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customizing forum look
« on: March 28, 2009, 01:24:22 am »
if you guys can find custom smileys or anything else that we can customize the forum with, go ahead and post here, and I'll try to include them.

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2009, 04:09:39 am »
A while ago i got annoyed with some of the standard wlm emotes and drew my own to replace the ones i use most often.

http://www.box.net/shared/4orzatrqbe

Do as you wish with them. I can probably make more.

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2009, 12:39:38 am »
OMG!  you made those ones? I have some of them on MSN, Sweet! lol

If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put your sister and I side by side.

Heav’n hath no rage like love to hatred turn’d, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn’d.

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2009, 12:45:14 pm »
they look almost like ours... don't u have something with an attitude? or something EVILLL!!!

Here's an example from another forum (attachment)

They're not what I want, but they're a good example of 'alternative' :)

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2009, 09:38:07 pm »
OMG!  you made those ones? I have some of them on MSN, Sweet! lol
Yay they spread.

they look almost like ours... don't u have something with an attitude? or something EVILLL!!!

Here's an example from another forum (attachment)

They're not what I want, but they're a good example of 'alternative' :)

So you want me to make you some? Well make a list of all the emotions you want shown and I will get right to it!

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009, 02:26:42 am »
first, the current forum emotes:

 :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'(

Then, the ones u used in ur pack, like XD and whatnot.

I'm not sure if the set is extendable, I'll look in the forum admin and get back to ya.

Basically I'm tired of the old 'yellow circle with black outline' cliche. But don't copy the style from the other forum either. i think pixelled is fine, but if we have our own style. Also, feel free to use ur own colors. I noticed 'hell' goes well with black and orange/red.

Thanks mate!
Cheers!

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2009, 02:36:41 am »
Yes, it looks like you can add custom smileys.

Here's the current set attached.

O0

We'll probably ask  you for more as we notice the ones we use and don't have an icon.

Here are some more i thought up:

=)
=D
=O
=OO (larger)
=]
=3 (kitty -- needs variations)
>:3 (nasty kitty)


Oh, and very importantly: be sure the smiley icon matches the characters. For example, yahoo messenger puts a big grin for : D instead of a large smiling open mouth (it adds teeth where it shouldn't).
« Last Edit: April 06, 2009, 02:39:02 am by vampirefrog »

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2009, 03:09:13 am »
any chance of us getting a black and red skin for the forum? similar to the old one.

If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put your sister and I side by side.

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2009, 03:16:13 am »
u can look for an already made skin (google smf themes or something). The current theme is a bit hard to customize... lots of gifs and whatnot...

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If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put your sister and I side by side.

Heav’n hath no rage like love to hatred turn’d, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn’d.

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2009, 03:28:39 am »
DarkFlame, here are more smileys:

=/
=\
=|


=P (equals pee)

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2009, 04:02:01 am »
Make a list of all smileys and put it in txt. I will probably get around to it tonight when I'm offline.

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2009, 05:17:20 am »
just save this page

 :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'( =/ =\ =| =P =) =D =O =OO (larger) =] =3 (kitty -- needs variations) >:3 (nasty kitty) XD

plus your own, from that box.net folder, which don't seem assigned to any text smileys.

Thanks!

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2009, 06:01:47 am »
The difference between =D and :D is?

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2009, 11:37:39 am »
NONE! EQUIVALENT!

The reason for this is: u can't open your mouth AND your eyes wide. Of course, it could be something weird if u like that, but i guess most people won't mean that. Just regard them as equivalent for now.

Cheers!

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2009, 01:04:38 pm »
=<>  bearded mustache man

If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put your sister and I side by side.

Heav’n hath no rage like love to hatred turn’d, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn’d.

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« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2009, 03:19:05 pm »
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moustachio!

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2009, 03:22:40 pm »
Here are the message icons. These really suck. They are fun to use (in theory), imo.


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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2009, 08:00:34 pm »
« Last Edit: April 06, 2009, 08:02:40 pm by DarkFlame »

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2009, 03:25:04 am »
noooooooo!!

u made them yellow!!

i said "Basically I'm tired of the old 'yellow circle with black outline' cliche."...

alright, how about I come up with a default smiley and then u do variations on it?

How's this attachment (transparent png):

The bottom thing is the button image. It will replace all the buttons. Or maybe button groups. So I made the smileys to match the buttons. Still not sure whether to use black or white outline.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2009, 03:26:52 am by vampirefrog »

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2009, 03:46:23 am »
I don't listen. But the yellow can be changed in a simple re-colouration...

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2009, 04:08:15 am »
oh here's another smiley we use:

^^

it's a 'tee hee' smiley

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2009, 04:45:29 am »
That is in the original pack.

What colour would you like the smilies to be?

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2009, 04:46:46 am »
not sure. I'll have to get back to ya on this one. I have to leave now. Cya!

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2009, 07:42:13 am »
Now can you get back to me?

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2009, 08:13:19 am »
alright. let's do it like this:

use this template i attached.

If u can, post as a psd or xcf file, so later on we can modify them all at once. Use the template as a bottom layer, and draw in a layer on top of that.

Be sure to use alpha transparency.

Thanks!

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2009, 09:10:22 am »
I wish you had told me that before i spent all of 20 minutes making those other ones...

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Re: customizing forum look
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2009, 09:23:25 am »
sorry...