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#21 Ronyx

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:50 AM

Good point on the reviews.  I was wondering about those and figured that they just hadn't been loaded yet.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

They are all there, but are hard to find, at the moment. We need to come up with a way to navigate to the different sections. We want to start using tagging instead of explicit categories, so that is complicating things a bit.

 

You can always search for them, for now!


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#23 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

Might also be good to add author name as a tag.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

So far I really like this new design, great job guys!


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:55 AM

It looks nice, but what I find a bit disappointing, is that there is a lot of white space left and right. (using a 1600x1200px screen, probably people or using higher res screens as well). Is there not a wasy to make it adapt to screen size?  (using firefox)


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:53 AM

It looks nice, but what I find a bit disappointing, is that there is a lot of white space left and right. (using a 1600x1200px screen, probably people or using higher res screens as well). Is there not a wasy to make it adapt to screen size?  (using firefox)

 

CNTRL-SHIFT-PLUS will increase the type size and widen the screen real estate used.

CNTRL-MINUS will take it in the other direction.


Edited by cneal, 21 February 2013 - 08:53 AM.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:31 PM

Thanks for the feedback about site width. It has been proven that people read more effectively in columns. We might, in the long run, do a responsive design that tiles when browsers are set to be really wide, but that isn't in the current plan.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

I'm enjoying the new site.

 

For quick navigation to Reviews etc, can you not just create a dropdown menu on Articles, based on Categories/Sections? Product Reviews, Product Releases, News, Interviews, Competitions etc etc

 

I see Tagging would be useful as additional, not instead of. An article should only be in one Section/Category, but it can have multiple Tags.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

I noticed there was a black box after my signature. Went to the signature editor - the back box was in place of the link to my flicker page. I back spaced over the beginning of the link so it now starts with WWW rather than HTTP and that seemed to fix it. No more black box.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

Tom,

 

I had the exact same problem.  I used the link icon in the editor to add the URL in which fixed it.


Edited by andy_deitsch, 22 February 2013 - 03:59 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:59 PM

Thanks for letting me know. It's trying to auto-embed the Flickr URL. I'll have to fix that.



Yeah—that's how we're thinking about doing it. But I think there were way too many categories, before, and I want to streamline it.

 

I'm enjoying the new site.

 

For quick navigation to Reviews etc, can you not just create a dropdown menu on Articles, based on Categories/Sections? Product Reviews, Product Releases, News, Interviews, Competitions etc etc

 

I see Tagging would be useful as additional, not instead of. An article should only be in one Section/Category, but it can have multiple Tags.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

I've removed the Flickr video embed. The regexp system here for matching is a bit weird, and I can't find a way to match only embedded video while leaving other Flickr links alone. So your Flickr URLs should all work again without creating the empty embed. Flickr sets still work.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

"View new content" doesn't seem to work but was an issue before update.  Problem on my end?  Anything to do with Adblock software?

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:21 AM

I can confirm that "View new content" seems to be working for me:)

 

Can you give us a little more info about your browser etc?

 

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#35 Eyematey

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

I am using Firefox 19.0.  "View New content" did not bring anything up when I just signed on, first time since last post.  I have recently added AddBlock plus which does a lot of filtering but I wouldn't think that would be an issue here.

 

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:12 AM

It's working now.