Introducing new site design and features

Discussion in 'Admin/Mod Help Forum' started by Niall, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Aug 7, 2009

    blythy Fascist Dictator

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    If you need any help with that Niall, gimme a shout.

    I did my first iPhone site a couple of months ago :D
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    Thanks Blythy, might well take you up on that offer :)
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Niall, if you haven't gotten to this yet, ignore me, but this feature seems to come and go now. Sometimes it highlight, sometimes not. I can't see any rhyme or reason to when it does it either.
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    B Cantona Desperate

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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    The CSS files are cached so please clear your cache and it should work all the time.

    If you're using Firefox the option is under Tools > Clear Private Data.

    Let me know if that works for you.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Seems to have done. Cheers. Not sure why I've been chasing this one down, to be honest, I'd probably have gotten used to it they way it was pretty quickly.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    I spoke too soon, Niall. I ended up having to clear the cache again after it stopped working after a while.
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    'Mark Forums Read' is now available in the forum sub-navigation as somebody requested.
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    WeasteDevil Banned

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    And the top of the forum is spazzed.
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    WeasteDevil Banned

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    Ok, you fixed it.
  11. Aug 7, 2009

    Merman Guest

    Can you change the font in the google custom search box? It looks awful right now, spoils the beauty of the remaining page. And the underlines appear for only some links listing the number of pages, it looks inconsistent.
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    Yes sirs! :rolleyes:

    ;)
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    I've tweaked the search box font - any better?

    I've also taken out the Google search so it's using the standard forum search instead.
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    Merman Guest

    This is better. Can you change the search box to show the results as posts instead of threads?:)
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    lewstherin Full Member

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    Niall you know you wouldn't have to make as many changes if you just banned anyone who complains.
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    Merman Guest

    :nervous:
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    Top for all gif enquiries, contact Olly

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    I'm going to be really petulant now; the Search box should be moved 2px down (or 5 if it looks better aligned with the buttons at the bottom).
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    WeasteDevil Banned

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    You need to get out more.
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    Top for all gif enquiries, contact Olly

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    :lol: True.
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    x42bn6 Full Member

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    Are you trying to compete with me for small details?

    The problem is that the menu buttons on the left (ul#primary) take up too much space.

    Code:
    #nav ul#primary li a {
      display: block;
      color: #fff;
      text-decoration: none;
      font-size: 14px;
      padding: 6px 14px;
      width: auto;
    }
    
    To:

    Code:
    #nav ul#primary li a {
      display: block;
      color: #fff;
      text-decoration: none;
      font-size: 14px;
      padding: 4px 14px;
      width: auto;
    }
    
    Should do it.
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    Justin Full Member

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    Great, thanks for that!!!
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    kps88 Full Member

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    Anyone else miss the "top" link which used to appear at the bottom of the page?
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    Yes there is great wailing and gnashing of teeth about the top link. I'm getting through each item one at a time so be patient! :)
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    WeasteDevil Banned

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    Can't people hit the "HOME" button on the keyboard?
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    golden_blunder mijn naam is Golden Blunder en ik hou van team LVG

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    I'll start banning them then, as agreed Niall

    which list will i start with, the one with Merman at the top?
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    Yes. Execute.

    Indeed, I'll wager a lot of people don't know of that button's existence/use.
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    The precious 'Back to top' link is now in the footer. You may have to refresh the page a few times to clear your cache.

    Happy now? ;)
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    WeasteDevil Banned

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    He he he, it's genius, you have to scroll all the way down to the bottom to get back to the top. To be fair, I'd never even noticed that link existed before.
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    Plechazunga Grammar partisan who sleeps with a real life Ryan

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    How do I edit the bit about me in the Wiki, when you click on "Plechazunga"? It says "this page has been locked".
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    Nani Nana Full Member

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    me too, it's rather odd, I don't even have the right to say who I am and the tremendous amount of stuff I brought to Man United.
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    Top for all gif enquiries, contact Olly

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    Am I the only one missing the google search box? I found it a lot more useful than vBulletin's search in most cases. Not to mention quicker.

    Can't you make some fancy java script-button which changes the search box into a google search box upon click - thus maintaining the design while offering both options.
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being

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    After a quick investigation it appears you now have to pay for Google site search - unless I'm looking in the wrong place.

    I prefer the Google search also and will investigate further at a later date. Unless someone wants to do it for me? :)
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    Olly Ought to be paid for his graphic services

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    This one? http://www.google.com/coop/cse/

    Editions:
    Standard edition - Free, ads are required on results pages.
    Business edition - Starts at $100 per year, no ads on results pages.
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    Top for all gif enquiries, contact Olly

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    That sounds odd considering they used to indirectly pay websites for using their search as it resulted in a lot of ad-revenue.

    Adsense is currently down, so I can't check my account, but I'd be surprised if they don't still offer the search box.

    They also have it for free here: http://www.google.com/coop/manage/cse/create/1 - but then you won't get any revenue from the ads, like you would if you used the one through adsense.
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    Classy Cannon Left Back <font face="Arial"color="White"> in the

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    When I get to the bottom of a thread a 'page loading' box pops up in the bottom right corner & another random thread loads below the one I'm in. Is this a new feature, or has my Firefox gone nuts?

    Also, I can't find the smilies when doing a quick reply, have they gone, or am I not looking properly?
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    Logan! Banned

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    As far as I remember, the smilies were never available in the Quick Reply box.
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    Classy Cannon Left Back <font face="Arial"color="White"> in the

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    There was a link so you could open them in a new tab though.
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    vijay Im rude and disprespectful to the ladies of the fo

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    One more thing Niall, the label member login it creates a bad impression among lasses in our board. Weaste might like it but it for the reason pretty gals are staying away from here

    Make it as login, it sounds better.
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    x42bn6 Full Member

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    ?

    Since when was "member" gender-specific?

    "Memberess" isn't a word.
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    Merman Guest

    :lol:

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