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I prefer the standard silver theme :P it's clearer and easier to read, i do miss the green one though..
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i do miss the green one though
What green theme, can anyone post a screenshot
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The green one was a variation of subSilver ... it may have even been subGreen or something like that.

I can go look for it if you like.

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I spent a couple of hours messing around with a local install of phpBB and concluded that the theme system is awkward as hell. I can't work out how to effectively alter the themes and templates to do what I wanted, becuase the CSS file you use seems to have no effect on anything, it's all done through a very annoying web interface that's severely limited, and often makes irrational changes to part of the theme it shouldn't. I got ticked off with it and gave up.

I've established that a black theme is out of the question unless someone fancies redoing all the default graphics icons with a back background instead of grey/white.

I'll have another look and see if I can get something worked out for a white theme, but I really just keep ending up with green on white which looks like something lifted off the Matrix DVDs :P

Anyone who has any ideas or suggestions towards a more web designer friendly would be appreciated!
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I've just been poking around on phpBB's site and it's hard to find any of the themes--I wonder if, in their update to phpBB 3, they've made the site a bit too awkward to navigate. I remember (ages ago) looking for themes and seeing lovely little thumbnails and descriptions, but now I get broken links and no thumbs at all.

I'll keep trying to sort out whether there's an easier way to change the styles without tons of frustration.

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Yeh I did the same, it's total crap that site, you can't find jack on it anymore.
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I've been looking at one of the old theme's directories and think the three primary files to directly edit are:

[themeName].css
[themeName].cfg
theme_info.cfg

You've probably already looked at just these files, though.
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Yeh I tried hacking about in [theme name].css and it made no difference.
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OK, I've found the old "green" style tucked away in a folder on my hard drive--subTeal!

I'm even now modding it to stop spam, then I'll install it and see if it works. (It's very old, so I don't know if it will work with the installed version of phpBB.)

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Post by Elmo_Redux »

WEWT! :D thanks Jeff!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: it ain't easy being green :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I find it easier to read though.
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turn the text back to black or darker green, please... it's killing my eyes :P
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Still sorting it out ... something's wrong with part of the registration process.

I'll change the text whilst wandering around ... :)

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How's that?
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Better, much better.

THANKS :D

edit: Could do with making the text in the quote boxes a shade or 2 darker too.
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The default theme is going to flip back and forth for a while because I'm trying to sort something out.

Just FYI :)
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