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+<?xml version="1.0"?>
+<!DOCTYPE riscos-prm PUBLIC "-//JMB//DTS PRM documentation 1.00//EN"
+ "">
+<riscos-prm doc-group="NetSurf User's Manual">
+<chapter title="NetSurf Themes">
+ <section title="Introduction and Overview">
+ <p>NetSurf has inbuilt support for themed icons and status bar tools.<br/>
+ This document details how to create your own themes for NetSurf</p>
+ </section>
+ <section title="Tools Required">
+ <p>In order to create a new theme, you will require the following tools:
+ <list type="unordered">
+ <item><p> A template editor </p></item>
+ <item><p> A sprite file editor </p></item>
+ <item><p> A text editor </p></item>
+ </list>
+ </p>
+ </section>
+ <section title="Creating Templates">
+ <p>The best way to go about creating a new theme is to take the templates for the default theme and edit them with a template editor.</p>
+ <p>The templates file must contain two templates. One is "toolbar", the other is "theme_info".</p>
+ <subsection title="Toolbar">
+ <p>The toolbar template must contain the following icons:
+ <list type="unordered">
+ <item><p> Back Button </p></item>
+ <item><p> Refresh Button </p></item>
+ <item><p> Forwards Button </p></item>
+ <item><p> Throbber </p></item>
+ <item><p> URL entry bar </p></item>
+ <item><p> Status bar </p></item>
+ </list></p>
+ </subsection>
+ <subsection title="Theme Info">
+ <p>The theme_info template details the theme in a graphical manner. It is similar to a program info dialogue box and should be treated as such. Again, the Default theme is a good source of reference.</p>
+ </subsection>
+ </section>
+ <section title="Sprites">
+ <p>Sprites should be contained in a single file named "Sprites".</p>
+ <p>Throbber sprites should display the various stages of progress and should be named "throbberN", where N is a numerical suffix (eg throbber0, throbber 23 etc).</p>
+ <p>Button sprites can be called whatever you like. The only limitation is that two sprites are provided per button - one unpressed, the other pressed. Also, the template validation strings for each button should contain the sprite names (eg Sbackl,backp)</p>
+ <subsection title="Optional Preview Sprite">
+ <p>You may optionally provide a preview sprite for display in the theme configuration dialogue box. The sprite must be in a file called "Preview" and the sprite itself must be called "preview".</p>
+ </subsection>
+ </section>
+ <section title="Text Files">
+ <p>There are two text files which also make up the theme.</p>
+ <subsection title="Icon Names">
+ <p>The IconNames text file provides the link between the template and the program. Each icon has a name defined internally by NetSurf (eg TOOLBAR_BACK). It is necessary to map these internal names to the icon numbers in the template. See the default theme for reference. All icons should be defined.</p>
+ </subsection>
+ <subsection title="Icon Sizes">
+ <p>The IconSizes text file is best left alone. Simply copy the one from the default theme into your theme.</p>
+ </subsection>
+ </section>
+ <section title="Packaging your Theme">
+ <p>The default packaging for NetSurf themes is simply a folder named the same as your theme name (eg "Clear" for the Clear theme). Simply place all the files for your theme into a single directory, name the directory appropriately and create a Zip archive containing your theme.</p>
+ </section>
+ <section title="Submitting your Theme">
+ <p>Themes may be uploaded to the central NetSurf theme repository at <reference type="link" href=""></reference></p>
+ </section>
+ <maintainer>
+ <email name="NetSurf Development Team" address="" />
+ </maintainer>
+ <history>
+ <revision number="0.01" date="03/06/03" author="JMB" title="Initial version" />
+ <revision number="0.02" date="03/06/03" author="JMB" title="Various changes for clarity" />
+ </history>
+</riscos-prm> \ No newline at end of file