Upgrade to phpbb3

Any problems, requests or comments regarding the site can go in here.

Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby spudthedestroyer on Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:12 pm

I've found an okay phpbb3 theme so will be migrating this site across to the same codebase as hhah.

Probably be down for an evening (Vancouver time) when I do this.
ImageImage
ImageImage
User avatar
spudthedestroyer
Rear Admiral Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 4393
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:47 pm
Location: Royal Britannia

Postby Jynks on Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:27 am

awesome!!! phpbb3 kicks 2's ass!
<---------- Top 20 Scifi Captians -------->
1: Capt. Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds 2: Captian Kirk 3: Capt. Matthew Gideon 4: Han Solo 5: Capt. Janeway 6: Admiral William Adama 7: Capt Jean-Luc Picard 8: Dr. Hans Reinhardt 9 Freeman Lowell 10 Zaphod Beeblebrox 11 Capt. Dallas 12 Cpatian Sheredon 13 David Bowmen 14 Admiral Ackbar 15 Capt Begimum Sisko 16 Turanga Leela 17 Capt. McCrea 18 Susumu Kodai 19 Flash Gorden 20 Commander J. J. Adams And the Wrost Capt. Carmen Ibanez
User avatar
Jynks
Modding the Machine
 
Posts: 1857
Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:16 am

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby spudthedestroyer on Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:23 am

okay so its phpbb3. I need to:
* Tweak and fix quick reply
* Add pre/nfo css
* We need a banner, does anyone have any cgi/photoshop skills to whip up some space banners for the box above?
* Reindex search
ImageImage
ImageImage
User avatar
spudthedestroyer
Rear Admiral Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 4393
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:47 pm
Location: Royal Britannia

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby spudthedestroyer on Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:36 pm

The memory error is unrelated, trying to find out what is causing that... we got it the day before the upgrade too :(

Anyway:
* fixed the quick reply
* reindex search

done
ImageImage
ImageImage
User avatar
spudthedestroyer
Rear Admiral Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 4393
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:47 pm
Location: Royal Britannia

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby pure on Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:30 am

spudthedestroyer wrote:okay so its phpbb3.

Liking the theme :D

spudthedestroyer wrote:* We need a banner, does anyone have any cgi/photoshop skills to whip up some space banners for the box above?


Anything particular you had in mind? I'll have a go soon, I should get some sleep first :lol:
Image
User avatar
pure
Owns a Genesis Device
 
Posts: 196
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:46 pm

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby spudthedestroyer on Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:34 am

just something epicly scifi that fits in with the theme; something that you look and think cool. Some fantasy / space banner that fits in with the look and feel.

I'm not a graphics person.
ImageImage
ImageImage
User avatar
spudthedestroyer
Rear Admiral Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 4393
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:47 pm
Location: Royal Britannia

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby pure on Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:49 am

ok, i'll give it a whirl soon :beerchug:
Image
User avatar
pure
Owns a Genesis Device
 
Posts: 196
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:46 pm

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby pure on Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:03 pm

First try, and I just noticed I typed Sci-Fi Dead Donkey instead of SciFi Dead Donkey (how do you want it?) also the letters IMO need to be a bit brighter on the whiteside. Anyway:

Image
Image

IMO the first one is a bit better. I'll try to make a proper one somewhere tonight. Images of the first, fixed text and the transparancy of the second (so the already visible stars shine through) and I also am not to sure about the font I used for the website url. What's the one you used on the mainpage for the scifi.dead-donkey.com image (under site development)? Let me know what you people think :beerchug:
Image
User avatar
pure
Owns a Genesis Device
 
Posts: 196
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:46 pm

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby spudthedestroyer on Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:48 pm

They both look awesome!

I'm afraid I don't recall the font i used, I just went through every font I had on that particular pc.

I usually use alien for 'scifi' text:
Image
but it doesn't suit every circumstance.
ImageImage
ImageImage
User avatar
spudthedestroyer
Rear Admiral Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 4393
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:47 pm
Location: Royal Britannia

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby elanze on Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:39 pm

hi pure, i have a nice sci-fi like typo "House 3009" can be usefull take your time it will be great :beerchug:

http://www.megaupload.com/es/?d=V8H4VIW6
User avatar
elanze
Owns a Genesis Device
 
Posts: 307
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:40 pm

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby pure on Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:11 pm

spudthedestroyer wrote:They both look awesome!

I'm afraid I don't recall the font i used, I just went through every font I had on that particular pc.

I usually use alien for 'scifi' text:
Image
but it doesn't suit every circumstance.


