Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

You never know, something important could happen.
User avatar
AndyinPA
Posts: 5254
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:42 am
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#251

Post by AndyinPA »

:yeahthat:


"When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything. Then there are no more answers, only better and better lies." - Jon Snow, GOT
User avatar
Tiredretiredlawyer
Posts: 4262
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:07 pm
Location: Rescue Pets Land
Occupation:: 21st Century Suffragist

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#252

Post by Tiredretiredlawyer »

Are these the new extensions?
03A85707-699E-4CDC-9137-7057DD91103F.jpeg
03A85707-699E-4CDC-9137-7057DD91103F.jpeg (107.63 KiB) Viewed 728 times


"Mickey Mouse and I grew up together." - Ruthie Tompson, Disney animation checker and scene planner and one of the first women to become a member of the International Photographers Union in 1952.
User avatar
AndyinPA
Posts: 5254
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:42 am
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#253

Post by AndyinPA »

Cool!


"When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything. Then there are no more answers, only better and better lies." - Jon Snow, GOT
User avatar
pipistrelle
Posts: 3518
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:27 am

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#254

Post by pipistrelle »

Green has bars that on a computer go all the way across the top. Looks sloppy. Green split (or split green?) has bars that form a neat box.

Brought to you by my OCD genes.


User avatar
Dr. Ken
Posts: 1106
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:12 pm
Contact:

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#255

Post by Dr. Ken »

Really digging this hexagon theme.


ImageImagePhilly Boondoggle
User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4922
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#256

Post by Foggy »

The only thing I don't like about Hexagon is the logo, which is too damned big and fuzzy. I haven't taken the time to dig into the code yet, but it's on my list. I like a nice, small, crisp logo.

I have to confess, I am addicted to Unread Posts now instead of Active Topics. :dance:


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: injudicious
User avatar
sugar magnolia
Posts: 2059
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:54 pm

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#257

Post by sugar magnolia »

Foggy wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:17 am The only thing I don't like about Hexagon is the logo, which is too damned big and fuzzy. I haven't taken the time to dig into the code yet, but it's on my list. I like a nice, small, crisp logo.

I have to confess, I am addicted to Unread Posts now instead of Active Topics. :dance:
I was just coming over here to say thank you again for adding the unread posts button.
So, THANK YOU!


User avatar
Sam the Centipede
Posts: 705
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:19 pm

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#258

Post by Sam the Centipede »

sugar magnolia wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:14 am
Foggy wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:17 am I have to confess, I am addicted to Unread Posts now instead of Active Topics. :dance:
I was just coming over here to say thank you again for adding the unread posts button.
So, THANK YOU!
The UP button has been there like for evah, certainly for those of us who can't be bothered with themes.

Active Topics might be useful after a while away, but I've never understood why a regular visitor wouldn't prefer Unread Posts. But hey, y'know, like, ah, horses for courses and all.


User avatar
Reality Check
Posts: 841
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:46 pm
Contact:

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#259

Post by Reality Check »

I find both Active topics and Unread posts useful at various times. I normally use unread posts to catch up on the forum but if there is a topic I might want to go back and post something on after catching up I find it with Active topics.


Estiveo
Posts: 1655
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:50 am

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#260

Post by Estiveo »

Reality Check wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:29 am I find both Active topics and Unread posts useful at various times. I normally use unread posts to catch up on the forum but if there is a topic I might want to go back and post something on after catching up I find it with Active topics.
:yeahthat:


Image Image Image Image
User avatar
sugar magnolia
Posts: 2059
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:54 pm

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#261

Post by sugar magnolia »

Sam the Centipede wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:22 am
sugar magnolia wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:14 am
Foggy wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:17 am I have to confess, I am addicted to Unread Posts now instead of Active Topics. :dance:
I was just coming over here to say thank you again for adding the unread posts button.
So, THANK YOU!
The UP button has been there like for evah, certainly for those of us who can't be bothered with themes.

