New skin - Gossip City

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tilqicom
Posted: Thu Nov 6, 2008 19:56     Topic subject: New skin - Gossip City

My b2evolution Version: Not Entered

I have completed this skin upon [url=http://forums.b2evolution.net/viewtopic.php?p=82999#82999]request[/url] in the forums and the promise i gave.. It might need further tidying or improvement however i doubt, further releases of this or other skins, or any other new skins from me may continue, as i have been [url=http://forums.b2evolution.net/viewtopic.php?p=83367#83367]frustrated[/url] due to the lack of interest, and i need further motivation than [url=http://forums.b2evolution.net/viewtopic.php?p=83384#83384]this[/url] -thanks though(:- to set my mind back to create new skins, or update the existing ones.. I dont want to be appreciated, but i just thought i could be responded to when i was willing to do sth for other people in no return..

Enjoy this one, have fun.

skin info wrote:

Skin info:

1. Xhtml valid.
2. Css valid.
3. 3 column layout, 1 content, 2 sidebars,
4. fixed width. optimal for 1024x768 + res.
5. Cross-browser.
6. and many other tweaks to the original design for b2evolution.

Preview:

[url=http://skindemo.b2evolution.net/2/index.php?tempskin=gossip_city]http://i34.tinypic.com/2191jp.jpg[/url]

To do in 0.2 :
Fix the public blog list bug
Fix the bottom links

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yabba
Posted: Thu Nov 6, 2008 20:00

yay you rock *does the tilqi dance*

/me is still dancing :|

now stop sulking and do another bloody skin :|

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tilqicom
Posted: Thu Nov 6, 2008 20:05

wrote:

yay you rock *does the tilqi dance*

/me is still dancing

/me closes his eyes with his arm : All right, all right! stop raping my eyes, cut that dancing and i ll make another one

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gon
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2008 06:20

Thank you so Much :D
I love it,

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lowcarbdiva
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2009 02:04

I love this. Of course I was not able to download it as the zip file is empty.

One suggestion is to have the large column in the center of the two smaller columns for better balance.

The color choices, theme and and stars all work great together.

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lowcarbdiva
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2009 20:06

Can someone remake this skin into a 3 column one which has the two smaller colums on the outside of the wide center columns?

I have tried downloading this from http://skins.b2evolution.net/two.php?blog=8&catsel[]=111&page=1&paged=1

However, the zip file has nothing in it.

Any help?

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tilqicom
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2009 22:07

there's nothing wrong with the [url=http://skins.b2evolution.net/htsrv/call_plugin.php?plugin_ID=16&method=download&version=2&skin=gossip_city&id=338]download link[/url].. i ll see what i can do for the 3columns

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lowcarbdiva
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 19:09

The download link you provided worked well. Thanks. Any idea if you will have the template set up in the order I previously posted about?

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tilqicom
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 20:20

LowCarbDiva wrote:

The download link you provided worked well. Thanks. Any idea if you will have the template set up in the order I previously posted about?

sure thing, it shouldnt take long.. but i have some stuff with higher priority in my hands, when i finish them i will take a look

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waltercruz
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 22:31

great!

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lowcarbdiva
Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 00:24

Great, I look forward to seeing it. I like what you have done so look forward to the updated version.

*edit*
shite link removed ( +/-0 )

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lowcarbdiva
Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 22:01

Should I remove the B2Evolution link from my site too? I dont like being insulted. If you want to remove links then fine, but calling it shite isnt very nice or respectful.

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tilqicom
Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 23:28

LowCarbDiva wrote:

Should I remove the B2Evolution link from my site too?

That's up to you of course

LowCarbDiva wrote:

I dont like being insulted. If you want to remove links then fine, but calling it shite isnt very nice or respectful.

dont know why your link has been removed.. what was it exactly, have no idea why it may be removed

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lowcarbdiva
Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 23:50

tilqicom wrote:

LowCarbDiva wrote:

Should I remove the B2Evolution link from my site too?

That's up to you of course

LowCarbDiva wrote:

I dont like being insulted. If you want to remove links then fine, but calling it shite isnt very nice or respectful.

dont know why your link has been removed.. what was it exactly, have no idea why it may be removed

Obviously your moderators took issue with my web site. It makes no sense. it is LowCarbDiva dot com Perhaps the moderators was disappointed because it has nothing to do with porn. Either way, when a post is edited, it is not the proper way to mod edit by insulting the poster.

