Rikki

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  1. Rikki added a post in a topic: Do you hate that there is NO contact phone number at IPS ?   

    You are welcome to provide feedback, but not throw insults around. Please keep it civil.
     
    vBulletin charge extra for phone support; we've decided not to offer it. We do offer sales phone calls by request when the situation calls for it. The majority of clients, in our experience, prefer dealing via email.
  2. Rikki added a comment on a blog entry: Get Ready For IPS 4.0!   

     
    Possibly. We want feedback and bug reports to be focused rather than letting everyone test everything at once. Since so much functionality is centralized now, opening up everything would lead to a ton of duplication. So it's possible we'll take things step by step, but exactly what that entails hasn't been finalized. For the beta, that would depend on how things go with the preview.
  3. Rikki added a comment on a blog entry: 4.0 - Cover photos   

     
    That is the location for the support area in Nexus :)
  4. Rikki added a blog entry in IPS Company Blog   

    4.0 - Cover photos
    I want to briefly show our new cover photo support. Cover photos allow users to upload an image to represent something in the community; we currently support them in profiles and calendar events and may roll out support to other areas later.
     
    Here's a video of it in action for a calendar event.
     

     
    It's really simple to use, and of course still works responsively like the rest of our default theme. We hope it adds a new element of customization for content in your community.
     
    Developers
     
    For developers, supporting cover photos in your own addons is as easy as you'd expect. A helper is available which handles the nitty-gritty for you; you simply add $item->coverPhoto()  to your template, override a couple of methods in your controller, and optionally build your own menu to control the user interaction (or you can let the helper output them for you, as in the video above). That's it!
     
    As always, screenshots are from pre-release software and are subject to change before release.   
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  5. Rikki added a post in a topic: [4.0] JS Loading   

    We have a loader module that's used in other JS files. For example, we don't load jQuery UI by default on the front end because it's not used in most cases. Where it is, we load it with:
    ips.loader.get( ['core/interface/jquery/jquery-ui.js'] ).then( function () {     //... }); This works for local JS files or remote JS files (e.g. Google Graphs).
     
    JS controllers, which are the bread and butter of JS in IPS4, are initialized on elements by doing data-controller='core.front.global.user'. If a controller is initialized on an element but hasn't been loaded on the page, it'll be automatically loaded and initialized dynamically for you. For example, the 'compose message' popup - we don't load the messenger JS on every page, but if you open the popup to send a message, it'll load it automatically because IPS4 knows where to find it.
  6. Rikki added a post in a topic: Organize templates more   

    This is essentially the approach we've taken with 4.0 :)
  7. Rikki added a comment on a blog entry: 4.0 - Front-end Responsiveness Round-up   

    I've changed it to a three bar - if I remember correctly, FontAwesome didn't have a specific icon for nav to begin with, so I made do with the 'justify' icon. There's a nav icon available now, though.
  8. Rikki added a post in a topic: Does IPB Support new Universal Analytic Tracing codes of Google?   

    Yes, you can simply paste the updated code they give you into the Google Analytics setting in the AdminCP.
  9. Rikki added a comment on a blog entry: 4.0 - Profiles   

     
    The problem then, in my opinion, is that content is being hidden which is the same problem as 3.x. Which tab do we make the default? Some tabs might not have much content, and then profiles look empty (or they look empty for some users and not for others). It's not a simple decision :)
  10. Rikki added a comment on a blog entry: 4.0 - Front-end Responsiveness Round-up   

     
    It's something people will have to bear in mind - clever images won't work here, because we have a semi-fluid theme, and therefore the image moves in the container depending on the browser size.
  11. Rikki added a comment on a blog entry: 4.0: Quick Translating   

     
    English is the only language we will ship with.
  12. Rikki added a post in a topic: Forum Icons in 4.0   

     
    If you upload a custom one, it's used in all themes. The default ones are per-theme as you'd expect.
     
     
     
    You can upload an icon in the forum settings; the 'read/unread' state is then automatically handled via CSS for you.
  13. Rikki added a comment on a blog entry: 4.0 - Front-end Responsiveness Round-up   

     
    You can specify three different versions of ad images if you manage ads yourself: desktop, tablet and phone. If you use an ad network, it'd be up to the network to serve appropriate images responsively.
  14. Rikki added a post in a topic: Forum Icons in 4.0   

    IPS4 allows you to set custom forum icons per-forum.
  15. Rikki added a blog entry in IPS Company Blog   

    4.0 - Front-end Responsiveness Round-up
    We've previously shown how responsiveness works in the AdminCP, but I'd like to briefly introduce responsiveness on the front end, and pick a few views to show you as examples (this will be a screenshot-heavy entry!)
     
    What is responsiveness?
     
    Before we get to that, allow me to recap what responsiveness is. Responsive design is a method by which you design one page in such a way that it adapts for the available screen space on the device the user is using. This means that one theme handles both the full desktop view and the condensed mobile view with some clever CSS, in contrast to 3.x where we had a separate mobile skin.
     
