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I have noticed that certain parts of the forums being converted to pure CSS ? Is that right Tony ? Laughing out loud

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Forum getting converted to pure CSS ?

Hi paCkeTroUTer,
What I have done is remove many of the tables that were used purely for layout.
Unfortunately If I do to much it makes upgrading or adding modifications from phpbb hard.
So the forums will stay as they are for now.

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Tony wrote:

Unfortunately If I do to much it makes upgrading or adding modifications from phpbb hard.
So the forums will stay as they are for now.

Thats exactly what I was thinking. Have you seen the pre-release of the new phpbb(not phpbb 2.05) ? It can be seen here: area51 phpbb

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Forum getting converted to pure CSS ?

Still looks like it uses tables for layout... what are the enhancements in the new version?

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Forum getting converted to pure CSS ?

if they start using tables, then there would be n number of bug reports saying this is not working in netscape ... that is not working in netscape...etc...

perhaps this link will give you some ideas of the future development. http://area51.phpbb.com/roadmap-2.1.html

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Forum getting converted to pure CSS ?

Seems like there's some significant work planned there! Great to see, considering the already high quality of the product.

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Tony wrote:
Hi paCkeTroUTer,
What I have done is remove many of the tables that were used purely for layout.
Unfortunately If I do to much it makes upgrading or adding modifications from phpbb hard.
So the forums will stay as they are for now.

Tony - great job on the boards! It is strange that I happened upon the site Yesterday as I was starting to do the same type of thing.

For upgrades I usually keep a raw version of the install files and do a compare via Beyond Compare (http://www.scootersoftware.com) to check for code changes. A little more work but it sometimes keeps me from re 'hacking' it completely after an update is released.

anyway, great job!

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Forum getting converted to pure CSS ?

Tony, I noticed you have a subSilverCSS.css style sheet you are using. Would you care to share it? I have my site formatted to look like the phpBB subSilver template, and I'd like to convert it to using CSS for all layout.

Like you, I won't change too much in the forums with the impending update to the new version (and I always wait for a others to be on the "bleeding edge", so I won't upgrade immediately).

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Forum getting converted to pure CSS ?

Hi fshagan,
You are welcome to it, but it may cause you some issues as I have also changed the structure of many page elements.
For example I replaced some of the containing tables with divs and added the right column.

Play around with it locally first to make sure it does what you want.