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Old April 30 2010, 07:12 PM   #1
Garrett00
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LCARS Website Template

This took me about 2 days to put together. It is a website template framework that will allow you to easily make LCARS themed web pages.

All you need to do is download the .zip file and check out the demo.html page. It will explain everything to you.

If you don't trust me and want to see the page without downloading it first you can go to the web page.
http://www.prolenet.org/LCARS

The biggest issue right now is loading it up in IE it looks like 5h!t. I'm going to be working on that next. The reason for this is because I developed the whole thing on a linux system and didn't have IE installed to check the browser capabilities. sad I know.

So check it out, try it out, whatever you want.
Give me feed back. Thank you!

P.S. this uses the jQuery JS framework, so when developing with it keep that in mind. This will allow for some really amazing javascript tricks.
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Old May 19 2010, 08:52 PM   #2
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Hi,
I assume you were testing it in Firefox, If you need to test it in IE without leaving Linux, try WINE, it will allow you to run IE natively.
I just ran it in Google Chrome fine.
I am going to download it, and see if I can fix some of those issues you mentioned, if I can fix any, Ill drop you a line.
-Hamish
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Old May 27 2010, 02:09 PM   #3
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Looks great!
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Old May 29 2010, 03:00 PM   #4
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Ok, I have just unpacked it, it is easy to setup when you get the basic layout worked out. Very good looking.
I have also already deployed it, but having a few issues with it working smoothly
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Old June 11 2010, 01:26 AM   #5
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Re: LCARS Website Template

I'm working on a newer system ATM.
It'll be up shortly, i'm just writing the How to's and what not.
Along with the demo site.
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Old June 11 2010, 04:26 PM   #6
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Re: LCARS Website Template

Alright the new system is up and running. Go to the same URL as the old one.
http://www.prolenet.org/LCARS
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Old June 22 2010, 08:22 AM   #7
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Re: LCARS Website Template

Great!!
I tried the framewok version 2.0 in Internet Explorer 7 and 8, see screen.jpg
any suggestion to resolve the display problem?
thanks
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Old June 22 2010, 09:40 AM   #8
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Resolve font problem with IE adding lcars.eot in text stylesheet
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Old June 24 2010, 10:32 PM   #9
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Re: LCARS Website Template

Um... Hi! I have my own site, but am not well versed in java and stuff like that. So, I was wondering, how do you get this to work exactly? Sorry for asking what is probably a dumb question...


Edit: Never mind, I think I figured it out. Although I did run into one issue. The way I've had my site set up all pages link to the main site by linking to "index.htm" Only now, when linking it to that page it can't seem to find it. Typing out the full URL - http://guardian-force.comli.com/index.htm also produces the same result, but without the index tag at the end it works just fine. So now I just have them link to http://guardian-force.comli.com and it works fine, but I thought i'd bring it up in case anyone else ran into it as well.
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Old June 28 2010, 07:05 AM   #10
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Re: LCARS Website Template

Now also compatible with Internet Explorer.
See my site http://digilander.libero.it/murby/.
E-mail me for more informations.
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Old July 8 2010, 01:50 AM   #11
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Re: LCARS Website Template

Ok, so... I'm kind of stumbling around trying to figure this out with limited success. I've got the template on my site, got the border colors how i want them. However, some of my readers have expressed concern that the white text on black page is a bit of an eye strain. Can you explain how to change the color of the text? I assume it's in the CSS file, but I'm not sure where exactly.
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Old July 12 2010, 02:03 AM   #12
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Switch from Times New Roman to Verdana.
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Old July 16 2010, 02:57 AM   #13
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Re: LCARS Website Template

This is an ambitious project. I had a couple LCARS websites when I was in high school ( pics )and learned a lot about it. I do wish I had the ability to import specialized fonts back then. That's a big help for something like an LCARS layout.

As for what you have so far, I think it could use a good deal of work. One of the big things for this sort of site is the color scheme. These are some of the standard colors...



For your first template set, it might be best to shoot for a fixed width layout in the 900px range. That would fix the 0 margin /padding you have right now. Having the graphic elements right at the edge of the page doesn't look very good. I would also spend more time getting the LCARS "curve" right, that elbow that links the horizontal and vertical graphic elements. I spent a lot of time on that myself and didn't get it quite right. I'm sure you could get closer to getting it "right" though.

Also, the text in the corners of graphic elements 'belong' in the bottom right corner more often than not.

on your stand alone page title bars, you might consider breaks in the bar with the text between the break, like this...

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Old July 28 2010, 10:30 AM   #14
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Re: LCARS Website Template

All I see is ...

ERROR 105 PAGE HEIGHT TO LOW
The height of the page is 431 it needs to be higher than 450.
What's happened to it?
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Old December 16 2010, 12:42 PM   #15
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Re: LCARS Website Template

Sorry to bump an old thread, a friend of mine asked me where I got the template from and I sent them to the site in the OP. However, that site seems to no longer exist. So I have two questions.

1) Would it be ok to give it to my friend? I don't want to do that without permission.

and 2) Is there a new site? I would like to update my site so that it can properly credit you instead of the old non-existent site.

Thanks.
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