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KVRAF
 
18804 posts since 4 Sep, 2001, from Melbourne Australia

Postby TheoM; Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:11 pm Re: New forum design - do you like it?

I wonder if i'd get lynched for creating a poll to see how many people like me actually LOVE it. i am already completely used to it as if it was always this way.. I wish it *wasn't* temporary.
"Just call me shitload, cause I own a shitload of plugins!"
KVRian
 
1103 posts since 5 Nov, 2009

Postby arkmabat; Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:20 pm Re: New forum design - do you like it?

Regnas wrote:The latest posts page still has the old look... why is that? :?
http://www.kvraudio.com/lt.php?mode=mylt


It's... beautiful!
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KVRAF
 
8807 posts since 7 Dec, 2004
 

Postby aciddose; Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:41 pm Re: New forum design - do you like it?

TheoM wrote:I wonder if i'd get lynched for creating a poll to see how many people like me actually LOVE it. i am already completely used to it as if it was always this way.. I wish it *wasn't* temporary.


It shouldn't be temporary in that sense since themes are user selectable on the new forum software. This one is called "prosilver" and ships set as the default with phpbb3. Installing a new style is as simple as unpacking a zip into the styles dir.

A style is made up of a "theme", "templates" and "imageset". The theme is a collection of css headers defining colors and layout properties like the size of buttons, fonts and so on.

Templates are all the different source files like message_body.html and so on that the pages are built from. So if you wanted to move the smilies to the left of the posting you'd edit posting/smilies.html and various other pages to get that set up as desired.

Imagesets are all the icons, smilies and so on.

The user can select from "styles", and the forum admin can configure the styles and which theme/templates/imagesets they use.

So for example we might have a style called old_kvr which uses old_kvr_theme, a few modified old_kvr_templates and old_kvr_imageset. then we might also have old_kvr_xmas which would be a copy of the old_kvr style but with a few added images (raindeer, snowflakes, etc) and color scheme changes (red background with green, blue, white elements) or whatever.

I expect Ben will have a lot of fun creating new styles and perhaps will load some styles recommended by users too.
KVRAF
 
18804 posts since 4 Sep, 2001, from Melbourne Australia

Postby TheoM; Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:49 pm Re: New forum design - do you like it?

Great thanks so much aciddose for that explanation.
"Just call me shitload, cause I own a shitload of plugins!"
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KVRist
 
170 posts since 28 Aug, 2013

Postby Regnas; Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:30 pm Re: New forum design - do you like it?

TheoM wrote:i am already completely used to it as if it was always this way.. I wish it *wasn't* temporary.

+1

Just some little tweaks and it will be perfect.

... And..... I wish whole KVR site was wider.. 8)
• I don't speak English "by default", so... :D
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KVRAF
 
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Postby aciddose; Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:42 pm Re: New forum design - do you like it?

Regnas wrote:... And..... I wish whole KVR site was wider.. 8)


Whole site I'm not sure about, but for the forum see http://www.kvraudio.com/mykvr.php?m=prefs

Check the "forum width" part and try 1280 for example. That'll be 2/3rds of the screen at 1920x and if you move the window slightly to the right it fits neatly in the center.

The default is best for more narrow screens (not 16x9) but people have different preferences. I actually prefer the default width although I do have a 16x9 screen.
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KVRist
 
170 posts since 28 Aug, 2013

Postby Regnas; Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:08 pm Re: New forum design - do you like it?

@ aciddose:

Great tips, thank you.
• I don't speak English "by default", so... :D
KVRian
 
1459 posts since 13 Oct, 2002

Postby Breeze; Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:35 am Re: New forum design - do you like it?

Can you theme Safari on an iPad? I hate this bright design on it.
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addled muppet weed
 
33877 posts since 25 Jan, 2003, from through the looking glass
 

Postby vurt; Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:54 am Re: New forum design - do you like it?

AdmiralQuality wrote:
vurt wrote:aw did i make you cwy.
you poor little man.


Nope. You made me report you. Ta!



howd that go for you?
any reply?
i need to know if im banned or not?
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KVRAF
 
18440 posts since 14 Sep, 2002, from In teh net
 

Postby aMUSEd; Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:00 am Re: New forum design - do you like it?

aciddose wrote:
Regnas wrote:... And..... I wish whole KVR site was wider.. 8)


Whole site I'm not sure about, but for the forum see http://www.kvraudio.com/mykvr.php?m=prefs

Check the "forum width" part and try 1280 for example. That'll be 2/3rds of the screen at 1920x and if you move the window slightly to the right it fits neatly in the center.

The default is best for more narrow screens (not 16x9) but people have different preferences. I actually prefer the default width although I do have a 16x9 screen.


I'm hoping the update means we can dispense with these sort of "tweaks" or workarounds. The problem is if I set it for my 1080p monitor it's messed up when I browse on my iPad and laptop. The forum should be able to adjust its width dynamically rather than have to be set - like with most fora.
KVRist
 
169 posts since 21 Oct, 2008, from new england
    

Postby SWallace; Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:07 am Re: New forum design - do you like it?

Feedback:
The colors do not provide a big enough contrast. (Makes it harder to skim through)
The new colours clash terribly with the existing blues + greens.
The icons on the main forum overview are too big. Causes too much scrolling.
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KVRAF
 
5921 posts since 20 Jan, 2008, from Down on the farm

Postby Numanoid; Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:11 am Re: New forum design - do you like it?

I'm getting used to the new design.

But I wish it was more customizable.

In the table index each subforum has got more space, meaning that to scroll down to the very bottom of the forum takes quite some scrolling

I dunno why it is needed to be stated which date last posting was made in each subforum, if that could be removed the rows could be truncated together and it would be easier to get an overview.

If I was a developer which name starts on Z, I wouldn't expect much increase in visitations now, as users need to scroll, scroll, scroll, and scroll, to get down there.
'Beware of people who dislike cats' [Irish proverb]
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KVRAF
 
5921 posts since 20 Jan, 2008, from Down on the farm

Postby Numanoid; Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:13 am Re: New forum design - do you like it?

Just checked, need to do about 18 scrolls on my mouse-wheel to get from the top to the bottom.

Good little work-out I guess :D
'Beware of people who dislike cats' [Irish proverb]
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KVRist
 
98 posts since 16 May, 2004, from Soviet Union

Postby c_voltage; Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:18 am Re: New forum design - do you like it?

I'm not particularly active user, but the old view was familiar, more cozier maybe. Would be glad if dark tones back.
Well, but I'm not going leave to other worlds because design or something like that

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What about color customization idea, well, I think it is also not good. Freedom of choice is one thing, but there are also the original forum look, that is its distinctive branded face, as for example a logo which should also never be different for each. Just imo.
KVRAF
 
3610 posts since 15 Aug, 2006

Postby Funkybot's Evil Twin; Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:04 am Re: New forum design - do you like it?

Not sure if anyone mentioned this, but I wish the new forum section, particularly the posts themselves, were wider. I'm only on a 22" monitor and there's a ton of unused space on the left, and the control panel on the right is cutting into the usable space for posts. Would love to see this stretched out.

Also, any ability to delete posts?

Finally, I'd like to shut off the "alert me if new post was made while I was responding" feature. Anyone know exactly where that is? I'm assuming I can shut it off.
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