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Tips&rTricks of making a Template...
Jun 30th, 2002 at 4:37am
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Hi everyone,
This thread is only used for giving out Tips&Tricks for making a Template! Below you can post your tips and tricks, or leave comments!
  

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Re: Tips&rTricks of making a Template...
Reply #1 - Jun 30th, 2002 at 4:42am
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Give Your Text A 3D Look
-If you wanna give your text a 3d look (mostly used for the <yabb menu> code) type this code in...
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<td class="varjo" valign="middle" align="center"><font face="Verdana" size="2" color="#000000"><strong><yabb menu></strong></font></td> 


That should do the job Wink!
  

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Re: Tips&rTricks of making a Template...
Reply #2 - Jun 30th, 2002 at 4:47am
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Dont Forget Your YaBB Tags
-Here are YaBB Tags you dont wanna forget...

  • <yabb uname>
  • <yabb im>
  • <yabb time>
  • <yabb menu>
  • <yabb boardname>
  • <yabb position>
  • <yabb main>
  • <yabb copyright>


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Re: Tips&rTricks of making a Template...
Reply #3 - Jul 5th, 2002 at 8:27pm
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-Use Valid HTML/XHTML

Remember, not everyone will be using the same browser as you. With that in mind, you'll want to use the most up to date standards for you template. The best way to check on this is through the W3C's validation service. Just give them the url to your template file and let them do the rest.

http://validator.w3.org/

-Check the Vault first

Before you submit your design to the Template Vault, make sure that the same basic thing is not there. This is the number one cause of "rejected" templates.
  

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Reply #4 - Jul 5th, 2002 at 8:43pm
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-Ditch the News Fader

Ok, it was cute when it first came out, but now it's almost annoying. To top it all off, it dosen't work in all browsers (such as Opera and some Netscape versions)

To remove it, go into your Admin Center and click on "Forum Preferences and Settings". About half way down, look for "Show News Fader on Board Index?", uncheck that and no more news fader.

Still want news on your site? Well you're in luck! Just add the <yabb news> to your template and you'll have a static news bar that changes on every page (like the one one at www.yabbforum.com/community)

-News Fader Background Color

So what do I know, right? You like the fader and that's the end of that. Now begs the question, "how do I change the background color?"

1)In your Template file, change this call in your CSS -
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.windowbg2    { background-color: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; font-family: Verdana; color: #000000; } 



-Changing your Forum Colors

You can find a GREAT tutorial on this here -
http://www.yabbforum.com/community/?board=graph_temp;action=display;num=99989741...

(the same tutorial can be found here on the "Tutorial Board")
  

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Reply #5 - Jul 7th, 2002 at 2:10am
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-Remove the CSS

Looking for a small speed boost? Want to cut back on your bandwidth? Then your answer is offing the CSS!

To do this, cut out everything between the <style></style> tags (Don't bring the style tags with you.) Now remove the style tags from your template. Now, open up a new text file and paste all of the CSS you just removed and save the file as "style.css". Upload this to the same directory as your template.html file and we're half way there!

The last part is to add this code between your head (<head></head>) tags -

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<link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" type="text/css"> 



Poof! You're done! Make sure, however, that if you submit it to the Template Vault you put the CSS back in. Smiley

(Just a note, I'm sick, so if that didn't sound right to you, forgive me..lol..I'll fix it later..heh)
  

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Reply #6 - Jul 7th, 2002 at 2:17am
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AAAAhhhhh thanks Switch Smiley! Keep on posting your little Tutorials my good freinds! Keep up the great work Wink!
  

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Reply #7 - Nov 17th, 2002 at 4:58am
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Are there additional yabb tags? Like for who is online, etc?

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Dont Forget Your YaBB Tags
-Here are YaBB Tags you dont wanna forget...

  • &lt;yabb uname&gt;
  • &lt;yabb im&gt;
  • &lt;yabb time&gt;
  • &lt;yabb menu&gt;
  • &lt;yabb boardname&gt;
  • &lt;yabb position&gt;
  • &lt;yabb main&gt;
  • &lt;yabb copyright&gt;


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Reply #8 - Nov 17th, 2002 at 7:33am
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nope..they can easily be made though Smiley
  

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Reply #9 - May 20th, 2003 at 2:24am
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how?
  
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Re: Tips&rTricks of making a Template...
Reply #10 - May 21st, 2003 at 1:58am
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The next beta of the SSI Center mod will incorporate the whoson functions like who is on line and forum stats into <yabb tags>.  Hop over to the beta board if you want to read about it.  I just worked up the script today so it will be a few days before the beta is out (maybe sooner) as I'm waiting for some feedback about how the tags should function.  The test page link in the first post shows the current state of affairs.  Look at the Whoson Test block.  Obviously there is a ways to go in formatting the output of these tags.

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Reply #11 - May 27th, 2003 at 5:07pm
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the <yabb test> tag takes its "stuff" from the contents of the $yytest tag, if it helps..
  

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Reply #12 - Sep 19th, 2003 at 5:55pm
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These might come in handy for selecting/testing colors, though they're originally designed for YSE:
- http://www.alnabri.net/yabbsetg/
- http://www.penthesilea.ch/colors_yabbse.html
you can remove the style classes that aren't needed in Y1G afterwards
  

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Re: Tips&rTricks of making a Template...
Reply #13 - Mar 9th, 2004 at 8:44am
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that site template might be a good addin as a control in the admin for colors with a little work i was thinking of makeing a color page that look gave me an idiea if it works i'll post the code for it ...
  

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Reply #14 - Apr 9th, 2006 at 7:56pm
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Dont Forget Your YaBB Tags
-Here are YaBB Tags you dont wanna forget...

  • <yabb uname>
  • <yabb im>
  • <yabb time>
  • <yabb menu>
  • <yabb boardname>
  • <yabb position>
  • <yabb main>
  • <yabb copyright>


--Questons/Comments please email me at digitalicenetwork@mail.com


so...if I understand this correctly ... I can make tables in something like Dream Weaver  ... put the YaBB tags where I want them and that will change the orientation of the page ...
  

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