Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Caladan » 17 Sep 2015, 13:17

Trigger wrote:Just click on the word "Sticky" and it shall do the same thing :toppa:

Why that almost sounds sensible and makes me look stupid

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby GT Function » 17 Sep 2015, 13:25

Nice one Trig :toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby GT Function » 17 Sep 2015, 13:45

Would it be possible to add the black dot to threads you have posted in?

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 17 Sep 2015, 15:35

GT Function wrote:Would it be possible to add the black dot to threads you have posted in?

Bollocks :picard: forgot to add it back in

Ok, so ive amended the template and the bells, but this is how it works...

1. All "normal" threads (not stickies) will have bells to the left
2. If you've posted in them, they will be a bell with a black dot.
3. If you've not, they will be regular bells.
4. When the thread is "read" (no new posts) then there will be no icon at all (same as its been)
5. This wont work in teh "bookmarks" area, but they will be bookmarked for a reason :|

That folks, is about as good as i can do.

If you want to go here to update, go ahead
https://userstyles.org/styles/118868/tr ... -flat-look

As before, if there are any bugs, let me know in here and ill try and sort it all out :thumbup:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby GT Function » 17 Sep 2015, 15:50

Ta :toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 17 Sep 2015, 16:22

If anyone has any better ideas for the icons, do let me know. I could make them the same as the Awooga ones, or different.

Just not quite sure what to do.

I do think the black dots don't stand out that much thats all :(

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby laertes » 17 Sep 2015, 17:08

Just installed the updated old look. It's lovely :thumbup:

Trigger :adore:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 17 Sep 2015, 17:36

laertes wrote:Just installed the updated old look. It's lovely :thumbup:

Trigger :adore:

You running the flat theme? I really am enjoying it, much cleaner and easier to read for me :thumbup:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby calmdown » 17 Sep 2015, 18:10

Trig :toppa:
I've gone with the new flat look in the end but I've made a few tweaks myself, removed a bit of space here and there, also removed the blue bar at the bottom, did away with bold thread titles as they were, well, too bold and made the brackets square for threads with multiple pages.
couple of screenshots:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby ukzislt » 17 Sep 2015, 18:14

calmdown wrote:I've made a few tweaks myself, removed a bit of space here and there

calmdown, where in the script did you remove the space between posts, please. :thumbup:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby calmdown » 17 Sep 2015, 18:23

ukzislt wrote:
calmdown wrote:I've made a few tweaks myself, removed a bit of space here and there

calmdown, where in the script did you remove the space between posts, please. :thumbup:

Look for this bit, it's the margin-bottom. I've set it to 1 pixel, can't remember what it was before.
You can either copy that code and paste it in or just alter the margin-bottom figure yourself

Code: Select all

.post {
    border: 1px solid #f2f2f2;
    margin-bottom: 1px;
  }


If anyone likes my look :smug: let me know and I can post the whole code for people to replace the latest one with.
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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby ukzislt » 17 Sep 2015, 18:26

Lovely, thanks. :thumbup:

Line : 316 :toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby calmdown » 17 Sep 2015, 23:20

Question for Trigger:
I've made a couple more tweaks to my modifications (updated my post above to include these)
I wanted to tone down the thread titles a little, so changed them from bold to normal.
but the odd few are still showing bold eg. the Lucy Collett thread was in bold, I clicked on the thread, yet it's still bold.
And that seems to be the case even if I stick to having thread titles all bold.
Any idea why that might be?

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 18 Sep 2015, 08:01

calmdown :thumbup:

I prefer them bold, but each to their own. at least you can tweak stuff yourself :toppa:

In terms of that one thread, I often find that restarting the browser will do the trick as your browser cache's some items.

alternatively, hold shift and refresh the browser (hard refresh - loads everything again completely)

:toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby calmdown » 18 Sep 2015, 18:48

Refreshing doesn't make any difference, just seems there are just some threads that always show up bold, whether I've viewed them or not.
screenshot from just now:
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Even if I just install your latest flat look without any of my tweaks it still happens, some threads always remian bold, dunno if it's just a problem I have though.
Anyway it sounds from the other thread all that hard work might be for nothing if we're moving to another forum sometime soon :wave:
Cheers for the tips though :toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 18 Sep 2015, 20:02

calmdown, sorted for you.

If you copy out your tweaks, and update the stylish style, they won't remain bold any more :thumbup:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby calmdown » 18 Sep 2015, 20:43

I've given that a go Trig and I think that pretty much fixes it.
I still get the odd thread showing up as bold, however once I've clicked into the thread, they are no longer bold. So that's better.
It seems though that if I've posted in the thread they remain bold no matter what. Maybe they're supposed to be like that though?

Here are screenshots with your latest fix, both before and after I tweaked thread titles to normal.
You can see the Katy Perry thread for example, it's the only one I've posted in and still shows bold

Flat look untouched with bold unread thread titles
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Flat look with unread thread titles set to normal
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That's fine like that tbh, much appreciated :toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 18 Sep 2015, 20:45

Yeeah, its becuase you have changed the code and I havent added it onto the bolded thread title code

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 18 Sep 2015, 21:22

I've changed the bells (for myself at least)

Gone for a solid circle (like Awooga) for an unread regular thread and a solid tick for an unread topic i've posted in. What you reckon? The bells were a bit small and the black dot was not that visible.

