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    Things to fix - a list

    Post by JGZinv on 3/18/2009, 3:50 pm

    If you find stuff that needs fixing - please let me know in here.

    Like the issue with the text color being a problem so you can't see it... or the background white blotting
    out half the forum... or screen stretching...

    For things like screen stretching - I need to know your screen resolution to help fix it.

    For forum problems like colors and so on, please note what part of the forum or even better, include
    the URL address ( like http://kinofthestars.heavenforum.org/post.forum?mode=newtopic&f=5) so I know
    exactly where the problem is.

    Thank you.
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by AlexT on 3/18/2009, 4:11 pm

    Just repeating it here cuz i think that smooth registration process is important right now:
    During the registering on the forum there's
    a password confirmation page but text is totaly black and impossible to
    see. (I'm using latest Firefox, Vista x64) Also - registeration email doesn't send the password.
    And i think
    default colors should be just a bit brighter Smile

    No resize problems so far, at least if text at the top is supposed to be to the right from the picture... but it nicely moves below the picture when i make window smaller.
    The default font size is kinda small for me i think...but my resolution is to blame (2560x1600) I'll try to test how well browser font size setting works...
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by JGZinv on 3/18/2009, 4:19 pm

    I think the font size across the forum can be adjusted, but honestly that is a really huge resolution
    to be running at. Wow.

    Not sure if the description to the right of the banner is where it should stay of if it should go to the top/bottom/left.

    Probably should figure on getting a couple more admin level guys so you can take a look at the control panel.
    It's simple in some respects... there's just a menu for every possible function... and that takes a while to go through.

    Thanks for the repost.
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by Almael on 3/18/2009, 9:04 pm

    Looks good. Anyway, the profile pages have some problem with the font color grey. It's barely visible. Just make it black.
    This also applies to the buttons below the reply text area.

    There are a lot of buttons for text formats, which is great, but I'm missing the spoiler tags. Others are less used so we can do with this for now.
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by JGZinv on 3/18/2009, 10:23 pm

    Yeah there's oodles of features for turning stuff on and off and sort of a weird color editor.
    What I'm tying to do is knock out some of the big problems then I can go back and hunt and peck for
    some of this smaller stuff that's not function related.

    I suppose since there is only one skin right now, you could hide spoilers using the color of the forum bg, but I'll check into it.
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by JGZinv on 3/18/2009, 11:29 pm

    Just a note that I'll resume work on the forum tomorrow.

    I've got a lot going on and need to get some sleep tonight if I'm going to have any chance
    of making progress.
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by Jinto on 3/19/2009, 12:38 am

    There is some text that blends in real well with the black back ground but that can be fixed once the bigger problems are fixed. But it is a work in progress.

    This below is what I have seen so far that blends in on the background. Just though I would show what I was talking about.
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by JGZinv on 3/19/2009, 5:41 pm

    Here's the list currently:

    1. New registration password confirmation page text is blended with bg
    2. Placement of words next to banner
    3. Buttons below reply text area grey font prob (?)
    4. Profiles button menu on member name click has grey font blend bg
    5. Member data on posts blended with bg - fixed
    6. Date format to mo/da/yr - fixed
    7. Time format is military - fixed
    8. Multiquote button improved - fixed
    9. Quick launch to newest post from index button added if possible - fixed
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by JGZinv on 3/20/2009, 2:26 am

    Is the banner / forum title in a better position now?

    Alex ?


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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by Kazuki on 3/20/2009, 10:04 pm

    Well the 2nd signup page the "Re Enter Password" is in black text thus unable to see i have to highlight the whole page to see it

    also need to get used to this name as there another Abh Nation person with the user name i use of the net "Jinto"
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by JGZinv on 3/20/2009, 10:09 pm

    Yep that's error number one on the list.

    I'm going to have to make a big post to illustrate what the deal is with that, because by changing that text... it changes the text color across half the forum. It's not "normal" where you can just pick one thing and edit it sadly. So we're going to need to vote or toss some opinions in on what you want to change the color to... or if there's another suggestion maybe.


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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by Kazuki on 3/20/2009, 10:11 pm

    Could also tell people to highlight the page in some way to use it as a somewhat anti bot Razz

    Sorry i should of read the list :/
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by JGZinv on 3/20/2009, 10:34 pm

    As much as that'd be nice... sadly don't work that way Sad

    That Cagalli?


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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by Jinto on 3/20/2009, 11:23 pm

    Yep that is Cagalli she is Kira yamato's sister.

    Kazuki you and I use the same name on the net because every site I join I use the name Jinto and every now and then I will use the name Trife
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by Kazuki on 3/21/2009, 10:48 am

    Jinto wrote:Yep that is Cagalli she is Kira yamato's sister.

