Help - Search - Members - Calendar
Full Version: The lady at the top./Banner Whining
The Fée Verte Absinthe Forum - The Oldest, Largest, Most Authoritative Absinthe Forum. > General > Administrative News & Site Updates
Pages: 1, 2, 3
Conju
Are you going to replace the lady at the top left of the site oxy? She made things so much nicer around here.
Wormwoody
I think we all started getting so nasty right about the time she went away.
Absomphe
Deprivation will do that to absinthe-besotted horn-dogs like us.
stevensj2
I'd be more concerned about the dark green mass in the top right.

Seems that could blend much more nicely, even do it on the left side too and make it even. It draws too much attention to a blank space.
G&C
I think wormy's right.
Absomphe
I think the nastiness was just a nascent parasite, waiting to be sprung, sort of like the "Alien".

But perhaps the disappearance of the lady served as a catalyst that hastened the uglification of our pysches. (Damn, I think I've imbibed enough Edouard!).
Head_prosthesis
I got your dark green mass
right here!
Mr. Armchair webdesigner.

Head_prosthesis
One of the problems with the Lady in
the Lozenge was the way the page
was loading the image. With people
sitting there hitting "reload" every
5 seconds it really did a number on
the bandwidth.

Also she was obscuring some of the controls.
Conju
I remember that was the reason for it in the first place.

But now that we're under new management...
stevensj2
QUOTE (Head_prosthesis @ Feb 28 2005, 06:27 PM)
I got your dark green mass
right here!
Mr. Armchair webdesigner.

hehe

I was just suggesting, thats all - that way the banner could be made to expand to whatever the size of the browser is.

While we're on the topic - anyone using firefox? Seems the width in the CSS file either for ipbwrapper or the header is incorrect, as it allows you to scroll a good 800px+ to the right of the banner, even though no content exists there. I dont know if it happens in IE or not, but might be worth lookin into.

And if you're worried about bandwidth, why not disable the redirection pages? Would save one less page load, and one less image load each time someone does a search or anything like that.
Head_prosthesis
The only thing I use firefox for is 'pornzilla'

Oh yeah! I see what you mean.
Firefox doesn't like some of the
blog stuff either. Kallistis Blastmilk
and Biggles Meathenge get all
jimmied up in FF.
stevensj2
QUOTE (Head_prosthesis @ Feb 28 2005, 06:52 PM)
The only thing I use firefox for is 'pornzilla'

Oh yeah! I see what you mean.
Firefox doesn't like some of the
blog stuff either. Kallistis Blastmilk
and Biggles Meathenge get all
jimmied up in FF.

LOL pornzilla

I like firefox, but it sure is frustrating trying to get a site to display identically in IE and FF, that's for sure.
Head_prosthesis
Hey what do you want, it's a free browser.
Artemis
I haven't used anything but Firefox for six months or more, and I never even noticed whatever people are complaining about. One thing I have noticed here for the first time ever is the occasional error where the page won't load at all - instead it's a long text error message - it seems to happen when a lot of people are on the site at the same time, which by the way is more than I've ever seen before.
hartsmar
That is probably a limit set on database connections or something.


"Mr Armchair Webdesigner"... HA HA HA HA! Good one!
stevensj2
QUOTE (hartsmar @ Mar 1 2005, 01:15 AM)
That is probably a limit set on database connections or something.

I think there is a bug in the way Invision and mySQL work with the site. A particular file (sessions.php) isn't being reset as it should.

My Invision board did the exact same error ALL the time, and like this board, it was no where near active enough to really be creating that kind of error, so I knew something was fishy.

After I upgraded to Invision 2.0.x, I never saw the error again.

lol It's too bad IPS charges for their stuff now - everyone should pitch in $5 towards getting 2.0.x biggrin.gif
Oxygenee
We're considering upgrading to IPB Ver 2.0 at the moment. The chief concern is the amount of work involved in converting the skin, for what will only be a marginal improvement.