    When we took the decision to use responsive design for IPS4, one key aim was to ensure that the mobile view isn't feature reduced. We want all functionality and all areas of the suite to be available regardless of device, and with only a couple of exceptions we're on track to deliver this.
     
     
    Primary navigation
     
    In mobile view, the primary navigation collapses and moves to a menu accessible with the icon in the top-right. The breadcrumb becomes a 'Back' control, taking you up a level from the current page:
     

     
    The primary navigation, when opened, looks like this:
     

     
    Moderation
     
    Given that the responsive theme supports all functionality, this naturally includes moderation. IPS4 support full moderation capabilities regardless of the device you're using. Here's an example of moderating images in Gallery. Notice the menu to quickly select types of content to moderate, as well as the floating toolbar at the bottom of the screen to choose actions.
     

     
    Settings page
     
    Taking the settings area as an example, here's the same screen at the three supported breakpoints - desktop, tablet and mobile.
     

     

     

     
     
    Profile view
     
    Here's profile view (which we covered in more detail here ) as seen on a phone:
     

     
     
    Calendar
     
    Calendar views on mobile:
     

     

     
     
    Gallery
     
    Viewing albums & images in a category:
     

     
     
    Blog
     
    The blog homepage:
     

     
    And viewing a blog:
     

     
     
    Forums
     
    Submitting a topic on mobile:
     

     
     
    Conclusion
     
    So that wraps up this round-up of responsive views. Naturally, there's  many more views than this in the suite and we can't show screenshots of every single one, but hopefully this entry has given you a taste of a variety of views, and a better idea of how we're approaching mobile users in IPS4.
     
     
    As always, screenshots are from pre-release software and are subject to change before release. 
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    What's on my mind?

    1. Marcher Technologies

      Pretty Pink World Domination :D

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  2. Brett L » Rikki

    testing...

    1. Brett L

      More testing

    2. Brett L

      Test.

    3. Brett L

      Twstjdkdkfkr f flood r r

    4. Rikki

      Replying!

  3. Rikki

    testing

  4. Breadfan » Rikki

    Just testing.

  5. Amy T » Rikki

    what are you doing?

  6. invisiblex_merged » Rikki

    see here lightbox loading faster ..can we have like that effect http://www.jbacterium.com/easius/

  7. Rikki

    This is a status

    1. Hennet

      This is a comment

    2. DawPi

      This is Sparta!

    3. IPBSupport.de

      WOW, Riki found the Statusupdates :D

    4. onlyME

      what is it?

  8. .Corey » Rikki

    not management?

  9. AlexJ » Rikki

    I like the new interface and layout of downloads! I hope the category layout also changes in future! Thanks!

  10. Digory » Rikki

    For some reason I always think of Lilo & Stitch when I see your username on the forums.

  11. Rikki

    I'm just updating my status, don't mind me.

    1. Maxhunter

      :huh:

  12. Rikki

    Reply to my status please!

    1. Josh

      No!

    2. Rikki

      :(

    3. AnthonyKinson

      hello :D

    4. Bj08

      Ant stinks!

    5. TWF

      neat :D

    6. Matt

      REPLY

    7. AtariAge

      We look for things to make us go!

    8. Energizer

      Test

    9. iozay

      It looks... Shiny :o

    10. Hennet

      teeeeeeeest

    11. stoo2000

      Bump :P

    12. AndyF

      You got me good and proper the other day :p

  13. Iestyn » Rikki

    Hello Rikki. I've just been looking through your Flickr photos. Are you a professional photographer? Awesome photos mate.

  14. Rikki

    Check out Gallery on this board, we've updated to 3.1.0!

  15. AndyF » Rikki

    Hi Rikki :)

  16. AcidArtworks » Rikki

    checkout my thread please on feedback<ipb board

  17. AcidArtworks » Rikki

    I wanted a refund because I have found a new forums that have interested me. I am sorry but I stand by my option, but I come back someday to buy a IPB license i am like 99.9% sure because IPB is perfect for graphics site and VBulletin for something else, if i start my graphics site 100% il come back to buy IPB but that wil take a yea...

    Dear IPB staff,






  18. Rikki » randomtestaccount

    I do all the skinning and javascript :) I only modify the php as necessary to do my part of the work.

  19. randomtestaccount » Rikki

    Rikki do you code the Structure for IPB or do you code the skins only? (btw the skin looks breathtaking)

  20. Rikki » Keith J. Kacin

    I bet it's nice and cool in Texas, eh? :D

  21. .Brian » Rikki

    Hello old man :p.

  22. iAdi » Rikki

    Your design is beautiful!

  23. tranceandy » Rikki

    Well done on the website Rikki :D

  24. MGBrose » Rikki

    Wanted to say, Great job on the homepage!

  25. Joey_M » Rikki

    Can't tell you how awesome your making the 3.0 skin!
    Great work ;)