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UnrealSP.org update status

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How would you like the navigation bar (at the top) to behave?

Poll ended at 26 May 2014, 16:09

Leave it at the top of the page. If I need something, I can scroll up.
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60%
Scroll it along with the viewer! I don't mind a little less vertical space.
2
40%
 
Total votes: 5

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Subject: Re: Site updates/changes

Post Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 08:22

That type on the side is so microscopic.
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Subject: Re: Site updates/changes

Post Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 09:23

I see what you mean, it is kinda tiny. If you click on the wrong one it is really annoying!
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Subject: Re: Site updates/changes

Post Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 23:36

press down your ctrl key and roll your mousewheel upwards.. :P

Ok, seriously.. I have to admit it's looking a little cluttered with all the yellow borders. But that's just me..
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Subject: Re: Site updates/changes

Post Posted: 18 Jul 2012, 08:59

Thanks that makes it much easier! (why did I not think of it :shake: )
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Subject: Re: Site updates/changes

Post Posted: 09 Jun 2013, 23:12

I'm pleased to report that, after many, many months of hiatus, I have finally found my fighting spirit again and I'm continuing work on the new site! I'm quite proud of my amateur achievements thus far, and I can slowly see the site creeping towards completion. Staffers will assist with carrying over content to the new system once it is ready (which should be pretty soon), meaning even faster progress. The USP2 project is alive again! Just thought you'd like to know. :shy:
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Subject: Re: Site updates/changes

Post Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 03:31

woo! *fistpump*
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Subject: Re: Site updates/changes

Post Posted: 16 Jun 2013, 04:34

USP2 system features implemented so far:

- Full integration with USP forum accounts
- Displaying and sorting the review list
- Displaying reviews
- Submitting and editing reviews
- Displaying, adding, reporting, approving and deleting review downloads
- Displaying and adding review comments

Users can submit their own reviews/articles to the site for approval. They can comment on reviews/articles, report broken download links as well as suggest their own. The new UnrealSP will be a much more community-driven endeavor, solving the "nobody ever visits the main site" dilemma Hellscrag faced back in the day and drawing some attention away from the forums to the actual site. :D

I'm also pleased to report that UBerserker has already gone through the effort of porting all existing reviews to the new system. :) Downloads and review images still need to be managed by my staff volunteers, but that's a task that will be tackled in the coming days, as well...

Other steps in planning: Moving 'Upcoming Maps' from the forums to the main site.

It's 4:30AM... I lose a lot of coding time by just jumping around the site and testing all the shiny new features because I'm so proud of it all!
After some sleep I will, first of all, work on deleting/approving reviews and deleting/reporting comments.
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Subject: Re: Site updates/changes

Post Posted: 16 Jun 2013, 05:58

Cool :tup:

Good job guys!
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Subject: Re: Site updates/changes

Post Posted: 16 Jun 2013, 10:42

props sana!
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Subject: Re: Site updates/changes

Post Posted: 23 Oct 2013, 19:01

After a long period of not getting any real work done, I'm slowly getting back into the order of things by working on a long-overdue forum layout revamp.

You can find it in your User Control Panel board preferences as a style called "unrealsp3 experimental". I would really appreciate feedback, so feel free to switch to it (though you mustn't forget I'm actively working on it, meaning it may be borked once in a while)!

Estimate log of changes so far:
- Layout is now fixed-width (960 px) rather than variable-width; this, in my opinion, helps make forum content more presentable with more frequent line breaks for both short posts (the kind of which we have a ton of) and longer texts. In addition, it really helps with making everything look nice and mobile-friendly!

- The header now spans across the entire width

- Header button icons have been remade and their positions fixed

- Buttons, text fields and other navigation elements across the board are now USP styled and feel better/more responsive

- |sshot| tag now shrinks screenshots to a certain width rather than a certain height
This makes MOTW and project threads look good, as it keeps 2x2/1x2 blocks of screenshots consistent with the forum width; however issues turn up when screenshots with different aspect ratios are mixed. May need considering. (It points out issues with people's crappy Upcoming Maps formatting though!)

- Shoutbox: Buttons lined up next to text field

- All images are now set to have a maximum width of 700 px, meaning you can't nuke the layout by posting 4000x4000 px images as they will automatically be scaled down (either way don't post 4000x4000 px images)

Tell me what you think so far! More changes are to come, as I'm not QUITE happy with the result yet.
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Subject: Re: Site updates/changes

Post Posted: 23 Oct 2013, 19:13

This new theme looks WAY better than the old one. Nice.
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Subject: Re: Site updates/changes

Post Posted: 23 Oct 2013, 21:00

it would be nice to be able to switch between 700px and original size of the image on click. Just turning that CSS max-width property with a bit of Javascript will be enough:

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$("img").click(function(){
    //console.log($(this).css("max-width"))
    if($(this).css("max-width") == "10000px") {
        $(this).css("max-width","700px");
    }
    else {
        $(this).css("max-width","10000px");
    }
});
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Subject: Re: Site updates/changes

Post Posted: 23 Oct 2013, 22:02

I really like it.

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Subject: Re: Site updates/changes

Post Posted: 24 Oct 2013, 03:25

I'm a fan of the little visual changes you've added (and the top of the page, with the banner looks infinitely better)

Although I don't particularly like the fixed width. I prefer to have my screen totally filled. It also looks terrible on the 2560x1600 screens at my uni (where I access USP most of the time). Only 10% of the screen is utilized. Is it possible to make floating/fixed width a separate option to the overall theme, because I really like where it's heading? (I think BU does something similar with their mainpage if you look in the top left corner).

Edit: also, there's no USP1 theme anymore! :cry: I enjoyed mucking around every now and then with that (dw it's not a deal breaker :P )
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Subject: Re: Site updates/changes

Post Posted: 24 Oct 2013, 03:32

Yeah I gotta echo the fixed width comment. Everything else is solid, but I've never used any forums regularly that had a fixed width and it's pretty clear why: dynamic content, especially with embedded images, looks a lot better when it is scaled up to the browser width. Static content (i.e. webpage articles) are great in fixed width, but the forums don't benefit from it.
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