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Offline persia

Re: (RFD) Amiga.org mockup.
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2009, 07:04:24 PM »
Looks good on my iPhone and Kaiser (WM6.1).

What we\'re witnessing is the sad, lonely crowing of that last, doomed cock.

Offline Tension

Re: (RFD) Amiga.org mockup.
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2009, 07:13:34 PM »

trip6 wrote:
Just as a matter of preference it should show top 10 recent posts and hot topics... Otherwise, looks great...

I second that.

Offline Argo

Re: (RFD) Amiga.org mockup.
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2009, 07:17:46 PM »
My A1200 isn't online, but it looks good on my PSP.

Offline Krusher

Re: (RFD) Amiga.org mockup.
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2009, 07:36:32 PM »
Looks good on Firefox 3.5 beta 4.

Don't have a miggy, and my WinUAE setup lacks a browser (why bother, I just play games with it)

Offline wurzel

Re: (RFD) Amiga.org mockup.
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2009, 09:26:15 PM »

Wayne wrote:

toca180 wrote:
(Might want to take a look at it in IE7 though. The links on the top are all on the left. :roll: )


This is where we will begin running into problems.  Classic Amigas can't understand even basic CSS, while the "td align=right" tag has been depreciated and isn't even supported by IE 7.

What that means is that to get it to look right on both, I've got to use both the td align tag AND the CSS, which both confuses the hell out of browsers AND makes for a slow site.


Ok, I'll admit to being a web newbie.

It looks great on my A1200 in IBrowse, very good in Aweb (I like the blue, (but maybe TrueColour shows it better?) but haven't yet tried it on my PC.

But, isn't it possible to have a CSS site that reverts to non-CSS if certain checks don't pass? Or is that too much work?

I'd like to be able to use thew site still on my miggy, but will have to go to the PC if need be. However, I do prefer the miggy any day  :crazy:
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Re: (RFD) Amiga.org mockup.
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2009, 10:05:47 PM »
Looks nice with firefox and ibrowse :-)

I like the old look, but then again... I almost never like any changes :lol:
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Offline Karlos

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« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2009, 10:59:09 PM »
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Offline Lemmink

Re: (RFD) Amiga.org mockup.
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2009, 11:11:24 PM »
Of course a new design is something that takes time to get used to but this really looks like "klicked together in a SMS in a minute" while the old (current) design really has personality and looks very custom made.
It's a shame it has to go.
Not really interesting, but it`s there.

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Re: (RFD) Amiga.org mockup.
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2009, 12:32:37 AM »
Adz likes :-)

Offline GadgetMaster

Re: (RFD) Amiga.org mockup.
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2009, 12:54:31 AM »
Being a moderator on a couple of V-Bulletin sites, I have no qualms about using that particular forum software.

We still have problems with spammers but nothing a bit of light moderation can't handle.

Persistent trolls are another problem though and IP banning is not an option due to the shared nature of dynamic IP pools. Banning on range usually ends up us banning thousands of innocent customers of the ISP which owns that range. Filtering known proxies helps weed out attempts at re-registration though.

Basically as you already know there is no watertight spam proof solution.

You can tweak the theme to give the site a unique character to differentiate it from all the other VB sites out there but you still lose the flexibility advantages of a CMS.

Maybe something can be hacked into it to give you the required features.

Your decision though. I appreciate that it is not an easy one to make. I'm sure well get used to whatever route you take for the upgrade.


If the Auction Ads are not really bringing in any revenue, I would scrap them. They really slow down the loading of this site.

Offline Argo

Re: (RFD) Amiga.org mockup.
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2009, 02:14:21 AM »
I'm actually surprised we haven't been hacked. AROS-EXEC is only a a few revision beyond the version of Xoops AO uses. They have been getting hacked about twice a week for the last month. Some kind of trogan code injection into their pages.

Offline rkauer

Re: (RFD) Amiga.org mockup.
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2009, 04:48:04 AM »
 Sorry, I hate new design.

 For some things actual code is "funny" now: I use FF 3.0.10 and NoScript filters an illegal XSS... WTF?

 OK on Ibrowse with mine A2000 and A4000.
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Offline BigBenAussie

Re: (RFD) Amiga.org mockup.
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2009, 08:19:38 AM »
IMHO changing the site layout is a mistake.
It is a recipe for disaster.

The current website is kinda slick and the best forum layout I've seen so far.
If the site looks as pathetic as the one you just displayed, you will lose patronage and the site will die.
Especially if you force a new sign up.

I don't want this site to die so I am firmly against it.

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Re: (RFD) Amiga.org mockup.
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2009, 12:55:22 PM »
There ya have it guys.

BigBen says we should just close it down and call it a day...

Part of the issue of a redesign (aside from it being mandatory) -- and I'm only talking about the graphics here -- is that after the first 8 years, I personally think it's time for a change in how the site looks, not particularly how it functions.

Indeed, after 8 years, I find the current site's theme to be amateurish and extremely boring.  This starts with the header and works it's way all the way down to the footer.

I wouldn't necessarily mind re-working the header for the new design, but I don't have the font (for the mac) and since I didn't create the original, I don't have the original piece parts (such as the header background) to play with.

As I recall, Meers did that, and we haven't seen him in years.


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Re: (RFD) Amiga.org mockup.
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2009, 01:10:05 PM »

I agree totally on the need for the change.  Like most of us here, I look for content not necessarily presentation. Sorta like, she has a great personality, but she ain't much to look at.:-D  

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Note:  The mockup looks fine.
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