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Snakes In The Ball Pit => Announcements => Topic started by: Lemon on February 03, 2013, 09:28:46 am

Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on February 03, 2013, 09:28:46 am
So if you've made a post yet, you've seen that there was a dropdown for "Message Icon", where you could make your post a piece-of-paper-post, a light-bulb-post, or what have you. You've also probably noticed that there were a lot of goddamn paper posts because everyone just ignored that crap, and well they should.

Boots suggested I replace all the message icons with icons from JustRage, so I did a quick "Time That Would Take Me To Do vs. Time That Would Be Funny For" calculation and rejected it. Message icons have been yanked.
There's still the "normal topic/hot topic/locked topic" icons, because those are useful, but at some point I want them to look more consistent with the earlier icons.
 (http://ballp.it/Themes/Giggle/images/off.png)
Title: Re: Get the fuck out of here, message icons.
Post by: Lemon on February 03, 2013, 09:30:05 am
Oh, and you can reply to announcements now.
Title: Re: Get the fuck out of here, message icons.
Post by: Lemon on February 03, 2013, 10:32:55 am
Sweet! Okay, ignore the broken image link. I'll have these topic images changed in a minute here.
Title: Re: Get the fuck out of here, message icons.
Post by: Lemon on February 03, 2013, 12:17:26 pm
Ahhh, there we go. That's much better UX.

You've probably noticed the change, but I just redid topic icons to fit with the ballp.it look and feel. This is going to be an ongoing process of going through and remove every icon that's got distracting colors in it. Next up is gonna be the thumbs up/thumbs down thing I repurposed from thefpl.us and those unsightly contact icons.

INCIDENTALLY, if anyone's got a copy of illustrator and wants to lend a hand, I would love to get single color icons for the +1/-1 thing. Currently it's set to "dap" and "punch", so we could play with [fist and fist] & [fist and face], but I'm perfectly content with any other duality you might want to try out. Maybe [handjob] & [groin kick] or [beer] and [poison]? Whatever looks best. The big stipulation is that it has to be single color (black on transparent), and it has to look right at small sizes (26x26, probably).

Let me know, otherwise I'll try to dig something up.

(Oh and the image assets for the topic icons were created by VisualPharm (http://www.visualpharm.com/), who make very nice icons indeed.)
Title: Re: Get the fuck out of here, message icons.
Post by: Lemon on February 03, 2013, 04:31:16 pm
Thumbs Up/Down icons changed (temporary, until something better comes along).

And there are now 20 hidden emoticons.
Title: Re: Get the fuck out of here, message icons.
Post by: montrith on February 03, 2013, 04:39:58 pm
Can we rename this section of the forum "Lemon playing by himself"?
Title: Re: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on February 04, 2013, 12:44:30 am
We're a lot closer to a cohesive look tonite. It should be no secret that I'm completely aping (or stealing, depending on how you define things) a number of aspects of Google's design scheme. Specifically the color palette. Going forward, the icons are supposed to be...


Or at least that's the idea. There's plenty of stuff left to do, but I think the left and right sides of the thread view are a lot less cluttered and hopefully are getting out of the way of post readin'

(Also I've renamed this thread.)
Title: Re: The Changelog
Post by: jack chick on February 04, 2013, 05:12:14 pm
I feel this is more of a changeblog than a changelog. Thanks!
Title: Re: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on February 04, 2013, 10:57:01 pm
A smattering of small changes made. Nothing that's particularly attention grabbing, but just a little more consistency across the board.

I spent about 40 minutes today trying to figure out how to convey the command "Mark As Unread" graphically. Most efforts use an envelope, which is crap. So far my best solution is "Eye With Cataracts", which I think gets the point across. But, I don't have the whole set ready, so it's gonna wait.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on February 06, 2013, 12:10:05 am
Shit I did today

And now, for a secret: There's an emote that looks like a Paula Deen recipe.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: RedMinjo on February 06, 2013, 07:28:17 am
These changes do not look like [poopoo].
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Mimetic on February 06, 2013, 12:05:41 pm
<pedant>There are 256 pixels there, actually.</pedant>
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on February 10, 2013, 03:42:12 pm
Here's what I did over the weekend

Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on February 23, 2013, 08:53:03 am
At this point, you've probably noticed the new ballp.it logo, which I think is quite lovely. It was drawn by KingKalamari (http://ballp.it/index.php?action=profile;u=63), who probably deserves a piece of your affection so we don't have to stare at that other header anymore. While we're at it, the favicon.ico has been changed. If you're still seeing an F+ logo, that'll change eventually.

