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Posted: April 10, 2008, 1:07 am - IP Logged

I just finished installing a new site update.  I'm trying to push out updates more frequently in order to get the changes out into everyone's hands sooner, rather than building them up and releasing them all at once.

This update has some neat new features and fixes.  As always, you may notice some small things here and there as you navigate around the site.

This update includes:

  • Visual interface improvements to the rating controls
  • Performace improvements
  • Bug fixes
  • A new Preview feature in the Rich Text Editor
  • Upgraded to the latest release of the Rich Text Editor (3.0.6.2)
  • Removed editor toolbar button for preview -- replaced by new Preview feature.  Removed 'cleanup' button from editor toolbar, which was not very useful, since code cleanup happens automatically.  Slightly re-arranged bottom row of buttonsto be a little more clear and logically-ordered.
  • Made improvements to the Simple Codes Editor
  • When entering a forum thread by clicking the small green arrow (which goes directly to the latest post in the thread), the page starts scrolling down to the post much sooner, almost as soon as the page becomes visible.  (Reduced delay.)

 

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    four4me's avatar - gate1
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    Posted: April 10, 2008, 1:29 am - IP Logged

    Thanks boss i noticed that preview feature a Lil while ago and said to myself wow when did that happen, you certainly must have been a very busy guy today.

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      Posted: April 10, 2008, 2:29 am - IP Logged

      Thanks for the update Todd, everything looks good and works great on this end.

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        Posted: April 10, 2008, 2:51 am - IP Logged

        Thanks boss i noticed that preview feature a Lil while ago and said to myself wow when did that happen, you certainly must have been a very busy guy today.

        The thing that has really kept me busy is that so many of the changes I've been making lately affect many (or all) parts of the site, so it becomes very difficult to choose a point where I can consider cutting off more development and doing an update.  And even then, making sure the changes haven't broken some other part of the site is very hard.

        I'm happy that I've finally been able to move all the editors used throughout the site to the same version.  That means I can upgrade to the latest release much more often, just like I did tonight.  This new version of the Rich Text Editor (3.0.6.2) is very good, and works really well with all the big browsers (IE, Firefox, Opera, and Safari).

        I have wanted to build that preview feature for a long time -- a few years in fact.  Users of the Simple Codes editor have been using something very similar to it for a long time, but for Rich Text users we only had that toolbar button, which was pretty bad.

         

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          Posted: April 10, 2008, 2:52 am - IP Logged

          Thanks for the update Todd, everything looks good and works great on this end.

          Awesome, thanks for letting me know!  Please let me know if you find a bug someplace.

           

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            Posted: April 10, 2008, 4:02 am - IP Logged

            Thanks for taking the time to update and continually improve upon the site. Nice job as always! Cheers

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              Posted: April 10, 2008, 7:24 am - IP Logged

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                Posted: April 10, 2008, 7:45 am - IP Logged

                Thanks for the updates Todd... I like the preview button and bubble for the star system...cool!

                I did notice now that when I try and post a reply to a thread, I first get a message reading:  Object of type 'system string' cannot be converted to type 'system.boolean'.   I click OK, and it doesn't seem to prevent me from posting.  Any idea what that might be?

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                  Posted: April 10, 2008, 8:43 am - IP Logged

                  Thanks for the updates Todd... I like the preview button and bubble for the star system...cool!

                  I did notice now that when I try and post a reply to a thread, I first get a message reading:  Object of type 'system string' cannot be converted to type 'system.boolean'.   I click OK, and it doesn't seem to prevent me from posting.  Any idea what that might be?

                  It sounds like a script error.  I'll keep an eye out for it, but if you see it again, please let me know exactly where you saw it (link).  Thanks.

                   

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                    Posted: April 10, 2008, 9:31 am - IP Logged

                    Thanks Todd...love the preview! Hurray!

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                      Posted: April 10, 2008, 9:40 am - IP Logged

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                        Posted: April 10, 2008, 9:52 am - IP Logged

                        It sounds like a script error.  I'll keep an eye out for it, but if you see it again, please let me know exactly where you saw it (link).  Thanks.

                        Thanks Todd..!  I'll keep an eye out for it as well.  It happened 3 or 4 times in various threads. My first post to this thread showed the message, but post I'm typing right now did not..!    Did you fix something? LOL

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                          Thanks Todd..!  I'll keep an eye out for it as well.  It happened 3 or 4 times in various threads. My first post to this thread showed the message, but post I'm typing right now did not..!    Did you fix something? LOL

                          No, I did not fix something.  There are some glitches and I am looking for them.  Feel free to send me a PM if you find one.  Thanks.

                           

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                            Posted: April 10, 2008, 11:07 am - IP Logged

                            Thanks Todd, you are always making improvements.

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                              Posted: April 10, 2008, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                              Thanks Todd. 

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