Downsizing and renewing UniLang? Ideas for the future

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Re: Downsizing and renewing UniLang? Ideas for the future

Postby linguoboy » 2015-03-20, 17:08

Johanna wrote:The difference isn't that big, but on the current site it's just above the critical size for me to be able to read it comfortably, while on the new site it's just under that limit instead.
Seconded. And I already have my browser set to enlarge webpages.
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Postby vijayjohn » 2015-03-20, 17:36

It looks the same to me, too. Tbh, I'm personally not too bothered about that, but then I'm probably just way more used to reading excessively small print on computers than I should be. :P (Oh, and of course I haven't started actually using it yet...:lol:).

Btw, random silly vanity: the last post on both the general forums on dev.unilang.org are by me. :mrgreen:

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Postby proycon » 2015-03-20, 20:04

Ah yes, the subforums, that was a feature :) But apart from that font sizes are the same right?
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Postby proycon » 2015-03-20, 20:11

I changed it back now, it should all be the same size. Also, the margins are slightly bigger so the forum content is smaller, like in the current situation.
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Postby vijayjohn » 2015-03-20, 20:20

Hmm, from what I can tell, the font sizes for the language names still look smaller on dev.unilang.org than in the current version of UniLang. (Also, UniLang keeps logging me out whenever I try to access dev.unilang.org :?).

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Postby proycon » 2015-03-20, 20:33

vijayjohn wrote:Hmm, from what I can tell, the font sizes for the language names still look smaller on dev.unilang.org than in the current version of UniLang.


Ah right, still a 5% difference, you have good eyes :) fixed now.

(Also, UniLang keeps logging me out whenever I try to access dev.unilang.org :?).


Yeah, the cookies share the same namespace, bit inconvenient for testing but we'll move over anyway.
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Postby vijayjohn » 2015-03-20, 20:40

Thanks! :) I think maybe the language names also look a bit bigger in the current version because most of them are bolded for me, unlike in dev.unilang.org. :silly:

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Postby proycon » 2015-03-20, 22:08

Yeah, the bolding was for unread forums I believe. In the new version the small subforum icon represents read status, like everywhere else.
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Postby proycon » 2015-03-21, 12:10

As you probably notice, the migration has been completed! We're now on the new yet downsized version. There is a link to all the archived resources, as well as the chat, in "Quicks Links". I'll create a more prominent place for it later.

HTTPS works too, for a secure connection. You can ignore the security warning and confirm an exception (or better yet, verify that the SHA256 checksum of the certificate is 24:D5:6C:1E:05:AC:B7:ED:0B:13:36:AF:27:CF:20:DE:16:94:C8:8C:17:72:8E:07:2D:17:08:80:F7:50:FF:38)

There are bound to be some issues that will arise, please report them here or on the github issue tracker (Quick Links -> Development).

If you used the forum in another language, you'll have to configure that again, since all the language packs changed. There is no quick switch anymore so you will have to set if from the User Control Panel.
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Postby Linguist » 2015-03-21, 15:57

Are there any plans to revive the Unilang Wiki?
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Postby proycon » 2015-03-21, 16:46

Probably not, the wiki we had suffered from a nasty file corruption several years ago and it's been down for a while. However, if we do a new resources section, it would probably have new wiki-like features.
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Postby Lauren » 2015-03-21, 17:34

The View new posts thing seems to be gone. :cry: I used that literally all the time to see which threads with new posts I wanted to view. Is it hiding or is there a way to get it back?

Also, if you go to my profile and look at the list of languages, at least for me the flags for Old English and Middle English show up, but the words don't. But they do for other languages. This is likely possibly the case for other languages too.
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Love it so far, though! Feels weird since I was used to the old layout but I'll get used to this one soon.
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Postby proycon » 2015-03-21, 17:37

Click the quick links button in the navigation bar (the one with the three lines), it'll be hiding there.
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Postby Lauren » 2015-03-21, 17:55

proycon wrote:Click the quick links button in the navigation bar (the one with the three lines), it'll be hiding there.

I figured it would be hiding somewhere. :mrgreen: Thanks.

One cool thing to have would be a multi-quote button, though that might require having a quick post box on the thread page instead of going to a new page.

Also, the favicon doesn't appear to be working anymore.
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Postby vijayjohn » 2015-03-21, 18:16

Lauren wrote:Also, the favicon doesn't appear to be working anymore.

Favicon?

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Postby Lauren » 2015-03-21, 18:20

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Lauren wrote:Also, the favicon doesn't appear to be working anymore.

Favicon?

The icon that many sites have that shows up in bookmarks, the browser's search bar, the tabs at the top of the browser.
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Postby vijayjohn » 2015-03-21, 18:22

Lauren wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:
Lauren wrote:Also, the favicon doesn't appear to be working anymore.

Favicon?

The icon that many sites have that shows up in bookmarks, the browser's search bar, the tabs at the top of the browser.

Ahh, OK. :)

Oh, also, I agree with this (I don't know whether I can say I'll get used to it soon, but whatever :lol:) :P
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Postby proycon » 2015-03-21, 18:45

I did copy the favicon and see it myself, perhaps it's a cache issue?

Also, if you go to my profile and look at the list of languages, at least for me the flags for Old English and Middle English show up, but the words don't. But they do for other languages. This is likely possibly the case for other languages too.


Hmm, that indeed seems to be a bug, I'll have to look into it
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Postby vijayjohn » 2015-03-21, 22:21

I just realized this:
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- the special character input method and some custom edit options that are not simple BBCode.

Oops. :para: Did anybody else notice that?

Oh well, they were kind of convenient but weren't all that useful anyway. :P It's not like I'm going to die just because that doesn't exist anymore. :lol:

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Postby loqu » 2015-03-21, 22:35

It was really convenient - I used the x-sampa -> IPA converter practically all the time. But if it was too inconvenient for the developers, it's ok.
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