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Forum upgrade

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:14 am
by emu_kidid
Hi everyone,

It's upgrading season around here as you may have noticed.

We've updated the forum software (phpBB) to the new 3.1.x series, as a result the old theme no longer works for now. I've added a few new themes so far and you can configure them under the User Control Panel->Board Settings section of your profile. Apologies to anyone that dislikes the new themes... the old one (Getaway Darkblue) is still there but it's buggy. If you have any compatible theme recommendations you'd like to see added, just let me know and I'll add them. There will be a few more tweaks to the current themes to add some links back in/branding.

The front page portal is down at the moment too but will also be added back in shortly.

Re: Forum upgrade

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:10 am
by iamdablasta
almost refreshing.

Re: Forum upgrade

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:24 am
by BenoitRen
Not only here. The website where I look for job vacancies also upgraded.

The only thing I don't like is the blinking/animating icons.

Re: Forum upgrade

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:18 pm
by megalomaniac
Mobile browser update is nice

Re: Forum upgrade

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:25 pm
by Streetwalker
megalomaniac wrote:Mobile browser update is nice
Definitely. I've been helping Emu fix up the new theme so that it looks nicer.

On that note I made a banner :
Image

Edit : wait, are image tags broken now ?
Edit 2 : welp I was stupid and put a } instead of a ].

Also leaving this here :
Streetwal | emu_kidid: add margin-left: 0px to .postbody in responsive.css, otherwise it makes the mobile version go berserk

Re: Forum upgrade

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:37 pm
by liquitt
pretty cool, fresh new look! :)

Re: Forum upgrade

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:04 am
by jlo138
The only thing I dont like is that the font size seems to be for people who have a really hard time seeing. Reminds me of a mobile site. Other than that, seems alright I guess.

Re: Forum upgrade

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:36 am
by BenoitRen
jlo138 wrote:The only thing I dont like is that the font size seems to be for people who have a really hard time seeing. Reminds me of a mobile site.
font-size is first set to 10px, which for posts is then made 0.3 times larger, which evalues to 13px. That's not big at all. Are you using a different theme than aero black?

Other than fixing the font size, the theme also contains atrocities like this:

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#wrap {
	margin: 0 auto;
	max-width: 1152px;
	min-width: 625px;
	padding: 0 15px;
}
And this:

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<link href="./styles/aero%20black/theme/responsive.css?assets_version=11" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="only screen and (max-width: 700px), only screen and (max-device-width: 700px)" />
Pixel perfect designs have always been bad. This is the web, not a piece of paper.

Re: Forum upgrade

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:59 am
by Streetwalker
Well there's the proFormell-gcforever theme we've been working on yesterday. :P

Re: Forum upgrade

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:10 pm
by Aressi
How can I see new messages only?

Re: Forum upgrade

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:22 pm
by badsector
"Quick Links" on the top left.

Re: Forum upgrade

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:55 pm
by jlo138
BenoitRen wrote:
jlo138 wrote:The only thing I dont like is that the font size seems to be for people who have a really hard time seeing. Reminds me of a mobile site.
font-size is first set to 10px, which for posts is then made 0.3 times larger, which evalues to 13px. That's not big at all. Are you using a different theme than aero black?

Other than fixing the font size, the theme also contains atrocities like this:

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#wrap {
	margin: 0 auto;
	max-width: 1152px;
	min-width: 625px;
	padding: 0 15px;
}
And this:

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<link href="./styles/aero%20black/theme/responsive.css?assets_version=11" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="only screen and (max-width: 700px), only screen and (max-device-width: 700px)" />
Pixel perfect designs have always been bad. This is the web, not a piece of paper.

Re: Forum upgrade

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:46 am
by q8v08
The old theme bug, is that the one where you can't select the thread page?

Re: Forum upgrade

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:02 pm
by BenoitRen
@jlo138: That looks like proFormell, but that doesn't evaluate to a high font size either. (11px * 1.3em)

Quickly switch between themes

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:58 pm
by Ralf@gc-forever
Instead of having to go through the UCP to switch to another theme, you can simply use the ?style= function to do so:

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http://www.gc-forever.com/forums/index.php?style=xx

xx = theme

1  - prosilver
5  - subSilverClassic (not selectable via UCP)
7  - Getaway Darkblue (buggy)
8  - proFormell
9  - aero
10 - aero black
11 - aero green
12 - aero pink
13 - aero purple
14 - aero red
15 - proFormell GC-Forver

e.g.

index.php?style=5


BTW, guests and users who are not logged in will also be able to select a theme with this method.