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Skin Tutorial

Discussion in 'User Experience' started by HH-Steven, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. HH-Steven

    HH-Steven Well-Known Member

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    Hi, im interested in creating my own cpanel skins and have lots of good ideas for one, i can code html and php so it shouldnt be too hard, but i seem to be stuck at the first hurdle.

    To start myself off i created a clone of the x skin (fs-theme) and downloaded it, yet when i try to extract it (i use winrar) i keep getting break errors.

    Also when i then try to compress it and then go to upload it i keep getting the message that logout is not there, even though it is.

    Has anyone come across these problems before?, if so what did you do to fix it?

    Any help is most appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. __DoPe_ShOw__

    __DoPe_ShOw__ Well-Known Member

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    I had this problem too. Most of the skins that you can download from the server are messed up or something. The break errors you are getting are probably from the "directories" or supposed to be directories. They are made into symbolic links or something. Its fucked up. I am trying to make my own skin but yet when I try to unpack a file, it gives me the break errors and I cannot extract them. Blah.
     
  3. Roy@ENHOST

    Roy@ENHOST Well-Known Member

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    Guys,

    Just use SSH to copy the directories.
    This is by far the most efficient way to clone a skin.
     
  4. HH-Steven

    HH-Steven Well-Known Member

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    And then download via ftp i take it?

    ok, so is there any chance anyone could tell me exactly how id go about doing that as im still fairly new to SSH.

    any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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    If root login is not disabled, you can use a secure FTP program to log in as root, then download anything you want off your server.

    Another option is to use shell, zip the folder, move it to your web directory, then download from there, but the ftp method is much easier when it comes to the modifying.

    I use SecureFX from vandyke.com. There is a free one but I don't remember at this moment what it's called.
     
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    __DoPe_ShOw__ Well-Known Member

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    Is there anywheres where we can find all the codes that are used in the cpanel themes? Such as the <cpanel commands/codes? This would be a great aid in developing custom cPanel skins.
     
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