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How can I code a vBulletin skin?

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Hi, I recently made a vBulletin forum skin in photoshop that I plan on coding and using for my website's current forum. The issue is, the forum skin is pretty complex. I do web design already, and I can easily code this skin without vBulletin integration already. What I'd like to do is code it all completely with html and css, not with whatever vBulletin has to offer for developing skins. I'd like to then just upload the html/css with the necessary vBulletin code and have it work... but I'm getting the impression it doesn't work that way. So if that way to code it possible?

If anybody has any experience with coding vBulletin skins, any help or advice is appreciated, and if not, anything to point me in the right direction would help.

Thanks a lot!
- Sawyer
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I have only a little bit of experience, and in that bit of experience - you're stuck with what they give you.

If I recall for my skin there was a single XML file I uploaded and then a few direct database edits via the admin control panel.

Unfortunately since there is money to be made skinning sites and selling skins, there is surprisingly little documented about "howto" make a skin.  It's a tedious, painful process.  If you have the budget, I'd look for someone to do it for you.

Sorry it's not better news...
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Thanks a lot. =)
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I have a design I created in Photoshop for vBulletin, but now need to create an xml file and code the thing to work in vbulletin 4. Are there any tutorials out there that explain exactly how to do this?

I realize that this question has not been answered yet, and thought I would give it a try to see if anyone would help me out.

Thanks.

Derwin
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