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25Jul/120

vBulletin Transparent Gaming Skin

High quality transparent vBulletin gaming skin.
Change the background to any image or background tile with ease.

ProGamer

All 7 colors are included in the package.

View this skin in our store

30Sep/110

CSS radius for Internet Explorer 8 and below

Recently I have been doing more web sites for clients to get some time away from vBulletin and XenForo Skins.

This one site I am working on uses a lot of CSS3 and looked great in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer 9 but unfortunately in Internet Explorer 8 and below the site did not have the beautiful curves the newer browsers had. The site looked square and dull.

After browsing Google for a bit I found this great script which allowed my site to look beautiful once again for IE8 and below.

http://css3pie.com

PIE stands for Progressive Internet Explorer. It is an IE attached behavior which, when applied to an element, allows IE to recognize and display a number of CSS3 properties. Consider, if you will, the following CSS.

This CSS allows us to add a radius to a DIV element:


#myElement {
background: #EEE;
padding: 2em;
-moz-border-radius: 1em;
-webkit-border-radius: 1em;
border-radius: 1em;
}

But unfortunately this only works in modern browsers except IE6, IE7 and IE8 which displays a square box. However, after you upload the PIE.htc file to your server and add this singe rule to the same CSS:


#myElement {
...
behavior: url(PIE.htc);
}

Now the radius will appear in earlier versions of IE

PIE also allows other new CSS3 features to work in earlier versions of Internet Explorer like shadows and gradients.

4Sep/110

How to add tabs to vBulletin 4

There is 2 good ways to add custom tabs to vBulletin 4.

The best way is a premium solution from Wolfshead.

http://www.bluepearl-skins.com/forums/topic/8345-vbulletin-tab-and-link-manager-4-wolfshead-solutionscom/

The free solution which is also good you can download from vBulletin.org

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=233629&highlight=tabs

All of our skins are supported by Wolfshead solutions so check them out.

4Sep/111

How do I enable the vBulletin 4 sidebar ?

To enable the forum sidebar you need to

1. Got to admincp -> options -> Forum Sidebar and Block Options and enable the Forum Sidebar option.
2. Then in admincp -> Forums & Moderators -> Forum Blocks Manager > Add Block and select from list below:

* Blog Entries
* CMS Articles
* Custom HTML/PHP
* Forum Threads
* New Forum Posts
* Social Group Discussions
* Tag Cloud

16Jul/110

vBulletin Gaming Skins

We are happy to announce Seamus the ultimate vBulletin gaming skin which comes in 7 colors.

For more information about this skin, screenshots and demos please visit this link

28Jun/110

vBulletin 4.1.4 Skins

All of our skins have been Updated for vBulletin 4.1.4.

vBulletin released a new editor for 4.1.4 which requires alot of template edits. I suggest all customers update their skins if they update vBulletin.

21May/110

XenForo Skins & Templates

We at Bluepearl are happy to announce that we just released our first XenForo Skin.

Themes & Templates

XenForo Black Theme / Template

This Black XenForo Skin is now available from our shop for purchase.

Visit or XenForo Skins Store

15Jan/110

vBulletin 4.1.1 skins

Bluepearl has updated all of our vBulletin skins for vBulletin 4.1.1

As well as updating all of our skins I added 4 new colors to the bTech vBulletin skin.

I added 4 new colors to bTech for vBulletin

22Sep/100

The best vBulletin skins for forums

I have been working hard the last few months on our high quality vBulletin skins.

So far i have 12 great looking vBulletin skins and 2 more coming for vBulletin 4.0.7

As well as vBulletin skins we have 3 Invision skins and soon XenForo skins.

I am taking my time and effort to release high quality skins and when vBulletin 4.1.0 is released i plan to release alot of new skins.

You can visit our shop here:
www.bluepearl-skins.com

8Jul/101

Updated custom vBulletin 4 skin portfolio

Here are the latest custom vBulletin 4 skins i designed in the last few weeks.

View my complete vBulletin 4 portfolio here:

http://www.bluepearl-design.com/forums/content.php?72-bluepearl-portfolio