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    About This Theme (Portfolio Photos)

    Post by Admin on Tue May 07, 2013 1:03 am

    I've tried several themes now & keep coming back to this one.

    The only bad thing about it is it's creator is French. Their site is in French. There is no button to translate. You have to use something like Google translate. And evidently Google translate can't tell when people are logged in. Most of their site requires you to be logged in to read it. You log in, add a page to Google translate & it tells you to login. So you login again & it reverts back to French. The only other thing you can do is copy/paste text from their site to the translator which is a slow process.

    Well I did it & still got no where. I downloaded zip file to find no directions or logo/banner file to work with. On their demo site they have one large pic, 4 boxes w/ some pics & links plus a graphic all just under the nav links & banner. I have yet to find instructions on how to pull that off.

    The creator says you can add a header but if I did I'd want to remove the title & description & there's no instructions on how to do that.

    The banner underneath the nav buttons is supposed to have site title, description & some other text on it. But the site title's already listed twice & the description once so I don't care to add them again. I tried removing it but it looked a little weird with all those nav buttons sitting on top of black space. So I finally edited it.

    Then for some reason the banner wasn't as long as their example. After several more uploads I finally figured out my free host was automatically resizing it. I uploaded it somewhere else & now presto it works.

    There are no CSS error warnings.

    The good thing about this theme is not only does it look awesome...the creator paid attention to most every last detail.

    Seriously I've spent hours/days trying theme after theme & several look good but have some problem. In one you can't see the text you're typing in the chat box. In another one you can see the welcome message because the background & text color are basically the same. In several some icons are missing on the front page. Basically to use most anything else you have to Frankenstein it. The layout of this one w/ the colors of this other one & the graphics of this other one.

    I have asked the tech site how to make this front page look like the creator's demo but I've gotten no reply yet. If/when I get an answer I'll be back. Otherwise this theme is awesome! Smile


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    Re: About This Theme (Portfolio Photos)

    Post by Admin on Tue May 07, 2013 2:48 am

    Okay so I figured out how to delete site title & description from top (simply delete both from General - forum - configuration). It deleted it from the top & the breadcrumbs. So then I had to edit the banner again to include the site title & description. Laughing


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    Re: About This Theme (Portfolio Photos)

    Post by Admin on Tue May 07, 2013 3:00 am

    Okay. I figured out how to make my front page look just like their demo. You have to add this to your welcome message. Of course you have to edit & remove their pics, links & graphic in exchange for yours.

    Code:
    <table width="922px" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3">
    <tbody>
    <tr>      <td height="268px" width="528px" background="http://i78.servimg.com/u/f78/18/24/87/48/suppor15.gif"><div class="ombre"><div class="placer_texte"><font size="4">"It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story."</font><br><font color="White"><font size="4">Add your voice...Tell your story!!!</font></font></div></div></td>

        <td>

                <table border="0" cellspacing="0">
              <tbody><tr><td height="135" valign="center" width="192" background="http://i78.servimg.com/u/f78/18/24/87/48/news13.gif"><div class="ombre"><div class="placer_texte1"><font size="3">News</font><br><img src="http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/11/95/30/70/fleche10.png"><a href="http://cherokee-community.forumotion.com/f1-site-news-announcements"><div class="lien_bas"><font size="2">Go To Board</font></div></a></div></div></td>
                <td height="135" valign="center" width="192" background="http://i78.servimg.com/u/f78/18/24/87/48/intros14.gif"><div class="ombre"><div class="placer_texte1"><font size="3">Introductions</font><br><img src="http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/11/95/30/70/fleche10.png"><a href="http://cherokee-community.forumotion.com/f5-intros"><div class="lien_bas"><font size="2">Go To Board</font></div></a></div></div></td>
              </tr>
                  <tr>
                <td height="129" valign="center" width="192" background="http://i78.servimg.com/u/f78/18/24/87/48/feedba13.gif"><div class="ombre"><div class="placer_texte2"><font size="3">Feedback</font><br><img src="http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/11/95/30/70/3112.png"><a href="http://cherokee-community.forumotion.com/f4-suggestions"><div class="lien_bas"><font size="2">Go To Board</font></div></a></div></div></td>
                <td height="129" valign="center" width="192" background="http://i78.servimg.com/u/f78/18/24/87/48/suppor14.gif"><div class="ombre"><div class="placer_texte2"><font size="3">Support</font><br><img src="http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/11/95/30/70/3112.png"><a href="http://cherokee-community.forumotion.com/f6-support"><div class="lien_bas"><font size="2">Go To Board</font></div></a></div></div></td>
              </tr>
            </tbody></table>
        </td>
    </tr>

    </tbody>
    </table>

    <table width="922px" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3">
    <tbody><tr>
    <td rowspan="2" height="160" width="528" background="http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/11/95/30/70/815.png">
          <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="10">
              <tbody><tr>
                <td><div class="photo5"><img src="http://i78.servimg.com/u/f78/18/24/87/48/10101010.gif"></div></td>
                <td width="70%"><font size="3"><span style="font-weight: bold; color: Orange; font-family: Arial Black;">WELCOME</span><span style="font-weight: bold; color: White;"> <span style="font-style: italic;">to A Cherokee Community</span></span></font><br><br>
          <span style="color: White;">You don't have to be a card carrying member of the tribe to join - but you do have to know you're Cherokee.</span><br>
          <font style="font-style: italic;" color="Silver">So far this community has the discussion forum, groups, an events calendar & a photo gallery.<br>
    To start adding content simply join. :)</font><br>
          <img src="http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/11/95/30/70/fleche10.png"> <a href="http://cherokee-community.forumotion.com/register"><div class="lien_bas"><font size="2">Register</font></div></a>  &nbsp; &nbsp;  <img src="http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/11/95/30/70/fleche10.png"><a href="http://cherokee-community.forumotion.com/faq"><div class="lien_bas"><font size="2">FAQ</font></div></a>  &nbsp; &nbsp;  <img src="http://i65.servimg.com/u/f65/11/95/30/70/fleche10.png"><a href="http://cherokee-community.forumotion.com/contact"><div class="lien_bas"><font size="2">Contact</font></div></a></td>
              </tr>
          </tbody></table>
    </td>
    <td valign="center"><div class="image6"><img src="http://i78.servimg.com/u/f78/18/24/87/48/111010.png"></div></td>
    </tr>
    </tbody></table>


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    Re: About This Theme (Portfolio Photos)

    Post by Admin on Thu May 09, 2013 10:58 pm

    I asked them several q's in their tech forum & I've ended up answering them myself.

    You go here: http://www.themes-fa.com/choses-bonnes-a-savoir-pour-l-utilisation-de-certains-themes-f42/theme-portfolio-photos-t1764.htm to get both copy of banner image & also zip file.

    Again I uploaded several times before I figured out free host was resizing it. I uploaded to free host that didn't resize it & banner is as long as it's supposed to be.

    After you've edited banner & uploaded it you switch out theirs with yours here:

    Code:
    #userlinks{
    background-color: transparent !important;
    background-image: url('http://i64.servimg.com/u/f64/13/24/64/14/demo_h10.png');
    padding-top: 69px;
    margin: 0px;
    margin-bottom: 0px;
    width: 922px;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    }

    (The above is on the css page. Look for this code & switch out their background-image url w/ your own).

    When I first added code in above posting to make this home page look like their demo home page the links text was tiny. I tweaked code & fixed that but then I had bottom links text dropping down below the pics. I fixed that by using a couple of their PSD files - which you can get from zip file - & switching out their pics w/ others.

    Now the only problems are w/ the gallery but that has nothing to do with this theme. cheers


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