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Old 04-14-2013, 22:23   #1
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Anybody familiar with tweaking PHPBB headers?

Some friends and I are working on a Jeep Cherokee site at http://thexjguys.com Right now I've just edited over the stock site_logo.png to get some aspect of our logo as a header image that's also a link to the main page of the forum. What I'd like to do is extend the header image out longer, ditch the repetitious text and maintain the link functionality and search box.


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Of course we'll edit the header image a little differently. I just stretched our existing site header to fit the PHPBB defaults. We're using a theme called Reckless Red. https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style/reckless_red/

Can anyone help me?
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:02   #2
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I was able to get something similar on my test install of phpbb by going to styles - imagesets - main logo and blank out the image width setting. It didn't completely stretch it but it was close and I'm hoping it might look better under different themes.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:05   #3
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It's fairly easy to do, did you remove the search box from the existing header?
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Old 04-15-2013, 18:20   #4
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I'm waiting on one of the other admins to send me a high-res copy of the logo so I can piece together something in the appropriate dimensions. I had decent comprehension of plain HTML but PHP, etc. is a real language and way beyond me. Like the difference between writing batch files and understanding C. So yeah, if either of you guys think you might be of some help, I promise I'm not a moron and if it gets too hard I'll happily let you walk away without further pestering you.
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Old 04-15-2013, 19:57   #5
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What helped me when I got started with phpbb was to not so much look at the php, but focus on what I knew which is the underlying html and css.

If what I suggested above doesn't work for you I can find the exact php file and css file you can edit to accomplish what you want. If you want to see what I did with our clubs forum logos check out http://www.knoxoffroad.com/forums
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:27   #6
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For the life of me, I couldn't figure out what constrains the width of the image. Finally I found you have to edit the size in imagesets.cfg and refresh. Only took me 3 hours to get there. I threw together a basic temporary banner for tonight but http://forum.thexjguys.com/ is what I wound up with. Shrinking the screen down too far will move the search bar and break the theme a little but I'm not sure what else to do about that.
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Changing the size in styles - imagesets didn't work?
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It let the image grow but something else has the search box borked. It's looks like what I really need is a background image for the header then working my site_logo as the clickable link on top, worked into a gradient rather than trying to make it all one single image.
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That idea yielded MUCH better results! See what you think. http://forum.thexjguys.com
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Yeah I like that.
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A bit kludgy, but it works.
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Any suggestions?
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Any suggestions?
Div styles, css backgrounds, and absolute/relative positioning would eliminate the need for tables. Unless you're familiar with HTML and CSS, it's probably easier to leave it like it is.
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lol yeah, this is pretty much as well as I can do.
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In the header image, I can't even read those characters "XJ". Even have hard time reading the word "Guys". Your font letters are so tall and thin, they're scrunched together. The graphics do look cool, but I'd work on that font face.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:44   #16
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I agree. I didn't make the logo.
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