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Concepta Series - vB Flash Header Pro (inc optional Banner Rotator)
Mod Version: 1.01280a, by syrus.xl (Contributor) syrus.xl is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.3 Rating: (9 votes - 4.89 average) Installs: 43
Released: 09 May 2010 Last Update: 07 Jun 2010 Downloads: 343
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The most advanced vBulletin 4.0 header system ever released so far, with built-in banner rotator (optional). This is a product that we are giving away freely to the vBulletin community, even though it was originally designed as a commercial product. It includes everything to give you a sleek and stylish flash-based header system for the vBulletin 4.0 series. This product was released for vBulletin 3.0 series; however we had many asking for a version for vB4, so here it is with many improvements and we added many more functions to this version. This product comes in two versions, one with an advertising banner rotator built-in and one without, giving you full control of how you want to implement it on your own vBulletin. It does not use any of vBulletin 4.0’s advertising system, nor query your database or require product plugins.



Demonstrations Available
Shedevils Leisure District - The Front Page
Also available is our own demonstration - Go to www.digitalport.co.uk and scroll down to the footer on any page under Style Chooser -> Select "Concepta Series" to view. Remember to switch back to our default style afterwards.

Released: 06/07/10
1280 version Added
- see download attachments on this mod (Wide 1280 pixel version) v1.0.1280a

XML Configuration Files
Due to the setup procedure being quite complex we have made most of the configuration details available online only. This is to allow you to jump to the areas you need to configure in detail, this guide will give you the basic installation procedure, to setup vBulletin to use this modification. We have provided links to the relevant sections that cover the XML configuration. For best results always optimize any images, this will ensure the pre-loaders will only show for a short time, if at all.

Preview setup files included
These allow you to setup the header system locally before adding it your vBulletin, however we do not recommend that you upload these files. Use them for testing only.

*Fixed width Forums only – the only reason why we stipulate this is due to the way flash functions. This product is designed for a 950 pixel width and a 150 pixel height; you will find how to adjust your forum to this fixed width by reading the Additional Stylevars section of this guide.
**Fluid forum setup - Should you wish to use it on a fluid forum then we recommend that you use a fade to alpha on your background images, this will still allow you to use this modification, but not to its full capacity.

Features:
  • Import your logo and place it anywhere within the header (requires no coding knowledge to setup)
  • Import numerous backgrounds with numerous load and unload transitional effects
  • Imports your 468 x 60 pixel banner adverts with support for PNG, JPG and SWF file formats (banner rotator version only)
  • Over 80 transitional effects, each banner can use these on a single banner or you can set to randomize all banners
  • Pre-loads all images ‘on-the-fly’ and caches them therefore using very low bandwidth consumption
  • Package includes pre-loaded images and banners and pre-configured (change as required). Full documentation in Word, PDF and text formats.

Important – Before uploading anything:

Please read on how to setup the vB Flash Header System locally, this will help you see what the header will look like before installing it on vBulletin. The previewer files are for setup purposes, they contain documentation as well to allow you to view your header before uploading.

Online Articles
Full Technical Specifications please visit:
Digital Port UK - Concepta Series 4 - vBFlash Header Pro--Technical Specifications

Logo/Site Name setup visit:
Digital Port UK - Concepta Series 4 - vBFlash Header Pro--Designing the Logo/Site Name Image

How to Design Your vBFlash Header Background Images visit:
Digital Port UK - Concepta Series 4 - vBFlash Header Pro--Creating Your Background Images

How to Design/add your own advertising banners visit:
Digital Port UK - Concepta Series 4 - vBFlash Header Pro--Banner Rotator Setup

Basic Installation
During this installation all you are doing is replacing the default vBulletin logo coding with our custom code.
Use the Preview Files first to setup your header as you want it.
Upload all contents of either the "vB Flash Header no Ads" or the "vB Flash Header with Ads" folder to vBulletin forum root.
Please follow our links to configure the various areas of this modification in detail. Instructions vary on which version you are installing and configuring.

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Stylevar Changes
These changes are required to fix your vBulletin to 950 pixels wide, the same width as the vB Flash Header.
Common - doc_maxWidth - Units: px
Common - doc_maxWidth - Size: 950
Common - doc_minWidth - Units: px
Common - doc_minWidth - Size: 950
Common - doc_margin - Units: px
Common - doc_margin - Top: 0
Common - doc_margin - Right: auto
Common - doc_margin - Bottom: 0
Common - doc_margin - Left: auto

End of Stylevar changes.

Additional Stylevar Edit
If you wish to make the header flush with the navbar you will need to change the following Stylevar.
Stylevar Edit
Header - header_padding - Units: px
Header - header_padding - Bottom: 0

Transitional Effects

Please see the vB Flash Header Pro Transition settings file in this package.[font=Arial]

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Update Log:
5/20/10 - Embed code updated due to 'Back to top' anchor code missing.

