Recent Site Changes

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  1. James

    James Head Smarty Pants Staff Member

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    So did anyone notice I made some "adjustments" to the site yesterday? :eek:
    Hopefully not, although anyone using the RSS feed got a bunch of broken links this morning, but that should be all better now.

    Nothing really major, mostly upgraded the backend software, but I did rebuild the frontpage so it runs using the forum software again instead of a separate application. It's not exactly the same but it's close.

    Next up - I'm working on a layout change, it'll mostly affect the frontpage and gallery layout. I've said before I want to put more emphasis on the gallery since lots of demos use it to send customers to for ideas and examples.

    Odds are that won't happen until after the first of the year though. however, I will throw this out there now because there was a fair amount of discussion when SCS did it. I'm more than likely going to add a column to the forum layout (ie: probably a right hand column). :exclaim:

    I did on one of my other forums and it's worked out pretty good (see it here: Carrie Underwood Fans).

    Something else I'd be curious about, would there be any interest in having a filmstrip of the latest photos added to the gallery on the main forum page? (ie: this page)?

    It would look something like this: Mazda3Club.com - Powered by vBulletin
     
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  2. HollyLogic

    HollyLogic Moderator

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    CHeck the second link, James--it doesn't look like it's going where you want right now. . . .

    Right-hand column sounds fine in general; what'll be in it?

    Love the idea of a filmstrip at the top of the forums page--that'll be fun! (We'll still have the slide show on the home page, right?)

    Totally agree about featuring the gallery. . . . that's a wonderful resource for us all.
     
  3. James

    James Head Smarty Pants Staff Member

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    CHeck the second link, James--it doesn't look like it's going where you want right now. . . .
    Yeah it is, it was just to show an example of the filmstrip.

    Right-hand column sounds fine in general; what'll be in it?
    I dunno. At least one ad I can tell you that. :mad: However, it allows me to cover the same adspace while dropping the ad at the very top. :D There's other things that can go in there as well. I'll have to play with it.

    Love the idea of a filmstrip at the top of the forums page--that'll be fun! (We'll still have the slide show on the home page, right?)
    Yes, this would be on the forum index page, the frontpage slideshow will remain, however, ultimately I may base what it pulls on ratings.
     
  4. amysings

    amysings crazy llama llady

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    Sounds good to me!
     
  5. HollyLogic

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    Sounds good James.

    Hmmm, must be something on my end, when I click the 'this page' link, I get a RoadRunner page that says 'Sorry, we couldn't find www.stampinaddicts.com' and a list of other sites, like a google search.
     
  6. LisaMNaples

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    I just tried and got the same link.:eek:
     
  7. James

    James Head Smarty Pants Staff Member

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    DOH! I was looking at the third link... Fixed it. That was pointed at my laptop.. lol
     
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    help please?

    could someone please tell me how to fix the cookie thing? thanks gail
     
  9. it'smeFaith

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    OK... I'm lost... is there no more "Front Page".???... I went through and deleted cookies... and the forums are not all on one page?? Am I missing something here... (well, except my mind...lol)

    Faith
     
  10. James

    James Head Smarty Pants Staff Member

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    No, I took it away but I've gotten enough complaints that it's coming back.. soon. I'm also done with a new layout for it that I think will work real well.. Tomorrow maybe Friday.
     
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    You RAWK James.
     
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    Getting used to the new layout.
    Anyone else getting the ad for windows on the hand right side where the guy keeps jumping out of the ad into the middle of the screen?
     
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    rhondag Stampin', Swappin' Bunny

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    No but yuck! Maybe James can say no to that one when he gets online tomorrow....hoping....
     
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    I'm confused. I used to be able to click on the front gallery page and see all the cards that had been posted since my previous access. Now I can't find that. Has it been moved, replaced, what? Thanks.

    Wanda
     
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    What happened to the home page and today's additons to the gallery? I like to check out the new cards posted each day and now I can't find them.
     
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    Pepesmom Extreme Swapper!

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    The home page is on hold for a while.

    If you click on the Gallery button near the top of this page, then over to the left is a Today's Photos link that will show you the pix loaded in the last 24 hours.
     
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    Thanks for your help. Now I can catch up!
     
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    Sent Messages Setting Changed

    Just a heads up in case it wasn't just me. Before James did the site overhaul (love it, BTW), I had my private messages setting set to automatically save a copy of any message I sent. I just noticed that this setting has been turned off, possibly due to the redesign? Anyway, you might want to double check your General Settings for private messages if you like having a copy of your messages to refer back to.
     

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