Ok, then i'll try to keep it this kinda style for now :D

Yeah I went looking for that one, found it and used it for the header.

elanze wrote:hi pure, i have a nice sci-fi like typo "House 3009" can be usefull take your time it will be great :beerchug:

http://www.megaupload.com/es/?d=V8H4VIW6


Thanks elanze, just grabbed it :beerchug:
Image
User avatar
pure
Owns a Genesis Device
 
Posts: 196
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:46 pm

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby pure on Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:39 pm

This one is a bit better IMO:

Image

Gotta get some work done now :D

Edit:
let me know if it needs something extra or less, or if you already like it and would like to have the psd/png/whatever file. Then I'll polish it up a bit :beerchug:
Image
User avatar
pure
Owns a Genesis Device
 
Posts: 196
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:46 pm

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby spudthedestroyer on Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:53 pm

liking it! I'll probably be exporting it to a jpg at what ever compression works without it breaking up; png would be good :drunk:
ImageImage
ImageImage
User avatar
spudthedestroyer
Rear Admiral Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 4393
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:47 pm
Location: Royal Britannia

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby dinky on Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:39 am

just give him the PSD and he can tweak the font whenever. :lol:

does look cool, btw.

at first, I thought it was the moon's surface with a galaxy in the background. but blown-up, it looks like an obfuscated view of a couple galaxies and other nearby stars. so now I GOTS TA know...what is it?
Life ducks, and you sigh.
User avatar
dinky
"Beyond Simple"
 
Posts: 2905
Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 7:00 am

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby pure on Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:35 am

dinky wrote:just give him the PSD and he can tweak the font whenever. :lol:


True :lol:

dinky wrote:does look cool, btw.

at first, I thought it was the moon's surface with a galaxy in the background. but blown-up, it looks like an obfuscated view of a couple galaxies and other nearby stars. so now I GOTS TA know...what is it?


Thanks, the background is filled with a mixture of those things :wink:

:beerchug:
Image
User avatar
pure
Owns a Genesis Device
 
Posts: 196
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:46 pm

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby Jynks on Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:16 am

While we are working on the theme spud.. can you remove the width on the overall header and replace it with a 85% or somthing like that.... kinda lame having this tny forum on my massive screen... much better imo if it scales to teh size of your browser window.

pure wrote:Image

My 2 cents on Logo
  • I think the font and all that is very cool
  • Really like the "spaceship" thing zooming off on the left....
  • Source image you are using for the nubular needs work
    • It is kind of dull and grey
    • It looks a little blurly.
    • There are three tiling lines, if not tiling then at least big ugly lines.
      • Between the F and the I in SCIFI
      • At the very far right.
      • The overlay image you used to do the nebular (I think it is a concreet or somthing) is not as big as the block, so on teh far left there is a strong line were teh overlay falls short.
      • Image

All in all pretty good... basicly I am saying i woudl have a look for a new nebular image and then it is good to go.
<---------- Top 20 Scifi Captians -------->
1: Capt. Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds 2: Captian Kirk 3: Capt. Matthew Gideon 4: Han Solo 5: Capt. Janeway 6: Admiral William Adama 7: Capt Jean-Luc Picard 8: Dr. Hans Reinhardt 9 Freeman Lowell 10 Zaphod Beeblebrox 11 Capt. Dallas 12 Cpatian Sheredon 13 David Bowmen 14 Admiral Ackbar 15 Capt Begimum Sisko 16 Turanga Leela 17 Capt. McCrea 18 Susumu Kodai 19 Flash Gorden 20 Commander J. J. Adams And the Wrost Capt. Carmen Ibanez
User avatar
Jynks
Modding the Machine
 
Posts: 1857
Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:16 am

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby pure on Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:42 pm

You are right about the nebular, those lines are caused because of the 5/6 layers with different layer styles somewhat overlapping each other. I did that so it's easy to get a bit of colour in it. Had that already but thought the greys would look better with the new theme. I'll fix the tiling lines and will post two versions, 1 kinda the same as above and another with a bit more colours in the nebular. Thanks people appreciate the comments. Spit it out if you (don't) like it :mrgreen: :beerchug:
Image
User avatar
pure
Owns a Genesis Device
 
Posts: 196
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:46 pm

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby spudthedestroyer on Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:05 pm

lol, i'm retarded, i didn't realise that the image is 'truncated' for the small res! :lol:
banner changed, i'm using html to resize it atm but it needs to be less than 800 for people on 800x600 res.

I've stuck it at the top so we know what it looks like 'live'.
ImageImage
ImageImage
User avatar
spudthedestroyer
Rear Admiral Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 4393
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:47 pm
Location: Royal Britannia

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby pure on Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:30 am

In the meantime I made a bunch of variations, non of 'em are < 800 px but that shouldn't be a big problem with most cause they can be resized easily. Let me know which one you prefer and with what resolution and stuff and i'll get on it a.s.a.p. :wink:

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

:beerchug:
Image
User avatar
pure
Owns a Genesis Device
 
Posts: 196
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:46 pm

Re: Upgrade to phpbb3

Postby dinky on Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:50 am

first one. by far. :rock:
Life ducks, and you sigh.
User avatar
dinky
"Beyond Simple"
 
Posts: 2905
Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 7:00 am

Next

Return to Site Help & Development

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest