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not found
October 19th, 2011, 07:49 PM
So while we wait for the big Forum make-over here is a way to the forum look like this:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6102/6261511378_0437cf70fb.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59930315@N03/6261511378/)


Chrome and Firefox users:

Step 1: Install Stylish (http://userstyles.org/) for your browser

Step 2: Install the Style (http://userstyles.org/styles/40915/ubuntu-forums-new-theme)


Opera Users:

Here you go, clicky! (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11367665&postcount=7) (Thanks TeoBigusGeekus)



Thanks to lovinglinux and kelybaker for this awesomeness!!


edit - Note that this is a third party change to the way the forum displays and is not in any way indicative of the way the new forum look will be when it finally arrives...



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ubudog
October 19th, 2011, 07:52 PM
Thanks for the awesome sticky 404, and thanks to lovinglinux and kelybaker!

ubupirate
October 19th, 2011, 07:54 PM
Will options for the other themes stay intact? I quite like cleanv2.

CharlesA
October 19th, 2011, 07:58 PM
Yeah. You are just using Stylish to modify the css to make it look like the new branding.

ubupirate
October 19th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Yeah. You are just using Stylish to modify the css to make it look like the new branding.

Well, what I meant was if this is the new design that UF is going to have on the new forums...is the theme changer still going to be down there in lower left corner with the other skins to the forum?

CharlesA
October 19th, 2011, 08:02 PM
Well, what I meant was if this is the new design that UF is going to have on the new forums...is the theme changer still going to be down there in lower left corner with the other skins to the forum?

I think it was mentioned that the new theme/branding would be the only choice due to some compatibility problem or some such thing.

I like the current theme, but that's just me.

TeoBigusGeekus
October 19th, 2011, 08:06 PM
For Opera users:
1)Put the desired (light or medium) css file in your ~/.opera/styles/user folder.
2)Get into ubuntuforums (start page) and right click the page.
3)Edit site preferences>Display>My style sheet
Navigate to the css file, choose it and click ok.
4)Refresh page.
5)FIN

kaldor
October 19th, 2011, 08:07 PM
The Stylish theme is good, but I am finding a bit too much white around the edges of things; kinda hard to tell boxes from each other, etc.

Overall, it's a good idea :)

Edit: 404 seems to be using the wrong OS :o

CharlesA
October 19th, 2011, 08:07 PM
Thanks Teo. :)

TeoBigusGeekus
October 19th, 2011, 08:08 PM
Thanks Teo. :)

You're welcome.

not found
October 19th, 2011, 08:11 PM
The sticky section is a bit too crowded at the moment so I guess if you want to share the love *BUMP* away :p


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TeoBigusGeekus
October 19th, 2011, 08:15 PM
The sticky section is a bit too crowded at the moment so I guess if you want to share the love *BUMP* away :p


404

Isn't the "Welcome new staff" thread a bit outdated?

mips
October 19th, 2011, 08:18 PM
When I saw the heading I though it's about using a Unity style interface :biggrin:

lovinglinux
October 19th, 2011, 09:05 PM
Thanks to lovinglinux and kelybaker for this awesomeness!!

You are welcome.

Please anyone feel free to modify it and share the improvements.

inĚterĚpunct
October 20th, 2011, 02:19 AM
Thank you!

A small UI touch if you would like to add it:

label, #cb_cookieuser_navbar, .button, select, #searchbox button{ cursor: pointer !important;}The footer's copyright text is lacking a white background. I couldn't find a hook to style it.

When is the makeover due?

not found
October 20th, 2011, 02:22 AM
Thank you!

A small UI touch if you would like to add it:

label, #cb_cookieuser_navbar, .button, select, #searchbox button{ cursor: pointer !important;}The footer's copyright text is lacking a white background. I couldn't find a hook to style it.

When is the makeover due?

Thanks for the tweak... at the moment it is one of those expect it when you see it deals...


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Meelad
October 20th, 2011, 02:28 AM
You are welcome.

Please anyone feel free to modify it and share the improvements.

I would change the OS in the picture taken there..

not found
October 20th, 2011, 02:34 AM
I would change the OS in the picture taken there..

I felt inspired and I am stuck at work (what to do)... Focus on the awesome open source browser and the amazing forum it is showing ;)


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IWantFroyo
October 20th, 2011, 02:38 AM
Wow. Is the final site going to look like this?

I actually like the current theme. I also wish the site would turn purple, instead of orange. Orange-white seems too traffic cone-ish.

Kudos to the devs, however. I know a lot of people will want to use this. I might take a gander over there sometime.

Also, not found, what version of Windows is that? I think I saw it in a local Home Depot, and I have absolutely no clue what it is.

not found
October 20th, 2011, 02:47 AM
Wow. Is the final site going to look like this?

