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New Look for the Board

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:26 pm
by JohnG
It's been just over four years since the last major renovation to the OldSchoolHipHop.Com Message Boards.

I was beginning to think the place looked a bit dated, so I figured if I was going to change it up, I'd go for something pretty drastic.

All the same features are still around and generally the layout is the same, but now with more updated look.

I'm sure it'll take a little while to get used to, but hopefully it'll catch on.

There are a few other changes behind the scenes and I'm working on a new spam filter I hope to have up and running in the next couple of days as well.

If you notice anything out of wack just let me know.

Thanks,
JohnG

Re: New Look for the Board

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:20 am
by IRISH CRAIG
JohnG wrote:There are a few other changes behind the scenes and I'm working on a new spam filter I hope to have up and running in the next couple of days as well


The spam was becoming tiresome, so good to hear about that. The board looks fine sir, strong look as they say, cheers

Re: New Look for the Board

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:29 am
by JohnG
Tell me about. I've been deleting two to three accounts a day. I've tried a lot of things, but nothing seems to work.

We'll see how the latest attempt goes.

Re: New Look for the Board

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:58 am
by G.M.M
Well something is off for me. I have no background and get error messages all over the page.

Re: New Look for the Board

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:18 am
by JohnG
G.M.M wrote:Well something is off for me. I have no background and get error messages all over the page.


Any chance you can send me a screenshot of the errors?

Re: New Look for the Board

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:08 am
by Duxford_KID
It definatley does not load well in IE7 browser, but nobody is using that...right??????

Re: New Look for the Board

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:48 pm
by Pr@nG!
Seems to be working fine in Chrome for Mac.

Re: New Look for the Board

PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:38 pm
by JohnG
Duxford_KID wrote:It definatley does not load well in IE7 browser, but nobody is using that...right??????


Good point. Nothing I can do about outdated browsers.

For those that need to upgrade....

http://www.google.com/chrome
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/new/
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-NZ/internet-explorer/products/ie/home

Re: New Look for the Board

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:19 pm
by Mad Mixer
yo John, great work... just one comment... the "view new posts" button was always a useful tool. seems the button no longer shows on the screen. can that be brought back?

Thanks.

Re: New Look for the Board

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:37 pm
by JohnG
Mad Mixer wrote:yo John, great work... just one comment... the "view new posts" button was always a useful tool. seems the button no longer shows on the screen. can that be brought back?

Thanks.


I can see the link just below the date and just above the first board category. There are four different options there and one is "view new posts".

I don't think that's just because I'm the admin, but I could be wrong. Let me know.

Thanks,
JohnG

Re: New Look for the Board

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:29 am
by Mike Cheque
Is the whole page supposed to be white?
I liked the old look with the blue background much better.

Re: New Look for the Board

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:35 am
by Mad Mixer
ok, i see it on the main board page. i typically use that link when it showed on the blue band where it shows my message count and user login status. That band shows the "new post" link continuously on any page.

but good to know the link is available through the main board, I'll access it there.

Thanks.

Re: New Look for the Board

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:36 pm
by JohnG
Mike Cheque wrote:Is the whole page supposed to be white?
I liked the old look with the blue background much better.


I'm not sure what you mean. The main background is white, but there should be plenty of blue for the headings and text.

John

Re: New Look for the Board

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:37 pm
by JohnG
Mad Mixer wrote:ok, i see it on the main board page. i typically use that link when it showed on the blue band where it shows my message count and user login status. That band shows the "new post" link continuously on any page.

but good to know the link is available through the main board, I'll access it there.

Thanks.


I had to manually put it up there myself on the old style as it doesn't normally show there. I did like it there as well so I'll see if I can make it fit up there on this theme (not much room left).

Re: New Look for the Board

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:59 pm
by geeiscool
had problems loading up on IE9 but I installed google chrome and its now working fine, looking real nice John