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Author tom322
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#106 | Posted: 14 Nov 2011 16:45 
When you login go gmail in the lower-left corner there should be link to 'Switch to new look' - it just reminds me first and topic pages of miniBB (maybe it's a stretch but they also have these icons - miniBB has colorful, they are more transparent ; ).

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#107 | Posted: 15 Nov 2011 11:19 | Edited by: Paul 
Sorry, but I didn't noticed anything reminding miniBB. Except for the Arial font of approximately the same size, but Arial is used on tons of pages worldwide. So far Gmail have different icons, different colors, different text placement. The ugly black stripe on top is something which definitely doesn't replace the "top green border" of miniBB, and it was introduced to default Google pages long time ago. Not saying Gmail's love to such bullshit "technology" as AJAX, which has blown the whole Internet like a bad virus - well, I feel lucky that Google guys, most possibly, have no even smaller idea about miniBB existence :)

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#108 | Posted: 24 Nov 2011 14:49 | Edited by: Paul 
...so, good bye the good old BB code buttons for miniBB. They were inspired by the old-school versions of visual software, but now we have an era, when each software should have its own licked-out buttons, the buttons, which you have a pleasure to click. Welcome, the even better new buttons! Here's the first version coming on miniBB forums, watch them above message forms. So far I like their touch and will watch them for few days, while making the final adjustments to the final miniBB release.

Author tom322
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#109 | Posted: 29 Nov 2011 19:59 
I like the new buttons, looking nice 3d ;). I wish there was a template or something so that it's easy to do other custom buttons (it would be hard to 'copy' the effect if I wanted to do similar style with other buttons).

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#110 | Posted: 29 Nov 2011 20:46 
Thanks :) I'll consider it.

Most likely I would prefer just to have all possible buttons for miniBB in one package. I rather doubt that buttons will look "in one style", if you apply your own icons, and will try to combine with those I've created. Most likely they will look different. So, for creating a "branding" feeling, you just need to order all customized buttons; as for the free buttons for the add-ons, I will work them out later.

Today, for all members, there is important news: miniBB mobile template is available to test now. If you enter minibb.com/forums from the mobile, you should be automatically forwarded to the mobile version. Also you may click the "Mobile" icon on the right hand of the forums menu, to enter m.minibb.com. Welcome to test and give your thoughts!

Author tom322
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#111 | Posted: 29 Nov 2011 23:47 | Edited by: tom322 
Paul:
Most likely I would prefer just to have all possible buttons for miniBB in one package.

I guess it was done by a good graphic designer..

Regarding mobile - like to test it on iPad or Kindle, but I think it's good ;). Small issue - currently in the new forums dropdown forums that I don't have access to still appear (ie. it seems I can start a new topic in the News forum, but after I click on it, the post form is not present). So I think the script should only list forums a particular user has access to to start a new topic, not all forums.

Also, maybe it would make sense that when user is on a particular forum, like: http://m.minibb.com/news-announcements-9/minibb-is-coming-up-new-colors-version-5761-4.html, then after clicking on 'Full Version' link he would go to the same topic, not to the index page..

Author BeInspired
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#112 | Posted: 30 Nov 2011 06:53 
Paul:
Welcome to test and give your thoughts!

Real good news for us :)

Is it bug: can't starting new topic from main page of mobile version?

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#113 | Posted: 30 Nov 2011 11:47 | Edited by: Paul 
tom322:
currently in the dropdown list of forums that I don't have access to still appear

BeInspired:
can't starting new topic from main page of mobile version?

Thanks for your reports. I think these problems are some way related to each other. You were trying to start a topic in the forum where it's not allowed to do so (it's specified in $poForums). This dropdown combines both starting the topic and going to the forum. I think it's possible to get it around only providing kinf of JavaScript message, i.e. "Access denied", when you try to create a new topic in $poForums. Or - just skip it, 'cause $poForums are set up quite rarely :) I'll take a look later.

tom322:
then after clicking on 'Full Version' link he would go to the same topic, not to the index page

Thanks, but I still think it can wait so far. Switching between forums is not really a game. It doesn't mean you should switch them up and down and watch different topics. It's more about testing process. In real life, you just choose the most proper template and then start to use the forums.

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#114 | Posted: 30 Nov 2011 11:48 
tom322:
I guess it was done by a good graphic designer

No, the buttons were made by me personally :) So any kind of customization may come for the same miniBB support rates.

Author tom322
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#115 | Posted: 30 Nov 2011 18:17 | Edited by: tom322 
Paul:
I'll take a look later.

OK. I'm still not sure how the mobile version works - I just hope it will work correctly with the New Configurable Topic addon too.

Paul:
No, the buttons were made by me personally :)

Good to know. I thought it was really made by a designer, not a programmer ; )

Author Prince
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#116 | Posted: 2 Dec 2011 16:03 
tom322:
Good to know. I thought it was really made by a designer, not a programmer ; )

It looks great and nice... well done Paul! :)

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#117 | Posted: 2 Dec 2011 19:39 
tom322:
I just hope it will work correctly with the New Configurable Topic addon too.

Well, this is not tested at the moment... But I'll think about it.

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#118 | Posted: 2 Dec 2011 19:41 
Prince:
It looks great and nice... well done Paul! :)

OK thanks :)

That's the final touch before releasing the new version. The New miniBB is actually in front of your eyes now.

You can follow this thread from the beginning, to see how easy it looks to develop the open source ;)

Author Prince
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#119 | Posted: 4 Dec 2011 14:08 
So when it will be released?

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#120 | Posted: 5 Dec 2011 12:55 
We're having the last stages of testing. I need to check everything, compile the core, and hope to finish it this week.

The core of miniBB (basic version) will be released to public first.

Then I plan to work out all the add-ons and make them fully compatible with the latest release (now some of them are only partially compatible because of the updated layout/CSS).

Finally, the mobile's version solution will be released. It will come for free.

They are plans for the nearest possible weeks :) I hope to complete it before Christmas and make yet another astonishing SALES action :)

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