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Luka

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[STICKY] sNews Themes Guidlines
« on: May 16, 2007, 09:15:43 AM »

Summary:

Although sNews is template independant, there's a need for ready to go themes that are easily installed without having to touch the code. When creating a theme, snews.php has to stay intact so it's easy to update the main core without having to change some styling inside. sNews Themes are applied simply by copying a few files into the sNews folder. This way all settings stay the same, only the theme is changed.

IMPORTANT: If you share a theme/template package on this Board with a link to the package, please edit your lead post when you make changes or remove it. Dead links are not useful to fellow members.

Theme structure:

  - images (folder containing theme images)
  - .. style.css (if there's more then one stylesheet you could create directory called 'css')
  - .. index.php

You can also name folders as you wish and add others such as /js if the theme contains javascript.

Theme posting guidlines:

Code: [Select]
sNews 1.6 Theme: theme name
Author: your name and website
Last Update: last update date
Code: [Select]
Small screenshot (thumbnail)
Code: [Select]
Download location (link to file)
« Last Edit: December 07, 2008, 05:25:15 PM by Keyrocks »
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[STICKY] sNews Themes Guidlines
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2007, 09:47:41 AM »

Suggestion: CSS folder, if the need for more CSS files, for sNews and possible addons, so that the root stays clean and not having to many files present.
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[STICKY] sNews Themes Guidlines
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2007, 11:41:59 AM »

Ready to prepare the hosting for the download of sNews. Hehehehe.
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Re: [STICKY] sNews Themes Guidlines
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007, 07:40:21 PM »

Ok.. but how to 'install' them? What are the steps?
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Re: [STICKY] sNews Themes Guidlines
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2007, 03:00:02 AM »

Ok.. but how to 'install' them? What are the steps?
The same way, the same location, you install the default theme (minimal template): Upload index.php, which is the template, and the stylesheet to the webspace.
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Re: [STICKY] sNews Themes Guidlines
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2007, 07:55:12 PM »

I would suggest distribution package close to what Luka mentioned:

TPL file:  index_THEME_NAME.php (so a user does not destroy their site... they have to rename it to index.php themselves)
CSS file: style.css
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OPTIONAL (only if really needed):
             *{CSS}* folder with THEME_NAME.css and derivatives of (THEME_NAME_colors.css, THEME_NAME_layout.css and so on)
             *{CSS/IMAGES/THEME_NAME}* folder to have the easy ability to remove the theme (we just grep the THEME_NAME and rm)
             *{js/THEME_NAME.JS and derivatives of the same

You get the idea - keeping the THEME_NAME with all folders/files makes it easy to distinguish, and easier to package ;)
This kind of mimics how PunBB does it. (sans the TPL files)
Just my 2
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