Of course, anyone with existing experience in converting IPB Ver 1.3 skins to Ver 2.0, and who would like to tackle this as a labour of love, would of course not only have my undying gratitude, but might well receive a few intriguing samples in the mail...
SloppyGoat
QUOTE (Artemis @ Feb 28 2005, 09:37 PM)
I haven't used anything but Firefox for six months or more, and I never even noticed whatever people are complaining about.

Oh geezus kay-ryst....I have serious hate relationship with FF. It's caused me more unnecessary coding hassles than I can count. Tables, text fields, scroll bars...you name it. There's always a problem with FF. IE is so much more forgiving. If it finds code it doesn't necessarily know what to do with, it's intelligent enough to make a decision. FF absolutely will not. WYSIWYG, even if it looks like complete hell. Users don't know what webmasters have to go through to please that POS, sometimes.
stevensj2
QUOTE (Oxygenee @ Mar 1 2005, 08:52 AM)
We're considering upgrading to IPB Ver 2.0 at the moment. The chief concern is the amount of work involved in converting the skin, for what will only be a marginal improvement.

Of course, anyone with existing experience in converting IPB Ver 1.3 skins to Ver 2.0, and who would like to tackle this as a labour of love, would of course not only have my undying gratitude, but might well receive a few intriguing samples in the mail...

I'd gladly do the conversion biggrin.gif

I do graphic/web design as my job, and run an Invision board myself which I've converted from 1.3 to 2, so I have experience with its skinning system and wouldn't mind doing it at all.

QUOTE
Oh geezus kay-ryst....I have serious hate relationship with FF. It's caused me more unnecessary coding hassles than I can count. Tables, text fields, scroll bars...you name it. There's always a problem with FF. IE is so much more forgiving. If it finds code it doesn't necessarily know what to do with, it's intelligent enough to make a decision. FF absolutely will not. WYSIWYG, even if it looks like complete hell. Users don't know what webmasters have to go through to please that POS, sometimes.


hehe..I actually prefer FF. It understands code EXACTLY as the code is meant to be. It is CSS compliant (whereas IE isn't), and supports standards. With IE, you have to use unsupported hacks and work arounds to get things to work right. IE is much, much behind in being standards compliant.
Not to mention, FF supports PNG transparency.

Many sites have to use 2 different style sheets, 1 correct one, and one full of unsupported tweaks. The correct one works in FF, Safari, Opera, etc, and the other one is specifically for IE.

I understand the pain involved in making things cross-browser compatiable, but in contrast, I find IE to be the nitwit causing all the trouble.
Hiram
QUOTE (Oxygenee @ Mar 1 2005, 07:52 AM)
We're considering upgrading to IPB Ver 2.0 at the moment.

Do you know how much nicer this place would be if we had the "Ignore" feature from 2.0??

Poof! No more troll. I love it.
Grim
Yeah... but I'd have to PM everyone to ask them stuff.
Absomphe
As opposed to the OLD Grim? evill.gif
Conju
QUOTE (monsieurgrim @ Mar 1 2005, 10:20 AM)
Yeah... but I'd have to PM everyone to ask them stuff.

Cause you know that you're first on my ignore list!
G&C
I believe it ignores PM's also.





I could be incorrect.
Head_prosthesis
Don't get me wrong,
I miss the girl
in the lozenge.

I do.

Steve
Heh... I don't even know WTF you're talking about. I never noticed any girl in any lozenge.

I would definitely use an "ignore" feature, but I know I would miss a lot of stuff.
DenSetsu
This is news to me too, maybe I haven't been here long enough.
stevensj2
QUOTE (absinthespoon @ Mar 1 2005, 07:18 PM)
I would definitely use an "ignore" feature, but I know I would miss a lot of stuff.

What would you miss?

2.0 only adds more features; I can't think of one that it takes away.

All the topics/replies/posts would remain exactly as they are now as well.

