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Re: New phpBB version installed

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:22 pm
by yellowled
[quote="garvinhicking"]yellowled: I always use the "New posts" links (highlighted in the upper left corner in the startpage) that shows me which entries have new posts. Also, they should be highlighted in yellow...[/quote]
I almost never use that, mainly because I don't read every subforum religiously :)

Anyway, what I meant to say :) was that [i]threads[/i] with new posts are only highlighted by the icon next to the thread title - and those are kind of hard to spot on first sight. As I said, it might be a matter of getting familiar with the new look.

YL

Re: New phpBB version installed

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:29 pm
by kleinerChemiker
In the prosilver-style, which comes with phpBB, there is a breadcrum menu. The code is:

[code]
<ul class="linklist navlinks">
<li class="icon-home"><a href="{U_INDEX}" accesskey="h">{L_INDEX}</a> <!-- BEGIN navlinks --> <strong>&#8249;</strong> <a href="{navlinks.U_VIEW_FORUM}">{navlinks.FORUM_NAME}</a><!-- END navlinks --></li>

[/code]

Re: New phpBB version installed

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:50 pm
by garvinhicking
Hi!

In which file do I need to place that code, Chemiker? The current theme is based on prosilver, so...?!

YL, sadly I don'T really understand; threads are to me highlighted as yellow (just like with a mouseover) when they have an unread posting?

Regards,
Garvin

Re: New phpBB version installed

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:39 pm
by kleinerChemiker
New posts are only yellow, if you use the "Show new posts"-funktion, not if you open the forums.

In the unmodified prosilver-template the code is in overall_header.html. But this file seems heavily modified in this board.

Re: New phpBB version installed

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:51 pm
by judebert
I'm a creature of habit, too. I like the new look, although I find it really BIG. The new posts list takes up a lot of my screen.

I liked the way the old theme had the category and the topic on the same line; it made it easy for me to recognize the German threads, where I can't be any help.

I'd like the category to be differentiated from the other post metadata somehow. I'd prefer it on the same line, either at the end or the beginning, but that's not so important. The differentiation would certainly help my efficiency.

Re: New phpBB version installed

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:26 pm
by garvinhicking
Hi Judebert!

I'll try to reduce the new posts listing a bit; but in its initial state, it was way too pushed together. "new posts" is where I spent about half of my daily routine here on the boards, so I need that to work as distinct as possible, without me needing to sort through which line I am about to click.

It's a good idea to sort out the category on that place. Prefixing it to the entry title should be the best way to go, yes.

I'll see how I can integrate that navbar for you, chemiker.

Re: New phpBB version installed

Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:26 pm
by Don Chambers
Garvin - check out the prosilver special edition template... In there, I saw this bit of code in the file overall_header.html which I believe will generate the breadcrumb:

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<a href="{U_INDEX}" accesskey="h">{L_INDEX}</a> <!-- BEGIN navlinks --> <strong>&#8249;</strong> <a href="{navlinks.U_VIEW_FORUM}">{navlinks.FORUM_NAME}</a>


This is a smiley test:

:mrgreen: :D :) :( :o :shock: :P :x :lol: 8) :?

Re: New phpBB version installed

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:07 pm
by garvinhicking
Hi Guys!

I implemented the breadcrumb, made some changes to the page's <title> tags, adjusted the padding/spacing in searchresults, added row highlighting of unread state in forum and topic view, adjusted some font colors and sizes and think we're coming to a pretty good state right now.

Any wishes left?

I can upload the german language file and icons once PHPBB.com gets unhacked.

Regards,
Garvin

Re: New phpBB version installed

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:13 pm
by kleinerChemiker
Die deutschen Sprachdateien findest du auch unter http://www.phpBB.de

Und danke für das Krümmelmenü ;) Was mir grad auffällt, das Krümmelmenü ist nur in der Threadansicht, nicht aber z.B. in der Forenansicht.

Re: New phpBB version installed

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:32 pm
by garvinhicking
Hi!

kleinerChemiker wrote:Die deutschen Sprachdateien findest du auch unter http://www.phpBB.de


Sadly not, they only link to phpbb.com.

Und danke für das Krümmelmenü ;) Was mir grad auffällt, das Krümmelmenü ist nur in der Threadansicht, nicht aber z.B. in der Forenansicht.


Yes, I figured that a breadcrumb menu is not really required for forums, as we only have a 2-level nesting?!

Regards,
Garvin

Re: New phpBB version installed

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:36 pm
by Don Chambers
I think I didn't realize there was a second page to this thread when I posted nearly the same phpBB code as kleinerChemiker !!! :oops:

Things are looking great Garvin!

Re: New phpBB version installed

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:48 pm
by judebert
Garvin, we've got to keep it configured well for you before we worry about anything else!

The new category position (prepended to line) is just fine for my work. Thanks! I'm working smoothly again!

Re: New phpBB version installed

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:32 pm
by garvinhicking
Hi!

I've slightly increased the pagination, I think it wasn't obvious as well. :-)

The new category position (prepended to line) is just fine for my work. Thanks! I'm working smoothly again!


Happy to hear that, I also feel a lot of inrease.

I temporarily tried to enable anonymous posting again, but there were already 15 new spams in a timespan of 10 minutes - so sadly the upgrade didn't really help in terms of anti-spam :-/

Re: New phpBB version installed

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:57 pm
by Don Chambers
I don't think it is too much to ask people to register prior to posting, especially if the result is less spam. We all have enough of THAT in our lives!! :evil:

Besides - things could be worse. Looks like the entire phpBB site got hacked and they had to take it down.

Re: New phpBB version installed

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:00 pm
by yellowled
[quote="garvinhicking"]I've slightly increased the pagination[/quote]
"Slightly", he says. Gee, and I always though *I* was short-sighted 8-)

YL