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Offline Southsider05

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Re: Suggestions & Comments
« Reply #125 on: April 24, 2011, 02:39:45 pm »
Like the black and silver.

Now,  can we do something to make this site more mobile friendly?

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Re: Suggestions & Comments
« Reply #126 on: April 24, 2011, 03:23:04 pm »
Thats going to be close to impossible...

A lot of the "features" are not removable... they are build in and there to stay.

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« Reply #127 on: April 24, 2011, 10:14:28 pm »
Like the black and silver.

Now,  can we do something to make this site more mobile friendly?

Allegedly this is a more mobile friendly link to this board:

http://sox.createaforum.com/general-discussion/?wap2

southside05, Method or someone else who relies mainly on a mobile connection to this forum,  please try it and give everyone a report.



 

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« Reply #128 on: April 24, 2011, 10:39:29 pm »
Hmm.  Not bad.  Very Spartan, which I like for this sort of thing.  However, no way, that I can see, to "quote" another's post but this will do for now.   Thanks!

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« Reply #129 on: April 24, 2011, 11:18:54 pm »
I do see quotes... but only one lvl deep... if its a quote in a quote it doesnt show up...

Although it only shows 5 posts per page and no post numbers...

Some of you might like the mobile version better for general usage...


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« Reply #130 on: April 24, 2011, 11:38:36 pm »
No, I meant that one can't click on a button or link to quote another poster's post in response to it.

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« Reply #131 on: April 24, 2011, 11:41:35 pm »
In the regular view of this site (not the mobile friendly link), there is a 'print' button located at the lower right near the bottom of the page on each and every topic page. 

If you click on it, you'll get a simple black & white page of all the posts for that topic.  You'd have to go back to the regular view to make a post, but the actual reading of the posts could be easier for both the vision impaired and mobile users.

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« Reply #132 on: April 24, 2011, 11:49:26 pm »
For mobile users:

Dave23 & grrrrlacher on the BBF & Bears Board are working on trying to install TapaTalk and favicon on their board.  I asked Dave for help doing the same here if their efforts are successful.

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Re: Suggestions & Comments
« Reply #133 on: April 25, 2011, 09:11:55 am »
can the thread topics be made black?

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« Reply #134 on: April 25, 2011, 01:19:42 pm »
I think this looks pretty good now.  Nice compromise.

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Re: Suggestions & Comments
« Reply #135 on: April 25, 2011, 01:20:55 pm »
...he was about the only one still on myspace in 08...

Wow, I was still active on MySpace into early 2010.  That place is a mess now.

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Re: Suggestions & Comments
« Reply #136 on: April 25, 2011, 02:30:52 pm »
For mobile users:

Dave23 & grrrrlacher on the BBF & Bears Board are working on trying to install TapaTalk and favicon on their board.  I asked Dave for help doing the same here if their efforts are successful.

Not sure if tapatalk is compatible with this forum at this time... last I'd seen it was vBulletin, phpBB compatible... and simple machines and ip.board were under development... but thats a solid 6mths ago.


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« Reply #137 on: April 25, 2011, 02:49:39 pm »
For mobile users:

Dave23 & grrrrlacher on the BBF & Bears Board are working on trying to install TapaTalk and favicon on their board.  I asked Dave for help doing the same here if their efforts are successful.

Not sure if tapatalk is compatible with this forum at this time... last I'd seen it was vBulletin, phpBB compatible... and simple machines and ip.board were under development... but thats a solid 6mths ago.

According to their website, TapaTalk now works on SimpleMachines which creataforum is based upon.  However, CAF uses a heavily modified version of SM so we're not sure if it's going to work.

http://support.createaforum.com/general-discussion/tapatalk/

http://www.tapatalk.com/

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Re: Suggestions & Comments
« Reply #138 on: April 25, 2011, 04:12:03 pm »
Love the color scheme of this board.

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« Reply #139 on: April 25, 2011, 05:17:06 pm »
just wondering....is it possible to change the color of the Topics on the main page?

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« Reply #140 on: April 25, 2011, 05:58:54 pm »
I like this format because I am used to Simple Machines format for my Bulls board.

