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    On almost all forums I work on I move the table headings from the very top to below each category. To me it looks better there and makes it easier for boards with alot of forums to not be confused way down the page.

    Demos:
    http://www.macfora.com
    http://www.bikeforums.net
    http://www.yaxay.com
    http://www.prisontalkonline.com/forums/


    Notice how the Titles, "Forum", "Posts", "Threads", "last Post", etc are not stuck at the top above all forums, but rather place below each category. This is extremely easy but a big favorite of mine.

    Go to your Forum Home Templates
    > Open your forumhome template.
    > Look for:

    Code:
    <tr align="center">
      <td bgcolor="#8080A6"><smallfont>&nbsp;</smallfont></td>
      <td bgcolor="#8080A6" width="80%" align="left"><smallfont color="#EEEEFF"><b>Forum</b></smallfont></td>
      <td bgcolor="#8080A6"><smallfont color="#EEEEFF"><b>Posts</b></smallfont></td>
      <td bgcolor="#8080A6"><smallfont color="#EEEEFF"><b>Threads</b></smallfont></td>
      <td bgcolor="#8080A6" nowrap><smallfont color="#EEEEFF"><b>Last Post</b></smallfont></td>
      <td bgcolor="#8080A6" width="20%"><smallfont color="#EEEEFF"><b>Moderator</b></smallfont></td>
    </tr>
    NOTE:The above "bgcolor" areas should have the tableheadbgcolor code but the forum here auto fills that with the colors they use here. So change where it says "#8080A6" to "{ tableheadbgcolor }". And #EEEEFF to "{ tableheadtextcolor }". Minus the spaces of course.

    > Cut that code from the template and then save the template.
    > Now open the forumhome_forumbit_level1_nopost template.
    > Paste the code you cut from the other template below the last line of what is currently there.
    > Save it
    > Now do the same for the forumhome_forumbit_level2_nopost template.
    > Save it. And thats it. All done.
    Last edited by c-prompt; Mon 18th Mar '02, 10:03am.

  • #2
    I used to have my forum like that but forgot to redo it after an upgrade.

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    • #3
      I've been lookin for how to do that damned thing for a while now

      Thanks c-cat

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      • #4
        yeah i use to do that but i have alot of categories and forums ~140 and most of them are member viewable only so as a guest you only see half of my forums

        it adds alot to some members load time when they're on 28.8/33.6 dialup
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        • #5
          Yes I should bring notice to that fact.

          If you have any hidden forums it will look wrong as the title section will be there at the end above nothing. There is some php you could add to remove this problem but that falls under a hack and belongs over at vbulletin.org.

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          • #6
            hey how did that first board, hide its sorce code?

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            • #7
              it didn't it's just a frame set you see go to http://www.macfora.com/forums/index.php and view source code there
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              • #8
                This guy c-prompt is the best!

                c-prompt,

                Nice work on Macfora

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                • #9
                  Thanks Smoothie.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by c-prompt
                    Thanks Smoothie.
                    ah i see
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by eva2000
                      ah i see
                      What exactly do you see?
                      Chen Avinadav
                      Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

                      גם אני מאוכזב מסיקור תחרות לתור מוטור של NRG הרשת ע"י מעריב

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                      • #12
                        wait how dose he get it like that thu, so you can't view the source?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PsychDrone
                          wait how dose he get it like that thu, so you can't view the source?
                          you can't view it because it's a frameset when you view source code you only get the frame set
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                          • #14
                            Another nice tip C-
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                            • #15
                              Thanks Corey
                              nice and easy but very effective

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