The only other thing worth mentioning at the moment is that I changed the styling for featured (multibulbed) post. That gradient wasn't working for me, so I replaced the topline with a string of stars. Also, I've lowered the threshold for multibulb posts to 3+. That might get raised later on, but for now there's some frugality inre: bulbs.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on February 25, 2013, 06:56:03 pm
YouTube videos can now be added to posts. FTP links capability has been removed, since that button made no sense at all.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on March 18, 2013, 12:23:21 pm
Just added 10 new secretemoticons, all of them facial hair related.

(I can't grow a beard. [stubble])
Title: The Changelog
Post by: montrith on March 18, 2013, 01:15:21 pm
Great. Now all you need to do is to come up with a PG emote for Maggot-Faggot.
[stab]
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on March 18, 2013, 10:30:30 pm
...so I thought "Okay, let me see if I can meet that request. I'll start by searching for 'maggot faggot'...

Surprisingly work-safe link (http://comafluff.deviantart.com/art/Faggot-Maggot-214892003). Okay, well, that's cute, but I don't think it really translates to a 16px icon. or comes of as particularly faggoty. What do I get if I try 'gay worm'?

(http://drawception.com/pub/panels/2012/5-25/OaD82eQEmg-12.png)

Sure does.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Delcat on March 20, 2013, 12:43:30 am
I really like the "jump to last post" button, thank you for that!
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Down10 on March 28, 2013, 02:37:52 am
Just added 10 new secretemoticons, all of them facial hair related.

(I can't grow a beard. [stubble] )Lemon, March 18, 2013, 12:23:21 pm
[beard] [mustache] [goatee] [stubble]

I've only discovered 4 so far. This is tough!
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on March 28, 2013, 12:52:58 pm
Some of them are tricky, some of them you'd never stumble on. For example, Brian Blessed has a pretty great beard. [blessed].
Also, Josef Stalin, Salvador Dali and Wyatt Earp all had terrific mustaches. [stalin] [dali] [earp].

That's the end of the proper name ones (for now).
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on March 31, 2013, 09:10:59 am
Images too big for posts are now scaled down via CSS (max-width:98%), so a huge image won't make a scrollbar in the post anymore.
(as it's a CSS change, cache cleaning may be necessary to see this)
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on April 04, 2013, 09:19:59 am
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Boots Raingear on April 10, 2013, 08:36:31 pm
ballp.it has been moved to the thefpl.us server (freeboners.info). Things seem pretty smooth, but most avatars are broken. I'm working on this.

update: Avatars are fixed except for Lemon's. Nerd details: Simple Machines stores the avatar images as files without extensions, so when I uploaded them via ftp they were automatically transferred in ASCII and turned into useless poop.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Delcat on April 11, 2013, 10:04:55 am
It's running much more smoothly for me, thank you!
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Ike on April 14, 2013, 08:36:53 am
  • Starting making some anti-spam enhancements
  • Added ranks for 200, 666, and 999 posts
Lemon, April 04, 2013, 09:19:59 am

So are there ranks for 69 and 420 posts because if not, whelp
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on April 14, 2013, 10:38:36 pm
Mailservers went down when ballp.it got moved to the new server. Boots just finished tinkering with the mail server to get it to work, which I understand was not a pleasant experience.

But, the forum sends mail now, which is good. Doubly good because that issue was keeping new members from completing registration.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Isfahan on April 15, 2013, 09:04:09 pm
So are there ranks for 69 and 420 posts because if not, whelpIke, April 14, 2013, 08:36:53 am

Celebrate those milestones on your own, dammit

it's not like there isn't precedent
Title: The Changelog
Post by: montrith on April 19, 2013, 10:16:09 pm
I see you've made some changes to the post-count icons. I fully support you giving Isfahan a special one again.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Delcat on May 26, 2013, 03:01:38 am
I only just realized that Isfahan's new post-count icons are dudes in helmets and not cute little piggies.  You two may have to brawl that one out.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Chaz on June 05, 2013, 12:43:59 pm
I'm curious as to what the sheep post icons are about. I just got upgraded from Trek to Sheep a few posts ago, and I dunno if there was an actual post count milestone for that or if something else happened.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Isfahan on June 05, 2013, 05:19:30 pm
I just got upgraded from Trek to Sheep a few posts ago, and I dunno if there was an actual post count milestone for that or if something else happened.
Chaz, June 05, 2013, 12:43:59 pm

