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  • AphelionZ
    Member

    @aphelionz

    http://outletzine.org/forums

    Outlet is a magazine site based around the arts and other contemporary things. Our forums are mostly more ‘hang out’ and less utility/support, but its still fun. Custom theme, different type of front page than most, and good utilization of plugins, namely the summon plugin and private messaging.

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  • Trent Adams
    Member

    @trent

    Very nice! Stupid question….how did you get the header image to expand perfectly to the size of the window that is open. If I change the browser to smaller it still fits perfectly and wider as well…….?

    Trent


    fel64
    Member

    @fel64

    It’s a simple case of a tiled (but large, so you can’t see it) background Trent. Here’s the CSS to do it.

    #wrapper {
    background:#202020 url(images/page_header_tile.png) repeat-x scroll 0px -25px;
    }

    That’s a really nice forum. I like your bold black/white/pink colour scheme :)


    AphelionZ
    Member

    @aphelionz

    Thanks guys,

    Yeah Trent that image is 2000 pixels wide. It’s the only way I could get that effect since i had users complaining about the site not looking good on their big widescreen Apple monitors… poor babies!!


    radkitten
    Member

    @radkitten

    Ahhh it looks great! Question!!

    How did you get the first poster section? Since there’s no Codex for this yet and I’m not much of a PHP Guru, I couldn’t figure out what to sue to get the original post authors name to show up on the posts listing :-/.


    AphelionZ
    Member

    @aphelionz

    I added a new column to the HTML table and used the <?php topic_author(); ?> tag


    radkitten
    Member

    @radkitten

    Ahhh haha thank you kindly. that would have made sense, but I’m not too quick when it comes to PHP yet. thank you!


    AphelionZ
    Member

    @aphelionz

    I just added the TinyMCE editor to my site. Does anybody know a solution to the wierd indentation stuff it does with the <blockquote> tags?


    fel64
    Member

    @fel64

    What weird indentation does it do with the b-quote tags? Check your database if the weird indentation is there also.


    AphelionZ
    Member

    @aphelionz

    It’s a hard problem to explain – if you go into a thread and quote somebody, it shows up in the MCE as <blockquote> quote </blockquote>

    In the editor, it kind of locks you into blockquote mode – first, the quote is indented, which isnt so much of a problem as it is just a display discrepancy as the quotes aren’t indented in posts..

    however, when you hit return, the next paragraph shows up as a new blockquote and doesnt default back to plain text inside the editor, and you have to hit tinyMCE’s ‘outdent’ button.

    More or less a pain, but one that might get people to stop posting :(


    fel64
    Member

    @fel64

    In MCE it always assumes the next paragraph to be b-quoted too, unless you specify otherwise. I think it’s default behaviour.

    You could probably modify the Quote plugin so that instead of returning <blockquote> quoted stuff </blockquote> it attached a newline character or two. Something like <blockquote> quoted stuff </blockquote>nn might be enough as a modification, I’m not sure. MCE should interpret the two new lines as a new paragraph, hopefully without blockquotage.


    AphelionZ
    Member

    @aphelionz

    Thats exactly what I ended up doing, just adding a <br/> after the blockquotes and it seemed to work ok – I think people will get used to it.


    AphelionZ
    Member

    @aphelionz

    Bumping this to say I did some CSS overhauls on it. What do you think? Any nits that you care to point out?

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