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ConfusedCartman
08-27-2008, 02:52 AM
I've been working on a style for the past few days, and now it's good to go. There might be some kinks that I haven't seen yet, so let me know if there are. I've tested different resolutions, and it looks good. Keep in mind it is developed for 1024x768, so if you have something smaller or larger it won't look exactly as intended. It will still look good, though! If you guys are curious, go:

User CP>Edit Options>Forum Skin(very bottom)

The skin is called "By Cartman" so it's fairly easy to find. There's also a quick-select in the bottom-left of the screen where you can find it as well. Let me know what you think of it.

RockSauron
08-27-2008, 02:55 AM
Hm, seems pretty good... I think it's at a sort of same level of like that the old one was, so... great job.

And hopefully now they'll stop pestering you for the new update. :)

Marino
08-27-2008, 03:25 AM
Wow! Really nice, I'll keep this skin on, I like it a lot better. :)

Code1337
08-27-2008, 03:28 AM
I like it, it looks a lot slicker and cooler than the other, plainer style. (though that style isn't at all bad, it's just this ones better imo)

I'm gonna keep this style turned on, good job Cartmen.

DarkGod13
08-27-2008, 03:38 AM
Wow yeah I really like it! it looks cleaner and (well Code said it) slicker... :p... and not that I didn't like the other one either but this one's nicer I think :)
Awesome work Cartman/lbp! :)

ryryryan
08-27-2008, 03:42 AM
Hah - i knew it was something cosmetic! :)
And lbp/Cartman, great work. I'm definatly keeping this. Every subtle change has made this truly fantastic. thanks.

ConfusedCartman
08-27-2008, 03:46 AM
Don't give me all the credit! lbp did a great job helping me and dealing with me when I needed him to change something on the server's side, which I didn't have access to. I wouldn't have even understood half the stuff I did without his help.

Also, I confess I began with a template, but it's been heavily modified so it's nearly unrecognizable. Most of the work went into fixing broken images and making sure LBE ran smoothly in the new skin, which lbp figured out(thanks again!). I'm glad you guys like it.

ryryryan
08-27-2008, 03:48 AM
ah wicked. Well you two have really made this place something :) I remember joining about the same time as you last month and it was dead. Then BAM! I love it!

lbp
08-27-2008, 04:44 AM
Na, this one is all Cartman. :) Great work on this one buddy. :)

LBP

Creative
08-27-2008, 10:17 AM
Nice! But just one question why are the sackboy heads um... how do you say it... not the best quality they could be? They seem stretched.

OverZee
08-27-2008, 10:37 AM
great skin Cartman and LBP:) I'll use this one from now on!

ConfusedCartman
08-27-2008, 01:20 PM
Nice! But just one question why are the sackboy heads um... how do you say it... not the best quality they could be? They seem stretched.
Could you take a screenshot of that and send it over to me?

Maltay
08-27-2008, 01:38 PM
Needs a link to the main page imo (Clickable banner)

ConfusedCartman
08-27-2008, 01:47 PM
Needs a link to the main page imo (Clickable banner)
I'll add it in when I get back from school. I did add a new "Home" button to the navbar that takes you back to the actual homepage. I'll work on the linked banner later. :)

Creative
08-27-2008, 06:19 PM
Could you take a screenshot of that and send it over to me?
Will do ;)

Darth_Spartan
08-27-2008, 06:55 PM
Really nice, I would have liked a few more stars maybe but still very nice, I am for sure keeping it. Also Cartman did you notice on the littlebigplanet website they had a article about fan sites and they have some stuff that you can use on there to add to a website. I don't know if you saw this but thought you could use some of that stuff.

bbroman
08-27-2008, 06:58 PM
Cool! Bit of a different look, but it's good to mix it up every once and awhile.

RockSauron
08-27-2008, 10:25 PM
I think I may have found a glitch...

I often like to go to the Arcade and do Tetris, and when I go there from the new, By Cartman style, it doesn't say my name as playing. However, when I went in via the default skin just to check, it had me there. When I switched to By Cartman on the Tetris page itself, it had me there, but when entering the Arcade via By Cartman, it didn't show me.

Hope that makes sense, and I know it's minor, but if it does exist I just thought I'd bring it up.

aer0blue
08-27-2008, 10:51 PM
It looks more "professional" now. So dark, though...

dorien
08-27-2008, 11:07 PM
One minor thing i'd like to point out is that it doesn't really say central anywhere.
I like the fact were lbpcentral and it doesn't represent the central lol
At the top it only says LittleBigPlanet as well

Apart from that minor point i think this is a great skin and looks very professional
Great job CC

ConfusedCartman
08-28-2008, 12:00 AM
I've noticed an issue that some of you may be having; transparency isn't displaying. Here's what it's supposed to look like:

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d64/ConfusedCartman/style.jpg

Do you guys see the transparent edges(notably the top by the logo)? That's what's supposed to be displaying. How many of you are seeing that? If you are not, let me know which browser you are viewing it in.

Teh_Bucko
08-28-2008, 12:03 AM
Looks better on my iPod than the previous version. Well done Cartman!

:) :) :) :) Four out of Five for lack of central.

