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General => Chit chat => Topic started by: akulion on February 21, 2007, 07:58:20 AM

Title: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: akulion on February 21, 2007, 07:58:20 AM
Today I asked down at a vB skin site for a customization work which included making a theme from fixed width to 100% width. It required some template changes and ofcourse some graphics to be extended to meet the width changes.

Their estimate: $40 / hour @ minimum of 4 hours = $160
So I can look at anything between $160 to $500  :o

I just ran out of there lol

so be thankful for smf and TP and all the free cool themes and the free support :D

and to those people throwing fits and showing their moods...stop and be thankful that we get such excellent stuff for free with great support :D
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: Lesmond on February 21, 2007, 08:15:46 AM
Wow Think I might get into vb theme making ;)
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: G6Cad on February 21, 2007, 08:23:25 AM
Amazing people complaining about SMF and TP for the few things we do charge for.

Remember the post RebelRose made some time ago with the question of how much she could take for making a fully custome theme  :o
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: RoarinRow on February 21, 2007, 08:32:24 AM
Very thankful for sure   :)
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: Dazed on February 21, 2007, 09:00:21 AM
I am very thankful. For the software AND especially the community. :up:
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: mnichols7 on February 21, 2007, 11:22:31 AM
I am very grateful!
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: stormlrd on February 21, 2007, 11:33:13 AM
http://www.xtrato.com/v3/forums/design-discussion/1610-need-theme.html

;)
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: rebelrose on February 21, 2007, 11:41:19 AM
Wow Think I might get into vb theme making ;)

Thats sounds good, I with you on that one Les.  ;D
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: akulion on February 21, 2007, 12:17:32 PM
well the sad part is this isnt 'custom work' but rather just modifying an existing theme which id have to buy from them 1st :p lol

so thats $ 31 for the theme + $160 for simply making it wider

now thats what i call a ripoff
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: clarkkent93 on February 21, 2007, 12:43:15 PM
I'd be broke with all the help I've received.  Thanks everybody for helping out!  The Riverside would be a dull place without all the mods/code, etc.
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: Arkanthos on February 21, 2007, 12:45:29 PM
There is annother thing that people should be thankful coming here. I've been in the process of making a new community site with the broad aim of producing a news/review/tech tip/community connection site for gamers by gamers. Over the past month here's how things have gone:

Xoops >> PhP Nuke Platinum >> IPB + Mods >> vBulletin >> b2Evolution >> Mambo >> MKPortal >> Scoop >> PostNuke >> Hand Coded Site >> Hand Coded CMS for SMF >> Finally back to SMF + TP

Those are just the ones I can remember, I've tried at least 20-30 CMS/Forum combinations and have YET to find one with the same level of support, community, access, updates, security, and friendliness that I've found here.

Some people I wager haven't tried the route I've taken, nor have seen the world of $60 themes, $140 >> $6,000 CMS software, poor support, atrocious help and FAQ, and generally non existant community help forums. The TP community is by far the exception and not the rule when it comes to CMS.

I feel very strongly that what you guys have put together here, while not the end all system for everyone, it is one of THE best run, managed, and most accessible groups of developers and admins I've seen. With people like Aku, StrmLrd, Xarcell, RR, G6, and everyone else who's helped this poor bloke out through the last year, it helps one's faith in humanity :)

Above all else tho, Bloc for providing a backbone for all of this to run off of, and tirelessly working to perfect a truly amazing CMS. So from myself and the thousands of web admins out there using this software, thank you guys for making our lives better, and the Internet as a whole less of a heaping pile of guano.
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: stormlrd on February 21, 2007, 01:14:06 PM
danka m8 I know I as well as everyone else appreciates that pat on the back because that is exactly why Im so involved with and pushing tp/smf elsewhere that I go.
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: bloc on February 21, 2007, 01:20:07 PM
"what comes around, goes around" is a saying I like to live by.

By that I mean that without discovering the great efforts put in the SMF software and community ( and YabbSE before that ) for free, I guess TP would never had come to life..not to mention the chance to set loose my oddball themes on the public lol. ;D
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: Crip on February 21, 2007, 01:25:57 PM
Oddball themes? .... your kidding right? :P
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: aglioeolio on February 23, 2007, 12:47:36 PM
Thanks a lot all of you ppl from TP and SMF scripts :D

I´m using this Bloc in my SMF/TP Forum

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<center><a href="http://www.hotscripts.com/Detailed/61284.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://images.hotscripts.com/dynamic/rating.gif?61284" alt="*" border="0" vspace="8" title="Support Tinyportal!"></a></center>
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: Nokonium on February 23, 2007, 01:18:13 PM
Today I asked down at a vB skin site

I shall avert my eyes  :o
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: Skyview on February 23, 2007, 01:23:03 PM
"what comes around, goes around" is a saying I like to live by.

