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Re: RE: Site revamp

Postby Rhakios » Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:57 am

Rhakios wrote:
Rhakios wrote:One tiny gripe-let: the icons for the News Stories haven't all been updated to the new, shinier versions


Now done, I see. :)


Actually not. This is odd, you don't get to see the new News Story icons in SeaMonkey, but you do in Firefox :?

Edit: Ho hum, it seems SeaMonkey had some images from a very old cache :oops:
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Re: RE: Site revamp

Postby bigjohn » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:19 am

M-Saunders wrote:Lo,

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Of course, if a lot of people would rather the site was always full-screen width, we can change it!

M

Yeah, count me in as well, I had to check the forum first as there was an update to Iceweasel/Firefox yesterday when I ran my updating script - I wondered if it was something to do with that - obviously not.

Surely the "fill the screen" option is better ? Mike as it allows people to view the screen as their hardware/settings dictate ????

In my case, a 21 inch CRT set to 1600x1200 (anything less makes pages render huge and rather clumsy looking).

Apart from that, fine.

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RE: Re: RE: Site revamp

Postby M-Saunders » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:12 am

Righto, the layout now expands to use almost all of the browser width.

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Re: RE: Site revamp

Postby M-Saunders » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:14 am

Rhakios wrote:Edit: Ho hum, it seems SeaMonkey had some images from a very old cache :oops:


Does this happen very often? When you go searching for screenshots of Red Hat Linux, do you get pictures of FVWM95? :-)

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Re: RE: Re: RE: Site revamp

Postby SootynSweep » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:52 am

M-Saunders wrote:Righto, the layout now expands to use almost all of the browser width.

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Much better.

Thanks.
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Site revamp

Postby Dutch_Master » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:56 am

Yup, this is what I had in mind :) Thx Mike!
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Site revamp

Postby mugstar » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:17 pm

Bring back the extra-lite theme!

I switched to the default to see what it looks like - only to find there's no option to switch back.

<stamps foot> Gimme back! Not like the orange&purple! Gimme back!
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Site revamp

Postby towy71 » Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:21 pm

I say that's not cricket I can't find extra-lite either :roll:
mind you I didn't change themes so I still have extra-lite when I'm logged in so it is only something that can be turned on and off in the phpbb stuff
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RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Site revamp

Postby M-Saunders » Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:16 pm

OK, I've temporarily re-enabled the ExtraLite theme, so that those who tested the new one can switch back. But in a few days I'll remove it from the theme-switch list. It's not about wanting to force a certain theme on people -- it's about keeping things as simple as possible, so that when I add a new feature to the site, I don't have to implement it in two different theme engines!

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Re: RE: Site revamp

Postby Rhakios » Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:35 pm

M-Saunders wrote:Does this happen very often? When you go searching for screenshots of Red Hat Linux, do you get pictures of FVWM95? :-)

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I don't often use SeaMonkey, so .... no! SeaMonkey cache isn't that old.

Err, why would I go searching for screenshots of Red Hat? :?
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Site revamp

Postby Huw » Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:48 pm

M-Saunders wrote:Righto, the layout now expands to use almost all of the browser width.

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Cheers Mike. :D
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Re: RE: Site revamp

Postby M-Saunders » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:00 pm

Rhakios wrote:Err, why would I go searching for screenshots of Red Hat? :?


To contrast with the MikeOS GUI? :-) On that subject, I think I'll have to scrap that work. I've written widget routines, a complete font rendering system and loads of supporting stuff, but it's just getting too messy. Maybe the code should remain simple, clean and small. Oh, decisions decisions...

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Re: RE: Site revamp

Postby kilikopele » Tue Jul 24, 2007 3:31 am

M-Saunders wrote:simple, clean and small.
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No such thing. :)
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RE: Re: RE: Site revamp

Postby ollie » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:42 am

Site is looking good but I'd remove the "margin-top" across all browsers. The 10 or so pixels would look much better if the black from the LXF banner was up against the top of the browser edge. IMHO, of course. :)
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Re: RE: Site revamp

Postby Rhakios » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:53 pm

M-Saunders wrote:To contrast with the MikeOS GUI? :-)


Image

It must have come on a bit since this then ;)


On that subject, I think I'll have to scrap that work. I've written widget routines, a complete font rendering system and loads of supporting stuff, but it's just getting too messy. Maybe the code should remain simple, clean and small. Oh, decisions decisions...

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I'm amazed there have been no sarky comments from the LXF regulars about "simple, clean and small" and so I won't be the first :)
Whatever the result of your decisions, VMWare Workstation is waiting to run the code :)
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