You're Scottish.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: gee golly gosh on June 14, 2013, 05:49:10 pm
I just got upgraded from Trek to Sheep a few posts ago, and I dunno if there was an actual post count milestone for that or if something else happened.
Chaz, June 05, 2013, 12:43:59 pm

You're Scottish.
Isfahan, June 05, 2013, 05:19:30 pm

As a New Zealander I don't know whether to be outraged by the fact that other countries have sheep, or overjoyed at the fact that one day, if I forum very very hard, I too may have sheep in my profile.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Delcat on June 17, 2013, 03:37:36 am
As a New Zealander I don't know whether to be outraged by the fact that other countries have sheep, or overjoyed at the fact that one day, if I forum very very hard, I too may have sheep in my profile.
gee golly gosh, June 14, 2013, 05:49:10 pm

Well, in my experience we get the brunt of the sheep-fucking jokes, so you can take that as a plus.  Unless New Zealanders also get those, but it seems less likely as the division in Britain fosters in-fighting of that level.

("Little boy, I don't know how to tell you this, but there's a man making love to the sheep in your field!"
"Oh, no worry, that's just me daa-aaaa-aaaa!")
Title: The Changelog
Post by: gee golly gosh on June 17, 2013, 07:41:03 am
As a New Zealander I don't know whether to be outraged by the fact that other countries have sheep, or overjoyed at the fact that one day, if I forum very very hard, I too may have sheep in my profile.
gee golly gosh, June 14, 2013, 05:49:10 pm

Well, in my experience we get the brunt of the sheep-fucking jokes, so you can take that as a plus.  Unless New Zealanders also get those, but it seems less likely as the division in Britain fosters in-fighting of that level.

("Little boy, I don't know how to tell you this, but there's a man making love to the sheep in your field!"
"Oh, no worry, that's just me daa-aaaa-aaaa!")
Delcat, June 17, 2013, 03:37:36 am

At one point during my youth there was a tourism campaign inciting people to visit NZ with the tagline '65 million sheep can't be wrong.' At the point in time, the human population of NZ was 3.5 million.

We're down to 42 million sheep now, but still far, far outnumbered, and while we don't have the in-fighting of the UK, we do have Australia.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Boots Raingear on June 17, 2013, 07:50:04 am
("Little boy, I don't know how to tell you this, but there's a man making love to the sheep in your field!"
"Oh, no worry, that's just me daa-aaaa-aaaa!")
Delcat, June 17, 2013, 03:37:36 am
Great, now I want demerit bulbs.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Delcat on June 17, 2013, 11:22:26 am
("Little boy, I don't know how to tell you this, but there's a man making love to the sheep in your field!"
"Oh, no worry, that's just me daa-aaaa-aaaa!")
Delcat, June 17, 2013, 03:37:36 am
Great, now I want demerit bulbs.
Boots Raingear, June 17, 2013, 07:50:04 am

Earned.  But hey, at least YOU didn't get the pleasure of your mom telling it.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on June 17, 2013, 12:52:06 pm
CAPTCHA ain't shit.

I added some Q&A to the registration process. Let's see if that makes a difference.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: montrith on June 17, 2013, 01:07:55 pm
CAPTCHA ain't shit.

I added some Q&A to the registration process. Let's see if that makes a difference.
Lemon, June 17, 2013, 12:52:06 pm

How would you inflate me? The correct answer is "balloonjuice".
Title: The Changelog
Post by: gee golly gosh on June 18, 2013, 04:46:07 am
CAPTCHA ain't shit.

I added some Q&A to the registration process. Let's see if that makes a difference.
Lemon, June 17, 2013, 12:52:06 pm

How would you inflate me? The correct answer is "balloonjuice".
montrith, June 17, 2013, 01:07:55 pm

 Do you:

Lower the rope to Roy and pull him out?
Throw him the rubber bathing ring in the shape of a sea-horse?
Look around for a stopcock, or some sort of Janitor who can turn off the water?
Wrap Roy Orbison in Clingfilm?

The correct answer is "Wrap Roy Orbison in Clingfilm!"
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on July 23, 2013, 03:02:02 pm
It took me way too long to think of this, but you see this post? This is not a classy post.

[fedora] Now this post is classy.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on December 30, 2013, 02:57:25 pm
I added a mobile expanding/collapsing menu on thefpl.us, so now you can access the sidebar on your phone.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on December 30, 2013, 05:11:48 pm
Couple more changes to that header thing. Expanded the smallest form breakpoint to a maximum of 450 pixels, adjusted the header logo (Pricedown was kind of a fucked up font choice there), and... some other stuff.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on February 03, 2014, 12:28:32 pm
Two small but noticeable changes just made.