Active Topics might be useful after a while away, but I've never understood why a regular visitor wouldn't prefer Unread Posts. But hey, y'know, like, ah, horses for courses and all.
Pretty sure Foggy just added the unread posts button back when he re-did all the themes and stuff a couple of months ago. We have had it in the past but lost it in the great FBv1 crash.

eta: I'm referring specifically to the "unread posts" button, not the drop down quick link for unread posts.


User avatar
Volkonski
Posts: 8045
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:06 am
Location: Texoma and North Fork of Long Island
Occupation:: Retired mechanical engineer
Contact:

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#262

Post by Volkonski »

sugar magnolia wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:14 am
Foggy wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:17 am The only thing I don't like about Hexagon is the logo, which is too damned big and fuzzy. I haven't taken the time to dig into the code yet, but it's on my list. I like a nice, small, crisp logo.

I have to confess, I am addicted to Unread Posts now instead of Active Topics. :dance:
I was just coming over here to say thank you again for adding the unread posts button.
So, THANK YOU!
:yeahthat:


“If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
User avatar
Reality Check
Posts: 841
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:46 pm
Contact:

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#263

Post by Reality Check »

sugar magnolia wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:34 am

Pretty sure Foggy just added the unread posts button back when he re-did all the themes and stuff a couple of months ago. We have had it in the past but lost it in the great FBv1 crash.

eta: I'm referring specifically to the "unread posts" button, not the drop down quick link for unread posts.
Yes, I used it from Quick Links but it is a lot handier having the links at the top and bottom.

Something else I use from Quick Links is "Unanswered posts". Sometimes some very good posts do not get replies right away and get sorted down the pages after a while.


User avatar
AndyinPA
Posts: 5254
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:42 am
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#264

Post by AndyinPA »

Other forums I've been on had Unread Posts, which I always used. It took me a while to get used to mostly using Active Topics here, but I would go to Quick Links when I wanted to see if how many unread posts there were. Now, it's much easier. But there are also times when I still use Active Topics. I really appreciate the addition.

:notworthy:


"When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything. Then there are no more answers, only better and better lies." - Jon Snow, GOT
User avatar
Kriselda Gray
Posts: 1251
Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:48 pm

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#265

Post by Kriselda Gray »

Foggy wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:17 am The only thing I don't like about Hexagon is the logo, which is too damned big and fuzzy. I haven't taken the time to dig into the code yet, but it's on my list. I like a nice, small, crisp logo.

I have to confess, I am addicted to Unread Posts now instead of Active Topics. :dance:
Yeah, that Unread Posts link is great, thanks for doing that!! Hexagon Reborn is a really nice theme, and I love that I can use purple and black - my 2 fave colors! Now, if only they included some way to fix that highlighting problem. That's the ONLY issue I have with the theme, and you'd think since they have so much control over the colors and stuff, they'd have found a way to code in a change to any text being highlighted so it'll show as black against the yellow (or whatever other color someone uses.)


:thor:
Слава Україні!
Героям слава!

Proud recipient of the Imperial Illuminati Air Force Order of the Golden Wiener with
Device for grammatical valor attached.
User avatar
AndyinPA
Posts: 5254
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:42 am
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#266

Post by AndyinPA »

I just went in yesterday to try the Hexagonal. I have used Dark Reader on Firefox for a while, but I had a major problem with highlighted text. I'm with X-Creamy now. I haven't had an issue with it, and I can see highlighted text. I liked the look of the Hexagonal, but the highlight problem was a deal breaker for me.


"When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything. Then there are no more answers, only better and better lies." - Jon Snow, GOT
User avatar
northland10
Posts: 3392
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:47 pm
Location: Northeast Illinois
Occupation:: Organist/Choir Director/Fundraising Data Analyst

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#267

Post by northland10 »

AndyinPA wrote: Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:44 am I just went in yesterday to try the Hexagonal. I have used Dark Reader on Firefox for a while, but I had a major problem with highlighted text. I'm with X-Creamy now. I haven't had an issue with it, and I can see highlighted text. I liked the look of the Hexagonal, but the highlight problem was a deal breaker for me.
I started selecting the color of the font as black when highlighting so that it would show up in the dark themes. One example is here:
https://thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... 49#p100549

I realize others may not but I thought I should start.


