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Fotografia Theme

Achieving the effect was easier than I anticipated; HTML5 and CSS3 to the rescue! Not a single image-pixel was used for the design element, which is an outrageous claim for a colourful 'Photo' site. Of course, you can't avoid images when you need to display photographs, but not needing images for the design element has got to be good for load times!

Landing page & Login:

The Site:


Collaboration Zone:

CMS Zone:

Admin Zone:

ocP PSD Buttons:

There are other pages I could display, but I think there are enough here to give a prospective user an idea of what to expect if the theme is used without any alterations. And that includes the use of the Admin Zone and CMS Zone that are traditionally set to the default display - often for good reason!

For the more adventurous (or more competent), overall colour changes can be achieved by editing the CSS. Please be aware that you CANNOT use the 'Theme Wizard' to arrive at 'seed-colour' changes. The reason: the theme started out in the 'Theme Wizard' mirroring the default theme!

The theme includes all the style images used in the demo, but not the user images that I have used to demonstrate the various layouts.

All the default button images (found in: /themes/fotografia/images_custom/EN/page, /pageitem, /chatcodeeditor, /comcodeeditor) have been changed to shades of 'green' in the Web2.0 style so that they integrate into the theme. If a prospective user wishes to change these buttons to a colour of their choice please ask for the original PSD files as the PNG files cannot be adapted.

The theme includes 'panel(s)' and 'start page(s)'. The user installing the theme will get a choice whether to take the Comcode pages or not, and if they choose to do so, their own pages will be backed up as the last revision. The following panel(s) and start page(s) have been included:
  • : panel_left   
  • : panel_right   
  • : start   
  • adminzone/: start   
  • : rules   
  • site/: panel_left   
  • site/: panel_right   
  • site/: start

All requests for help with this theme should be made here or in the 'Themes' forum, and I will attempt to resolve your issue immediately (if not sooner), time zone delays notwithstanding!