While I'm at it, if there's a specific bit of navigation that's bothering you on ballp.it, let me know. I'm just changing stuff as I notice it.

(oh, also locked topics are 40% opacity now.)
Title: The Changelog
Post by: chai tea latte on February 03, 2014, 12:44:18 pm
Droid Sans is good by me. Also thanks for the UI changes, I occasionally had issues on my phone (before the site was responsive I could zoom in, but this is a better solution by far).
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Runic on February 03, 2014, 02:13:49 pm
Do we even have any locked topics?
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Post by: SATAN MILKSHAKE on February 03, 2014, 02:55:37 pm
Droid Sans is a Good Font in my book.  Still noticing some Arial accents though, like on the Post Reply page and down at the footer.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on February 03, 2014, 03:08:46 pm
Still noticing some Arial accents though, like on the Post Reply page and down at the footer.
EYE OF ZA, February 03, 2014, 02:55:37 pm
Good catch. Did a find and delete on the CSS file, removing any reference to a font called "arial".
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Post by: fluffy on February 03, 2014, 05:07:50 pm
I thought something looked different and more readable!

Droid Sans is a WAY better screen font than Arial, which is designed to have the same metrics as Helvetica, and looks like shit everywhere. So, thanks.
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Post by: chai tea latte on February 03, 2014, 05:47:15 pm
I thought something looked different and more readable!

Droid Sans is a WAY better screen font than Arial, which is designed to have the same metrics as Helvetica, and looks like shit everywhere. So, thanks.
fluffy, February 03, 2014, 05:07:50 pm

Arial can be explained by one word: Microsoft (http://meta.ath0.com/2006/04/05/the-great-knock-off-font-swindle/). Also:

R
Title: The Changelog
Post by: nigeline on February 03, 2014, 10:48:02 pm
I thought something looked different and more readable!

Droid Sans is a WAY better screen font than Arial, which is designed to have the same metrics as Helvetica, and looks like shit everywhere. So, thanks.
fluffy, February 03, 2014, 05:07:50 pm

Arial can be explained by one word: Microsoft (http://meta.ath0.com/2006/04/05/the-great-knock-off-font-swindle/). Also:

R
kal-elk, February 03, 2014, 05:47:15 pm
AAAAA what an ugly letter.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on February 10, 2014, 11:37:23 pm
Okay, two small but useful changes.

(http://placehold.it/1400x1400)


Both of these are CSS-only changes. Ctrl+F5 to grab the new stylesheet.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on February 12, 2014, 01:52:18 pm
The hamburger menu for thefpl.us mobile was broken for a little bit, but it's working again.
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Post by: Boots Raingear on February 12, 2014, 02:21:00 pm
There's also a secret menu now that isn't listed in the hamburger menu. Try ordering your podcast "Dragon style".
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Post by: Lemon on February 22, 2014, 04:46:11 pm
It only recently occurred to me that I can use the <audio> element to allow people to listen to F+ episodes directly on the site, ep128 has a working example. I'll play with this idea a bit in the coming weeks, at which point thefpl.us will be basically inaccessible  to anyone using IE8. And fuck them.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: fluffy on February 23, 2014, 04:20:55 am
I think if you do something like:

<audio src="/path/to/file" preload="none"><a href="/path/to/file">podcast link</a></audio>

the content will still be accessible to IE8 people, just not rendered inline. (or you could keep doing shitty-ass shit with <object> or whatever but who gives a fuck).

Also <audio> doesn't really do all that much for you by default so you might want to use a wrapper library like http://jplayer.org/ or something.

(Also it's a good thing you remembered to set preload to metadata-only, although you might want to set it to 'none' since I think metadata-only can still incur a lot of bandwidth on certain user agents.)
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on February 23, 2014, 09:05:12 am
I think if you do something like: ... the content will still be accessible to IE8 people,
fluffy, February 23, 2014, 04:20:55 am
Right, but I don't care about IE8 people. There's a lot of great new technology out there, it's not worth spending time supporting people who are actively making the internet worse.

The audio container wasn't the entirety of the point anyway though. I'm gonna redo that whole stripe (again), but this time with SVG and I'll be goddamned if I'm gonna make PNG fallbacks for people using bad browsers.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on March 11, 2014, 11:34:56 am
Writing a post on a phone (or especially tablet) was kind of frustrating the other day, so I bumped up the textarea font-size quite a bit (160%) for displays under 768px. It's not the prettiest text editor you'll ever see, but it's much easier to edit, imo.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on May 05, 2014, 09:57:26 pm
Added new favicons for both thefpl.us and ball.pit.

