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UplandRam
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Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:16 pm

With the start of the new season, I have decided to change the theme of our forum. There are a few reasons.
1.) I do not like the way the titles on the topics are truncated.
2.) The header logo is too big when viewing on a mobile device.
3.) The overall width is too small viewing on a mobile device.
4.) I will be changing the colors a little to match the current Rams colors. I like the old throw back colors and I will occasionally change the colors to match those colors, but, only for special dates like when the Rams are wearing those colors on gameday.

So, I would like some input on what you would like to see. Please comment as I plan on starting on this ASAP.



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Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:23 pm

I may be missing it... but is there a "last post" button on the "topics" screen?


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Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:35 pm

Thank you for considering these factors, esp as they impact the mobile display. Seeing the whole title and "last post" would also be on my request list. Thanks again. I really appreciate this forum.



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Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:36 pm

One of the new themes I am looking at has an option to display the last 10 / most active posts at the top of the page before the sub forums. So, I think that will work for what you are asking????



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UplandRam wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:36 pm
One of the new themes I am looking at has an option to display the last 10 / most active posts at the top of the page before the sub forums. So, I think that will work for what you are asking????
I don't think so. Basically... looking for a shortcut on the topic that takes you to the last post in that topic.


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Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:11 pm

Gotcha... that should be easy to do.



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Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:24 am

Nice adjustments Upland! Have been wanting the titled expanded since you had to change servers, thank you ! Shortcuts to last posts like Dick asked for would be a great addition as well, again thanks for a great Rams site.


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Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:27 am

Thanks Fletch! I have been working on it for several hours. Just about ready to hit the hay. I have few other minor things to tweak...



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Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:42 am

Upland - This is so much waaay better than before. I can't tell you how many times I had issues getting into this site. The on and off ability to get into this site almost drove me away so thank you for your hard work putting this site together!



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Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:01 am

I like it Upland. It seems to be a little more user friendly. Good work.



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Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:33 am

Loooooooooooove the update!!


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Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:59 am

Whoa, looking great on my phone. Thanks Upland!



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Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:29 am

The fonts are too light. A darker font in the subject line would help them stand-out.


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Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:37 am

Just keep doing what you do bro, as usual, all is good.



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Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:10 am

Great job but two suggestions

1) like someone said darker for thread titles

2). Get rid of that color that looks somewhat like the St. Louis gold. Go blue or more an LA yellow.



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Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:22 am

I like seeing who made the last post in a thread on the main page.
Not seeing it now.



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Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:54 am

Much more user friendly, especially for a mobile device.

Now just get rid of the talk section for the 31 other teams, no need for em, its a Rams site.



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JerzyRam wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:22 am
I like seeing who made the last post in a thread on the main page.
Not seeing it now.
I agree...I like seeing who the last poster was.

I also agree the font is a little light.

One other aspect I like is some form of notification os threads I have posted in...see I'm forgetful....I know you had it set up that if I was responded to I would get a notification in parens but then I would have to remember what threads I posted in and try and find it....maybe a better solution is out there IDK.

Not trying to be picky and it's in no way a make or break, but you asked and I responded.

I appreciate all the work you are doing in keeping the site rolling along.



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Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:02 pm

I don't like our blue and white uniforms and I thus prefer a background color that isn't white. Just my preference. Thanks, Upland! You're da man!


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Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:11 pm

As far as the colors, I want to stay with the new look so we at least appear to be in step with what the official Rams colors are. I am not sold on the new look either, but I think this works well.
There are just too many color variations out there to make everyone happy.
As for the white background, sorry, I have to stay with that because the darker colors render differently on different devices and monitors.

I will be making a few more changes, minor ones based on suggestions.



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Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:28 pm

Great job as always upland. Your efforts are appreciated. The last post is a nice improvement. Hopefully you'll be able to mix in the classic throwback uni colors, too.



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Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:45 pm

Didn't care much for the old format but this one is spot on. Love it!! Thanks UplandRam



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Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:12 pm

This might look good on a phone...but not so much on my laptop.
The old setup is much better.


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Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:56 pm

Ants,

I tested this on a 28" monitor, a 24" monitor, a 19" monitor, my laptop, my iPad, and my iPhone. Looks good to me. So, I guess you really can't please all of the people all of the time.

I will be creating another theme with the classic Yellow/Blue. