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Announcement: New Style (prosilverSW)

Post by Franchise » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:00 am

As of today, there is a brand new style called prosilverSW available in the UCP that I hope will bring the reluctant subsilver2 users, all 10 or so of you, into the new millennium. The main new feature of this style is the profile/avatar info and so forth on the left side just like it was in subsilver2 but it also will make navigating the board from your mobile or tablet devices much easier as it inherits the sleek responsive design from the default prosilver style. Everything should be on the left and I even customized a few things like having the 'Online' image layer over the corner of the avatars as opposed to the way it kind of looks awkward on the right either behind the avatar or next to it. It's also a different color scheme that is somewhat darker than the default prosilver.

Anyhow, I have tested the hell out of this and everything appears fine to me, but this should be considered a beta for right now in the event I missed something since I haven't slept yet. The instructions to activate this style are below. Please let me know if you have any issues and you can always follow the same steps to change back to your old style.

- Navigate to the UCP.
- Click Board preferences.
- Under My board style, select prosilverSW.
- Click Submit.


On a related note of sorts, there have been a slew of styles and extensions that have come out recently and while the styles are kinda meh, there are a few cool extensions I plan to download and install in the near future. There's a quick edit one, a quick login one, a quick style changer, merged posts for double posts by the same person, some SEO stuff, and a few more I am forgetting at the moment that looked interesting. There are even a couple in development that look promising but I want to wait until their release as GA before installing them.
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Re: Announcement: New Style (prosilverSW)

Post by The Lawnmower » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:01 pm

I just checked it out, and I'll probably go back to regular prosilver, but there's a bit too much space for the poster's information. Maybe it's because I'm using widescreen, but it looks twice as wide as it needs to be and squishes the post.

edit: I've realised what it is. It's the same width as regular prosilver, but with the regular one the avatar is right next to the post, where as with your new one there's just an awkward space.
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Re: Announcement: New Style (prosilverSW)

Post by Franchise » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:19 pm

Thanks for the feedback; I will check that out. It may just be a margin/padding property or if I remember correctly, smaller avatars that don't use the maximum available area have that space just because they don't have anything to fill it out. I'll look at it in the desktop version this week tho.
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Re: Announcement: New Style (prosilverSW)

Post by LiQuid » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:25 pm

I don't hate this, but is there a way to move the New Posts button out of the quick links, Preferably have it over beside the notifications link?
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Re: Announcement: New Style (prosilverSW)

Post by Franchise » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:39 pm

Not really at this time because it is part of the Core code of phpbb and it was done to get rid of some of the cluttering of links. If I created an extension, or someone did, it could be done as an option but not sure how much that would entail. There is some navbar stuff in the extensions that I will be taking a look at adding.
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Re: Announcement: New Style (prosilverSW)

Post by Matt Sin » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:29 am

OK, I've switched over. Really trying to get used to it and like it since subsilver is a pain for you.

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Re: Announcement: New Style (prosilverSW)

Post by Franchise » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:46 am

Lol. It's not that subsilver is a pain as it causes me or us no pain at all. I was just trying to make it easier/more pleasing on the eyes to those users that liked the profiles on the left with an updated style that was also much better for mobile/tablet use. Since the upgrade to 3.1 back in the end of October, I have used the site much more on my phone than I ever did before because it was so much more user friendly. That's all I was trying to do with the new style but if you want, the subsilver2 will be there until phpbb officially stops supporting it so don't feel like you need to abandon it. Just trying to give you left profile preference users another choice is all.
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Re: Announcement: New Style (prosilverSW)

Post by Matt Sin » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:21 am

I just hate the colouring scheme and icons for prosilver. Red vs. blue icons for new posts compare to white vs. orange is just not as nice to me.
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Re: Announcement: New Style (prosilverSW)

Post by Franchise » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:08 pm

The Lawnmower wrote:edit: I've realised what it is. It's the same width as regular prosilver, but with the regular one the avatar is right next to the post, where as with your new one there's just an awkward space.
I see what you mean. It's only really noticeable with those that don't have avatars that fill the area, but it is padded/floated more toward the left because the smaller ones would look weird is there was a space and then the avatar so the avatar was right next to the post text. I've attached some screen shots so it can be compared side by side. I'll see how that looks if I tweak the css some.
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@Matt: I will look for different post icons/icon colors but I think orange/grey might look weird on a blue prosilver style. I will look into it tho as a lot of customizable stuff has been released recently.
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Re: Announcement: New Style (prosilverSW)

Post by The Lawnmower » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:11 pm

Yeah, the gap is way bigger on mine because I'm using max-width on a 1920x1080 monitor.
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Re: Announcement: New Style (prosilverSW)

Post by Franchise » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:17 pm

I will make sure to look at any changes I test on my wide screen monitor too. I wonder if we can dynamically stretch the smaller avatars without losing image quality to kinda of fill the gap.
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Re: Announcement: New Style (prosilverSW)

Post by legendkiller003 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:01 am

Subsilver still rules, brother.
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Re: Announcement: New Style (prosilverSW)

Post by Franchise » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:06 am

Lol. Since I had to switch at the outset because subsilver didn't port over prior to my restoring it, I was never able to go back to subsilver. And I won't even contemplate it until someone updates it to be responsive on mobile. I view the forum on my phone a lot and love the new sleek responsive design. I have heard whispers of a new blue silver one that would be responsive and I hope it's out soon.
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Re: Announcement: New Style (prosilverSW)

Post by legendkiller003 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:28 am

I don't have issues with it on mobile, and I'm almost always on mobile.
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Re: Announcement: New Style (prosilverSW)

Post by Franchise » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:06 am

It's not that there are issues per say as it does work fine but it's not aesthetically pleasant at all. You have to zoom in and scroll all the time. Try changing the style temporarily just to do a test to either prosilver or prosilversw and view it on mobile and you'll see what I mean. Of course if you have a big phone like one of those absurdly large Samsung phones, I guess it wouldn't need as much zoom/scrolling as the iphone would but there'd still be some.
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