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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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is it possible....

to change the colors on this forum? Perhaps create different color templates that the user can choose? I want something a bit darker, my eyes are protesting.


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I've seen it done on other forums. I few years back I used to run a phpBB forum and it was simply a matter of downloading new themes and allowing the user to pick what they wanted.

I'm just speculating but I reckon vertical sports have chosen this theme and are sticking with it. One of the disadvantages of allowing users to switch themes is that is can mess some graphics up. For example if you were able to change to a yellow theme then non of the smilies would look right or the avatar that I created wouldn't look right because of the effect of the fist tearing through the background is blue.

When people are creating sigs for the forum they look at the colour scheme of the forum and make sure it fits, for example if someone had a sig that primarily had red colours in it, it would then look crap if the forum colours changed and matched the sig colours.

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I've seen it done on other forums. I few years back I used to run a phpBB forum a few years back and it was simply a matter of downloading new themes and allowing the user to pick what they wanted.

I'm just speculating but I reckon vertical sports have chosen this theme and are sticking with it. One of the disadvantages of allowing users to switch themes is that is can mess some graphics up. For example if you were able to change to a yellow theme then non of the smilies would look right or the avatar that I created wouldn't look right because of the effect of the fist tearing through the background is blue.

When people are creating sigs for the forum they look at the colour scheme of the forum and make sure it fits, for example if someone had a sig that primarily had red colours in it, it would then look crap if the forum colours changed and matched the sig colours.
What the...are you an IT, graphic artist, or web developer by trade.

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What the...are you an IT, graphic artist, or web developer by trade.
Mature student at the moment, graduating soon. Got sick of life in call centers, so decided to live the student life for 3 years.

I've done web design before, and I created and ran a website called ravescene.net about 7 years ago (which was awesome for getting into clubs and events for free).

You could say I major in mobile application development and webdesign, but I have a real interest in Human Computer Interaction and User Experience Design.

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Mature student at the moment, graduating soon. Got sick of life in call centers, so decided to live the student life for 3 years.

I've done web design before, and I created and ran a website called ravescene.net about 7 years ago (which was awesome for getting into clubs and events for free).

You could say I major in mobile application development and webdesign, but I have a real interest in Human Computer Interaction and User Experience Design.
You were one of the smart ones to utilize media to gain free entry...hehe. Hated waiting in queues and paying for cover. We should brainstorm ideas on how to fuse MMA + EDM + VG.

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I ran it with a friend of mine, we created the website out of love for the scene.

However, we soon discovered that if you email a promoter with a link to the website (which contained reviews of other events) and tell them you want to review the event and take pics ect... you don't need to pay for tickets

Try running a EDM blog or something, if you get a lot of visitors you'll soon see that promoters will give you a pass if it means free advertising. After all they pay hundreds if not thousands for advertising elsewhere. A good review on a EDM website targets a prime advertising group for the cost a few quid/dollars in the price of a ticket.

Sometimes you get the VIP treatment as well, which is pretty awesome... introduced to the DJ's MC's and promoters ect.

Oh yeah forgot to mention, I rarely waited in queues. Social Engineering is your friend. Or as well call it in the UK, blagging.

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I can look into more colour schemes yes. There are a couple different themes in the admin cp, although they're are not aesthetically pleasing at all. Think forums back in 2000

VS has a few different colour schemes for different forums (check links at the bottom of the page) and I'm sure they can be implemented as options in the user CP here.






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Did you create your own avatar and sig. Yah back in the day I had a backstage pass to one of the big summer festivals and chilled in the trailers interviewing random talent while they did their drugs...haha. It was my Almost Famous moment.

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Did you create your own avatar and sig. Yah back in the day I had a backstage pass to one of the big summer festivals and chilled in the trailers interviewing random talent while they did their drugs...haha. It was my Almost Famous moment.

PLUR...
Yeah I created both of them. I can't take credit for the shield/crest thing though, thats well beyond my artistic abilities. I simply popped the clinched fist into the shield and added the Amat Victoria Curam text (meaning Victory Favors the Prepared).

The avatar was really easy to make, took like 10 minutes in photoshop.

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Actually you can use a browser plugin called GreaseMonkey for FireFox or TamperMonkey for Chrome

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../greasemonkey/

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...mpobfkfo?hl=en

With these plugins, you can set up scripts to run for specific websites in your browser that change the look and feel to anything you want, without affecting how anyone else sees the site.

Basically they layer on changes onto a page after downloading them on to your computer from the website but before fully displaying them to you (that's "client side" for the nerds), instead of having the website itself change for everyone (i.e. "server side") or have the website itself provide themes.

All you would need is a look and feel CSS StyleSheet that you like, and set it up to load for mmaforum. Depending on how MMAForum is styled, you could use a generic one that you find on google or have someone with web knowledge whip up a custom one.

Here's an example of what these plugins are capable of, for facebook for example:

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=236008319742
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