The F Plus one is barely noticeable change, just that it comes from a higher-res source (64x64 rather than 32x32), so it'll read better in bookmark apps & some mobile devices. ballp.it's favicon is a more noticeable change, hinting at a new drawing I got from King Kalamari a couple weeks back that I plan to have up on this site sometime over the weekend.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on May 20, 2014, 10:01:46 pm
Login page restyled.
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Post by: Lemon on May 21, 2014, 08:28:53 pm
Yeah, that login page had some terrible ideas in it.

I measured the geometry in vh (viewport height) units, which is a shitty idea for a page like that because on a mobile device, click any form element and you get the keyboard. Pop up a keyboard and your viewport size is half as tall. So... yeah, mistakes.

Anyway, re-restyled that. Same general idea, just better executed.
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Post by: Lemon on May 21, 2014, 09:25:21 pm
Search box looks waaaaaaaaaaaaay different on mobile devices. Also the control nav (the thing that pops down from the hamburger button) is better.
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Post by: Lemon on May 27, 2014, 09:00:23 pm
Edited the "new posts" icon.
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Post by: Mister Smalls on May 27, 2014, 09:11:17 pm
The new posts icon is fucking enormous now.  Is this Google Chrome fucking up or an intentional feature?
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Post by: Lemon on May 27, 2014, 09:47:19 pm
The new posts icon is fucking enormous now.  Is this Google Chrome fucking up or an intentional feature?
Mister Smalls, May 27, 2014, 09:11:17 pm
Try control+F5.
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Post by: nilvoid on May 28, 2014, 02:52:21 am
I'm using Firefox right now, so I don't know what the new post icon looks like in other browsers, but to me it looks like this (http://i.imgur.com/hXBRvHq.png) before I mouse over it. When I do mouse over it, the blue line underneath the bubble disappears and reappears on the right side of the bubble*.

*Edit: I just noticed this, but the line to the right of the moused-over bubble doesn't appear in the subforums, but on the main page of the forum it does.
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Post by: Lemon on May 28, 2014, 08:33:00 am
Yeah, I kind of botched this graphic. Ill make it nicer when I get home tonite.
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Post by: Lemon on May 28, 2014, 07:24:16 pm
Okay, how's that?
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Post by: Runic on May 28, 2014, 07:42:45 pm
I'm not seeing them at all now.
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Post by: Lemon on May 28, 2014, 08:01:45 pm
I'm not seeing them at all now.
Runic, May 28, 2014, 07:42:45 pm
Cached css is a problem with these little changes. Control+F5 and you'll see 'em.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Runic on May 28, 2014, 08:07:31 pm
I did that and I'm still not seeing them.
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Post by: Lemon on May 28, 2014, 08:15:19 pm
I did that and I'm still not seeing them.
Runic, May 28, 2014, 08:07:31 pm

Hmmm!? That's... I don't believe you. Stop lying.
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Post by: Lemon on May 28, 2014, 08:27:10 pm
Hmmm!? That's... I don't believe you. Stop lying.
Lemon, May 28, 2014, 08:15:19 pm
Nevermind, you weren't lying. I missed one of the four implementations of that icon. Fixed now.
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Post by: Runic on May 28, 2014, 08:31:56 pm
Yep, everything is working now!
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Post by: nilvoid on May 28, 2014, 11:08:26 pm
No problems on my end, looks great!
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Post by: Lemon on July 11, 2014, 01:24:56 am
Look in the top right corner of this post!

(also check out what a many-bulbed post looks like)
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Post by: Fanzay on July 11, 2014, 05:46:12 am
I don't want to save on the energy when I'm highlighting a good post, Lemon.

No but seriously, that looks really good.
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Post by: Lemon on August 30, 2014, 01:04:51 am
Avatar size limit upped from 60 to 160. Some CSS changes I'm working on are gonna be friendlier to larger avatar image sizes.

(note: there will be transitional weirdness to those who upload bigger avatars, but I still recommend it)
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on September 07, 2014, 12:35:16 pm
Lots of subtle(?) changes made, mostly to the post view.

Probably more shit too.Ctrl+F5 to flush CSS if you don't see the changes.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on February 04, 2015, 01:34:40 pm
I've never really noticed the Replies (http://ballp.it/index.php?action=unreadreplies) page layout until Jack Chick pointed out to me that it was broken.

