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#1 2007-05-16 02:27:23

thame
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Textplates '07 Launch

The 2nd annual Textpattern Template Competition, Textplates ‘07, is finally here. The competition is back with a brand new website and some amazing prizes ($11,000 worth) that are sure to make it even better than last year’s.

I’ve been working really hard on launching this, so please check out the website and help me spread the word!

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#2 2007-05-16 04:49:01

mrdale
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Re: Textplates '07 Launch

wow, nice looking site. Great looking competition. I’m in this year…

How about altering the info kit, (while it’s still early days) so that entries are required to use Burt Garcia’s excellent hcg_templates guidelines.

It would make installing all the resulting templates WAY more useful and far less of a chore to install without sacrificing the flexibility a user needs.

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#3 2007-05-16 12:15:53

goncalo.dumas
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Re: Textplates '07 Launch

yes, very, very nice looking site.

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#4 2007-05-16 13:08:01

kevinpotts
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Re: Textplates '07 Launch

Great site. You may want to make the due date more visible. It took me quite awhile to find it at the very bottom of the instructions, and the due date inside the downloadable PDF is wrong.

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#5 2007-05-16 14:02:39

thame
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Re: Textplates '07 Launch

Thanks alot everyone! Is hcg_templates stable? Is it likely to be integrated into the main branch?

kevin: The due date in the pdf should be fixed. Also, the due date is shown at the top of the “Info” page. Do you think it should go somewhere else?

Thanks again everybody!

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#6 2007-05-16 14:17:04

hcgtv
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Re: Textplates '07 Launch

thame wrote:

Is hcg_templates stable? Is it likely to be integrated into the main branch?

mcw_templates, which is the basis of hcg_templates, has been around for a long time. Any kind of easy way to upload a template would be very beneficial, this frees the template designer from writing up lengthy installation instructions and the user takes but 5 minutes to install a new template.

As for a templating mechanism being added to the main branch, ask Zem:

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#7 2007-05-16 16:42:16

mrdale
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Re: Textplates '07 Launch

Yep, have the entrants use the hcg naming conventions, it’s simple and you canstill use the theme if you prefer not to use the plugin.

Trust me, it’ll save everyone oodles of time, and make the themes more useful.

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#8 2007-05-18 04:25:04

thame
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Re: Textplates '07 Launch

That sounds like a good idea then. Especially since I’m planning on making a theme browser and I wasn’t really interested in manually installing who knows how many submissions.

However, I don’t have any experience with the hcg system. Would someone familiar with it be interested in helping me draft some instructions for submitters? I’m afraid I have to focus on client work for a little bit and don’t have enough time to do it all myself. I’m going to put up a “Thank you” page soon and I’ll be sure to link up anyone who helps.

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#9 2007-05-18 05:31:26

hcgtv
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Re: Textplates '07 Launch

thame wrote:

However, I don’t have any experience with the hcg system. Would someone familiar with it be interested in helping me draft some instructions for submitters?

Here’s a basic outline of the system, it’s pretty simple.

This allows for one Textpattern install to have a template per section, instant skin browser :)

If you need anything, contact me via the forum’s mailer.

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#10 2007-05-18 15:52:00

mrdale
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Re: Textplates '07 Launch

Bert, your template system is wicked useful, BTW.

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