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New Year, New Look
« on: January 31, 2017, 01:55:35 PM »
Looks good. Much better. Now as to features, we'll see. Feature # 1 to go must be the VPN bug.
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Re: New Year, New Look
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 02:03:21 PM »
Looks good. Much better. Now as to features, we'll see. Feature # 1 to go must be the VPN bug.
Looks like that bug is done and dusted! Good job noles!
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TIC is knowing that, in China, your fruit salad WILL come with cherry tomatoes AND all slathered in mayo. - old34.

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Re: New Year, New Look
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 02:10:16 PM »
Looks good. Much better. Now as to features, we'll see. Feature # 1 to go must be the VPN bug.
Looks like that bug is done and dusted! Good job noles!
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was never a bug.. a "feature" we set up back in the old days.... but yeah, time for change.
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Re: New Year, New Look
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 02:12:26 PM »
Where's the recent posts button now? I had my previous book mark set to go there directly. and there was a drop down menu item for that. How to do now?
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TIC is knowing that, in China, your fruit salad WILL come with cherry tomatoes AND all slathered in mayo. - old34.

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Re: New Year, New Look
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 04:09:49 PM »
Where's the recent posts button now? I had my previous book mark set to go there directly. and there was a drop down menu item for that. How to do now?

good question... i'll put a tutorial/guide for functions soon.
The main idea behind this design is that it's very mobile friendly. Also, a lot of new internet conventions are being used.. it's Raoul's coming into the new century.
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Re: New Year, New Look
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 11:45:02 PM »
I guess I'm just a creature of habit and I find it hard to accept change. I thought that something had gone wrong with my computer when I logged into the Saloon this morning. I don't have a mobile phone, so I don't understand that aspect. I think I've worked out what I need to know. Thank you Nolefan for all that you do behind the scenes. bfbfbfbfbf agagagagag

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Re: New Year, New Look
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2017, 12:03:24 AM »
Aaaahhhh!!!!  I think my retinas just got burned! ananananan
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Re: New Year, New Look
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2017, 01:01:22 AM »
Who'da thought I'd miss the black bar?! Navigating back up subfolders is presumably just as easy as ever and I'll have to find out how.

Meanwhile, thumbs up for the style on the phone.


Maaaaaybe the lengthy home screen blurbs under each subfolder could be trimmed finally....?
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Re: New Year, New Look
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2017, 01:17:07 AM »
Who'da thought I'd miss the black bar?! Navigating back up subfolders is presumably just as easy as ever and I'll have to find out how.

Oh, I seeee.... the location icon in the top right....  bibibibibi bfbfbfbfbf

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Meanwhile, thumbs up for the style on the phone.

Actually, images in posts are distorted on a phone. Aspect ratio goes wrong. They shrink to fit the horizontal screen but don't change in the vertical. They get long and thin...
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Re: New Year, New Look
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 03:18:12 AM »
Who'da thought I'd miss the black bar?! Navigating back up subfolders is presumably just as easy as ever and I'll have to find out how.

Meanwhile, thumbs up for the style on the phone.


Maaaaaybe the lengthy home screen blurbs under each subfolder could be trimmed finally....?

Thanks... a lot more changes coming. blurbs will go away, sections will be fused/merged/killed... time to make this pig pretty again
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Re: New Year, New Look
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2017, 06:05:25 AM »
Maaaaaybe the lengthy home screen blurbs under each subfolder could be trimmed finally....?

I'm rather fond of the blurbs.  They help keep things in the right folders.  Of course, if we merge a few folders, some will need to be modified.
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Re: New Year, New Look
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2017, 09:27:12 AM »
any other feedback while we're at it?  i'm looking at bringing back picture of the week amongst other things.
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Re: New Year, New Look
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2017, 04:38:31 PM »
Picture of the Week would be a nice retro nod to the original website.

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TIC is knowing that, in China, your fruit salad WILL come with cherry tomatoes AND all slathered in mayo. - old34.

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Re: New Year, New Look
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2017, 04:43:17 PM »
Here's the Bookmark I figured out as to how to go directly to the recent posts which is my preferred way pf visiting the site without having to go through multiple menus and clicks: http://raoulschinasaloon.com/index.php?action=recent
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad. - B. O'Driscoll.
TIC is knowing that, in China, your fruit salad WILL come with cherry tomatoes AND all slathered in mayo. - old34.

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Re: New Year, New Look
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2017, 02:26:33 AM »
Is there a feature that tell you if new posts have been made since your last visit? If so, I can't see it... and found it really handy in the last version.
The Koreans once gave me five minutes notice - I didn't know what to do with the extra time.