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Rio
05-23-2012, 12:11 PM
For those on the know, you can change the theme of the main site to ones with different colors and background images. For those who don't know, follow these steps:

To change the theme, just log into your account and hit the Customize Dashboard link beneath the Logout button. Once hit, a window will pop up above.

There will be several boxes featured with names a small preview of the colors or image used. Select one (a preview will appear live) and if you like it, click on the blue button that appears on the left named Use Theme. NOTE: If you do not hit the Use Theme button, the theme will revert to the originally selected theme.

<img src="http://mangatutorials.net/faqs/themes.jpg">

The following buttons will help you out if you need more room:
Full Screen - this will make the Customize Dashboard window take over the full screen
Toggle - this will minimize or maximize the side of the Customize Dashboard window
Blocks - this will minimize or maximize the Blocks in your Dashboard

Hit the Close link on the upper right when you are done.

We've had these themes for over a year now and I think it's time for a change. Vote for your favorite theme. The top three will stay for another year. The rest will be changed. You have a week to vote, one vote per person, so vote today!

jaidurn
05-23-2012, 12:13 PM
I like the machine orchestra one or w/e.

AlmanacnamedTime
05-23-2012, 12:18 PM
I like the machine orchestra one or w/e.

this^, fairy tail, and the classic blue are my favorites.

also having a custom theme would be cool

ClockHand
05-23-2012, 12:21 PM
"Which Theme Do You We Keep?" I know I don't know much about English and all that but, is that how it should be?

Rio
05-23-2012, 12:28 PM
Oh, I didn't know we had a grammar nazi here. It's been corrected for youz.

@ Almanac
One of our members actually made a hack that would make any background image you want work with Manga Tutorials. Here it is. (http://www.mangatutorials.com/index.php?do=/Rio/blog/change-the-sites-background-to-your-liking/) C:

Hayashida
05-23-2012, 12:32 PM
besides the plain coloured ones, I like the blue chains one

AlmanacnamedTime
05-23-2012, 12:33 PM
Oh, I didn't know we had a grammar nazi here. It's been corrected for youz.

@ Almanac
One of our members actually made a hack that would make any background image you want work with Manga Tutorials. Here it is. (http://www.mangatutorials.com/index.php?do=/Rio/blog/change-the-sites-background-to-your-liking/) C:

thats pretty cool.

ClockHand
05-23-2012, 12:41 PM
Oh, I didn't know we had a grammar nazi here. It's been corrected for youz.

@ Almanac
One of our members actually made a hack that would make any background image you want work with Manga Tutorials. Here it is. (http://www.mangatutorials.com/index.php?do=/Rio/blog/change-the-sites-background-to-your-liking/) C:

Don't know if the correction of subjects (You and We) is considerer grammar. But again, I'm not an English expert.

Also I don't use themes, they are too much noisy for my taste. Maybe if we could pimp our themes?

Outcast
05-23-2012, 04:47 PM
I use classic blue, I don't use but I do like like blue chains

Sconethief
05-24-2012, 03:00 AM
I like the classic blue and the schmexy red, though the red is a little better because I like red moar.

Rio
05-24-2012, 01:37 PM
Maybe if we could pimp our themes?Pimp how? Or in what way?

Re grammar> Grammar involves sentence structure, composition and word usage. That includes whether you're using the right pronoun within the sentence.

ClockHand
05-24-2012, 01:44 PM
Like uploading a image.

Rio
05-24-2012, 01:48 PM
I think someone asked about this before. If you want your own background, your best bet is to use that script or whatever that violin made. As far as I know, we can't upload your own theme to use in this site. :\

Sylux
05-24-2012, 02:32 PM
I'd like, if we don't get phpBB, for the themes to apply to the forums, too.

Rio
05-25-2012, 10:32 AM
Uh, no. We will not get phpbb back. I only listed it before because it was a suggestion. <: I'll see about getting more theme choices for the forum though.

Sylux
05-25-2012, 02:38 PM
okay

Auth
05-27-2012, 11:11 PM
Random input from the new guy: blue chains ftw.

eltoroguaco
06-01-2012, 01:17 AM
If you don't mind... Can I come with a little suggestion on theme change? I wonder if you can change the colours so the links are not the same colour as the background on the simple themes. Reason is cause some links that is on the background (like the "change avatar" link) gets invisible if they are the same colour as the background. Changing the link colours so they are a little brighter or darker is enough to fix this problem ;) If it's not too much of a hassle.

