New theme - 'Square'

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New theme - 'Square'

Post by d_cee » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:11 pm

I've just released a new theme, 'Square' for Serendipity - inspired by the Design Observer - one of the many excellent design blogs out there in the ether.

Square is a 2 column, fixed width design with 2 sidebars on the right hand side. I've used the 'blockquote' element as a magazine style 'pullquote' as I feel this design lends itself to well to a magazine style blog or website. The menus are fully configurable in the admin interface for Serendipity 1.1 users and in the index.tpl for users of Serendipity v1.0 or less.

You can take a look - and download the theme if you like it, here on my themes site.

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Post by Hippo » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:34 pm

hello dave,
that's a fantastic theme, looks great!!!!
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Post by mattsches » Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:49 pm

Great theme, Dave

looks like we're slowly collecting a bunch of wonderful themes here ... at last :wink:

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Post by azel » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:29 pm

Kick ass, Dave! :D

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Post by yellowled » Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:52 pm

Way to go, Dave. What I really like about it: It shows that you can do a great template without using "too many" colors.

Just a little suggestion: You might want to dig up something to "simulate" equal heights for the sidebars.

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Post by d_cee » Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:00 am

Thanks guys and azel
glad you like it :-)
YellowLed wrote:Just a little suggestion: You might want to dig up something to "simulate" equal heights for the sidebars.
Sounds like a good idea, I'll do that.

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Post by d_cee » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:21 pm

I've made a few small amendments to this theme in order to extend the sidebars to the full length of the page as Yellowled suggested. You can see the updated version on my themes site by selecting 'square' in the template chooser.

I've also updated the zipfile which you can download from here.

Dave

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Post by Nnnnsic » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:21 am

How hard would it be to implement a random header image script into this?

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Post by judebert » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:10 pm

Already done, actually. Download the "Kubrick Header" event plugin. Since this uses "#header" for its header div (shame on you, Carl! You should know better! :wink:), configure the plugin for "Kubrick" style. Then point it at your directory of images -- check for size -- and you've got random header images.
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Post by carl_galloway » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:42 pm

point taken, I'll take another look at my templates if this is important to people... sigh, not promising a quick turnaround though...

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Post by Nnnnsic » Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:34 am

judebert wrote:...then point it at your directory of images -- check for size -- and you've got random header images.


I've pointed it at the directory but I'm still only getting the square image file from the template directory. Do I need to change anything within the template's css?

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Post by judebert » Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:53 am

Nope, it should modify the CSS for the #header div to a new background image.

Try pointing it to a single image, and reloading the page to make sure the CSS isn't cached.
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Re: New theme - 'Square'

Post by Xanthouos » Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:30 pm

I see this is a old thread, but I would like to try the random image...also with the square template. I'm having the same problem. Any updates on this?

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Re: New theme - 'Square'

Post by Don Chambers » Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:37 pm

Did you:

Install the plugin for random header/banner images and configure it for Kubrick? Or perhaps Dave would be willing to update the template by incorporating the code from Bulletproof into Square....

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Re: New theme - 'Square'

Post by Xanthouos » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:26 pm

Yup, as was mentioned above. didn't work...

Don Chambers wrote:Did you:

Install the plugin for random header/banner images and configure it for Kubrick? Or perhaps Dave would be willing to update the template by incorporating the code from Bulletproof into Square....
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