By that I mean that without discovering the great efforts put in the SMF software and community ( and YabbSE before that ) for free, I guess TP would never had come to life..not to mention the chance to set loose my oddball themes on the public lol. ;D


Oddball is not the word. These themes are great, and once I can get my TP/SMF combo site working I'll probably be subscribing to the theme club. Please keep it up!

David
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: mnichols7 on February 25, 2007, 07:09:12 AM
I am still surprised that such great software is free and with the best support I have seen for any product on the net.  That's not even mentioning the well design themes of which most are free or at a minimal price.

I have found the theme that suits my forum, the Artificial Intelligence theme by Stormy. Also, one I will always use at Halloween is the Haunted, which I requested and was not charge a cent for. 

How can you devote so much to it and not charge at least a little something.
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: bloc on February 25, 2007, 03:25:43 PM
For TP? Same reasons why SMF is free basically. But I do get something back from the Themeshop, which is more than enough for me.

But primary its becasue I love doing this. :)
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: mnichols7 on February 25, 2007, 04:35:26 PM
That I can understand, it is the same reason I put so much time into my site.
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: jjnova on February 25, 2007, 05:11:05 PM
Just wanted to say a thank you, as I am sure the site gets a lot more downloads than it does Thank Yous.
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: Arkanthos on February 26, 2007, 12:45:30 PM
It's a good thing for people to keep in mind when they visit this site for support, not a single person here is being paid for their time. Quite a few of us have worked in support fields, consulting, or some other professional aid field, where the help you provide equates to anywhere from $60 an hour to $500 an hour, just to help people with their problems.

There is one other benefit to this site that you don't get anywhere else, the people who are actually coding and creating the software, are the people giving support and help with it. Nowhere will you find better experts than that, and they are experts in what they do, so when they ask you for more information about your problem, it's not that they think you're a retard, or that you're making it up, it's that they most likely know several things that could be causing your problem, and need more information to target you to a solution, or at the very least find a cause for it.

I know that there will be a lot of people that aren't reading this post, but I really believe everyone should read through a thread like this, because it brings to a point exactly what makes this community, and more specifically it's foundation, so unique. The creators of the software want to see it succeed, and know that the only way that will happen is if they help people get the most out of it they can. So use TP, stretch it, expand it, keep everyone yearning to add and expand it, because in time this mod has only gotten better and better. So lets keep that trend going :)
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: G6Cad on February 26, 2007, 12:49:58 PM
This thread got me thinking a lot  ::)

Im avaliable for 50$ to upgrade any site to the latest software on SMF and TP, 10$ extra for any other mods that you want installed after the upgrade, and 5$ for any other theme then the default.
And im still underpaid giving it according to the other posts i read in this thread  :o
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: mnichols7 on February 26, 2007, 03:05:57 PM
 ;) You know G6, Carina, I am going to take you up on that. It will be in about amonth though, gotta wait for funds.  :)
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: Skyview on February 27, 2007, 10:47:23 PM
This thread got me thinking a lot  ::)

Im avaliable for 50$ to upgrade any site to the latest software on SMF and TP, 10$ extra for any other mods that you want installed after the upgrade, and 5$ for any other theme then the default.
And im still underpaid giving it according to the other posts i read in this thread  :o


Actually, I could use some help. I have TP 0971 installed on an SMF 1.1.2 forum. I am using Oxygen for TP and have applied a few mods to it just fine. I recently applied the Staff Page, Links, and Gallery, but unfortunately they only apply to the default theme. I found the gallery button that was done, but need to get STAFF and LINKS buttons for the main menu bar and then get them integrated into the Oxygen TP theme and get all of the files updated to make the right calls, etc. Are you a good person to do something like that? I saw a post somewhere about how to retrofit another theme with mods, but I am thinking it might be wise to get someone who really knows what they are doing take care of it.
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: vanguard on February 27, 2007, 11:03:16 PM
You just knew it would turn into a help thread lol.

Thank you all for a great, great, application with kick *** support.
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: IchBin™ on February 28, 2007, 07:28:23 AM
Yes, thanks for hijacking this thread Skyview lol. You're welcome Vanguard.
Title: Re: Be thankful for SMF & TP & the Free Themes
Post by: Skyview on February 28, 2007, 12:32:10 PM
Yes, thanks for hijacking this thread Skyview lol. You're welcome Vanguard.

Oops! Sorry...  >:D The more I think about what I stated above, the more it worries me to get these done regardless of who does them. I've been trying really hard to keep all of my mods as just that, packages I can install or remove, and with the exception of a couple of stylesheet changes I've done that. If these are done though, I can see it being a real headache when SMF and TP keep evolving and need to be upgraded  :-\