I actually like the current theme. I also wish the site would turn purple, instead of orange. Orange-white seems too traffic cone-ish.

Kudos to the devs, however. I know a lot of people will want to use this. I might take a gander over there sometime.

Also, not found, what version of Windows is that? I think I saw it in a local Home Depot, and I have absolutely no clue what it is.

I have edit the OP to try and stop any confusion, this is in no way shape or form the new look for the forum and I have no idea how it will look when it does finally come. This is just an awesome hack to get it to look closer to the new official branding and can help make the wait more bearable :)

Oh, and it is good old XP :)


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IWantFroyo
October 20th, 2011, 02:50 AM
I have edit the OP to try and stop any confusion, this is in no way shape or form the new look for the forum and I have no idea how it will look when it does finally come. This is just an awesome hack to get it to look closer to the new official branding and can help make the wait more bearable :)

Oh, and it is good old XP :)


404

I've used that one for years and it never looked like that! Maybe I was using a different service pack or something? :-s

ubudog
October 20th, 2011, 02:54 AM
I've used that one for years and it never looked like that! Maybe I was using a different service pack or something? :-s

I think it's a theme or something.

IWantFroyo
October 20th, 2011, 02:56 AM
I think it's a theme or something.

I didn't even know you could theme XP. :(

Wow. I really am clueless with Windows. :)

I suppose I should have caught on to that, since the computer at Home Depot had an orange Start button. Same sort of shading/gradient, however.

ubudog
October 20th, 2011, 02:56 AM
I didn't even know you could theme XP. :(

Wow. I really am clueless with Windows. :)

I suppose I should have caught on to that, since the computer at Home Depot had an orange Start button. Same sort of shading/gradient, however.

:P Been a while since XP usage, however I do use Vista for gaming. (have to run it on my most powerful laptop to even boot it. :facepalm:)

not found
October 20th, 2011, 02:58 AM
Three standard colours, the blue with a green button, the silver I am using and an olive green colour.


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IWantFroyo
October 20th, 2011, 02:59 AM
:P Been a while since XP usage, however I do use Vista for gaming. (have to run it on my most powerful laptop to even boot it. :facepalm:)

I haven't used Windows for anything for about a year. Memory fades quickly.

I still have a really old laptop with Windows 95 or 98 or something or another on it sitting in a closet. It's been collecting dust for years in there...

IWantFroyo
October 20th, 2011, 03:00 AM
Three standard colours, the blue with a green button, the silver I am using and an olive green colour.


404

I didn't know you could do that.

The one I saw must have still been custom, however.

ubudog
October 20th, 2011, 03:04 AM
I haven't used Windows for anything for about a year. Memory fades quickly.

I still have a really old laptop with Windows 95 or 98 or something or another on it sitting in a closet. It's been collecting dust for years in there...

Family member of mine still has a '95 desktop, with a dial up connection out in the country.

Meelad
October 20th, 2011, 03:08 AM
I haven't used Windows for anything for about a year. Memory fades quickly.

I still have a really old laptop with Windows 95 or 98 or something or another on it sitting in a closet. It's been collecting dust for years in there...

Imagine if you turn it on and connect it to the internet now..


Connceting to microsoft.com...
Searching for updates...
...
...
...
Would you turn me off and put me back in the closet please?Anyway, seems I opened a can of worms there, shouldn't have brought this OS thing up.. Hey not found, nice theme!! Really.. I think it looks more "ubuntu-ish" than the current one..

ubudog
October 20th, 2011, 03:11 AM
Really.. I think it looks more "ubuntu-ish" than the current one..

Agreed. This more suits the newer releases of Ubuntu.

IWantFroyo
October 20th, 2011, 03:15 AM
Imagine if you turn it on and connect it to the internet now.

It would probably die within 2 minutes.

Quadunit404
October 20th, 2011, 03:28 AM
Edit: 404 seems to be using the wrong OS :o

For the record, I am using Windows too ;)

It might seem hypocritical to you for someone to use Windows and visit a forum for Linux, but I never really did anything on Ubuntu and it didn't work perfectly with my hardware, but eh, you can't run Linux on everything.

kvvv
October 20th, 2011, 04:40 AM
Thanks a lot! This is great. I really hope the guys revamp this website soon. They should probably bring you in to give them a hand.

I was just wondering, is it possible to change the default font to Ubuntu?

TeoBigusGeekus
October 20th, 2011, 11:54 AM
Talking about customization of ubuntu forums, here's a nice javascript (thanks to tjwoosta).

