Forum Upgrades Feb 2011

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Re: Forum Upgrades Feb 2011

Postby Doorstop » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:09 am

Excellent Sharon .. thanks very much for even thinking about the request, and for this Über prompt response.

The wee tweaks to the place are ever so subtle so far, but at the same time really effective .. a sign of consummate professionals doing the job, I suppose.

Loving it.
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Re: Forum Upgrades Feb 2011

Postby Sharon » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:19 am

Doorstop wrote:The wee tweaks to the place are ever so subtle so far, but at the same time really effective .. a sign of consummate professionals doing the job, I suppose.

Loving it.


Can I quote you on that! ::):

To be honest though, the forums really did need moving to a new server, and the last phpbb upgrade wasn't compatible with the old template, so that needed changing too. So, we were kindof forced into it a bit!

Now is the time to catch any wee things that could be improved on though.
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Re: Forum Upgrades Feb 2011

Postby Doorstop » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:26 am

Sharon wrote:
Can I quote you on that! ::):


You can, my rates are very reasonable. :wink:

Sharon wrote:To be honest though, the forums really did need moving to a new server, and the last phpbb upgrade wasn't compatible with the old template, so that needed changing too. So, we were kindof forced into it a bit!

Now is the time to catch any wee things that could be improved on though.


I for one appreciate the effort, forced into it or not.
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Re: Forum Upgrades Feb 2011

Postby BrigitDoon » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:30 am

Sharon wrote:
Doorstop wrote:...when a clickable link is used here it open the destination web site in the same tab. I was wondering how difficult it would be to get the link to open inside a new tab .. it just means you can flick back and forth between HG and the link's page without having to reload the page continually.

I wonder if anyone else has had this thought, or if there's a reason why HG has always chosen to use the 'same tab' link format?


Bugs me too. It's just how PhpBB does it. However, given there's a bit of housekeeping going on, I'll add that to my wee "todo" list.

This might help...

http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/links-o ... w-windows/

Can't try it myself as I don't have access to my own forum's server.
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Re: Forum Upgrades Feb 2011

Postby John » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:41 am

The forum is much faster now.
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Re: Forum Upgrades Feb 2011

Postby Doorstop » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:57 am

Huzzah!!

Links now open to a new tab.

AND they're in lovely standy-out red without having to tinker with colour codes.

Nice. 8)
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Re: Forum Upgrades Feb 2011

Postby Sunflower » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:01 pm

It's all Greek to me - my bookmark gets the 'ghost' message - cut-and-pasted the http//numbers/forums bit into the browser's address bar, and got the Infinite Eye homepage, clicked on the HG link and got back to the 'ghost' message.

Eventually I tried pasting the http//numbers without the forums bit, and got here.
(Not that that's of any use to anyone reading this, because they're already in.)

No probs logging in though.
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Re: Forum Upgrades Feb 2011

Postby yoker brian » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:29 pm

pingu wrote:what you doing over there >>>>>>>>>>>>
your supposed to be over there<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
::):

it looks great

well done those involved


Thought I was seeing things but on my laptop the avatars are on this side >>> of the screen
but on my phone since the upgrade/server move the avatars are on this side<<<<

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Re: Forum Upgrades Feb 2011

Postby Sharon » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:35 pm

yoker brian wrote:
pingu wrote:what you doing over there >>>>>>>>>>>>
your supposed to be over there<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
::):

it looks great

well done those involved


Thought I was seeing things but on my laptop the avatars are on this side >>> of the screen
but on my phone since the upgrade/server move the avatars are on this side<<<<

And i've not had a drink since Thursday night !


You're not going nuts! They are in reality really on the left as of this morning, your laptop may have cached the previous stylesheet, so clearing your browser cache would sort things out. Try a "shift + f5".

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Re: Forum Upgrades Feb 2011

Postby pingu » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:59 pm

i think it should stay on the right...

makes it look more special than the average drudgery forum

it all does look that bit clearer tho...and faster....very nice indeedy
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Re: Forum Upgrades Feb 2011

Postby yoker brian » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:00 pm

Thats it fixed now sharon :-)
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Re: Forum Upgrades Feb 2011

Postby Josef » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:13 pm

pingu wrote:i think it should stay on the right...


Me too.
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Re: Forum Upgrades Feb 2011

Postby Sharon » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:13 am

Josef wrote:
pingu wrote:i think it should stay on the right...


Me too.


Behave, the pair of you. :twisted: There is a very practical reason for profiles to the left, when bigger pics are posted they are able to break out of the grid. And a profile on the right would sit over this. Which is the reason why they were bumped left previously.
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