Skins: Empathy, Evening Ceremony & Little Black Submarines

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zshassun Thu May 08, 2014 8:18 am

Skins: Empathy, Evening Ceremony & Little Black Submarines

Little Black Submarines

Just upload to your views directory, unzip and install the skin. It should work right out of the box, no mods necessary. This one does however use the Nova 1 personnel pages to compensate for nitpicky widths, so don't delete that one or else you'll be stuck with blabtlarhghyry bio pages. :)

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Evening Ceremony

Just upload into your views and unzip, once again should work right away. This one features a custom announcements box which you can activate by creating a site message with the message key announcement. Make sure the message type is message and you'll be all set.

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(Empathy Incoming!)
Last edited by zshassun on Sat May 10, 2014 4:27 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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AgentPhoenix Thu May 08, 2014 10:32 am

Re: Skins: Empathy & Little Black Submarines

Just as an update to Empathy, you could make the following changes so that users wouldn't have to edit the view files before using it:

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<h1>Admin Control Panel<br />
<small><font color="#aaa">Your gateway to the <em><?php echo $this->options['sim_name'];?></em></font></small>
</h1>

This uses the options array to grab the sim name instead of hard coding it in, that way if it ever changes, your page changes too.

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<div id="leftbit"><a href="<?php echo site_url('write/index');?>"><img src="https://cdn0.iconfinder.com/data/icons/gcons-2/26/page14-48.png"></a></div>

This uses CodeIgniter's site_url method to build the link so that even if the site changes locations, the link keeps working.
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zshassun Thu May 08, 2014 11:08 am

Re: Skins: Empathy & Little Black Submarines

Okay I've taken the DL links down for Empathy while I re-code everything because yay, I couldn't figure out how to call in the site URLs automatically! Thank!
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zshassun Thu May 08, 2014 11:23 am

Empathy is Back!

Empathy

This is a minimalist skin that uses a custom ACP and main_index and wiki_index pages. When you install this you'll have to go modify empathy/admin/pages/admin_index.php and add your own lil messages. You'll do the same thing with empathy/main/pages/main_index.php in adding your little blurbs. Your site messages will show up on the main page though so don't worry about any of that. Just add some blurby things. wiki/pages/wiki_index.php, same thing. Add your database message where it says.

If you like the Empathy skin but you want to use all the normal stuff instead of the custom pages, you can delete the custom pages, but I'm afraid I don't really know what the default ACP is on it if you get rid of the minimal one, so you can play around with your own colors if you want (if it's hideous, I did try and do it from memory to make it bearable lol but I haven't tested it).

Everything else if you don't want it (admin, main) just delete those pages in the Empathy folder and it'll go back to normal.

Just upload to your server, unzip and install like normal. Thanks to AP for helping me out with calling in the proper URLs!

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zshassun Tue May 20, 2014 11:30 pm

Re: Skins: Empathy, Evening Ceremony & Little Black Submarin

Fixed a problem in the Little Black Submarines skin where in the WCP if you clicked on recent entries the background of the box was white. :) The download link is the same!
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zshassun Sun May 25, 2014 1:53 am

Re: Skins: Empathy, Evening Ceremony & Little Black Submarin

So sorry guys, ended up using an external image that threw 'full resolution bla bla' gross banner errors. So I uploaded a new banner for the Little Black Submarines skin, for anyone who's using it. Download link is here:

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Skin, you be givin' me problems!

(Probably my own fault tho. Should be using uploaded images. Too lazy. You can change the banners easily btw by going to the skin.css part and just searching for http://, in the header section.)
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darklight Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:58 pm

Re: Skins: Empathy, Evening Ceremony & Little Black Submarin

Hey zshassun I love those skins.

May I have your permission to use Empathy as a base for a new skin I wish to create?
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