    Kazuki you and I use the same name on the net because every site I join I use the name Jinto and every now and then I will use the name Trife

    lol yea i been using Jinto for a few years now but on here i wanted to use Kazuki as i knew you already had Jinto but for me its Jinto or JintoLin or i use my email name which im sure no one else would be using

    and as for the avatar and signature there random so it wont be the same each time but yes there are cagalli Avatars in there
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by JGZinv on 3/21/2009, 2:46 pm

    Is there some neat setting I missed that rotates your avatar selection, or are you doing that manually?

    I'll try to get to that text color issue today.


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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by JGZinv on 3/22/2009, 1:32 am

    Guys (and lady), just letting you know I didn't get to the color text issue tonight.

    Main reason being I had to chop apart a 15x5 foot rectangle of my garage ceiling tonight
    because of a busted pvc drain pipe. Got a leak problem, and am actually going to have
    to tear into the wall above the ceiling to get to the pipes so the whole ceiling doesn't cave in
    on a car.

    Probably be repairing the wall today and have church in 8 hours. But I'll try to get to it again in the evening or afternoon and post in here for you to talk about.

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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by AlexT on 3/22/2009, 3:03 pm

    I think something must be done to the picture above...I don't know why, but it feels important - it should either be displayed correctly or be replaced by something else. It's the only pic here so it attract a lot of attention - i think it plays important role on subconscious level....

    As for font size - my resolution is one thing, but size of the pixel i have is the same as of most other monitors (0.25), it's just that i use 30" model - it's bigger, but text size is virtualy the same. I have 25" secondary monitor as well and it's still pretty small there but it's no big deal.
    I'd make default UI colors brighter because high contrast of black/white is hard for eyes.
    Sorry for being too picky, but i only wish that anyone who comes have like it here and stays with us Smile
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by JGZinv on 3/22/2009, 3:12 pm

    Any ideas on what should be done with the forum banner then?

    I can change certain fonts, but the darker the font color the more it will blend with the background
    of the forum and disappear. Any suggestions on colors?


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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by Kazuki on 3/22/2009, 10:23 pm

    JGZinv wrote:Is there some neat setting I missed that rotates your avatar selection, or are you doing that manually?

    I'll try to get to that text color issue today.

    i dont got that time to upload a new avatar everytime someone hit refresh its a index.html page in said folder on my server that loads a new image file from the folder every time its accessed

    at one time i used rotatingsignature and another one but it was a paid to add them 2-3 at a time when i got a server
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by JGZinv on 3/22/2009, 10:32 pm

    That's a neat idea... I've never seen anyone do that before.

    Should have a post on the text color issue here in about 5 mins.


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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by Jinto on 3/23/2009, 11:41 pm

    The advance search wording blends in with its white background because I had to high lite it just so I could see what it said.
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by JGZinv on 3/24/2009, 12:01 am

    Ok I see it in the pop out search box...


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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by AlexT on 3/24/2009, 8:06 am

    JGZinv wrote:Any ideas on what should be done with the forum banner then?
    For now - any nice seikai pic will do or just do something with this one so it doesn't stratch and that's it for now Smile. Later i'd propose to design a nice space scene with lafiel on top of it and maybe couple of other abhs. I'll try to sketch background and if people like it it - i can make background image in either - 3D (for realism) or hand paint it (concept-art style). But character must be taken from seikai to look authentic, i can shade it appropriately though to match lighting of the scene.
    Can you please provide exact (optimal) size for the picture in pixels btw?

    JGZinv wrote: I can change certain fonts, but the darker the font color the more it will blend with the background of the forum and disappear. Any suggestions on colors?
    No, i think you need to make darker colors (background and stuff) a bit brighter to eleminate excessive contrast. I'd suggest dark-grey with just hint of blue maybe. You should be careful with font color, better leave it white as it is Smile
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    Re: Things to fix - a list

    Post by JGZinv on 3/24/2009, 12:59 pm

    Well the font color inside the posts (this text here) is actually gray, but whichever.

    Currently the banner size is 870px × 250px in Jpeg. But the stretching will depend greatly
    on each user's screen resolution. The size of the forum will also change around if someone has
    a smaller screen or square rather than a widescreen. We can change this around, but I think the banner should roughly match the width of the forum unless for some reason we want to do a small banner off to one side and then some text on the other.

    I've got photoshop and use that, I'm just slow with it since I'm old fashion and don't know how to use masks and a couple of the tools.

    As to the background color of "everything" that's one skin. I can go through and try to color edit every part of the board, but if such a drastic color change is needed... we may be better off picking a new skin. The skin itself isn't something where I can just change a couple boxes around and swap all the colors - it's basically a few dozen images, all of which would have to be edited to lighten things up. This is the same on all forums, including AN.

    Here's some starter skins that we have a choice of:
    http://en.hitskin.com/search-a-skin-0.htm?vs=invision&cat=&c1=&c2=〈=en&by=date&order=desc

    If you can find one that everyone's happy with, then we can replace the banner and so forth and build on it.


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