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Title: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Darkness on Jan 01, 2021, 10:42:34 AM
After a few months of work, AvPGalaxy Version 8 is now live. Given that it's Aliens 35th Anniversary in a few months time, I've based it around Hadley's Hope. A lot of the code has been reworked, there's improvements to the mobile theme. The biggest change is I've redone the Gallery and it's now a mosaic sort of layout. There's still a few improvements I need to make to it.

Forum Themes

With regards to the forum themes, you still have the old ones but you can't select any of them anymore. If you change to the Default theme, you won't be able to go back to these. Regarding the two very old default themes, you still have them for now but they really should be removed. For those two, if you haven't logged in for a month, you'll be reset to the new default theme. I know I've been saying this for years but at some point, I really want to remove all those themes altogether.

I'm going to redo all the old forum themes for Subscribers only. I know some people still like different themes. It's just a long process creating them which puts me off doing it. It's taken me months to do the new default theme so I expect it will take the same for new ones.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Stitch on Jan 01, 2021, 11:25:27 AM
It looks really nice, but where's the 'Unread Posts' button gone?
That's the first thing I ever click on as it allows me to see everything that's been added since my last visit.

EDIT
Ignore me. I found it!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Shasvre on Jan 01, 2021, 01:46:14 PM
Lookin' good. 8)
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 01, 2021, 02:48:20 PM
Not doing a new post for it?
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Darkness on Jan 01, 2021, 04:48:25 PM
I will. Still fixing all the little bugs first.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: El Pistolero on Jan 01, 2021, 07:31:08 PM
Looks great. You guys are doing a great work with this site. Thank you a lot!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: ED-E on Jan 01, 2021, 09:42:13 PM
Looks great, good job Darkness!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: 426Buddy on Jan 01, 2021, 11:29:52 PM
Awesome job guys, needed an update.

Also need the next podcast, need it bad  :D ;D
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: TheSailingRabbit on Jan 02, 2021, 02:59:45 AM
I love the new look.

Not gonna lie, the new font for the top kinda looks like the Battlestar Galactica font, which is not a bad thing by any means.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Perfect-Organism on Jan 02, 2021, 05:41:07 AM
Where is it?  Otherwise looks great.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Local Trouble on Jan 02, 2021, 08:03:38 AM
Still no way for regular forum members to embed Twitter posts?  It looks like the new version actually removed the ability to embed Facebook posts.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Darkness on Jan 02, 2021, 08:56:21 AM
Yeah, twitter and facebook embeds still work fine.

https://twitter.com/ridgetop21/status/1345174961611132928

https://www.facebook.com/avpgalaxy/posts/3713754782005267
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Local Trouble on Jan 02, 2021, 08:57:37 AM
Your Twitter link isn't embedded on my end.  FB embeds are working for me now.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Darkness on Jan 02, 2021, 09:01:40 AM
It's usually because you've got the link wrong and added the ?s to the end of it.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Local Trouble on Jan 02, 2021, 09:09:52 AM
My older posts with embedded FB links were broken just a while ago.  I didn't edit them, but suddenly they're working fine after I mentioned it here.  I can see the Twitter posts embedded by Hicks, but not yours.  Yours just looks like a hyperlink to me.

https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1344737204271124481

Does that show up as embedded on your end?  It doesn't on mine.

EDIT: Turns out it's a browser thing.  The embedded Tweet shows up in Chrome and Edge, but not Firefox.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Kradan on Jan 02, 2021, 10:01:40 AM
Quote from: TheSailingRabbit on Jan 02, 2021, 02:59:45 AM
I love the new look.

Not gonna lie, the new font for the top kinda looks like the Battlestar Galactica font, which is not a bad thing by any means.

I've thought it was stylised to look like Predator hieroglyphics
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 02, 2021, 10:05:30 AM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Jan 02, 2021, 09:09:52 AM
EDIT: Turns out it's a browser thing.  The embedded Tweet shows up in Chrome and Edge, but not Firefox.

Have you got the container thing on? I find that stops them showing up.


Loving the new look, Darkness! Thanks for the huge work getting this up for the New Year!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Jan 02, 2021, 01:19:17 PM
Agreed! You did an amazing job, Darkness! 👏
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jan 02, 2021, 04:09:54 PM
New site isn't working properly for me. I get this long list/menu of blue text on a white background and then it takes me half an hour to scroll down to the forum section. No images or logos visible.

The forum section itself seems to be working fine except now I see double avatars on all the posts, and that's without even having had a drop to drink.  :-\
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Darkness on Jan 02, 2021, 06:33:39 PM
What browser are you using?
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jan 02, 2021, 07:01:52 PM
Quote from: Darkness on Jan 02, 2021, 06:33:39 PM
What browser are you using?

Chrome.

But did you just do something on your side because now it's working 100% for me.

