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  • using .gifs as backgrounds for the forum table?

    I'd like to know if - instead of using color numbers for the first and second colors for the forum tables - if we could use .gifs?

    The flat colors just aren't doing it for me - if anyone could explain if/how this could be done - I would appretiate it... i it as simple as replacing the color number in the CSS style with a link to an image?

  • #2
    Admin CP -> Styles & Templates -> Style Manager -> Main CSS (in the menu) -> First Alternating Color -> Background

    Use this code. Change the red code appropriately:

    #123456 url(path/to/firstalt.gif) repeat
    Make a similar change to the Second Alternating Color class.


    • #3
      Thanks Jake that worked perfectly - now - a follow-up...

      Let's say that I want a different image in the bottom row of the forum table - so it interacts with the footer - is that possible? or does every row have to apply the same image?


      • #4
        Every forumbit uses the same template and classes. Changing the class reference for one forum would require custom code. It could be done with a template conditional like this:

        <td class="<if condition="$forum[forumid] == X">alt2<else />alt1</if>">
        Where X is the forumid of the forum for which you want to make an exception.

        This is just an example. This conditional code should work in the various forumhome_forumbit_* templates.


        • #5
          Thanks but I can't seem to find which template to put that in...?

          I've looked at the FORUMDISPLAY and FORUMHOME and forumhome_forumbit_levelx_xxx and it doesn't seem to be any of those. I see you say the forumhome_forumbit_levelx_xxx - but could you help me out with where?

          Thanks in advance.

          EDIT, also - can I have the exception be on more than one forum ID? and if so do I seperate the forum ID numbers by a space or a comma?
          Last edited by Alan Lastufka; Wed 8th Jun '05, 5:26pm.


          • #6
            Nevermind - I got it all now - thanks for your help.


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