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Watch this space! AKA What's going on with the site??!?!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:14 pm
by Zombie Dave McCaig
Dean is totally getting the ball rolling on the new site. Give us a week (him a day, me a week to get my end done) and we'll have the new site all up and rolling.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:02 pm
by Sweeney
Ahh.... is the the famed update you talked about in, let's see, um.... <b>2003? :shock:

Zombie Dave McCaig wrote:I am pretty busy right now with my move, but I want to sit down in the next week or two and plan out the next phase of this site.

Re: Watch this space! AKA What's going on with the site??!?!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:55 pm
by Zombie Dave McCaig
Heh. this is version **4** Sweeney.

That was talking about the upcoming version 2 at the time.

Still, long overdue. lots of good things comin'. We've had lots of time to think about it.

Re: Watch this space! AKA What's going on with the site??!?!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:57 pm
by Zombie Dave McCaig
As always, almost all the thanks go to Dean, the hard worker behind the scenes!

Re: Watch this space! AKA What's going on with the site??!?!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:02 pm
by Dean Welsh
Thank the good folks at PHPBB for making it a relatively painless upgrade.
Try the search, it's so freaking fast. <3

Gotta get the gallery back up and running and the downloads section, but that can wait for a bit.

Re: Watch this space! AKA What's going on with the site??!?!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:14 pm
by Jaysin
Looks spiffy. Thanks Dean.

Re: Watch this space! AKA What's going on with the site??!?!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:37 pm
by Trish Mulvihill
It has a bit of a "builder's beige" look... I think more COLOR is in order! :D

Re: Watch this space! AKA What's going on with the site??!?!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:40 pm
by Zombie Dave McCaig
ha! Yeah, for sure. We set it up ugly like this to force me to get my ass in gear.

it won't look like this for long. ^_^

The new forum engine has much better bones than the old one though, so we thought we'd get things rolling tonight.

Re: Watch this space! AKA What's going on with the site??!?!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:09 am
by Eagle
Awesome.

Much harder to tell which forums and threads have new posts, though.

Gotta love open-source. Always someone working on it.

Let's see how my rare sig looks now...

Wrong background colour, but still works.

Aw, crap! The color plug-in's still there! Kill it! Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiill iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit! *smash-smash-smash-smash* Funny, it works when I put a Canuck "u" in it, but not without now:

colour

color

And how do links look? <=== Still about the same.

Re: Watch this space! AKA What's going on with the site??!?!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:12 am
by Zombie Dave McCaig
Youtube links will be fixed eventually, since HTML no longer works in phpbb.

Post colors will be fixed soon too.

Re: Watch this space! AKA What's going on with the site??!?!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:13 am
by Zombie Dave McCaig
EagleC wrote:Aw, crap! The color plug-in's still there! Kill it! Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiill iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit! *smash-smash-smash-smash*


MWAHAHA

Re: Watch this space! AKA What's going on with the site??!?!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:16 am
by Eagle
I've done pre-built PHP sites and forums, so I know what you're going through. It can be fun, if you've got the right music going.

Re: Watch this space! AKA What's going on with the site??!?!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:40 am
by splicer
I'm scared of change, go back to the old site!!!

Re: Watch this space! AKA What's going on with the site??!?!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:55 am
by PeterK
I think I broke my gutterzombie! Just kidding. It's very similar to the old setup. Haven't checked out too many things though. One crit I will give though is I think the avatars, (showing who is posting) should stay on the left. It's the more common choice on any kind of messageboard, and functionally speaking, we read left to right. It's nice to identify the person first, then read their words as if from their online personality, instead of reading the message and then putting it into the context of who's saying it. Of course all it takes is a glance, but it feels unnatural to start to read a message, then glance to the other side of it to see who it is, then go back to the left again to start reading again.

Re: Watch this space! AKA What's going on with the site??!?!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:27 am
by Zombie Dave McCaig
I think we'll leave the avatars on the right hand side for a while, and change them over if we continue to miss them on the left. PHPBB 3.0 has them by default on the right. I figure there may be a reason for it, and figure we should give it a go before scripting it back to the old position.

(Though my money is on switching it back)