I tried logging in and out and clearing the browser cache to no avail, but now it just started working fine by itself. The forum format is also back to normal, it was using the whole wide screen expanse earlier today. Avatars also back to one only per post.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: FenGiddel on Jan 02, 2021, 08:19:49 PM
Nice work, fellas.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: LiquidMonster on Jan 02, 2021, 09:10:15 PM
Happy New Years everyone! I lurk more than I post but have been with the site here quite a long time. Cheers!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Local Trouble on Jan 03, 2021, 01:13:06 AM
Remember how embedded images would automatically fit in a post and then you just had to click on it to view it at full size?  I think we lost that feature.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: St_Eddie on Jan 03, 2021, 03:44:32 AM
For some reason the new layout is making the comments garbled on my iPhone 7; specifically the "posted by..." text is overlapping with the comment itself.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Sabres21768 on Jan 03, 2021, 06:04:31 AM
I'm digging the new look.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Kradan on Jan 03, 2021, 07:30:38 AM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Jan 03, 2021, 01:13:06 AM
Remember how embedded images would automatically fit in a post and then you just had to click on it to view it at full size?  I think we lost that feature.

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/WeakWearyEuropeanfiresalamander-size_restricted.gif)
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Rhino Alien on Jan 03, 2021, 07:39:29 AM
Well, looking at comments on mobile, looks like the first three or four words overlap in a string.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Jan 03, 2021, 04:10:32 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Jan 03, 2021, 01:13:06 AM
Remember how embedded images would automatically fit in a post and then you just had to click on it to view it at full size?  I think we lost that feature.

It's still working for me. It's a bit different now, when you click on the image to enlarge it, it pops-up full screen and the background gets greyed-out. You can then zoom in even further if the image resolution is larger than your screen.

Actually works much better now because you don't have to scroll the image around within the confined forum borders.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EmLdiB2XIAEEleF?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)

Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Darkness on Jan 03, 2021, 06:36:09 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Jan 03, 2021, 01:13:06 AM
Remember how embedded images would automatically fit in a post and then you just had to click on it to view it at full size?  I think we lost that feature.

Yeah, that has been changed because it never really worked properly before. Now, it opens in a fancy window like the gallery images. When you open that window, look to the top right corner and you can use the magnify glass to zoom in or download it.

Comments overlapping on mobile have been fixed now.

Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 04, 2021, 06:16:51 AM
Quote from: Darkness on Jan 03, 2021, 06:36:09 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Jan 03, 2021, 01:13:06 AM
Remember how embedded images would automatically fit in a post and then you just had to click on it to view it at full size?  I think we lost that feature.

Yeah, that has been changed because it never really worked properly before. Now, it opens in a fancy window like the gallery images. When you open that window, look to the top right corner and you can use the magnify glass to zoom in or download it.

That's not working on Firefox.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Darkness on Jan 04, 2021, 07:46:45 AM
Works fine on Firefox for me.

Edit: This is for default theme only.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 04, 2021, 10:10:26 AM
Ah. Fair enough. Yeah, I've been on Giger's theme for yonks!
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: [cancerblack] on Jan 08, 2021, 06:39:43 AM
So the new mobile version has crashed my phone...
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Darkness on Jan 13, 2021, 09:59:13 AM
What phone/browser was it? Where you on the forum or the main site?
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: [cancerblack] on Jan 13, 2021, 09:38:13 PM
Forum, phone is an old Galaxy using Chrome, genuinely not sure what model since it's so old. It tends to struggle with a few sites, but loading the new forum for the first time made it crash so hard it reset. Hasn't done it again, but scrolling seems "sticky" and it doesn't like the buttons. So just a heads up that antique phones may not like it.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Darwinsgirl on Jan 29, 2021, 12:02:47 PM

Darkness is there a way to check or bookmark a topic to refer back to it? At times I can't find a topic with the search option I was reading. Guessing it may be a subject that was derailed in a thread it wasn't intended. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Darkness on Jan 29, 2021, 06:21:24 PM
Yes, the closest thing would be the Notify option. Though if you didn't want to be notified of replies, you can disable that. But you could still see the list of your favourite threads if you go to Modify Profile -> Notifications.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Kradan on Jan 29, 2021, 06:51:07 PM
I have a question: when I hold my phone horizontally to type a reply  a whole word or two can hide behind the "arrow" button that allows to instantly scroll to the top of the page (for instance, how word "that" did while I was typing that) - can something be done about it ? It's a little annoying at times if I'm being honest and my thick fingers weren't really made to type vertically.

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Darkness on Jan 30, 2021, 11:13:23 AM
I'll move it to the right corner out of the way.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: Kradan on Jan 30, 2021, 11:48:43 AM
Thanks   ;)
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Jul 15, 2021, 08:32:02 PM
Just a potential suggestion, it would be great if you could add a feature that isolated our own posts in a thread, so we can look through them much faster.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: City Hunter Yautja on Jul 15, 2021, 11:33:16 PM
Query, will mobile show these changes? I mean I only see themes if I hold my phone horizontal, not vertical.
Title: Re: AvPGalaxy Version 8 Live
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Jul 16, 2021, 05:38:45 AM
That's just the way mobile's setup.