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edb
Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 23:59

This is kinda strange. I recall visiting the site before the link was removed and thought "er... " but I looked around a bit and sure enough there's a b2evo blog in there and you seem quite real. Meaning not a spammy link. BTW nice job of bringing the look of the skin out to the main page on your web. If that's *shite* it's a mighty fine piece of it :) Anyway you most certainly can remove *all* the linkbacks if you want to. Given the circumstances it'd be quite justified eh? In fact I highly recommend removing the [url=http://wonderwinds.com/hackblog.php/2009/04/07/stopping-b2evolution-footer-spam]footer spam[/url] links no matter what you choose to do with the other one in the sidebar ;)

http://www.lowcarbdiva.com/blogs/index.php for the curious.

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edb
Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 00:03

LowCarbDiva wrote:

... Either way, when a post is edited, it is not the proper way to mod edit by insulting the poster.

Oh my goodness but yes it most certainly is!!!

I'm a moderator here and I *love* to rip apart spammers. They never come back though, so it's simply me having fun with spammers. When I nail one though I also move the post to the spamhaus forum, which gets cleaned out every now and again.

To me whoever edited your post and didn't move it or identify who they are did a bad thing. If you edit you gotta either move it to the spamhaus or identify who you are and what you edited.

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tilqicom
Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 00:18

i assume someone did take a rough look and thought it was spam, as it included pharmacy and medical words... all our email inboxes are full of medicine and pharmacy links right .. i believe this was the misunderstanding, dont take it personally, and about the credit and linkback you are totally free to include or take it out, this is an os software, if you like it it'd be fine to include it for more people to benefit or find out sth you liked

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yabba
Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 08:50

*holds hand up* I'm "+/-0" ;)

When I first saw your link I missed the blog and just thought it was spam, hence the edit. Sorry if I offended :(

I agree with EdB though, kill the footer links spam, cos they *are* spam, and feel free to restore your link.

It's up to you if you kill all evo links.

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hudson2001
Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 21:46

I love this skin, but I have a few edits I'd like to make...and of course, am having a tough time finding where to edit.

1. I'd like the date to have spaces and capitalization in it, and I'd like for it to read the whole month, not an abbreviation (October 13, 2009 vs. oct13,2009).

2. Also, for some reason, only two of my five public blogs appear on the public blog list. (All blogs appear fine in other skins.)

3. I don't want to use the b2evolution logo, so would like a plain background logo image to put my own logo on (I'm not proficient enough in Photoshop to do it myself).

4. I'd like to put the time of the post in there somewhere, best case scenario something like this:

October 13, 2009 @ 4:43pm

Thanks!!

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hudson2001
Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 21:57

I also just noticed that the main title of the blog doesn't appear... the tagline is there, but not the main title (i.e. Baby Blog).

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tilqicom
Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 22:30

hudson2001 wrote:

1. I'd like the date to have spaces and capitalization in it, and I'd like for it to read the whole month, not an abbreviation (October 13, 2009 vs. oct13,2009).
4. I'd like to put the time of the post in there somewhere, best case scenario something like this:

October 13, 2009 @ 4:43pm

use this:

Code

<span class="PostTime">
            <?php
        $Item->issue_time( array(
        'time_format' => 'Fn,Y @ g:ia',
            'before'    => ' ',
            'after'     => '',
          )); ?></span>

hudson2001 wrote:

2. Also, for some reason, only two of my five public blogs appear on the public blog list. (All blogs appear fine in other skins.)

I ll need a link to your website for that

hudson2001 wrote:

3. I don't want to use the b2evolution logo, so would like a plain background logo image to put my own logo on (I'm not proficient enough in Photoshop to do it myself).

i didnt really get this one.what are you asking for exactly

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hudson2001
Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 22:44

4. Okay, that added the time...

but I would still like #1 (writing out the month and adding spaces)...and in a perfect world, I would like the Date to be in a larger font and the time to be in a smaller font.

And now that I see it, can that whole line be right justified?

2. My blog --> http://www.hudson2001.com/blogs/index.php/baby/ If you go to http://www.hudson2001.com/blogs/ you can see all the public blogs.

3. The current logo graphic is

http://www.hudson2001.com/blogs/skins/gossip_city/images/logo1.png

and I would like it to just be a blank background - no letters, with just the gradient, so I can put my own text on it. Or just to include both graphics, so I can choose which to use.