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Old 12 May 2010, 14:46
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Great work. Fixed width is killing me though on my CMS it jams way too much content into one area. Works fine for forum but not for Main CMS

They still sell standard width monitors?LOL

If you go to my site and change the Style to Test Style you will see what I mean. I do not have your hack installed but I did configure my test style as per the doc.
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Old 12 May 2010, 18:47
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Originally Posted by x626xblack View Post
Great work. Fixed width is killing me though on my CMS it jams way too much content into one area. Works fine for forum but not for Main CMS

They still sell standard width monitors?LOL

If you go to my site and change the Style to Test Style you will see what I mean. I do not have your hack installed but I did configure my test style as per the doc.
I'll see if I can change how it handles background images, at the moment all images with a fixed upper left registration point.
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Old 12 May 2010, 19:27
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Syrus, Can you not get the ad banners to show under the rigt hand side below where people log in etc?
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Old 12 May 2010, 19:37
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Originally Posted by Delilahs View Post
Syrus, Can you not get the ad banners to show under the rigt hand side below where people log in etc?
Not sure what you mean... The banner rotator is below the login/register area.
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Old 12 May 2010, 20:00
Delilahs Delilahs is offline
 
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if you look at my site, yo will see that it isn't, what would I need to do to sort it out?

edit, It's because i'm not on fixed width and very few of my users have little screens

Last edited by Delilahs; 12 May 2010 at 20:29.
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Old 12 May 2010, 20:29
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Originally Posted by Delilahs View Post
if you look at my site, yo will see that it isn't, what would I need to do to sort it out?
Ah I see... that is because this mod was designed for a fixed width of 950pixels, not fluid. The 950 pixel width complies to web standards for older monitor displays without causing side-scroll.

Someone else mentioned this previously, I will look in to a fluid version - but with the vBulletin CSS I think I will need to split the modification or find a way of getting it to use a longer background image.
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Old 12 May 2010, 23:08
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A1 mod very happy great work Syrus thank you!
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Old 13 May 2010, 00:42
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Fantastic!!! Installed Rated and Nominated. http://www.canine-chat.com/index.php
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Old 13 May 2010, 12:45
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Any chance you have a version that we can set the size?

CRT's are pretty much not sold any more. Here are the common sizes for LCD's. Since you have to make it fixed and want to make sure it accommodates the most people. While 1024 is livable, 1280 would be preferred and fit monitors 15.4 and above..

Here is an idea. Two versions.. One 1024 for standard aspect ratio monitors and laptops and 1280 for wide screens.


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Old 13 May 2010, 13:19
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1440*900 is the most used resolution onto the laptops ...
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Old 13 May 2010, 15:14
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I love this Mod, Great stuff. Except im having second thoughts on one of two forums i have this on. My members arnt to excited about the narrow fixed width. For whatever reasons it seems to be a fantastic hit on the other forum.

Anyways i am having troubles on one of my forums its installed on where it will go thru the rotation then quit rotating once it reaches the last image. Any Ideas?
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Old 13 May 2010, 16:12
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Originally Posted by VonDoom View Post
I love this Mod, Great stuff. Except im having second thoughts on one of two forums i have this on. My members arnt to excited about the narrow fixed width. For whatever reasons it seems to be a fantastic hit on the other forum.

Anyways i am having troubles on one of my forums its installed on where it will go thru the rotation then quit rotating once it reaches the last image. Any Ideas?
Hi VonDoom,

That normally points to a syntax issue in the XML file.

Make sure that parameters are within single quotes, not double. All XML tags are closed correctly.

If you still have problems then just PM me, I will take a look for you.

Regards,
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Old 13 May 2010, 16:43
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Originally Posted by KURTZ View Post
1440*900 is the most used resolution onto the laptops ...
Originally Posted by x626xblack View Post
Any chance you have a version that we can set the size?

CRT's are pretty much not sold any more. Here are the common sizes for LCD's. Since you have to make it fixed and want to make sure it accommodates the most people. While 1024 is livable, 1280 would be preferred and fit monitors 15.4 and above..

Here is an idea. Two versions.. One 1024 for standard aspect ratio monitors and laptops and 1280 for wide screens.
I just setup a resolution for 1440x900 on my monitor - it doesn't seem too bad, not that I view websites at this width, I have a 24" 1920 pixel width...lol

I will put together a wider version to fit 1440 pixel width - Flash is funny with changing aspect ratio's which it is not designed for. If text is present then it can blur due to losing the pixel to pixel ratio.

Regards,
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Old 13 May 2010, 17:00
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great addition !!!!
Is there any way changed the image files jpg with a .swf ?

Thanks
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Originally Posted by nikosb View Post
great addition !!!!
Is there any way changed the image files jpg with a .swf ?

Thanks
It will accept non-animated gif's, non-progressive jpg's and actionscript 2.0 coded swf's. So, you do have a choice.
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