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« Reply #141 on: April 25, 2011, 06:04:43 pm »
I like it too.  But on the main page, the subjective titles are hard to read.  not sure why Started by is in black.

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« Reply #142 on: April 25, 2011, 06:09:28 pm »
I like it too.  But on the main page, the subjective titles are hard to read.  not sure why Started by is in black.
Good point Shoe. Plus the Post button was real hard for me to see, even with my reading glasses I can barely read the work Post inside the black box.

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« Reply #143 on: April 25, 2011, 06:59:58 pm »
I believe the reason for this is that there is only one code that sets all the fields text color.

In order to have the dark background else where, the text color needs to be light enough to  be seen... yet dark enough to show up against the lighter backgrounds.

Doesnt allow for much wiggle room unless we change the txt color to something really bright, like Red/Teal/Light Blue. Any of which would look gaudy.

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« Reply #144 on: April 25, 2011, 07:06:19 pm »
well, let me write you a defect and you get right on fixing that ok? LOL, that is what I would tell my underlings here at work, hah

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« Reply #145 on: April 25, 2011, 08:08:59 pm »
I believe the reason for this is that there is only one code that sets all the fields text color.

In order to have the dark background else where, the text color needs to be light enough to  be seen... yet dark enough to show up against the lighter backgrounds.

Doesnt allow for much wiggle room unless we change the txt color to something really bright, like Red/Teal/Light Blue. Any of which would look gaudy.

Method is correct.  In the coding for createaforum, one single CCS color code controls numerous places in the board.  Some of these places have dark backgrounds and some are using the vegas gold or beige background.  That's one of the reasons why I used very little 'white' as the text color in the darker backgrounds as the color code would then make certain areas with the light backgrounds very difficult to read with white text.

For example: If I change the color code to 'black' to darken the text in the subtitles on the home page, you'll won't be able to read the text in the top left section of the home page.  If I change it to a lighter color to make text in the darker backgrounds more visible, some areas that use the lighter background will be more difficult to read.

So it is very difficult fine tuning this compromise of using both dark & light backgrounds here, as there's a fine line in finding colors that are easily visible in all the different shades of backgrounds.

I could change it to 'red' which would be more easily visible in both the dark and light backgrounds but I'd expect I'd be soon reading plenty of complaints that 'there's too much red text here.'

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Update:  I changed the color code to a slightly darker grey in order to make the 'subtitle' area of the home page easier to read on the light backgrounds.  It will also make it a tad less visible on the darker backgrounds. (I can always change it back)

Also to show you what substituting 'red' as the CCS color would do to the look and to further demonstrate how changing only one color code affects other parts of the site, look here at a sample board I set up to work on possible changes.  You'll be surprised how much is affected by changing just one text code color:

http://duffer.createaforum.com/index.php






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« Reply #146 on: April 25, 2011, 08:18:07 pm »
well, let me write you a defect and you get right on fixing that ok? LOL, that is what I would tell my underlings here at work, hah

I know this createaforums setup uses Smart Machines forums... We could fix it... by starting up our own SMF box with the forum on it... We could get Tapatalk working with it in a hurry... doing it in conjunction with the other Chicago sports forums would make the process easier by getting more peeps involved in setting the deal up.

But this is only if you write up a defect... :)

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« Reply #147 on: April 25, 2011, 09:12:05 pm »
well, let me write you a defect and you get right on fixing that ok? LOL, that is what I would tell my underlings here at work, hah

I know this createaforums setup uses Smart Machines forums... We could fix it... by starting up our own SMF box with the forum on it... We could get Tapatalk working with it in a hurry... doing it in conjunction with the other Chicago sports forums would make the process easier by getting more peeps involved in setting the deal up.

But this is only if you write up a defect... :)

You are hired!!

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Re: Suggestions & Comments
« Reply #148 on: April 25, 2011, 09:49:28 pm »
Like the black and silver.

Now,  can we do something to make this site more mobile friendly?

Allegedly this is a more mobile friendly link to this board:

http://sox.createaforum.com/general-discussion/?wap2
 
southside05, Method or someone else who relies mainly on a mobile connection to this forum,  please try it and give everyone a report.



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« Reply #149 on: April 30, 2011, 07:47:42 pm »
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