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 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 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.