Cleaned that up. Follows the same design as new posts.
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Post by: jack chick on February 04, 2015, 01:47:51 pm
I've never really noticed the Replies (http://ballp.it/index.php?action=unreadreplies) page layout until Jack Chick pointed out to me that it was broken.

Cleaned that up. Follows the same design as new posts.
Lemon, February 04, 2015, 01:34:40 pm

Credit where due - MISANDRY CANNON pointed it out to me.

Possibly because he's an asshole.
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Lemon on January 27, 2016, 09:28:32 pm
Did some assorted cleanup to some layout things that were bugging me.
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Post by: Ambious on February 01, 2016, 08:44:00 am
Did some assorted cleanup to some layout things that were bugging me.
Lemon, January 27, 2016, 09:28:32 pm

Was the Hopper one of them? Because it's gone on my end.
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Post by: Lemon on February 01, 2016, 09:06:34 am
I was talking about ballpit, but no - the hopper (https://thefpl.us/submit/hopper) is still up.
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Post by: Ambious on February 01, 2016, 12:34:26 pm
I was talking about ballpit, but no - the hopper (https://thefpl.us/submit/hopper) is still up.
Lemon, February 01, 2016, 09:06:34 am

Yup, my browser must've had a brainfart.
Thanks.
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Post by: Boots Raingear on February 01, 2016, 10:17:44 pm
It's BULB CHAOS! Go! Run wild with bulb power!
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Post by: AgentCoop on February 01, 2016, 10:48:13 pm
I'M A BUSY MAN, I GOT THINGS TO BULB
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Victor Laszlo on February 02, 2016, 07:53:23 am
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Title: The Changelog
Post by: goombapolice on February 02, 2016, 01:54:58 pm
bulb 4 bulb
Title: The Changelog
Post by: AgentCoop on February 02, 2016, 01:55:45 pm
Bulb in bulb out motherfucka
Title: The Changelog
Post by: Ambious on February 02, 2016, 02:23:29 pm
2 bulbs 1 cup
Title: The Changelog
Post by: SATAN MILKSHAKE on February 03, 2016, 12:06:27 am
This thread has been bulbed in the name of Za
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on June 28, 2016, 12:45:06 pm
If you've ever tried to necromance an old thread, ballp.it would give you a warning message saying you shouldn't do that.

That warning is dumb and I removed it. Necromance at will.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on September 08, 2016, 01:25:48 pm
Like, in the middle of June, Ambious put in a pull request to fix the issue where ballp.it thought your post was blank if it only contained a video element. I totally didn't notice that until now. Oops.

You can now post video content alone.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on March 29, 2017, 02:37:04 pm
I've never liked the hamburger menu that ballp.it was using on mobile.

I've just changed it.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: A Meat on March 30, 2017, 06:07:33 am
On Firefox for Android, pressing the button also highlights invisible text somewhere or something. The ' select all' button appears and those pointers that appear around words appear around the hamburger
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on March 30, 2017, 08:13:41 am
On Firefox for Android, pressing the button also highlights invisible text somewhere or something. The ' select all' button appears and those pointers that appear around words appear around the hamburger
A Meat, March 30, 2017, 06:07:33 am

Can you screenshot that please
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Ambious on March 30, 2017, 08:38:24 am
I've never liked the hamburger menu that ballp.it was using on mobile.

I've just changed it.
Lemon, March 29, 2017, 02:37:04 pm

I like it!
Btw the "Replies" thread view kinda sucks:
(http://imgur.com/VXDvond.png)

As opposed to the "unread" thread view which is much more readable:
(http://imgur.com/K2FYNTm.png)
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on March 30, 2017, 09:11:19 am
Alright (https://github.com/AhoyLemon/ballpit/issues/26). That should be an easy fix.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on April 17, 2017, 02:00:21 pm
Made some small adjustments to the layout of poster vs. postarea. The "poster" area is now a little wider (+40px) and a little shorter (removed all action icons except kiss+slap).

This is for desktop only. mobile display unchanged by this one.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on April 17, 2017, 03:03:17 pm
Oh, and I closed Ambious' issue as well.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Ambious on April 17, 2017, 03:12:10 pm
Oh, and I closed Ambious' issue as well.
Lemon, April 17, 2017, 03:03:17 pm

Looks great now, thank you!
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on April 17, 2017, 06:26:32 pm
This is for desktop only. mobile display unchanged by this one.
Lemon, April 17, 2017, 02:00:21 pm

Oops. I fucked something up with mobile display. Will fix soon.

