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31. Re: Epic Sues Fortnite Tester over (Spoiler Alert) Spoilers Oct 27, 2019, 16:10 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 24, 2019, 02:16:
Kxmode wrote on Oct 22, 2019, 19:12:
arctic.vampire wrote on Oct 21, 2019, 11:10:
I do use the retro but it's not that big of a deal.
Whatever is easier..

It is a big deal. We want to support as many features from this site where we can.
Seems like there was pretty strong support for retro colors in OotB the other day.

"We want to support as many features from this site where we can."
 
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30. Re: Retro Oct 24, 2019, 02:16 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 22, 2019, 19:12:
arctic.vampire wrote on Oct 21, 2019, 11:10:
I do use the retro but it's not that big of a deal.
Whatever is easier..

It is a big deal. We want to support as many features from this site where we can.
Seems like there was pretty strong support for retro colors in OotB the other day.
 
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29. Re: Retro Oct 22, 2019, 19:12 Kxmode
 
arctic.vampire wrote on Oct 21, 2019, 11:10:
I do use the retro but it's not that big of a deal.
Whatever is easier..

It is a big deal. We want to support as many features from this site where we can.
 
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28. Retro Oct 21, 2019, 11:10 arctic.vampire
 
I do use the retro but it's not that big of a deal.
Whatever is easier..
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 18, 2019, 19:05 Kxmode
 
Rhialto wrote on Oct 18, 2019, 14:40:
Ant wrote on Oct 18, 2019, 13:24:
So far, that test site seems to work on my ends.
Test site?

That's our private URL for internal testing.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 18, 2019, 14:40 Rhialto
 
Ant wrote on Oct 18, 2019, 13:24:
So far, that test site seems to work on my ends.
Test site?
 
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25. Re: Rad. Oct 18, 2019, 13:25 Ant
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 15, 2019, 21:00:
Ant wrote on Oct 13, 2019, 21:53:
Keep the old fast old school design please though. I still check BN with a text web browser once in a while like Lynx.
Hmm, that sounds like a test case.
Yup, that's me. I'm the weird one doing weird test cases. Blue, I should charge you for my QA testings.
 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 18, 2019, 13:24 Ant
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 18, 2019, 02:47:
Ant wrote on Oct 13, 2019, 21:53:
Keep the old fast old school design please though. I still check BN with a text web browser once in a while like Lynx.

No plans to change the new design. We're working hard to try and keep all the little details (PI) you love Ant in place.

*pun intended
Good. PI? So far, that test site seems to work on my ends.
 
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23. No subject Oct 18, 2019, 09:32 jdreyer
 
Frans wrote on Oct 17, 2019, 06:41:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 11, 2019, 19:49:
Better also be the customize thing down the bottom, because I have to hit "New Blue" every blue moon because it resets itself and strands me with no css selected.
Well, the customize option is there, but I believe the no-css problem is related to it. If the page always loads one default style sheet, that problem wouldn't occur anymore. I haven't experienced it myself anymore since last Spring though.

So, does anyone still use Retro Colors, or is it acceptable to leave that behind us in the new design?

You should probably post that question in OotB, or have Blue post it. We have more than our fair share of change resistant types on this website.
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 18, 2019, 02:47 Kxmode
 
Ant wrote on Oct 13, 2019, 21:53:
Keep the old fast old school design please though. I still check BN with a text web browser once in a while like Lynx.

No plans to change the new design. We're working hard to try and keep all the little details (PI) you love Ant in place.

*pun intended
 
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21. No subject Oct 17, 2019, 22:17 RedEye9
 
Frans wrote on Oct 17, 2019, 06:41:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 11, 2019, 19:49:
Better also be the customize thing down the bottom, because I have to hit "New Blue" every blue moon because it resets itself and strands me with no css selected.
Well, the customize option is there, but I believe the no-css problem is related to it. If the page always loads one default style sheet, that problem wouldn't occur anymore. I haven't experienced it myself anymore since last Spring though.

