phpBB 3.1 styles

Discussion in 'Updates' started by Arty, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Arty

    Arty Administrator Designer

    phpBB 3.1 is currently RC-2, which means it is near completion. There are many forums using my phpBB styles that might want to update to 3.1 when it will be available.

    I will not be updating my styles. There are several reasons for that:
    • There have been too many changes from phpBB 3.0 to 3.1, making it almost impossible to update highly customized styles.
    • Styles use outdated code to support ancient browsers.
    • Some styles use coding that I'd rather not use again, such as display:table for posts.
    • Styles use heavily customized templates, making it hard to add extensions.
    Because of that updating styles does not make any sense.

    However I'm planning to release new styles that look similar to old styles. Key differences are:
    • Code will be closer to prosilver, making it easier to add modifications and compatible with 3.1 extensions.
    • Styles will use modern technologies.
    • I want to add configuration options, making it easier to customize styles.
    Expect those styles within next few months.
     
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  2. Arty

    Arty Administrator Designer

    Update on 3.1 styles.

    phpBB 3.1 has been released, but I haven't released any new styles yet. Unfortunately I don't have time to create those styles right now and won't have any time for it within foreseeable future, so phpBB styles will have to wait.