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Title: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on October 20, 2008, 05:32:27 PM
For discussing;
http://exilian.co.uk/ (http://exilian.co.uk/)


Marcus, did ya get the email I sent ya?
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on January 30, 2009, 12:31:52 AM
Add a link to the Wiki into the navbar perhaps?
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 30, 2009, 05:46:43 PM
Good idea, I'll contact Marcus next time he's on MSN.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on March 09, 2009, 11:39:05 PM
Just so you know the website link at the top of the page gives a 404. As do all of them but the wiki one.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 10, 2009, 05:35:51 PM
I can read them all fine, anyone else having problems?
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Andalus on March 10, 2009, 05:41:39 PM
All fine for me.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on March 10, 2009, 05:45:22 PM
Hmm its working for me now as well :blink: .
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on March 22, 2009, 02:38:10 AM
In case anyone is a bit behind, the location of Exilian is now http://exilian.net/ (http://exilian.net/)

I'm going to use this thread for updates as to what's going on with the websites. A lot of them will be tiny, barely worth a post, but will only appear if they affect the site from the perspective of the user.

So first update:

Added CSS3 feature for rounded corners. If you use Firefox 3 or Safari 3 or higher, you should see it. If you're wondering why I bothered, I reckon the effect is quite nice and the amount of code that needed to be added was tiny:

Code: [Select]
-moz-border-radius: 10px;
-webkit-border-radius: 10px;
Guess which is which.

If anyone's wondering, for browsers that don't support this feature, nothing will screw up, you'll just get the normal square corners.

Updated ETW page with release date, and System requirements.

Just completed a mass cleanup of various pages throughout the site; some may have slightly different layouts, but otherwise ok. Pages now look nicer and have useless and unneeded code stripped out.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on March 24, 2009, 12:21:53 AM
If anyone notices anything missing or out of date, or just plain wrong, post in this thread and I shall endeavour to fix it.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on April 26, 2009, 11:22:56 PM
Two notable updates and some small fixes:

Added a feature which highlights the current page you're on in the navigation bar. Most websites have this feature and ours shouldn't be any different. Tell me what you think of the colour and/or anything else about the navigation in general.
Added page transitions feature to the site, only viewable in IE, but with FF and Safari getting the rounded corners, it balances out. If you're wondering what they are, just view the site in IE and find out. ;)

Sorted out some CSS glitches on the site so it should now look almost the same in all browsers besides specialised features.

Any comments, please post here. :)
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on April 27, 2009, 04:47:05 PM
Done various other tweaks including:

Site now has same favicon as forum (icon in URL bar)
Cleaned up contact form
Other tweaks that are minimal but noticeable.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on May 01, 2009, 09:25:48 PM
There is now a links page with links to fellow fan/mod sites at http://exilian.net/links.php (http://exilian.net/links.php)

There is now a news box in the forum next to the banner, this will have a summary of the new in the announcement forum.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on May 02, 2009, 12:57:40 AM
I think that the letters in news box are too big and way more highlighted than ones in banner
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on May 02, 2009, 06:52:12 AM
That's a good point, y'know.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on May 02, 2009, 10:05:14 AM
Well I don't really think so ... It is hurting my eyes  :P
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on May 02, 2009, 10:11:24 AM
Na, I meant your post was a good point in that I hadn't really realised how much it overshadows the banner. I agree with you.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on May 02, 2009, 11:18:42 AM
Problem is, anything in that section is turned into a link by the forum, yet there isn't really anywhere else decent to put it.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on May 02, 2009, 11:20:56 AM
What about portal, under the latest posts box?
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on May 02, 2009, 11:24:00 AM
Can we not just make the text smaller? And possibly the box backing and text a shade darker.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on May 02, 2009, 11:58:59 AM
Enabled the portal:
http://s9.zetaboards.com/exilian/site/ (http://s9.zetaboards.com/exilian/site/)
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on May 02, 2009, 12:02:29 PM
Actually, that does look better. I edited the portal to show news instead of boozer posts btw.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on May 02, 2009, 12:43:36 PM
Quote from: "Marcus"
Enabled the portal:
Yup, thats looks much better... Thanks
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on May 16, 2009, 02:28:28 PM
I think that we should make something to count total time logged in ...
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on May 27, 2009, 10:21:35 PM
It's cool to have a news box but don't you think that it should be updated from time to time ? The latest news are more than 2 months old....
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on May 28, 2009, 07:52:54 AM
True. I just never get round to it.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on June 12, 2009, 05:39:07 AM
As usual, if anyone have suggestions for the main website (which is my main department on Exilian these days), then suggest away, and I shall consider them. Suggestions should be to do with the functions of the site, rather than content. Ask Jubal about that one.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on June 14, 2009, 10:20:25 PM
To make the portal more prominent, should I have it replace the forum link on Exilian or should I add an alternate link?
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on June 17, 2009, 11:49:07 AM
Made the portal default on the forum link from the main site.