Screenie below

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby calmdown » 18 Sep 2015, 21:30

I tried replacing the bells with little Jonjos: Image but they didn't fit :wave:

But yeah, that looks decent :thumbup:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby ukzislt » 18 Sep 2015, 21:44

Trigger wrote:Gone for a solid circle (like Awooga) for an unread regular thread and a solid tick for an unread topic i've posted in. What you reckon?

Looks better. :thumbup:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby calmdown » 18 Sep 2015, 22:08

Or how about instead of the tick, a white tick within the blue circle, or would that be too small?

or even just a white dot within the blue circle a bit like below
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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Will » 22 Sep 2015, 10:37

Not checked this for a while - like the flat look one although what do I need to change to make it fill the screen?

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 22 Sep 2015, 15:38

Will wrote:Not checked this for a while - like the flat look one although what do I need to change to make it fill the screen?

Do you mean fullwidth? I am presuming you have a large monitor...

If so, find line 187, and change 1800px to something like 2700px :thumbup:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby c_man » 22 Sep 2015, 16:13

gonna try these new developments, thanks guys

edit: good work, nice and clean, but the font type in the posts is a deal braker, is it arial or something? has anyone changed to anything better?

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 22 Sep 2015, 17:16

It is arial yep, but that is probably about as clean as I can make it without it being a "custom" font really..Could go to Helvetica...

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby c_man » 22 Sep 2015, 19:30

well, if I zoom out by one factor - I guess this goes from 100% to 90% , everything looks way better.

the font within threads, the main forum view, the lot. even people's location under the username keeps to one line (an annoying thing its been going to 2 lines since the new forum came along). a lot of unnecessary padding also disappears at 90% :thumbup:

Is there any mod/edit I can make to make it zoom to 90% permanently?

I am running 2560 x 1600 reso if that helps

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Casablancas » 05 Oct 2015, 09:59

Any way of getting the little dot in thread you've replied to?

Used to like the tapatalk notification that someone had quoted you :(

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby The Stranger » 06 Oct 2015, 19:07

Not sure if this was covered earlier

Is there a way to make "show your post" reflect the 'topic name' I had last replied instead of showing the 'actual posts'. I might have replied multiple posts in the same thread and I want that to be displayed once like it was doing for me in the old forum :toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby billybog » 20 Oct 2015, 18:29

ok I give up

im a mong

I cant use the search facility properly - please will someone linky me to the Offical Blackberry Thread

I have posted on it before but it doesnt sho up under View Your Post


help a mong please

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby SolarPanelledSexMachine » 25 Oct 2015, 10:28

Apologies if this has already been posted or asked before but is there any way to change the alternate colours of each post background in a thread?

I'm colour blind and this set up is making it really difficult to distinguish stuff.

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby laertes » 27 Oct 2015, 00:23

Is this just me. In the last 48 hours, I have been getting no icons appearing in the edit / report / reply / quote boxes that show in each thread. I've been getting little bullet points instead of unread post markers on the forum front page, and ticks in view your posts.

Viz

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and

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IS this the end of the world. Tell me straight. :scared:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby calmdown » 27 Oct 2015, 00:52

If you click here you can see it says updated 26 Oct, and there's an update available if you want it.
Do you have automatic updates turned on in the addon laertes?

https://userstyles.org/styles/118868/trig-s-365-flat-look

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby laertes » 27 Oct 2015, 00:59

calmdown wrote:If you click here you can see it says updated 26 Oct, and there's an update available if you want it.
Do you have automatic updates turned on in the addon laertes?

https://userstyles.org/styles/118868/trig-s-365-flat-look

I'll check :toppa:

Edit: it's not that. :sulk:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby calmdown » 27 Oct 2015, 01:27

FFS it's all just changed for me as well :scared:

I've got the same dots down the left hand side now and all my own personal tweaks to Trig's flat look have gone :sulk:

edit: Got it back the way it was now, dunno why that happened though.

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 27 Oct 2015, 13:51

Yeah it appears that I have overwritten the User Style :lol: :blush:

Laertes, the ticks are to show which threads you have posted in, blue dots are "unread" threads, and thread titles with no dots and an unbolded title are threads that have been read.

Not sure I can be arsed to change it back :lol:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Caladan » 29 Oct 2015, 16:08

mine is all weird, which one should i be using?
I just want the view your posts link back

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Alan Beads » 13 Nov 2015, 23:38

thread has gone a bit unwieldy. any chance of editing the OP to reflect updates since August? I'd like to try this out.

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 18 Nov 2015, 09:50

Alan Beads wrote:thread has gone a bit unwieldy. any chance of editing the OP to reflect updates since August? I'd like to try this out.

I can't do that as I'm not the OP.

However, if you use Firefox or Chrome, install an add on called Stylish.

Link for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/stylish/
Link For Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... cffe?hl=en

Once installed, go here:
https://userstyles.org/styles/browse/football365

Click on "Trig's Flat Look" and click "install"

Then when you come back to 365, you will have a nice new look :thumbup:

Thats for the "styling" side of the site :thumbup:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby ArcticFox » 24 Nov 2015, 19:12

Is there a way to change the way links open from the forum?

Currently, when I click a link, it opens in the current tab rather than a new tab.
Maybe this is something in my chrome settings but I can't see it.

Oh and I still can't change my 'location' :wave:


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