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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2010, 07:48:03 PM »
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Finally a grey interface - very well!!
(always wondered why photo forums use colored backgrounds...)

The spacing in between the posts could be bigger. It's a bit hard to tell one post from another. Or maybe a frame around the post or so...
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2010, 07:59:28 PM »
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Nice job.  Clean and bright.

Upgrades like this rarely run without a few glitches.
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« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2010, 08:22:52 PM »
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I like it.  It is bright, modern and readable.  I did like seeing the member since under people's avatars.  It gave a little bit of a sense of someone's experience, at least with the forums.

I look forward to what the future holds for my favorite photo forums.
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« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2010, 08:26:35 PM »
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Seems to be working fine here. Looking forwards to all the new goodies.

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« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2010, 08:27:23 PM »
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Michael-
I visit this site for a few years now and want to thank you for making it happen- it is a wonderful place to hear some news about photography.

About the new site- not everything that is new is better-and- all that is new you have to get used to.
 I got used to the old site so have to say that i find the layout a bit floating... and I miss ( but may did not find it yet) the overall "view new posts" button.
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« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2010, 08:29:23 PM »
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Sorry Michael but I prefer the old site.
Understood, but that's the price to be paid for allowing us to introduce new features.

Michael
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« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2010, 08:49:03 PM »
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Change is usually difficult to accept. I will be looking for the benefits. Hopefully all of us will be.
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« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2010, 09:01:15 PM »
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How about new posts since my last visit? Have I just missed it?
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« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2010, 09:10:24 PM »
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How about new posts since my last visit? Have I just missed it?
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« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2010, 09:12:41 PM »
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Finally a grey interface - very well!!
(always wondered why photo forums use colored backgrounds...)

The spacing in between the posts could be bigger. It's a bit hard to tell one post from another. Or maybe a frame around the post or so...


second that - either frames or background colors should be in place to help visually separate posts !!!
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« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2010, 09:14:24 PM »
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No, unfortunately this is completely different forum software so there's no going back.
but do you plan to have various skins at all ? I mean every decent forum software allows to select one of several available skins...
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« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2010, 10:32:12 PM »
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Deja - if you look at the bottom you'll notice that this *is* themed. 

http://www.jpr62.com/

I for one like it - very readable.  Bravo Michael and Chris (and Crip)!
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« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2010, 10:44:57 PM »
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I don't see any advantages......it is much harder to read....what was the point?
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« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2010, 11:02:41 PM »
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Michael,
Thank you for making improvements to your website. I know that making changes is very difficult and you have not made them lighty. It is a courtesy that you even extend to us this forum. I will keep an open mind and look for the positive with this new software. My personal favorite is vBulletin, but I think you're smart to have something different, at least at the apperance level... helps us over time to know and love this virtual place. It would be nice to have vBulletin functionality with the Luminous Landscape look/theme, no matter will be happy with what works.

 
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« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2010, 11:31:51 PM »
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Ok this looks interesting. A suggestion: I liked the ability to move to top of page from any post, saved scrolling for me. I see you have a go up / go down at bottom and top of pages, helpful, but to do at least go to top from any post would be better, at least IMO.
Over to the programmers.
I see the potential tools for really improving the discussion here, looking forward to it
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« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2010, 11:50:58 PM »
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Deja - if you look at the bottom you'll notice that this *is* themed. 
of course it is themed... "Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black" (c)
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« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2010, 12:40:48 AM »
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Congrats!
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« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2010, 12:50:56 AM »
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Without the new features, I'd give the design a thumbs down.  Hopefully they'll make it worthwhile.

I've seen several issues already.
  • I had to set the Text size to smallest to see more than a couple of posts, actually to even seen more than a couple of words on a line Smiley
  • IE shows an error on the page, but doesn't specify what it is (screenshot attached (hopefully))
  • Attached images don't show in the Preview
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« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2010, 01:13:47 AM »
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Without the new features, I'd give the design a thumbs down.  Hopefully they'll make it worthwhile.

I've seen several issues already.
  • I had to set the Text size to smallest to see more than a couple of posts, actually to even seen more than a couple of words on a line Smiley
  • IE shows an error on the page, but doesn't specify what it is (screenshot attached (hopefully))
  • Attached images don't show in the Preview


Hi elf

Not sure why you have to mess with text sizes unless your setup in IE8 is forcing large sizes that it shouldn't be.  The error on the page is actually an IE8 error -- it's specifies the error at line 27 which is a javascript addEventListener, which IE8 doesn't properly support (even though it's part of the DOM standard).  That particular handler is also what takes care of resizing avatars, so that may be related to why you don't see attached image previews.  I see them fine on my IE8 however ... so again might be something local with your IE8 setup.  Aside from the (mostly cosmetic) error that shows in the bottom left corner everything is looking and working as expected in IE8 here.

Google shows around 200,000 hits for IE8 addEventListener (and most of them are people complaining that it doesn't exist in IE8 and will only exist in IE9 and upwards).  http://www.google.ca/search?q=ie8+addeventlistener
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« Reply #39 on: August 11, 2010, 01:15:48 AM »
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Horrible new interface. It looks terrible and is harder to read.

New features ? there was nothing lacking before, just high quality, easy to read, content.
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