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Something I don't understand

Discussion in 'User Experience' started by ianforest, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. ianforest

    ianforest Registered

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    Some of these skins for whm and cpanel are quite good, but the only thing that seems to be skinned is the "outermost" interface, the business of adding email addresses, or setting up mysql databases looks just very generic and no different to the "x" theme.

    Ideally, i'd like the iCandy skin, but under the hood, it looks just like X but with different icons. Is there a totally re-coded skin anywhere which is nice and clean and doesn't confuse?
     
  2. tmvnews

    tmvnews Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    The big problem skin designers have is that alot of the "innermost" code is all cpanel custom code for example one cpanel command is what outputs the email address listing and what not. It's a big pain because it doesn't allow us to make everything look totally different so we do the best we can.

    I am glade you like our iCandy.
     
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  3. Mike Peel

    Mike Peel Active Member

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    (Warning: shameless plug ahead)

    It sounds like you're after the cPanel Parser (more here). Basically: me and a colleague had the same thought as you, and decided to do something about it. The parser takes the output from cpanel, and parses it to remove all HTML, before passing it to a templating engine.

    The parser is currently being developed (a major new alpha version will be coming out within the next couple of weeks), and will be released under GPL.
     
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