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Message 1834085 - Posted: 4 Dec 2016, 18:32:41 UTC - in response to Message 1834052.  

Anybody else tired of Firfox 'updates' occurring every 3 days? Worse than Micro$oft...........

Maybe time to find another browser...........

I have used Seamonkey since the original Netscape went away.

It has been stable enough that there have been no updates since earlier this year.
I chose it early on, because it kept the email embedded.

Try it. You'll like it.

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Message 1834092 - Posted: 4 Dec 2016, 19:10:10 UTC

My problem with the white on gray display is that 99% of the other websites I visit are black text on white. When going from SETI to those sites my eyes take a beating trying to adjust. There is a REASON the majority of sites use black on white. Not the simple vanity of being 'different', but the need to be READABLE.

Another cry falling on deaf ears..............

After reading someone 's suggestion, I installed Color That Site! then inverted the colors.  I'm not a believer of installing a plethora of unnecessary add-ons, I prefer a more streamlined installation.  But, why would it be necessary to surf the web fine, and be forced to Fudtz with your browser (add-ons or preferences) because of one site?  Additionally, there remains an issue with some pages not wrapping text and, oh yeah, I discovered this 'undocumented feature', which never happened previously.

If there was an unsatiable urge to fix something that was not broken, then start small and only modify the layout. Barring self-control to do that and because the end of s@h is nigh, why not come full circle by using the style of the 'classic' site?  If not that, then why not utilize BOINC's style?  It's clean, it's fresh, not garish.


Sad that at least 2 SETi devs spend their time on WEB-design issues instead of very topic of this project.


Even sadder that the last remaining BOINC developer isn't preparing for release of fixes for already-fixed bugs (v7.6.22 will have been 'recommended' for a whole year, later this month: and v7.6.33 has been in 'testing' for almost six months).


Sadder still is that volunteer development resources (ie Raistmer, Richard H, et al) are being squandered on debugging the site's CSS instead of improving the science apps.

NOTE - I'm not speaking for those gents, it's only my interpretation from reading these threads.
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Message 1834206 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 3:43:34 UTC - in response to Message 1834092.  

I can see that it has gone from bad to worse...

It is a pity that the resources weren't put on something that is more important, such a waste.
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Message 1834334 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 18:18:33 UTC

Login, Password and Sort panels are suddenly 'overly large'...............just a comment.

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Message 1834351 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 20:08:16 UTC - in response to Message 1834052.  

Anybody else tired of Firfox 'updates' occurring every 3 days? Worse than Micro$oft...........

Maybe time to find another browser...........

If you dislike updates then go for a browser which isn't very popular. Many updates for Chrome/FF are just security fixes. Exploits are found on a regular basis and need to be fixed ASAP.
Now, if you use some obscure browser you're less likely to see many updates because nobody bothers to find exploits for a browser almost nobody uses, and because there are much less devs for those browsers then for the "big ones".

Or just disable automatic updates for FF and update manually whenever you like.
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Message 1834398 - Posted: 6 Dec 2016, 0:34:02 UTC - in response to Message 1834334.  

Login, Password and Sort panels are suddenly 'overly large'...............just a comment.


The Sort feature box is awfully big, now.
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Message 1834401 - Posted: 6 Dec 2016, 1:04:23 UTC
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Just to note that there is a lot of sensitivity to the readability of the website style depending on the device being used for display...

I had a quite a giggle for an earlier comment about the site looking good on a HD extra-wideview 40-foot display set to extra-vivid... (ok, slight exaggeration ;-) ) ...

Well...

Moving from a graphics pad to now my normal computer monitor and, despite no 40-foot extra-vivid monster, the normal display almost knocks me off my chair in comparison...

Two notes from that:

  • The alternating light-gray - dark-gray bands for the forums listing are a little harsh/stark;
  • Are the fonts too fine/slender to render well on lower resolution displays?



On this (big) monitor, the web site looks good and positively different/distinctive.

Good luck for the tweaks!

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Message 1834431 - Posted: 6 Dec 2016, 6:06:43 UTC - in response to Message 1834398.  
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Login, Password and Sort panels are suddenly 'overly large'...............just a comment.


The Sort feature box is awfully big, now.

