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October 13, 2011 // 12:20 am - This is just a quick PSA that we have now completed work integrating the PS3 News Quick Style Chooser into our Forums, Portal and 17 Subdomains hosted here which allows you to change the colors based on your preferences while browsing the site each day.

It can be found in the bottom left corner of each page here, and we will continue adding Styles to it frequently.

If anyone wishes to take a screenshot like HeyManHRU did HERE and fill in the colors you'd like to see we will do our best to add a Style under your UserName to pick from as time permits!

Finally, we are still offering $100 US for a new Site Logo... so far we have had a lot of GREAT design ideas in the ongoing thread with the criteria outlined below:

  • The logo should look decent with a transparent background, or able to be made that way upon being selected (most are).
  • The logo design should be unique so that when seen the first thing that comes to a viewer's mind is our site, not "Sony" or "PlayStation 3" so try to avoid using pics of the PS3 itself or accessories, font etc.
  • We prefer round, curvy fonts such as those attached HERE over square/boxy looking ones for the "PS3 News" name in the logo.
  • The logo should match the default site/forum colorscheme (white, black, grey, silver and our blue shades) to naturally blend/fit in.
  • The logo should be visually appealing/friendly horizontally at 150x90, vertically at 46x180 and as our default Forum avatar at 50x50. This is the biggest issue as the same exact logo likely won't work in all three placements just by rotating/resizing it so we need a basic logo design that is versatile enough to work for them all.
  • Post any design ideas / submissions in the ongoing PS3 News Logo thread HERE.

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#35 - cfwprophet - October 13, 2011 // 10:10 pm
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Ah ok now i understood better thx for that. To begin i was also a little bit afraid off getting into it (maybe it has some thing to do with getting older in years) but they have a very smart intelligence system which will display you the possibilities to write the code in form of drop down fields. I dono how i should tell it in english but if you have some time give a try and look into it. I'm sure you will like it

#34 - PS4 News - October 13, 2011 // 9:49 pm
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I am not familiar with what you mean on the WEB Basic, but what we had to do was port our old Portal / Subdomain code from Pligg to vB4... so it is now fully running on vBulletin 4 using custom templates to display all the pages.

#33 - cfwprophet - October 13, 2011 // 9:24 pm
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Hmm... why not programming your own one via VB ? They have also WEB Basic to program your own site.

#32 - PS4 News - October 13, 2011 // 7:28 pm
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I wish vBulletin 4 offered something integrated like that for Forum end-users, we would definitely use it and +Rep for the idea saviour07.

The reason we can't just import files made from there here is because our style has several hundred template and php mods done to it (most to integrate our Portal/Forum) so any of their Styles imported here would not function properly (they basically would be broken 8 ways to Sunday) on our site even though they may display the colors chosen.

#31 - saviour07 - October 13, 2011 // 6:37 pm
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I've got mine set to CJPC's style - love it!

As for the speech bubble not being completely uniform, I say leave it the way it is. You've already done so much to the site (all great improvements btw!) that something so small like that is negligible in comparison.

I like the idea of the Poll and in future (or leading upto the poll?) a self-service style-maker. You enter 3 or more hex colour codes relating to various parts or aspects of the page (i.e. Text, Title Bar, Navbar, etc) and create you're own style.

Kinda like this:

#30 - PS4 News - October 13, 2011 // 10:01 am
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Quote Originally Posted by HeyManHRU View Post
There is only one minor "error" that I encountered, as you can see in the picture below the circled area of the quote is still the default color compared to the rest of it. Other than that, everything seems and looks perfectly fine.

Yea, that bugs me also hehe.. it's the default graphic image. We could remove it, but then the bubbles will just be round and not look like quotes.

I thought about making one of these ( for each Style, but that could get annoying real fast... perhaps what we can do is see how many Style variants we have in a few weeks time, then run a Poll on them to see which people prefer most (require all users to vote) and then the 10 or 20 most popular Styles in the end we can make them for.

#29 - B4rtj4h - October 13, 2011 // 9:52 am
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Great news ! (have been sick but i am better now ... so i'll be more around haha)

#28 - HeyManHRU - October 13, 2011 // 9:00 am
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The site has certainly changed a lot in the last couple of months. There is only one minor "error" that I encountered, as you can see in the picture below the circled area of the quote is still the default color compared to the rest of it. Other than that, everything seems and looks perfectly fine.

#27 - PS4 News - October 13, 2011 // 8:41 am
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Hi GrandpaHomer, if you check the attached pic I made 3 black boxes in it... just fill them in (in white, so I can read it) with the hexcode colors you'd like for those three areas and the rest I can probably wing to make it how you want easy enough... and +Rep!

#26 - GrandpaHomer - October 13, 2011 // 8:26 am
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Nice one - like Silver and Blues - but I'd like most to have the same as Blues but in Greens - would you do that boss or do you want me to play with paint as well? Same shades / dark levels just in green will do