Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.26

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Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.26

Post by zammbi » Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:13 pm

Glowple - Glowing but simple

Glowple template is a simple, great looking template which is a tableless, elastic layout and easy to use backend options.  It's a 3 column layout with header and footer. Optimized to be user friendly to 56k users.The template supports I.E5+(some I.E4 support), opera5+, firefox .8+, Netscape 6+, safari 3.
I've have tried to make it stable as possible on all browsers I could test, so it's friendly to 95+% of the visitors.
Valid xhtml 1.0, CSS 3 (when -moz-opacity is turned off), its also passes section 508, Priority 1 and 2 (Tested by hermish.com).

Uses no Javascript, all glowing effects are done with CSS.

Some features:

    *Typography- Has notice, code, quote styles and more.
    * Rounded corners, using only one image. Which you can choose the colour(5 colours) in the backend.
    * 5 different site colours to choose from(Red, blue, green, purple, white).
    * No editing a image for your site title
    * And more...

Backend(1.25):
Image

Any feedback will be great, and same with any bugs found.

Glowple Version 1.26:
www.speedingpc.com/files/glowple.zip
Use RC3+

Demo(1.25):
http://www.speedingpc.com/demo1/
Still having Joomla/server problems , but you can see the demo at least...
Default settings.

1.26 update:
-Able to choose either strict or transitional.
-Fixed a I.E5/6 bug.
-Sorted the backend.

1.25 update:
-Uses strict xhtml now.
-Able to have em or px layout.
-Max width is 100%.(So you no longer see the horz scroll bar.)
-Min width is 600px.
-Fixed the glowing boarders.
-Tweaked a number of items.
-Other small fixes.
-Seems to work in ie4 now.

1.1 Update:
-Added beam header image.
-Added random as a colour option.
-Fixed a few small bugs.
-Added missing strings in the language file.

I'm not sure If every page is strict yet, still doing testing.
Note: Some Default stuff isn't strict. So you need to make sure yourself that they are.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple]

Post by MuffinDCC » Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:15 pm

A screenshot if your demo isn't up yet?

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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple]

Post by zammbi » Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:30 pm

Instead of installing Joomla again I think I'll just take my other demo offline for now. Should have a demo ready in a sec.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple]

Post by newart » Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:37 pm

"Uses no Javascript, all glowing effects are done with CSS."

I like that sentence! waiting for your demo
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple]

Post by zammbi » Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:45 pm

Heh not really that glowing, but still looks cool.
Anyway demo up.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple]

Post by infograf768 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:03 pm

Warning:
In last SVN, rel calls  should be of the type
baseurl ?[/b]>/templates/system/css/system.css" type="text/css" />

otherwise one loses its css on some other pages than frontpage
EDIT: see with readmore in 8986
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple]

Post by newart » Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:03 pm

wow wow very speedy! What a pity that I cannot use an old IE6 for viewing if all is good enough
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple]

Post by zammbi » Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:16 pm

infograf768 wrote: Warning:
In last SVN, rel calls  should be of the type
baseurl ?[/b]>/templates/system/css/system.css" type="text/css" />

otherwise one loses its css on some other pages than frontpage
EDIT: see with readmore in 8986
oh I did download the SVN a few days ago but I'll redownload and check it out.
wow wow very speedy! What a pity that I cannot use an old IE6 for viewing if all is good enough
What you mean can't use IE6? Works ok in that...

Some of the older browsers loose its glowing effects but still works well.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple]

Post by newart » Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:19 pm

sorry I mean that I'm using an IE7 borwser and I haven't today at my disposition a pc with an old IE6 for testing.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple]

Post by zammbi » Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:25 pm

Ah I got ya :) ty for the feedback.
Warning:
In last SVN, rel calls  should be of the type
baseurl ?>/templates/system/css/system.css" type="text/css" />

otherwise one loses its css on some other pages than frontpage
EDIT: see with readmore in 8986
If I add this, does that mean RC2 will break?
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple]

Post by newart » Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:27 pm

well I understand...  ;)
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple]

