Welcome

Site announcements
Problems/suggestions/Questions
User avatar
John
Site Admin
Posts: 1904
Joined: Sun 27 Apr, 2003 8:00 pm
Location: Ireland
Organisation: Scenes Picture Framing
Interests: Forums and stuff
Location: Belfast
Contact:

Welcome

Post by John » Sun 18 May, 2008 4:19 pm

Welcome to the new forum, it has many new features that should help make The Framer's Forum an even more interesting place.

Post here any questions regarding the forum and its use.

I'll leave it to members to discover all the new stuff.

Enjoy!

(This section will be deleted after it has served its purpose)

User avatar
Merlin
Posts: 1556
Joined: Thu 05 Jun, 2003 5:50 pm
Location: Cornwall
Organisation: Merlin Mounts
Interests: Aviation

Re: Welcome

Post by Merlin » Sun 18 May, 2008 6:28 pm

Hi John

Thank you for triggering whatever switch you did..

Its Looking Very Good . A big Well Done to you for your hard work.

Appreciated.

Spit
Posts: 1127
Joined: Fri 17 Mar, 2006 8:54 pm
Location: Glandwr
Organisation: Framing Mad
Interests: Framing, watercolours & CCFC
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: Welcome

Post by Spit » Sun 18 May, 2008 6:36 pm

Very smart! :grahame:
http://www.classicbikeart.co.uk

Steve.
During business hours : My status

Roboframer

Re: Welcome

Post by Roboframer » Sun 18 May, 2008 6:44 pm

I like it!

Found a cool couple of features already - like click who is online and it tells you what everyone is up to.

Thanks John!

Moglet
Posts: 3563
Joined: Mon 25 Jun, 2007 5:43 pm
Location: The Shire
Organisation: An Urban Myth
Interests: I'll let you know if I get my life back.
Contact:

Re: Welcome

Post by Moglet » Sun 18 May, 2008 6:47 pm

Merlin wrote:Thank you for triggering whatever switch you did..

Its Looking Very Good . A big Well Done to you for your hard work.

Appreciated.
What Merlin said!
:clap:

Now I know why Mr Ewing is sending me emails! ;)
........Áine JGF SGF FTB
Image .Briseann an dúchas trí shuiligh an chuit.

Spit
Posts: 1127
Joined: Fri 17 Mar, 2006 8:54 pm
Location: Glandwr
Organisation: Framing Mad
Interests: Framing, watercolours & CCFC
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: Welcome

Post by Spit » Sun 18 May, 2008 6:54 pm

Roboframer wrote:click who is online and it tells you what everyone is up to.
So it does! It says I'm drinking beer, Prospero's making new armour and Moglet is doing something disgusting with eyes of newts :rofl:
http://www.classicbikeart.co.uk

Steve.
During business hours : My status

User avatar
John
Site Admin
Posts: 1904
Joined: Sun 27 Apr, 2003 8:00 pm
Location: Ireland
Organisation: Scenes Picture Framing
Interests: Forums and stuff
Location: Belfast
Contact:

Re: Welcome

Post by John » Sun 18 May, 2008 6:57 pm

To include an image in your post, click the Upload Image tab. :)

Moglet
Posts: 3563
Joined: Mon 25 Jun, 2007 5:43 pm
Location: The Shire
Organisation: An Urban Myth
Interests: I'll let you know if I get my life back.
Contact:

Re: Welcome

Post by Moglet » Sun 18 May, 2008 7:00 pm

The Mogster is now also working on a method of dropping her evil concoctions on a certain frameshop in Walesland. :P
----

Serious Stuff: Search only seems to be recognising text in post-cutover posts.

Moglet
Posts: 3563
Joined: Mon 25 Jun, 2007 5:43 pm
Location: The Shire
Organisation: An Urban Myth
Interests: I'll let you know if I get my life back.
Contact:

Re: Welcome

Post by Moglet » Sun 18 May, 2008 7:18 pm

Thanks, John, for the Bookmark feature; a very welcome tool! :)
........Áine JGF SGF FTB
Image .Briseann an dúchas trí shuiligh an chuit.

Spit
Posts: 1127
Joined: Fri 17 Mar, 2006 8:54 pm
Location: Glandwr
Organisation: Framing Mad
Interests: Framing, watercolours & CCFC
Location: Pembrokeshire
Contact:

Re: Welcome

Post by Spit » Sun 18 May, 2008 7:19 pm

John, with the member info now being over the right side (It may be just me but at the moment I find it a little odd - I'll get used to it though!) and with there being a reasonable amount of room there, would you be looking to relax the avatar sizes? I reckon 120-150 pixel width (height could be up to 200) would be perfectly reasonable.

Hah! It tells you if someone has posted between you hitting reply and submit, giving you a chance to change your message in light of the new post - cool! :clap:
http://www.classicbikeart.co.uk

Steve.
During business hours : My status

Moglet
Posts: 3563
Joined: Mon 25 Jun, 2007 5:43 pm
Location: The Shire
Organisation: An Urban Myth
Interests: I'll let you know if I get my life back.
Contact:

Re: Welcome

Post by Moglet » Sun 18 May, 2008 7:20 pm

Spit wrote:....member info now being over the right side (It may be just me but at the moment I find it a little odd ...
Not alone on that one, Steve. :(
........Áine JGF SGF FTB
Image .Briseann an dúchas trí shuiligh an chuit.