Edit: There, that should be better.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on April 26, 2017, 03:26:39 pm
Portaxx's profile once again breaks the ballp.it layout.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on June 01, 2017, 03:33:47 pm
Tweaked the styling of the login screen, mainly to adjust this one checkbox I really didn't like.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on June 01, 2017, 04:59:35 pm
Changed the styling of recent posts (https://ballp.it/index.php?action=recent) display.

At the moment, you can't bulb from that layout, but everything else should be working good.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on June 07, 2017, 12:03:31 pm
Since I was already playing around with some other stats pages, I decided to take the full board stats page (https://ballp.it/index.php?action=stats). Looks alright, imo.

PS: Congrats, A Meat
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on June 07, 2017, 02:53:47 pm
Slight cleanup to the user profile (https://ballp.it/index.php?action=profile;u=6) page. Also I made it so a user's recent posts (https://ballp.it/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=6) page looks similar to the global recent posts template.

I don't particularly like this layout, but it's used uncommonly enough that I'm okay with it just being somewhat better for now.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on July 03, 2017, 05:45:16 pm
Thanks to some work from Boots, ballp.it can now display bulb stats for each user (https://ballp.it/index.php?action=profile;area=statistics;u=19). Every profile will say how many bulbs that person has received as well as how many times that person has bulbed someone else. In addition, wherever applicable, each profile will display the 10 most bulbed posts a person has ever written.

This also puts us on a path towards other bulb-focused views, which is fun.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Achilles' Heelies on July 03, 2017, 06:30:30 pm
I need to up my bulb game.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: GirlKisser420 on July 03, 2017, 06:37:03 pm
I really need to start cooking up some relatable content if I ever want to beat Zekka, I gotta cut out saying shit like 'king gizzard and the eddie izzard wizard' and start telling people about Drumpf
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on September 13, 2017, 09:13:30 am
There was a CSS bug where long, unbroken content (such as code blocks) would break the layout of the post area. I've just fixed that.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on November 09, 2017, 02:00:16 pm
Added some padding and borders to the table syntax, for more clarity.

Users who asked for this0
Users who use the table syntax1
Percentage of users above who aren't Lemon0
Time (in minutes) it took to make this change3
Time (in minutes) it took to
write this ballp.it post about the change
5
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: SATAN MILKSHAKE on November 18, 2017, 11:18:34 pm
I have nowhere else to put this, but Firefox's new UI update now calls this site "ballp" on the new tab page, since it strips the TLD from the address.

Come on down to ballp, that's B-A-L-L-P.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on May 22, 2018, 04:31:39 pm
Made some assorted changes to the CSS, mostly to the mobile stylesheet. The header is a bit shorter on both sides, fixed a couple of weird errors I was noticing in the mobile display.

If anyone has a design for a new ballp.it snake, get at me, I'd like to try something...
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on December 30, 2018, 10:52:01 pm
Boots just noticed that ballp.it had a Forum Profile (https://ballp.it/index.php?action=profile;area=forumprofile) field of "Gender", with two options.

That field has been removed.
Title: I've changed the thread subject
Post by: Lemon on January 11, 2019, 01:40:20 pm
If the text up there doesn't say "Reply #Whatever", it worked!

Edit:Yay! It worked! Alright, so, I've been changing around the layout of the thread view a bit, one of the things I wanted to touch was the duplicate content in just listing that thread title over and over again. So:


Regardless, the active link is still a direct link to the post itself.
Title: I've changed the thread subject
Post by: Victor Laszlo on January 15, 2019, 03:36:08 pm
If the text up there doesn't say "Reply #Whatever", it worked!

Edit:Yay! It worked! Alright, so, I've been changing around the layout of the thread view a bit, one of the things I wanted to touch was the duplicate content in just listing that thread title over and over again. So:

  • If it's the first post, it will display the title of the thread.
  • If it's a reply, but the subject was changed by the poster, it will display the subject they changed it to.
  • Otherwise, it will show "Reply #XXX"

Regardless, the active link is still a direct link to the post itself.
Lemon, January 11, 2019, 01:40:20 pm

