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Offline klumy

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Better Layout of NEW TOPIC window
« on: November 26, 2007, 04:42:27 PM »
Here is a small screenshot from Yabb New Topic Window.

It has some nifty features like:

- Live preview
- more Smilies function
- better color selection

is it possible to aplly some of this ideas to SMF?





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Re: Better Layout of NEW TOPIC window
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2007, 05:49:40 PM »
mmm sounds pretty good..


Color Select - That would have some use
Smiley selection - I don't think thats much of a problem
Live Preview - Theres nothing wrong with the current preview but I like the fact that its live
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Re: Better Layout of NEW TOPIC window
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007, 01:38:12 PM »
The closest thing to live preview would be the Wyiwyg

A full live preview would kill most servers.
Thats because your constantly hammering php to parse the bbc again and again and again.

Even with only a couple of people writing topics at once, thats equivalent to a ddos attack.

As for color, theres my colorbar.  Theres a color wheel thing I've also been trying to integrate into smf for a while now.

More Smilies, to an expanded version would be nice.  Having them written this way would improve page loading.
(Smilies slow the post pages down quite considerably, thats why I removed them from my Advanced Q.R)
But not as a standard window popup.  a) they get blocked by popup blockers, b) they are annoying.

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Re: Better Layout of NEW TOPIC window
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007, 02:18:57 PM »
At work right now and they block imageshack so I can't respond to the image.

Color Select - I assume the text is colored to match the color?  If so then yeah I can agree that'd be useful.

Live Preview - I think it is better to use WYSIWYG or preview as needed.

More Smilies, to an expanded version would be nice.  Having them written this way would improve page loading.

What about using the toggle object to hide them until requested?  If so where would on the page would you put it?


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Re: Better Layout of NEW TOPIC window
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2007, 02:50:52 PM »
This is what I was trying to integrate into smf.

MooRainbow. See the examples.

http://moorainbow.woolly-sheep.net/

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Re: Better Layout of NEW TOPIC window
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2007, 04:10:22 PM »
At work right now and they block imageshack so I can't respond to the image.

Color Select - I assume the text is colored to match the color?  If so then yeah I can agree that'd be useful.

Live Preview - I think it is better to use WYSIWYG or preview as needed.

More Smilies, to an expanded version would be nice.  Having them written this way would improve page loading.

What about using the toggle object to hide them until requested?  If so where would on the page would you put it?


This is what I was trying to integrate into smf.

MooRainbow. See the examples.

http://moorainbow.woolly-sheep.net/

Yeah I was thinking something like color boxes that you select. (ie you click a 1 color code button and a popup appears with boxes of the colors)
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Re: Better Layout of NEW TOPIC window
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2007, 04:03:39 PM »


yeah this would be also a really good alternative  :)