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Aperture // xenfocus.com [Paid] 1.4.x

Aperture features a unique background which blurs as your visitors scroll down your page.

  1. Ehren

    Ehren Active Member

    Ehren submitted a new resource:

    Aperture - Aperture features a unique background which blurs as your visitors scroll down your page.

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  2. euantor

    euantor Well-Known Member

    Looking great as always Ehren. Any chance of a light version?
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  3. Ehren

    Ehren Active Member

    Possibly in the future, but the dark version is the only one available for the moment. :)
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  4. TheSalt

    TheSalt Active Member

    Nice work! I would really love to see this in light. :)
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  5. TheSalt

    TheSalt Active Member

    I have never used a template. So I'm wondering, would I be able to change the black and dark gray to white and light blue? In other words can I still change color like I can on the ACP now? Thank you!

  6. Ehren

    Ehren Active Member

    Hi Nick,

    Yeah, most areas can be changed via the colour palette, however there are a few minor areas which need to be styled individually (via style properties and EXTRA.css). It's quite easy to do, but may take a little bit of time if you want to get a perfect result :)
  7. TheSalt

    TheSalt Active Member

    Thank you for the response. I think I'll give it a shot.
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  8. electrogypsy

    electrogypsy Active Member

    this looks pretty awesome. can we add member info to the postbit? like location, occupation, # of messages, banners, etc?
  9. Ehren

    Ehren Active Member

    Of course :) The info is removed by default on all skins - you just need to enable it under the themes Style Properties.

    Screen Shot 2014-05-11 at 4.27.40 pm.png
    Last edited: May 11, 2014
  10. 19ninety

    19ninety Member

    I cant seem to get the FontAwesome Icons to display in Firefox, is there something I need to select or change to fix this?

  11. 19ninety

    19ninety Member

    Fixed, NoScript was blocking webfonts, un-ticked the "forbid @font-face" and problem solved.


    Now, is there a way to load webfonts from the host server rather than via the web? Just trying to think of a way to prevent other forum users experience being marred.
  12. Ehren

    Ehren Active Member

    Glad you got the first issue solved. The Font-Awesome font file is hosted directly on your site. The only external font files are the google ones, which must stay hosted by google as far as I know.
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  13. MKSwni

    MKSwni Member


    I bought Aperture today.

    Is it possible to change the color scheme of aperture from going to black to white?

    Using some CSS, I already did so here:

    Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 4.13.27 AM.png

    But then there are some parts that are still made for the default, dark/black Aperture layout.

    Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 4.16.29 AM.png

    Anyway to make that dark gray background for new alerts a lighter color, or to make the text itself white amongst the dark gray background?

  14. Ehren

    Ehren Active Member


    It's possible to convert it to a light theme, but it will take quite a while (and quite a few small edits) to get it working correctly. Unfortunately large modifications like this aren't always classified as free support especially since Aperture is advertised as a dark theme and is technically working as intended. :)

    All of your edits will need to be done under the Color Palette and EXTRA.css, however I'm not entirely sure where the alert colour is defined. Possibly @inlineMod?
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  15. Wobble

    Wobble Member

    That worked. Thank you.
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  16. 19ninety

    19ninety Member


    Whats the best way to compress the backgrounds? I've made some but they are all nearly 1mb without any sharpening using Save for Web in PS and quality at 40%, where as the supplied ones are only around 300kb.
  17. nodle

    nodle Well-Known Member

    I usually use Smush it to compress images. It's web based.
  18. 19ninety

    19ninety Member

    Thanks, tried it and only saved me 15kb ... will play around a bit more later. Would be nice to reduce my file sizes some for better initial page loads for new visitors.
  19. nodle

    nodle Well-Known Member

    When you run your site though Gtmetrix, it will also show you which images need to be optimized and you can save them from there also. :)
  20. TheSalt

    TheSalt Active Member

    I used PS and saved for web as jpg and adjusted the quality too. I got my backgrounds to 380kb. I know some images suffer more then others when doing this. You can also bring the blurred image way down, the quality matters much less with that image, mine is 98kb. If your image shares lots of the same colors try removing them from the palette before saving, it helps.

    Good luck,

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