Raoul's China Saloon (V4.0 Beta)

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Title: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Nolefan on March 18, 2014, 08:42:44 AM
Folks..

I've mentioned this tons of times before but just never really got around to it. But we're upgrading!!
I'm moving this puppy up to using SMF 2 which should give us a whole bunch of new options and functionality. So not only is it new lipstick, it's a whole new pig.

What to expect?

1-  Upgrade to take place this week!

2- The Smileys and lounges might disappear for a little while

3- better security

4- Lightweight responsive theme that works on all those pesky mobile devices.

5- a sleep deprived Nolefan.


Seriously though, this is gonna be fine and other than the smiley issue and the lounges that use a special plugin, i don't think we have to worry about anything. The whole baby is backed up in case we need to switch back.

Trust me... I'm a pro bjbjbjbjbj bjbjbjbjbj bjbjbjbjbj
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: AMonk on March 18, 2014, 09:06:51 AM


                   NOLEFAN
 :respect:
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Stil on March 18, 2014, 09:53:49 AM
That's great Noles, will it allow us to join Tapatalk or have some other phone friendly version?
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Nolefan on March 18, 2014, 11:59:57 AM
That's great Noles, will it allow us to join Tapatalk or have some other phone friendly version?

looking at doing both.. the new design is responsive so it will adapt to any mobile device. Adding tapatalk will be the next step.
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Tree on March 18, 2014, 12:27:33 PM
I need to get me some smiley lovin' while it's still possible!

 ayayayayay atatatatat apapapapap :surfing: :dancemj: :shaking: :candyraver: :banana: :pooper: bbbbbbbbbb hhhhhhhhhh bgbgbgbgbg nnnnnnnnnn
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Granny Mae on March 18, 2014, 10:09:38 PM
I don't understand modern technology and don't use a mobile phone or any gadgets I see people using . I hope that I will still be able to access the Saloon. Hope all goes well Noles and thank you for the work you do to keep Raoul's Saloon going. agagagagag
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: NATO on March 19, 2014, 07:36:49 AM
Best of luck with it!
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: xwarrior on March 19, 2014, 08:24:15 AM
Nolefan - I have dug a bunker in my front lawn and will move there as soon as you give the word.

 :wtf:
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: piglet on March 20, 2014, 06:12:35 AM
Xwarrior Can I come too? I still have a gas mask from 2nd Gulf War (with atropine needle)  ababababab And by the way Noles I don't think you should refer to pigs in such a deprecating manner.  afafafafaf
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: xwarrior on March 20, 2014, 08:49:33 AM
Dear piglet - you are welcome anytime. Maybe these V4 things make a bigger bang than a V2.

I heard that the Chinese plan to blow some smog in our direction so your atropine needle may come in handy. It would be nice if you could bring more than one needle.

PS I agree with you on the subject Noles gave for this post. I thought he was going to announce that it was your birthday.

 agagagagag
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Nolefan on March 25, 2014, 12:12:30 PM
So folks.. it's on and it's live!!
I'm still tweaking things and getting used to all the new stuff.

There will be a new look coming soon, once i've managed to find some time.

peace
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: old34 on March 25, 2014, 12:15:30 PM
First!

Sorry, had to do that. Looks good so far.  Good job Noles! agagagagag
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: dragonsaver on March 25, 2014, 12:19:24 PM
The thing I used was new posts in threads I posted in and then new posts.  I can't find a way to see these which means I will probably miss 90% of the posts I was following.   llllllllll llllllllll
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: old34 on March 25, 2014, 12:22:44 PM
Missed that, too at first look. They're in the top menu bar (above the title). The avatar icon, third from the left. Both choices in the pull down menu.
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Stil on March 25, 2014, 12:36:05 PM
Nice one Noles.  bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: kitano on March 25, 2014, 02:11:17 PM
wow it's bright in here!
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Nolefan on March 25, 2014, 03:13:04 PM
Don't get used to it too much.
I'm still gonna put in anew skin this week so we get our beloved picture up on top.

in the meantime, let me know if you guys see something wrong.
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: kitano on March 25, 2014, 04:14:35 PM
Don't get used to it too much.
I'm still gonna put in anew skin this week so we get our beloved picture up on top.

in the meantime, let me know if you guys see something wrong.

