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#61 Gerry 5039

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 04:21 PM

Charles I can use basic HTML thats not a problem, but I have absolutely no knowledge of CSS at all, that's my downfall :)

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 04:22 PM

I know what you mean: I started in the days of <font> tags :lol:

I learn a bit more CSS all the time. It's fun learning and really everything is CSS-driven on today's web so I figure I better learn more.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:24 PM

At this time, I would like to point out that I have taken over development of IP.Portal and IP.Subscriptions as my own, myself and the IPS Management have worked out things and I will be keeping both up-to-date and compatible with all future versions of IP.Board, if you would like to know more information regarding this please register at RIXWIL Software and post your questions in the Feedback & Sugestions forum and I will be happy to answer your questions.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:49 AM

Thanks Andy. I'm a big fan of the default portal with a few tweaks so I'm glad to see it's being kept alive.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:11 AM

I am glad to be taking over these products to keep alive.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:45 AM

Thanks from me as well. I think IP.Content may one day fit the bill for me, but not quite just yet.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 01:17 PM

Your both most welcome

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 03:17 PM

You do not need any PHP knowledge to use our software. I have no PHP knowledge and use it every day.

Yes, you need basic knowledge of HTML and CSS if you want to customize things but you need that knowledge to run any sort of web site. I only have basic knowledge of such things myself but I am able to do quite a lot in the software :)


Thanks for that information, Charles. It makes me a little more inclined toward IP.Content, but I probably still would not buy it because all I really need is a simple portal page. I guess I'm representative of the users who need only a minimal site. Others might want a more complex site; IP.Content may return on investment for them.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 11:28 AM

I still have a bit of a learning curve going on with IPC but can say this, it's really a matter of knowing what you want to do and how to do it. If you want to make an HTML page and know HTML, then you can do it. If you need to perform a function in PHP and know PHP, then you can do it. I think the true big curve is in knowing what functions and variables are available when making the page(s).

In all seriousness, making an HTML page that just says, "Hello" is really easy and proceeding from there is easy as well.

With PHP, something like, "echo 'Hello';" is easy.

I think part of the issue is the feeling that some of the usualy functions/features of HTML or PHP are somehow removed or that we have to learn a new HTML/PHP language, when in reality, it's just a matter of using what we already know.

So if someone has fears of moving to IPC in place of using the portal, relax. If you feel that it's more than you need or that it won't serve your purposes, then just use what you think works best for you. After portal is updated for v3.2, then even if AndyR drops it, it'll likely work until IPB3.3 (or IPB4 or whatever happens to come after the 3.2.x series). No need to worry. :)

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 12:58 PM

At this time, I would like to point out that I have taken over development of IP.Portal and IP.Subscriptions as my own, myself and the IPS Management have worked out things and I will be keeping both up-to-date and compatible with all future versions of IP.Board, if you would like to know more information regarding this please register at RIXWIL Software and post your questions in the Feedback & Sugestions forum and I will be happy to answer your questions.

Nice one, good to see you will be keeping it alive. Cheers

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 12:59 PM

Personally, I've been trying to move away and deprecate my use of IP.Portal, it practically duplicates IP.Content.

As a software developer, and a senior business manager, I completely agree with the method IPS has chosen to proceed with the development of the newer platform, but can understand the frustration at the lack of ease and documentation to contribute to the customisation of IP.Content pages. Practically, supporting two applications, which offer the same, yet distinct, solutions, is not going to be financially viable, and will lead to further constraints down the line.

All that I can suggest is that we continue to support IPS, and learn basic HTML/CSS. For a website that changes dynamically, such as a forum, I feel that it is imperative that its owners have at least some understand in the technologies employed; you never know when you'll need them.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:17 PM

An oldish thread I know, but I just wanted to give my support to all things simple. I run a fairly small book forum, and I simply don't have the time to learn how to use IP.Content. I did buy it when I first bought the forum software, but got stuck right at the beginning. IP.Portal is perfect for me, and I'm not sure what I'll do without it. I've also just bought IP.Nexus, even though IP.Subscriptions was doing just what I wanted.

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#73 Michael

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 12:37 PM

You're not "without it", it's still being maintained, just not by IPS.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:12 AM

Got to admit I'm dubious about not having a simple, supported portal. Hopefully plans to have that done via IP.Content will come good.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:30 AM

Got to admit I'm dubious about not having a simple, supported portal. Hopefully plans to have that done via IP.Content will come good.


It's continuing to be maintained by one of the best and most active modders out there. I don't think you're going to run into any issues. I've got several paid for mods from DevFuse and updates are always released in a timely fashion alongside smaller fixes for any bugs. I really believe you're worrying for nothing.
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:01 AM

Fair enough, and I may well continue to use it (and don't want to sound ungrateful for his work). But I think like many I see a decent portal as integral and essential to my site, and I'd like to think it was seen as integral and essential by the developers. Looking forward to seeing what IPB come up with in the Marketplace.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 11:48 AM

Is there going to be a paid version to remove your name all over it? I have removed it for now and will use IPcontent, I don't need nor want copyright info plastered on the portal page.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:02 PM

I don't know if the same applies to the Portal, but when I took over Subscriptions from IPS I was asked to make sure it was branded to me, so that people knew it was no longer an official IPS product.

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#79 Rhett

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:19 PM

I would think that can be done without a copyright image on the portal page though right?

I appreciate your work and what you are doing, but would just like an option to remove it, I could just edit it, but that's not right either unless your offering a paid version or are willing to let us edit that out.

Your call, and again thanks for what you do.

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#80 Michael

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 12:45 PM

Oh, I haven't seen what MichaelJohn did for the copyright on the Portal, I assumed it was just a copyright line of text.

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