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    @AlexW ; will an option for any given article be added at some point to generate a more "printer friendly" view for printing (which would include all pages of a multi-page article)?
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    Whoa! I thought I clicked the wrong bookmark for a second!

    I REALLY like the new look, a lot! I do sort of miss the orange a bit, but I think I'll get used to it.
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    Got some new orange icons coming shortly. Just got a few priorities to straighten out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpacePhoenix View Post
    @AlexW ; will an option for any given article be added at some point to generate a more "printer friendly" view for printing (which would include all pages of a multi-page article)?
    To be 100% honest, we hadn't given a lot of thought to the print version until now. As it happens, the default CSS renders a pretty decent print anyway (IMHO).

    So, it's more likely I'd bring in a print stylesheet, rather than separate print HTML -- I prefer not to have multiple copies of the same content hanging around to get indexed.

    Given that, and looking at the current print preview, I'd be looking to:
    • Reposition the author pic
    • Remove menu button (redundant in print)
    • Remove social components (redundant in print)
    • Rework header


    Anything else?

    Do we have many multipage articles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexW View Post
    Anything else?
    I always like to see URLs displayed in brackets after a link in the print styles. Makes the links meaningful. E.g.

    Code:
    a[href]:after {content:" (" attr(href) ")";}

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    I'm digging the new design and layout. Well done guys.

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    Thanks Bill.

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    I love the new look, it really helps people quickly get into the section they need. But why is the forums link so hidden away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomB View Post
    I love the new look, it really helps people quickly get into the section they need. But why is the forums link so hidden away?
    Mainly just a case of not wanting to tie them together super tightly while we were still working out a lot of the inevitable bugs and tweaks you find in real world use, rather than testing. We're getting comfortable with where both the content site and the forums are now, so we'll be looking to tighten that cross-linking now.
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    Suggestion: add right padding to the 'collapse' div of the categories, otherwise long h2's (such as the description for Programming) will cover that icon.
    screenshot stommepoes.nl/collapse_div.png

    Also Perl spelled PERL is just screaming "we haven't looked at this language since 1994" :P so I suggest a caps change there as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stomme poes View Post
    Suggestion: add right padding to the 'collapse' div of the categories, otherwise long h2's (such as the description for Programming) will cover that icon.
    screenshot stommepoes.nl/collapse_div.png

    Also Perl spelled PERL is just screaming "we haven't looked at this language since 1994" :P so I suggest a caps change there as well.
    Ah - good spotting. Thanks. Sorted.

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    Not sure if this the page to give suggestion, but i think there should be "This solved my problem" checkbox or a tick to close down the topic, in this way a thread is solved and shows in search engines solved which will help people to save time from long posts. And as a reward the person who answered it correctly or fixed the problem will be given points to raise up its level in community.
    p.s just a idea, from a dork user of SP for 6 years!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nofel View Post
    Not sure if this the page to give suggestion, but i think there should be "This solved my problem" checkbox or a tick to close down the topic, in this way a thread is solved and shows in search engines solved which will help people to save time from long posts. And as a reward the person who answered it correctly or fixed the problem will be given points to raise up its level in community.
    p.s just a idea, from a dork user of SP for 6 years!
    Hey there - all ideas are always welcome! I like this one - we've been tossing something similar around in the back room for a while now with no outcome, so you've motivated me to think on it some more. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nofel View Post
    Not sure if this the page to give suggestion, but i think there should be "This solved my problem" checkbox or a tick to close down the topic, in this way a thread is solved and shows in search engines solved which will help people to save time from long posts.
    +1 to this idea - it would be very helpful to have some way of telling if a thread is 'solved' or not.

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    And as a reward the person who answered it correctly or fixed the problem will be given points to raise up its level in community.
    Not sure I agree with this though, as there are often threads where more than one person makes a useful contribution to the discussion, or helps to provide part of the solution, and so choosing who to award the points to would get complicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fretburner View Post
    Not sure I agree with this though, as there are often threads where more than one person makes a useful contribution to the discussion, or helps to provide part of the solution, and so choosing who to award the points to would get complicated.
    There are levels of expertise, like some people might say, "a float is a div float to make it overcome the space", whereas someone more expert will say "float makes it overcome the space, but it take the document out of normal flow", answer of both people are correct but later one gave one more specific reason to lessen the headache (i been there),so the later one will be awarded. just a crazy example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fretburner View Post
    it would be very helpful to have some way of telling if a thread is 'solved' or not.
    You can usually tell by the responses of the OP. On StackOverflow, the OP can identify an answer as the chosen one, but often the answer that gets the big tick, and lots of upvotes, is not the best answer, so it can be misleading. There's no perfect way.

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    Stackoverflow is one failed website that discourages new 'try and error' people a lot.There are different levels of people and level on which they know. people come on forums to ask or clear there mind. not to get low rating on question and get banned. Stackoverflow is the flop site ever! SP all the way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nofel View Post
    Stackoverflow is one failed website that discourages new 'try and error' people a lot.There are different levels of people and level on which they know. people come on forums to ask or clear there mind. not to get low rating on question and get banned. Stackoverflow is the flop site ever! SP all the way!
    I wouldn't call it a flop - I've found StackOverflow to be a very useful source of information when I've come up against problems. What you have to bear in mind is that SO has different aims than a forum such as SPF. They're aiming to find the best answers to specific questions, and they specifically discourage open-ended or vague questions for that reason. As you point out, one of this forums strengths is there's no barrier to participation, and the format allows for more wide-ranging discussion.

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    I thought I'd chime in and say congrats on the new design.

    I have a couple of forum topics set to alert me with new threads so I often bypass the front door when making a visit but I saw the new design a couple of weeks ago and thought: Ok,.. new design... I'll have to check that out later. Well, I took a few moments to give it a quick test drive and I like the new design. The new layout really makes a difference in speed if you're looking up an article topic or looking for a past article to refer to. Well done!

    The only thing I had to hunt for was the link to the forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by awasson View Post

    The only thing I had to hunt for was the link to the forums
    Fixed!

    And thanks for the nice feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK View Post
    Fixed!
    Yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAWK View Post
    Fixed!

    And thanks for the nice feedback.
    Perfect! Thanks.

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    I am new in sitepoint, can you post the screenshot of the old version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfred Jr. View Post
    I am new in sitepoint, can you post the screenshot of the old version?
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    There was so much talk about VB5 failure to organize code in the proper manner. How did you decided to go ahead with VB5? That was probably one of the main concerns. I recently (5 months ago) moved two very large forums from VB4 to Xenforo and IPB. My clients and I decided that VB5 is not and will never be something that we can build from. Had serious problems with IPB movement and URL structure, but we managed to produce nice output at the end. Now we learned that IPB is releasing new version with redesigned core. This means that custom plugins are obsolete.

    BTW I like the speed of VB5 and so far it seems like it is working nicely. Good job. Look is little bit plain, but I am sure you will manage to produce something nice in the next several months.
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