Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

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Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:22 am

In March 2009 the BNA forums were updated to the newest version of phpBB - the forum platforum. This was done without notice and with the new forums - the look and feel doesn't suit everyones taste. While the standard design will firstly stay as is (it is a question of time to customise it), there are two other design variations available - as a registered user you can set your preferred style and can view the same forum in the different style (or skin).

What styles are available?

Image This is the current standard design


Image Close to the old forums - avatar on the left, easier to read posts and the same functionality. Button positions are different.


To change the Style:

1) Select User Control Panel
2) Select Board Preferences tab
3) Select the board style in the pull down
4) Click Submit

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edited 30.07.2009 - removed ProSilver Special edition which will shortly be disabled

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Re: Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

Postby sogood » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:42 am

One problem with the subsilver2 style, the font size seemed to have got lowered. Can it be brought back up by 2-3 points?

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Postby AUbicycles » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:55 am

ah ha... so you do like the big bold heading of the new site :)
That's the hard thing, so many cool new features.

sogood, it won't happen quickly, however I will include it in my to do list.

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Postby sogood » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:16 am

AUbicycles wrote:ah ha... so you do like the big bold heading of the new site :)
That's the hard thing, so many cool new features.

Well, not really. Just wanted the avatar on the left side.

No hurry with the font as I'm settling in with Prosilver Special at the moment. 8)
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Postby Spiza » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:48 am

Coooooool 8) Thanks for the options Chris. I have nominated you for Forum Admin Of The Year :D

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Postby Aushiker » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:23 am

G'day

Thanks for providing the options so quickly Christopher.

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Postby AUbicycles » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:31 pm

Spiza wrote:Coooooool 8) Thanks for the options Chris. I have nominated you for Forum Admin Of The Year :D


Just for the BNA forum right :)



sogood - cool - but don't hold your breath - it will take me a bit longer than that to get this all sorted.

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Postby Boognoss » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:10 pm

AUbicycles wrote:
Spiza wrote:Coooooool 8) Thanks for the options Chris. I have nominated you for Forum Admin Of The Year :D


Just for the BNA forum right :)



Yep, you're definitely the best forum admin of the BNA forums Chris ;-).
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Re: Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

Postby sleeprequired » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:15 am

Hi Guys,

i'm not sure if this is the best place for it but is there a way to set the default size of the font on the forums? I can change the font size in my web browser which works for most websites but Forums are obviously overriding it. I can use the zoom settings in the browser but that must be done every single time you open your browser. It would be nice to be able to set the font size in your user control panel.

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Postby AUbicycles » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:48 pm

Hi Sleeprequired,

I am afraid there is no easy solution to this.
A trick on mac is "Apple" and "+" key to increase the text (or minus key to reduce it). On PC it has to be pretty similar.

out of interest, is the font size too small or too large for you. Do you know your screen resolution (eg 1024 x 768)

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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:57 pm

ON a PC, hold Ctrl and roll the mouse wheel to alter the sizing.

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Re: Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

Postby mikedufty » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:39 pm

If you use the firefox browser it even remembers the text size you used last for particular web pages.

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Re: Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

Postby sleeprequired » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:13 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Hi Sleeprequired,

I am afraid there is no easy solution to this.
A trick on mac is "Apple" and "+" key to increase the text (or minus key to reduce it). On PC it has to be pretty similar.

out of interest, is the font size too small or too large for you. Do you know your screen resolution (eg 1024 x 768)

Cheers
Christopher

too small.... screen res of 1920 *1200 on a 17" ... setting font sizes is easy but forums set their own. i'm fine with say google and my banking. Of course i'm aware you can zoom but i'd like a way for it to remember the zoom setting for longer than the current browser session.

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Postby Kalgrm » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:18 pm

... FireFox is great ... give it a try.
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Re: Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

Postby sleeprequired » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:52 am

Kalgrm wrote:... FireFox is great ... give it a try.

yeah i've tried firefox, IE and now Chrome. chrome kills them all on speed. that's my number one priority... but still worth checking up on what the boards can do..

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Re: Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:29 pm

Not tried Chrome, must be a rocket to whip the 'Fox. I'm a recent convert, Exploder is pen an' paper in comparison...

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Re: Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

Postby sleeprequired » Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:51 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Not tried Chrome, must be a rocket to whip the 'Fox. I'm a recent convert, Exploder is pen an' paper in comparison...

Shaun

there's a mod to fix IE8 that makes it go faster.... opening new tabs basically stalls it for 3 or 4 seconds unless you do the mod...

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Re: Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

Postby kukamunga » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:20 am

Um... How do I get links to automatically open in a new tab? :|

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Re: Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

Postby Aushiker » Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:00 pm

kukamunga wrote:Um... How do I get links to automatically open in a new tab? :|


G'day

Discussed here.

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Re: Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

Postby ferrari1019 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:41 pm

Looks Great

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Postby munga » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:14 pm

kukamunga wrote:Um... How do I get links to automatically open in a new tab? :|


not automatic, but if youre using a mousewheel, press/click the mousewheel in ie for new tab..
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Re: Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

Postby The Womble » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:00 am

Youre all geeks. What the new layout needs is strippers

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Re: Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:58 pm

*You're

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Re: Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

Postby Westgarth » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:41 am

Get one of those advertising virus things that makes semi-naked tiny women appear around your computer screen.

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Re: Customise the Look and Feel of the BNA Forums

Postby CommuRider » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:56 am

Westgarth wrote:Get one of those advertising virus things that makes semi-naked tiny women appear around your computer screen.


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