User avatar
Kriselda Gray
Posts: 1251
Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:48 pm

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#268

Post by Kriselda Gray »

northland10 wrote: Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:35 pm I started selecting the color of the font as black when highlighting so that it would show up in the dark themes. One example is here:
https://thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... 49#p100549

I realize others may not but I thought I should start.
And it is VERY much appreciated!


:thor:
Слава Україні!
Героям слава!

Proud recipient of the Imperial Illuminati Air Force Order of the Golden Wiener with
Device for grammatical valor attached.
User avatar
AndyinPA
Posts: 5254
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:42 am
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#269

Post by AndyinPA »

northland10 wrote: Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:35 pm
AndyinPA wrote: Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:44 am I just went in yesterday to try the Hexagonal. I have used Dark Reader on Firefox for a while, but I had a major problem with highlighted text. I'm with X-Creamy now. I haven't had an issue with it, and I can see highlighted text. I liked the look of the Hexagonal, but the highlight problem was a deal breaker for me.
I started selecting the color of the font as black when highlighting so that it would show up in the dark themes. One example is here:
https://thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... 49#p100549

I realize others may not but I thought I should start.
Thanks.


"When enough people make false promises, words stop meaning anything. Then there are no more answers, only better and better lies." - Jon Snow, GOT
User avatar
keith
Posts: 1599
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:23 pm
Location: The Swamp in Victorian Oz
Occupation:: Retired Computer Systems Analyst Project Manager Super Coder

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#270

Post by keith »

While you are farting around with themes (I know you are probably sick and tired of by now), could you attempt to figure out a theme with a 'legal pad yellow' background?

There's a lot of lawyers here, how come you all aren't screaming for a yellow legal pad. I'm not a lawyer, I'm a programmer (but I know nothing about phpBB and even less about CSS or whatever is used to set up the themes), and I have ALWAYS, for over 60 years, found yellow legal pads easy on the eyes and easy to read.

Each time I reinstall RAD Studio Delphi, the first thing I do is setup the editor with a yellow background and that is really irritating because there is something like 50 syntax sensitive foreground font colors to set against it.


According to Woody Allen, Drew Barrymore sings so badly, deaf people refuse to watch her lips move.
User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4922
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#271

Post by Foggy »

Keith, look at this and let me know what you think.

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... hifikabin/


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: injudicious
User avatar
keith
Posts: 1599
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:23 pm
Location: The Swamp in Victorian Oz
Occupation:: Retired Computer Systems Analyst Project Manager Super Coder

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#272

Post by keith »

Foggy wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:54 am Keith, look at this and let me know what you think.

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... hifikabin/
Interesting that they suggest yellow for its easy on the eyes effect.

The sample does look a little bright, but they seem to describe a few versions that may be milder.

I wouldnt mind giving it a try, but dont put yourself out just for me.


According to Woody Allen, Drew Barrymore sings so badly, deaf people refuse to watch her lips move.
User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4922
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#273

Post by Foggy »

Today is a good day to do this, I have Dancing with Barbells in an hour, back in a few hours after that.

It's Infrastructure Week, and board styles are infrastructure. That's mah final rulin' on the subject. 8-)


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: injudicious
User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4922
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#274

Post by Foggy »

OK, but as you saw, this is supposed to be for people with maculuar vision problems.

There are several different versions of the style included, and there's a specific warning NOT to use one of them if you have anything like normal vision. But that's only one of the versions. I'll leave it to you to select a version that is good on your own personal eyebones.
Edit: Actually, I think I'm just gonna install the base style, save the other versions for later.


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: injudicious
User avatar
Foggy
Dick Tater
Posts: 4922
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:45 am
Location: TOP SECRET Fogbow HQ
Occupation:: muttering and puttering

Re: Foggy's Progress - a record of improvements to the forum

#275

Post by Foggy »

Well, it's yellow. :lol: Holy crap.

It's kind of clean and simple.

For those who want to try it out, it's Prosilver HiFiKabin on your UCP hit list.


We are NOT going back! - Nancy Pelosi
Mood: injudicious
Post Reply

Return to “Announcements”