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    Arrow EduGeek Moodle Theme

    Over the last couple of weeks i've been dipping in and out of Moodle trying my level best to create a Moodle theme based on the Joomla EduGeek Theme or I think what Joomla calls Templates.

    Obviously there are differences between the two system but I have managed to create something which i think looks pretty respectable, but of course i would think that.

    I have tried to keep the changes to a minimum and based everything on the standard moodle theme and built on top of that.

    Attached to this post are a few screen shots which should give you a good taste of the theme, I will be releasing the theme as a zip file once I have cleared up the CSS, PHP and Images files and of course added some comments.

    Feedback greatly appreciated - are there any moodlers out there who are interested in this?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails EduGeek Moodle Theme-frontpagenotloggedin.gif   EduGeek Moodle Theme-loginpage.gif   EduGeek Moodle Theme-adminloggedin.gif   EduGeek Moodle Theme-coursepagetopics.gif  

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    Looking good, a would say a major thing that lets moodle themes in general down is the icons. Might be worth trying to find some nicer ones than the moodle defaults. Some possible available from here: famfamfam.com: Icons

    It's looking good, well done!

    Cheers
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    Icons currently in Dev, just making sure I have them all covered.

    Im probably going to use the icons from the esocratesorg theme, which can be downloaded from here:

    http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=40778

    But with it being an older theme its missing one or two icons which i might just lift from FamFam.

    In the mean time i've just added a javascript slideshow to the main page (see new screenshot below). Took the idea from the Joomla plugin which SYSMAN_MK mentions in his blog:

    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/blogs/...hslidebox.html
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    Very nice I will keep an eye on this.

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    Looks good! Don't use Moodle though unfortunately.

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    As promised, and as the Moodle icons also look a bit tiresome in places I have replaced a significant number of them with icons from: famfamfam.com

    Really finishes the theme off - See screen shot below

    I might as well release the icon set as an Moodle Theme Icon Set once its all been completed. Famfamfam.com permission pending....
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    Looking good, 2 minor criticisms:

    Restore and import are next to each other and have the same icon which looks a bit weird/confusing.

    I also don't like the heads facing each other for the forum. We use a speech bubble type icon for ours, can send over if you like?

    Cheers
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    Unfortunately that's Moodle for you, both restore and import have the same icon.

    Only a code change would correct this, attached is a screen shot of the default icon set for Moodle.

    Also attached is an image of the new Forum icon, I still need to source one or two of the icons for the Modules in Moodle.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails EduGeek Moodle Theme-moodledefault.gif   EduGeek Moodle Theme-forum.gif  

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    There is also the Tango Project Icons

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    Here are my updated Icons for the EduGeek Moodle Theme,

    Does any body know of a cheap Moodle hosting solution, I basically just want to showcase my Theme so im not interested in many people using the site as everything will be guest access.

    I would obviously need to have access to the server via SSH or FTP to update the theme on a regular basis?
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    Could edugeek possible host it as it does for joomla? If not I can probably offer hosting so long as it doesn't kane bandwidth.

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    I would need to be able to offer the theme for download, its a huge 1.2mb, and any traffic from Edugeek and the Moodle Themes page on Moodle.org.

    SYSMAN_MK did mention adding it as an EduGeek Project and hosting along side Joomla but its gone a bit quiet since EduGeek went down.

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    Sent you a PM, hopefully edugeek will be able to host it eventually but I've set you up some space to get you started.

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    Will be hosting as soon as projects is back up.

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    Thanks guys!

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