Kharaa theme for NS2 site

TriggermanTriggerman Graphic Artist Join Date: 2004-11-10 Member: 32724Posts: 553Members, WC 2013 - Supporter
edited March 2010 in NS2 General Discussion
Requires Firefox and Stylish-plugin
Hi guys, I had a flash-course and I got bored, so I started working on a custom theme for these forums and thought I'd share.
I've always liked the colour-theme and general feel of the NS1 forums and hopefully some of you feel the same.
I made the effort to mash in some of Cory's awesome conceptart as well to improve on the old background.
There's a few problems here and there (the "Attachments" that's underneath the area you write your post in shows the background) but it's pretty minor I think. If there's anything major send a reply here stating the problem.

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Requires Stylish-plugin or Greasemonkey for Firefox
Download: Natural Selection 2 forums - Kharaa themed Stylish-theme

QUOTE (PseudoKnight @ Mar 11 2010, 06:43 AM) »
This doesn't require Firefox. In fact, the userstyles.org site shows you how to install user styles on all major browsers. It doesn't even require the stylish add-on if you're using Firefox. You can use Greasemonkey as well.

So there are other ways to use it on other browsers, didn't know that myself so I'm quoting his comment here.

Enjoy!
//Triggerman




Update:
  • Gave the top-buttons some veins, just update the stylish-code and they should show.
  • Added a decoration to the footer on the front-page ^^
  • Made some color-corrections on the "View User" pop-up menu.
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Comments

  • jeffturnerjeffturner Join Date: 2010-03-08 Member: 70886Posts: 1Members
    hey this is good to see. looks a great theme.
  • Racer1Racer1 Join Date: 2002-11-22 Member: 9615Posts: 1,065Members
    The tabs could be egg sacs and the column to the right (with the twitter updates) could look like an adrenaline bar.
  • IeptBarakatIeptBarakat The most difficult name to speak ingame. Join Date: 2009-07-10 Member: 68107Posts: 2,131Members, Constellation, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Diamond, Reinforced - Shadow
    Nice I like it, even makes it a bit easier to read things.
  • TriggermanTriggerman Graphic Artist Join Date: 2004-11-10 Member: 32724Posts: 553Members, WC 2013 - Supporter
    edited March 2010
    QUOTE (Racer1 @ Mar 9 2010, 01:01 PM) »
    The tabs could be egg sacs and the column to the right (with the twitter updates) could look like an adrenaline bar.


    Maybe, I don't think it's necessary though. Could give it a try when I have some more spare time over I guess.


    QUOTE (IeptBarakat @ Mar 9 2010, 08:29 PM) »
    Nice I like it, even makes it a bit easier to read things.


    Nice to hear!
    The general colour-codes and all that jazz comes from the NS1 forums, which is fine since that's what I wanted (with a couple of improvements of course).



    Also, if my time allows I'll probably edit some more elements on the site to suit the theme more as well, the forum-buttons being an example that could be Kharaa-fied.
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  • enf0rcerenf0rcer intrigued... Join Date: 2003-03-16 Member: 14584Posts: 2,473Members
    awesome, using it now :D
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  • PseudoKnightPseudoKnight Join Date: 2002-06-18 Member: 791Posts: 1,356Members
    edited March 2010
    This doesn't require Firefox. In fact, the userstyles.org site shows you how to install user styles on all major browsers. It doesn't even require the stylish add-on if you're using Firefox. You can use Greasemonkey as well.
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  • kyliegirlkyliegirl Gorge Master Join Date: 2002-12-11 Member: 10586Posts: 1,358Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    well done, a little too red for my taste, i feel the kharaa are more green than red, but that is my own opinion :)
  • FocusedWolfFocusedWolf Join Date: 2005-01-09 Member: 34258Posts: 1,260Members
    edited March 2010
    QUOTE (kyliegirl @ Mar 11 2010, 07:14 AM) »
    well done, a little too red for my taste, i feel the kharaa are more green than red, but that is my own opinion :)


    Yes to red. Why red? The fade, and all aliens and structures, are mostly not red (unless there's some emergency lighting nearby). (Not to get off topic but the MSDN website had a heavy Red theme going that sort of made it painful on the eyes, and now they got this VS2010 blue / (gradient purple to light blue) theme which is definitely better). I think applying those dark colors here would of improved the result. Actually instead of covering everything with a red semi-transparent overlay, to instead make the alien stuff in front of the background (like the marine top center of this webpage) would of helped.

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    But I guess the infestation would be the sole theme for the alien team...

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    The enemy cannot eat an IP, if you disable its head!
  • TriggermanTriggerman Graphic Artist Join Date: 2004-11-10 Member: 32724Posts: 553Members, WC 2013 - Supporter
    edited March 2010
    QUOTE (PseudoKnight @ Mar 11 2010, 06:43 AM) »
    This doesn't require Firefox. In fact, the userstyles.org site shows you how to install user styles on all major browsers. It doesn't even require the stylish add-on if you're using Firefox. You can use Greasemonkey as well.


    Ah, cool, didn't know that. It sure does make things easier though using the addon but I'll add your reply in the OP.


    QUOTE (kyliegirl @ Mar 11 2010, 07:14 AM) »
    well done, a little too red for my taste, i feel the kharaa are more green than red, but that is my own opinion :)


    It's their own official colour-scheme from the NS1 theme (note: it was easier to use their hex-numbers for the colors ^^), but we'll see if I'll do something green in the future.
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  • Dante2500Dante2500 Join Date: 2009-10-17 Member: 69071Posts: 28Members
    Nice one, looks like you finally made me use the Stylish plugin that's been sitting there for months idle :P

    Good job.
    Dongs and Circle Jerkin'
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