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17-07-2012, 00:56   #1
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Bug Reports for the new Boards.ie Skin

Following on from the Announcement thread, if you come across any bugs with the new skin, we'd really appreciate it if you could post them here.

Please post with the following format:

Type: Bug /Missing Feature / Suggestion / Other
Issue: insert text here, screen shots are helpful if you can manage it
Browser & OS: What browser version you're using to help us replicate and track the issue more quickly
Screen Resolution: what res your screen's running at - can be quite important in design issues.

It's really important that this thread only be used for bug reports and so on - we've had 4 weeks for feedback and suggestions already and the tech team really needs to move on to their next project soon, so we're hoping to be wrapped up with this by the end of July.
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17-07-2012, 09:31   #2
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Hi lads,

I switched to old look - is there a way of switching back to new look?

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17-07-2012, 09:32   #3
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Hi lads,

I switched to old look - is there a way of switching back to new look?

Thanks,
Keith.
Down the end of this page: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/profi...do=editoptions

Select 'Boards.ie new Beta'
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17-07-2012, 09:32   #4
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I switched to old look - is there a way of switching back to new look?

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17-07-2012, 10:09   #5
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Agh. Logged into boards from my iphone this morning and for some reason the skin was automatically switched to this awful new one.

It's terrible on iOS, really slow when scrolling down a page. Has is even been tested on an iphone/ipad?
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17-07-2012, 10:19   #6
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"iPad compatibility - We know there are issues with iPads. Full testing has not been done on any iPad. The skin was designed for full computers like netbooks, laptops and desktops with the idea being the touch site may see improvements similar to the new skin in the future. This isn't to say we're leaving iPad users in the dark, but that they're not our target audience currently but we will improve things as we go along. It would be useful for you to report any bugs you find so we have a record of them anyway, but it won't be a priority."

from here: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...did=2056703415

noted it should really say iOS compatibility as the issues are with iOS and not specific to the iPad. We're working on it though.
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17-07-2012, 10:23   #7
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I could not login from the front page - simply woulnd't accept my username + password.

I managed to get logged in after I followed some link which prompted me to log and it had my username already filled in from cache/cookie and all I had to do was put in my password which worked fine.


Edit: FYI - I greatly dislike the new look - prefer the old one! ITs too.......busy. Harder to read

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17-07-2012, 10:25   #8
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I'd still like an option to mark all forums read. On the old skin it was there in the drop down list in all the forums.
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"iPad compatibility - We know there are issues with iPads. Full testing has not been done on any iPad. The skin was designed for full computers like netbooks, laptops and desktops with the idea being the touch site may see improvements similar to the new skin in the future. This isn't to say we're leaving iPad users in the dark, but that they're not our target audience currently but we will improve things as we go along. It would be useful for you to report any bugs you find so we have a record of them anyway, but it won't be a priority."

from here: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...did=2056703415

noted it should really say iOS compatibility as the issues are with iOS and not specific to the iPad. We're working on it though.
ok thanks.

But surely users using iOS must make up a large chunk of readers? Seems madness to release (and default) this skin without testing it fully?
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17-07-2012, 10:27   #10
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I couldn't access boards at about half hour ago on Samsung sgs. Was it down or? Bound to be teething problems people but sure in a months time we won't know ourselves

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I couldn't access boards at about half hour ago on Samsung sgs. Was it down or? Bound to be seething problems people but sure in a months time we won't know ourselves
Hopefully there won't be too much seething

The site hasn't been down this morning, are you still experiencing the problem?
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ok thanks.

But surely users using iOS must make up a large chunk of readers? Seems madness to release (and default) this skin without testing it fully?
currently running at 7% of our total user base, it's a sizable chunk that warrants some attention but there's currently better ways (touch site) to view boards, we're working on bringing a better experience to iOS devices.
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It's very silky shiny, any way to tone it down a bit. I'm using a glossy imac at the moment and i've turned the brightness down a lot. It's blind bright.
The new skin was also causing me trouble on my android phone, firefox was freaking out a little with it and the stock sony browser wouldn't load the new site at all.
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Hopefully there won't be too much Teething

The site hasn't been down this morning, are you still experiencing the problem?
Ha, of course I meant teething !

Might have been a wi fi issue. All good now thanks
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currently running at 7% of our total user base, it's a sizable chunk that warrants some attention but there's currently better ways (touch site) to view boards, we're working on bringing a better experience to iOS devices.
Really? Surprised it's that low. In that case you're justified in improving the the experience to the other 93% and working on iOS compatibility in the background.

Keep up the good work but I'm sticking with the old skin for now

(Btw, I miss the old "mobile" skin. It was very minimalistic but perfect for iphones and even desktop browsing).
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