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Updating Style

Postby Renie » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:20 pm

Hi all,

I'm in the process of updating the style, which will be a fairly long process --- there are 8 versions to update, and each takes 1 - 3 hrs.

You might notice some differences - faster loading, more options, etc - but please keep your eye out for any BREAKAGE. Any issues that crop up. I'm going to be testing the changes and will have backups of old versions, but I might miss something here and there. Please let me know.

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Re: Updating Style

Postby RJDiogenes » Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:32 pm

Hmm. I wonder what the new options will be. :D

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Re: Updating Style

Postby Sean » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:15 pm

I'll keep an eye open as well. Is the look o the board gonna change dramatically?
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Re: Updating Style

Postby Renie » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:23 pm

^Nope, my goal is to have the board look just the same (in terms of graphics and so on) but to update to the newest version of all the code, which might include some updates and removal of errors. One which will come later, for instance, is a quick reply box.

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Re: Updating Style

Postby Sean » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:31 pm

WOOT! Very nice boss! :dance:
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Re: Updating Style

Postby RJDiogenes » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:27 pm

Cool. Will we have additional BBCodes? I tried to write a custom horizontal flip code to go with my custom scrolling codes, but I didn't do very well. :lol:
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Re: Updating Style

Postby Renie » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:46 am

At this point I'm just getting the stylesheets updated to whatever the current version is. That might mean a few new BB codes, but we'll probably need to add those on afterwards. Those are pretty easy to add ... you might find ones that are pre-written on the phpbb boards to do what you need them to do, and they can be added through the admin panel. :borg:
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Re: Updating Style

Postby Sean » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:07 am

^He's RED !!!! :D Does that mean us other Mods will soon be Green?
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Re: Updating Style

Postby Renie » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:28 am

Oh, RJ's an Administrator now.

I need to figure out how to change the Mods group so that they don't have Admin permissions. Once I do that, Mods will be green :lab:
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Re: Updating Style

Postby SPOCKED » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:54 pm

I'm a citizen. What color do I get?

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Re: Updating Style

Postby Cayla » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:03 pm

^
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I thought The Grape turned red because he is the board's Christmas decoration.
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Re: Updating Style

Postby Renie » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:22 am

Hey you know, good point.... in general, shouldn't The Grape be purple?? :dance: :veryhappy: :grape:
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Re: Updating Style

Postby RJDiogenes » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:45 am

^^ Our regular font is purple. You'd have to change the whole design. :lol:

SPOCKED wrote:I'm a citizen. What color do I get?

Whatever we have a surplus of.

Cayla wrote:I thought The Grape turned red because he is the board's Christmas decoration.

That's what I thought, too. :lol:

Elmo Dukat wrote:At this point I'm just getting the stylesheets updated to whatever the current version is. That might mean a few new BB codes, but we'll probably need to add those on afterwards. Those are pretty easy to add ... you might find ones that are pre-written on the phpbb boards to do what you need them to do, and they can be added through the admin panel. :borg:

I tried that, too, with no luck. But I did find a BBCode list that included [fliph] and [flipv] (horizontal and vertical), so I wondered if they were part of an upgrade.
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Re: Updating Style

Postby Renie » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:48 am

Fixed the Mods, who are now a lovely shade of green :D
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Re: Updating Style

Postby Madeliaette » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:40 am

no goof-ups so far.... on my travels around.
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Re: Updating Style

Postby Sean » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:15 am

Oooo Purty! :dance:
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Re: Updating Style

Postby RJDiogenes » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:24 am

Now our posters will know who to fear. :scared:
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Re: Updating Style

Postby Madeliaette » Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:25 am

yeah - beware the christmas colored dudes - :lol:
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Re: Updating Style

Postby RJDiogenes » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:41 am

FEAR THE GREEN! :scared:

Everything seems groovy so far. I haven't seen any glitches. :yes:
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Re: Updating Style

Postby RJDiogenes » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:50 am

I'm noticing some glitches now. Luckily nothing that interferes with Posting. At the top of the page where it says "Renaissance Next," "a community of thinkers both serious and silly" and "skip to content," each individual word is hard returned, creating a big empty space. The links for the FAQ, Members List and Logout are wrapped down to the next line. The "Post Reply" button is overlapped by a plain text "Post Reply" link. And in the reply box, the formatting buttons (Bold etc) are missing.
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Re: Updating Style

Postby RJDiogenes » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:58 am

And it looks like clicking on the Smiley panel doesn't work anymore; it just bounces you to the top of the page.
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Re: Updating Style

Postby Sean » Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:42 am

I am noticing all the same glitches that RJ pointed out. In addition, when I logged in this evening, I was greeted by this:

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Re: Updating Style

Postby Renie » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:27 am

Giant updates today. Will be very glitchy for a while. Fear not. :)
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Re: Updating Style

Postby RJDiogenes » Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:31 am

Heh. Okay. This morning, clicking on "View Active Topics" is giving me one active topic and one random old topic. :lol:
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Re: Updating Style

Postby Renie » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:53 pm

Try the new RSS feed --- see it in the address bar at the top of the browser.
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