Layout issues

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sleepytom
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So I've been trying to improve the layout a little - I've shrunk the width of the author pane to give more width for the actual posts. I've also increased the overall width to 1024 - people with very old monitors may have issues with that but only 15% of people use 1024 or lower resolutions (and given this is a video editing site I'd expect most users to have considerably higher resolution screens) - http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_display.asp has year by year resolution stats.
 
The site will still work on lower resolution screens anyway so i don't think this is too much of a worry.
 
 
The editor is working better now, you can even insert images and drag them to resize :) At the moment images need to be hosted on the web somewhere, but if there is demand we could thing about having an upload facility.
 
I hope we are getting there with the site, I think the majority of imediate issues have been delt with now. Please post any issues or suggestions you have, as we can only improve things with user input.

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sleepytom
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Re: Layout issues
 
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branny
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Re: Layout issues
Well done to everyone for the work done on the internals of this forum. I know it's been a mammouth task for everyone and many members have yet to return.
I'm sure that before long the fonts will start to become defined and clearer and attract everyone back to what was, the friendliest, busiest and most imformative video forum on the net.
Once again, it is appreciated!!!

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RayL
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Re: Layout issues

Agree with Branny, well done for all the hard work, but why was it necessary?

There are loads of examples of forums out there with good layouts, fonts, colour schemes, protocols, etc , so why was it necessary to start at such a basic level and then ask members to nudge it back into shape bit by bit?

I'm a regular at the Shergold Guitars forum ( http://www.shergold.co.uk/forum/ ) which is a good example of something that works well and has all the familiar features laid out in a logical pattern. They've had attacks from hackers and spammers in the past and Ian, the Moderator, now has this message for new members.

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Apologies to all, but we seem to be getting lots of spam messages. I keep deleting and banning them, but the rotten scoundrels come back.

Because of this, I have set the permissions on the board to restrict new members from posting messages until their sign up has been approved manually...

Don't let it put you off joining our happy band - you just need to wait a short while until you're officially approved.
Here's how it works. You MUST sign up using a valid email address that makes sense - or you won't get the email activation link. And you MUST ALSO send a separate email to the address below, with a short message about why you want to join.
Do that, and you're in.
Sorry for the hassle!
Regards
Ian
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Could the Moderators here operate a similar system?

Ray

RayL
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Re: Layout issues

My message above has none of the line and paragraph breaks that I included.

Makes my point, really.

Ray

Alan Roberts
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Re: Layout issues
Ray, that's just about the system we used to operate. It wasn't spam that killed us, it was a malicious hack.

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sleepytom
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Re: Layout issues
Ray your right to a degree - the transition to the new system has not been smooth, and was not very well planned. Drupal is an amzingly flexible development environment, which allows us to make something really special. But it isn't as quick as bunging up a phpBB forum or whatever.
 
If you have issues with the way the current system is working then please let us know by posting a new topic in the Site Issues Forum
 
I'd very much like to know which browser and operating system you are using as you seem tio be having issues with the post editor. Please can you make a topic and report what problems you have?

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