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Website design

Post by Kenny » Wed May 24, 2017 4:17 pm

Can we talk about the gross missuse of space on the website? I personally don't want to have to scroll down all the time when i need to get something done on here. Not that i do much in the first place but i thought other people than me might appreciate, i've also taken the liberty of identifying two areas that are as yet, unused in the current design.
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Re: Website design

Post by Cobra. » Wed May 24, 2017 4:36 pm

i like scrolling
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Re: Website design

Post by OldManVegas » Wed May 24, 2017 4:48 pm

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Re: Website design

Post by ashley » Wed May 24, 2017 5:38 pm

Hey Kenny,

How bout you go make us something to put in those area's that fits with our theme rather than complain about things, doing nothing about said things, then continuing to moan about said things...

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Re: Website design

Post by Kenny » Wed May 24, 2017 7:05 pm

I guess it wasn't clear to you Ashley, so i made this to visualise what i meant.

Just because i don't know how to code from this template and change it doesn't mean i can't have an opinion on how it should look.

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If you would spend the time to teach me the basics of how the template is knocked together i'd be more than happy to help. I was under the impression that you wouldn't want a lowly grunt like me to meddle in your code though...

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Re: Website design

Post by ashley » Thu May 25, 2017 10:53 am

Kenny wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 7:05 pm

If you would spend the time to teach me the basics of how the template is knocked together i'd be more than happy to help. I was under the impression that you wouldn't want a lowly grunt like me to meddle in your code though...
All I get about the forum is people complaining, so by all means, make something for me to put on it. Scrolling once doesn't really bother me so I have never looked at the possibility of sidebars.

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Re: Website design

Post by [Ben] » Thu May 25, 2017 10:58 am

Where is my calendar widget m8.
You couldn't script your way out of a cardboard box.

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Re: Website design

Post by Wolfy_ » Thu May 25, 2017 11:37 am

[Ben] wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 10:58 am
Where is my calendar widget m8.

https://github.com/marttiphpbb/phpbb-ext-calendar
https://www.phpbb.de/community/viewtopic.php?t=233145

Alternatively, IFrame my calendar: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=682
:D

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Re: Website design

Post by ashley » Thu May 25, 2017 12:09 pm

Wolfy_ wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 11:37 am
[Ben] wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 10:58 am
Where is my calendar widget m8.

https://github.com/marttiphpbb/phpbb-ext-calendar
https://www.phpbb.de/community/viewtopic.php?t=233145

Alternatively, IFrame my calendar: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=682
:D
This is already being worked on thank you, somethimes there is such a thing as 'Too Helpful'. While you have good intentions we have many people working on mnay things and you just relink things that have already been linked and discussed.

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Re: Website design

Post by Wolfy_ » Thu May 25, 2017 12:15 pm

ashley wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:09 pm
Wolfy_ wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 11:37 am
[Ben] wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 10:58 am
Where is my calendar widget m8.

https://github.com/marttiphpbb/phpbb-ext-calendar
https://www.phpbb.de/community/viewtopic.php?t=233145

Alternatively, IFrame my calendar: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=682
:D
This is already being worked on thank you, somethimes there is such a thing as 'Too Helpful'
We can't really win here can we, Ashley. One minute you tell us to make something for you to put on it, then you're telling me I'm being, 'Too Helpful.' On the contrary, I believe there is never such as thing as 'Too Helpful.' I am merely trying to help to improve the community.

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Re: Website design

Post by ashley » Thu May 25, 2017 12:16 pm

Wolfy_ wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:15 pm
ashley wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:09 pm
This is already being worked on thank you, somethimes there is such a thing as 'Too Helpful'
We can't really win here can we, Ashley. One minute you tell us to make something for you to put on it, then you're telling me I'm being, 'Too Helpful.' On the contrary, I believe there is never such as thing as 'Too Helpful.' I am merely trying to help to improve the community.
If you read the admin meeting minutes you'll see this is already being worked on, so yes, you can win, by paying attention.

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Re: Website design

Post by Wolfy_ » Thu May 25, 2017 12:20 pm

ashley wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:09 pm
If you read the admin meeting minutes you'll see this is already being worked on, so yes, you can win, by paying attention.
Firstly, as you can see below there are no action points written on the notes suggesting that the calendar is being worked on - I only knew it was discussed and was not present in the meeting.
6. Calendar in forums

*****- post to other calendar system (via *****)
*****- was absent for previous but can do
*****, *****, ***** - must be organically compatible.
*****- would have great use
*****--or alternately integrate into webpage

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Secondly, and most importantly, I was trying to help Ben. I had no intention of stepping on your toes and if you felt I was, then I am sorry. :)
[Ben] wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 10:58 am
Where is my calendar widget m8.
Nevertheless, I am glad to see a calendar is being worked on! I'm excited to see what you come up with Ashley :) Thank you, and best of luck! :D

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Re: Website design

Post by ashley » Thu May 25, 2017 12:23 pm

Wolfy_ wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:20 pm
ashley wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:09 pm
If you read the admin meeting minutes you'll see this is already being worked on, so yes, you can win, by paying attention.
Firstly, as you can see below there are no action points written on the notes suggesting that the calendar is being worked on - I only knew it was discussed and was not present in the meeting.
6. Calendar in forums

*****- post to other calendar system (via *****)
*****- was absent for previous but can do
*****, *****, ***** - must be organically compatible.
*****- would have great use
*****--or alternately integrate into webpage

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6. Calendar in forums
That doesn't inform you that the calendar is being discussed?

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Re: Website design

Post by Wolfy_ » Thu May 25, 2017 12:25 pm

ashley wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:23 pm
Wolfy_ wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:20 pm
ashley wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:09 pm
If you read the admin meeting minutes you'll see this is already being worked on, so yes, you can win, by paying attention.
Firstly, as you can see below there are no action points written on the notes suggesting that the calendar is being worked on - I only knew it was discussed and was not present in the meeting.
6. Calendar in forums

*****- post to other calendar system (via *****)
*****- was absent for previous but can do
*****, *****, ***** - must be organically compatible.
*****- would have great use
*****--or alternately integrate into webpage

---
6. Calendar in forums
That doesn't inform you that the calendar is being discussed?
Again, I knew it was discussed - but not if and what action had been taken forward.
I don't wish to bicker about this, you are aware of my thoughts on the matter. I was trying to help.

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Re: Website design

Post by Snowman » Thu May 25, 2017 1:07 pm

OK.... moving on... or I will bump the thread.

The layout of the forum is fairly rigid given the theme we are using. It was fairly quick and easy to edit the styles (CSS etc) but when you want to start modifying layouts of a template system you really need to start digging into PHP and customising an already custom template which itself uses parts of another custom template. Think can of worms. Would definitely take too long to explain to someone wishing to help customise but I appreciate the offer all the same.

Another point.. the announcement bit / important news bit / the big pink section at the top is there for a reason. i.e. important news. I would not want this pushed off to the side. If people are just scrolling past the IMPORTANT news section to get to other content.. well.. that's on them. All we can do is place emphasis on what we consider important info via size, positioning and colour. Also, please consider how that section being pushed off to the side would work in a responsive design. i.e. where it would sit on a mobile / tablet device view.

I think the solution we have now is a fairly good one, not saying it's perfect but it fits our needs.

With regards to the calendars, yes, we are looking into a few options for an integrated one (forum extension) but also at other possibilities such as the doodle one we've recently been trialing. No 'final' choice has been made as it is up for review at the next admin meeting. I think that we also have a few different options now thanks to some posts in the thread.

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