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1 Menu Replacement on Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:14 pm

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I'm going to work on a replacement to the current menu. Not sure how it'll work out, but we'll see. It may mean I break the template, but what has been done so far isn't difficult to redo if need be.

-sl

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2 Re: Menu Replacement on Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:58 pm

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New menu partially in place. Most difficult parts will be getting the links to display a different colour, change the font size back. I may open a support topic on the site I got the tutorial to do this from, see if they can help at all.

The other difficult part will be getting things like "log-in" and register to display at the right times... I know you guys did that on the SM portal so maybe you or K could help with that. Smile

If it doesn't work out we can switch to the default. I thought this would be good because of the drop down menus.

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3 Re: Menu Replacement on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:02 pm

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If need be and we can't get this working soon, we could in theory do this after we launch the remodel. Do everything else then come back to this.

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4 Re: Menu Replacement on Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:41 pm

As far as the log-in and register links, those were on the portal. It was very easy to set that up. (We actually had two widgets. One only showed for guest users, and the other one only showed for registered users. )

The menu does look nice, though. I like the drop down menus. Especially since it gets very crowded with the SM2 layout and all of the links, it's really a great cleanup.

The one thing is that the forumotion ads are showing up in an odd place. Here is an image of it: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/94947057/oddbug.jpg

EDIT: LOL I printed the screen mid-way through my post Razz

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5 Re: Menu Replacement on Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:38 pm

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Oh lovely... I have a feeling that'll require a redo as far as the remplate goes. Nothing major, just copy and paste to the template. I have adblock so I don't notice that.

I'll look into it!

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6 Re: Menu Replacement on Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:45 pm

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I haven't fixed the menu yet, but did add the filecave links in. xD

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7 Re: Menu Replacement on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:26 pm

I know how that goes. It took me about two days to get the rating to display on the filecave Razz

Gotta love coding Razz

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8 Re: Menu Replacement on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:17 am

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NO progress on the fixing front, but I opened a support topic. Hopefully they have a solution. I wouldn't want to have to go back to other menu. Razz

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9 Re: Menu Replacement on Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:22 am

I think that even without all of the custom CSS, the theme still looked pretty good. If we can get the tabs on the bottom, the search bar to look right, and the wider page, that's probably all that we'll need to do there.

Had any luck yet with that support forum? Razz

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10 Re: Menu Replacement on Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:06 pm

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Hmm, my reply here seems to have vanished. Figures.

Yea, I think so too. But I'd really like to do the CSS editing since it is such a popular theme on FM, give it a different look. The menu could always come later. We do have the power to remove useless menu items (including memberlist, search, etc.) with code... yay! Razz But the tabs and cusotm search are a must. Something else I'd like to do is replace the "new" "no new" post icons, the current ones are not the greatest. Razz

One last thing: Any timeline yet? The days I can help out or pretty selective over the next while. Razz

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11 Re: Menu Replacement on Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:15 pm

Having new icons would be a help, LOL :p

As far as the timeline, I think we should give another week in terms of general prep, then launch the project full swing as soon as you and I are both available.

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12 Re: Menu Replacement on Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:14 pm

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Sounds good!

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13 Re: Menu Replacement on Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:54 pm

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Yay, menu fixed! Only thing left to figure out is log in/register/log out. Smile

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14 Re: Menu Replacement on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:37 pm

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May have gifured out how to make seperate menus for guests and users. It would mean coding 2 menus, but meh. Mostly just copy/pasting. I will let you know how it goes, prob work on it Sunday/Saturday. Very Happy

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15 Re: Menu Replacement on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:09 pm

I don't really mind coding two separate menus. We had to do that with the portal widget at SM2 already, so I think it could work.

Also, check my PM at Simmania. We might be in business. Razz

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16 Re: Menu Replacement on Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:39 pm

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Menu has smaller font and rounded corners now... yay! Very Happy Font may be a bit too small though, may increase it one size...

Unfortunately we're stuck with the blue coloured links... :/

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17 Re: Menu Replacement on Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:54 pm

We can change the link colors in the theme. The colors actually don't bother me that much, though.

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18 Re: Menu Replacement on Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:55 pm

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I just changed the colours to be a lighter blue, that may be why. Razz They were much darker, a bit harder to read. This blue works well, as you say.

We're getting close to done, on the menu front. Woo!

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19 Re: Menu Replacement on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:20 pm

Sounds great. We've definitely made quite a lot of progress very fast.

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