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Posted on 01-22-18 05:53:54 AM Link
Originally posted by RanAS
There's another way, and that is having the server generate a CSS file. It would generate, for example:


.maple-window-title > span::before {content: "Hello World";}


Then you'd just need to randomize the content property and @import the file that Python generates, and there you go probably. It should show up as normal text.


Mostly normal text. Much like an image, you won't actually be able to select it.

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Posted on 01-22-18 06:29:29 PM Link
I finally tried doing HTML (or I think mostly CSS?) this evening for a layout, the results of which you can see here for better or worse. I haven't been able to get the background image field to work in my experiments. (not that you'd be able to see it with the current layout I think?) I might be missing something, but the crappy test tile I made does "work" when used for an avatar so it's not that I'm using the wrong URL or anything.
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Posted on 01-22-18 06:30:12 PM Link
Originally posted by BatElite
I finally tried doing HTML (or I think mostly CSS?) this evening for a layout, the results of which you can see here for better or worse. I haven't been able to get the background image field to work in my experiments. (not that you'd be able to see it with the current layout I think?) I might be missing something, but the crappy test tile I made does "work" when used for an avatar so it's not that I'm using the wrong URL or anything.

hey if you need any help just let me know!
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Posted on 01-22-18 06:32:16 PM Link
The "background image" field is clunky and doesn't work well — it's been on the to-do list to remove for a while.

If you want a simple background:

header


<div style="background: #000 url('https://cool.image.here/') color: #fff; padding: 1em;">

signature

</div>



(Change the colors and URL, of course.)

If you have something that's noisy or bad with contrast, you'll probably need another one inside for the actual text...
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Posted on 01-22-18 06:34:27 PM Link
Originally posted by Xkeeper
If you have something that's noisy or bad with contrast, you'll probably need another one inside for the actual text...

This just takes me back to the days when people'd do stuff like have a DBZ wallpaper background and white text…
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Posted on 01-22-18 06:41:48 PM Link
Nah, the real giveaway for a bad poster was one of the preset DBZ avatars. (Remember those?)
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Posted on 01-22-18 08:37:40 PM Link
Remember when we had the fad of offset post layouts where I made the coolest layouts and then everyone was annoyed because it only worked for one theme?

I kinda wish all the themes were absolutely alike so I could make those layouts and actually use them again. I liked that.
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Posted on 01-22-18 08:53:16 PM Link
Is it a consequence of moving this thread that all posts within are dated 19.I, or?
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Posted on 01-22-18 11:45:30 PM Link
What do you mean? Everything here looks normal...
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Posted on 01-22-18 11:48:51 PM Link
Ah… for some reason I thought this was a thread from years ago and all the posts had their post dates changed when this thread was moved into Meta. (That also makes me wonder even more why the OP nuked all their posts…)
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Posted on 01-23-18 12:16:23 AM Link
the main/old layouts thread is still alive and kicking, you know
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Posted on 01-23-18 12:17:20 AM Link
Originally posted by Halian
Ah… for some reason I thought this was a thread from years ago and all the posts had their post dates changed when this thread was moved into Meta. (That also makes me wonder even more why the OP nuked all their posts…)

hi the op was me and i had a panic attack and i said so in a post in this thread?
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Posted on 01-23-18 12:21:08 AM Link
Originally posted by maple
hi the op was me and i had a panic attack


*offers hugs*

Originally posted by maple
and i said so in a post in this thread?


Why can't I fucking read.
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Posted on 01-23-18 12:23:40 AM Link
Aaaaaaaaaaanyway the original purpose of this thread has been solved, so I'm going to go ahead and close it. If anybody has an issue with their post layout, feel free to ask in the layouts thread over in "Creations" or make a new thread here if you think it's a technical problem.
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