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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2009, 10:49:09 PM »
They'd call that "bloat" and the devs hate bloat. Really editing css isn't hard at all once you get the hang of it, and that doesn't take long. You could request a mod to do this I suppose but really most people don't do a lot of it. It's more of interest to designers, and if you're doing a lot of design work you really do need to learn at least some coding.

Like I said, local hosts (server on your desktop for testing) are great.

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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #41 on: January 30, 2009, 10:53:12 PM »
Yeah, I've tried doing Joomla on MAMP but the thing is I don't think in CSS yet, and get a block when I get Firebug open to code. Also, while I would probably appreciate it as a "newbie designer", I'm talking about theme editing for the very technically challenged that just used Fantastico to install SMF, let alone playing with individual files.
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #42 on: January 30, 2009, 11:04:49 PM »
Hmmm. I find Firebug rather intractable myself and rarely if ever use it. I do most things in Notepad++ and FF Web Developer. The thing I like about the local host is that transferring images and files is so quick and easy.

Anyway yes, you could add umpteen features to make editing mindless but it isn't going to happen with SMF. There are plenty of custom themes around and minor changes really aren't hard. Even complete beginners manage them fairly well as long as they get a bit of advice.

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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2009, 11:07:59 PM »
OK.... I see your point.

Also, I meant Web Dev... the CSS editor rocks (apart from omitting background images). Also the find DIV / block elements etc... it's all good.

While learning Joomla or CSS on Lynda.com, they constantly RAVE about Firefox's Web Dev.
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2009, 12:05:25 PM »


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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2009, 05:25:24 PM »
Yep, it's all good. However, on a tangent thread I just asked if there was a phpbb3 to SMF2 RC1 converter being developed. Imagine all those phpbb3 guys getting fed up with copying code into strange boxes when they could just upload a package with the package manager. Imagine them hearing that RC1 was out! Imagine them rushing over here and finding a converter ready to rock and roll. That's what I'm talking about! 8)

(Anyway, it's a bit off this thread topic so if you have a comment please answer at link above).

Did I ask if WYSIWYG posting will be a part of RC1? :-\  Some of my newbie board members can't seem to get their heads around the "preview" function and would like to WYSIWYG... it kind of gets me thinking of mybb which has WYSIWYG (but no where near as large a community support, or even Fantastico support for that matter).

Anyone see this comparison at forum matrix before?
http://www.forummatrix.org/compare/MyBB+SMF
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #46 on: January 31, 2009, 05:32:27 PM »
WYSIWYG has been part of Beta 4 so yeah it's in RC1.

I've seen forum matrix's comparison before :)
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #47 on: January 31, 2009, 05:39:28 PM »
WYSIWYG has been part of Beta 4 so yeah it's in RC1.

I've seen forum matrix's comparison before :)
Its been there since before Beta1 too. :P
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #48 on: January 31, 2009, 09:43:30 PM »
<<< The thing I like about the local host is that transferring images and files is so quick and easy.

Anyway yes, you could add umpteen features to make editing mindless but it isn't going to happen with SMF. There are plenty of custom themes around and minor changes really aren't hard. Even complete beginners manage them fairly well as long as they get a bit of advice.

I can attest to the truth of this. I had never touched CSS or PHP before about a week ago and I have been able to do some reasonably significant manual tweaking. This http://gregnmary.gotdns.com:8080 started out as Arron's Bright Forest theme and I, as an absolute noob was able to fumble through getting it to look and act how my wife wanted though it's still a work in progress.

What he's saying is exactly how I've been doing it. Keep backups of the files and if I blow anything up I just copy the old one back and play some more.

BTW, I'm using KATE on the same Linux box the forum is running on.
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #49 on: January 31, 2009, 09:50:28 PM »
WYSIWYG has been part of Beta 4 so yeah it's in RC1.

I've seen forum matrix's comparison before :)
Its been there since before Beta1 too. :P

Wow there was a beta 1? ;D
I came in at 3, then 3.1 :P

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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2009, 10:25:06 PM »
Fact: SMF Betas start at random numbers.
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #51 on: January 31, 2009, 10:31:33 PM »
Not true.  There's always been a beta 1 and 2.  Beta 1 and 2 of SMF 2.0 were only available to charter members
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #52 on: January 31, 2009, 10:44:34 PM »
sorry, forgot the </sarcasm> ;) I've been a CM since 2007 :P
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #53 on: February 01, 2009, 12:15:55 AM »
Fact: SMF Betas start at random numbers.

I knew it!!

Not true.  There's always been a beta 1 and 2.  Beta 1 and 2 of SMF 2.0 were only available to charter members

Suuuuurrree!!! ;)
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #54 on: February 01, 2009, 01:43:51 AM »
Is WYSIWYG core or a plug in? It seems that the moment people start developing a theme in a new release, plug-ins start playing up. :(
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #55 on: February 01, 2009, 01:50:06 AM »
Core.

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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #56 on: February 01, 2009, 01:58:55 AM »
Wikid!  ;D

Lastly, how hard would it be for me to "theme" the Notify button to "subscribe / unsubscribe" toggle? What would that involve? Some php? (Starts biting nails....  :'( )

Do support staff do stuff like this for Charter Members?  :-*
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2009, 03:43:49 AM »
Changing the text strings is easy...admin interface for it in 2.0 too.
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #58 on: February 01, 2009, 06:44:20 PM »
Sweetness... I can't wait. I'm PUMPED! Lol.

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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #59 on: February 02, 2009, 03:01:20 PM »
Rise up ;)
Can wait..