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hudson2001
Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 03:00

Something else to add to the list...There needs to be an extra line space after a paragraph break. Right now there are none.

See the following graphic for all my requests. :)

http://www.hudson2001.com/miscpics/b2evo/gossipcityblogsample.jpg

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tilqicom
Posted: Tue Jun 2, 2009 11:57

For a transparent background, just replace the logo1.png with an empty-transparent- image 268x84 like [url=http://www.tilqi.com/assets/empty1.png]this one[/url], open up body.header.php and replace

Code

<ul><li><a href="<?php $Blog->disp('url') ?>"><img src="images/logo1.png" class="LogoImg" alt="logo" /></a></li></ul>

with

Code

<ul><li><a href="<?php $Blog->disp('url') ?>"><img src="images/empty1.png" class="LogoImg" alt="logo" /></a></li></ul>

accordingly, after putting the empty image in the same folder with the logo. Additionally, you can download the [url=http://designdisease.com/downloads/gossipcity.zip]original zip[/url] which has the original.psd file for the logo so that you can use your own text with the same style

Add this to the very end of your style.css

Code

.SUBH { /*this will cure the non-existing public blog list*/
   clear:both;}
p {/* this will add line break to the paragraphs*/
margin-bottom: 15px;}
 
.PostTime {/*capitalize the date*/
  text-transform: capitalize;}
  
  .widget_core_colls_list_public {/*styles for the public blog list*/
    float: right;}
    
      .widget_core_colls_list_public ul li {
    display: inline;
    margin-right: 5px;}

Thanks for reporting that public blog list bug i havent notice that earlier

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hudson2001
Posted: Tue Jun 2, 2009 13:01

Awesome! I will make the changes today!

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hudson2001
Posted: Tue Jun 2, 2009 16:43

Well, I made the changes, and things still aren't really working. I did get the logo changed, but the public blog list shows up behind it. And I added that new CSS but I can't see anything that changed with the dates/times.

Thanks for all the work, but I am going to have to take a break with this skin for now...

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tilqicom
Posted: Tue Jun 2, 2009 17:19

hudson2001 wrote:

http://www.hudson2001.com/miscpics/b2evo/gossipcityblogsample.jpg

[URL=http://img19.imageshack.us/my.php?image=44510194.png]http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1094/44510194.th.png[/URL]

http://www.hudson2001.com/blogs/index.php?tempskin=gossip_city
I cant see what's missing.

Date/Time with capital - check
Paragraph lines - check
Public blog list- check

All i see wrong here is logo behind the navigation menu which you can fix with a

Code

.PageTop {
margin-top: 40px;}

at the end again.

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hudson2001
Posted: Tue Jun 2, 2009 17:39

Then I must have screwed up since it doesn't look like that on mine. Hmmm.

-- time lapse --

Okay, they are appearing now. But there are still some minor things I'd want to figure out...maybe when the baby naps again, LOL!

1. Can the date be larger than the time?
2. There is still no space in the date (June4,2009 vs. June 4, 2009).

Sorry I'm so anal...I really do appreciate the work!!

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tilqicom
Posted: Tue Jun 2, 2009 18:04

hudson2001 wrote:

Then I must have screwed up since it doesn't look like that on mine. Hmmm.

-- time lapse --

Okay, they are appearing now. But there are still some minor things I'd want to figure out...maybe when the baby naps again, LOL!

1. Can the date be larger than the time?

2. There is still no space in the date (June4,2009 vs. June 4, 2009).

Sorry I'm so anal...I really do appreciate the work!!

1. open your index.main.php and change this :

Code

<span class="PostTime">
            <?php
        $Item->issue_time( array(
        'time_format' => 'Fn,Y @ g:ia',
            'before'    => ' ',
            'after'     => '',
          )); ?></span>

with this

Code

<div class="PostTime">
                       <span class="dateonly">
            <?php
        $Item->issue_time( array(
        'time_format' => 'F n, Y @ ',
            'before'    => ' ',
            'after'     => '',
          )); ?>
              
               </span>
 
                                <?php
        $Item->issue_time( array(
        'time_format' => 'g:ia',
            'before'    => ' ',
            'after'     => '',
          )); ?>
                    </div>

and add this to your style.css - to the end of it again ofc.

