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539921515_Inactive (Guild Admin) 8/25/2008 10:57 AM EST : Help??

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Okay. I need help. I've done a few guild websites on here,but they were not as advanced as I'd like them to have been. And I am rather new at this. Okay. Very new at this. None of them were that good.
Now I'm working on another.
I will explain what I want:

1. I would like each class forum to have it's own look to the page,like,the druid forum would have leaves and etc,the mage would have ice and fire,etc.

2. I want to be able to put youtube videos on the main page. [how do I do that?]

3. I want my content tables to have little designs around the edges.

4. I want to have a realm status thing on the side.

5. I want an animated banner for the page [how do I make one?]

6. I want to have a welcome page [like,you click "enter" and it takes you in to the actual guild site].

7. I want to have music on the pages.

8. I want icons for each little navigation tab [like roster,mail,home,etc].

9. I want an animated background to the pages.

10.  I would like to have my content tables all together in one long thing..like the tan part on http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/index.xml and I would like it to look like that,the content boxes. Just you know,all together,not thrown around.

11. Since we are going with the blue,icy theme (because the expansion is coming up,and it's got that icy theme) I would like the ends of my content tables to look like icicles are hanging off of them... like http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/wrath/

Any help??

Pleaseeee? is ANY of this even possible??

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Mottie (MVP) 8/25/2008 12:31 PM EST : RE: Help??
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Check out my test site (link in my sig) for instructions on most of what you want.

Then check out Cruentus' site for a very nice icy theme
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539921515_Inactive (Guild Admin) 8/25/2008 1:55 PM EST : RE: Help??

539921515_Inactive
Posts: 6
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Mottie said:
Check out my test site (link in my sig) for instructions on most of what you want.

Then check out Cruentus' site for a very nice icy theme



lol,not quite sure what you're saying. I clicked the sig,and it didn't really take me to anywhere of interest,unless I'm missing something... and I don't know how to get the ice theme. Forgive me,I'm a tard.

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Ciannon (Guild Admin) 8/25/2008 1:58 PM EST : RE: Help??
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He has 2 parts to his sig. The middle takes you to WoWhead for a tooltip thing-a-ma-bop. On the right you'll see a link that says "Test Site"... that's what he wants you to click


Epic quotes from Coils:

"lol out of money. I bought my system and forgot to factor in the cost of the game." - Coils 7/14/2008
"No money totaled my car. Cant play. Probly selling my computer. Adios." - Coils 8/25/2008


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539921515_Inactive (Guild Admin) 8/25/2008 2:02 PM EST : RE: Help??

539921515_Inactive
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Ciannon said:
He has 2 parts to his sig. The middle takes you to WoWhead for a tooltip thing-a-ma-bop. On the right you'll see a link that says "Test Site"... that's what he wants you to click


Ahhhh I see!

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LochenTwo (Guild Admin) 8/25/2008 2:02 PM EST : RE: Help??
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Click on the words Test site to the far right of the sig, at least on my screen they are way over there.

As far as an icy theme, what I've been doing for the Cruentus Site is opening the Wrath of the Lich King website and picking some pictures I like and modding htem for my nefarious purposes. There is no direct download of the Cruentus theme, it was linked for inspiration.

I'd say your list is extremely challenging.  I am also a newb so I feel your pain. But, start simple. First I picked a default theme, then I recolored it. I picked a white drake and basically picked up colors from it and the ice scene that I got from the Wrath website. I went into the GP controls for color and started turning things bright pink, one at a time. That way, I knew what I Was changing

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539921515_Inactive (Guild Admin) 8/25/2008 2:24 PM EST : RE: Help??

539921515_Inactive
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LochenTwo said:
Click on the words Test site to the far right of the sig, at least on my screen they are way over there.

As far as an icy theme, what I've been doing for the Cruentus Site is opening the Wrath of the Lich King website and picking some pictures I like and modding htem for my nefarious purposes. There is no direct download of the Cruentus theme, it was linked for inspiration.

I'd say your list is extremely challenging.  I am also a newb so I feel your pain. But, start simple. First I picked a default theme, then I recolored it. I picked a white drake and basically picked up colors from it and the ice scene that I got from the Wrath website. I went into the GP controls for color and started turning things bright pink, one at a time. That way, I knew what I Was changing


I wish there was a program that would let you make stuff and then it would give you the CSS code,like a MySpace Layout Generator. This is sooooo confusing!

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Mottie (MVP) 8/25/2008 6:03 PM EST : RE: Help??
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Site theme:
  • If you have no clue about CSS, try using the built in editor.
  • Pick a template that is close to what you want.
  • Then, modify the colors with the editor. It should let you do just about everything. Most of the sites here on GuildPortal use only the built in editor. Adding a custom stylesheet will allow you more flexibility but it isn't always necessary.
  • You can use this postto reference which class elements you can change in GuildPortal, thereare a bunch more ID elements which you can modify with custom CSS, but I haven't taken the time to add those=(.
If you need help with a color scheme:
  • Learn the basics about color matching here.
  • Then try out a color matching site. Pick a main color and it'll give you a bunch of matching colors... it's very cool!
Custom CSS:
  • If you want to try your hand at adding custom CSS and don't know where to start, read through this tutorial.
  • Then, read through this post about adding CSS to your GuildPortal site.
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539921515_Inactive (Guild Admin) 8/25/2008 6:27 PM EST : RE: Help??

539921515_Inactive
Posts: 6
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Very nice,haha,I will have to read up on it. =/ I wish I could get someone to do it for me,it's such a headache! lol

Thank you so much for your help!!

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