YES we got the CMS too.
You can get to it by the smiley pop up window when you click on the smiley icon in the message interface and then click on the more button in the window.
Tom - did you also get the VB5 client as part of the upgrade? Reason I ask is, if Bunny and I are working on a template, we may want to look ahead to the next version if you bought it.
Dev forums are set up. Bunny has an account and has been given admin access for Styles.
We'll keep people updated.
this is great thankyou guys.
Feedback:its amazing what things cost when you multiply the price by 3.
I have a 4 day weekend coming up with nothing to do.... hmm...
I'm going to send messages to some folks individually about the dev forums at first. Then, when we have some more concrete ideas, we'll let it out into the open.
Last edited by knownothingmags; 01-06-2013 at 10:36 PM.
LOL, what a bunch of chicken littles
The old feedback threads won't go any where, it will just be locked.
I have to say I LIKE that way the PBN feedback system currently works. I think it maybe based off the iTrader plug in with some options turned on or custom coded into it.
As the guys work through things adjustments will be made to the system to make things work smoother and add features.
AO: Things are looking really good. I was able to blend the old AO with the new vbulletin 4.2 style quite well. If anyone is interested I still need help with status icons, ranks/badges, favicons, etc. Feel free to send me a PM if you want to help out!!
If you need more people to help with creating graphical images, let me know. I can also do 3D models if needed.
It looks familiar... I like it
I like it, too.
Keep in mind, at the bottom left of the page, you can select a different version of the template.
Last edited by Dayspring; 01-16-2013 at 04:45 PM.
I really like some of the elements of the 2013 styling, but it's still too dark for every day use. A style like that which uses light grey as a background field would brighten it up, but keep it subdued enough to be easy on the eyes. When I see an all-black forum I instantly think "video game."
Right now the 2005 styling is my favorite not because it looks the best, but because it hits that happy medium of being too bright and too dark.
As probably the first to ask about doing this, thank you again guys for taking the time to put all this work in.
The 2005 is looking very much like AO. I think if you could get the background of the post text blocks just a touch darker (or maybe a little more color), just something to reduce the overall contrast between that and the overall background just a little bit more (without washing it out like the 2003 template or lightening up the background) it would be darn close to where we left off on the old forum.
I don't know if the web design flavor of the month is super dark like the 2013 template or the trend is still on the glaringly ( ( :cough: apple :cough: ) white, but from style guide studies I read many years ago, for the average person, light/colored text on black background (think old b/w or green/yellow screens) is actually worse on the eyes long-term than the reverse. Not that I mind honestly either way, but just thinking on making everyone's use of the site most enjoyable.
Last, the 2013 is maybe too far off from the recognized "brand" that is AO to risk losing some of that branding? Don't know how important that is overall, but just another $.02.
Thanks again for all your hard work!
Well, the mods here can set one standard default but allow users a choice of which one they want to use.
The good part is that it comes with a pretty good mobile template AND if Tom activates ForumRunner, we'd have a native Android/iOS app for reading the forum.
The 2005 template looks nice!
I have nothing good to put here...........