1 (edited by 2008-08-24 13:08:31)

Topic: [FAQ] Simple Guide to basic Skinning

Ages ago I wrote a little tutorial for the old forum, basically it's a simple way of making a skin to suit your site beter than the stock one:

The only thing you need to do is grab the "modern" theme HERE

Follow it's install instructions & make another copy of the folder, call it "modern2" or whatever. You'll need to rename the "modern.skin.php" file to "modern2.skin.php" (or whatever)

Open the graphics files with your fave graphic's app & play with them, use gradients, fades, colours to match your current site, just basically mess about http://cutephp.com/forum/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif

When saving the new graphics, use the original filenames but add a 2 on the end, like so: mdrn_bottombg2.gif

You'll also need to edit your new "skin.php", find the image filenames & add a 2 on the end blahblah2.gif so the new theme will use your graphics.

The results can be quite simple but effective, like this:

http://dubster.co.uk/graphics/cute-blue.gif

http://dubster.co.uk/graphics/cute-blue-2.gif

Like I said, it's only a minor alteration, but it'll make things look more like your site, if that's what you need.

Good Luck & have fun okay.

Dubs'