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LeTiss
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Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:24 pm

Do new posts appear on the homepage? - that looks empty

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LeTiss
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Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:29 pm

Any additional swear filters for me to try and avoid?

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to75ne
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Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:38 pm

in my opinion this is a downgrade but having said that its the content that matters not the image.

bit of a shame really, A for effort but a F for outcome, just like when the enhanced ladder screen was upgraded, resulted in a backward step, a solution to a non problem.

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LeTiss
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Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:08 pm

I suppose it's a question of familiarity - It's like asking a right hander to have a wank with his left

Not a lover of the new design at present, but I'm sure everyone will get used to it

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workpeter
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Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:08 pm

I view website on mobile.

Agree the scrolling is annoying.
Would be good if I could see 8 active topics without scrolling.currently I have to scroll down then I can only see 4 in my screen.

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LeTiss
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Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:49 pm

No longer able to view topics unless logged in?

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ShaunWhite
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Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:57 am

Sorry but it's a rant:

I know these things happen, but what a terrible layout! What's the ideal viewing device...a watch ffs? This always happens when you code for a tiny tiny tiny mobile screens and then view it on a pc . Even at 200% zoom, granted it's on a 2560x1440 its sooooooo gappy.

Why is it so difficult to have a pc version and a mobile version?
There is so much empty space

The old version was fast and looked and worked fine! Who's benefiting from this new look? Probably people playing on their phones on the train. Who doesn't trade on a decent sized screen? and if you're not trading then reading the forum doesn't need to be slick and high speed.
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ShaunWhite
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Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:21 am

You say a key objective was to make it easier to access key elements.

Can you give us a clue where those new features are hiding? They might make up for some of the aclimatisation issues.

steven1976
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Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:48 am

I dont like on the mobile version not being able to see the last post from the home screen.
Online version seems nice and clean though

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ShaunWhite
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Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:06 am

Right Shaun, deep breath, calm down.....I've gone from being a hater to trying to be a helper......

Reading up on phpBB, I see you CAN have different styles for different types of device, this becomes possible when you use a mod (see ** below) :D
If you make .forum-block {width} a bit small on non-mobile and I think it would look miles better.

Isn't this just a matter of choosing a nice style that's appropriate for each device type and all our (well, 'my') moaning will be over?
They also have 100's of styles much nicer than this huge expanse of white. It's just a bit 'version 1.0'... I'm sure we can get there.

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phpBB Resolution Width
This Mod Adjusts the width of the classes using CSS3. Depending on the resolution of your screen, the post profile widths are adjusted for optimal view.
The resolution stylesheets can be used to adjust the width of your sidebar menus and forum blocks also.

When viewing the viewtopic page the profile section gets very wide with a 1920x1080 resolution.
This little addition will control the widths in all of the different resolutions.

Now, if you have a sidebar menu in your style the menu can get very large also.
If you have a sidebar menu with a class="sidebar-block" and the forum section next to it has a class="forum-block"... with classes in your common.css as .sidebar-block { width: 20%; } and .forum-block { width: 80%; } then you can add these classes to each one of the resolution stylesheets to control their widths.
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