And if you're using the site, don't be worried if new links appear as you hover over the Mount&Blade link. I'm making a dropdown menu for the navigation bar and using Mount&Blade as the guinea pig.

EDIT: scrapped the dropdowns for now as I can't get them to work properly in IE. If the whole world would convert to a standards compliant browser (not IE by a long shot) then I would be happy. :)
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on June 19, 2009, 02:16:36 AM
IE users will now see rounded corners on the main border on the site. This will work for IE 7 and greater, I have not tried to support IE 6 as it is now hopelessly out of date by today's standards.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on June 19, 2009, 11:16:02 PM
Quote
IE 6 as it is now hopelessly out of date by today's standards.

Oi I still have IE 6  :P . Don't use it though... Its just that IE is so bad I never bothered to upgrade.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on July 29, 2009, 03:01:05 PM
There is something terribly wrong with Member Local Time... I have set my time on GMT+1 and it says that my local time is 02:58 PM ...But it isn't ... It's 15:56

It's one hour late ... Maybe the clock isn't adding that +1 h in my local time
Title: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on August 02, 2009, 04:29:05 PM
why have none of the options at the very bottom of the page ever been clickable?

oh yeah, its behind on my time too
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on August 02, 2009, 05:38:33 PM
CG: on the site or the forum?
Title: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on August 02, 2009, 11:28:23 PM
Quote from: "Marcus"
CG: on the site or the forum?
well it seems to change between every page

like right now while typing this post i cant click the time or the theme change drop down box,
nor could i click them, the track post, and email buttons when i was reading the forum
its very confusing though because i swear i was able to click the time and theme box at least one time  :-/

but on the main page i have never been able to click the mark all topics/forums as read, or the time, or the theme box

Title: Website discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on August 06, 2009, 12:50:48 PM
It's time to update the news box
http://s9.zetaboards.com/exilian?topic=7100990/2/#new (http://s9.zetaboards.com/exilian?topic=7100990/2/#new)
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on August 11, 2009, 07:58:33 PM
I'm going to make a forum discussion thread, which will deal with all forum issues, as this one was originally meant for the main website, not the forums.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on August 27, 2009, 08:32:06 PM
Updated news section with news about The Horde Lands being released.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on September 30, 2009, 10:26:25 PM
I have added a little bit of code that checks if the user is using IE, and if so, shows an image link to download Firefox. Call this amoral or whatever, but I would prefer not have to cater for a browser incompatible with nearly all new web technologies out there. Exilian itself has various IE specific tweaks and hacks in order to get features working for IE. When IE supports things like CSS properly, I will remove the Firefox link. :)

This does not mean the site won't work with IE, but it will give IE users a poke in the right direction. :P
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on October 13, 2009, 12:57:26 AM
Ok, I have a plan for a new navigation system an layout for the site.

Instead of our current two column system, I am contemplating a single columns system with the navbar above the content. Unless I can find a use for the right hand column (currently navigation) I will get rid of it. This is an attempt to make the main website look a little more professional and make the navigation system more useful.

Here is the new navigation bar so far: http://exilian.co.uk/newnav/navigation.html (http://exilian.co.uk/newnav/navigation.html)

It has been designed to fit into a 1014 width, the width of the main content section of the site. It has drop down menus that link to various locations, such as mods, the gallery, the forums and various subforums.

This is just one part of a site redesign, and I would appreciate feedback on any part of the website that is to do with layout, colour, functionality etc. Content will come later.

