Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Dan L » Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:49 pm

Yeah that is correct...you have to take more of a stepped-back look at the design; the right column isn't really designed as an integrated column, it's more of a column that resides in a wrapper of the site...that's the intention anyway.

Notice how the outer "border" is a shadow for the outer wrapper, it's designed to look like this wrapper is encasing the inner part of the site.

This is why I've not designed it in such a way that if there is nothing in the right column, the main content area does not stretch to fill it - because that's not how I intended the design to work.

Kinda hard to explain...but I hope that makes some sense :)
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by sspeed » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:26 pm

Thanks for your answer. I just wanted to make sure that this is how it's suppose to be.
Again, nice job with the template.

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by jiakomo » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:22 pm

I don't know why, but on Linux Firefox the background colors of the dark template (content_mid.png) look a bit "washed out".

However, on Windows Firefox it looks ok.

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by MuffinDCC » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:23 pm

A screenshot would be fantastic if you have one?

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by jiakomo » Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:30 pm

You 're fast  :P
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Dan L » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:04 pm

Weird...the BG's are just PNG24's exported straight from a FW source file.  I obviously have no control over how different browsers render the images, very odd though!

Can you please do a larger screenshot...I'm especially interested to see how the bottom of this container looks (the slice for the mid-section is very small, whereas the bottom bit is larger).

Also, how does it look in light mode?
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by jiakomo » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:30 pm

Yes, it's weird, it's supposed to be the same program (different OS only).

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Dan L » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:06 pm

Can you please do me a huge favour and upload the attached replacement PNG to:

/templates/tbc_fivepoint_unity/images/dark/content_mid.png

on your server.  It's a slightly taller slice of that background.  I just want to see if that makes a difference.

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by jiakomo » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:27 pm

It looks perfect now!  :D Thanx

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Dan L » Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:32 pm

Thanks for testing...I will update the package tomorrow...and not use 1px high slices in future ;)

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Jagtek04 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:51 am

Hey first off EXCELLENT TEMPLATE!!!  By far the best in the contest!!!

I am having one small problem with the template.  I downloaded you 1.0.2 version and installed it tonight and have not been able to edit the parameters.  When I click the template to edit it, I get the following:
DetailsName:  toolbox:creations fivepoint/unity Joomla! 1.5 Template 
Description:  fivepoint/unity is a CSS, table-less, feature-packed template for Joomla! 1.5. 
Menu AssignmentMenus:  Cannot assign Default Template 

ParametersThe Parameter-File /templates/tbc_fivepoint_unity/params.ini is Writable!
Fatal error: Cannot access empty property in /home/wowcatal/public_html/libraries/joomla/registry/registry.php on line 145
This may not be a problem with the template at all... I am a bit new to Joomla so I couldnt tell you.  But I was wondering if anyone else had the same problem and knew a fix??

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Dan L » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:08 am

Hmm...all I can suggest is that you have proper access rights to params.ini, check the CHMOD status on the server.

Have you tried the same thing with another template?
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Jagtek04 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:38 pm

Yes I have been able to access and edit the parameters of other templates with no problems, thats what is stumping me here.

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Dan L » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:55 pm

Can you CHMOD params.ini to 777 to see if that works?
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Jagtek04 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:59 pm

permissions is set to 777 with no change.  I am still getting the same error message.

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Dan L » Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:17 pm

Hmm...all I can do is try to replicate this, but I've never come across it (and you're the first on this thread) so am at a bit of a loss really.

Will report back if I find anything out...

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Dan L » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:42 am

Now updated to V1.0.3, featuring:

- A handful of minor CSS tweaks, just to correct some very small positioning and layout niggles
- Removed the forced lower-case from content headings
- Added a parameter to enable the user to change the primary font style
- Added a parameter to changed the default body font size
- Added styling to table.contenttoc for inline content table-of-contents
- Added an additional image for the left-column active menu "star"
- Added ten new typography "notices" - see http://demo.toolboxcreations.com/fivepoint/typography for examples

Additional tutorials and documentation coming soon...  :D
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by newart » Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:06 pm

well done  ;)
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by grooves » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:51 pm

I have installed the template.  The problem is it won't let me set it as default.  When I click Default the star just disappears off of whatever was the current default.

The 2 default templates work just fine.

Any ideas?

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Dan L » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:08 pm

grooves wrote: I have installed the template.  The problem is it won't let me set it as default.  When I click Default the star just disappears off of whatever was the current default.

The 2 default templates work just fine.

Any ideas?
Have you tried any other, non-default templates?
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by grooves » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:14 pm

Ok, I just installed the purity template and it worked fine...weird.

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Dan L » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:32 pm

Can you create me a SuperAdmin account?  I'll happily take a look.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by worcester4x4 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:06 am

I'm playing around with this template at the moment - it's looking really good so far and it gets my vote.

One question though if I may. I want to modify the footer but I can't find where this is done. I've removed the W3C validation stuff and that's fine but I want to replace the "Copyright © 2007 Open Source Matters. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License." with just the copyright notice and a link, also I want to remove the "Joomla Gear" image.

Would you mind pointing me in the right direction please?

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Dan L » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:17 am

Thanks for the feedback!

This is very easy: simply unpublish the "Footer" and "Banner" modules from the Footer position via the module manager - that will take care of the remaining two items.

To add your own copyright notice, just create a new user module and insert the text you want to show, then publish to the Footer position...

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by worcester4x4 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:24 am

Thanks for the quick reply  :)

Yes I can do that but what I wanted to do was modify the existing footer so as to display a different image and to change the text but I can't find where these are actually located. On Joomla 1 sites all I've done previously is to mod the /includes/footer.php accordingly.

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by worcester4x4 » Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:37 pm

Me again!  :-[

Found a little glitch.

If the right column is collapsed then the header images move out of line and show about 20px worth of white space above. Is there a fix for this or am I doing soemthing wrong?

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Dan L » Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:55 pm

It should look like this when collapsed (see attached).  If yours is different then I have no idea what's happening, I cannot see any problems when I test it out.

Please supply a URL, or at least a screengrab...
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by bodmin636 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:42 am

I get this as well. Have attached screen shots. works in firefox but not in IE.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Dan L » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:39 am

Got it - thanks - will take a look.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [fivepoint/unity]

Post by Dan L » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:47 am

Ok only a small update this one (I'll update the package shortly).

For anyone who wants to manually fix (saves the effort of reinstalling):

Line 141-145 of index.php:

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<div id="rightcol" style="width:<?php echo $this->params->get('rightColWidth'); ?>px;">
     <div id="rightcolpad">
          <jdoc:include type="modules" name="right" style="xhtml" />
     </div>
</div>
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<?php if ($this->countModules('right') or $this->countModules('syndicate')) : ?>
     <div id="rightcol" style="width:<?php echo $this->params->get('rightColWidth'); ?>px;">
          <div id="rightcolpad">
               <jdoc:include type="modules" name="right" style="xhtml" />
          </div>
     </div>
<?php endif; ?>
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