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Title: Forum Upgrade
Post by: nolan on August 15, 2017, 06:25:40 PM
I have redesigned the forum so that it will look good on any device and not just computers.

I am currently busy installing the new software so things will soon look very different on the forum soon. It will however still function in the same way.

During the installation process however you may find that weird things happen, so please be patient if something is not working.

It is a major upgrade so can take a while. I will post here again when the upgrade is complete.
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: Neil Todd on August 16, 2017, 12:15:08 AM
Looking good on my phone Nolan will there be a facility to view new posts since your last visit
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: nolan on August 16, 2017, 12:37:16 AM
the forum should be back up and running again. To get you acquainted with the new layout, I have created a short tutorial HERE (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=109.0)

The upgrade required a lot of custom programming so the chance that there are a few issues to sort here and there is high. If you find a problem, please let me know about it here so I can sort it out. :thankyou:
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: nolan on August 16, 2017, 12:38:05 AM
Neil - have a quick look at the tutorial link I have just posted above, this will show you where to find the unread posts link
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: njnjgirl on August 16, 2017, 01:29:21 AM
Looks fantastic Nolan!
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: Mysti Vale on August 16, 2017, 01:46:41 AM
Looks great!
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 16, 2017, 07:34:37 AM
So far, so good, Nolan.  It has a nice clean look to it.

As with anything new, it takes a bit of an adjustment. 

Thanks for continually trying to make things better for us.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: Val on August 16, 2017, 12:48:14 PM
 :heeha: Wow! What a surprise!!!   When it first opened up I wasn't sure where I was!   ;D

Looks fantastic, well done Nolan!  :yippee:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: Happychappy on August 16, 2017, 01:37:08 PM
Val, I too got a shock when I opened up this morning, thought I had inadvertently logged onto some other site.  Anyway, Nolan, it is stunning, so bright and happy.  Thanks for all you do for us.   


Patricia
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: CSebesta on August 16, 2017, 02:21:51 PM
Looking great so far on my ipad2, the old format worked well but this looks to be much better.

Charles
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on August 16, 2017, 03:18:26 PM
It's a cool new look - can't wait to get more familiar with it! Of course I thought there was something wrong with my phone when I first logged on this morning!!
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: nolan on August 16, 2017, 07:41:53 PM
You will notice there is now a back to top button which you can use.

There is also now a quick way to add a photo to your post which eliminates the need to copy and paste smg codes, for a tutorial on how to do that go HERE (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?topic=504.0)
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: TeresaM on August 16, 2017, 11:09:04 PM
 :thankyou: Nolan for all the work you have done to make this site look so vibrant.
I like the new thing that if you click on a new uploaded image and it automatically takes you to that person's other photos so youcan see their progress.  :clap: 
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: Kathysutterlin on August 17, 2017, 04:44:23 AM
Wow! I'm liking the changes to the website, Nolan.  😃
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: BeaSue on August 17, 2017, 04:54:56 AM
Wow! This looks great, Nolan. Thanks for all your hard work and for shepherding us through the new features.
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: Mysti Vale on August 17, 2017, 10:51:52 AM
I love the back to the top button.  It works a treat on my iPad!   O0
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: jillh on August 18, 2017, 04:45:01 PM
Nolan the site looks good on my iPhone.  Very easy to navigate.  Thanks for all your hard work. 
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: TeresaM on August 25, 2017, 06:45:26 PM
Just two things I have noticed.
The very pale writing on the black background is hard to read.
Also i miss the forum status that Mea pointed out last month ie where yougo tocatch up  with allthe recent posts you might have missed, which wasat the bottom of the old website.
Also found when I  click on the bubble that's for unread topics only one comes up, but when i scroll  through the various sections i find lots of posts that have new next tothem that i haven't seen.
 
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: KathyKuz on August 26, 2017, 05:43:13 AM
Nolan:  The forum looks great.  I like the back to top button. :thankyou:
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 26, 2017, 12:10:12 PM
TeresaM

Here is the link that I use as my home page.  I takes me to the last 100 post, no matter what the topic.  Just be sure you are logged in.  Today I got to post #100 to catch up because I was gone all day yesterday.  You folks were busy while I was gone.

http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=recent (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=recent)

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: Harald on August 28, 2017, 09:26:19 AM
Hi. all my pictures have disappeared from my albums.
Harald
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: robynann on August 28, 2017, 09:41:36 AM
Yes all my pictures are gone also!!
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: nolan on August 28, 2017, 12:31:27 PM
I am looking into what has happened to the images
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: KathyKuz on August 28, 2017, 01:40:39 PM
All of my paintings have also disappeared.  I hit mass upload and they all came back.  Hope this works for you.
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: Maria Canino on August 28, 2017, 02:46:58 PM
Only my August pictures are missing in my album.  Having trouble adding new pictures. In the Monthly Challenge for


 June, they are all gone.  Having trouble attaching photos to August Challenge, the "browse " box to chose a photo is not there. Wow, only two days to closing... :confused:
So much fun trying to get nowhere fast :2funny: I know you can fix it Nolan :smart:
MarĂ­a
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: nolan on August 28, 2017, 03:31:30 PM
please don't upload or delete any pics from your galleries for now, I am busy restoring the database
Title: Re: Forum Upgrade
Post by: Class Mac on August 28, 2017, 07:44:50 PM
I wondered what was going on! Haven't been here for ages  :blush: , still homeschooling and thought I'd pop back in to see what resources I could find. Thought my computer had gone wacky! But I like the new format. Great work getting it back up and running Nolan   :clap: