Brandon D

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  • Birthday 04/07/1989

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  1. Brandon D added a comment on a blog entry Introducing: IPS Community Suite 4!   

    Congrats IPS staff. I know how amazing it feels to finally push through the final barrier separating development from production and the cautiously optimistic excitement that comes with it. Keep up the awesome work. 
    Hope you're all doing well. It's been a while. 
  2. Brandon D added a post in a topic IP.Blog attacking my mailbox   

    No kidding. My inbox was flooded this morning :-p 
    Took it as a sign that I should finally check out IPB/S4 
  3. Brandon D added a post in a topic The inefficiency of blocks renders them as useless.   

    Overreacted*

    Look at the date :-)

    Confused the hell out of me.
  4. Brandon D added a post in a topic Strange email - is it legit?   

    Best to open a support ticket and ask. I wouldn't put that "really bad english" past a server admin creating a notification script.

    It's really not "really bad english" either -- maybe a bit too blunt and pretty useless in terms of what you can do.
  5. Brandon D added a post in a topic Remove or improve "Help Files"   

    Either remove them or make them context sensitive. For example, if you click on help from the registration page it displays the help article on registering or if you click on help from the post screen it displays the article on posting a topic.
  6. Brandon D added a comment on a blog entry Ask IPS!   

    Great idea, but it boils down to another excuse for me to not get any work done by reading all of the responses LOL
  7. Brandon D added a post in a topic iPhone 4S   

    I have an iPhone 4 and won't be upgrading to the 4S. I did update to iOS 5 though, and I'm not impressed. The new features are nothing compared to the huge drain on my battery life now. I went to bed with 22% battery life the other night and my alarm failed to go off because it died. It takes about 35 minutes to blow through a fifth of the battery life by playing games.

    It's aggravating at best. My iPhone's battery life seems to have been cut to 1/4th of what it was overnight by upgrading to iOS 5. I've Google'd it a bit and have turned off a lot of features that have seemed to help, but it's still no where near where it was a week ago.

    Also, the fact that I can't put the ridiculous newsstand app in a folder without a hack is annoying. I like my home screen clean and organized! LOL
  8. Brandon D added a topic in Product Feedback   

    IPB3's Application Framework
    I think I've made one of these posts before, but I felt another was appropriate with 3.2 now released.

    IP.Links was one of the (if not the) first 3rd party application released for IPB 3.0 utilizing not only the new application structure at the time, but also all of the various extensions available to add on applications. It was incredibly easy to integrate my application with IPB3 using these extensions making it feel like it was part of the core product.

    Fast forward to today with the release of 3.2, and while I haven't been near as quick to adopt the new features as I was with IPB 3.0, it has been equally as easy to do so. So far I have implemented the "Like" system (note the reputation was already implemented in previous versions), following content, and tagging. Even though there wasn't any documentation (that I could find), I was able to quickly integrate those features by simply looking at the forums application. I look forward to tackling notifications within the next couple days, and from a first glance it seems it too is just a matter of implementing a file and a few lines of code here and there.

    Point being, you guys introduced a great framework in IPB3 for modification authors, made only better by the fact that not only do your own 3rd party applications make use of it, but core functionality like the forums do too.
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  9. Brandon D added a post in a topic Is the main site down or is it me   

    Works for me :-)
  10. Brandon D added a post in a topic Template System & CSS   

    Most (probably 95%+) of the work in updating Links Directory to 3.2 was with the skin. It was well worth it though, as I now have the various goodies you mentioned at my fingertips.

    The same goes for some of the framework additions; working on the new version of Links Directory has allowed me to see how easy it is to add new app functionality such as the follow system.
  11. Brandon D added a post in a topic Mobile skin needs some improvement   

    The mobile skin is designed to provide efficient use for its users. It is intentionally designed to be minimal to provide quick and easy navigation of your community. While IPS might consider it in the future, IMO a mobile skin is not intended to be used as a moderation or administration tool. I suggest you click the "Full Version" link available at the bottom of the mobile skin if you're determined to use those features.
  12. Brandon D added a topic in Product Feedback   

    Viewing member's content from profile
    When you view a member's profile you can go through a short list of their submitted topics, posts, and other content. If you want to see all of the member's content you can click on the "Find content" button. Currently, this button defaults to the member's topics & posts no matter what tab you're on. I think this should be content type sensitive, meaning if I'm viewing a member's recent Gallery images on their profile and click Find content it should default to the Gallery content type.
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  13. Brandon D added a post in a topic Post Edit History - REALLY NEED THIS   

    Space used would be greatly reduced by only keeping the relevant changed information. If a post is modified to make a spelling correction then it is not necessary to store to nearly identical copies of the post, just the original post and the information needed to know what modifications were made to it (position & what text was removed, position & what text was added).
  14. Brandon D added a post in a topic The worst thing about 3.2   



    Yes! Where the left gradient of the logo image does not blend into the header background, like the right side does.



    IPB 3.2 is a great achievement no doubt. I just have issues :frantics:
  15. Brandon D added a topic in Product Feedback   

    The worst thing about 3.2
    Yes. I've tried to ignore it. But, I'm weird.


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