I've begun editing the .php files again and I have information on the locations of some of the colors.
Essentialy I find this out quickly by taking a screen shot of the part of the interface i want to change, and using the dropper tool in gimp (or photoshop if your in windows) to find the *exact* color.
I found that background colors for the tables in the tree view were "ffffff" and "f9f9f9" so I executed a "grep -R f9f9f9" in the main cacti dir.
The results follow:
lib/tree_view.php: form_alternate_row_color("f9f9f9", "ffffff", $i);
I found that to be in row # 471
. (btw this file is from cacti 0.8.5a
) These are the alternating background colors of the tables the graphs themselves are placed in.
also in this file, on line # 467
you will find the table color for the
"graph template" table. #a9b7cb is the color you may want to change.
print "<tr bgcolor='#a9b7cb'><td colspan='3' class='textHeaderDark'><strong>Graph Template:</strong> " . $graph_template["name"] . "</td></tr>";
Now that your tables have the colors you want, you'll notice the background of the page that the tables are contained in is obviously still white, this is easily edited in /include/main.css:
You will find the colors for the "Tree: " table in the main.css as well in the include/config.php under:
$colors["header_panel"] = "6d88ad";
Now open up include/top_graph_header.php and find line # 153
<td valign="top" style="padding: 5px; border-right: #aaaaaa 1px olid;" bgcolor='#efefef' width='200'>
#efefef happens to be the color of the left pane of tree view (thank you again dropper tool in gimp/photoshop) and by changing that you will
have converted yet more of the tree view.
on lines #132 and #135
you will see more #efefef, but the is a background image on these lines linking a .gif which over-rides the background color. I did not care to edit the .gif's so i removed them from the lines and edited the background color to my liking.
and above those on line # 115
you'll find the background color for the area on the page just above that.
With just those few changes you already have a large portion of the work done. I think you should be able to figure your way around from there.
(ps: if you make these changes I *highly* recommend writing down the
locations and steps you took to make these changes so that when you are
forced to over-write these php files to upgrade to the latest version you
don't go bonkers trying to find where all this stuff was in the first place)