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Christmas arrives early at This is who we are!

The Old Man

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It's festive news for Millennium fans, as the first two of our planned Christmas themes are now available! Simply select from the skin/theme drop down menu at the bottom left of your screen...:win17:

Christmas Noel (current default skin)

Christmas Noel is a beautiful holiday skin presenting Mr. and Ms. Frosty in beautiful shades of red and green with silver and gold accents. This skin was enhanced even more this year with MANY new additions in hand made graphics and MANY new custom edits to make this skin even more amazing that it ever was before!

White Christmas

The White Christmas Skin is a beautiful frosty the snowman and friends skin with a nice winter effect, lots of animated sparkles, lots of hand crafted, highly detailed, animated graphics, many skin customizations and so much Christmas cheer your Millennium fans will be reaching for pumpkin bread, cranberry bread, and possibly some very excellent, fat-free eggnog! This skin was also enhanced even more this year with MANY new additions in hand made graphics and MANY new custom edits to make this skin even more amazing that it ever was before!

"Ho - Ho - Ho, Sir Black!" :connie_xmas-moose:

As always, the standard TIWWA default theme is still available if you prefer (Bah! Humbug!) :christmas3ds0:




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Great job on the themes! I love the White Christmas theme.

Is install of these themes difficult with lots of tweaking and testing? Or is it a /drop this folder into the theme folder on the server and run?

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I have a feeling Christmas is going to be such fun this year. Great themes Graham and allow me to share a little something from Frank Spotnitz. It's the third time we have been on his blog in four days. I better not push it but we have a lot going off lol https://biglight.com/...le-competition/

Awesome thanks Mark! They're always so supportive!

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Great job on the themes! I love the White Christmas theme.

Is install of these themes difficult with lots of tweaking and testing? Or is it a /drop this folder into the theme folder on the server and run?

Glad you like the themes! They can be very time consuming to make because unlike the early days, Skinners now have to style several add-on applications like the Blogs, Gallery etc as well as the board itself, and the board and components are much more feature laden than ever before leading to more trial and testing. Its why I don't make them myself any more beyond header images, you can spend a few weeks making a theme and then an update comes out and you have to make it compatible again. Some skin designers are calling it a day as there is now so much to style than ever before they're no longer worth the time. Thats a shame.

Installing them is fairly easy to do, you just upload a XML file containing the skin theme itself and then another containing the skin's images, then pair them up, configure access to them for the various member groups we have and choose if its a default skin or not.

Each skin comes supplied with customisable images for team icons, header image logo etc, so I tweak those in Photoshop and then upload them. Then make the skin visible.

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