User avatar
Merlin
Posts: 1556
Joined: Thu 05 Jun, 2003 5:50 pm
Location: Cornwall
Organisation: Merlin Mounts
Interests: Aviation

Re: Welcome

Post by Merlin » Sun 18 May, 2008 7:24 pm

Steve
Yes a little strange with the avatars on the right hand side. Still as you say we will get used to it.

Wrt enlarging them, could we not be leading ourselves into a situation where the avatar then becomes bigger than the text input. - that is if a member inputs just one line. which would also lead into less text on the page.

Happy with the size they are. IMHO

Moglet
Posts: 3563
Joined: Mon 25 Jun, 2007 5:43 pm
Location: The Shire
Organisation: An Urban Myth
Interests: I'll let you know if I get my life back.
Contact:

Re: Welcome

Post by Moglet » Sun 18 May, 2008 7:32 pm

John, I notice that when you click on a web link in the new forum, it doesn't open up a new browser window (IE7 here, btw). Is there any chance of re-enabling pop-up Windows for web links?
........Áine JGF SGF FTB
Image .Briseann an dúchas trí shuiligh an chuit.

User avatar
Odems
Posts: 175
Joined: Fri 08 Feb, 2008 12:48 pm
Location: The Netherlands
Organisation: Odems Technical Services
Interests: Technical requirements and photography
Location: Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Welcome

Post by Odems » Sun 18 May, 2008 7:58 pm

John, it looks fine. :clap:

Is automatic image-resizing also installed?

Moglet
Posts: 3563
Joined: Mon 25 Jun, 2007 5:43 pm
Location: The Shire
Organisation: An Urban Myth
Interests: I'll let you know if I get my life back.
Contact:

Re: Welcome

Post by Moglet » Sun 18 May, 2008 8:03 pm

Moglet wrote:Is there any chance of re-enabling pop-up Windows for web links?
Ditto for pictures with "Click to view larger image" option.

I know that the "new window" feature in the old forum is a small thing, but it was incredibly useful. I've always found on The G that the "view image then click the back button" is a PITA.
........Áine JGF SGF FTB
Image .Briseann an dúchas trí shuiligh an chuit.

User avatar
John
Site Admin
Posts: 1904
Joined: Sun 27 Apr, 2003 8:00 pm
Location: Ireland
Organisation: Scenes Picture Framing
Interests: Forums and stuff
Location: Belfast
Contact:

Re: Welcome

Post by John » Sun 18 May, 2008 8:08 pm

Note that you no longer have to add second, third, fourth quotes manually
Spit wrote:relax the avatar sizes?
When it comes to avatars, less is more.
I'm with Merlin on this.
Moglet wrote:John, I notice that when you click on a web link in the new forum, it doesn't open up a new browser window (IE7 here, btw). Is there any chance of re-enabling pop-up Windows for web links?
The new software is going for XHTML Strict compliance so links in a post will open in the same window. However I was fond of the new window link myself, so might be tempted to lift the hood at some stage and make a few tweaks. However, I am beginning to get into the habit of opening links in a new tab (Wheel click in IE7) so this might not be an issue for me after a while.

If I have configured it right, and if I understand it right, (bit of a long shot then) click to view larger image should now be a thing of the past.

Moglet
Posts: 3563
Joined: Mon 25 Jun, 2007 5:43 pm
Location: The Shire
Organisation: An Urban Myth
Interests: I'll let you know if I get my life back.
Contact:

Re: Welcome

Post by Moglet » Sun 18 May, 2008 9:06 pm

John wrote:Note that you no longer have to add second, third, fourth quotes manually
Not sure what you mean, John. :?
........Áine JGF SGF FTB
Image .Briseann an dúchas trí shuiligh an chuit.

Roboframer

Re: Welcome

Post by Roboframer » Sun 18 May, 2008 9:19 pm

Moglet wrote: Not sure what you mean, John. :?
Me Miss, me Miss, I know ....

When you reply with a quote by clicking the red quote box - scroll down below the reply box that comes up and you can see previous posts, as you always could, but now the quote box is active in them.

Don't know if it only applies to the last page of a topic though.

User avatar
John
Site Admin
Posts: 1904
Joined: Sun 27 Apr, 2003 8:00 pm
Location: Ireland
Organisation: Scenes Picture Framing
Interests: Forums and stuff
Location: Belfast
Contact:

Re: Welcome

Post by John » Sun 18 May, 2008 9:26 pm

Odems wrote:John, it looks fine. :clap:

Is automatic image-resizing also installed?
Don't know for sure, but I think so. Perhaps it just prevents posting of the wrong sized image.

I was hoping that you would test this for me. :)

Roboframer

Re: Welcome

Post by Roboframer » Sun 18 May, 2008 10:26 pm

The answer is no - I always had to resize my photos to 800x600 or so before - just tried it without doing that and it wouldn't have it.

So I'll now have a go resized prior - wait out!

Post Reply