New things

Discussion in 'ESMB Public Announcements' started by Emma, Sep 7, 2017.

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  1. Emma

    Emma Mother of Dragons Administrator

    I've created some new tabs up the top:


    This should help with navigating the site a bit better.

    I'm also having a couple of new styles imported in the next day or two which will hopefully make ESMB feel a bit more like home.
  2. RogerB

    RogerB Crusader

    Did I tell you I think you are a Saint? :)

  3. JackStraw

    JackStraw Silver Meritorious Patron

    Wow! Just like the Beatles said: "It's getting better all the time."

    Even as I contemplate writing in to whine (whinge) about something, here comes another round of fixes!

    Better, better, beeeeter!

  4. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    It would be nice to have some really expressive fun fonts!
  5. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

  6. Emma

    Emma Mother of Dragons Administrator

    That's coming with the new styles.

    I need to totally rebuild the whole status thingie. What are these trophies? I forgot how much needs to be changed when you get a fresh install of board software.

    All these things needed to be done in 2007 when the board first opened and then again when we upgraded to the next version of vBulletin in 2011ish. Funny how one forgets pain LOL.

    I ask for patience. I'm working as fast as I can to get things done.
  7. Emma

    Emma Mother of Dragons Administrator

    Hmmm I've encountered a problem with some of these new tabs. They aren't updating with new posts & threads. Until I fix it, to look at new posts click on forums, then "Recent Posts and Threads".

  8. JackStraw

    JackStraw Silver Meritorious Patron

    Take your time! Don't wear yourself out. We want you here for the long haul! ;-)

  9. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Oh, I think the whole status thing is a "nice to have" as it is and maybe there is another better place to goof on all the ridiculous Scientology trophy stuff. Never ins probably wouldn't get the inside joke anyway. It is more important to get things like the "Thank Yous" and "LOLs" working.
  10. ILove2Lurk

    ILove2Lurk Lisbeth Salander

    Website hell, we used to call it.

    All websites are hell. I've done it before.

    Not to sound like a nag but rather to explain clearly . . .

    I hope among the new themes we'll have as optional look and feel are some darker text ones with no pastels.


    A lot of people might be accessing the site on their smart phones, maybe on their lunch hours (me) sitting outside in the sun or riding in a car or bus.

    More and more message board browsing is moving to smart phones and iPads (sometimes in difficult lighting conditions).

    Some of the current light grey text and white text in a pastel band is very hard or impossible to read right now in the sun. At least on my iPad.

    Here's some examples of what I mean:

    Cannot see well on smart phone / iPad.
    White text with much darker banner would be better.

    Darker color plus much darker grey or black would be better.

    Darker color plus a much darker grey or black would be better.


    This stuff does not show up well on the mobile devices that people are moving to nowadays. Hence, my suggestion.

    I won't mention that most of your membership here is probably over 40 and can't see worth a shit anyways. I just won't go there. :D

    Thanks for your work. I've been there!

    Design by committee! Good times! ;)
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2017
  11. Emma

    Emma Mother of Dragons Administrator

    Last edited: Sep 25, 2017
  12. ILove2Lurk

    ILove2Lurk Lisbeth Salander

    That'll work! ;)
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2017
  13. JackStraw

    JackStraw Silver Meritorious Patron

  14. ILove2Lurk

    ILove2Lurk Lisbeth Salander

    New screen preferences and colors are installed. So, so much better!

    The "pain of pastels," which I have quietly suffered from for
    decades and went unhandled by auditing, has now subsided. ;)

    On the landing page, hover over your name at the top and go to preferences.
    The menu is at the top of the pop-up window.

    Thanks so much!!! Now I can see! :clap:

    For me, this message board is now better than any other board I've been
    on in two decades of Internet . . . and only getting better. Bravo! :happydance:
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2017
  15. He-man

    He-man Troll under the bridge

    I frikkin LOVE that I can finally read the boards on a phone now! (y)
  16. EZ Linus

    EZ Linus Patron with Honors

    I say, one thing at a time. Managing all this is no easy task and pleasing everyone all at once isn't either. I have done multi-user website development and it's no picnic, but at least here everyone is really nice (almost like a non-dysfunctional dysfunctional family;)) and patient too. Emma, don't ever feel rushed or pressured. You are loved and appreciated. :biglove:

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