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Aros Exec => Site feedback => Topic started by: 4pLaY on November 30, 2019, 10:09:50 PM

Title: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: 4pLaY on November 30, 2019, 10:09:50 PM
A new default theme has been installed, I have also installed a PayPal Donation module found in the top right corner menu.

Before you ask:

Donations: Is to help me out paying the cost of running this page and is voluntarily. I have payed all the costs since 2004 and it should not be too much to ask for a contribution.

Recent posts: Is not on the top of the page in this design (yet).

Dislike the new design?: Click your profile in the top left corner and choose Look and Layout. From here change your theme and choose: SMF Default Theme - Curve.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: aurabin on November 30, 2019, 11:33:35 PM
Just donated some money!
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: 4pLaY on November 30, 2019, 11:35:32 PM
Just donated some money!

Thanks for your contribution, it is appreciated.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: AMIGASYSTEM on December 01, 2019, 09:35:56 AM
I'm sorry but the "black" does not allow me to follow the forum, I think he has problems with the view can not spend much time reading !
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: deadwood on December 01, 2019, 09:39:57 AM
I like the new theme. Thanks 4pLaY!
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: 4pLaY on December 01, 2019, 02:19:17 PM
I'm sorry but the "black" does not allow me to follow the forum, I think he has problems with the view can not spend much time reading !

Read my first post on how to change it back to the old theme.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: AMIGASYSTEM on December 01, 2019, 05:31:20 PM
Okay Thanks solved, you have to log in or he'll stay black  ;)
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: miker1264 on December 01, 2019, 10:29:04 PM
The new Theme is really nice. But it's too dark for me and it makes it hard to read. So I chose the lighter theme. Thanks for tbe effort.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: magorium on December 03, 2019, 12:52:00 AM
The new theme is really nice and also prevents the shite you have to go through to avoid headaches  :)

There is only one annoyance that i observed.

When i browse the forum with a tablet (portrait mode) the post date is listed in a separate column so that it leaves less room for the message itself (which is then cramped up to the right side of the screen/table). Dumb thing is that it places the same date at the top of the actual message when turning the tablet into landscape mode.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: 4pLaY on December 03, 2019, 01:13:34 AM
The new theme is really nice and also prevents the shite you have to go through to avoid headaches  :)

There is only one annoyance that i observed.

When i browse the forum with a tablet (portrait mode) the post date is listed in a separate column so that it leaves less room for the message itself (which is then cramped up to the right side of the screen/table). Dumb thing is that it places the same date at the top of the actual message when turning the tablet into landscape mode.

I do not own a tablet and as such i have not tested how it looks on one. Feel free to send me a PM with screenshots if you want me to have a look at it.

Not sure how it would look on a Tablet, but if you use Zoom in the browser and set it to 90% instead of 100% it will scale down the design and perhaps make it look better for you.

Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: 4pLaY on December 03, 2019, 01:22:20 AM
The new Theme is really nice. But it's too dark for me and it makes it hard to read. So I chose the lighter theme. Thanks for tbe effort.

 I will, when i have some time again, go over some of the colors for the forum part to make it a bit easier on the eyes.

I will write an update in this thread once i have.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: 4pLaY on December 03, 2019, 02:04:29 AM
I like the new theme. Thanks 4pLaY!

Thanks, I am glad someone liked it  ;-).
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: magorium on December 04, 2019, 02:22:36 AM
I do not own a tablet and as such i have not tested how it looks on one.
In that case it would be very difficult to observe  :)

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Feel free to send me a PM with screenshots if you want me to have a look at it.
I think i got myself blindfolded when posting a pm. I seem to be unable to attach a picture on the pm editing window (other then linking to an external url).

So instead i've posted here below.

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Not sure how it would look on a Tablet, but if you use Zoom in the browser and set it to 90% instead of 100% it will scale down the design and perhaps make it look better for you.
Unfortunately fennec does not allow that for me.

I do have an always user zoom enabled so that it alows me to view a webpage on the size i desire (which is a blessing since most websites/forums have incredible tiny buttons for forward/reverse let alone those sites that believe a human is able to i read a font that is 4 pixels in size because for some unknown reason 4hd full desktop websites scale terrible on a freaking phone - duh  ;D ).

Picture is showing date of the message in the 'middle' column of the table and right alignes the message. I got a landscape screenshot as well (to show it can be viewed correctly) but was not allowed to attach because of size restriction.

In case it matters there seems to be no difference between browser requesting the desktop size webpage vs tablet/phone requested.

thanks in advance for having a look but for me there is no priority (it's only my annoyance) and perhaps it can help the theme designer as well.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: magorium on December 04, 2019, 02:34:26 AM
Is it me or does the new theme not display attachments (whether embedded or not). It does show when logged in though and the original theme did show at least something while the new theme seems to ignore them at all for me.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: AMIGASYSTEM on December 04, 2019, 09:07:52 AM
I still have problems with the view, I changed the color in my profile but when I translate the page with Google translator I get the Black page back.

