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New Theme bugs
« on: July 14, 2016, 05:25:49 PM »
We realize that in spite of a lot of work done before launch there is still some tweaking to be done for various devices.

Please let me know of issues you encounter here.

Enjoy the new look!



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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 05:35:23 PM »
Is there a way to auto-detect mobile users, and adjust what the forum displays accordingly? Clicking "reply" significantly slows my phone (Samsung galaxy s3) down, I suspect because of all the smileys. Ca they be hidden by default, and have a specal button that will open them in a new window? (Similar to how the "More" buttom works?)

Also, avatars are taking up a disproportionate amount of space, leavin little room for posts.


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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 05:42:29 PM »
It does resize and hide a lot of things by default on mobile devices.

I see your phone is 360x640 I haven't gotten all tweaking done, especially at low resolutions like that, all the devices I tested on where higher than that...


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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2016, 05:46:12 PM »
using chrome, windows 8
can you have less space between the various lines of text in the thread?  (it seems to have double spacing instead of single between lines)

it just spreads everything more, making a post longer and harder to read.

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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2016, 05:48:36 PM »
A lot of wasted space on the left of the screen, the avatar takes up a 1/4 of the screen on my computer . Did we lose the like button and also ranking / post count on the avatar.

Will we get the click for larger picture feature back ?

 :cheers:

This will definitely take some getting used to.
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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2016, 05:53:34 PM »
It does resize and hide a lot of things by default on mobile devices.

I see your phone is 360x640 I haven't gotten all tweaking done, especially at low resolutions like that, all the devices I tested on where higher than that...
Yeah, I know its old (how sad is that? 4 years old and its obsolete). I like seeing the avatars, but there is just way too much space being taken up. The spacing  between lines is pretty large too.

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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2016, 05:57:33 PM »
I would lose the Rambo knife from the edged forums menu. It looks like an invitation to get this site blocked from many places

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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2016, 05:58:01 PM »
Not a bug, but a theme formatting suggesting. For thread listings like on this page, probably a bit better to run the border-bottom: 1px dotted #bbb; code that is on post_container in the CSS on bwgrid instead for each post. It would help more to separate the posts, more like what you see on this page separating sub forum areas: http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=forum.

Currently viewing this on Chrome in Windows 10.
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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2016, 06:08:04 PM »
It does resize and hide a lot of things by default on mobile devices.

I see your phone is 360x640 I haven't gotten all tweaking done, especially at low resolutions like that, all the devices I tested on where higher than that...
Yeah, I know its old (how sad is that? 4 years old and its obsolete). I like seeing the avatars, but there is just way too much space being taken up. The spacing  between lines is pretty large too.
my phone is also 4 years old... yet it's 768x1280

I would lose the Rambo knife from the edged forums menu. It looks like an invitation to get this site blocked from many places
Actually we can customize for each subsection with this new theme very easily. I'd like to get the mods to run some comps or something for new icons to save me some legwork  :pok:

Not a bug, but a theme formatting suggesting. For thread listings like on this page, probably a bit better to run the border-bottom: 1px dotted #bbb; code that is on post_container in the CSS on bwgrid instead for each post. It would help more to separate the posts, more like what you see on this page separating sub forum areas: http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=forum.

Currently viewing this on Chrome in Windows 10.
I know... there's so many little things like that I glossed over while drooling at how fast it is on everything... partially due to a lack of formatting in some areas like that and PMs. noted.

A lot of wasted space on the left of the screen, the avatar takes up a 1/4 of the screen on my computer . Did we lose the like button and also ranking / post count on the avatar.

Will we get the click for larger picture feature back ?

 :cheers:

This will definitely take some getting used to.
uh... what resolution are you running on your computer for it to be 1/4 of your screen...

Sadly the "like" mod and the new theme do not get along.

click the person's avatar for a bunch of profile stuff that's hidden (part of being more mobile friendly is not having all the info visible for each profile on every post) add that the more we show, the less real estate available for posts...

Click for larger pic was breaking the automatic resizing on mobile devices since it was fixed width. Maybe in the future.

using chrome, windows 8
can you have less space between the various lines of text in the thread?  (it seems to have double spacing instead of single between lines)

it just spreads everything more, making a post longer and harder to read.
I am seeing double line breaks for each line return, I'll have to track that one down...
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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2016, 06:10:03 PM »
so, no more likes.... all this time I spent being nice to people, for nothing....   :facepalm:

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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2016, 06:17:40 PM »
Edit: deleted most of my comments as they were already discussed before I posted!

I do think there is value in displaying post count and post ranking though.  It's good to know who the "tribal elders" are.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2016, 06:24:10 PM by shibafu »
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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2016, 06:18:49 PM »
What about the search box, no more search the forum with Google?
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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2016, 06:20:36 PM »
Oh and what's the little circle with the note button on the right above the post?
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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2016, 06:21:00 PM »
1440x900-60HZ. Here's a screen shot



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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2016, 06:23:56 PM »
Anyone else think that the white background is a bit hard on the eyes ?
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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2016, 06:28:08 PM »
What about the search box, no more search the forum with Google?
JR

Search is in the right top corner on desktop and right below the MTO logo on mobile.

Oh and what's the little circle with the note button on the right above the post?
JR

Modify post icon. It stays there for you for the 3,5 hours you have to modify your post.
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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2016, 06:28:48 PM »
Edit: deleted most of my comments as they were already discussed before I posted!

