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SimplePortal vs TinyPortal - Which do you PREFER?

Started by Douggy, July 29, 2009, 05:30:01 PM

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Which do you prefer?

SimplePortal
226 (48.7%)
TinyPortal
135 (29.1%)
Other/Neither
103 (22.2%)

Total Members Voted: 452

dimdom

In the form of an html editor, not depended from the SMF forum structure, no, I dont think so. At least one month ago that I ve tested SP, there was no such feature...

[SiNaN]

If you mean custom pages/actions -since TP uses articles to achieve this- SP 2.3 has that as Custom Pages feature, which allows you to create BBC, HTML and PHP pages on ?page={page_name|page_id}. If you really mean articles; at the time I coded SP 2.0, I didn't see a need for separate articles since they would have existed in forum, which will have comments and poll stuff already there. It will probably have forum-independent articles in the next major release though.

BTW, your front page looks cool really. Good work with that.
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dimdom

QuoteIt will probably have forum-independent articles in the next major release though.

That will make it a fully functional portal system.


Glad you like my site. :)

bloc

Quote from: dimdom on October 30, 2009, 07:44:40 AM
You can not compare these two portals. Tiny Portal has options that Simple Portal hasnt (yet). I am talking about the CMS part of these portals that means articles.

I do like the modern and refreshing look of simple portal but I rely on the depth of functions and different configurations that TP provides.

I dont like that it is still beta and not compatible with the new SMF beta.

I dont like that you can not upgrade to the newest version through an easy way (talking about TP now).


As an overall I would like to have the TP machine with the look of SP.

And a big plus to SP for their beautiful shoutbox. :)

Looks depends on the theme really, SP.net has a beautiful theme by dzinerStudio, theres no doubt about that. As your own theme too of course. :)

Mick.

I use both TP & SP in several of my websites.   Im a TP man ;D

dkharp

I have used TP Since day one. The support has been second to none. They encourage users to get
involved and have always been nice. Bloc and Ichbin don't have the big head asshole mentality that I hate to say have seen here at times toward newbies.

There is nothing that TP cant do that any other portal system does. I have even a drop down
site map with a little java script that had nothing to do with TP. However, thanks to there help it's up. I asked the same question over here and over at  ####. I got no reply what so ever on the drop down left side site map I have. www.36thid.com

I  really like SMF and words can not express thank you enough for  the hard work over here. I proudly display SMF credits on the bottom of my forum.

Not once have I ever been pressured to donate. Not once have I ever not had a post go unanswered over there.


Being that the portal mods are free along with SMF they are all good.  ;D

Eliana Tamerin

Just a question dkharp, have you tried any other portal systems? I can see what you're saying, but this isn't really a place for pure reviews, it's more of a comparison. And thus my question, do you have any other portal experience to compare it to?
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dkharp

December 03, 2009, 01:07:23 PM #187 Last Edit: December 03, 2009, 01:11:03 PM by dkharp
Sure I have Eliana Tamerin. When I first started using SMF I was using SP based upon mod stats. I really liked the way you can integrate Sp with a html based website out of box or use it as a complete standalone functioning website to give it that perfected matching look but TP can too..........and you can do the same with TP by pointing your home button to an external link


and


In the end, I had to learn by way of lots of coffee and missed episodes of HOUSE.. :-[  The First thing and most important thing is articles and article layout ability. Your side blocks and such get second and or even third look. Other than that they both are compatible with each other far as functions and the ability to manipulate with php code,html...  for blocks. As with any other php base system.

O' and yes TP does have a built in Shout Box and has for sometime.

TP is my choice.  But as I said they are both good.





L'AltroWeb

December 27, 2009, 09:58:19 AM #188 Last Edit: December 27, 2009, 10:28:45 AM by Dark-Wolf
I use tinyportal in my site and i like it (especially for download area).
I've test also portamx (great portal but a.t.m. isn't present a real download area) and simpleportal but after a request to delete my account (http://simpleportal.net/index.php?topic=576.msg17273#msg17273) from their site (rejected without any valid reason) i don't want never more use it.
IMHO, tinyportal, is the plus complete smf mod portal (only one problem: require theme customization).

.Vapor

They are both great additions but i have been using Simpleportal...since tp isnt updated as much.

z_dane

From the previous owner of my site, we use tp but when i take over i tried ezportal , sp & tp. At the end my conclusion sm is the best.

ezportal - easiest but bad looking
tp - most power but complicated
sp - easier then tp plus faster & beautiful then tp

robbie93

smf curve in my opinion has made the portal system useless,  if you use left and right blocks on the curve theme the forum is soooo skinny it looks ridiculous and changing the width of the blocks makes no difference at all.

Gurbet_42

Quote from: robbie93 on January 24, 2010, 06:00:49 PM
smf curve in my opinion has made the portal system useless,  if you use left and right blocks on the curve theme the forum is soooo skinny it looks ridiculous and changing the width of the blocks makes no difference at all.

Are not agree with you, seems Curve and Simple Portal is beautiful.Look at my website  here

robbie93

Your site looks beautiful Gurbet_1907 well done  ;D but i noticed that you don't have the left and right blocks active on your board index itself,  which is what i was talking about,  if you have these enabled on the board index it makes it look skinny - to skinny and not good at all,  you have them enabled on the home page but not the forum...   

IchBin™

Well that is simple enough to change the width of Curve to solve that robbie93.
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robbie93

how would you do that IchBin? do you mean make the width of the forum %100?

Mick.

Quote from: robbie93 on January 25, 2010, 01:26:42 PM
how would you do that IchBin? do you mean make the width of the forum %100?

Either that in admin, "Current Theme"  or if you want to get rid of the "Blue" on the sides of the forum,

In the .css file  find:

/* Set a fontsize that will look the same in all browsers. */
body
{
background: #E9EEF2 url(../images/theme/backdrop.png) repeat-x;
font: 78%/130% verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;
margin: 0 auto;
padding: 15px 5%;
}


and change  5px to   0px or 1px.

robbie93

Do you mean style.css Blue?  8) okies... I will try....  8) ( dont think that code is in there though )

Mick.

Quote from: robbie93 on January 26, 2010, 11:07:54 PM
Do you mean style.css Blue?  8) okies... I will try....  8) ( dont think that code is in there though )

Yes, at the very top.   That will minimize the "blue" back ground on the sides of the website in your default theme.   Press F5 after done to refresh the page.

Mick.

Quote from: robbie93 on January 26, 2010, 11:07:54 PM
Do you mean style.css Blue?  8) okies... I will try....  8) ( dont think that code is in there though )

Are you using RC2?

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