I want feedback, please give it to me.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on October 13, 2009, 08:06:44 PM
It looks nice from my point of view...
Title: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on October 14, 2009, 01:40:37 AM
Quote from: "Silver Wolf"
It looks nice from my point of view...
ditto
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on October 14, 2009, 08:04:32 AM
Ok, I'll start implementing it in the next few days. :)
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on October 18, 2009, 10:23:38 PM
I have a test page up with the new design, check it out and please give me feedback: http://exilian.co.uk/home.php (http://exilian.co.uk/home.php)
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on October 18, 2009, 10:49:31 PM
It looks nice but you will now need to change the main part ...
First of all ... Exilian description should be on the top and news should be smaller...
Additionally you could add something to fill the space ...
I'll show you what I mean tomorrow
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on October 19, 2009, 09:13:41 AM
So, put description on top and news beneath? Getting rid of the left column provides more space for the main content including images.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Silver Wolf on October 19, 2009, 02:19:45 PM
Here's what I meant

(http://www.imagesforme.com/upload/d9556f4d.jpg)
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on October 19, 2009, 02:36:44 PM
I like the idea of that, I could give it a go tonight, and probably have it ready for preview tomorrow. :)
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on October 30, 2009, 03:16:57 PM
Had a load of spam comments posted to the Gallery, but they have now been deleted. Will be looking for a better spam filtering system as soon as I get home.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on October 31, 2009, 12:41:02 AM
Quote from: "Marcus"
Had a load of spam comments posted to the Gallery, but they have now been deleted. Will be looking for a better spam filtering system as soon as I get home.
I was wondering why I received 30 emails about gallery comments  :cyclops:
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on February 02, 2010, 03:12:01 AM
All updates about the site now appear on my tech blog. Click on the link in my sig to go there.
Title: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on May 31, 2010, 12:35:13 PM
Since no one reads my blog, I'll post it here:

I have created an archive page for all news articles. It is currently still in beta and a little rough around the edges, but please tell me what you think so I can improve it. I hope to have it automated at some stage so I don't have to manually update it everytime I make a new news article.

http://www.exilian.co.uk/archive.php (http://www.exilian.co.uk/archive.php)

Tab system made using the wonderful tabber! (http://www.barelyfitz.com/projects/tabber/)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on July 31, 2011, 12:18:42 AM
Site keeps being slow, I expect speeds of over 9000!!!!!!!1!eleven
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Marcus on September 18, 2011, 06:01:36 PM
I've not noticed any slowness, and I'm across the pond from where the server is.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on September 18, 2011, 10:09:25 PM
Well you haven't been around as much as the rest of us. :P
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on February 24, 2012, 11:40:38 PM
I see there is space at the bottom of TWC's homepage (http://www.twcenter.net/) for another link to a webpage. I think our forum activity is better than at least some of the others they have listed there, so maybe if we get our main page up and running we should ask them to put our link in.
(http://ranger.gamebanana.com/img/ico/sprays/4f29c6c03ffe2.png)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on February 25, 2012, 10:22:04 AM
Yes, that would be an excellent idea.  :)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on February 28, 2012, 12:14:15 AM
Do it CG :) . It does indeed sound like a good idea.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on February 28, 2012, 12:38:27 AM
I'm... not sure how. :P
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on February 28, 2012, 12:46:53 AM
PM their big boss man maybe?
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on February 28, 2012, 02:19:15 AM
Yeah I guess, whoever that is. It would be better for Jubal to compose the message though; his linguistic skills far exceed my own. :P
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on September 19, 2013, 06:16:52 PM
Jubal: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?621271-Adding-Exilian-to-the-main-page
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on September 23, 2013, 10:22:02 AM
A links box, currently empty, has been added to the main page. I also took the liberty of adding something to our homepage to explain who the hell we are, as that was notably missing.  :P
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on September 23, 2013, 01:14:14 PM
Maybe above the chat box we could have a few ground rules. such as:

#1 - Most importantly, keep it civil and don't be rude. It's easy to misinterpret others on the internet. Relax, be nice, and you'll find everyone else is too.
 #2 - Please avoid spamming. This includes one word answers, continual irrelevant and general nonsensical talk. Read and think carefully before you post.
 #3 - Double or triple posting should be avoided. You may reply your own post after 24 hours have passed. If not, then use the EDIT button to update it.
 #4 - Constructive criticism is a must. But please be thoughtful of others and understand that people aren't trying to constantly demotivate you.
 #5 - No Racist, sexist, homophobic or religious talk. I need say no more.
 #6 - Don't post OR link to anything pornographic, disgusting, gory, or illegal (including illegal file sharing). Keep it to yourself.

