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ocPortal needs more themes and I am offering a bounty for them.

If you contribute two themes to the downloads here I will give you one year of free web hosting. It is high quality cPanel web hosting that comes with:
  • 20 gigs of disk space
  • 250 gigs of bandwidth
  • unlimited email accounts
  • a max_upload_filesize of 50mb
  • ….and all the other regular great goodies that come with high quality cPanel web hosting
The themes must meet these simple requirements:
  • They must work with all the core parts of a default install of the latest version.
  • They can not break any copyrights
  • They do not have to be extremely custom but do put some effort into making your themes unique.
  • There can not be any restrictions on the use of the themes
At the moment I have to limit this offer to two people. But as my business grows this bounty will grow with it.

If you are new to ocPortal do not be intimidated by the task of theming it. Creating a theme for ocPortal is not as hard as you would think even if you do not know CSS. There are some great tutorials in the offical guide and in the community documentation that can be found here You will also find some very powerful tools for theming in the footer of an ocPortal website that have even more tutorials within them. And the default theme is excellent to start theming with, you will even find helpful little tips commented into the CSS of ocPortal's default theme.

If you have any questions there are lots of us here that are happy to help, have fun with it  :)
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Brian Hay said

ocPortal needs more themes and I am offering a bounty for them.

If you contribute two themes to the downloads here I will give you one year of free web hosting.

awesome!  :thumbs:

Steve
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This is a very generous offer Brian!

I am sure it will receive lots of attention and generate great contributions.

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 :thumbs:  :thumbs:  :thumbs:  :thumbs:

Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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I will likely take you up on this offer (time permitting but either way I intend to provide some themes eventually). Seeing as how you are limited to being able to only offer to 2 candidates might I suggest you set it up as bit of a competition with community votes for the top 2 winners in case there are more than 2 interested candidates. Also to warn I have not themed for ocPortal before so I may need a little time to master the approach (although I have done significant reading thus far and have a basic understanding of what will be needed). Anyway I certainly aplaud your contribution of this incentive!
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Atta boy, Brian.

You can't have results until you have a call to action.

I'm afraid my skills are not up to par and I have my hands full with the site I am developing but I hope many others take this challenge.

I agree with Duck about making it a competition but you will need to put some sort of end date in place.

Bob
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Glad you guys like the idea  :)

I figured it probably a good plan to put a limit on it to start with and see what kind of response I get.

I had a vision as I was writing it of logging in here one day and discovering I was about to go broke keeping my word. :lol:

I like the competition idea to, it is a good one.  
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Anyone can throw a theme together. That's how easy it is… lol

Therefore, I like how you added some creativity should be put into it.

I have a couple themes in the works that'll be offered for others, but I don't need hosting. My goal is take some free web templates offered out there on the web and turn them into ocportal themes. Maybe find some drupal and wordpress themes too and turn those into ocportal ones.

Eric DeMars . com
My electronic portfolio and personal site. Uses ocPortal!
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I have a few themes in the works too. I chip away at them when I'm experiencing a creative block….or frustration with my other stuff and need a break. :lol:  
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Brian Hay said

ocPortal needs more themes and I am offering a bounty for them.

Hello Brian,

I wish to break the ice by presenting my entry with this new Theme, soon to be available from the download section.

I like the idea suggested by Duck to make this as part of a competition with community votes. I suggest to wait for more entries before allocating your generous prizes. In any cases, I still have to submit another theme before becoming eligible.

I wish this is just the beginning of an avalanche of new themes!


You can view a demo of this theme here: Edge

Edge is a theme for ocPortal inspired by the forthcoming AdobeŽ Edge web motion and interaction design tool that will allow designers to bring animated content to websites, using web standards like HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3.

The use of HTML5/CSS3 box-shadow techniques to highlight a set of golden steel plates forms the basis of this theme. I have tried once again to demonstrate that it is possible to dramatically transform the look of the off-the-box ocPortal CMS with very minor changes to the glogal.css file and without modification to the templates.

This theme and its header animation should be completely compatible with the latest browsers such as I.E.9, Firefox5, Chrome13, Safari5 and most new browsers supporting HTML5+CSS3 and the png graphic format.

One interesting observation I made is that even the Admin Zone looks smashingly good thru the lenses of this theme. Try it you’ll see what I mean!
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Love the animation, Jean.

Looks like Edge will be quite a valuable tool. Hope Adobe doesn't go the way they are with Muse (subscription-based) with Edge.

Bob
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wohoho this looks very nice!!


http://digiflash.nl Photo community  (dutch)
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Looks Great! :thumbs: Do you use any conditional logic to check for compatible browsers and have a fallback in case?

BTW I have one theme design underway as well. I just need to cut up and code after I finish picking out my forum colors. Should be well received I imagine.
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Outstanding Gean, thanks for getting the ball rolling on this!
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Duck said

Looks Great! :thumbs: Do you use any conditional logic to check for compatible browsers and have a fallback in case?

BTW I have one theme design underway as well. I just need to cut up and code after I finish picking out my forum colors. Should be well received I imagine.

Thanks for the good comments!

No, I have no special conditional logic other than what is already deployed through ocPortal’s own coding structure. I’ve been careful to exclude graphic additions from the mobile zones of the global.css. The animation is self contained in a div over the standard logo and judging from a test with I.E.8, the animation and box-shadows simply do not render. I’ve also tested with the current browsers listed in my notes, which are all HTML5/CSS3 enabled with no significant differences. I suspect that this compatibility may go down the drain with earliest versions of all those browsers, but there is a limit to my benevolence, and my good nature attitude stopped at the stubbornness of those who continue to use archaic technology. I am convinced that no fortune 1000 corporations with security apparatus conceived around I.E.6 will ever use my themes and if their employees insist upon looking at the web through those lenses while the world is presently flooded with tablets and notebooks capable of rendering anything; I will not lose sleep over it. ;)

Looking forward to your theme, Duck!:)
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Thank you all for your great and encouraging comments! :)  :)

Let us all make this year the year of ocPortal Themes! :cool:

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