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Are there skins/templates for askbot?

Does any one know of anybody who makes skins for askbot?

paglew's avatar
asked 2010-11-23 15:19:55 -0500
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Hi, so far it's "do it yourself" business. I'm planning to refactor templates soon so that they are easier to customize, but for now I recommend sticking to just changing the style sheet.

However there is a foundation for creating skins take a look at other posts tagged "skins".

What would you like to change?

Evgeny's avatar
updated 2010-11-23 15:42:14 -0500, answered 2010-11-23 15:40:07 -0500
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Hi, >What would you like to change? The big things would be the shape of top menu boxes and the shape of votes/answers/views boxes. I don’t particularly like the rectangle shape of the top menu items, I think t would better if you could have just the text or a more rounded shape like
paglew's avatar paglew (2010-11-23 16:17:56 -0500) edit
that can be done quite easily by adjusting the main style sheet. Are you familiar with css?
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2010-11-23 16:28:38 -0500) edit
familiar? yes. competent? not so much. I'll try installing askbot and have a look at that style sheet. thanks
paglew's avatar paglew (2010-11-23 16:33:29 -0500) edit
ok, please let me know if you run into problems. I do plan to overhaul the looks within a month.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2010-11-23 16:35:49 -0500) edit
If this improves it would be a huge plus for Askbot. None of the Q & A forum apps seem easily skinable. I think better docs would go along way. Default skin IMO has good usability, but I hate fixed width layouts (I am not too fond or Americanisms or some stuff that is hard for some users to understand).
graeme's avatar graeme (2010-11-24 04:39:20 -0500) edit
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