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Postby flozo » Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:14 pm

for developing this template i need time.
developing template is not hard. but there is some annoying problem in working with CSS
all Internet Explorer browsers have problem in rendering CSS pages. you need lot of CSS hack
and lot of experience in CSS design. im familiar with CSS but i don't have experience in CSS design
im learning CSS during developing this template.


I always make crossbrowser designs not using CSS hacks. You just have to play around with it alot.

Also for IE6 and other IE browsers you can use the <-- if IE

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Postby AmirAbbas » Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:01 pm

oh no, i meant you arent on christmas break or something


oh
i thought, you want to say that it's late for me for studying in colledge :mrgreen:. i myself think its late for me. my classmates in high school are graduated 2 years ago and some of them are studying for M.A degree but me ... :?
no our new year celebration is in 20 march 2007

http://www.phpbb-seo.com/boards/general ... .html#3914 :wink:

I love the design though and cant wait for it.


i promise to work on this template as soon as possible.

flozo wrote: I love the design though and cant wait for it.


i've never worked with conditional commands
can we put this conditional command in a external CSS file ?
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Postby mreider » Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:14 pm

As I understand it you can't put conditional commands in an external sheet...But I could be wrong?
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Postby sportman1280 » Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:27 pm

I believe you can, i have seen it done. So to my knowledge you can use the external sheet.
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Postby mreider » Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:07 am

There's only one way to find out :)

I'll give it a shot and see if it works!
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Postby mreider » Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:15 am

Here are a few small pages I removed tables from. They won't directly help SEO wise but they do remove the tables with a CSS design. Which means a faster site. Which means better for users. Happy users = More posts which means more content for search engines :)

Anyways, these were a couple quick ones:

in confirm_body.tpl replace everything with:
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<a class="nav" href="{U_INDEX}">{L_INDEX}</a>
<div id="c3"><b>{MESSAGE_TITLE}</b></div>
<div id="pc" class="row1">
<div align="center"><form action="{S_CONFIRM_ACTION}" method="post"><br />{MESSAGE_TEXT}<br /><br />{S_HIDDEN_FIELDS}<input type="submit" name="confirm" value="{L_YES}" class="mainoption" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<input type="submit" name="cancel" value="{L_NO}" class="liteoption" /></form></div>
</div>


in agreement.tpl replace it all with:
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<a class="nav" href="{U_INDEX}">{L_INDEX}</a>
<div id="c3"><b>{SITENAME} - {REGISTRATION}</b></div>
<div id="pc" class="row2">
<span class="genmed"><br />{AGREEMENT}<br /><br /><br /><div align="center"><a href="{U_AGREE_OVER13}">{AGREE_OVER_13}</a><br /><br /><a href="{U_AGREE_UNDER13}">{AGREE_UNDER_13}</a><br /><br /><a href="{U_INDEX}">{DO_NOT_AGREE}</a></div><br /></span>
</div>


jumpbox.tpl replace all with:
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<form method="get" name="jumpbox" action="{S_JUMPBOX_ACTION}" onSubmit="if(document.jumpbox.f.value == -1){return false;}"><span class="gensmall">{L_JUMP_TO}:&nbsp;{S_JUMPBOX_SELECT}&nbsp;<input type="submit" value="{L_GO}" class="liteoption" /></span>
</form>


messagebody.tpl:
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<a class="nav" href="{U_INDEX}">{L_INDEX}</a>
<div id="c3"><b>{MESSAGE_TITLE}</b></div>
<div id="pc" class="row1">
{MESSAGE_TEXT}
</div>


And in your css file, if you don't already have it from the changes I put in above:
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#c3 { width:100%;height:25px;border-left:1px solid;border-right:1px solid;border-bottom:1px solid; border-color:#006699;background:url(http://www.yoursite.com/images/cellpic3.gif) repeat-x;}
#pc1{height:125px;}
#pc{
border-left:1px solid;
border-right:1px solid;
border-bottom:1px solid; border-color:#006699;}
#pc {
width:100%;
min-height:250px;
height:auto;
}
/* for Internet Explorer */
/*\*/
* html #pc {
height: 250px;
}
/**/


Change the path to your template images.

Anyways just a few quick changes that reduce but about 50% the filesize on those tpl files. It all adds up, right? :)
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Postby sportman1280 » Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:21 am

all i can say is .... WOW thats a lot less code than orginally... lol.
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Postby mreider » Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:12 am

No kidding hey? Makes you realize what a waste of code the original template uses.

One thing about the above code I posted - You may want to enclose some of it in a centered div depending on your preferences :)
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Postby mreider » Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:20 pm

Here's login_body.tpl - again replace all the code with this:

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<form action="{S_LOGIN_ACTION}" method="post" target="_top">

<a href="{U_INDEX}" class="nav">{L_INDEX}</a>

<div id="c3"><b>{L_ENTER_PASSWORD}</b></div>
<div id="pc" class="row1">
<div align="center">
<br />{L_USERNAME}: <input type="text" class="post" name="username" size="25" maxlength="40" value="{USERNAME}" /><br />
{L_PASSWORD}:&nbsp;&nbsp;<input type="password" class="post" name="password" size="25" maxlength="32" />

        <!-- BEGIN switch_allow_autologin -->
<br /><br />{L_AUTO_LOGIN}: <input type="checkbox" name="autologin" />
        <!-- END switch_allow_autologin -->
<br /><br />{S_HIDDEN_FIELDS}<input type="submit" name="login" class="mainoption" value="{L_LOGIN}" />
<br /><br /><span class="gensmall"><a href="{U_SEND_PASSWORD}" class="gensmall">{L_SEND_PASSWORD}</a></span>
</form>
</div></div>


I was probably a little liberal with the linebreaks but that's the way it goes. You can also contain them in paragraph tags. Linebreaks worked well for my particular design.

Either way - At 800 bytes, the login page is now half the size it used to be :)
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Postby sportman1280 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:50 am

What's the progress of this? I still can't wait :-D
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Postby AmirAbbas » Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:18 am

sportman1280 wrote:What's the progress of this? I still can't wait :-D


hi

we are very close to first release candidate of phpbb3
i think working in phpbb3 template is much better
due to some problem in my real life, im not able to be active on net until 5th of february :roll:
if dcz let me i want to make a team for developing template for phpbb 3.
phpbb 3 template is much better than phpbb 2 and many of useless tables is removed but still its not SEOed completely. we can design some beautiful template for phpbb 3 :roll:
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Postby dcz » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:26 am

Well, you do not need to wonder, you can work on whatever matter you prefer ;)

Anyway, one thing about phpBB3, do not work on the template until it's released, they claimed they would not let people see the final one until release, so all wee see now as phpBB3 template will be changed upon release.


But once released, an optimized phpBB3 template will be a real good thing

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Postby sportman1280 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:06 pm

what a shame :(. Can anyone pick up where he left off? I would really like to use this. lol.

btw, good luck in RL man.
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Postby dcz » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:08 pm

:lol:
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Postby BFTUK » Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:33 am

Any chance of a copy of the latest files for your 2.xx version of the template? I'd be very interested in taking a look and continuing development. There are loads of us using 2.xx after all.
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