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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #120 on: December 28, 2012, 10:19:08 AM »
Some of the newer 'star' images are not appearing either. I think that's something that Daniel needs to sort out, rather than Tintagel.
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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #121 on: December 28, 2012, 10:24:17 AM »
Some of the newer 'star' images are not appearing either. I think that's something that Daniel needs to sort out, rather than Tintagel.

Sure, if the theme was modified here after it was installed those modifications will need to be made again.  I snagged the original version of the old theme and used that as my starting point.

I'll still take a look at the css.  Daniel and I can work out reconciling incremental changes from the old theme via email, probably.

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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #122 on: December 28, 2012, 10:25:50 AM »
Well this is pretty
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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #123 on: December 28, 2012, 10:26:14 AM »
Personally I'd change the board indicators to something else, the FES logos look too crowded in there and even a bit misshapen since they're resized.


Also, this is perhaps the only criticism I would make. Perhaps the compass idea should be resurrected? Though I feel really stingy making any criticisms, as this is such a good job.


Sure, if the theme was modified here after it was installed those modifications will need to be made again.  I snagged the original version of the old theme and used that as my starting point.

I'll still take a look at the css.  Daniel and I can work out reconciling incremental changes from the old theme via email, probably.


Yeah, John put some extra stuff in a while back, which won't be in the original theme. Should all be easy enough for Daniel to find in the images folder.
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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #124 on: December 28, 2012, 10:30:19 AM »
Personally I'd change the board indicators to something else, the FES logos look too crowded in there and even a bit misshapen since they're resized.


Also, this is perhaps the only criticism I would make. Perhaps the compass idea should be resurrected? Though I feel really stingy making any criticisms, as this is such a good job.


Sure, if the theme was modified here after it was installed those modifications will need to be made again.  I snagged the original version of the old theme and used that as my starting point.

I'll still take a look at the css.  Daniel and I can work out reconciling incremental changes from the old theme via email, probably.


Yeah, John put some extra stuff in a while back, which won't be in the original theme. Should all be easy enough for Daniel to find in the images folder.

Don't feel stingy, I don't mind! :)  There is a lot going on in the FES logo to be reproduced at 19x19 pixels (for the smaller ones), so the criticism is valid.   I'll see what I can work out as an alternative. 

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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #125 on: December 28, 2012, 10:39:54 AM »
Some of the newer 'star' images are not appearing either. I think that's something that Daniel needs to sort out, rather than Tintagel.

This is how it looks on an iPad running Safari.


The only minor issue apart from the missing images is the banner text "The Flat Earth Society" running into the status text.  Lots of people use iPads (like it or not), so I think this is worth addressing at some point.
I haven't performed it and I've never claimed to. I've have trouble being in two places at the same time.

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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #126 on: December 28, 2012, 10:51:57 AM »
Have you tried not horrendously upscaling all the images on the screen?

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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #127 on: December 28, 2012, 11:01:05 AM »
Have you tried not horrendously upscaling all the images on the screen?
I don't think you can control that in iPad/Safari. (Or I don't know how).
I haven't performed it and I've never claimed to. I've have trouble being in two places at the same time.

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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #128 on: December 28, 2012, 11:02:14 AM »
>buying a fancy tablet only to have it forcibly upscale everything

Oh wow

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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #129 on: December 28, 2012, 01:43:36 PM »
>buying a fancy tablet only to have it forcibly upscale everything

Oh wow
That's fine, but thousands/millions of other potential FES members also sit on their sofas using iPads with Retina displays. It may not be ideal, but it's the reality.
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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #130 on: December 28, 2012, 01:51:53 PM »
Hah, just noticed one right now.  The "online" notification thing next to your names isn't showing up.  Probably just accidentaly the image when copying over.

I just fixed that.  Shouldn't be an issue anymore.

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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #131 on: December 28, 2012, 01:58:51 PM »
I think the background blues in the posts should be lighter and the text itself should be a darker grey, if not black. The dark blue background behind every other post is way too blue. High contrast makes for easier reading.
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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #132 on: December 28, 2012, 02:27:26 PM »
I have sent an updated version of the theme to Daniel containing updated post indicator icons (I tried the compass rose idea and found that they looked fine, but a bit 'generic' - so I'm using a simplified and de-saturated iteration of the FES logo again) and a fix for the tablet display issue.

