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WhiteSmoke Revisited

Discussion in 'Styles [Archive]' started by Caelum, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member


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    WhiteSmoke is clean, light XF style. It's made exclusively through the EXTRA.css file and style properties, meaning no style updates are necessary for minor XF updates. It's free as in free speech and as in free beer: you can do anything you want with it, zero restrictions.


    Branding & donations
    By default, WhiteSmoke comes with "theme by Caelum Nimmiƫl" branding. You are free to remove it if you insist. That said, if you don't want to keep it (or if you do and want to thank me!), please consider a donation, assuming you have money to spare. If you do, I'll love you forever in a platonic and completely non-creepy sort of way.

    Seriously though:
    1. Donations are much appreciated
    2. The big bad copyright monster won't eat you if you remove the branding/modify this style/do weird things to it

    Custom Backgrounds
    WhiteSmoke works very well with some custom background patterns. Several background patterns are included as of 2.2, to let you choose various color schemes.

    To use a non default background:

    1. Choose a background in the 'backgrounds' directory inside the WhiteSmoke zip file.
    2. Rename the background of choice to 'htmlbg.jpg' rather than '[color]-htmlbg.jpg'. Make sure you do not accidentally name it htmlbg.jpg.jpg or anything like that.
    3. Move this new htmlbg.jpg file to the 'upload/styles/whitesmoke2/xenforo/new' folder and overwrite the old one when prompted.
    4. All done! Remember, you can also use a background pattern of your own if you prefer. Most non white/grey backgrounds patterns should work.
    In order to make a page work, and look properly, using WhiteSmoke, you will have to edit your pages slightly.

    In the description field, at the very top of any page, add:
    <div id='whitesmokepage'><div id='whitesmoke2'>&nbsp;</div>
    In the description field, at the bottom, add:
    You can then add your page in between that code. An example of a working page description would be:
    <div id='whitesmokepage'><div id='whitesmoke2'>&nbsp;</div>
    <p>Look mom, dad, I'm on the internet!</p>
    Warez sites
    I've seen WhiteSmoke show up on a number of warez sites. That's fine; as said, you are free to do what you want with this style. I think it's awesome people like it enough to put it on warez sites in the first place. That said, please consider downloading it from this URL to ensure you always have the latest version? Thanks. :)


    • Version 2.7
      • Changes to the login area
      • One or two very obscure tweaks
    • Version 2.6
      • Fixed a very minor issue involving thread prefix text shadows
    • Version 2.5
      • Plethora of bug fixes & tweaks
      • Improved support for the following addons: [LN] Blog, XenStaff, XenFans Welcome Block, [XFR] User Albums
      • Working pages
    • Version 2.4
      • MORE bug fixes & tweaks
      • Improved XenPorta support
    • Version 2.3
      • Bug fixes
    • Version 2.2
      • Added XenPorta support
      • Added multiple background choices
      • Various tweaks & bug fixes
    • Version 2.1 (11/10/2011)
      • Fixed missing language & style selector links
      • Slight breadcrumb changes
    • Version 2.0 (10/10/2011)
      • Complete rewrite
    • Version 1.0 (26/06/2011)
      • Initial release

    That's all! Enjoy.​

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    RobinHood, Dan, Rob Fritz and 4 others like this.
  2. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    HEY, YOU! Yeah, you! This is vaguely important.

    A note: this style has only been tested thoroughly with XF 1.1. Though compatible with 1.0 as well, you may run into minor visual glitches and/or bugs. If so, please do let me know.
  3. Ferron

    Ferron New Member

    Nice job on the theme :)

    The navigation definitely looks better and fits with the theme. I think the breadcrumb could be designed to look more like the post background to fix it from looking totally separate from the theme.
    Caelum likes this.
  4. cobra1162

    cobra1162 Active Member

    Not a good work. no selector style and langage
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  5. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    Glad you like it :)

    Poked the breadcrumb a little; will figure out a better way of doing it later on.

    Whoops. Fixed.
  6. h0us3cat

    h0us3cat Member

    the XenPorta looks weird with this style.
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  7. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    Didn't build in any XenPorta support, it's probably weird because I rearranged a huge number of text/background areas. I'll add XenPorta support in a day or two. Going to wait and see if there's anything else that needs to be done for the next update first though. ;)

    EDIT: On that note, choice of several colors for the background pattern coming in a day or two as well.
  8. h0us3cat

    h0us3cat Member

    take your time ;)
  9. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    Fixed as of this release. Thanks again for the help figuring that one out :)

    2.2 now available:
  10. h0us3cat

    h0us3cat Member

    link? :)
    btw do you have admin acces now?
  11. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    See download button in OP. And yeah, admin access working now, 's how I managed to fix it. Shouldn't need it anymore now that the XenPorta thing's fixed though; got my own dev board, but couldn't get XenPorta to work properly on there.
  12. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    Another update; just bug fixes this time. Most notably one where I accidentally included a customized navigation template in the previous version. Should be the last release for a while unless I get any requests/bug reports.
  13. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    Remember how I said the previous release should be the last one for a while unless I got any requests/bug reports? I lied. New release available. Ton of bugfixes in this one. Should really be the last one for a while this time though :p
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  14. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    More tweaks and bugfixes coming with XF 1.1 gold, including a fix to an issue that makes text on thread prefixes look bad because of a badwrong text shadow.

    EDIT: Also, fixed download link while my site's unavailable for a few days.
  15. Samar

    Samar Member

    It is not working with blogs here is how blogs look like with this theme.

  16. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    What plugin are you using for the blogs?
  17. Samar

    Samar Member

    this one.
  18. Caelum

    Caelum Well-Known Member

    I'll move the next release forward a bit and try to fix it then. Expect a working version very soon. :)
  19. Samar

    Samar Member

    Please let me know when you are done :)
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  20. Dev

    Dev Member

    Pages are also looking the same :(

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