Maltay
08-28-2008, 12:07 AM
Can I make my own skin too or...? :/

ConfusedCartman
08-28-2008, 12:12 AM
Can I make my own skin too or...? :/
Making the skin requires both admin access and server access. It was a lot of work to get this skin going, so it's kinda hard to let people make their own, especially if they can't access the admin panel. Sorry, I just don't think it was too difficult to do again at the moment. If you've got ideas or suggestions, feel free to critique! I'm all for making this skin better.

Also, to all of you worrying about the lack of "Central", I'm currently working on that right now. Give me some time, and I'll have it spruced up.

Maltay
08-28-2008, 12:16 AM
Making the skin requires both admin access and server access. It was a lot of work to get this skin going, so it's kinda hard to let people make their own, especially if they can't access the admin panel. Sorry, I just don't think it was too difficult to do again at the moment. If you've got ideas or suggestions, feel free to critique! I'm all for making this skin better.

Also, to all of you worrying about the lack of "Central", I'm currently working on that right now. Give me some time, and I'll have it spruced up.

what if I made it on my own test forum and just gave you the right codey stuff?

Meh, thanks anyway. btw when did you become full-time admin.

Marino
08-28-2008, 12:20 AM
Making the skin requires both admin access and server access. It was a lot of work to get this skin going, so it's kinda hard to let people make their own, especially if they can't access the admin panel.

lbp could always GIVE Maltay admin status.. ;)

(BTW, Maltay, see my signature. :arg:)

ConfusedCartman
08-28-2008, 12:20 AM
what if I made it on my own test forum and just gave you the right codey stuff?

Meh, thanks anyway. btw when did you become full-time admin.
Well, if you wanted to make a style, then download it and send it to me or lbp, then you could do it that way. You'd get credit for it, but it would be up to you to do most of the work when it comes to maintaining it(broken images, ect). I'd help you as much as I could, though.

I was a temporary admin to help lbp with the site, but he decided he trusted me and kept me on as a full-time admin.

Maltay
08-28-2008, 12:35 AM
Well, if you wanted to make a style, then download it and send it to me or lbp, then you could do it that way. You'd get credit for it, but it would be up to you to do most of the work when it comes to maintaining it(broken images, ect). I'd help you as much as I could, though.

I was a temporary admin to help lbp with the site, but he decided he trusted me and kept me on as a full-time admin.

Okay, I'll look into it :)

Oh and uh, Marino, I'm flattered xD

LittleBigMan
08-28-2008, 01:07 AM
This actually looks really good, i like it a lot.:hero:

Reshin
08-28-2008, 02:42 AM
looking good at 1400x1600

good job CC,

OverWork
08-28-2008, 03:06 AM
Nice job love the look, will use now on!!!! Kudos again to you both.

ConfusedCartman
08-28-2008, 03:17 AM
looking good at 1400x1600

good job CC,
Glad to see it works in different resolutions!

aer0blue
08-28-2008, 04:07 AM
I've noticed an issue that some of you may be having; transparency isn't displaying. Here's what it's supposed to look like:

Do you guys see the transparent edges(notably the top by the logo)? That's what's supposed to be displaying. How many of you are seeing that? If you are not, let me know which browser you are viewing it in.

Looks fine to me, and I'm on IE7.

Thee-Flash
08-28-2008, 05:20 AM
very nice cartmen i love it using it right now

i like how lbp looks in the middle A++ mate

bbroman
08-28-2008, 09:28 PM
Yeah, the longer I use it the more I like it...good job, Cartman.

Abs1nth3
08-29-2008, 01:06 AM
Just switched.. Looks awesome. Great Job Cartman!!

Yarbone
08-29-2008, 08:33 AM
Hey i like it but i'm kinda used to the other skin :)

ConfusedCartman
08-29-2008, 01:43 PM
Like I said, it's an option. If you don't want to use it, don't use it. It won't hurt my feelings. :)

Darth_Spartan
08-29-2008, 02:56 PM
Hey I really like it!! Good jobe on it. But I would like to see something other than black and put a star field but honestly it is yours and I like it how it is.

bbroman
08-29-2008, 09:42 PM
Hey I really like it!! Good jobe on it. But I would like to see something other than black and put a star field but honestly it is yours and I like it how it is.
Is your sig a violation of the TOS? I think it may be.

ConfusedCartman
08-29-2008, 09:45 PM
Is your sig a violation of the TOS? I think it may be.
Yes, it is. Fixed.

Guitarrassdeamor
08-30-2008, 02:14 AM
So Cartman, I think you should make a fluid width skin. The same as this new one, but make it stretch. It does it on another forum I go to, and I like seeing the whole thing instead of just the black bars on the side.

ConfusedCartman
08-30-2008, 03:27 AM
So Cartman, I think you should make a fluid width skin. The same as this new one, but make it stretch. It does it on another forum I go to, and I like seeing the whole thing instead of just the black bars on the side.
The problem with that is the background image wouldn't be able to adapt with the forum, so it would get cut off or placed irregularly. It's just simpler to do it this way.

Guitarrassdeamor
08-30-2008, 03:48 AM
The problem with that is the background image wouldn't be able to adapt with the forum, so it would get cut off or placed irregularly. It's just simpler to do it this way.

You can make a whole new style, and just get a newer background image. Just a suggestion....I mean, it looks reapply small to me on this 1920x1200 res, so...

Maltay
08-30-2008, 10:01 AM
I think I'm on a similar resolution, but one smaller... seems okay to me. Suck it up or use default.