DenSetsu
I think he meant he would miss a lot of posts.
stevensj2
Ohh. Well in that case, no posts would be lost at all. Everything that's here now would still be here w00t2.gif
Artemis
Another thing I don't like is when posting, if you insert a tag, it throws the tag in at the end of whatever text is already entered. It would be nice to be able to highlight text and have the tag applied to said text, the way it works at Oxy's forum.
Conju
I didn't start having that problem until I switched to Mac.
stevensj2
QUOTE (Artemis @ Mar 2 2005, 03:33 PM)
Another thing I don't like is when posting, if you insert a tag, it throws the tag in at the end of whatever text is already entered. It would be nice to be able to highlight text and have the tag applied to said text, the way it works at Oxy's forum.

Like the above poster, I too only notice that on a Mac.

What browser are you using?

If you're using FireFox, there is an extension you can download that will allow you to highlight any text and apply bbCode to it.

So you could, for example, highlight the URL to an image, right-click it, then click "IMG" and it would add the correct image tags to the front and back of the url.

If you want, I can get the link to it.

But if you aren't using FireFox, that's a different story...

(I'm quite the FireFox fan if you haven't noticed wink.gif )
Artemis
I use Firefox, and as I said before, it works fine at Oxy's board, and if I remember correctly, at WWS as well. That tells me it's something inherent at this website, and not a deficiency in the browser.
stevensj2
If I remember correctly, Invision 1.3 (and maybe 2.0, too) does not add code to highlighted text.

It's probably the forum software and just how it behaves, rather than something wrong.

Check out this link:
FF Extension

I use it all the time, and it works on all forum software.

What software does Oxy's board run on? I know VBulletin lets you highlight stuff and click buttons to add BBCode, but I don't believe Invision does.
hartsmar
It runs on IPB
Rimbaud
It's a bit tacky to have an advertising banner as your signature, IMHO. No offense intended, but you should consider this.
DenSetsu
yes.gif
stevensj2
QUOTE (Rimbaud @ Mar 3 2005, 07:51 AM)
It's a bit tacky to have an advertising banner as your signature, IMHO. No offense intended, but you should consider this.

Our opinions differ. :)

It's not so much advertising as it is an identifier of my posts. Makes it look different from other posts. And I'd rather not have some abstract quote as 90% of members here do, as that would defeat my purpose of uniqueness, so it's about all I have to put there.

My target market isn't absinthe enthusiasts or casual forum visitors, so you're safe.

abs-cheers.gif
G&C
I must agree.

It's tacky as hell.
hartsmar
Considered an avatar instead?
Rimbaud
It's still tacky. I think most here would agree.
stevensj2
That's all fine and proper...

But all things considered, I am not here to please anyone.

If a signature bothers you, it seems that's your problem to try and work out - not mine to solve.
Kirk
Anybody that uses an advertisement as a signature is rude.
DenSetsu
QUOTE (stevensj2 @ Mar 3 2005, 08:07 AM)

It's not so much advertising as it is an identifier of my posts. Makes it look different from other posts. And I'd rather not have some abstract quote as 90% of members here do, as that would defeat my purpose of uniqueness, so it's about all I have to put there.


You could use your skills to create a unique non-advertisement banner to make yourself stand out. An avatar would be a first step towards individuality. Solicitation is generally frowned upon here.
stevensj2
What would you call someone who complains about what other people do? Stupid? A whiner?

Complaining about what someone has as their signature on an internet forum is about as lame as it gets. Surely you have more important issues in your life?

Besides, folks! 4 clicks of the mouse is all it takes...

user posted image

frusty.gif
DenSetsu
Why should we have to ignore other people's signatures to avoid seeing your advertisement?
G&C
I want to see peoples interesting signatures.

Not your rude ass advertisement, JackAss!
stevensj2
Why should I have to change my signature to please you?

It's ok for you to tell someone else to change, but totally unacceptable for you to change something...

Arrogant much?
G&C
QUOTE (Green & Cloudy @ Mar 3 2005, 07:33 AM)
I want to see peoples interesting signatures.

Not your rude ass advertisement, JackAss!


In version 2.0 I could just ignore this bitch and still get to enjoy the rest of the posts.
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here.
Invision Power Board © 2001-2018 Invision Power Services, Inc.