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  1. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I am not sure whether or not I am going to use the current background pic, it resembles mini-blinds but am not sure if it is too busy.

    The Spiderman one is no longer Superman came along and kicked his a**, not sure about copyright photo.

    http://cafe789.com/test

    To download

    http://cafe789.com/sunset.zip

  2. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    looks like spiderman still....

  3. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    use the theme swither to Sunset then!

  4. hesed2
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    What is the Thumbs.db file for?

  5. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Not sure how it got in there but just delete it. I will remove it from the zip thanks for the heads up!

  6. mamabean
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Very nice! I kind of like the mini blinds effect. Makes me feel like I'm looking out my window. I wish I had that view!

  7. hesed2
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Cool.

    Another thing to consider, I was just looking through the CSS file, and as you have it now, the url for the header image and background image are both pointing to your site. In other words, they're not relative paths. This is gonna make it more difficult for people to customise, and it also means your bandwidth is getting hit every time someone loads a blog using this theme.

    There's also a ton of extranious hard breaks in the CSS file.

    Hope this helps. It's a nice theme.

  8. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks I will change the path and put in a sub folder images. Not sure what you mean by this "extranious hard breaks"

  9. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    dawg, I like that - going to be my "summer" theme.... will just fix the links to the images and the feeds and I will be a happy camper!

  10. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks vkaryl, mambean, and hesed2. I had done it once this morning and in confusion loaded the wrong css file from server and resaved to server the Spiderman css file so I had to start all over again. Now I am not sure which was better the first which is gone forever or what is current.

  11. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Don't you just hate that? It's so confusing when you're looking at two or three versions with the same names. Been there done that one.... over and over and over....

    But this one is really nice. Only problem I'm having is that the sidebar doesn't expand downward on the post pages (if you click the title of the post, I mean). Probably wasn't as obvious until I added in Shire Reckoning 2, the calendar, and Jeremiah's Weather Plugin to the sidebar, plus one of Firefox's "Take back the web" buttons.... and it will get worse when I get all my links in there! I'm still digging in the CSS to see if I can tweak the sidebar situation....

  12. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ok I had it floated at one time but IE did not like it FF floated it perfectly. I will take a look at this also. Let me know where I can check it out!

  13. Ming
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    thumbs.db is generated by Windows when you view the contents of a folder as thumbnails. It's a cache file so Windows doesn't have to generate the thumbs each time. It can be deleted without problem.

    i'm not sure about the background. i certainly thought of mini blinds when i first saw it but it definitely looks better than a plain background. yup, i think it's cool. good job!

  14. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yeah the min-blinds thing kinda happened by accident, I cropped out a small piece of sun from the pic and ended up with it and decided I liked it, at first I was not sure though. Thanks Ming

  15. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You can see what I mean at http://vkaryl.net/opinion/ and select the Sunset theme. Then click on any post title to go to the permalinked page....

  16. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Cool I like the sun, nice added touch, I see what you mean, I will play around with adding the sidebar in the index or another file, I think it may be wgere its placed verus the css. Let me know if you find a fix.

    Or maybe better yet I will just include the sidebar on index only.

  17. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Actually, I just got back here to say: other themes I have installed don't "continue" the sidebar onto the post pages, so that's probably a good thought!

    The sun graphic is the icon for the Weather Plugin from Jeremiah - gets the weather from the closest NOAA station....

  18. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yeah now I am just trying to remember how to limit it to index only, I had done this to allow on additional and can't remember how to require once.

  19. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hmm. Not being a theme originator, and certainly not being a code monkey, I can't help you with that. However. You might try looking at other themes to see how they handle it....

  20. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yeah I just tried include_once () to no avail and I thought I had it saved how somewhere, I am new to this php stuff. Thanks

    also require_once() does not work well they both work for get sidebar but I would have thought once would be one time. Hmm???

  21. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I think that's a page specific element. As far as the other pages, I'm not sure. Let me look at it some tomorrow - I do a fair amount of html/css; maybe I'll see something....

  22. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks! vkaryl

  23. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    asianmack came up with some unique code that allows sidebar only to be displayed index page. vkaryl if you want I can email the file to you or I may change the zip tonight yet. Let me know.

  24. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Unless it's a really small file (less than 200k), I'd rather you'd just post when it's up - I'm on dialup....

  25. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Wow I missed this but it was added to the zip last night so get a new zip and the changes are on the header and index page.

    You can see how it works here
    http://cafe789.com/test

    to download

    http://cafe789.com/sunset.zip

  26. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Got it. Thanks dawg!

  27. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    de nada

  28. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yep - that's what I wanted, dawg. I just uploaded the "bare" unzipped file, will now customize again. Thanks bunches, and I like Alamo too, but it's not my "thang"....

  29. dawg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks, maybe there are some hardcore Texan's out there for the Alamo. It's not really my thing either, was just playing around.

    BTW your comments are not working as I head to check mine :)

    Oh I see you have to be logged in to submit a comment!

  30. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I just finished the tweaks, and it's perfect. Thanks again!

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