Updating skins

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Updating skins

Postby WillyP » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:06 pm

Completed:
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Adira01
Amnesia (full title is Slight Amnesia)
Andreas01
Andreas06
Andreas07
Artica
Altruism
Astuff
Blueblog
Blue
Blogger
Blooming
BlogCMS
BlogBoys
BlackTie
Bittersweet
Bipolar
Beloq
BlueLeaves
BluePigment
Broadsheet
Bubblegum
Connections
Cruiser
Crystalx
Colors3
Coffee'nCream
Clouds
Classic-Emotions
ccBlog
c3rosilence
DesertSand
DarkRitual
Dreamy
DropShadow
Earthling
EliteCircle
Dreamy
Enlighten
Envision
FreshLight
FreshGreen
Fishing
Floral
Fantasi
Gamberetto
GrungeStyle
Gun
HyperGlass
HarvestField
Head
Hobbit
IndexNet
Informatif
Invention
Ludwik
Light
Laila
Libra
Lifanovsky
Mandarin
Mattonik
Minima
Missunderstood
MotherEarth
Museum
Nudn2
Naturalist
Nature
NonZero
NucMag
Opilki
Optimointi
OrangeSky
Note, I did not change the demo files, skins or templates, only the zips. The old zips have .bak added to the file name.
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No changes made:
Abrasive
Adoya
Applique
Artistic
Axian
Barnyard
BestFriends
BlueBrush
Bookish
Branches
Business02
Complimentry
Colorimetry
Colorsone
Description
Dog
Dusplic
Economics
Emboutiellage
Enlight
Exposure
Extended
External
Fragrance
Flavor
FlashyWeb
Fitil
Fastlane
Greenygrass
GreyGradient
Grimm
HotAirBalloons
HawaiiBlomst
Kupizap
Instant
Interlude
LotusFlower
LongBeach
Leaf
Modern
Monoblock
Motoland
Motorcycles
Mototeam
Mountainland
Numerology
Oldtime
Optimism
Precision
Printing
PixelGreen
PatternMaker
Personal
Pedestrian
Raspberries
Referance
Replenish
Subordinate
Strajupuha
Stardust
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Skipped:
Boxes, Enora, Geodesica, Gnoo, Gnoo_de, GreenEye, Kubrick, Larouaudeirev, Leaves, Mustap, Nudn, PopBlog, Pelham, Rounded, Stylized, SoftenedCells.
Fast_Lane: Seems same as Fastlane, but with errors. I need to check the skin repository to see which one is linked.
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I decided I would update the skins, to make sure they are all functional, valid xhtml (or whatever doctype is specified) , and add display:block to the css to fix the comment form.

Anyway, my question has to do with Nucleus 4, which Frank mentioned in a post to someone else. Will Nucleus 4 use the same skins? And will it be released soon, say, within a year? I don't want to spend a lot of time fixing skins which will be deprecated soon anyway, but if 4 uses basically the same skins I would rather wait and update them then.
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Postby ftruscot » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:32 pm

WillyP, Nucleus 4 will be released before the end of the year, I suspect. It will use the same skins. We have decided to add <p></p> tags around the fields in the comment form to fix the block issue for most users. It shouldn't mess up skins with display:block, I don't think, and will look better for skins without it. It can also be customized with css.

It would be good to clear out any skins that don't work or fix minor bugs in others. It's a laborious task, but with benefit. It's great if you are willing to take on such a big task.
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Postby WillyP » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:22 pm

Well it won't be finished anytime soon but I have begun and will finish... sooner or later... ;)
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Postby WillyP » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:34 pm

The skin, Altruism, works fine on the skinsite. However,it won't work on my site, I have tried it on three different installs. Here is one: Test - Just testing and learning Nucleus CMS
As you can see there is no content or categories, etc...

The index template is empty, on my test site. However, I cannot get the index template to import. The skinbackup has the template, I even tried exporting the templates from the skinsite, then overwriting the template on my test site, and even deleting the template and importing again, but no go.

Edit: Found the problem! Weird character in the skinbackup.

Code: Select all

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This was in the archive template and apparently broke the whole template.
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Postby ftruscot » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:58 pm

Probably a bad character in the skinbackup.xml file that is choking the xml parser.

EDIT: Just loaded the skinbackup.xml file into firefox and got this error:
XML Parsing Error: not well-formed
Location: file:///C:/Inetpub/ftproot/Fedora/Core4/nucleuscms/skins/altruism_skin/altruism/skinbackup.xml
Line Number 126, Column 46:<a href="<%archivelink%>" title="Archive for ￿� %b, %Y">%b, %Y</a>
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There may be more. Suvoroff does a lot of good work on skins, but he does them originally in russian and sometimes misses an odd character or two. We've seen this same thing on a couple other skins. Doesn't bother some people. I think it depends on character encoding set in browser or on site.
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Postby WillyP » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:08 pm

Thanks for the reply, I must have edited my post while you were posting. I suspected that weird character as soon as I saw it.

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