New Admin redesign, see pic for draft, idea

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Re: New Admin redesign, see pic for draft, idea

Post by Danielx64 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:43 am

I've download and uploaded the file, please see my last post :)

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Re: New Admin redesign, see pic for draft, idea

Post by asperous » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:57 am

Here is a patch version & github comparison:

https://github.com/asperous/phpbb3/comp ... lat-design


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Re: New Admin redesign, see pic for draft, idea

Post by nickvergessen » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:29 am

I'm missing a license file of the font stuff?

Okay, looks like the code in the css files is MIT: http://fontawesome.io/license/
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Re: New Admin redesign, see pic for draft, idea

Post by VSE » Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:31 pm

asperous wrote:Here is a patch version & github comparison:

https://github.com/asperous/phpbb3/comp ... lat-design


Edit 1: Forgot the binaries
Edit 2: Changed the patch base
Edit 3: Added github
Layout breaks when the .MODs tab is present.
the changes in the patch submitted are for 3.0.x, not 3.1-dev... They should be updated for 3.1, as this design change will probably never be applied to 3.0
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Re: New Admin redesign, see pic for draft, idea

Post by stevenmw » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:14 am

How is this getting so much attention? It's some colored boxes with a few icons thrown in. I don't see how this provides any improvement to the current admin theme. Is this thing even semantic? It is the same design but with colored boxes. Why not just update the current admin panel making slight modifications to the design and using css3 in all the places images are used to accomplish what css couldn't when it was designed? That would at least be an update.

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Re: New Admin redesign, see pic for draft, idea

Post by nickvergessen » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:19 am

stevenmw wrote:Why not just update the current admin panel making slight modifications to the design and using css3 in all the places images are used to accomplish what css couldn't when it was designed? That would at least be an update.
Which is just what he did?
He changed a bunch of CSS lines (300) and some HTML in overall_header (70) and overall_footer (18)
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Re: New Admin redesign, see pic for draft, idea

Post by stevenmw » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:13 am

nickvergessen wrote:
stevenmw wrote:Why not just update the current admin panel making slight modifications to the design and using css3 in all the places images are used to accomplish what css couldn't when it was designed? That would at least be an update.
Which is just what he did?
He changed a bunch of CSS lines (300) and some HTML in overall_header (70) and overall_footer (18)
But that still leaves the rest of the admin panel's html undone doesn't it? what purpose does this serve other than changing the look?
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Re: New Admin redesign, see pic for draft, idea

Post by nickvergessen » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:17 am

We already use html5 input stuff and the doctype...
What else would we need to do to "use" html5?
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Re: New Admin redesign, see pic for draft, idea

Post by Arty » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:52 am

nickvergessen wrote:We already use html5 input stuff and the doctype...
What else would we need to do to "use" html5?
There are new tags like <header> <footer> <section> <article> <aside> and few others for semantics.

They give no real advantage and cause problems with IE8. There is a JS file to fix it for IE8 that can be included via IE conditional statement without affecting other browsers, but I don't see advantage of doing any of it.

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Re: New Admin redesign, see pic for draft, idea

Post by hanakin » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:05 pm

have not looked at the html for this but I would say the biggest plus for something like this would be for cleaning up and refactoring the none semantic code that is truncated in all phpbb theme files. Not sure how much of the admin theme pulls from prosilver. Possibly adding a grid system if he did that It could be beneficial.

The only downside I have is when we do actually make the push to be responsive and what not are we planning on having the admin panel be responsive as well? Also would the themes not stay consistent aesthetically.
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