This is just an example from another site I frequent.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on September 23, 2013, 02:48:01 PM
People see the ToS when they join up, I think that's probably enough. We don't have many real major rule breaches to deal with so I think it's better to keep the atmosphere relaxed and not shove rules in people's faces.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on September 23, 2013, 03:18:37 PM
A links box, currently empty, has been added to the main page. I also took the liberty of adding something to our homepage to explain who the hell we are, as that was notably missing.  :P
Is it going to be filled with something soon? ;)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on September 23, 2013, 03:24:36 PM
Depends how quickly the guys at Total Internal Server Error Center get back to me. :P
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on September 29, 2013, 12:51:56 PM
Not very quickly it seems. :(
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on October 09, 2013, 07:10:15 PM
Not very quickly it seems. :(
Indeed. :(
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on October 09, 2013, 11:46:30 PM
I'll pester more soon :/
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on October 11, 2013, 06:00:50 PM
Cripes, I didn't realize photobucket had blocked out all of my photos...  >:(
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on October 12, 2013, 06:48:18 AM
Than don't use photobucket. :)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on October 12, 2013, 12:29:14 PM
Hopefully it will reset on the 18th and go back to normal, as long as Jubal doesn't re-release WHTW. :P
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on October 13, 2013, 08:23:52 AM
I hope he does. :P
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on October 29, 2013, 03:20:31 PM
Ah! Just checked TWC for the first time in a while and I see a link to E on the main page!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o

But I don't see one on our main page to TWC. This is a problem.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on October 29, 2013, 03:33:23 PM
Fixed, it will be less ugly when I'm less busy :) .
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on October 29, 2013, 03:37:28 PM
The main Russian TW site uses this image for their TWC link:

(http://www.totalwars.ru/images/banners/twc.jpg)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on October 30, 2013, 01:54:22 PM
Looks good now. :)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on October 30, 2013, 03:06:31 PM
Indeed. Diplomatic success win!
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on November 21, 2014, 08:34:12 PM
So I have finally gotten around to doing some work on the site! I even set up a to-do list thing to motivate me into doing things.

I figured it would be good to have a place for people to tell me things that they would like doing, and this seems like the right place for that. So fire away and I'll add them to my list and try and get them done in a reasonable time frame :P .

PS. Sorting out the menu bar is already there, I'm doing it now! Also there already are a couple of things I've had in my head to do for a while.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on November 21, 2014, 10:18:31 PM
Yeah Saw! :)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on November 21, 2014, 10:42:47 PM
I'm not sure we need the dropdowns - the mods & games dropdown will be a pain to update with new projects if we keep it, and I like having the buttons now in the forum dropdown across the top - I can't use dropdown menus so easily when using Exilian on a phone or tablet so having those where they used to be would be better IMO.

Also can we get an academy link like on the front-end site?
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on November 21, 2014, 10:52:22 PM
I'm not sure we need the dropdowns - the mods & games dropdown will be a pain to update with new projects if we keep it, and I like having the buttons now in the forum dropdown across the top - I can't use dropdown menus so easily when using Exilian on a phone or tablet so having those where they used to be would be better IMO.

I'll do that. It frustrates me that the links end up overflowing into multiple lines on my phone, but I had forgotten the even bigger frustration of the drop-downs :) .

Also can we get an academy link like on the front-end site?

Heh, I forgot about that and the youtube link (do we still want the youtube link there?).
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on November 21, 2014, 10:53:15 PM
Yes we do. :)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on November 21, 2014, 11:20:50 PM
Done the above stuff, also fixed the "new post" icon on the latest post list on the main site. Any more comments on the navbar?
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on November 23, 2014, 12:20:01 PM
On all the front end website pages, I get a funny white dotted line under the main logo and just above the navbar. It disappears when I roll over it. Can we get rid of that? (I'm using Chrome)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on November 23, 2014, 12:59:46 PM
Try doing a force refresh to clear your browser's caching of the CSS. I made that image a link to match the one on the forum which meant that line appeared until I messed with the CSS a bit.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on November 23, 2014, 02:11:55 PM
Ah, good, sorted - thankyou! :)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on November 24, 2014, 07:09:00 AM
What about a link to Forgefyre up there?
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on November 24, 2014, 11:24:14 AM
Probably doesn't want to be on the top bar, but it should be linked from the arts page probably.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on November 24, 2014, 11:28:32 AM
I see. Makes sense.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Glaurung on December 30, 2014, 04:19:22 PM
Something odd I've spotted in the last day or two - if I go to the website front page, it has two lines of text at the top, both saying the same thing, evidently an error message:

Notice: Undefined index: host in /home/content/o/l/d/oldmarcus/html/forum/Sources/Load.php on line 2648

Bold here matches what's displayed. This happens whether I navigate to the site URL directly, or follow the link from the menu on forum pages. It happens with Firefox version 34.0.5 (I think that's current) and IE version 9.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on December 30, 2014, 04:35:57 PM
Seems to be to do with cookies and session tracking on the forum, looking at the code in question. I get different error messages (and more of 'em) if I log out.

SOTK, thoughts?
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on December 30, 2014, 05:24:28 PM
I was playing around with some settings earlier, I've changed them back now, sorry :) .
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Glaurung on December 30, 2014, 05:55:19 PM
No worries - I'm glad it was so easily fixed.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 04, 2015, 03:21:05 PM
I've had a suggestion that the "welcome to Exilian" text on the homepage would look better left-aligned as it's got too much spacing in the justification from all the long words. Could we try that and see if it looks better?
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Othko97 on January 04, 2015, 04:22:44 PM
I'm pretty sure the consensus is that left aligned always looks better than full justification.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Glaurung on January 09, 2015, 12:30:28 AM
Meanwhile, I think it might be time to pack the Christmas banner away for another year.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on January 09, 2015, 01:23:26 PM
Mhm, agreed. Christmas is over enough to take it down... although I do like the look of it. :)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 09, 2015, 01:53:11 PM
Ta-da  :)

Meanwhile, was anyone going to make a Cyril & Methodius Day and an Exilian Day version?
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on January 09, 2015, 02:02:40 PM
Hmm, you mean a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY EXILIAN" version. :D
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on January 09, 2015, 02:05:58 PM
With confetti and party hat wearing letters? ;)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 09, 2015, 02:24:54 PM
Yus:)

I think I still like the idea of doing Cyril & Methodius with stacks of books, inkwells, and parchment (we could just put the title into Cyrillic, but I feel since we seem to use it as a reading/books thing some bookstacks would look better, the Cyrillic title would just confuse most people).

And for Exilian Day, confetti and party hats and cakes and stuff are definitely what's needed :)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Cuddly Khan on January 10, 2015, 01:29:00 AM
Maybe we could have the Exilian on a large Parchment. With some stacks of books covering some of the writing in the foreground.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 10, 2015, 10:54:20 AM
That could work.  :)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on January 12, 2015, 11:55:37 PM
I've had a suggestion that the "welcome to Exilian" text on the homepage would look better left-aligned as it's got too much spacing in the justification from all the long words. Could we try that and see if it looks better?

Sure thing, I'll do it tomorrow :) .
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on January 15, 2015, 09:40:55 PM
I finally remembered to do this, I think it looks better now.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on January 27, 2015, 12:16:39 AM
The word "friendliest" is split over 2 lines for some reason...
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Glaurung on January 27, 2015, 07:46:25 AM
The word "friendliest" is split over 2 lines for some reason...
There's a space between the 'i' and the 'e'; it renders on one line (but with a gap) on my desktop. I think the file that needs modifying is template.php - if you're feeling brave you could let me do the edit.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on January 27, 2015, 08:02:17 AM
Yeah, template.php is the one, the text is in the function that builds the sidebar. I was thinking that it would maybe make more sense to have a post somewhere which contains the welcome message, and get the message from there. I can do that tonight if people think it makes sense.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Glaurung on January 27, 2015, 01:25:54 PM
I was thinking that it would maybe make more sense to have a post somewhere which contains the welcome message, and get the message from there. I can do that tonight if people think it makes sense.
It makes sense to me - it means we can alter the welcome message without having to go delving into the files, and it saves you from having to do maintenance on it in future. if there are any other similar pieces of text, I suggest you do the same with them. We just need to ensure that nothing will go wrong if there's a spambot posting, for example, but that's probably as simple as locking the relevant thread.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on January 27, 2015, 10:32:00 PM
I've done that now, just edit this post (http://exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3702.msg90964) to change the welcome message in future.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Glaurung on January 29, 2015, 11:20:29 AM
I've done that now, just edit this post (http://exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3702.msg90964) to change the welcome message in future.
It looks good to me - many thanks!
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on February 14, 2015, 02:19:47 AM
So I'm pretty crappy at editing the banner, but nobody else got round to it, so I did my best in minimal time :s
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Glaurung on February 14, 2015, 09:46:45 AM
Ah, F5 is my friend, as ever. Many thanks for doing it; my image-editing skills are non-existent.

