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Rockbox General => Announcements => Topic started by: Llorean on August 23, 2006, 10:27:38 PM

Title: The forums look a little different.
Post by: Llorean on August 23, 2006, 10:27:38 PM
I'll admit it. I made a mistake. In an attempt to fix some bugs we've been experiencing, I tried to upgrade our forums. I didn't realize that our theme would be overwritten. I'm working on how to restore its appearance to something like what it was before. It won't be exact. But, as the saying goes, "Please pardon our dust."
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: Mr. Brownstone on August 23, 2006, 11:23:16 PM
THE SKY IS FALLING. :o
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: psycho_maniac on August 24, 2006, 12:27:02 AM
i knew sometnhing looked different, but i thought it was just that i was looking at a different screen for along time. good thing i clicked on this post to see whats going on
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: Llorean on August 24, 2006, 12:29:32 AM
The colors are slightly off, there's no link bar on the left to the main Rockbox pages.

The "New Topics" button *was* missing, but I've resolved that one at least. I'm working on the rest, as well as considering some other useful upgrades.
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: midkay on August 24, 2006, 02:41:56 AM
I actually kind of like this.. a nice little change.. we're just missing the link bar at the left.

I like the colored names on topics/replies, though, for one.
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: Llorean on August 24, 2006, 02:48:41 AM
Yeah, I'm trying to figure out the best way to do the bar at the left.
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: mnhnhyouh on August 24, 2006, 02:57:17 AM
I often use the link to the latest cvs builds that was on the left. Otherwise I dont mind the lighter colour at all. :)

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Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: Llorean on August 24, 2006, 03:08:55 AM
Well for now, it's still there if you go to http://www.rockbox.org/ , it's just not here on the forums.
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: lareneg on August 24, 2006, 07:01:57 AM
Ok:

You put the whole forum in a div, float it to the right, then put that bar in a div, and float it to the left. BACK UP BEFORE TRYING!


Suggested by Christopher Hutchinson of http://www.userbars.co.uk
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: Llorean on August 24, 2006, 07:04:43 AM
The problem with floating them, is that if you try to make height 100% on the floating left one, I belive it's unreliable in some browsers (at least in my recenet experiences with such things). I think the old method used tables, which I'm not particulary a fan of doing (just some obsessive compulsive part of my brain that feels tables are for data) but would work as a last resort.
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: lareneg on August 24, 2006, 07:11:48 AM
:-/ Surely you must have a backup of the site somewhere, pardon me if I'm rude but it's rather silly not to... When I made a site I had a version on my own computer as well as the server... lol...

There might not be any other choice but to use tables... lol...
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: Llorean on August 24, 2006, 07:14:57 AM
I'm not looking for the old way it was done. I'm trying to come up with a possibly better method.

It's not a "I can't fix it myself" issue. The tables method as well as the CSS boxes method (which is what you'd be do by floating a div) have both already been mentioned by me. I'm just trying to fish for anyone who's got a better way to do it. I do believe the old method cause our page to not validate as XHTML 1.0 transitional, and I personally would like to try to improve on that.
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: ryran on August 24, 2006, 09:30:41 AM
Hey nice job fixing the font on the new topics button! :D
Also, I love the new quickedit for posts. At least, I think it's new.
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: Rincewind on August 24, 2006, 11:03:29 AM
Llorean, you could try to set the left margin of the div containing the forum to for instance 150px and position the link bar on the left with position: absolute. For an example of this you can look at a site I did, where I embedded a Wordpress Blog in similar way. It should work with a percentage width, too, but I was lazy and made it fixed.
http://www.rib-ev.de/blog

when you want to do the float thing, it should work in IE if you use 99% instead of 100%.



Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: Llorean on August 24, 2006, 11:22:47 AM
Well, it's definitely going to be fixed width. The idea is to mimic the homepage at Rockbox.org in appearance (in regards to the left bar) but hopefully end up standards compliant and still work in all browsers. Isn't that fun? :)

I also need to figure out the best way to play with things without kicking the forums into maintenance mode every five minutes. I may just run a local copy of SMF for a little bit to tinker with the themes.
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: lareneg on August 24, 2006, 01:35:55 PM
I was about to suggest that :p
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: travishayes89 on August 24, 2006, 05:29:53 PM
i like this look, looks a bit more polished, and "techy" so to speak.
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: mlind on September 01, 2006, 10:22:33 AM
Shouldn't the small Rockbox-logo to the left link you to www.rockbox.org instead of to forums.rockbox.org?? To me it would be more natural than to click on "home".
Title: Re: The forums look a little different.
Post by: Llorean on September 01, 2006, 10:58:54 AM
That should now be fixed.