Code

.dateonly {  font-size: 120%; /*you may play with the value in percent or pixels*/}
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close2u
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 08:32

Hi!

forst of all thanks for this beautiful skin and thanks for the b2evolution blog engine.

I want change logo image, to smaller image, please see here

http://i31.tinypic.com/2zoxawo.jpg
every thinks look great here.

http://i30.tinypic.com/2mgs0ed.jpg

but here you can see some text under the image, and i want move aslightly down so that white edge disappear.

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tilqicom
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 16:09

the photoshop file (.psd) is in above posts.. download it, modify and upload..

the text under is a bug.. there are numerous bugs in my other skins as well, i will update this skin with them too.. check back in a few days

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close2u
Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 14:29

Thanks for your reply

there is no big problem to modify the photo,
but i was lookin how to fix it with a smaller photo

Its good news to hear that you updating this beautiful skin.

one's again Thanks.

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lumiya
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 02:58

I'm so sorry for nercobumping this, but I'm desperate for an answer and since a Gossip City thread was already created, I didn't want to create a new one. :(

I'm currently trying to use this skin and everything looks great - except for what looks to be a bug.

All the dates of the blog's posts are stuck on March 3, 2011. Even when I ensure the date on b2evolution's settings and the server time is correct, the date still reads March 3, 2011 (or rather, mar3, 2011). I have run across other blogs using the same theme and have the same problem. It's like March 3, 2011 is the cut off and any other new posts after that just read that date.

I found the bit of code in the source that 'controls' the date display, but there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it. What confuses me is that this is happening on multiple blogs, so it's clearly not a server issue. Also, it seems like this only started happening at around that actual date. I've not seen anyone else using this skin with a post after March 3, 2011.

Please let me know what I can do or what the source of this problem is! I've looked and looked and it's driving me nuts!

Thanks a lot.

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tilqicom
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 03:00

sounds really strange, is there an url we can take a look at ?

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lumiya
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 03:04

Hi, and thank you!

Yes - http://geekygirly30.com/index.php

I installed it today. I'm also using the latest b2evolution. I tried posting as "Update - NOW and as the current time/date and neither works. Always March 3, 2011. (I'm starting to hate this date now.. lol)

Thanks so much for replying so quickly!

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tilqicom
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 03:18

no worries, i happened to be around.

first i thougt it could be a server issue, then checked your site with another skin and convinced my self it's NOT a server issue but rather a skin issue, then again i've checked in my local install and it was fine, so first thoughts; i am kind of lost where to look at.

1. what's your b2evo version
2. where did you download the skin ? from the skins directory?

and finally if you wish, i could take a quick look if you would pm me your ftp details and admin details.

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tilqicom
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 03:46

(got your pm)ok i can understand your concerns over providing ftp details to strangers, however i can not help further as i am not able to reproduce the bug on my side.

try changing the below part (from index.main.php)

Code

<span class="PostTime">
            <?php
        $Item->issue_time( array(
        'time_format' => 'M,n,Y',
            'before'    => ' ',
            'after'     => '',
          )); ?></span>

to:

Code

<span class="PostTime">
            <?php
        $Item->issue_date() ?></span>

and see if anything changes..

btw, the skin has uncommited fixes to the reported bugs, the download file has not been updated since initial release, beware of the previously mentioned bugs in this topic.

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lumiya
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 03:50

I will give it a shot after dinner and will let you know how it turns out. Thanks so much for your attention to this. :)

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lumiya
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 03:55

Told my hubby to watch the food so I went to try and apply your fix. Looks to be working!! I even manually changed the date for the default b2evolution post to yesterday and that shows up!

Thanks VERY much, you're awesome! Besides that, everything else works great and I see no other issues. Beautiful skin, I'll be using it for a while. :)

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tilqicom
Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 05:31

Lumiya wrote:

Told my hubby to watch the food so I went to try and apply your fix. Looks to be working!! I even manually changed the date for the default b2evolution post to yesterday and that shows up!

Thanks VERY much, you're awesome! Besides that, everything else works great and I see no other issues. Beautiful skin, I'll be using it for a while. :)

you are welcome.. the design credit goes to the creator, i merely converted to b2.. i am (trying to) building a powerful admin interface and a framework for skins, so keep an eye on the updates (not that it would be very soon but..), cheers.

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mbabula
Posted: Wed Nov 9, 2011 07:59

Hello everyone.. I am new here

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