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#11 2008-12-14 02:59:45

Violetxoxox
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From: Oakland, CA
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Re: TXP Minima

I’ve said this elsewhere, but I would also like to add here that I love Minima as well. It’s a great template that can take you just about anywhere. And Jonathan was very accomodating to me personally when I needed help making some changes in it, so this has been the best template experience I’ve had so far. :)

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#12 2008-12-14 15:46:38

MyOwn31
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Registered: 2008-10-15
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Re: TXP Minima

if other templates by you will be done in the same form-distributed manner, it’ll be great!
also, could you add some CSS examples to each template?

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#13 2008-12-14 17:02:32

jstubbs
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Re: TXP Minima

Hi, what sort of examples would you like to see?

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#14 2008-12-15 15:13:27

thebombsite
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Re: TXP Minima

I’m not sure what you mean by “CSS examples” Данила Е.

My latest port is designed to be used with the hcg_templates plug-in which should make initial installation a lot easier I hope. Never-the-less the page and form templates and the CSS still remain as files that can be opened in a text-editor.


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#15 2008-12-15 19:38:42

jstubbs
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Re: TXP Minima

Stuart, I am about to release an updated photoblog style version of TXP Minima – checked out hcg_templates to see if it is worth including in the package as you have done for TXP Falling Away.

Do you see think it is much easier for users? Images are not included in the import, and as far as I can see at first look, I’d have to rename some things. Is it worth it?

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#16 2008-12-16 16:12:39

thebombsite
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Re: TXP Minima

I’m not a 100% sure what you mean Jonathan. Seems to be a recurring problem. Must be me. ;)

In the installation instructions for “TXP Falling Away” I tell users how to upload the file set using FTP then going in to admin to select the new style. Images are already in place.

When porting this latest design I had already decided to use the plug-in so I created the relevant image directory so that the CSS would contain the correct image URLs for when it was imported. A very odd case of forward thinking that was. ;)

Of course, now I know…


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#17 2008-12-16 17:09:48

MattD
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Re: TXP Minima

MyOwn31 wrote:

if other templates by you will be done in the same form-distributed manner, it’ll be great!
also, could you add some CSS examples to each template?

Do you mean examples of what the styles look like?


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#18 2008-12-16 21:36:07

jstubbs
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Re: TXP Minima

Stuart, my question would better be put as: Is it worth using hcg_templates for packaged template distribution? Does using it make the process of importing a new template easier, considering that the user may or may not be installing the template over a clean TXP install which has no images?

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#19 2008-12-16 21:58:51

hcgtv
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Re: TXP Minima

Jonathan,

Yes, I think using hcg_templates would be easier on the user. Instead of having to copy and paste pages, forms, css and importing images into the backend. All they have to do is install the plugin, ftp up your template subfolder to their _templates main folder, then import your template.

As for the images, have a look at the layout of a template, it contains it’s own images subfolder. Rather than use the TxP images folder, you use your own. You can look around my TxPide _templates folder, have a look at the various distributed templates.

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#20 2008-12-16 22:09:33

jstubbs
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Re: TXP Minima

Bert – is it easier in your opinion for users if they are using an install of TXP that has been used? As in, a non-clean install?

Edit: Would it be better to ask users to start with a clean install?

Last edited by jstubbs (2008-12-16 22:10:02)

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