My idea/project for a new (old) WinWorld template
I'm not going to hijack ubuntuxp's thread on the WinWorld classic style/dark theme, so I decided to make my own topic about this here.
This is going to be a lot of reading, so just sit back and see what I have to offer
I've been making a little project for an idea for WinWorld's theme/style/layout/template, you name it. I've been working on this project since mid June, and I just finished the template last week. I guess that was why I've been absent from WinWorld for some time. So I thought now I could finally share my project for my WinWorld template.
Anyway, this is a WinWorld template I made that looks a lot like the previous WinWorld theme, but with added features, which I will mention in a little bit. I did not do anything to make the forum tie in to the WinWorld template, but maybe eventually I'll do something with that.
How I got the idea to create this project was, on a typical day in June, I was bored, when all of a sudden I decided I could make a template for WinWorld that will tie in to its previous layout, and since then, I was hooked at doing this project. I had to do a lot of editing to most of the WinWorld pages, as well as make a lot of adjustments to the .ejs files for Adventure. It was quite stress-inducing to do all that, but it was all worth it
I revived the previous CSS files that WinWorld used before its relaunch; these files include "winworld.css", "bootstrap.css", "font-awesome.min.css", and "stickyFooter.css". I made some tweaks to these CSS files, which I'll get to shortly.
Like I said before, I revived the fonts from the previous WinWorld website. These font files include "droid.woff", "fontawesome-webfont.ttf", "fontawesome-webfont.woff", "fontawesome-webfont.woff2", "glyphicons-halflings-regular.eot", "glyphicons-halflings-regular.svg", "glyphicons-halflings-regular.ttf", and "glyphicons-halflings-regular.woff".
In the library pages, I re added the library information on the top left, as well as the pink disclaimer regarding downloads working or not, and the search form. On the top right side of the library, I re added the archive information description. For the library navigation, I made the so called "nav pills" light gray with orange wording when you hover over them, and black with yellow wording when they are active.
I re added the "No Windows XP" reminder, along with the "No XP" logo, on the homepage, which links to the sticky in Offers and Requests regarding Windows XP.
In the signup page, I added the benefits of being a member on WinWorld on top of the registration form.
The search form on the top right on all pages has been removed, because the search form is already available in the library pages.
For the CSS files, I made the following improvements: I made it so that links will be orange, and yellow with yellow shadowing when hovered over. I also made some changes to "stickyFooter.css", where I changed the HTML element to "ww-footer", and changed the background to that black space theme, the same goes for the header in terms of the background.
I could not figure out how to implement the WinWorld Twitter feed into the homepage, but I'm sure that can be solved.
In the product pages, I couldn't figure out how to make it so that you can navigate screenshots like turning pages, but I'm sure that can be taken care of.
Here's a download I made which contains the Adventure files I made adjustments, tweaks, and improvements to:
For better viewing, here's a download containing my reconstructed version of the WinWorld pages I made containing the template. All documents are in the ".shtml" format.
Note: To use this folder, you'll have to extract the package to your hard drive, because all URLs in the HTML docs have "C:/" at the beginning of them.
Here are some screenshots I took of my reconstructed version of the template:
P.S. Yes, I know. Most of this would fall under Calvin, who hasn't been here in a long time, but this is just a demonstration for a project I've been working on to improve the WinWorld website a bit. I might talk to Calvin about this project on his GitHub page, where he has been active very recently, believe it or not.
So yeah, this my idea for a new WinWorld layout and template that I've been working on for the past two in a half months, and I finally completed it.
So what do you think? I hope it's okay.