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Re: It's live!

Post by Rachael » Sat May 14, 2016 6:15

I haven't forgotten about the unread posts thing. I'll get to it soon.

Re: It's live!

Post by Tiger » Sat May 14, 2016 0:45

Thank you so much! Now its a bit clearer where one post ends and another begins.

Re: It's live!

Post by Rachael » Fri May 13, 2016 4:33

I added a border around posts. If you don't see it, hit F5.

Re: It's live!

Post by Kappes Buur » Thu May 12, 2016 15:11

Would it be possible to have a horizontal bar between each post
to make it more pronounced where one post ends and another starts?

Re: Upgrade to phpBB 3.1

Post by NeuralStunner » Mon Apr 25, 2016 20:34

Eruanna wrote:The profiles on the left side thing - eh, it seems to be more common to have them on the right side, now. If I do find a mod that lets you choose I'll put it on.
I think it must be a phpBB "being different" thing. I can't think of another forum software that even has right-side and doesn't at least make it a user option.

Unfortunately I can't point you to any mods, since I modified mine manually. On that note: Hopefully I won't end up having to hack at the layout with Stylish, since it looks like the new Zandronum forum is going to give me the same problem.

Eruanna wrote:The icon is added. Thank you for making it! :)
:happy:

Re: It's live!

Post by Rex Claussen » Tue Apr 19, 2016 14:03

I don't have a Quick Links. I'm using Safari on iPhone. Pretty sure I haven't seen it on Chrome for MS Windows either. Does it need to be adjusted in Settings? Because I looked in Settings and didn't see anything that I could change.

[EDIT: I looked at the page in Google Chrome & do see Quick Links. I missed it in Safari, as the icon shows but there is no descriptive text. Now I know what to look for. Thanks.]

Re: It's live!

Post by Rachael » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:54

It's now under "Quick Links" on the top.

search.php?search_id=newposts

Re: It's live!

Post by Rex Claussen » Mon Apr 18, 2016 23:42

The old format had something called "View New Posts" or something similar. I found that to be a very useful feature that appears to be missing in this new format. Am I simply not looking in the correct place?

Also, nice and shiny new pages. Thanks.

Re: It's live!

Post by Rachael » Thu Apr 14, 2016 0:07

The icon is added. Thank you for making it! :)

Re: Upgrade to phpBB 3.1

Post by Rachael » Wed Apr 13, 2016 23:49

Edward-san wrote:Can you improve the color difference between 'unread post' and 'read post' icons? They seem a bit similar, giving me hard times discerning the differences.


Yes, I can, but it will take a few days. My laptop cannot handle Photoshop, it causes the hard drive to overheat, so I will have to put it on one of my stationary computers and that will take a few days because I am a little overwhelmed with other obligations right now.

NeuralStunner wrote:It would be fantastic if I could have post profiles on the left side again. (Why this option isn't part of the provided styles baffles me. Have they never looked at one single other forum software?) :?

Oh, and while you're updating stuff, how about this fella? :)

Gez wrote:Looking into it with Firebug, I have come to the sobering conclusion that I really don't understand how HTML and CSS work anymore.
The most CSS I've done has been trying to make a phpBB forum look right. I've also had to redo it once... The design is nice but I'm starting to wish I'd gone with something like SimpleMachines.

It woudl be nice if phpBB 4 rolled out, with a more maintainable "mod" approach. Maybe I was just spoiled by pmwiki. :P


Holy crap. I forgot all about that. It's on my to-do list. Really sorry. :shock:

The profiles on the left side thing - eh, it seems to be more common to have them on the right side, now. If I do find a mod that lets you choose I'll put it on.

Re: Upgrade to phpBB 3.1

Post by NeuralStunner » Wed Apr 13, 2016 23:24

It would be fantastic if I could have post profiles on the left side again. (Why this option isn't part of the provided styles baffles me. Have they never looked at one single other forum software?) :?

Oh, and while you're updating stuff, how about this fella? :)

Gez wrote:Looking into it with Firebug, I have come to the sobering conclusion that I really don't understand how HTML and CSS work anymore.
The most CSS I've done has been trying to make a phpBB forum look right. I've also had to redo it once... The design is nice but I'm starting to wish I'd gone with something like SimpleMachines.

It woudl be nice if phpBB 4 rolled out, with a more maintainable "mod" approach. Maybe I was just spoiled by pmwiki. :P

Re: It's live!

Post by Tiger » Wed Apr 13, 2016 21:56

Eruanna wrote:including "Lightbox" which shrinks people's images and allows you to click on them for fullscreen.


Nice, really nice.

Upgrade to phpBB 3.1

Post by Edward-san » Wed Apr 13, 2016 20:33

Can you improve the color difference between 'unread post' and 'read post' icons? They seem a bit similar, giving me hard times discerning the differences.

Re: It's live!

Post by Rachael » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:11

You're welcome. :)

The reason for the upgrade was more than just new features though. I don't know how long until phpBB 3.0 reaches its end of support life, but I know I didn't want to be in a position where I couldn't just quickly patch out a vulnerability if one was found.

Also, in a way I do see 3.0 as "clinging on to the past". It's a very nice system overall, and the support and features it has is really nice. A lot of sites still use it and probably will for a long time. But ultimately, the world does not wait. This is part of also why I did not replace the styles that were present before the upgrade. It's time to move on. The old site was broken, in my opinion - the default style required Javascript to function properly, it was glitchy as hell, and it was getting annoying enough that I just wanted to "start fresh", so to speak. Also, in my hard learned experience, I've found that sometimes the longer you wait to move on to something new, the harder it becomes later on when you actually need to.

For all my criticisms about the styles the old site had though, I don't mind installing new ones, as long as they focus more on thematic appearance than functionality. I don't need gidgets and gadgets and gizmos flying all over the page - that's what the addon system is for - and I've already found several that I liked - including "Lightbox" which shrinks people's images and allows you to click on them for fullscreen.

Here's a preview of "Lightbox" in action -
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Re: It's live!

Post by Blue Shadow » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:57

Just wanted to say thanks. I'm loving the notification feature!

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