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  • laktek
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    PaddyGreen updated for SS 2.1 Link to this post

    I updated the PaddyGreen custom theme to be compatible with the new 2.1 release of SilverStripe. Now it uses the Theme API and supports blogs model out of the box.

    New version includes a new widget panel in the footer, which could be customized to display site wide widgets (such as flickr images, del.icio.us links)

    You could see a working demo of the theme at : http://www.web2media.net/silverstripe
    Download the theme and try out - http://www.web2media.net/silverstripe/paddygreen.zip

    Please report any browser issues and improvements you would like to see.

  • Willr
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    Re: PaddyGreen updated for SS 2.1 Link to this post

    Nice! Andrew has just polished off the theme page so now you can upload your own themes too http://www.silverstripe.com/cms-themes-and-skins/edit . It would be great to see a couple more themes up there.

    The only thing that I would recommend is that you adapt it to follow our html guidelines - http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=html or follow them as closely as possible. Just like for naming the divisions of the site. Its not important but we trying to set up a SilverStripe standard way so that everything is super modular and flexible!

    Looks pretty good I'll download it and test it out now!

  • Willr
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    Re: PaddyGreen updated for SS 2.1 Link to this post

    Sweet good work Lakshan! Installed fine on a clean 2.1 release

    A couple bugs
    - List icons on the About Us page (on the demo) are broken. Im trying to get a screenshot but my computers playing up. In IE6 they have a grey background?

    - Again in IE6 the top of SilverStripe Themes heading is cut off just above the x height

  • laktek
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    Re: PaddyGreen updated for SS 2.1 Link to this post

    @Will >> IE6 have this issue regard to transparent png's. There is a hack for this, I think its better to add it or simply use gifs. I'll update it.

  • Willr
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    Re: PaddyGreen updated for SS 2.1 Link to this post

    can't you just put the images on a white background? They don't even need to be transparent unless you think people will be changing the background of the content area. I would also add this to the top of your layout.css so that when the page is short that bluey background comes through.

    // to the top of your layout.css file
    html {
       background: #273138;
    }

  • Sean
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    Re: PaddyGreen updated for SS 2.1 Link to this post

    Will's idea about the background colour is good. That works well.

    The IE hacks for alpha transparency I have found are dodgy - it relies on DirectX for the alpha transparency which sometimes crashes in IE6, it's best to avoid using hacks for this unless you absolutely necessarily need to.

    You could just save the PNG icons as PNG-8, instead of 24. This stops the alpha transparency problem because 8 uses indexed transparency instead like the GIF format.

    Cheers,
    Sean

  • laktek
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    Re: PaddyGreen updated for SS 2.1 Link to this post

    Changed the image background colors to white from transparent

  • Andy
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    Re: PaddyGreen updated for SS 2.1 Link to this post

    Hey, looks very nice! I do have one gripe though - when the font size is reduced the layout of the blog goes a bit weird, and my browser has smaller fonts by default.

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