Further updates should be minor from here, I'll let you know when I fix something  :)

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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #133 on: December 28, 2012, 02:52:17 PM »
Ok, latest version is running now.  And I've fixed a few of the missing stars and the 'user online' image.  Anything else missing?

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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #134 on: December 28, 2012, 04:03:57 PM »
Markjo's avatar seems to be huge, don't know if it's because of the new them though.

Also, where are the balloons?



Oh, at the top where the news and search button is the button stuff is half over the search stuff



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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #135 on: December 28, 2012, 08:02:52 PM »
Ok, latest version is running now.  And I've fixed a few of the missing stars and the 'user online' image.  Anything else missing?


As far as I can tell, just the silver stars of the Elder Ones usergroup.
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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #136 on: December 28, 2012, 08:04:26 PM »
Also, the banner seems to have rest so that 'The Flat Earth Society' is on two lines again.
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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #137 on: December 28, 2012, 09:04:07 PM »
Ok, latest version is running now.  And I've fixed a few of the missing stars and the 'user online' image.  Anything else missing?


As far as I can tell, just the silver stars of the Elder Ones usergroup.

And my spanners.
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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #138 on: December 28, 2012, 09:12:47 PM »
Also, the banner seems to have rest so that 'The Flat Earth Society' is on two lines again.

This is to fix the fact that the banner was too wide on tablet and mobile browsers.  An unfortunate necessity, but I'm open to other solutions.  I didn't want to make the text smaller, so this was the better solution.

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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #139 on: December 28, 2012, 10:30:33 PM »
Oh hey, I like those new post notification icons.  It does look better without the circle.
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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #140 on: December 29, 2012, 07:27:00 PM »
Also, the banner seems to have rest so that 'The Flat Earth Society' is on two lines again.

This is to fix the fact that the banner was too wide on tablet and mobile browsers.  An unfortunate necessity, but I'm open to other solutions.  I didn't want to make the text smaller, so this was the better solution.


Ah, that makes sense. The only solution I can think of is to have two near-identical themes loaded, with one set as default for phones and tablets. Is a mod like this all that is required, or is it more involved?
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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #141 on: December 30, 2012, 08:51:17 AM »
Also, the banner seems to have rest so that 'The Flat Earth Society' is on two lines again.

This is to fix the fact that the banner was too wide on tablet and mobile browsers.  An unfortunate necessity, but I'm open to other solutions.  I didn't want to make the text smaller, so this was the better solution.


Ah, that makes sense. The only solution I can think of is to have two near-identical themes loaded, with one set as default for phones and tablets. Is a mod like this all that is required, or is it more involved?

A ha, that may indeed work.  Worth a try anyway :)  I can send just the wider, horizontal header image over, since that's all that will change between the two.  We'll just have to remember when we update the theme incrementally in the future to update both copies, but otherwise, if the plugin does what it says, that  would solve it.

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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #142 on: December 30, 2012, 08:52:57 AM »
Also, the banner seems to have rest so that 'The Flat Earth Society' is on two lines again.

This is to fix the fact that the banner was too wide on tablet and mobile browsers.  An unfortunate necessity, but I'm open to other solutions.  I didn't want to make the text smaller, so this was the better solution.


Ah, that makes sense. The only solution I can think of is to have two near-identical themes loaded, with one set as default for phones and tablets. Is a mod like this all that is required, or is it more involved?

You could alternatively avoid code replication by simply using a .htaccess to serve a different banner image for mobile browsers. I'm sure our competent server administrator Daniel can work out how.
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Re: New Forum Theme Competition
« Reply #143 on: December 30, 2012, 11:31:25 AM »
But now that you've suggested it, he won't.

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« Reply #144 on: December 30, 2012, 10:23:34 PM »
But now that you've suggested it, he won't.

Judging Mad Phat.

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« Reply #145 on: March 07, 2013, 10:18:55 AM »
This site has to keep ahead of all the other flat earth business sites.
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« Reply #146 on: March 07, 2013, 12:07:09 PM »
This site has to keep ahead of all the other flat earth business sites.

Forbid we ever become second best in the flat earth market.
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« Reply #147 on: March 07, 2013, 12:36:01 PM »
This site has to keep ahead of all the other flat earth business sites.

Forbid we ever become second best in the flat earth market.

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