Reinvent the wheel - make it rounder! :: /web.php :: last change: 30.12.08
Well, I figured it was about time to make a little section on this topic. And the section will indeed be "little", since I don't really have much to add to the vast ammount of information out there :)
loonix.technigga.net is written in php, with a mysql database, and the clientside code is xhtml with css. The newsfeed is rss 2.0 compliant. I've written an AJAX shoutbox, which is currently not in use. Simpler is better... :)
How the skins work
The skins are simply different css files - the content is the exact same regardless of skin. See for yourself :) The skin "none" is simply an empty css file. In php, I use a session to keep track of which skin the user has chosen. The PHP code simply writes the filename of the correct skin into the link tag, within the page head. Where sessions does not work, one falls back on the default skin. A couple of browser dependant php hacks is in use on a few layouts.
About the skins
Only the default skin (currently "Blue") is in fully working order. Due to minor changes here and there over time, bugs develop in other skins, and I'm too lazy to fix them all. Sorry about that, you figment of my imagination.
- none: Guess ;) no css, only the xhtml.
- SmOkE v2: My second "good" design.
- Lonited: based on lordis concept for another page. He's the brain behind this one, even if I'd like to take all credit ;) Thanks d00d.
- #Pascal: Same design as I made for an old #pascal irc-channel page.
- Plain: Same as "none", except it places the "main part" to the right of the menu.
- Brighter: First dark-on-bright skin I've made! :) Still not quite done, as of writing this
- Blue: Inspired by a site i came across. I'm not done with it yet, but a bit stuck too.
If you, for some obscure reason, would like to write a skin for this page, you are more than welcome to do so, just contact me!
If you are using Internet Explorer, "Plain" will be the only layout available to you. I have previously tried to keep things working in IE, but I have now discontinued that practice. It simply takes too much time and effort to hack a good layout to pieces, inserting bugs and hacks to make it render properly in IE. I'll spare that for the sites that has important content, or that I get payed to do. Life is too short to waste on IE.
As of writing this, the latest and closest to finished galleryscript I have written is not yet implemented on this page. It won't take very long, though. It uses PHP for the simple gallery, and if you want people to be able to comment on pictures, it requires MySQL. You'll find much more advanced galleries all over the net. This one is pretty simple stuff, but if you want it, it's yours. Get it here. It should be quite self-explanatory.
Click here to try it. If you want the code, you'll have to contact me.. It'll probably be here for download at some point in near or distant future.
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wow, movax! it's been a while :) You should be able to see the correct skin unless you're using internet explorer, and i doubt that you are.... right?! anyway, get back on #pascal, this should be interesting ;D
Hello Loonix, here movax13h, what's happened with skin on this page? I can't see any colors :( Nice photos, I had to restart my old page -there is only pascal, but now only Polish: http://www.programowanie.vsz.pl See you :)