first of all I want to congratulate for the new website. Awesome!
And secondly, I'd thought might be good to have sort of collective thread for new website.
I just looked around and some first impressions:
you mean on the main forum listing page, ja?
ja, we had that during betaphase..some people would expect a single click to solo a tag as they wouldn't expect to be able to multi-select tags. if you get the idea of multi-selections of tags it feels quite natural that a click toggles a tags selection. and a hard press (doubleclick) solos a tag.
klicking the vvvv-logo in the upper left you reach the main vvvv-portal site usually interesting for first time visitors / non-registered users. as soon as you're registered you'd set your bookmarks to the home/activities page and take that as your entry-point to the site giving you an overview of what has changed since your last visit
you can relate forum posts to nodes. if you start a forum topic from a nodes reference page by clicking "start a forum thread about this node" that new thread will be automatically related to this node, means it will be listed on the nodereference page. also you can manually relate a noderef-page to a thread by just typing a node-name in the autocomplete input field..
a compilation would be very much appreciated!
edith sez: maybe it's the mobile device rendering but, how to bookmark a forum thread? speaking of mobile device html rendering-a-ding, the shoutbox loses it's send button after completely loading any page (mobile safari on iOS 3.1.2). i am happy to help testing more on this platform as it occurs often to me, needing access to yourstrulydotorg even though the vvvv-pc has no internet access ...
ai patrick, the website section is exactly meant to provide an overview of all new features. it wouldn't make sense to me to compile another list. everything (i haven't forgotten about) is already there.
i'd like to point out my favorite though: see Request Review as explained on the bottom of About the Documentation
Mmmh, actually I dont like this collapsed text stuff in a thread. Needed some time to recognise it and only if you are eager enough to read everything. Isnt it possible to visualise, that its collapsed. Like with plus/minus or arrows. May be answer is marked in different color.
I prefer to have a quick overview of all texts. And a thread split in two or more sites isnt my favour.
But now Im quiet. I dont wanna puit your awesome work into bad light.
Hi frank and kalle,
just for clarification: you'd like all posts of a thread on one page (even if the thread has a lot of posts), and also you don't like only the answer being shown for a thread that has solutions. Is that right?
@frank: of course you may write as many suggestions as you like, we're always looking to improve the site, so just go ahead. If you suggest stuff that many community members like, it's quite probable that you'll see it implemented in the future.
Thanks for your feedback up to now.
i'm also leaning toward frank and kalle regarding the collapsed thread, solution only view.
maybe it's possible to insert a link "jump to solution" or something like that after the first post, so the quick solution lookup function doesn't get lost, but the thread integrity/flow is preserved, also? you could also give solution-tagged post a light green background for visual differentiation.
failing that, maybe a preference setting to switch it off?
btw, what happens if more than one answer is marked solution? never seen that so far, i think.
is it only me or are there others experiencing this as well?
i tried this on a mobile android browser and it works just like on windows/firefox: topright, just slightly below a pages title there is a button add bookmark. it is only ~10% visible but is still there and clickable. on mouse-devices a mouseover shows the buttons 100% so they are easier to find, but it still should work on you mobile. or are you facing other troubles?
@vvvvebmaster: New collapse thing is much better. Thanks.
I like this linking to node-reference option, but its quite unhandy to get correct node name, which is going to direct to reference page. Isnt it possible to have a sort of pull down menu or autofill to get quickly your nodename. I know its not an easy part, but could be soooo useful and convenient. (May be more to be a xmas wish....;)
nice idea.. for now i figured that the best way to link a node is to write its name like:
and then select the whole nodename and press the node link button:
doesn't work but, more important there seems to be no send button for the shoutbox.
@kalle: Indeed that wouldnt be great. May be more in the google direction: while you type in letters it suggests words. Its somehow AJAX driven, and only traffic if needed. I bet there are some scripts flying around there.
edit: just stumbled over one: http://digitarald.de/project/autocompleter/
I got a question about the RSS feeds here. Subscribing to http://vvvv.org/home/activities/feed you get all activities. Say, I'm keen on reading the Forum activities, but I don't care for the shoutbox … what feed do I subscribe to? Another question, I really fancy article previews (summaries? excerpts?) for the RSS feed, not a redirect to the originary website.
patrick: two possibilities.
If that doesn't work, let me know.
thx vvvvebmaster, works as advertised! alas, the rss feeds only a title and a link to continue reading the 'article' on the website, there is no summary or excerpt shown. thus it's not possible to evaluate whether the article is of interest or not … i'd love to see this improved!
i like the new vvvvebsite a lot - good work!
one very, very small thing: the feed for screenshots only has links, but it would be nicer with inlined images (i want to watch the great work by the vvvv community directly through an rss reader)
i know there are millions of more important things, so i can apply this change myself if someone dares to grant me the access rights ;p
yeah, dEp's post is an addition to
what's the use of an rss feed if there's nothing to read but the title?
good morning btw!
I have changed the Q&A feed as well as the Blog feed to display the whole entry in the feed. It isn't very well formatted though and the images and extra content show up sort of awkward. I will put in some work sometime in the near future, but for now I hope your needs are satisfied. Let me know what you think.
He vvvvebmasta, thx for your work on the RSS feeds, they are much more usable this way! Any further work is of course appreciated.
BTW, it seems there is no way to scroll my bookmarks in the bookmarks shade; ie. when you have more than can be displayed in one row, the rest isn't visible. Irritating … Do you see a way to fix this?
Thx and frohes Nois 2011!
@desaxismundi: due to technical reasons I can't add a shout button. The only thing that will work is excluding shouts altogether from the activities. we're discussing this at the moment so something might change in this list but it might also stay the way it is.
@sapo: I'll check this as soon as I have a PC with ie9 near me. does the main menu not flicker if you're not on the startpage? I know this isn't a real solution, but of course we recommend using firefox or chrome :)
ah, and perhaps it's possiple or still performant to make the vvvv.org/home/activities entry-length longer - perhaps 40 instead of 20 entries? best would be a lazy-load thingy imo.
it's because i think most people hang around on this starting page and some topics get kinda lost if they move too fast to the second page.
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