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Welcome to our new website

Hi All, welcome to the new site.

I'm sure everything seems a little different and complicated, but stick with it. I'm sure you will find once we have ironed out all the problems this new site will offer a whole lot more.

For those of you who are experiencing log in problems  please drop me a mail on info[at]africam.com so we can assit you.

Lastly we value your feed back, please post below in this topic any suggestions, problems you might have for us.

Happy camming!!Cool

Regards

The Africam Team

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mytmoss wrote:
 

Same here, however I am not even sure it takes me to the oldest. I cannot even seem to find my post. I have had to recheck newest first and then its OK again.

Yes Mike, same for me. It just takes me somewhere lol when I hit refresh or newest it's ok again.

On forums where there's only one page (I have my settings on 30 messages) it's working ok, but as soon as there's more than 1 page the problem occurs.

 

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Gerda wrote:

 

I have my setting to "newest first"
and when I post new reply and hit submit I get redirected to the oldest post and not to my new post.

When I reopen the forum, I do get "newest first".

Foot in mouth

 

Same here, however I am not even sure it takes me to the oldest. I cannot even seem to find my post. I have had to recheck newest first and then its OK again.

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Well...Drupal isn't just a forum. In fact...the forum is just part of an overall website management package. It's designed to be a one-stop shop. In theory...install Drupal...and everything integrates automatically. Not sure how much "play" they have without actually hacking the files. Guess we are going to find out....LOL

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As much of a techie as I am, I have done very little web design outside of canned programs. I couldnt describe the problem technically, but I sure knew what it was.  You are exactly right maxx, they need to take into consideration all screen sizes. Ideally at some point we will all want the forum, and one-two cams open at one time. I am hoping they are not using canned forum software. I know it has to interface with the sequal database, but I am hoping the interface is flexible.

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LOL, Mike..... Laughing out loud

 

Actually....since I have had it maximized all day, I hadn't noticed they were using absolutes instead of relatives until you mentioned it. After that, I checked the source code and saw pixel dimensions instead of percentages. I always design for relative dimensions since you can never be sure what resolution someone else might be using.

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maxx wrote:
Currently....it looks like the site design uses absolute dimensions. That is it is measured in pixels. It needs to use relative dimensions. This will allow for resizing of (scrollbars) for those wanting to make some room for the cam...and will also allow for all screen resolutions to see pretty much the same thing except for size. I think making the outer table to something between 95% and 100% would be best. The static pixel dimensions won't allow for any floating.

Yeah, what he said, LOL 

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Currently....it looks like the site design uses absolute dimensions. That is it is measured in pixels. It needs to use relative dimensions. This will allow for resizing of (scrollbars) for those wanting to make some room for the cam...and will also allow for all screen resolutions to see pretty much the same thing except for size. I think making the outer table to something between 95% and 100% would be best. The static pixel dimensions won't allow for any floating.

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I agree too Mike and Aquila!

 

Admin is looking at all the comments you guys are makingSmile

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Aquila wrote:

One thing that makes this not enjoyable (other than the slowness) is the Forum being stuck in the middle of a webpage. I have never seen a forum or message board like that. When one visits the Africam webpage and clicks on the forum, they should go to the forum without the sidebars. If the sidebars are absolutely necessary, please limit them to the index page and not on each specific thread.

Most of us watch the cams. That is why we are here. Even with a 20 inch monitor I must shrink down the forum page so I can view the cam and forum at the same time. With these sidebars, it is a constant scrolling to the right to see the forum and read the messages. Please consider changing this format. If nothing else, move them to the right and allow the forum to begin on the left of the screen.

Thanks!

Aquila moving the sidebar to the right will not help if the screen cannot resize horizontally. they need to eliminate it altogether and allow for the screen text to be resized automatically as you expand and contract the browser. There is no need to see links for all the members online and all the links on every page. I agree with you 100% about the problem.

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I thought I was doing ok, and I still may be, but here is what I'm running into regarding the refresh. I have my posting preferences set up for oldest first, and 30 per page. When I have been doing a refresh, it takes me back to my last post in the thread. If I'm posting frequently like earlier this afternoon, that's not too bad, but if infrequently, then I am getting taken way back in the thread and must make my way to the last posts. Not good! Not good.
Solution: Can it be made that when you do a refresh, it brings you back to the place you were when you did it? Makes much more sense. please...

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