Forum:Is it possible to "reskin" only a userpage?

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I was wondering if it is possible to do a reskin of a user page without of course re-skinning the entire front page. I was also wondering if so, how to do it. Anybody out there who can help? It's Mrthejazz... a case not yet solved. 14:01, October 13, 2012 (UTC)

Let me clarify this. I want to be able to change the table on the left with the links for the reskin. It's Mrthejazz... a case not yet solved. 21:31, October 14, 2012 (UTC)
There is probably a way. But all of our users who actually know how to do that sort of thing are inactive >_< -RAHB 01:08, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
Short answer - it's possible, but the reskinning of any page (including the main page) requires editing the site CSS. As the site CSS has to load with every page opening, the ideal is that we keep that trimmed as much as possible. There are a few exceptional pages that have been included in there (such as Yahoo) that have been included in there, but as you can see from that page as later upgrades to CSS have been made it has buggered the look of that page up. There are hacks to create a faux reskin, which is the better way to get the result you are after.                               Puppy's talk page02:37 16 Oct
Clarification: There was a template way back when that allowed you to create a modified navigation menu. I cannot for the life of me remember the name, and can't find it. I noticed that it had become buggy when we moved to vector "skin", and doesn't work that well any more. I'd have to dig into Lyrithya's CSS to work out if it's possible to recreate that template - or something a little more effective, but it'd be a nightmare. In the meantime I've added a little code for a "brute force" hack to be able to modify the nav menu. You should be able to tweak it to what you like.
<div style="position:absolute; z-index:500; left:-149px; top:141px; width:120px; background:white; border 1px solid grey; font-size:90%;"><ul><li style="height: 1.6em;">[[Penis penis Penis penis penis penis Penis penis|My penis is HUGE!]]</li><li style="height: 1.6em;">[[Fuck fucking fucked fucker fucking fuckups fuck fucking fucked fucking fuckup fucking fucker's fuck|Your cock is tiny!]]</li></ul></div>
Edit: Slight modification. I think that will work. I should test it somewhere.                               Puppy's talk page03:18 16 Oct
Thank you puppy. Thanks everybody. I've also found through looking through the reskin archives that I can just use images to "paint over" the background stuff, though that doesn't help for the links in the left margin.It's Mrthejazz... a case not yet solved. 05:46, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
You can - the trick is to use the z-index to bring it to the fore. You'll notice the menu here has been pimped slightly (changed it to pink so you can see it a little clearer). You should be able to do the same with an image. I haven't tested the theory, but I'm 90% confident. The only thing I'd suggest is leave the links to where they should be going to - changing them would effectively be "breaking" the site. Also, I'd suggest checking it in both monospace and vector skin.                               Puppy's talk page07:39 16 Oct
What I've found is that I can cover all but the top five or six links this way. What I'd like to do is change the color of the links themselves, or maybe the style. I've found a way to do upside down text and think that might be fun for example. If the only way to do that is to "paint over" them and reinsert my edited links, I'll do that, but the z axis doesn't seem to effect the first six or so. For example on my Firefox the code you posted shows two sets of links. It's Mrthejazz... a case not yet solved. 12:21, October 16, 2012 (UTC)
Odd. On Firefox now and have the spacing slightly out, but definitely covers the old links. Haven't tried it on IE as I refuse to use IE regularly. Also works well in chrome. Can you give me a screenshot of what's hapening for you?                               Puppy's talk page10:17 16 Oct
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