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Re: New forum theme

Post#33 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:22 pm

Wizywig wrote:Good work, sir. If you REALLY wanna get fancy with forum software, this is basically the top of the line: https://www.discourse.org/

Though don't know if there exists a good migration tool.

Regarding css and friends, if you can append a ?foo to the end of every css file it will create a cachebuster. If "foo" can be replaced with some random string every time you update the site, you will never have caching issues.


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Re: New forum theme

Post#34 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:06 pm

Sorry, we won't be moving to discourse. I simply don't trust their revenue model. I don't think they'll be around long with "free" services and we have too much good content on this site. I doubt it could be migrated successfully.

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Re: New forum theme

Post#35 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:28 pm

Man, you try to give a person credit based off their user name and they lead you down dark alleys... This is why I have trust issues.

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Re: New forum theme

Post#36 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:39 pm

Got the external links to open up in a new tab. Links internal to the board should still open in the current window. Let me know if that is not the case or if there is any wonkiness.

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Re: New forum theme

Post#37 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:35 pm

Flexo wrote:Got the external links to open up in a new tab. Links internal to the board should still open in the current window. Let me know if that is not the case or if there is any wonkiness.



You da man Flexo! No wonkiness as of yet.

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Re: New forum theme

Post#38 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:30 am

this isn't a huge gripe, but does there need to be so much empty space on the sides? it seems like all the content is one narrow strip down the middle of my screen. it looks like the margins are only set dynamically up to a certain point. beyond that, it just fills the sides with the background image. so on a phone it will fill the screen but on my desktop at 1920x1080, it's almost half empty space/filler image.
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Re: New forum theme

Post#39 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:01 am

That's pretty much intentional. The template looks bad if you make it too wide. I don't think I'm going to change that. You have pretty background art to look at in the margins don't you? :)

Oh. also Firefox and other browsers will remember the setting for the page if you use CTRL +/- to zoom in and out. Use CTRL-ZERO to return to default size.

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Re: New forum theme

Post#40 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:58 am

What dimensions are the signatures being scaled to automatically? It looks like 728x80 or so. I'd like to set mine so it doesn't scale and still fits perfectly.
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Re: New forum theme

Post#41 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:09 pm

Hmm. Looks like the max width is 773. If it helps I could widen the board a little to get it to 800px.

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Post#42 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:46 pm

Either way is fine with me. I'll make it work.
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Re: New forum theme

Post#43 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:09 pm

I made the board about 50px wider. If there are no issues with laptops and such we'll keep it that way.

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Re: New forum theme

Post#44 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:50 pm

I adjusted my signature to a max of 823 pixels wide, checked the forum display on an iPhone 6, iPad Air, latest gen Fire HD, and a Lenova laptop (forget the exact model)... all look good to me. ;)
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Re: New forum theme

Post#45 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:40 am

Changed the "no avatar" graphic from this:
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Re: New forum theme

Post#46 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:18 pm

Moved the search options to the navigation bar at the top right. If this causes any issues or you don't like it for some reason, let me know.

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Re: New forum theme

Post#47 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:14 pm

Just noticed that this new PHPBB has the ability to let you drag and drop attachments right into the full editor. That's a big improvement.

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Re: New forum theme

Post#48 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:08 am

Made a change to the forum title (main) page. Using a Futurama web font and some outline effects.

Honest opinion.... good change or not?

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