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macf1an Offline
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TOO few posts per page - massive pagination..will scare people off
TOO wide "Forum" column - you rarely can read the whole name in the "Last post" section, it was better before I think

otherwise it's pretty I guess

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Saner Offline
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(2012-03-13 10:38)macf1an Wrote:  TOO few posts per page - massive pagination..will scare people off
TOO wide "Forum" column - you rarely can read the whole name in the "Last post" section, it was better before I think

otherwise it's pretty I guess



you can change posts per page in your UserCP. - http://forum.xbmc.org/usercp.php?action=options

The Too Wide, could be changed by adding more skins, but bug solving is more of a priory I would imagine at the moment.
(This post was last modified: 2012-03-13 11:34 by Saner.)
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pecinko Offline
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Many thanks for Tapatalk support!


Only thing missing for me now is better readability.


I.e. font sizes and colors: Black,Blue,Red vs currently active Light Black, Light Blue, Grey

at least allow it as alternate not everyone has eagle eyes.

Here's comparison image:
[Image: comparisonc.png]

My skins:

Amber
Quartz

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(2012-03-13 02:53)lrusak Wrote:  
(2012-03-13 01:06)da-anda Wrote:  The height is currently limited to 160px - not much
Why does it seem that images from Trakt.tv are squished then?
there are 2 sizes for trakt images

400x100px
300x75px
Sorry, was in a rush and just right clicked the trakt.tv pic in your sig and read the scaled dimensions. By doing so I too the wrong dimension - height is limited to 40px

(2012-03-13 10:38)macf1an Wrote:  TOO few posts per page - massive pagination..will scare people off
TOO wide "Forum" column - you rarely can read the whole name in the "Last post" section
a) Actually the records per page are the same as in the old forum: 20 threads and 10 posts per page.
b) Not sure what you mean
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(2012-03-13 12:48)pecinko Wrote:  Only thing missing for me now is better readability.
I.e. font sizes and colors: Black,Blue,Red vs currently active Light Black, Light Blue, Grey

at least allow it as alternate not everyone has eagle eyes.
Font size on Windows is bigger then on your screenshot. Actually the font-size is set to be relative to your OS defaults, but should be calculated by the browser to something like 13px. Could you please check the calculated font-size in the developer toolbar of Safari on your OS? Check the calculated CSS font-size for a) <body> and b) the content/text of posts.

@colors - where just a quick shot so far. Most work for the conversion went into preserving all data - the theme is still WIP and might change.
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(2012-03-13 14:20)da-anda Wrote:  Font size on Windows is bigger then on your screenshot. Actually the font-size is set to be relative to your OS defaults, but should be calculated by the browser to something like 13px. Could you please check the calculated font-size in the developer toolbar of Safari on your OS? Check the calculated CSS font-size for a) <body> and b) the content/text of posts.

@colors - where just a quick shot so far. Most work for the conversion went into preserving all data - the theme is still WIP and might change.

Sure, I understand that. I was just making a suggestion that you might add to your to-do if you find it useful and sort it afterwards by importance.

Under computed style font size is reported as 11px.

If I disable font-size: 81.3% under Matched CSS rules (styles.css:5) I am able to see again! Smile EDIT: If I use size 100% I have 14px calculated which, IMHO, is lowest acceptable font size for OS X at least.

I add a screenie of post composer as well as I'm not sure if it is supposed to look like this. (This is with font size 81,3% turned OFF)


[Image: screenshot20120313at140.png]

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Amber
Quartz

(This post was last modified: 2012-03-13 15:08 by pecinko.)
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Maybe some of those projects could be highlighted a little better:
- http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=79070
- http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=77733
- http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=88388

Also maybe the webskins can have some more attention. Maybe an own section?
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(2012-03-13 14:13)da-anda Wrote:  a) Actually the records per page are the same as in the old forum: 20 threads and 10 posts per page.
b) Not sure what you mean

damn..I just spent 3 minutes writing a reply how I changed my posts per page to 20..and how "latest posts" column is too narrow (because of the wide "forum") and most "last" thread names are cut off .. then I saw a visual bug (IE8).. made a screenshot .. attached it..and it turned out the attachments don't work in preview...went to delete the attachment..it wasn't there at all..went back to the post-editing and my text was gone
:@

second and last attempt: (prevous attachment is 171)

   

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(This post was last modified: 2012-03-13 20:10 by macf1an.)
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(2012-03-13 17:52)Robotica Wrote:  Maybe some of those projects could be highlighted a little better:
- http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=79070
- http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=77733
- http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=88388
Should all move to the wiki

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(2012-03-12 19:31)Capt.Insano Wrote:  Is it possible to have the Time and Date of a post somewhere at the top of a post rather than the bottom?

Some long posts (e.g. Skin Screenshoots ) mean you have to scroll past all the lovely eye candy before you know if a post is recent or not!!

New forum looks great - but I'd have to agree with the location of the Time and Date. Its much easier to work out currency of a post when the date is at the top of the post (see this post http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=32891 as an example)

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(2012-03-14 02:44)rocketpants Wrote:  
(2012-03-12 19:31)Capt.Insano Wrote:  Is it possible to have the Time and Date of a post somewhere at the top of a post rather than the bottom?

Some long posts (e.g. Skin Screenshoots ) mean you have to scroll past all the lovely eye candy before you know if a post is recent or not!!

New forum looks great - but I'd have to agree with the location of the Time and Date. Its much easier to work out currency of a post when the date is at the top of the post (see this post http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=32891 as an example)

+1

Date and time at the top would be great! So accustomed to that on pretty much every forum out there.
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It's on the list.

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Post: #88
I really like paging of posts on new forum. Seems faster and more fluid.
(This post was last modified: 2012-03-14 04:41 by kdar.)
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what happen to the subforums for Supplementary Tools for XBMC? Its all clumped together again. Also preview message when scrolling over it would be nice aswell.

Great job on the migration to the new forum. working great and love it

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(2012-03-14 07:02)rflores2323 Wrote:  what happen to the subforums for Supplementary Tools for XBMC? Its all clumped together again. Also preview message when scrolling over it would be nice aswell.

Great job on the migration to the new forum. working great and love it

Supplemental tools only had one sub-forum, for the Official Android remote.
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