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by david63
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Add base controller to avoid boilerplate code
Replies: 7
Views: 4828

Re: Add base controller to avoid boilerplate code

I thought that the whole point of using a "framework" was to just add the blocks that you need as and when you need them.
by david63
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Smilies in a dropdown box
Replies: 41
Views: 29366

Re: [RFC] Smilies in a dropdown box

...for Emoji these are usually predetermined what they would look like. I don't think we would want to make those decisions for them But since 3.2 anyone can use any Emoji that they want, so I cannot see the validity of that argument. I do however feel that Smilies should not be abandoned just yet ...
by david63
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: [3.x] Style Development
Topic: New Admin Style for phpBB 3.3?
Replies: 21
Views: 15030

Re: New Admin Style for phpBB 3.3?

hanakin wrote:
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:11 am
some inspiration...

http://www.codecovers.eu/materialadmin/ ... /dashboard
I like that concept
by david63
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: [3.x] Style Development
Topic: [Implemented] [Redesign] User Online Banner
Replies: 25
Views: 10414

Re: [Redesign] User Online Banner

hanakin wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:33 am
do we show anything for offline or nothing
Probably the better option is to show nothing. If you just show an empty circle there will be 1,001 support requests on how to remove it!
by david63
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: [3.x] Style Development
Topic: [Implemented] [Redesign] User Online Banner
Replies: 25
Views: 10414

Re: [Redesign] User Online Banner

What is the suppose of this question? Do you suggest to remove the online image or don't spend time on a thing, you think nobody cares anyway? I believe that not having the online/offline image (or any other indicator) is an option that should be considered. To some extent it is meaningless as it d...
by david63
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: [3.x] Style Development
Topic: [Implemented] [Redesign] User Online Banner
Replies: 25
Views: 10414

Re: [Redesign] User Online Banner

Personally I am not a great fan of "glowing" images - although they can look right in the right place. I would go for something simple, either a "traffic light" or just plain coloured text (green for online, red for offline) At the end of the day does anybody really take much notice of the online/of...
by david63
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: [3.x] Style Development
Topic: New Admin Style for phpBB 3.3?
Replies: 21
Views: 15030

Re: New Admin Style for phpBB 3.3?

What I am saying is - "Why invent the wheel twice?" If we are intent on changing the "framework" for styles then let's try and make life easier for extension developers. Currently there is one "framework" (using the term very loosely) for front facing templates and another for ACP templates Case in ...
by david63
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: [3.x] Style Development
Topic: New Admin Style for phpBB 3.3?
Replies: 21
Views: 15030

Re: New Admin Style for phpBB 3.3?

I don't think it was ever intended for style authors to have to worry about styling the ACP, which can add a whole layer of complexity to an already complex style on the user side since there are tabs, sub-tabs, side menus, etc. Just because it was not intended does not mean that it should not. If ...
by david63
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: [3.x] Style Development
Topic: New Admin Style for phpBB 3.3?
Replies: 21
Views: 15030

Re: New Admin Style for phpBB 3.3?

Why does there have to be an Admin style that is different from the "front facing" style?

In my opinion the two should use the same framework/colour scheme - change colours on one and they follow through the to the other giving a unified feel/look.
by david63
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General Development Discussion
Topic: error suppression on constants.php
Replies: 5
Views: 4028

Re: error suppression on constants.php

It must be a new syntax. No it has been around for years (since the start of PHP??) http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6643002/difference-between-define-and-define But that does not answer the question as to why it is used in that instance - what possible error could be generated from that define s...