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hiro
Posted: Dec 01, 2007 11:06 pm Reply with quote
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I just made a custom Channel-Ai forum theme based on a combination of the built-in themes, AdInfinitum and PEACH.

To make this, I set my forum theme to AdInfinitum.
Then I swapped out the dark background for a light gray one with a neat gradient done using CSS (no images involved). Then I swapped out the dark backgrounds for all the areas with text for white backgrounds.
I made the default text color white and the headers and links a shade of blue. I chose to make the font Trebuchet MS (a sans-serif font like Arial).
Then I modified the banner, making it grayscale with a subdued blue background.

Preview Image: (click to enlarge)


If you would like to try out my theme, follow the following procedure:
1. Use Firefox.
2. Download the Stylish extension.
3. Set your forum theme to AdInfinitum in the profile settings.
4. Go to the Channel-Ai Custom Blue Theme page and install the theme.
5. Go to or refresh any Channel-Ai forum page to see the blue theme!

If you would like to modify my theme or make your own theme, let me know.

Questions, comments, and any feedback are welcome and encouraged. Smile


Last edited by hiro on Dec 02, 2007 11:41 am; edited 3 times in total
 
ChocolateMesher
Posted: Dec 02, 2007 4:09 am Reply with quote
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Could we see a preview of this?
 
hiro
Posted: Dec 02, 2007 11:40 am Reply with quote
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yeah sure, i was going to make one, but i forgot and went to bed Tongue

see above (the first post) for preview image! Wink
 
KerushiiAi
Posted: Dec 02, 2007 6:55 pm Reply with quote
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That's really cool, hiro! I'm trying it out now. Love
At first it was a little demented because I installed it before changing off the PEACH theme Tongue But it's fine now. Nod
Nice work.
 
hiro
Posted: Dec 02, 2007 7:50 pm Reply with quote
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^ yay! i'm glad you like my theme Smile

if you find any bugs or things that appear incorrect, please let me know.

also, if you'd like to use your own banner image that you make or a different color scheme, just let me know and i can make a variation of my theme. Nod
 
KerushiiAi
Posted: Dec 05, 2007 7:08 pm Reply with quote
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^ The only thing I've noticed so far is that when you click a link, it doesn't automatically open in a new tab like it used to. But that's the only negative thing I've noticed so far.

Oh that'd be cool! Well, if I make a banner then I'll let you know. What are the dimensions for the banners?
 
hiro
Posted: Dec 05, 2007 7:34 pm Reply with quote
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^ the link problem is not directly related to my theme.
it's either a change in the settings of your browser, or it could be that the AdInfinitum theme does that.

you choose the dimensions of the banner!
I recommend that the width be exactly 717 pixels so it fills up the width of the space. the height can be whatever you want
 
KerushiiAi
Posted: Dec 06, 2007 8:32 pm Reply with quote
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^ Oh yeah, I think eyn just added that for the PEACH / HEART theme. Nod But it's ok, 'cause I usually just right-clicked to open a new tab anyways. Tongue

Ok, thanks! But just as an example, so I know where to start, what height did you use?
 
hiro
Posted: Dec 06, 2007 11:51 pm Reply with quote
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^ i used the same height as the original image, because all i did was change the colors of the original banner.
that height is 231 pixels. Nod
 
KerushiiAi
Posted: Dec 07, 2007 1:09 am Reply with quote
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^ Alright thanks! I'll probably get a chance to work on one this weekend.
When I'm ready, I'll let you know. Wink
 
Jester
Posted: Dec 12, 2007 10:41 am Reply with quote
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Really nice job, hiro! It must be nice to have your own personal theme that you can use to check up on Ai-chin. I really like the gradient effect that you applied on the background to get the raised effect; that's really slick.

@KerushiiAi
I think it's important to greyscale the banner. It really gives the theme a clean look. Then again you could just make a coloured one and a greyscale version.
 
hiro
Posted: Dec 12, 2007 6:43 pm Reply with quote
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^ Thank you! Smile
That gradient was done without any images.
It took two lines of code in CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), so i'm really proud of it too.

i agree with the grayscale idea.
i'm kinda into grayscale myself right now.
as you can see, my aicon is in grayscale Nod

btw, this is the banner that KerushiiAi decided on:

she certainly loves her bright colors.
i finished her theme.
It can be found here.
it's really bright pink/green-based, which is a bit blinding for me personally, but i hope KerushiiAi likes it Tongue
 
KerushiiAi
Posted: Dec 12, 2007 7:32 pm Reply with quote
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Haha, yeah I like it so far! Yes, my best friend says I have issues with abusing brushes and bright colors and stuff. Tongue
I might do a greyscale one...but I like colors more I think. Giggle I might have you change the bright pinky background, hiro, but I'm not sure yet. And I might edit the banner to have a border too, but I dunno yet. Sneeze
 
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Posted: Dec 12, 2007 8:49 pm Reply with quote
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@Kelsey & hiro: Wow that's amazing! Is this theme available for IE users? Confused Nice work! Nod
 
hiro
Posted: Dec 12, 2007 8:57 pm Reply with quote
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^ Thank you! Smile
This theme is not available for IE users at the moment, but if eyn comes back and decides that it's good enough to be made an official theme, then it would certainly be available to IE users.

My advice is get Firefox! Wink
There are so many reasons why it is better.
 
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