Annoyingly so.

EDIT- And it would be nice if the Quote bars in posts were light enough to see. As it is they blend in very well with the back ground.
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Message 1834470 - Posted: 6 Dec 2016, 22:48:30 UTC - in response to Message 1834431.  

EDIT- And it would be nice if the Quote bars in posts were light enough to see. As it is they blend in very well with the back ground.

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Message 1834473 - Posted: 6 Dec 2016, 22:56:13 UTC

Do what thou wilt. I'm buying a Braille display.
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Message 1834477 - Posted: 6 Dec 2016, 23:04:27 UTC

Warning: Missing argument 1 for navbar_end(), called in /disks/carolyn/b/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/seti_boinc_html/project.inc on line 111 and defined in /disks/carolyn/b/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/inc/bootstrap.inc on line 59
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Message 1834499 - Posted: 7 Dec 2016, 0:17:06 UTC - in response to Message 1834477.  

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Message 1834500 - Posted: 7 Dec 2016, 0:19:13 UTC - in response to Message 1834499.  

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Warning: Missing argument 1 for navbar_end(), called in /disks/carolyn/b/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/seti_boinc_html/project.inc on line 111 and defined in /disks/carolyn/b/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/inc/bootstrap.inc on line 59
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Message 1834502 - Posted: 7 Dec 2016, 0:24:57 UTC - in response to Message 1834500.  

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Warning: Missing argument 1 for navbar_end(), called in /disks/carolyn/b/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/seti_boinc_html/project.inc on line 111 and defined in /disks/carolyn/b/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/inc/bootstrap.inc on line 59

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Message 1834527 - Posted: 7 Dec 2016, 2:22:34 UTC

Me thinks the fiddler has played too long................

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Message 1834589 - Posted: 7 Dec 2016, 11:07:51 UTC

I do like the new Boinc forum. The only thing I had to do was to turn down the monitor's brightness. Very comfortable on the eyes. Any chance that could happen here?
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Message 1834649 - Posted: 7 Dec 2016, 16:36:35 UTC
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Any ideas if there is a way to get my kitty banner and Boincstats block to display side by side again instead of one over the other?
Before the forum update, I was able to do this by putting the img lines one after the other, with no space between them.
[img]http://bluenorthernsoftware.com/k.php[/img][img]http://boincstats.com/signature/-1/user/461/sig.png[/img]

I have not changed anything, but now the forum will not do that.


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Message 1834656 - Posted: 7 Dec 2016, 17:21:29 UTC - in response to Message 1834649.  

Any ideas if there is a way to get my kitty banner and Boincstats block to display side by side again instead of one over the other?
Before the forum update, I was able to do this by putting the img lines one after the other, with no space between them.
[img]http://bluenorthernsoftware.com/k.php[/img][img]http://boincstats.com/signature/-1/user/461/sig.png[/img]

I have not changed anything, but now the forum will not do that.


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One of the attributes that's being assigned to your images when the page is actually created is "display: block". It probably needs to be "display: inline" (which is normally the default) to get it to display the way it used to. Nothing you can change. It's up to the guy doing his Alpha testing in production.
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Message 1834657 - Posted: 7 Dec 2016, 17:23:50 UTC - in response to Message 1834656.  

Any ideas if there is a way to get my kitty banner and Boincstats block to display side by side again instead of one over the other?
Before the forum update, I was able to do this by putting the img lines one after the other, with no space between them.
[img]http://bluenorthernsoftware.com/k.php[/img][img]http://boincstats.com/signature/-1/user/461/sig.png[/img]

I have not changed anything, but now the forum will not do that.


Meow?

One of the attributes that's being assigned to your images when the page is actually created is "display: block". It probably needs to be "display: inline" (which is normally the default) to get it to display the way it used to. Nothing you can change. It's up to the guy doing his Alpha testing in production.

OK....thanks for that input.
Now all I can do is hope that Dr. Anderson picks up on this and is willing to correct it.
Not a huge deal for me, but I originally did it to save vertical space in the forums.

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Message 1834677 - Posted: 7 Dec 2016, 20:21:08 UTC

All right, now that I figured out my 'smiley' I'm happy with the colors......

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