I might be completely alone on this, but I appreciated the repeating thread title.  When I come here I usually go to the new posts page and middle click all the ones I feel like reading, giving me several open tabs.  Without the thread titles it's sometimes quite difficult to tell which forum I'm in - is someone saying something goofy in a thread for complaining, or quoting someone goofy in internet.txt?  Now I have to look up to the tab bar to reorient myself each time, when before I didn't have to.  Thread title might be redundant information, but it's information that I use, whereas "reply #1107" doesn't help me at all.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Frank West on January 15, 2019, 04:19:44 pm
I'm with victor here, actually.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Ambious on January 16, 2019, 05:39:06 am
I'm with victor here, actually.
Frank West, January 15, 2019, 04:19:44 pm

Same here.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: SATAN MILKSHAKE on January 16, 2019, 09:21:16 am
I don't particularly miss the thread title, but the post number itself seems like an odd piece of info to make the "title" of the post.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Is It Normal this Disgusting Giant Sherman Tank on January 16, 2019, 03:38:30 pm
I do kinda miss the thread title, but I really like how there's blue text in certain places now so I guess it's kind of a wash for me I don't know.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Turtle on January 16, 2019, 04:48:35 pm
I really like how there's blue text in certain places now so I guess it's kind of a wash for me I don't know.
International Congress on Love and Sex with Sherman Tanks, January 16, 2019, 03:38:30 pm
I like the blue text as well. The only thing that's weird to me about it is that there's a lot more blue text inside forums than on the home page of the forums. I don't know what would be made blue there though? It's very minor and not a complaint as much as a thing that I notice.

I also miss the thread title but I think that point has been made.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on January 17, 2019, 07:33:12 pm
Alright, Victor et al, I see your point. Will adjust when I have time.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on January 21, 2019, 03:03:06 pm
K, how's that?
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Ambious on January 21, 2019, 03:56:15 pm
K, how's that?
Lemon, January 21, 2019, 03:03:06 pm

Much better.
I'd make the post number smaller and uncolored though, like a subtitle.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on January 21, 2019, 04:34:51 pm
Just redid the quote syntax.

Edit: forgot to test that on the phone, will fix
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Is It Normal this Disgusting Giant Sherman Tank on January 21, 2019, 07:06:36 pm
K, how's that?
Lemon, January 21, 2019, 03:03:06 pm

Works for me.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on January 22, 2019, 09:50:16 am
K, adjusted quote syntax again, this should cover a bunch of edge cases. I also added some CSS rules for Long URL's breaking the display. As a result, the quotes and URLs on this page (https://ballp.it/index.php?topic=2892.45) should be fine on any display.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Is It Normal this Disgusting Giant Sherman Tank on January 22, 2019, 11:05:41 am
I really like how quoted posts are displayed now.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: beelzeboob on January 24, 2019, 08:38:31 pm
Hey is it a recent change that I canít see post date on mobile? It really sucks because if I click a thread I canít tell when I should start reading, especially if itís one that was resurrected from years ago.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on January 24, 2019, 10:03:31 pm
Hey is it a recent change that I canít see post date on mobile? It really sucks because if I click a thread I canít tell when I should start reading, especially if itís one that was resurrected from years ago.
beelzeboob, January 24, 2019, 08:38:31 pm

So that's not actually a recent change. That's been true as long as there was an optimized mobile display.

Now that said, I do have an idea of a design that would bring it back, but that also means overhauling the post display, something I'm not ready to do at this time
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on March 10, 2019, 10:32:08 am
(https://i.imgur.com/4rt0InX.png)
Hux, February 23, 2019, 09:49:23 pm
At one point I changed it so quoted images would get thumbnailed, so you didn't see the same giant image over and over again, recently I notice that change got undone with the new quote syntax.

That was an accident, which is fixed.
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on March 18, 2019, 08:06:53 pm
Whoops.

I was trying to post a poll earlier today and I realized at some point in redesigning the new post interface (https://github.com/AhoyLemon/ballpit/issues/52), I accidentally partly broke it.

At this moment, the "Add Option" button is broken, and as such you're limited to the number of options to poll about. Note for myself, will fix it when I can figure out how. New issue created (https://github.com/AhoyLemon/ballpit/issues/58).
Title: ballp.it Changelog
Post by: Lemon on March 28, 2019, 10:11:40 am
At this moment, the "Add Option" button is broken, and as such you're limited to the number of options to poll about. Note for myself, will fix it when I can figure out how. New issue created (https://github.com/AhoyLemon/ballpit/issues/58).
Lemon, March 18, 2019, 08:06:53 pm

Oh, I fixed this 10 days ago.

Was just coming here to post that I found and quickly resolved (https://github.com/AhoyLemon/ballpit/issues/60) a display bug with quoted images.