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by wilkinsocks
Tue May 12, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: [3.x] Style Development
Topic: Which IE versions should we kill?
Replies: 93
Views: 80263

Re: Which IE versions should we kill?

Ultimately, Does it even matter if a design looks slightly worse in an older browser? It's not as though a white page is going to appear for them and they can't use the site. People don't want to develop for these versions of IE because it's a pain, possibly requiring extra workarounds that every br...
by wilkinsocks
Thu May 07, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: [3.x] Style Development
Topic: Defining a New Default Theme
Replies: 47
Views: 31332

Re: Defining a New Default Theme

A minor thing really, but since we're on the topic of design/theme update, couldn't the phpBB logo be tweaked ever so slightly too to look a bit cleaner and inline with current trends? I believe dropping the shadows/highlights creates the cleaner look. When you glance at Hanakin's proposed style gui...
by wilkinsocks
Tue May 05, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: [Define New Theme] 17. Completely remove all generated HTML from the core.
Replies: 15
Views: 7435

Re: [Define New Theme] 17. Completely remove all generated HTML from the core.

Shouldn't data be sent to views as variables instead of printing strings from controllers? A possible good example is something like: $user->avatar_img_url denoting the url for a avatar. These could be available to a theme developer to call directly within a template file. I mean I get that by doing...
by wilkinsocks
Tue May 05, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: [Define New Theme] 3. We need to use a pre-processor such as LESS or which ever is decided upon at least in development.
Replies: 26
Views: 10706

Re: [Define New Theme] 3. We need to use a pre-processor such as LESS or which ever is decided upon at least in developm

Using a pre-processor like sass would be advantageous during development due to the fact you can work on separate files for each section, keeping it much more organised, especially with version control etc. also imo, the final theme should possibly have both LESS and SCSS available to give a potenti...
by wilkinsocks
Tue May 05, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: [Define New Theme] 14. Template files need re-broken out into more modular codebase
Replies: 5
Views: 2928

Re: [Define New Theme] 14. Template files need re-broken out into more modular codebase

I've been using Laravel (a somewhat new mvc framework) recently to build some PHP applications, and it's got this templating system part of it that I personally find quite effective. I'll admit, I've not really looked into twig yet, sorry if it already does the same thing. You make a master file. Ex...
by wilkinsocks
Tue May 05, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: All PHP Frameworks Suck!!
Replies: 14
Views: 14893

Re: All PHP Frameworks Suck!!

I don't think I'd create a PHP app without a framework anymore. PHP has a bunch of design flaws which you've got to take extra care, because PHP won't bat an eyelid in contrast to other languages. I feel that PHP almost encourages people just starting out to write really bad inefficient code but it ...