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New navbar/toolbar

Post by Soulmonster on Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:31 am

I have reintroduced the toolbar (fixed bar on top of the page) and moved the icons from the previous navbar (the menu underneath our banner) up and into the toolbar. Well, I haven't moved all icons but reinstated "home" (the icon of a monitor which takes you to the first page of the forum when clicked), "new content" (the icon of a marker which takes you to any new posts since your last visit) and "all read" (the icon of the check which marks all posts as read when clicked). Other icons, like inbox, profile, etc, can now be found when clicking on the "Welcome NN" text. Additionally, I have added a neat hover effect on the icons. Because I can.

There are still some things that needs to be done, like removing the : to the left of the icons, removing the forumotion text and logo to the far left, and, ideally, styling the search box somewhat.

Lastly, I hope to move the drop-down menus from the right side into the toolbar. This will make it easy for us to navigate to shows, band members and songs from anywhere.
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Post by Uli on Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:07 pm

Ok, will have to get used to the new look, but no probs so far.
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Post by Soulmonster on Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:27 am

Almost beyond what I thought I would be able to do, I have managed to move the database drop-down menus into the new toolbar. I would still like to split it up into four separate menus, let's see if I can make that work.

I also plan to fix the "home" button (the monitor), so it is a bit more obvious what it does.

Any other features you would like in the toolbar?
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Post by Soulmonster on Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:30 am

With the new drop-down menus I decided to change teh way the posts in the Members, Shows and Songs sections are sorted. Previously they have been sorted chronologically, which would make it possible, say, to find a specific gig by browsing through the threads chronologically. The drawback of this is that when you open one of these sections, you won't see threads with new posts at top. I have now started sorting the sections by new content. I expect people to navigate these sections using the drop-down menus.
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Post by Uli on Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:54 pm

Soulmonster wrote:
I also plan to fix the "home" button (the monitor), so it is a bit more obvious what it does.

Well now it says "home", but it does not work when I click on it.
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Post by denitza on Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:09 pm

Soulmonster wrote:With the new drop-down menus I decided to change teh way the posts in the Members, Shows and Songs sections are sorted. Previously they have been sorted chronologically, which would make it possible, say, to find a specific gig by browsing through the threads chronologically. The drawback of this is that when you open one of these sections, you won't see threads with new posts at top. I have now started sorting the sections by new content. I expect people to navigate these sections using the drop-down menus.




You have to correct the name of "Shows section" -  1995-1993 Smile
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Re: New navbar/toolbar

Post by Soulmonster on Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:31 am

Uli wrote:
Soulmonster wrote:
I also plan to fix the "home" button (the monitor), so it is a bit more obvious what it does.


Well now it says "home", but it does not work when I click on it.

Does it still not work? Allit should do is take you back to the root of the forum.
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Post by Soulmonster on Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:34 am

denitza wrote:
Soulmonster wrote:With the new drop-down menus I decided to change teh way the posts in the Members, Shows and Songs sections are sorted. Previously they have been sorted chronologically, which would make it possible, say, to find a specific gig by browsing through the threads chronologically. The drawback of this is that when you open one of these sections, you won't see threads with new posts at top. I have now started sorting the sections by new content. I expect people to navigate these sections using the drop-down menus.

You have to correct the name of "Shows section" -  1995-1993 Smile

A thousand thanks! Smile
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Post by Soulmonster on Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:35 am

One known bug with the forum: embedding instagram images doesn't work. You get the caption but not the image. This is a flaw with the forumtion software and I doubt I can find a fix for it.
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Post by Uli on Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:22 pm

Does it still not work?

Nope, it still does not take me "home" (to the paradise city etc.)! Silent Cry
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Post by Soulmonster on Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:43 pm

Uli wrote:
Does it still not work?

Nope, it still does not take me "home" (to the paradise city etc.)! Silent Cry

What happens when you click it?
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Post by Uli on Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:59 pm

Soulmonster wrote:What happens when you click it?

Absolutely nothing at all!

But it's no big problem, as I just click on the "Appetite for Discussion" link a bit further down to get "home". Cool
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Re: New navbar/toolbar

Post by Soulmonster on Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:59 am

Uli wrote:
Soulmonster wrote:What happens when you click it?


Absolutely nothing at all!

But it's no big problem, as I just click on the "Appetite for Discussion" link a bit further down to get "home". Cool

I might a change to the script. What about now?
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Post by Uli on Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:52 am

Nothing still...
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Post by Soulmonster on Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:01 am

I don't get it. It is a simple button with this link http://www.a-4-d.com/ Does the new drop-down menu for songs, members and shows work?
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Post by Uli on Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:18 pm

Everything works except for the link in "home". Never mind, it's really a minor problem! (Might try a different browser soon...)
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Post by Soulmonster on Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:59 am

Okay, let me know if you figure it out. And everyone else: please let me know of any bugs. I am in a productive phase now and might fix it Smile

I have also started to rework how the song threads are looking. See example here: http://www.a-4-d.com/t164-ain-t-it-fun#196
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