Hayashida
06-01-2012, 02:23 AM
There's already a number of different themes you can choose from

eltoroguaco
06-01-2012, 10:51 AM
yes I know :P I just like the colours on the blue and red theme the most, but the links are invisible when they touch the background XP None of the themes with a background suits my liking :P I don't wish to make a big cause out of this or seem picky XP I can live with 1 invisible link cause it's only one I've found. I just thought it would be useful to report.

Rio
06-06-2012, 11:12 PM
@ elto
Unfortunately, that link is the only one that "hides" when using the classic theme and maybe a few others. If you use another one like simply Minty, it stands out perfectly fine. Unfortunately, there's really not much I can do about it. :\

Anyways, thanks for all the votes you guys! Looks like the top three were:
1. Orchestra of Machines
2. Blue Chains
2. Fairy Tail

Since there were two second place winners, the third place winner, Death Note Duo will get cut. I'll be making some changes in the next couple of days so sit tight. Oh, and background suggestions are welcome. Just make sure the suggested image is as big as the ones that are currently used. (i.e. 1920 x 1080 pixels or higher) Thanks! :3

Hayashida
06-06-2012, 11:40 PM
I put some possible background images in a zip file and uploaded it here. So if you want to use some then awesome. And if you decide not to, I guess anyone else can just download it and use them for their computer if they want. I'm pretty sure all the images are 1920 x 1200 pixels.
http://www.mediafire.com/?upd2mp6c0tqfpr9

eltoroguaco
06-06-2012, 11:48 PM
could you show a thumbnail preview of each picture as well as the link to downloading them? So people know what they will be downloading xD

Hayashida
06-06-2012, 11:50 PM
uh well I said in the post that they were pictures

eltoroguaco
06-06-2012, 11:54 PM
I didn't ask what it was...

Let me rephrase. I wonder if you can add a thumbnail of the pictures that you got in the .zip file. So people can see them before downloading them. Cause now, you have to save and unzip the file you linked before the pictures can be viewed ;)

Hayashida
06-06-2012, 11:55 PM
why do you need the thumbnails, i dont get it

Rio
06-07-2012, 12:00 AM
@ Elto
They're mostly photos and maybe a few art like the Japanese tsunami painting with Mt. Fuji in the background.

But hey, FLCL! I was actually considering using that but decided on one of the others instead. I think I'll use that for a theme this time around. And you really like the classic MT background huh? I'll use that one too just for kicks. Thanks!

eltoroguaco
06-07-2012, 12:01 AM
Cause I don't download a zip full of images without seeing the images first xD You know, nvm. Those that want them, prolly download them blindly anyway.

Question Rio, is it possible to suggest own images as backgrounds? I don't have any... now... but if I ever make some I'm proud enough of to suggest as an official background, I might as well do so :P

Hayashida
06-07-2012, 12:02 AM
@ Elto
They're mostly photos and maybe a few art like the Japanese tsunami painting with Mt. Fuji in the background.

But hey, FLCL! I was actually considering using that but decided on one of the others instead. I think I'll use that for a theme this time around. And you really like the classic MT background huh? I'll use that one too just for kicks. Thanks!
do they have to be like drawings?

Rio
06-07-2012, 12:03 AM
Nah, not really but it I would prefer it since this is a drawing site after all. : )

Oh yeah, I'll try to use the MT Wordpress background too for those who may have liked that one.

Outcast
06-08-2012, 04:08 AM
Ugh, you replaced my favorite theme with that old grid pattern. Oh well, the flcl one is pretty nice though.

WhenRabbitsAttack
06-08-2012, 05:05 AM
i was wondering about the grid pattern.......

Hayashida
06-08-2012, 10:29 AM
likin' the grid theme aw yiss

Rio
06-08-2012, 03:41 PM
@ outcast
Ah well, at least it's not in the forum huh? ;D

I'll be putting up more themes in a few minutes. Maybe you'll find a new fave. :3

eltoroguaco
06-08-2012, 04:47 PM
yh about that... why isn't it possible to change the forum theme?

marieweaver132
06-12-2012, 04:03 AM
Classic Blue - pretty cool

Rio
06-13-2012, 03:11 PM
@ Guaco

The forum is separate from the main site. In order to have different themes of the forum , you basically have to make them yourself from scratch. I haven't had the chance to work on any new themes so it's on the default blue theme for now. In other words - it isn't exactly on my priority list. :>