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Author Topic: Template: Hypertext - A basic foundation for building more modern templates  (Read 381 times)
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« on: January 22, 2019, 02:55:59 PM »

Hi all!  I just spent a day pulling apart the Jade template and studying some of the other stock templates that Blarg hammered out, in attempt to lay the groundwork for a more modern template design.  The idea is simple: hypertext.htm contains page structure only and hypertext.css controls everything else from the layout, images, etc.  Long past are the days that websites are constructed from a mosaic of nested tables with hard coded design elements: say hello to the future with Web2.0!  Or, well, at least something closer since the game code itself still spits out a lot of unnecessary tables and whatnot.

Currently is useable on mobile but I haven't nailed down the scaling, this project has sort of been to get back on the HTML/CSS bike so there are probably bugs, I only barely know what I'm doing lol.

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Give it a spin if you like, and let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 09:50:22 PM »

Looks good, I like colours and such. If that blue link colour would be something more eye friendly, then it would be perfect template because of modern web standards.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 10:36:33 PM »

OK, so I downloaded it and uploaded it.  Guess I need to try looking t the code, I never have been good at templates.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 11:31:25 AM »

Thank you for the responses!  I'm still futzing with it, certainly not ready for a full release; the link colors are just plain ol default html colors so yea I'll fix that for sure.

Last night I spent a little while trying to css up some columns so nav is on the left and stats are on the right but this layout was being fickle so I may not end up actually using this specifically as a starting point for anything, BUT I will polish this up more to be released, perhaps as a potential replacement for the Console template.  Stay tuned!
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2019, 11:21:55 PM »

So, I've spent a good chunk of the last couple days diving into Bootstrap, a VERY comprehensive CSS framework for making responsive pages.  I've completely redone the previous attempt and put a good amount of work into making a very basic console-style responsive template.

Full screen on desktop nets you a modest 3 column layout you will probably find familiar:


Smaller screens or resizing a desktop window will rearrange the Nav-Links below the page content, followed by the charinfo table:


It's not perfect, but shouldn't take too much more work to be able to officially submit to the download archive! Attached is the current build if you'd like to give it a try!  Let me know what you think?
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 11:46:47 AM »

Good to see another template not follow the '90s design pattern of organizing with tables.
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2019, 05:25:00 AM »

i miss the graphics there ( i know that there are of course accessability concerns with graphics , but i still miss them thou )  ... looks a bit too dark. Do you have any others ?
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