Forum redesign by committee

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  • Dirtbox 21 Mar 2018 00:30:11 91,175 posts
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    Let's have another pop at this.

    Stylebot for Chrome isn't the greatest way to try and knock the site into shape, but it's better than nowt and it's easy to share your creations, which you can link here. Install the extension, have a bash and try and cram the best of the changes into a single, consolidated portable view we can all be proud of.

    Note, Firefox doesn't have this, but Customize Your Web is close enough and CSS is CSS so it should be cross compatible.

    EG blue: 0285cc or 0184cc. Dunno, the logo is mottled now. Use the latter for now.

    If it goes well enough to be usable, we can nag craigy to incorporate it permanently for all users.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 00:37:19 21-03-2018
  • Your-Mother 21 Mar 2018 00:31:44 2,881 posts
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    First job is to fix the links.
  • Dirtbox 21 Mar 2018 00:32:45 91,175 posts
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    HTML linking has been busted for a while

    Zingo

    The mong forum link url thing works though.

    Edited by Dirtbox at 00:37:54 21-03-2018
  • Tonka 21 Mar 2018 05:42:07 29,664 posts
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    Image and YouTube linking from mobile would be nice
  • Tonka 21 Mar 2018 05:48:56 29,664 posts
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    Also, not using 50% of the screen on
    Logo that doesn't take you where it should
    Text banner that takes you where the logo should
    Profile link with buttons underneath
    Cutsey banner
    Then a row with a link to the forum and the front page...

    Link the logo to the fabled front page and have a forum button next to it.

    Put the buttons next to the profile.

    Or... Hamburger menu it all away.
  • Dirtbox 21 Mar 2018 07:49:12 91,175 posts
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    You're completely missing the point of the thread, but yes.
  • Tonka 21 Mar 2018 08:05:22 29,664 posts
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  • funkstar 21 Mar 2018 08:15:33 3,280 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    Also, not using 50% of the screen on
    Logo that doesn't take you where it should
    Text banner that takes you where the logo should
    Profile link with buttons underneath
    Cutsey banner
    Then a row with a link to the forum and the front page...

    Link the logo to the fabled front page and have a forum button next to it.

    Put the buttons next to the profile.

    Or... Hamburger menu it all away.
    some of this stuff could be fixed with a tampermonkey script alongside the CSS hmmm...
  • THFourteen 21 Mar 2018 08:33:27 52,549 posts
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    Add a search box to the main forum screen on mobile view.

    And yes get rid of that annoying shit at the top of the forum.
  • Load_2.0 21 Mar 2018 09:09:37 29,625 posts
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    I'd like to implement a less hypochondriacs, weirdos and lunatics feature.
  • bennyw01 Ad Operations Manager, Gamer Network 21 Mar 2018 09:26:49 562 posts
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    More ads ;)
  • HairyArse 21 Mar 2018 09:28:09 1,267 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    I'd like to implement a less hypochondriacs, weirdos and lunatics feature.
    Fewer.

    😂😂
  • Load_2.0 21 Mar 2018 09:32:22 29,625 posts
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    FistShake.GIF
  • Dirtbox 21 Mar 2018 09:38:17 91,175 posts
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    Alright, had a tinker and this is what the thread view looks like so far.

  • funkstar 21 Mar 2018 10:02:38 3,280 posts
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    you just beat me to posting my tinkering for desktop

  • craigy Staff 21 Mar 2018 10:05:57 9,451 posts
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    You forgot the ads.
  • funkstar 21 Mar 2018 10:13:19 3,280 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    You forgot the ads.
    shhh craigy pal we're doing your job for you :D
  • Dirtbox 21 Mar 2018 11:37:19 91,175 posts
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    @funkstar Are you using tampermonkey? A lot of the stuff you have isn't possible with stylebot. Might switcheroo.
  • thelzdking 21 Mar 2018 12:02:56 9,466 posts
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    EDIT: ignore, I don't know what I'm talking about.

    I like DB's one.

    Edited by thelzdking at 12:04:50 21-03-2018
  • funkstar 21 Mar 2018 12:07:36 3,280 posts
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    @Dirtbox yeah i am. it's all straight CSS being injected with a bunch of important tags though. (apart from fixing the logo link)
  • funkstar 21 Mar 2018 12:10:20 3,280 posts
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    thelzdking wrote:
    EDIT: ignore, I don't know what I'm talking about.

    I like DB's one.
    yeah i was going for a more... nu-EG look where it looks like DB is going for keeping the same style but improving it :)
  • DaM 21 Mar 2018 12:13:08 17,346 posts
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    If you look at it on a phone, you can tell that's what it's designed for. All the thrust seems to be designing something that will degrade nicely onto a phone screen. I have arguments with our web guy about this.
  • Dirtbox 21 Mar 2018 12:14:00 91,175 posts
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    I'm going for the original portable mode style that everyone laments the loss of. I dunno how successful I'm being at it as I forgot what it looked like, but it's coming along.
  • funkstar 21 Mar 2018 12:15:58 3,280 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    I'm going for the original portable mode style that everyone laments the loss of. I dunno how successful I'm being at it as I forgot what it looked like, but it's coming along.
    fair enough :D
  • ChiefGB 21 Mar 2018 12:17:06 11,053 posts
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    Look what they made us do!!!!!! And even more crazy is the fact that dirtbox is leading the charge. This is what you've driven him too!!!!

    Good work btw.
  • Graxlar_v3 21 Mar 2018 12:20:31 7,253 posts
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    Yeah, good work in both cases... i am leaning towards DB's cos it is familiar :)

    #nochange
  • Graxlar_v3 21 Mar 2018 12:20:50 7,253 posts
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    @ChiefGB Didn't dirtbox have a hand in the search bar long ago?
  • Dirtbox 21 Mar 2018 12:46:46 91,175 posts
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    I made a search, then craigy made a search.

    Anyway, here is what I've got so far. It's easy on the eye and a little bit rough around the edges still but I'm sure funkstar can work some magic and line up this text box I'm typing this post into. I far prefer his clean buttons over the blend numbers I've still got so somewhere along the line we'll have a little collaboration that will work.

    I dunno where the ads have gone, don't ask.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/tcvj8szextbnapz/Portable%20Mode%20-%20Dirtbox%20rev%201.2.txt?dl=0

    Also I dunno how to make people's names bigger, changing one doesn't change all as they're sequentially numbered, probably for permalinking.

    I also just realised that the site that Stylebot used to be able to share your creations with is defunct. So dropbox it is.





    Edited by Dirtbox at 13:11:32 21-03-2018
  • sport 21 Mar 2018 12:51:07 15,109 posts
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    I've gone for a more organic feel. So instead of the posts going top to bottom, I let them flow and wrap. Then injected some colour to really make the post options pop.

    https://imgur.com/cgzIB7x
  • Dirtbox 21 Mar 2018 12:51:59 91,175 posts
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    Now we're fucking talking.
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