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#1 2013-04-20 21:11:53

sklerder
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Modifying the 'New posts' mention in new topics

Hi all !

I had a suggestion of improvment to submit.

Historically, the 'New posts" information is displayed after the topic title like in this capture.
New_posts_legacy_mode.jpg

I would suggest to put this mention before the topic name like in this second capture.
New_posts_new_mode.jpg

The thing I have to improve, for my modification, is to put the 'New posts' before the list of pages, as you can see on the second capture.

By putting it before te topic title, it's easier, when you have many new topics to open, to have the links in the same zone of the screen.

What do you think about it ?
Sure, it would no more be like the original FluxBB (PunBB), but I find it more easy smile

Last edited by sklerder (2013-04-21 10:38:31)

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#2 2013-04-22 21:29:17

Franz
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Re: Modifying the 'New posts' mention in new topics

I agree that putting something before the title may be easier to click through all of them - but this complete link seems like it is wasting a lot of space / adds a lot of clutter.

Does anybody have another idea?


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#3 2013-04-23 12:41:59

Trace
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Re: Modifying the 'New posts' mention in new topics

Yes, a small icon, like in other softwares. Icons like for that are very small.


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#4 2013-04-23 14:32:32

sklerder
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Re: Modifying the 'New posts' mention in new topics

Hi.

Thanks for your responses ...
As Trace, I think it would be a good idea to use an icon to link to the "new post" status.
This icon is already present and differentiated according to the status of the topic, so it could be a good idea to make this icon a link to the new posts, but would it be intuitive enough ?

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#5 2013-04-23 14:35:00

Franz
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Re: Modifying the 'New posts' mention in new topics

sklerder wrote:

...but would it be intuitive enough ?

Yeah, that's exactly the question. On the other hand, it is somewhat of a power-user feature anyway.

Not sure how this could be made discoverable, anyway... we need a usability expert. big_smile


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#6 2013-04-23 14:58:14

Trace
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Re: Modifying the 'New posts' mention in new topics

You should use an enough intuitive icon. And a title of this icon or a tooltip.


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#7 2013-04-23 17:23:09

benjawi
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Re: Modifying the 'New posts' mention in new topics

Make the blue square the new post link when there's a new post. That's the indicator anyways.

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#8 2013-06-12 18:21:35

AracornRed
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Re: Modifying the 'New posts' mention in new topics

I like the idea of having the "New Posts" link in brackets in a different color before the topic title, as sklerder mentioned.  The pagination links though should stay somewhere after the topic title IMO.

Or if you keep the New Posts link where it is now, linking the topic icon to new posts wouldn't be a bad idea.  In the case where there aren't new posts for the topic, it could go to the last post.

Best solution would be to use a customizable template file for the topic lists (not to mention post pages) so the forum admins can place everything where they please. smile

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#9 2013-06-12 19:26:54

123
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Re: Modifying the 'New posts' mention in new topics

http://zapodaj.net/images/6dd3d597c1c1b.png

and code your theme

.pun .blocktable .tcl h3 span.newtext a, .pun .blocktable .tcl h3 span.newtext a:link, .pun .blocktable .tcl h3 span.newtext a:visited {
  color:  #fff;
  background:#3a87ad;
  border-radius: 2px;
  display: inline-block;
  padding: 2px 4px;
  font-size: 11.844px;
  font-weight: bold;
  line-height: 14px;
}

.pun .blocktable .tcl h3 span.newtext a:hover, .pun .blocktable .tcl h3 span.newtext a:active, .pun .blocktable .tcl h3 span.newtext a:focus {
   color: #fff;
   background:#b50000;
   text-decoration:none;
}

Delete [ ]

find

.pun .blocktable .tcl h3 span.newtext {
	font-size: 0.929em;
	font-weight: normal;

add

background:#fff;
	color:#fff;

after

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Last edited by 123 (2013-06-12 19:27:43)


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#10 2013-06-13 13:41:39

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Re: Modifying the 'New posts' mention in new topics

+1. That is good smile

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#11 2013-06-13 13:51:15

Studio384
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Re: Modifying the 'New posts' mention in new topics

Franz wrote:

I agree that putting something before the title may be easier to click through all of them - but this complete link seems like it is wasting a lot of space / adds a lot of clutter.

Does anybody have another idea?

I would say: remove the [ and ] and just use "New" instead of "New post".


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#12 2013-06-15 17:42:25

sklerder
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Re: Modifying the 'New posts' mention in new topics

Hi !

@123 : It would be greater, in my opinion, if the themed "New posts" were before the topic title.
Because the "New posts information" is a unvariable length, it would be easier when opening the recently modified topics ...

Last edited by sklerder (2013-06-15 17:42:54)

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