Change instructables from orange! - Update 3 2/18 Answered
Yes, folks, the moment we've all been waiting for...you can customize the header at long last!
(For real this time. See, I actually PUBLISHED the topic! Note to self: do not save forum topics with intent to publish later. Stalkers will find them first and leak it. :-P )
For years the instructables header has been full of orangey goodness. Maybe a little too much orangey goodness. When I first saw the site, I thought, "Huh. It's February. A little early for halloween...". No lie. When I realized it's like this all the time, I realized something had to be done. I finally got around to sitting down and once and for all giving full control of the header to the user. Now, don't get me wrong. I love orange. I think the admins did a great job picking colors, I'm not trying to hate on them. But let's face it, sometimes change is good.
With this handy-dandy style, you simply install stylish, load it, and presto! No more header screaming ORANGE ORANGE ORANGE and pounding you over the head with shocking vibrant hues until you die. No more co-workers saying "are you on instructables again?! " Yes folks, the header is invisible! Links are all black, to avoid conflict with buttons and such. Link colors (and header color) are easily edited. To change link colors, open the script and go to the section
color: #000 !important;
and change from #000 to whatever color you wish.
Instructions for making your own styles coming soon.
To install, Firefox users can just install this addon and load the ClearHeader style. However, opera users and those whose browser supports greasemonkey can load the style as a userscript. It's cross browser!
So for headers that are different colors, install the scripts/styles below. Many thanks to Gmjhowe for his generous contribution of mad photoshop skillz. More are coming soon. Check back with this forum topic for updates and more colors - I'll mark it each time with the date updated. The headers might be a little bit rough - if you don't like them, go to the second image entry and clear out the URL in parenthesis to get a colored header with no hand.
Red: (Coming soon)
NEW! Yellow: http://userstyles.org/styles/15107
Eric's shoes Purple taken from his famous shoes instructable!: http://userstyles.org/styles/15032
Black: (Coming soon)
Silver: (Coming soon)
NEW! Kiteman: http://userstyles.org/styles/15039
NEW! Ewilhelm: http://userstyles.org/styles/15099
Edit, tweak and post these to your heart's content.
If you have questions, problems, etc, please post them here or PM me and we'll get it worked out.
Many, many thanks to Yokozuna for providing me a handlogo file so I didn't have to color them in pixel by pixel like I was earlier, or mooch off gmjhowe like I did after that. :-D