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Add-on: Fresh, elegant, clean, simple and a blog like Vanilla theme!

sjeepssjeeps
edited August 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Fresh, elegant, clean, simple and a blog like Vanilla theme!
It attempts to bring out the importance in your forum's content while looking as sleek as possible.

Tested and looks good in:
FF 2.0.0.6
IE 7
Safari 3.0

Files included:
discussion.php
foot.php (features the traditional footer links which you can edit to suite your site's needs and Vanilla powered link)
head.php (the only change i made to this file is to change how the title displayed. So instead of Your Site.com - All Discussions, it's All Discussions - Your Site.com)
menu.php (features skip to content link, h1 for site's title removed and replaced with a div in discussion.php file)
panel.php

Vanilla Blogger!


Vanilla Blogger!

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    edited August 2007
    The design is great and makes things stand out nicely and displays the content very well. What is the purpose of the "skip to contents" link at the top? I'll have to tweak the css somewhat to handle the plugins I use better. But not a big problem.
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    This looks superb, well done. Any chance you could just post the zip somewhere else so we can have a snoop around. What did you use to create the ZIP file out of interest? Also, is this just a style or a theme and a style?

    jimw &mdsh; the purpose of the skip to content link is better understood when you don't have style sheets, since unstyled content can sometimes be unclear where the navigation/sidebars end and the main page content starts. Usually I hide that kind of link with style sheets since it's usually pretty clear with a decent style.
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    Thanks for the explanation.

    I just noticed something that happens when you have a lot of "tabs". A second row is created (when you login) but you can't see the tabs because of white text on white background. This is not just a problem with your theme but with all. I've been working on some code to count the number of tabs and try to display them correctly with the appropriate background.
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    sjeepssjeeps
    edited August 2007
    Thanks guys, I'm glad you liked it and by the way, this is my first attempt to create a Vanilla theme :) So if there's any suggestions, please let me know.

    @jimw
    As [-Stash-] mentioned the "Skip to content" link is also there to provide a method for skipping over the navigation links to get to the main content of the page. (accessibility and mobile)

    @[-Stash-]
    I used WinRaR to create the ZIP file.
    This is a theme based pretty much on the default Vanilla theme since I only had to alter discussions.php, menu.php, foot.php and all I did to panel.php is just adding a div for the site's title instead of using h1 (removed from menu.php and I don't think it should be used as a site's title) and the head.php file is really an option to change how the site's title is displayed (SEO).
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    @jimw
    I think you can fix this pretty easy by changing the #Nav width from 55% to anything you want so you have room for more tabs. You also need to change the #SignIn width and maybe get rid of the a.Skip?
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    The solution is to change the height on the #Header from 40px to 80px so that 2 rows of tabs will display.
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    sjeeps — I've had this problem with WinRAR created ZIP files before as well, although it was complaining about a different MIME-Type that I can't remember. Obviously something stupid is happening in WinRAR wrt ZIP file creation, so give 7-Zip a try. I've not had problems with ZIP files created with that and the addons site so far...
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    Thanks for the 7-Zip! :)
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    Standard windows zip creation works fine too.
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    *shudder*
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    Beautiful :)
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    Will an admin please close this discussion and let the official one flourish since it's been released now? ;)
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