in that regard with more subtle shades of gray, I think it'd be the perfect 'dark' theme.
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    edited February 2007
    Funny. I'm currently working on a dark/grey style... I hope to finish it in a few days.
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    3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited February 2007
    I've always wondered if there's an existing automatic solution for defining a stylesheet's colour palette globally..... Eg, let's say you set your primary background colour to #999 and your header text colour to #333, body text to #000 etc - you could then just change each setting to update it throughout your stylesheet.... (obviously this would be harder the more complicated your style)... you could mix in a wee spot of php or something?
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    just checking in for an update... lookin' forward to it. and thanks for the effort.
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    bump...
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    I would imagine that if you wrote your CSS as a PHP file that creates a CSS file and uses variables instead of colours, then all you would need is some mechanism to recreate the CSS file each time you hit that "Save" button on an "admin style edit" page. Sounds simple *chuckle*.

    I believe IPB already has something like this, perhaps it's worth checking out how they've done it and see if it's elegant already? If it's not then ignore it.
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    I was just asking for an update because it sounded like someone was going to be doing the coding for the reverse color scheme.... I know there are other higher priorities, just was seeing if there was any progress. Trust me, if I could do it myself, I would! I guess if there was an easy map of the css styles and where they are located that would go a long way. I tried using the Firefox CSS plugin and was able to change colors, but then it screwed up the forum in general, so I don't think it's as easy as doing a straight color swap.... and hence the wait, I presume.
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    very close, thanks for pointing me to that stylesheet....
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