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#151
SimpleDesk Team Blog / Re: Get to know the Team: Nas
January 25, 2010, 05:20:43 PM
Sweet, I get to go do London :D (Your paying right?)
#152
SimpleDesk Team Blog / Re: Manipulating curve
January 18, 2010, 12:36:38 PM
I take no credit for the code. Nas showed me it and as pointed out it is on smf already.
#153
hehe.. I was programing and getting annoyed I had to keep going to the error log to see the full query.  So on goes db_show_debug so I can see it right there.  I hide it for admins only now. :)
#154
SimpleDesk Team Blog / Re: Manipulating curve
January 11, 2010, 06:51:58 PM
Yea I know about the bad navigation colors.. I am thinking of a solution for them.  I would like them to be soft colored like the rest of the menus.  It is a work in progress :)
#155
Woops.  Fixed the code, you shouldn't see debugging mode anymore.
#156
SimpleDesk Team Blog / Manipulating curve
January 09, 2010, 09:41:29 PM
So far building a awesome website for this project has gone good.  I have so many ideas that I wanted to do on simplemachines.org, but I just didn't want to break a running thriving community for me to do my ideas.  This is basically my area51 :D  My version of being locked in a candy shop all night.  I got room to show off what SMF is capable of and more importantly what SMFs 2.0 default theme "Curve" can do.

If most of you don't know, I am not a themer.  Source code is where I thrive.  Yet I have picked up on curve and manipulating it really easy.  CSS makes this really nice when you have browser tools like Firebug to help out as well :)

I posted this blog for two reasons.  One was to test the blogs showing on our yet to be public homepage :P
The other was to show people a very sleek trick Nas showed me with curve.

If you notice on our About and other sections, our menus have a neat little look to them.  This is achieved by clipping the bottom part of the titlebg or catbg by simpply adding a "height: 25px;" (of course I used css instead of hard coding it) to the h4 class.  Then you use the roundframe class in a div and finally below that the lowerframe class in a span with a empty span inside of it (required by curve).

Simple little tweak and it looks awesome.  We used titlebg instead of catbg because it has a softer appearance (in terms of colors) and made it flow better.  Although our menu buttons do stick out, we will work on those whe we find a solution that doesn't involve editing any of curves files.

My goal so far has been to create the entire site theme without modifying a single file in the curve theme.  So that basically means any variant or theme based off curve should work as a site theme here without requiring us to update site files or css to fix things.

That is all.. Now this is posted, I can see how it looks on our new homepage code.