sugarman wrote: »
Thankfully thats only a snapshot beta of the Vanilla forums default theme, theres a custom Boards.ie one in the works thats practically identical to the current site. Have a read of the thread over in the Mods Forum if you haven't already Ciderman, goes into good detail about all the proposed changes / updates / new features etc..
CiDeRmAn wrote: »
Not loving it!
Inviere wrote: »
The modern day approach to 'responsive web design'
Huge swathes of empty space - check
Enormous/largely empty banner - check
Require loads of new/additional scrolling - check
Throw delineation out the window - check
Yep, seems about right. I know there's skinning options, but I won't hold my breath
MontgomeryClift wrote: »
I looked this up recently to see what people in web design were saying, because I was puzzled as to why there is still so much empty space and scrolling in web sites.
The consensus seems to be that scrolling is good, and the more scrolling there is the better, because people expect to scroll now, and following links to other pages is bad. That's why we have sites that load content dynamically and essentially scroll forever.
Inviere wrote: »
Seems this transition is starting tomorrow AM.....goodbye working boards, you'll be missed!
Well, it seems to be working again....
Just, no one else can see it....
Well some can
Someone remind me again why we upgraded? This new site is a mess so far, can't find the forums I follow (My Forums does not list them), page layout looks horrible, no dark mode and the mobile version is worse than the previous touch version. 😥
It's damned rough isn't it. How this went live is beyond me.
Indeed. I want to be positive about it especially since it's only gone live but the entire process has been badly managed from the get go. The worst issue for me so far is not being able to find anything. 😁
Yeah, desktop is ugly and bloated, with way too much blank space showing in and between posts, and touch site does away with some of that but replaced it with barely discernable differentiation between posts.
The mobile version doesn't look anything like the desktop version. There's an agree and lol button (which you can't tell if you have previously pressed before or not), which don't exist on the desktop site. I have no idea how to find my followed threads or forums, there doesn't appear to be a way to search for a forum alphabetically, or a search at all.
Maybe I just haven't found them yet. I know they've managed to put some nice big adverts on the mobile site so that's good isn't it.
It's pretty much unusable for me as it stands. I know this is likely a bare bones version just to get the site live again, but it's barely functional....not at all nice to use yet. More time needed before I try again
Mr. Crispy over in the Gaming thread might have found how to access your followed forums - although the page loads an error. 😂
On desktop - go to the home page then Categories, you have a View filter option that defaults to All, change that to Following - maybe that should list our followed forums (if it was working). Maybe the whole 'Follow' process is broken atm as I can't see how you can follow or unfollow. Think I saw a bookmark option somewhere.
Don't like you can't use kb shortcuts for emojis anymore, can't edit quoted part of my post, all the free space on desktop and the scrolling. At the bottom of the page there used to be an option to jump to the Top, that's gone too looks like. Fun times ahead.
/Edit: Now the Categories page doesn't even load for me. 🙄
its a bit odd and looks to be fairly buggy so far, seen a few oddities , looks wise ill get over it and used to it but it will take a bit of time ,none of its seems to fit right and trying to mimick the original look seems to have faltered they should have redesigned it totally :edit saying that i havent been near the mobile touch site yet !🙈 its no pac !
also cidermans initial post here seem extraordinarily disproportioned ...like he's trying to compensate for something !
having to scroll all the way back to the top to click on a&r or whatever forum is a pain as well when you have gone more than a few pages through
Haha he looks very shouty doesn't he. Also can you crop or highlight a bit of a quoted post, I can't find a way of doing it.
haha no idea ,this is getting worse the more I use it !
THE Caterorgies section is horrendously bad, they should have been rowed across with drop down or scrollable or something better than going down the whole list
Rich Text Editor.
To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph.
An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu.
Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.