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Green Geisha

This theme is a heavily modified version of the ocPortal default theme, and will change the display of your currently installed default theme, but it will NOT automatically display as shown on the Demo Site.

I acknowledge the inspiration provided by BobS and Harry-S from the design of their own sites. Bob for his colour combination, and Harry for his design (the image climbs out of the header frame). Thanks, guys.

The theme is a fixed-width theme of 980px. It has a fixed 980px header background with a combined 'logo' built into it. I found it too 'fiddly' to introduce an extra image so that it would sit just right, protruding above the line of the header background. It is up to you to decide how you wish your headers and logos to display and adapt the CSS accordingly.

Additional information

The 'golbal.css' file is the default which has had modifications added or 'commented out'. Where necessary, and where the possibility for confusion exists, these edits have been 'commented upon'. Other CSS files may have also been modified, and these will also indicate this by displaying comments against the revisions.

The theme relies heavily on the new HTML5 and CSS3 standards to produce box and text shadows. Some browsers are incapable of interpreting this markup, however, where a browser cannot decipher the new code the display will degrade gracefully. In other words, the user will miss out on the 'clever little tricky bits', but that is their personal choice!

The theme displays a 'floating social media bar' that is NOT ocPortal standard code. It has been inserted into the HEADER.tpl that has been placed in the 'templates_custom' folder. If you prefer not to use this feature, delete HEADER.tpl from the 'templates_custom' folder. If you choose to retain the media bar, please remember to carefully diff-check all future upgrades of HEADER.tpl and add the relevant code into the new version!

The theme displays the Javascript version of the 'Tag Cloud'. These extra files are also found in the 'templates_custom' folder. If you do not wish to use this feature, delete BLOCK_SIDE_TAG_CLOUD.tpl and JAVASCRIPT_TAG_CLOUD.tpl from the 'templates_custom' folder.

In the unlikely event that you experience difficulty installing or maintaining the theme, leave a message in the Themeing section of ocPortal forums. I visit daily and will be only too happy to respond.