Can we have likes? And new smilies?

A vB one I used to post on now has likes and it is good on BBS as well
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: dragonsaver on March 25, 2014, 08:15:25 PM
Thanks old34, you are a lifesaver  akakakakak agagagagag agagagagag
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: piglet on March 26, 2014, 12:33:54 AM
Where is replies to your topic and unread messages?? ananananan
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Nolefan on March 26, 2014, 01:56:42 AM
Where is replies to your topic and unread messages?? ananananan

i replied on the other side but here it is again:

the "unread topics" and "new replies" link is at the TOP LEFT HAND corner of the screen, 3rd icon from the left... hover the mouse over and you see the links.
Modify message
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Stil on March 26, 2014, 02:05:56 AM
And I'll add the graphic again

(http://changshanotes.smugmug.com/photos/i-FMH5jk7/0/1024x1024/i-FMH5jk7-1024x1024.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: piglet on March 26, 2014, 07:44:31 AM
thanks I am an idiot.I found it 2 mins after that posting. kkkkkkkkkk
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on April 02, 2014, 02:27:58 AM
Blue text on white - still like.
Wildly differing font sizes - still boggle eyed
That useful black bar at the bottom with the lengthy and complete you-are-here information - has to go.

It grows more obtrusive, the deeper into some subsection one wanders. Particularly noticeable in the tech section.



Are people not posting because they're not liking the skin or am I just noticing a normal lull?
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: piglet on April 02, 2014, 04:15:56 AM
Agreed- long black thing at the bottom sucks.Everything else ma ma hu hu
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Nolefan on April 02, 2014, 06:20:09 AM
Thanks for the feedback y'all..
working on it slowly but i'm slammed at work. I'll be able to fix it all up soonish.

Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Day Dreamer on April 02, 2014, 06:31:19 AM
I noticed that bar on the bottom. It's just like the old lady on the first floor; irritating, conspicuously unnecessary and useless. So I just ignore it. I also ignore that bar on the bottom
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: dragonsaver on April 02, 2014, 12:19:43 PM
You get logged off now after awhile.  I used to stay logged on until I chose to log off.  Hope this can be fixed.   agagagagag
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Day Dreamer on April 04, 2014, 07:08:54 PM
Hey Noles, is there any way to alter the pictures' download? I have a world of trouble with foto-bucket. I've been on some sites that allow simple pic posting straight from the 'puter.  Is this do-able
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: kitano on April 05, 2014, 10:20:40 AM
Blue text on white - still like.
Wildly differing font sizes - still boggle eyed
That useful black bar at the bottom with the lengthy and complete you-are-here information - has to go.

It grows more obtrusive, the deeper into some subsection one wanders. Particularly noticeable in the tech section.



Are people not posting because they're not liking the skin or am I just noticing a normal lull?

It does take a bit of getting used to. I was really used to the forum being dark with a funny picture at the top
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on April 06, 2014, 04:57:14 AM
It's very google holo light. (http://developer.android.com/design/style/themes.html) Perhaps there's a dark version somewhere.


In other news, the black bar is troublesome seemingly because the forum subsections have such long names. They wrap around and the bar oozes up the screen.
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: opiate on April 06, 2014, 10:47:48 AM
I guess it depends on your resolution and screen size. I've looked for the longest forum and thread title I could find and had no issues but I could see how it might be a bit obtrusive at 1024x768 or something.
Title: Re: March 2014: This Pig is Getting a New Lipstick
Post by: Calach Pfeffer on April 06, 2014, 11:05:08 AM
Huh. I just checked. On Google Chrome, the preferred browser of this correspondent, I have magnification set at 125%. bibibibibi Putting it back to 100% makes the differences in fonts much less noticeable (possibly because so tiny), and the black bar still creeps up (21" monitor, 1680x1050 resolution, but I don't have the browser full screen...)

No such issues on my phone, btw.

Ergo, perhaps not the forum settings but my own.