Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 995
Posted:In the next few hours I am removing all the java drop down menus from the site, for some simple html ones.
The is a new updated CSS (style sheet) file which you may have to click "refresh" on your browser to download.
There may be some broken pages whilst I fix up any errors

Why I am doing this?

Drop down menus are not 100% compatable with all browsers
Drop down menus are slow and sometimes annoying

Also I have added google search for the site which I have found finds things much better, give it a try. Google has indexed about 49000 of our pages so you should find most things.

Please give me a few hours before reporting bad links or page errors hug

Malcolm


"May your balls always burn"

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Oh, there he goes again making the site better.

What ARE we going to do about this? wink

(love ya, Malcolm! hug)


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Bird
Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:I'm liking the look so far Malcolm!

biggrin

hug


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nearly_all_gone
nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:Yeah, looks stylish. I like it!

Google thing looks good too smile


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Havokist
Havokist


Location: Manchester
Member Since: 20th Dec 2004
Total posts: 2530
Posted:i find it's much easier, cause if you clicked on something, and the mouse went over one of the drop down windows, the page would stop loading, so it's cool and better biggrin

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Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;
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PK_
PK_

Lambretta Fanatic

Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 4991
Posted:thaks malcolm will make looking at hop a lot better on my phone, it takes forever to load pages with mobile opera.

PK.

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In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:isn't totally compatible with 'Hop Small' skin frown

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ImmortalAngel
Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 19th Jan 2004
Total posts: 578
Posted:Looking good biggrin

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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 995
Posted:Written by: flid

isn't totally compatible with 'Hop Small' skin frown


Have you clicked refresh to get the new CSS?
What part does not look right and what computer/browser are you using?


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Nantheos
Nantheos

Member
Location: Netherlands - Hengelo
Member Since: 19th Aug 2004
Total posts: 82
Posted:Firefox 1.0 (mozilla 1.7?) on Windows XP prof messes it up a bit, the shopping cart icon is to low, so is the 'help' question mark. The Google checkboxes have black text on a black background.



Looks fantastic in IE 6 though, nice job !



*edit* after some refreshing the google letters are now white. better.



*edit* It seems that the icons are only acting weird when I'm in the forum, while reading an article they were in the place they should be... good luck wink

EDITED_BY: Nantheos (1108850828)


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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 995
Posted:"shopping cart icon is to low, so is the 'help' question mark."
Cheers, I will get onto that soon.


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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:Written by: Malcolm
Have you clicked refresh to get the new CSS?



ah ha! Ctrl-F5 makes it look much better smile


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Jo
Jo

member
Location: Sheffield, England
Member Since: 13th Dec 2000
Total posts: 517
Posted:Love it.

Great job Malcolm.
Jo. hug


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snork
member

Member Since: 10th Feb 2005
Total posts: 52
Posted:how is it faster to click on the botton, reload the page inorder to see your options.

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Eveish
Eveish

*Tickles pretty strangers*
Location: Australia
Member Since: 14th Jul 2004
Total posts: 610
Posted:ooh!
Thanx Malcom hug hehe


What if I should fall right through the centre of the Earth and come out the other side where people walk upside-down?!

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:I personaly never had a problem with the dropdown menus and the new system seems a little strange.
But if it makes it better for everyone else i don't mind smile


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JauntyJames
JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
Total posts: 3533
Posted:whee! thanks! .:claps:. .:jumps for joy:. !!! hug ubbrollsmile

-James

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:The menu breaks as above (icons aligning bottom not baseline I think) on Safari and Firefox.

The cerved background to the "Community" haeder has a grey background so it looks bad when a different style is selected.

The sub menu is very deep on Firefox and Safari, where as on Ie it's quite thin.

Good luck with the updates hug


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fluffy napalm fairy
fluffy napalm fairy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land
Member Since: 12th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3638
Posted:This is just a personal thing but I find the white text on greyscale backgrounds very hard to read......

confused

expecially the second row of tab things that's lighter................

But I much prefer them to the pulldowns. Maybe background a little darker to make it easier on the eyes?


Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:I 2nd that - Also it's still borken on Safari....please don't leave us Mac users out!

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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