Unfortunately, when I look at the page I get headaches and I think that I will no longer attend the forum, thanks to the same
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: jacko on December 04, 2019, 10:36:22 AM
I still have problems with the view, I changed the color in my profile but when I translate the page with Google translator I get the Black page back.

Unfortunately, when I look at the page I get headaches and I think that I will no longer attend the forum, thanks to the same

At least here, nobody is keep deleting your news message about MUIMapparium  ;)
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: AMIGASYSTEM on December 04, 2019, 02:23:06 PM
Yes, we've never seen this attitude, no respect for users!
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: miker1264 on December 04, 2019, 02:58:25 PM
I still have problems with the view, I changed the color in my profile but when I translate the page with Google translator I get the Black page back.

Unfortunately, when I look at the page I get headaches and I think that I will no longer attend the forum, thanks to the same

Just go to the top to your profile and change back to the lighter theme. That's what I did.

You can still go back to the original. You aren't forced to use the darker theme.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: AMIGASYSTEM on December 04, 2019, 03:46:33 PM
Yes, but you must log in first, otherwise your profile will not be executed!

Then what important if you try to translate the whole page with "Google Translator" (Fire Fox add-on) the page returns to the skin Black
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: ilBarbax on December 04, 2019, 05:08:28 PM
I also returned to the previous theme being this one badly readable with my eyes. We must keep in consideration the average age of this community, that is not really low.

I like the general lay out. I would suggest to create a second theme with the same lay-out but  with a lighter choose of colors.

Anyway I do appreciate the effort.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: miker1264 on December 04, 2019, 10:43:23 PM
I also returned to the previous theme being this one badly readable with my eyes. We must keep in consideration the average age of this community, that is not really low.

I like the general lay out. I would suggest to create a second theme with the same lay-out but  with a lighter choose of colors.

Anyway I do appreciate the effort.

Maybe Medium Blue and Light Blue as opposed to Dark Blue. But the overall layout is acceptable.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: x-vision on December 04, 2019, 10:51:36 PM
I like the new theme, but the first space to appear should be the latest active threads, that's the most useful info.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: 4pLaY on December 07, 2019, 07:34:16 PM
I like the new theme, but the first space to appear should be the latest active threads, that's the most useful info.

And now you have it.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: x-vision on December 07, 2019, 10:44:04 PM
I see  :D thanks! great job. I'm sure I'm not the only one who wanted it
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: cavemann on December 08, 2019, 12:37:02 AM
Yes, I really like the new recent topics page, with page selection no less :)

The only problem I have is that the default icon is too big and covers some text in Firefox. But the same  icons are ok with chrome, and of course ok with Owb.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: 4pLaY on December 08, 2019, 12:43:43 AM

The only problem I have is that the default icon is too big and covers some text in Firefox. But the same  icons are ok with chrome, and of course ok with Owb.

Please add a screenshot showing me your issue in Firefox.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: cavemann on December 08, 2019, 01:05:39 AM
Sorry 4pLaY that was my problem. Fixed with a Firefox update :)
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: 4pLaY on December 08, 2019, 01:09:21 AM
Sorry 4pLaY that was my problem. Fixed with a Firefox update :)

Good, I started to wonder what it might be i had overlooked  :).
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: trekiej on December 08, 2019, 11:10:13 PM
I like the new Theme.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: miker1264 on December 11, 2019, 03:49:48 PM
Suddenly the older Light Theme now bunches the Latest Posts (main topics) to the left side on mobile devices making it impossible to read what has been posted. It all gets squished into one long thin column. I can barely post on Aros-Exec now!

Please fix the Light Theme for older folks with poor eyesight. The Dark Theme is too dark to read and the Light Theme topics can't be read at all.

If this isn't fixed soon I will stop posting here.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: 4pLaY on December 12, 2019, 01:48:27 AM
Suddenly the older Light Theme now bunches the Latest Posts (main topics) to the left side on mobile devices making it impossible to read what has been posted. It all gets squished into one long thin column. I can barely post on Aros-Exec now!

Please fix the Light Theme for older folks with poor eyesight. The Dark Theme is too dark to read and the Light Theme topics can't be read at all.

If this isn't fixed soon I will stop posting here.

Hello

I appreciate the feedback, thanks for that. I did not know there was any problem with the older theme on mobile devices. I will check it out and try to fix it this coming weekend when I have some spare time.

What I do not appreciate however, then it is snarky comments like this. "If this isn't fixed soon I will stop posting here". If you want to leave, then feel free to do so I am not forcing you to be here.

I have a very limited spare time and I choose to spend a certain amount of that time to keep this webpage around while also paying the cost for it out of my own pocket. I have not been interested in AROS for many years personally, but I keep it online for YOU guys and the last thing I need is negativity.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: miker1264 on December 12, 2019, 03:22:44 PM
Suddenly the older Light Theme now bunches the Latest Posts (main topics) to the left side on mobile devices making it impossible to read what has been posted. It all gets squished into one long thin column. I can barely post on Aros-Exec now!