Is there any way to force browsers to update their cached images when we change the banner?
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on February 14, 2015, 09:53:10 AM
Looks like we can probably trick it into reloading the cache when the image changes, I'll have a mess around with it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on February 14, 2015, 12:35:46 PM
It changed by itself on my tablet.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on February 17, 2015, 06:10:24 PM
Shall I take the C&M day banner down now?
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on February 17, 2015, 06:33:06 PM
Aye.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Glaurung on February 17, 2015, 08:10:35 PM
I think so. Furl it up and keep it ready for next year.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on February 17, 2015, 11:27:34 PM
Done :)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on March 16, 2015, 09:40:07 PM
Is this an embedded https youtube link?


EDIT: Not yet it isn't. It will be soon though :) .
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 17, 2015, 02:05:10 AM
Ooh, are we actually fixing forum bugs? Excellent!  :)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on March 17, 2015, 06:36:04 PM
Slowly but surely!

Are there many others you are aware of?
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 17, 2015, 06:38:27 PM
Not that I can think of off the top of my head... though if you're having a patch of adding forum functionality, there are a couple of mods that would be nice that don't seem to currently exist! Those might be rather large projects though.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on March 17, 2015, 07:18:17 PM
That would depend on what they are :) .
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 20, 2015, 07:44:51 PM
Could we get people's topic creation count showing on profile fields? The board has the data, since it uses them in the stats window, but I can't find them for individuals.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on March 20, 2015, 07:57:32 PM
What would be the point? -

Jubal: 6 billion
Everyone else: one or two
:P
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on March 20, 2015, 09:13:09 PM
I'd imagine that will be pretty simple, I'll see what I can do this weekend sometime. I should get round to fixing the https youtube links then too.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 20, 2015, 09:14:31 PM
If people can see the number they may be inclined to increase it, for one thing. For another, just easier to collect data on who creates topics and why and what that correlates to and suchlike. And data mean better targeting of what we're doing.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on March 20, 2015, 10:07:39 PM
I know, I joke. ;D
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on March 21, 2015, 07:55:37 PM
So, I discovered that this is already there! Click "Show stats" on a profile page and its in the list of stats. I can try to put it in the summary page if you'd like?
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on March 23, 2015, 10:06:23 PM
That would be good :)
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Son of the King on June 24, 2015, 10:08:57 PM
I finally made the library page (http://exilian.co.uk/library.php) load it's content from the forum.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on June 25, 2015, 12:46:34 AM
Yay :}
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on April 06, 2019, 04:33:24 PM
I discovered there were remnant Google Analytics tracking codes on the Index and Articles pages that never got stripped out. Those have now been removed.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on April 07, 2019, 02:37:44 PM
The articles tab finally and after many months has a vaguely workable navigation system :) Please check it out and see what you think.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Tusky on April 07, 2019, 02:49:23 PM
Looks nice,

For some reason I expected recent and first (back in time) navigation to go on the left. Might just be me.

Is there any way to have a "contents" or similar page?
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on April 07, 2019, 03:37:08 PM
Mm. Now you mention it I'm not sure what I'd expect. Maybe I should check what similar websites do?

As for contents, that is probably doable, or alternatively we could stop just having full articles per page and have a show/hide thing for each so you get the title and first few lines on a ten article page or something. Not sure what's ideal there.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: comrade_general on April 07, 2019, 07:26:36 PM
Have to agree with Tusk; left is back, right is forward.
Title: Re: Website discussion
Post by: Jubal on April 07, 2019, 10:37:01 PM
OK - duly reversed :) Thankyou for the feedback!