Welcome to vBulletin skinning and modification!
Posted 06 February 2004 - 04:02 AM
This is the newest forum at DesignContest where we can discuss all aspects of vBulletin modification and community building.. from templates and styles to hacks and modifications, if you have a question about vBulletin, the staff and I will do our best to help you out.
Posted 06 February 2004 - 09:54 PM
I'll see if there are any pre-made tutorials on skinning. If not, I'll start a general guide here at DC.
1) In the beginning.. there was Photoshop. Or whatever image editor you use. A good skin always starts with a mockup in the image editor. I always start with a good idea of what my final result will look like and make sure that idea is recorded in the image editor.
Next step... slicing into HTML.
Posted 08 February 2004 - 03:24 AM
Exactly. If you can slice a site template into HTML, you're halfway to making a custom skin. The learning curve is steep though as you have to dig into the vBulletin template system and learn what goes where.
Typically you can start with the Header, Footer, and Navbar templates and get a good feel on how they work.
>>hey man, i designed my own vbb but have no idea how to slice/code it up
Nice work, feels like I'm in a Borg cube. I'm happy to help you learn how to do it here if you like. It will seem like a pain in the arse at first, but it isn't so bad.
Open up the Header template and take a look at it. Make a few changes, see how it reacts. Note that the Header and Footer template typically go together with tables opened in the header being closed in the footer.
You can also write to me firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on services, thanks.
Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:39 PM
then just figure out where things go on the template, ie: header is the top of the page, footer the bottom, etc
if you can't figure it out I'll gladly take on the job
Posted 04 October 2004 - 11:39 AM
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