New Theme

edited November 2010 in News & Announcements
New theme everyone. Only flaw is that you cant see what you're typing. DUFF OR STITCH HELP!!!

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  • edited October 2010
    I've also noticed that drop down menu's are black and all.


    /me tinkers

    Edit: Can't update the css file, or anything, the permissions are absolutely broken. Needs fixing.

    Edit2:
    [04:19] <stitch> Man I haven't finished yet
    [04:19] <stitch> So if its a problem don't use it
    I'll leave him to it, looking promising so far

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  • Needs more color: #<color you can actually see>

    Other than that, it's pretty impressive
  • yea i definitely like it. better than what we used to have.
  • And we now have proper colours in form elements =)
  • It really does look great. I'm not sure about the underlining in the topic lists though.
  • Something broke just now.

    I went to view the newest posts and when I clicked on the little blue icon next to the topic name, it took me to winboards.net instead of www.winboards.net and I wasn't logged in because I didn't have any cookie for winboards.net
  • That's my fault, sorry.

    It was previously set to use www. in the forum settings. I changed it because www isn't used with our Google services or the links on WinWorld. Shorter is usually better when it comes to URLs anyway.

    tl;dr, everyone should stop using www.
  • So I now have to change back to non-www.

    Consistency eh

    Also incase it's not been noticed, login form is yellow on white.
  • Those who know me know I almost *never* use www. - so yeah, it'll stay just http://winboards.net - update your bookmarks and shit.

    As far as the login form goes, I thought that was just chrome colouring it up, I'll change that in a bit.
  • On that note, would there a be simple way (server side), to automatically redirect people to http://winworldpc.com or http://winboards.net if they include the www?

    This would just be for the sake of consistency.
  • So like the one on http://abandonzone.co.uk autoredirects server side to http://winworldpc.com

    Doable. Whether it's done is another thing.
  • I was thinking more along the lines of having it translate the URL automatically without the user noticing.

    Example, someone goes to http://www.winboards.net/viewtopic.php?t=5425. The server takes the request, and sends the user to http://winboards.net/viewtopic.php?t=5425, instead of just redirecting them to http://winboards.net. I prefer this method because a lot of search engine results still include either the www, :81 or both.

    IIRC, Apache is capable of doing it with mod_rewrite, not sure about Cherokee.
  • I think Cherokee supports mod_rewrite.
  • Yeah its supported, I'll handle this soon (soon meaning when i'm on something faster internets wise)
  • CNAME anyone?

    I do believe there is a config param in phpBB that allows a user to login from either the www subdomain or base domain but once you are authenticated it takes you over to the domain sintax as defined in the cookie settings. Combine that with a CNAME record and you should be good.

    It's been a while but I have done it.
  • I noticed this before, but didn't say anything about it since I figured you were still working on it.

    But the meta keywords and description are cut off... They just end with a $
  • edited November 2010
    Yeah, that is on the to do/fix list in the Admin board.
    Duff wrote:
    Putting this here instead of it's own thread.

    Forum Metadata

    The metadata on forum pages is broken/incomplete:
    &lt;meta name="keywords" content="winworld, winboards, abandonware, software, windows, downloads, windows 3.1, windows 95, windows 98, freeware, applications, $
    &lt;meta name="description" content="Home to one of the largest FREE repositories of abandonware operating systems and applications on the web, as well as a sm$
    &lt;meta&gt;
    
    
    &lt;title&gt;WinBoards :: Post a new topic&lt;/title&gt;
    

    Page Footer

    Second, this is really trivial, but the bottom page gen info is outside of the </html> tag and doesn't fit with the rest of the footer.

    Fix?:
    2003-2010 WinWorld 
    Powered by phpBB 2.0.23+winworld1 © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group
    &#91;i&#93;Page generation time: 0.077s &#40;PHP: 100% - SQL: 0%&#41; - SQL queries: 8 - GZIP disabled - Debug on&#91;/i&#93;
    

    Topic List

    Read topics show up underlined. Not sure if this intentional or not.

    Star Backgrounds

    As per ka0s' request, I've tried to make both star backgrounds more randomized. The new images have been uploaded to WinWorld.

    http://winworldpc.com/img/stars_bg.png
    http://winworldpc.com/img/header_bg.png
  • The thing about the footer is why I don't put page generation times on Hypnos.

    I'm not sure there's any way to put it somewhere else without throwing off the times.

    I had thought about a system that would store it in a table and you could go back and view the last 10 rendering times or something. But then I decided it wasn't worth it and again that means those times are technically invalid because there's additional time to reconnect to the DB and store it.
  • BlueSun wrote:
    I'm not sure there's any way to put it somewhere else without throwing off the times.

    You could probably put it at the end of the script, but have JQuery go back and fill out an HTML field somewhere else on the page.
  • Could maybe store the time in a cookie and have some javascript load the result?
  • BlueSun wrote:
    Could maybe store the time in a cookie and have some javascript load the result?
    Wouldn't even have to do that... just do something like a div with an ID, then do a document.write with JQuery into that div after the time is evaluated.
  • I'm not sure why that needs JQuery...

    The HTML template is generated before the time is evaluated. So the issue is being able to display the time within the body of the HTML.

    If you did some javascript to write to a div, the javascript would be outside the HTML tags and I'm pretty sure that doesn't validate and that's the only problem with how it's done now.

    So I'm thinking have it stored in a cookie and then have javascript retrieve the time from the cookie and display it somewhere.
  • BlueSun wrote:
    I'm not sure why that needs JQuery...

    The HTML template is generated before the time is evaluated. So the issue is being able to display the time within the body of the HTML.

    If you did some javascript to write to a div, the javascript would be outside the HTML tags and I'm pretty sure that doesn't validate and that's the only problem with how it's done now.

    So I'm thinking have it stored in a cookie and then have javascript retrieve the time from the cookie and display it somewhere.

    JQuery is too new for our circa-2002 forums that have only been updated with minor patches written by me while on acid......
  • BlueSun wrote:
    If you did some javascript to write to a div, the javascript would be outside the HTML tags and I'm pretty sure that doesn't validate and that's the only problem with how it's done now.

    Oh, good point. I've never been too concerned with validation so that didn't really occur to me.
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