I do think there is value in displaying post count and post ranking though.  It's good to know who the "tribal elders" are.

Just click on the avatar/profile picture and you'll see it.
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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2016, 06:49:06 PM »
What about the "Likes" ?

And the quick reply button at the bottom doesn't work on my browser.

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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2016, 06:50:27 PM »
Not a bug, but a theme formatting suggesting. For thread listings like on this page, probably a bit better to run the border-bottom: 1px dotted #bbb; code that is on post_container in the CSS on bwgrid instead for each post. It would help more to separate the posts, more like what you see on this page separating sub forum areas: http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=forum.

Currently viewing this on Chrome in Windows 10.
I know... there's so many little things like that I glossed over while drooling at how fast it is on everything... partially due to a lack of formatting in some areas like that and PMs. noted.

Yeah. That's the problem with minimalist design themes. Sometimes they go a little too far and eliminate from consideration some common genre design elements that increase readability.
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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2016, 06:53:48 PM »
What about the search box, no more search the forum with Google?
JR

Search is in the right top corner on desktop and right below the MTO logo on mobile.

Oh and what's the little circle with the note button on the right above the post?
JR

Modify post icon. It stays there for you for the 3,5 hours you have to modify your post.
Yeah but before it had in the search if you wanted to just search this topic, or the entire forum, or search the entire forum with Google, which allowed you to hit just pics and when you were after that specific one made it very easy!
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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2016, 06:55:37 PM »
What about the "Likes" ?

And the quick reply button at the bottom doesn't work on my browser.

You can't reply or it isn't there? It the 2nd, just go to your profile/look and layout and switch it on.
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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2016, 06:58:40 PM »
What about the search box, no more search the forum with Google?
JR

Search is in the right top corner on desktop and right below the MTO logo on mobile.

Oh and what's the little circle with the note button on the right above the post?
JR

Modify post icon. It stays there for you for the 3,5 hours you have to modify your post.
Yeah but before it had in the search if you wanted to just search this topic, or the entire forum, or search the entire forum with Google, which allowed you to hit just pics and when you were after that specific one made it very easy!
JR

This?

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=search

It's still there, top menu, Main/Help/Search
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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2016, 07:03:42 PM »
so, no more likes.... all this time I spent being nice to people, for nothing....   :facepalm:

i like that post


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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2016, 07:06:36 PM »
so, no more likes.... all this time I spent being nice to people, for nothing....   :facepalm:

i like that post

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2016, 07:09:10 PM »
What about the "Likes" ?

And the quick reply button at the bottom doesn't work on my browser.

You can't reply or it isn't there? It the 2nd, just go to your profile/look and layout and switch it on.

It's there, but clicking it won't kick off the javascript command.  I'll go look in my profile and make sure it's on.

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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2016, 07:19:03 PM »
What about the search box, no more search the forum with Google?
JR

Search is in the right top corner on desktop and right below the MTO logo on mobile.

Oh and what's the little circle with the note button on the right above the post?
JR

Modify post icon. It stays there for you for the 3,5 hours you have to modify your post.
Yeah but before it had in the search if you wanted to just search this topic, or the entire forum, or search the entire forum with Google, which allowed you to hit just pics and when you were after that specific one made it very easy!
JR

This?

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php?action=search

It's still there, top menu, Main/Help/Search
Nope, it used to be in the box up top, and it gave you the option
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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2016, 07:59:26 PM »
Is there a reason that when you select 'Replies' it does this?

its at 2560 x 1440


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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2016, 08:11:31 PM »
Last thing I noticed for now. Clicking the green "new post" indicator next to subforum names (such as General Tool Forum) does nothing, but clicking the indicator next to threads opens the threads. Can we make it so the indicator opens the subforum?

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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2016, 08:18:49 PM »
Another design suggestion when looking at the threads.

The signature/badge area is gray. Because of that, it has a good bit of contrast with the background of the page, and thus more emphasis than the actual post. So it draws the eye a lot. Typically it would be better to have the post have more emphasis, or at least, not have the badge/signature area stand out so much.
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Re: New Theme bugs
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2016, 08:55:44 PM »
Selectable search is a mod, it's on my todo list as it does not install cleanly on this theme due to it's custom nature therefore requires me to dig a little deeper to get it working.

Is there a reason that when you select 'Replies' it does this?

its at 2560 x 1440

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no idea, please send me your setup so I can further test it.  >:D I do not have this problem on 1920x1080

Last thing I noticed for now. Clicking the green "new post" indicator next to subforum names (such as General Tool Forum) does nothing, but clicking the indicator next to threads opens the threads. Can we make it so the indicator opens the subforum?
I know what you mean, but in the subforum case it's notifying you of new posts in several threads so perhaps it's encouragement to look at what the posts are... whereas on the threads themselves it jumps you to the first unread post of that thread. IMHO this is the same behaviour the old section icons had, but now we have a different section icon setup... so the green square is a fair trade off imho.

Another design suggestion when looking at the threads.

The signature/badge area is gray. Because of that, it has a good bit of contrast with the background of the page, and thus more emphasis than the actual post. So it draws the eye a lot. Typically it would be better to have the post have more emphasis, or at least, not have the badge/signature area stand out so much.
There's a number of these tweaks I need to look at. As is we launched a bit later than planned, so we did rush it out the door a bit. Also our starting point was far from perfect to begin with.

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