• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About DustinRyan

  • Rank
    Spam Happy
  • Birthday May 31

IPS Marketplace

  • Resources Contributor Total file submissions: 24

Recent Profile Visitors

27,858 profile views

DustinRyan's Activity

  1. DustinRyan added a post in a topic IPS4 Default Style   

    I think any default theme on IPB is meant to have enough character to appeal to the average person, but not over-stylized so that it deters easy editing, or websites that don't want all of the fluff. It's a nice happy medium.
    As a skinner, I think 4.0 looks good. Responsiveness is the biggest victory, here. 3.x was not responsive, and was a pain on mobile, whether you used the mobile skin or not. 4.0 fixes that. It doesn't look like much, but I can tell you to code the forum to be responsive likely gave Rikki the biggest headache ever. But seeing it in action is beautiful.
    I can't really comment on how good the skin is to modify yet, I'm still waiting on a final release to unleash judgment, but I do give credit to IPS for what they have done so far.
    Not 100% sure how in love I am with the skin as far as looks are concerned, but that's why there are skinners to design and make cool new things out of what IPS has given us as a starting point.
  2. DustinRyan added a comment on a blog entry 4.0 - Front-end Responsiveness Round-up   

    There is no greater feeling than seeing so much functionality maintained within a responsive website design that flows so well. Mmmm mmmm mmmm. So good.
  3. DustinRyan added a comment on a blog entry 4.0 - Embeddable content   

    This is great. I love when services like Twitter, Facebook, and others detect the type of content and display it accordingly (most of the time). It's like a glance view. It shows the important information so I know what I'm clicking through to, before I click it. Great job! These little details will really make a big difference.
  4. DustinRyan added a file in Complex Skins   

    Power v1.0.3
    Power truly lives up to its name. With this heavily customized skin, YOU have the ability to change the look and feel of important features via simple settings thanks to the Virteq Premium Products System. This theme is very lightweight and immediately recognizable. Power truly lets you take control with the use of special settings for modifying the skin without using code.
    With our new theme, Power, we're bringing something fun to our customers with a vertical navigation and MANY customizations that can be managed through your ACP without editing any code. These cusomizations include:
      [*]Social media icons [*]Horizontal user info pane [*]Global font changes [*]Global messages [*]Profile photo in user navigation instead of username [*]Avatars for post icons [*]Display/remove sidebar
    All of these features are optional and can be applied/reverted with one click. This is all possible thanks to our Premium Products System. This FREE app is required for using the features built into Power, and all of our future premium themes. This app is what enables all of the cool changes you can make. It is only required to be installed once, and you can manage ALL future Virteq premium themes from within one central place.
    The installation of this app is already included in your download for Power. No additional downloads are necessary.

  5. DustinRyan added a post in a topic When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    Even if the default look and feel did not change, skins would not work. There are far better ways to code skins, and methods, trends, etc. have evolved in ways to make code more condensed, efficient, and responsive. IPS could easily keep the actual placement of things the same as always, but that does not fare well for marketing purposes when people can't see a difference. Plus, Rikki's personal tastes may have evolved, and there may be far more intuitive layouts for parts of the board.

    Short answer: Even if everything stayed looking exactly the same, custom skins would not work on massively upgraded versions of IPB. They barely work on small upgrades to IPB (for logical reasons).

    As a skinner, we would all love skins to forever be compatible with every version of IPB. But nothing is entirely future-proof.
  6. DustinRyan added a post in a topic When is IPB 4.0 ?   

    My only issue with IPB 4 is the announcement was too early. Skin sales are significantly lower this year and the most popular response I get from customers is that they were waiting for IPB 4. And with every blog post, they think it's just around the corner, when it's clearly not, because such complex software takes time. But the average person doesn't know that.

    The announcement of IPB 4 on the way convinced a lot of people that it was coming soon, and have held off on buying new fancy stuff for their forum, out of fears that they would waste their money if IPB 4 was coming a few short weeks or months later (not knowing that there's no way it would).

    So while I'm excited for IPB 4, I'm just a little disappointed (financially) about the timing of the announcement of IPB 4 last year. It's definitely made people more conservative with their purchases.
  7. DustinRyan added a comment on a blog entry 4.0 - Introducing Themes   

    Looking forward to the changes. Hopefully Google Chrome doesn't highlight the editor text as misspelled words in the next version. It bothered me and slowed down the editor in IPB 3.4 because it highlighted nearly half of the text in large files like ipb_styles.css which was an annoyance. Everything I see so far in here looks great. Especially the ability to notify and update existing skins.
  8. DustinRyan added a comment on a blog entry 4.0 - Introducing the new AdminCP   

    Love the CSS changes. Also glad to see the ACP getting an overhaul. Really like what I see so far. A huge leap forward, especially the mobile stuff for admins. In an age where I can see most companies ignoring admin functions for mobile, IPS is tackling it head on. Very excited for the future.
  9. DustinRyan added a comment on a blog entry Introducing Projects and Developer Profiles   

    Great stuff. Nice job!
  10. DustinRyan added a comment on a blog entry IPS 4.0: Editor - Part 1: Content   

    It might be a tad bit helpful on my anxiety (and maybe others' too) if at least the titles of what each update on the editor would be called, so we know whether to voice concerns or wait. I know my heart won't be so heavy once I hear more about skinning the editor (that is...if there is any good news about skinning the editor).
  11. DustinRyan added a comment on a blog entry IPS 4.0: Editor - Part 1: Content   

    Does this mean it will be an absolute pain for skinning again? Having to screw with code to make the editor load skin-specific CSS and images is so tedious right now with CKEditor. I hope this has changed for CKEditor 4, or else the same complaints will be echoed after IPB 4 is released that have been going on for a couple years.
  12. DustinRyan added a comment on a blog entry IPS Marketplace Update   

    Grateful to the IPS Marketplace and the opportunities it provides me. Looking forward to the future.
  13. DustinRyan added a comment on a blog entry 4.0 - Login Handlers   

    Great changes! Looking forward to this.
  14. DustinRyan added a comment on a blog entry IP.Board 3.4 Dev Update: Anti-spam Enhancements   

    Nicely done. Spam improvements are always welcome!
  15. DustinRyan added a comment on a file Airex   

    It will work just as well with any mods as the default IPB skin would.