Post by infograf768 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:09 pm

zammbi wrote: If I add this, does that mean RC2 will break?
RC2 has been dead for a long-long time.  ;)
APi changes, and much more.
Better look at milkyway and the actual SVN files for overrides.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.0.1

Post by zammbi » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:09 pm

Ok I updated it for the latest nightly, just now it wont work on the RC2.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.0.2

Post by zammbi » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:54 pm

1.0.2 update:
-Fixed a small typo in the code.
-Able to choose between 2 header images.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.1

Post by zammbi » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:20 am

I'm looking for some feedback/ideas, anything at all on what I can add/improve on in my finial version. Or even reasons why wouldn't you use this template and then I'll try to remove this reason  ;)
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.1

Post by newart » Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:19 am

in IE7 your demo site is larger than in  my 19 display browser - that is the window is larger than the LCD monitor, why?
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.1

Post by zammbi » Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:30 am

The template layout is in em (elastic design http://www.htmldog.com/articles/elasticdesign/) so its bigger if the monitor is bigger, I'm also going to have a px layout too (which will be the same size in all monitors/browsers)
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.1

Post by newart » Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:36 am

yes but in this case I have a horizontal scroll bar ion my browser and I have to use that bar for displaying the right column
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.1

Post by zammbi » Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:47 am

What resolution the screen is in? I could always add a max width of 100% so it won't be larger then the screen size, I think that would work...
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.1

Post by newart » Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:58 am

my settings is for a simple 1024x768 and my display is a 19"

the right column is viewable only for a half part of it, then I need to use the scroll bar
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.1

Post by zammbi » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:35 am

Ok in the finial version, I'm going to add a max width so its a max 100% and wont need a horizontal scroll bar. I have already started working on this and have it nearly working, just working out some problems in firefox. So this should stop browsers that do em sizes a little different from being too big.  :)
Plus I'll add a option to choose a px layout for those who want a fixed layout.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.1

Post by newart » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:43 am

good idea, please post when I can download a new version for testing it :)
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.1

Post by zammbi » Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:27 pm

Seems to work great in ie7 and firefox. I have to use php to work out my max width % for areas, it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be but I got it working. So now it will only be a max 100% width and wont do a horizontal scroll bar for browsers that support the max width. Even if you put the width as a huge number(both em or px) it will still look nice in small screens.

Now for the testing in every browser I support incase I broke something...  :-\

Oh and ty for the feedback!  :)
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.1

Post by newart » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:06 pm

now, can I use your demo site for testing?
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.1

Post by zammbi » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:55 pm

I ran into more problems so I wont be able to get a testing version up before I head to bed. Seems the max width is going fine, but I had to add min widths. Which isn't going so well in some cases when the browser window is made smaller. Though the funny thing is I got ie4 working ok :o
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.1

Post by newart » Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:20 am

wow wow  :o incredible - to write in the features of the template as it is NOT a common one
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.1

Post by 1nf1n17yLOVE » Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:20 am

i think it needs a background and the corners of theboxes are not "round" or pixel free "transparent" (PNG 8).
Other than this and that i would use a wide header grafic the idea with a dark small basic site like this is nice but needs work...


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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.1

Post by zammbi » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:10 pm

i think it needs a background and the corners of theboxes are not "round" or pixel free "transparent"
Yea I got told that today, I didn't notice this because I keep my screen brightness not high.
that i would use a wide header grafic
Well you can change the header image, but yea currently they not that large. I might be able to add a few larger ones in.

Ty for the feedback. Anymore comments on improvement will be great.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.25

Post by zammbi » Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:49 am

Updated to 1.25, sorry that took ages been very busy. All the default pages I've tested to be strict, I may have missed some. If I have please report so I can fix it asap.
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Re: Template Contest Entry - [Glowple] 1.25

Post by web.valuable » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:32 pm

When colour variation and right side background colour are set to be random I sometimes (once in 10 instances or so) get much smaller font size in the left menu, than usually. I use Opera 9.23, Joomla! 1.5 RC3. Header image is Glowing Cube.

Suppose, it's because one of the styles is different from the others.


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