So, does anyone still use Retro Colors, or is it acceptable to leave that behind us in the new design?
I don't use retro colors.
 
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20. No subject Oct 17, 2019, 06:41  Frans 
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 11, 2019, 19:49:
Better also be the customize thing down the bottom, because I have to hit "New Blue" every blue moon because it resets itself and strands me with no css selected.
Well, the customize option is there, but I believe the no-css problem is related to it. If the page always loads one default style sheet, that problem wouldn't occur anymore. I haven't experienced it myself anymore since last Spring though.

So, does anyone still use Retro Colors, or is it acceptable to leave that behind us in the new design?
 
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19. No subject Oct 16, 2019, 03:28  Frans 
 
Frans wrote on Oct 11, 2019, 05:05:
The initial roll-out will therefore exclude the forums (they'll keep the old skin).
Correction, the forums will have a mix of skins: new overall layout, but old-style (table-based rather than div) body content. That conversion will take more time because there are so many views and forms.

Ant wrote on Oct 13, 2019, 21:53:
Keep the old fast old school design please though. I still check BN with a text web browser once in a while like Lynx.
No worries, it renders fine in w3m and Lynx.
 
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18. Re: Rad. Oct 15, 2019, 21:00 jdreyer
 
Ant wrote on Oct 13, 2019, 21:53:
Keep the old fast old school design please though. I still check BN with a text web browser once in a while like Lynx.
Hmm, that sounds like a test case.
 
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17. Rad. Oct 13, 2019, 21:53 Ant
 
Keep the old fast old school design please though. I still check BN with a text web browser once in a while like Lynx.  
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16. No subject Oct 11, 2019, 19:49 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 11, 2019, 16:51:
Okay, so what pages are included in the initial rollout?
- homepage
- post page
- post page with comments
- post comment page
- edit comment page
- all of the User Admin pages?
- Resources pages?
- Department pages?
- Site Contact pages?


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15. No subject Oct 11, 2019, 16:51 jdreyer
 
Okay, so what pages are included in the initial rollout?
- homepage
- post page
- post page with comments
- post comment page
- edit comment page
- all of the User Admin pages?
- Resources pages?
- Department pages?
- Site Contact pages?

 
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14. No subject Oct 11, 2019, 05:05  Frans 
 
Rhialto wrote on Oct 10, 2019, 13:13:
How come there is that video I just saw that was posted in March 2018 and we never heard of it before now reading today's Ouf of the Blue? And why it wasn't implemented like a few weeks after this video was posted which show it's almost completed/finished and is looking so good?
In addition to Blue's remarks, actual implementation work only began a year later, this March, and was interrupted multiple times for weeks/months on end by Real Life™. The initial roll-out will therefore exclude the forums (they'll keep the old skin).

jdreyer wrote on Oct 10, 2019, 16:14:
How are you guys tracking user stories and bugs?
Until recently, e-mail, and now also a private Trello board. Which, before you ask, will stay private.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2019, 04:58 Fantaz
 
I don't log in often to post, and just had to chime in about how nice it would be for the mobile version of Blues to finally come around  
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2019, 16:17  Blue 
 
Rhialto wrote on Oct 10, 2019, 13:13:
Holy crap! That is just awesome! How come there is that video I just saw that was posted in March 2018 and we never heard of it before now reading today's Ouf of the Blue? And why it wasn't implemented like a few weeks after this video was posted which show it's almost completed/finished and is looking so good?

Because the video was created as a proof-of-concept with no access to the site's actual code, and getting things rolling and implementation have taken some time. There's more to it than you might expect.

Congrats on what's coming, I like how it looks up to date but while at the same time kind of old look.

Thanks. That's pretty much what the goal was. To have our cake and eat it too, so to speak.

Gives us a second URL for testing before going live, I'll have a look on both PC and mobile.

As I mentioned, we will probably ask a couple of you to participate in a tiny beta, but it probably won't be very widespread or for very long. So don't be disappointed if you aren't part of the test, this will probably go live pretty quickly after then.
 
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