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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1024
Posted:Pre-warning



After much testing on available browsers and platforms we are going to release initially our new curved tabs into the forum area of the website. Mainly to see if it shows up any strange things on anything we have not found, before we continue to upgrade the rest of the site.



I have two versions 1 + 2.

1. I hope will work as it is better in the order that it creates the page after HTML is loaded.

2. Works without the fancy stuff I put in version 1. and hence waits for all page contents to load before completing extra javascript style modifications to the tabs.



I will most probably test both versions. Starting with version 1.



*fingers crossed*



I have a CSS error first that I have to find and fix.



I will post here when I know it is working. So do not notify of any problems until I say so smile .



Cheers



Malcolm


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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1024
Posted:Got CSS loading without visible errors. About to attempt header replacement in a few minutes

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1024
Posted:The switch is flipped.

What was the change?

Buttons at the top of the page have been replaced with curved Tabs that change colour as you pass the mouse over them.

That's it.

Please let me know of any errors created by the change, Please state/describe error, computer platform being used eg (linux,PC,apple...), browser type (IE,FireFox,Opera,Safari) and version (5.0,6,0,7.0102a..).

Known issues.
IE 5.0 or earlier will not show curved tabs, will show square tabs.


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ElectricBlue
GOLD Member since Feb 2002

ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra, Australia

Total posts: 810
Posted:looks great to me on fire fox 2.0.0.1.3
nice work smile


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:Mal is having a conversation with himself.

First sign of madness wink


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1024
Posted:What's the 2nd sign of madness? I may have already done it smile

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1024
Posted:That would be funny

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1024
Posted:No it's not. You just don't get it do you

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

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Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:looks good malcolm.. well done, both of you wink

hug


"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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Posted:very swish!! lovely!! biggrin

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Yakumo
SILVER Member since May 2006

Yakumo

veteran
Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1237
Posted:The curved tabs look fine on the current firefox3 nightly. they're only the new style on the forum, so I'm assuming the other site headers haven't been uploaded yet smile

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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
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Total posts: 2790
Posted:Looks lovely and much clearer smile Thank you hug

"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:mmmmmm tabs. tabs are the new links. Priorities eh. Mal's gone nuts but we have tabs. mmmmmm. tabs.

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

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with added berries
Location: Manchester, England (UK)

Total posts: 1365
Posted:Ooo, its quite suprising how much difference thats made!

The second sign of madness is having hair on the palms of your hands by the way.

The third sign is looking for it!


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dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Works on Safari.

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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Kusanagi


newbie
Location: Canada

Total posts: 23
Posted:Hi Malcolm,

I noticed that the forums are now much wider (I have a significant amount of sideways scrolling to do now) whereas this was not the case before. My browser is IE 6.

HTH,

K


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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

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Location: Staines, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4437
Posted:Ha Ha what a random change, what was the reason behind the change Malcolm, I hope your not having a mid-life crisis and finding the need to rearrange your sock draws too, or build a shelf or something wink.

Looks good though, works on my PC/Firefox version 2.0.0.14


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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1024
Posted: Written by :Kusanagi


Hi Malcolm,

I noticed that the forums are now much wider (I have a significant amount of sideways scrolling to do now) whereas this was not the case before. My browser is IE 6.

HTH,

K



Cheers. I have fixed that now. Seems the Birthdays were not wrapping around as they should. Only gave problem on Opera and IE version 6.

Malcolm


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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1024
Posted:These are just small changes to test scripting once we are happy with it's functioning we will deploy the new pages around the site, which have had major updates/changes from top to bottom for a more slick look.

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0ni


0ni

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Total posts: 59
Posted:exciting!

cross-browser compatibility is the worst =( for some reason there are STILL people out there that use netscape >.<


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georgemc
BRONZE Member since Oct 2006

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Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Total posts: 2387
Posted: Written by :0ni


cross-browser compatibility is the worst =( for some reason there are STILL people out there that use netscape >.<


Netscape??!! eek
Malcolm!!!!!??!!! ubbrollsmile


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:Oh wow.
I only jus noticed that the birthdays have been removed from the calendar.

When'd that 'appen? umm


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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

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Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Since this switch I am experiencing a *huge* lag on HoP. Including the page stalling out in the middle of scrolling.



Anyone else experiencing this?



(I have fast service and only this problem on HoP so I know it's not my comp. wink )



Edit:

I've been paying attention to how it loads and it is a loading lag. I can even see when it is applying "nifty corners", not only in the loading-process bar but also where the tabs look square and then end up cut off.

It's a good 10-15 sec lag for it to load, and again, this is the only site that does it and only since the upgrade. frown

EDITED_BY: Pele (1210441306)


Pele
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Yakumo
SILVER Member since May 2006

Yakumo

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Posted:You should post your browser details inc. version & operating system, otherwise no-one can track exactly what your clients problem is smile

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Sorry

Int. Exp. and Win XP

Thanks! smile


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

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Location: sheffield, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3252
Posted:pages load slow for me too, since the change.
IE & win2k


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ben-ja-men
GOLD Member since Jun 2003

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Posted:when it first loads the main forum page i get the actual code when viewing it in Opera on XP when i hit reload it displays the page correctly

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Yakumo
SILVER Member since May 2006

Yakumo

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Posted:ben-ja-men: weird, can you see if that still happens even after you've completely cleared your cache and cookies?

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Posted:Pele, OWD - Use firefox wink

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

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Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1024
Posted:Working on the speed issue. Then the Opera XP issue

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

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Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:I get a picture lag on loading I scroll and the screen smears. I'm on Vista and IE7
also happens at work on poxy lotus notes and XP.
Smear dissappears after a few seconds.

navigation looks much nicer biggrin


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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