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New look !

Postby chrissiehope » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:44 pm

I take it work is being sone on the site this weekend, which presumably is why the pages aren't loading properly at times ?
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Re: New look !

Postby costakid » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:27 pm

mines fine

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Re: New look !

Postby ValL » Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:03 pm

Yip looks a bit different here too :thumbup:

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Re: New look !

Postby scotty » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:42 pm

Looks like someone paid for a software upgrade from php 8) .

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Re: New look !

Postby El Cid » Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:06 pm

If you look at the bottom of the page you will see it doesn't seem to have been updated since 2007.

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Re: New look !

Postby chrissiehope » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:43 pm

Well, the heading on mine is now a white banner with the lettering in two shades of green; links to Home & Blog, and the date and time are at the top !
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Re: New look !

Postby White Horse » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:09 pm

Good, maybe the members list, report post and other bugs are about to be repaired.
Updates to the forum software are important as they fix security issues.

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Re: New look !

Postby Lyric » Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:21 pm

I am not keen and feel an opportunity to modernise has been missed, The Image on screen needs to be wider in this day and age, quick guess but about 40% of my visual area is wasted. This forum, which I like, is the worst offender of all those I visit.

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Re: New look !

Postby ValL » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:15 am

Plain simple uncluttered, it is fab. I never look at the clutter around the edges :thumbup:

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Re: New look !

Postby gerryh » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:39 am

Lyric wrote: The Image on screen needs to be wider in this day and age, quick guess but about 40% of my visual area is wasted.

Totally agree with you about message width.
Time the software/ design was updated.
I am on another forum which also uses phpBB and messages appear full screen width.
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Re: New look !

Postby El Cid » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:50 am

Lyric wrote: The Image on screen needs to be wider in this day and age, quick guess but about 40% of my visual area is wasted. .


Just increase the page size with Ctrl + and it will get rid of the borders. In Chrome it remembers the settings for each site - I don't know about other browsers. It won't put more text on the page, but it looks better if you have a small display.

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Re: New look !

Postby Lyric » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:59 am

In Firefox it doesn't it just scrolls the text size up and down. On A.com I have borders either side about 10cm wide, this happens on hardly any of the other sites I use. I thought it might have been adblock but it's not.
It is probably just out of date software, after all in 2007 most had 4:3 monitors not 16:9 hd as is often the case now.
PS don't like Chrome.

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Re: New look !

Postby gerryh » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:07 am

El Cid wrote:Just increase the page size with Ctrl + and it will get rid of the borders.

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I use Firefox. Ctrl+ just increases the font size, the borders stay the same.
This is how it should look http://www.fincasinspain.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=2
The same version of phpBB seems to be used on both sites.
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Re: New look !

Postby Lyric » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:22 am

Ahhhhhhhh an ally :thumbup:

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Re: New look !

Postby El Cid » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:38 am

Yes, it could be better - I will talk to the boss about it. Upgrading the software is the obvious option but I know from experience on another forum the problems that an upgrade can cause.

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Re: New look !

Postby Enrique » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:51 am

Looks ok on my old hardware......please leave alone......... :D
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Re: New look !

Postby costakid » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:57 am

I personaly prefer A.com to the finca site layout.

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Re: New look !

Postby gerryh » Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:09 am

Using Firefox, on my desktop PC and laptop, the layout of this site and the Finca's site are exactly the same except this site only occupies about 50% of the available width whereas the Finca's site occupies the full width.
They both use the same phpBB software.
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Re: New look !

Postby gerryh » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:05 am

gerryh wrote:I use Firefox. Ctrl+ just increases the font size, the borders stay the same.

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Tried it in Spartan, the new Windows 10 browser and Ctrl+
increases the width OK.
Looks like it might be a problem associated with Firefox and this site.
OK for all the other sites I use.
Any other Firefox users, already know Lyric has the same problem, experiencing the same problem?
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Re: New look !

Postby Enrique » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:34 am

Gerry,
Using Firefox Ctrl + increases font size, borders reduce to nothing, ie fills screen a treat, not much good for you guys as I'm using old 17ins square screens.
A workround....reduce you browser window to a square one.......fill your super wide screens with two square browser windows........... :crazy: :idea:

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