Please fix the Light Theme for older folks with poor eyesight. The Dark Theme is too dark to read and the Light Theme topics can't be read at all.

If this isn't fixed soon I will stop posting here.

Hello

I appreciate the feedback, thanks for that. I did not know there was any problem with the older theme on mobile devices. I will check it out and try to fix it this coming weekend when I have some spare time.

What I do not appreciate however, then it is snarky comments like this. "If this isn't fixed soon I will stop posting here". If you want to leave, then feel free to do so I am not forcing you to be here.

I have a very limited spare time and I choose to spend a certain amount of that time to keep this webpage around while also paying the cost for it out of my own pocket. I have not been interested in AROS for many years personally, but I keep it online for YOU guys and the last thing I need is negativity.

Sorry if that seemed overly negative but it is very frustrating not being able to read the topics.

I also have very little time to spend programming and helping to improve AROS. I'm currently working on MultiView and Palette Prefs which have serious problems on AROS 68k and 64bit.

If you fix the layout problem soon I'll be back. I have lots of work to do. I'll post results on the Slack Channel as well.

I have verified that the Recent Items appear correctly on my Toshiba Laptop. So the Recent Items only get squished into the far left of the screen on my cell phone. During the day I only use my cell phone to access Aros-Exec. In the evenings I can use my laptop but by then I'm busy programming for AROS as I am doing now. This evening I have enough time to work on MultiView and maybe the 64bit version of the AROS BMP Datatype.

Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: 4pLaY on December 14, 2019, 10:15:26 PM
I have verified that the Recent Items appear correctly on my Toshiba Laptop. So the Recent Items only get squished into the far left of the screen on my cell phone.

It seems to be a problem related to some or all mobile phones. I have not found a good work around for this issue yet. Until I find a solution to the problem I can set your account to use another lighter theme that does not have this issue. Send me a PM if you are interested.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: 4pLaY on August 02, 2020, 02:04:23 AM
New bill coming up in the coming weeks SSL 23.09.2020-23.09.2022 = 31.5463 euros.

If you enjoy this site, consider sending even just 1 euro, everything helps. You can use the Donations link in your upper right corner or just use this link: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/4player


 
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: salvo on August 02, 2020, 06:23:42 PM
ok man :)
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: deadwood on August 03, 2020, 09:07:19 AM
New bill coming up in the coming weeks SSL 23.09.2020-23.09.2022 = 31.5463 euros.

If you enjoy this site, consider sending even just 1 euro, everything helps. You can use the Donations link in your upper right corner or just use this link: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/4player

Do you accept Bitcoin or Monero? Paypal is giving me issues all the time.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: ASiegel on August 03, 2020, 12:27:38 PM
New bill coming up in the coming weeks SSL 23.09.2020-23.09.2022 = 31.5463 euros.

If you enjoy this site, consider sending even just 1 euro, everything helps. You can use the Donations link in your upper right corner or just use this link: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/4player
In 2020, the largest issuer of SSL certificates is called Letsencrypt. They have been offering SSL certificates entirely free of cost for a number of years now.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: aGGreSSor on August 03, 2020, 02:35:26 PM
In 2020, the largest issuer of SSL certificates is called Letsencrypt (https://letsencrypt.org). They have been offering SSL certificates entirely free of cost for a number of years now.

I used Letsencrypt and confirm it works well: Let's Encrypt Has Issued a Billion Certificates (https://letsencrypt.org/2020/02/27/one-billion-certs.html). Easy installation (howto (https://www.linode.com/docs/security/ssl/install-lets-encrypt-to-create-ssl-certificates/)), but take time to study ACME and testing work on cron. This can be useful for basic work if it is related to setting up Linux web-servers.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: 4pLaY on August 03, 2020, 11:23:32 PM
New bill coming up in the coming weeks SSL 23.09.2020-23.09.2022 = 31.5463 euros.

If you enjoy this site, consider sending even just 1 euro, everything helps. You can use the Donations link in your upper right corner or just use this link: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/4player

Do you accept Bitcoin or Monero? Paypal is giving me issues all the time.

I never got into those, so PP is the only thing most people use I have.
Title: Re: New Theme and Donation page.
Post by: 4pLaY on August 03, 2020, 11:25:41 PM
New bill coming up in the coming weeks SSL 23.09.2020-23.09.2022 = 31.5463 euros.

If you enjoy this site, consider sending even just 1 euro, everything helps. You can use the Donations link in your upper right corner or just use this link: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/4player
In 2020, the largest issuer of SSL certificates is called Letsencrypt. They have been offering SSL certificates entirely free of cost for a number of years now.

That might be, not tried any of the free ones, how free are they really? For now I do not have time to digg into new things before this old one expires.