evileeyore
 member, 211 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Sat 31 Aug 2019
at 17:07
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
evileeyore:
YAY!  The RPoL Classic dark theme is on the responsive site!  I might switch over to exclusively now.

Okay, never mind.  It was a weird blip and is gone again.
jase
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Sun 1 Sep 2019
at 04:10
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
I've made the "dark red" theme available again (it's halfway between black and dark red really).  Let me know if anything messes up (again...).
LonePaladin
 member, 852 posts
 Creator of HeroForge
Sun 1 Sep 2019
at 04:40
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
It only shows that color scheme while in the Preferences page. As soon as you go elsewhere it reverts to the White scheme.
jase
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Sun 1 Sep 2019
at 07:54
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
I think you'll find any page with a ".cgi" file gives you dark red, the others with ".php" are giving you white.

That'll be due to cookies being handled in a different order in Perl vs PHP.  In Perl the "r.rpol.net" cookies are used if both exist, with PHP it's using "rpol.net" cookies if both exist.

Solution is to log out of rpol.net and www.rpol.net.  If it still doesn't work then you'll need to get your browser to delete all *rpol.net cookies.
MelJill
 member, 31 posts
Sun 1 Sep 2019
at 12:54
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
Finally got the dark theme to work (hurray!) but even with the box checked, it is not suppressing the colors in games.

I really loathe (read: hate with the fire of a million burning suns) colorization on speech (usual usage I've seen).  I don't mind the orange for the private lines and such as I've gotten used to it, but I despise the use of colored text for speech.  I've been suppressing that option, so had used the box in setting preferences on this responsive site, but the colorized text is still there in game threads.
jase
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Sun 1 Sep 2019
at 14:43
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
Ah yes, will pop that in tomorrow.
Elohvey
 member, 90 posts
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Sun 1 Sep 2019
at 16:52
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
I was trying to play with the dark red theme, but cannot figure out what the icon for the new messages is called. I want to change the color of that, so it pops up red instead of grey on a dark black background. As it is, I cannot see it while it's grey. Wanted to change it red, or white if possible. What is it called though?

edit: also wanted to do the same with the notices and closed thread icons too. If possible.

This message was last edited by the user at 16:53, Sun 01 Sept 2019.

SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 135 posts
Sun 1 Sep 2019
at 18:30
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
In reply to Elohvey (msg # 36):

There's no option to adjust those. Jase is aware of the issue and already said that he would either make the icons full-color so they show on everything (like they do on the current site), or put in a lighter option that kicks in on darker background colors.

Edit: Dieroller options are also not in yet, as best I can tell.

This message was last edited by the user at 18:32, Sun 01 Sept 2019.

jase
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Mon 2 Sep 2019
at 13:18
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
If you update your custom theme and disable colours you should find it now does what it says it'll do!
MelJill
 member, 32 posts
Mon 2 Sep 2019
at 15:16
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
It worked.  Thank you so much!
Ski-Bird
 subscriber, 38 posts
Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 00:32
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
Discovered a minor oversight.

When on a game's Private Messages page, the side menu titled, This Game, lists 'Post Private Message' twice.

Loving the new responsive site.  Checking in from a phone is tons easier now.  Just about the only thing I cannot do from my iPhone is anything requiring a mouseover.  So far, though, it looks like the mouseover functions are minimal (basically just the Last Login / Last Post info contained within The Cast).
Imladir
 member, 14 posts
Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 00:37
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
You just need to "click" on the line to have it displayed / hidden.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 137 posts
Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 00:50
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
Ski-Bird:
When on a game's Private Messages page, the side menu titled, This Game, lists 'Post Private Message' twice.

Speaking of Private Messages, since this appears to have been fixed, could we get a link to the Private Messages in the 'This Game' section, when in the Cast List? Cast List and Game Map don't have that option in their 'This Game' box, but every other place does.
Ski-Bird
 subscriber, 39 posts
Tue 3 Sep 2019
at 00:55
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc

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accident
 member, 2 posts
Wed 4 Sep 2019
at 17:50
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
As someone who plays primarily on mobile, I absolutely love the responsive layout.  Thanks for all your hard work, jase!

Feature request (which would perhaps meet some others): export and import custom themes.  I wouldn't expect to be able to manage a ton of themes on the server itself, but being able to save and reload themes would be helpful.  And allow us to share them more easily.

In addition, when tweaking themes, it looks like the "page background" color controls the color for both the page background and text entry boxes.  Any chance we can separate those?  I'd prefer to eliminate the huge white splash in the background, but would like the text boxes to remain a white background.

