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Forum Upgrade 2017

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Grimby , Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    I really appreciated being able to note the progression that was being made, each time I refreshed the maintenance placeholder.
     
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  2. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    Correct, this is what I was alluding to as well. And, I don't think Grimby is correct (unless I'm misunderstanding) but it may have to do with our themes/CSS (and therefore "not fixable"), which is fine -- will just take some getting used to.

    https://xenforo.com/community/

    The header goes all the way across the screen unlike the picture BF2K1 posted?
     
  3. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Based on my barely remembered CSS days, how do you plan to cater for both desktop and mobile displays, with a fixed width?

    The point of CSS, or at least the one that I appreciated it for (unless I am confusing it with my barely remembered XHTML days) was that the screen width adjusted itself to fit whatever resolution was being used.
     
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  4. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    The boards are getting noticeably faster as we go on, so the indices appear to be finishing building... @Grahame (thank you)
     
  5. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    That header only looks like it stretches from end to end because the background color is consistent. The actual page content on that entire page is fixed to a maximum width. If you have more than one monitor, try stretching your browser window even wider. You won't see the content stretch to fill the empty space.

    The web has evolved since then. Modern HTML and CSS design largely involves "responsive" layouts that cater to both desktop and mobile devices of various widths. What a lot of them do at the high end though is set a maximum width for the page content, which is what we have here. That doesn't mean, however, that we can't modify it to be wider than it is currently.
     
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  6. BookExogorth

    BookExogorth Jedi Master star 4

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    How do you see signatures? I thought I found the setting, but I still can't see them.
     
  7. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Uh, Yellow Alert.

    Has anyone noticed that the Star Wars Fan Fiction sub forum is missing?

    My screen from both the front page showing all forums, and from within FanFic, is only showing three instead of four forums:

    Fan Fiction and Writing Resource

    Fan Fiction Stories--Classic JC Board (Reply Only) Archive stuff, last updated in 2011.

    Non Star Wars Fan Fiction
     
  8. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    If you're on mobile, you may not be able to see them with your phone in portrait mode. They're hidden as part of the simplification for lower width screens.

    Rotate your phone to landscape and you'll see signatures.
     
  9. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    Damn, it was actually Comms that was supposed to be deleted. Someone's got some explaining to do...
     
  10. Nanaki

    Nanaki Jedi Master star 4

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    About that Tapatalk thing...

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  11. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nov 21, 2002
    It's here, inside FF and Writing Resource.
     
  12. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    The boards are back!!!

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  13. zackm

    zackm Jedi Master star 4

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    Why do you say that the upgrade to 2.0 shouldn't require as much prep as the upgrade to 1.5? I have a xenforo site of my own and that's definitely not the impression I got when I looked into moving to 2.0.
     
  14. Grimby

    Grimby Technical Consultant & Former Head Admin star 7 Staff Member Administrator

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    Because upgrading from 1.1 was a borderline nightmare. Now that we're using the next-highest version, I don't see it being nearly as difficult to upgrade the software or the add-ons.
     
  15. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Ah cool, thank you.

    *Changes out the yellow alert bulb*
     
  16. Binder-lover

    Binder-lover Jedi Master star 4

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    The text seems larger than it was before. Any way to fix the size?
     
  17. vin

    vin Force Ghost star 5

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    [​IMG]
     
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  18. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The fixed width really is a step backwards imo.:(
     
  19. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    Splenderific upgrade.
     
  20. G-FETT

    G-FETT Force Ghost star 7

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    Looks great.

    Well done everyone. :D
     
  21. Darkspellmaster

    Darkspellmaster Jedi Master star 4

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    Ah a Christmas Miracle. XD

    Seriously though guys, thank you all so much for fixing the boards.
     
  22. Jedi Master Kenobiwan

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Hot damn! This forum looks awesome! :D
     
  23. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Now to take it for a lil spin.
     
  24. ReyPrescott

    ReyPrescott Jedi Knight star 4

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    Whoa, looks really nice. gj whoever did it.

    Also, it works better for me on desktop, before it was slow and i was kind of afraid to post because i didnt want triple posts.
     
  25. Gonk Droid

    Gonk Droid Jedi Padawan

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    I don't understand any of the technical jargon that's been mentioned previously on this thread, all I do know is that it looks great and is super speedy here in the UK!

    Good job guys!