The threads you've participated are marked with a dot. Either because you're old and you can't see the dot, or you're simply tired of it after all these years, here's how to change it.
First create six icons (about 30x30 pixels) with gimp.

http://imgur.com/WHfC2s.jpg (http://imgur.com/WHfC2.jpg)

The 6 icons should reflect the different icons used by the forums on threads you have posted:
1)thread_dot (the normal dot icon which indicates that you've participated in this thread)
2)thread_dot_hot (as above, but the thread is hot)
3)thread_dot_hot_new (as above, but the thread is also new)
4)thread_dot_new (as above, but the thread is simply new)
5)thread_dot_hot_locked (as No2, but the thread was locked)
6)thread_dot_locked (as No1, but the thread was locked)

You can use anything you want; I personally took my avatar and customized it for each situation.

The next step is to convert your images to URI (Base 64). Here's a couple of sites to help you:
http://www.scalora.org/projects/uriencoder/
http://www.abluestar.com/utilities/encode_base64/

Now open the attached javascript (line wrapping or you'll be lost).
Every icon starts with a line similar to this:

img[src*=\"images/statusicon/thread_dot.gif\]
Directly underneath it, is a line with the actual icon, in URI format, enclosed by parentheses.
All you have to do is replace my URI code in the parentheses with your URI code, ie. to replace the first icon of the script (thread_dot.gif) with yours, replace the line that goes

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with whatever your URI code is.

After you replace all the icons' code, save and exit.

Put the script somewhere (in your home folder for example) inside a folder of your choice.

Open Opera, go to the start page of ubuntuforums, right click and choose Edit Site Preferences.
Go to the scripting tab and for the User Javascript Folder choose the folder in which you placed the script.
Press ok and refresh.
It should all work ok.

Before (no CSS, no Javascript):

http://imgur.com/thBGXs.jpg (http://imgur.com/thBGX.jpg)

After (CSS+Javascript):

http://imgur.com/vq46Ps.jpg (http://imgur.com/vq46P.jpg)

kaldor
October 20th, 2011, 02:00 PM
For the record, I am using Windows too ;)

It might seem hypocritical to you for someone to use Windows and visit a forum for Linux, but I never really did anything on Ubuntu and it didn't work perfectly with my hardware, but eh, you can't run Linux on everything.

;)

Edit: Just noticed you seem to be using the wrong browser as well.

raja.genupula
October 26th, 2011, 10:05 AM
thanks for this

teejay17
December 20th, 2011, 04:11 AM
Is there a big forum makeover coming?

CharlesA
December 20th, 2011, 05:05 PM
Is there a big forum makeover coming?
Once we get upgraded to the new version of vBulletin.

teejay17
December 20th, 2011, 11:09 PM
Once we get upgraded to the new version of vBulletin.

Oh that's cool. What's the timeline? Before 12.04 is released?

CharlesA
December 20th, 2011, 11:11 PM
Oh that's cool. What's the timeline? Before 12.04 is released?
I have no idea. I guess it'll be done when it's ready.

teejay17
December 20th, 2011, 11:35 PM
I have no idea. I guess it'll be done when it's ready.
That's fair enough. I'm only curious because, with the LTS release coming up, there will be more eyes on Ubuntu than usual, so it would be great if all Ubuntu properties match thematically.
Every little component adds to the overall impression, especially for the new users.

benpack101
December 20th, 2011, 11:54 PM
So is there a deadline plan for when the new layout will be pushed out to everyone?

CharlesA
December 20th, 2011, 11:55 PM
So is there a deadline plan for when the new layout will be pushed out to everyone?
No idea. I know the branding came out with 10.04 or 10.10 though.

Merk42
December 21st, 2011, 04:38 AM
It will be available after Duke Nukem Forever GNU Hurd

Lucradia
April 1st, 2012, 10:14 PM
Too bad the absolute beginner talk (on the forum index) still has its original coloring, as well as the quote boxes. (or, similar coloring)

teejay17
April 8th, 2012, 03:06 PM
Too bad the absolute beginner talk (on the forum index) still has its original coloring, as well as the quote boxes. (or, similar coloring)
Agreed. Can't wait for the new branding on the forum; it will provide a more consistent impression.

josephmills
April 26th, 2012, 07:25 PM
Awesome Awesome Awesome
that about says it all

I love it ! keep it up. I hope that the final will also be as cool!
way to go !

Joseph

teejay17
April 26th, 2012, 08:43 PM
Awesome Awesome Awesome
that about says it all

I love it ! keep it up. I hope that the final will also be as cool!
way to go !

Joseph
Does this mean a change is imminent?

CharlesA
April 26th, 2012, 09:39 PM
Does this mean a change is imminent?
They are still working on the upgrade. ETA is unknown at this time but it is being worked on.

nothingspecial
May 14th, 2012, 07:10 PM
This thread started off about a user style for Ubuntu Forums.

We have a thread discussing the new theme(s) here

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1977943