And I'll +1 the selectability of the separator.  I prefer the new swirl, but generally go for a minimalist thing.

No pressure either way--mainly posted to say thanks and great work!
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 138 posts
Wed 4 Sep 2019
at 19:31
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
accident:
And I'll +1 the selectability of the separator.

Likewise a +1 here. I hadn't thought I would really need that, since the squiggle looked so awesome (and new to me, as my live theme doesn't use it), but now that I'm seeing things without the squiggle, I want it back. :(
Egleris
 member, 175 posts
Wed 4 Sep 2019
at 19:49
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc

So, it seems to me that, in this new phone-based version of the site, the game threads have this very small (really, just barely legible to me, and I'm using a PC screen and 125% zoom) section after the thread's name, which is under the "Thread Details" header, that contains all of the useful information about the thread (last person who replied, time and date of last reply, number of current posts in the thread). I find that jumbled and confusing, whereas the current layout is quick, intuitive, and one of the things that speeds up my use of the site.

Thus, is there anyway that those information can be presented in a more streamlined and visible fashion, more akin to the old version? I've exactly zero understanding of coding, programming or anything related, and thus don't know if it's even possible or not, but as far as I'm concerned, if that information remained condensed in that manner it'd be a big reduction in ease of use of the site.
Ski-Bird
 subscriber, 42 posts
Fri 6 Sep 2019
at 05:23
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
I have a question for the group regarding custom themes.

Can someone tell me which menu the 'You have a new rMail' message belongs to?  I'd like to set it to a color that stands out a bit more than the dark gray I have set it to.
horus
 member, 879 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Fri 6 Sep 2019
at 06:24
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
Send me an rmail and I'll try to help you out, or does rmail just highlight the button on
the "| Home | Jump | Chat | rMail | rPoll | FAQs| Help |" bar?
Ski-Bird
 subscriber, 43 posts
Fri 6 Sep 2019
at 14:37
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
Thanks, Horus. Message away!

When an rMail is waiting to be read, a new side menu pops up on the right side, above the 'Main Menu' and 'Your Account' side menus.
horus
 member, 881 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Fri 6 Sep 2019
at 16:58
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
Ski-Bird:
Thanks, Horus. Message away!

When an rMail is waiting to be read, a new side menu pops up on the right side, above the 'Main Menu' and 'Your Account' side menus.


The background for this is:  side menu 1 notification section background.
There is also a hover color:  side menu 1 notification section hover
It appears to use the same text color as:  side menu text.

Thanks.  I originally had my rMail notification set to a truly abominable combination of colors...
jase
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Sat 7 Sep 2019
at 06:34
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
Have removed the extra post private message and make the menus a bit more consistent.  Probably still more to do!


Egleris:
game threads have this very small (really, just barely legible to me, and I'm using a PC screen and 125% zoom) section after the thread's name, which is under the "Thread Details" header

If you've got a column for "Thread Title" and another for "Thread Details" then it sounds like you've turned on the option in your browser to show the desktop site/desktop version.

Other big clue is if the menu bar is still on the right.  It should be shrunk up the top.

Turn off that option and you'll see a completely different (and much more usable!) layout.
Skald
 moderator, 877 posts
 Whatever it is,
 I'm against it
Sat 7 Sep 2019
at 13:15
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
This covers changing the force desktop view setting on your mobile device for iOS, Chrome and Internet Explorer:

https://www.howtogeek.com/1769...bsite-on-your-phone/

And here for Firefox:

https://support.mozilla.org/en...view-firefox-android
Ski-Bird
 subscriber, 44 posts
Sun 8 Sep 2019
at 21:29
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
Discovered a minor oversight.

On the responsive site, when trying to configure a game's die roller, the 'set as default' button is missing.
Ileana
 supporter, 25 posts
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Mon 9 Sep 2019
at 09:00
Re: Responsive site - appearance, layout, aesthetics etc
First off I would like to thank Jase and the crew for their constant work on the site and the efforts that go into it, I really appreciate it :)

I've tried the responsive site and it takes a bit to get used to. Is it meant especially for mobile use?

Using the laptop to access the site, the new dice roller layout is a bit wide spread, so it needs scrolling to reach all the necessary fields and boxes. This is probably beneficial to phone or tablet users, but a more compact layout would be favourable for a bigger screen (ie. laptop).

Thank you for considering my input :)