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Postby socheat on Wed Dec 31, 1969 10:46 pm

As you can see, we've upgraded our forums to phpBB version 2. I really have to hand it to them, not only does the new version look great, they really put a lot of effort into their installation and upgrade scripts to make upgrading very easy. As far as we can tell, everything seems to be working again. There will be a seperate topic for any bugs you guys may find. This topic, however, is only for comments and impressions on the new release. Enjoy! :)

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Postby Han on Wed Dec 31, 1969 10:46 pm

Cool, finally a new forum look! :D

I'm running at 1024x768 and I think fonts are rather small.

Wow, I've joined the forum before I was born. Fascinating. :-?
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Postby eFrisky on Wed Dec 31, 1969 10:46 pm

Nice!

Looks like it's upgrade time for some other people too. now. :)
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Postby Ian on Wed Dec 31, 1969 10:46 pm

Han you need new glasses. :o


I do like the new forum. Lots of new features too. Just need to make it look like the old one and fix the date/time problems.
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Postby Han on Wed Dec 31, 1969 10:46 pm

Hmm, my right eye is really getting worse, but you should definitely enlarge the fonts a little bit. Check out the Burning Issues forum. That's the look I really like. A real pleasure to your eyes. 8)
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Postby dimitri on Wed Dec 31, 1969 10:46 pm

Nice! 8) :)
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Postby Joshm74 on Wed Dec 31, 1969 10:46 pm

Ultra Cool!! This has to be the best looking forum I have been to thus far!
Top work guys - we really appreciate the efforts you have put in to make the experience more pleasant for us...chyarz!
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Postby Matt on Wed Dec 31, 1969 10:47 pm

I'm not sure why quite a few people are having problems with fonts on the forum. What webbrowser are you fella's using? IE5/IE6 works fine so far. I haven't tried it with Mozilla in Linux yet.
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Postby Han on Wed Dec 31, 1969 10:47 pm

The only problem I have is that default font size, i.e. Normal size (12 pt) is rather small and as such difficult to read. In the Reply message window fonts are super small. :cry: Please, we do not have 34" monitors. My browser is IE 6.0.
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Postby Matt on Wed Dec 31, 1969 10:47 pm

Weird thing is, I'm using the same point size, and nothing has changed for me between the two forum styles. We'll have to check into it.
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Postby socheat on Wed Dec 31, 1969 10:47 pm

Matt, Han, what size monitors do you have? 1024 on a 15" or even 1600 on a 17" is going to be tiny no matter what.

This is a very strange problem. I've got a 14" laptop @ 800 and @ 1024, 17" @ 1024 and @ 1280, and a 19" at all resolutions between 800 and 1600x1200 in Windows and Linux (Netscape 4.0 & 4.7, IE 5, 5.5, 6, Mozilla 0.9.7, and Galeon) and all have displayed fine for me. Granted the 1600x1200 is going to have small text, and granted what is fine for me could be huge for someone else or impossible to read for others.

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Postby Matt on Wed Dec 31, 1969 10:47 pm

I run 1024x768 on a 17" at work and 16x12" on a 21" at home as well as 1280x1024 on a 18.1" lcd and all look acceptible to me
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Postby Han on Wed Dec 31, 1969 10:48 pm

I have the same as Matt, 1024x768 @ 17". It's not that text is not readable, it's just smaller than it was in the older forum and definitely smaller than in the other CDR forums. I have already mentioned one. Please, check it out and compare the look and font size. Thank you.
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Postby Matt on Wed Dec 31, 1969 10:52 pm

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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" size="2">
That's what CDRInfo's forum's html looks like, our's shows -2. I don't recall off the top of my head what that is but they specified. They specify what fonts to use where this one does not, so maybe its your default font that is smaller than the verdana font? We'll have to get socheat to look further into this since he's the one doing the upgrades.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

(possibly a stupid newbie question)
why can't i change the font size with my browser (ie6) ?
whatever setting i choose (smallest, small etc.) the font size stays fixed.
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Postby dimitri on Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers ;)

Some web designers specify a fixed size. No problemos!
Go to "Internet Options", "Accesability" and tag the box: "Ignore font sizes specified on Web Pages".

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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:02 am

hi dimitri.
thanks!
(i'm not really new to computers, but didn't know about that one! ashamed, actually :-? )

liked that "no stupid questions, only stupid answers".
epsecially as i am a lecturer, teach mathematics in university, college.

btw, liked your site http://home.hetnet.nl/~graciagt/ltd163.htm plus lots of your posts all over the forum :wink:

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Postby dimitri on Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:03 am

You're welcome I'm sure Dodecahedron!

Nice to be able to be helpful, even nicer to be acknowleged for it :D

As for being ashamed, maybe the makers of IE should be, for not making their GUI friendlier. But as my grandma, bless her soul, used to say: "Only criminals have reasons to be ashamed"
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Postby cfitz on Tue Jun 24, 2003 4:37 pm

Matt wrote:I run 1024x768 on a 17" at work and 16x12" on a 21" at home as well as 1280x1024 on a 18.1" lcd and all look acceptible to me

:o I'm not having any trouble with fonts either. They look fine to me.


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Sorry Matt, just yanking your chain by resurrecting a long dead topic... :wink: :D 8)

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Postby Kennyshin on Sat Jun 28, 2003 2:53 pm

cfitz wrote:
Matt wrote:I run 1024x768 on a 17" at work and 16x12" on a 21" at home as well as 1280x1024 on a 18.1" lcd and all look acceptible to me

:o I'm not having any trouble with fonts either. They look fine to me.


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Sorry Matt, just yanking your chain by resurrecting a long dead topic... :wink: :D 8)

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