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Re: Updates

Post by janaba » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:09 pm

charura wrote:I hope I'm posting this in the proper area. After this update I'm no longer able to 'view new posts' as I was able to do previously. It's not a big thing but I have to scroll down through all the topics to find the latest post, as I did to find this. Is this one of the things that are still waiting to be fixed?
Charura, just click on 'Quick links' beneath the 'Cavern Status' ... :)

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Re: Updates

Post by Mac_Fife » Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:32 am

Yes, that extra click on Quick Links to find the Unread option is something I'm not keen on, but its part of giving the forums a cleaner look.
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Re: Updates

Post by charura » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:51 pm

Thank you. I never would have tried that. :roll:

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Re: Updates

Post by admin » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:08 pm

Mac_Fife wrote:...Some things are still being tweaked... Mini, the baby Squee, has been present on some of the web pages ever since CWE was released into open source, but she was very shy. She started being a bit more overt a few months ago.
As the site navigation header and menu stabilize, Mini is getting more bold. She appears on all pages but the forum and wiki - so far...

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Re: Updates

Post by admin » Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:34 am

The forums and main site pages are now sharing the same header with banner, menu, and cavern status. Some reorganization of the code and assets was done at the same time. The Foundry and wiki are next, in no particular order, though the Foundry is easier.

Mini might start peeking into the forums and the other places from time to time to check them out as we move along.

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Re: Updates

Post by admin » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:25 pm

The search box was nearly unclickable where it was because it was mostly covered by another invisible display element. No one reported it so maybe we got away with no one being inconvenienced. It's been moved to a better place out of the header and into the breadcrumb bar.

I'm watching for a link bar extension to add Your/New/Unread/Unanswered/Active Posts in one click instead of two clicks with "Quick links" - an ironic name.

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Re: Updates

Post by Mac_Fife » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:05 pm

I never thought to try the Search box.

I don't think you'll find an "extension" for the link bar - the way those links are presented are part of the style template, not the phpBB core, so not something that I'd expect an extension to be able to control the layout for.
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Re: Forum Updates

Post by admin » Mon May 18, 2015 5:15 am

The forums have been updated to phpBB version 3.1.4, a maintenance and security release.

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Re: Updates

Post by Mac_Fife » Tue May 19, 2015 5:52 pm

charura wrote:Thank you. I never would have tried that. :roll:
You're not alone. Coincidentally, a few days ago, the BBC did an article on the usefulness or otherwise of the "hamburger icon": http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31602745
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Re: Forum Updates

Post by Mac_Fife » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:01 pm

Did I mention that I really detest the "Quick Links" menu (aka the "Completely unnecessary additional click" menu). I know it's part of the stock phpBB ProSilver layout, but it sucks.
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