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jforum 2.1.6 has the feature that different user has different UI ?
perhaps only color is different .


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I'm afraid not. I know phpBB have this, and maybe this is something we should consider into JForum as well. What I also would like is the possibility to select different UI's for each forum.

Rafael, please comment on this! I guess that this should be something that we could implement quite easily?



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There are the tables for that, but not the implementation. It is quite easy to implement, just a bit labor.

Rafael
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Ok, this is something that we need as well. So maybe we will implement it.

But what we also need is to select different UI's (designs) for different forums when it is created/edited. We will not like the users to be able to change the design in our forums, only the administrators. So this should be choosable in in the config.

So my suggestion is:

* If turned on the user can select the chosen design in his profile
* If turned on administrators can select the default design for each forum
* If turned on administrators can select the default design for each category

We will off course keep the setting that sets the default design for the entire installation.

The markup should always be the same. By design I mean different css's, and image sets.

I see that today we use different css files for different languages. I do not think this is needed if we create the css from a FreeMarker-template. This is the first thing I will come up with a solution for.

How does this sound?

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lazee wrote:So my suggestion is:

* If turned on the user can select the chosen design in his profile
* If turned on administrators can select the default design for each forum
* If turned on administrators can select the default design for each category

We will off course keep the setting that sets the default design for the entire installation.


Why would you want to change the UI/look & feel in each forum and category? This could lead to user confusion and make it harder for them to find things .. especially if the buttons/controls get moved around.

But I can see making look & feel (themes) easier to use, and perhaps packaging several different themes with JForum.

Or am I not understanding what you're suggesting?
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GatorBait3 wrote:Why would you want to change the UI/look & feel in each forum and category? This could lead to user confusion and make it harder for them to find things .. especially if the buttons/controls get moved around.

But I can see making look & feel (themes) easier to use, and perhaps packaging several different themes with JForum.

Or am I not understanding what you're suggesting?



My idea is based on giving either users or the owners/administrators the freedom to choose how the forum should look like. Lets say you have a forum about dancing, and one about football. Having the option to choose different looks for those, you could add matching headers for these subjects. For example a football background image in the header or something. Having this choice on three levels (all, categories, and forums) plus the option to let the users choose for themselves, will make it extremely flexible.

But I haven't looked into how easily this can be implemented into JForum yet.
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There are the tables and columns for that already. Here's what's missing:

Implement "ThemeDAO", so we can sabe on jforum_themes , and all its relations with jforum_users (through theme_id). Also, in order to provide theming to forums / categories, we should have a theme_id in jforum_users and jforum_categories as well.

Once this part is done, all we have to do is to apply the proper css to the <body> tag, according to the configurations of each user / forum..

Rafael
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Rafael Steil wrote:There are the tables and columns for that already. Here's what's missing:

Implement "ThemeDAO", so we can sabe on jforum_themes , and all its relations with jforum_users (through theme_id). Also, in order to provide theming to forums / categories, we should have a theme_id in jforum_users and jforum_categories as well.

Once this part is done, all we have to do is to apply the proper css to the <body> tag, according to the configurations of each user / forum..

Rafael



Ok, Rafael. We can make this happen. Is there a release date for 2.1.7?

/Jakob
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