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Creating a Skin
To create a skin, first choose the layout you want to skin. Then go to the Skin Manager and download the Layout Pack for the layout you are going to skin. The Layout Pack contains all the files you will need to create a skin.
Edit the CSS file. Choose the colors and themes you want for your skin. Generally you will only need to change the color codes. If you do not have access to a color code generator, you can find a list of hex color codes for web safe colors here.
Let's say you're skinning a blue layout to green. You would simply edit the CSS file and change all of the bluish colors to green.
Next, edit the graphics pack. This step is optional. You can change any of the graphics in the pack. When changing graphics, a few rules apply:
You cannot change the file name.
You cannot change the file extension or file type.
You cannot change the image pixel dimensions.
Almost all graphic files are gifs to allow for transparencies.
After you've edited the CSS file and graphics, you need to put them somewhere that is internet accessible (upload them somewhere). You can use your file storage for this. Upload all files.
There is a limitation in using your File Storage for skin hosting. Your file storage does not have subdirectories. A skin CSS file can have any name, so you can store multiple CSS files in your file storage (just name each of them something different). However, all graphics must be in the same directory. And, graphics from different layouts generally have the same name. This means you can only upload one graphic skin set to your File Storage. If you were to upload a second skin, the graphics of the second skin would overwrite the first.
Now that you've downloaded a Layout Pack, edited it, and uploaded it to somewhere on the Internet, you're ready to apply the skin.
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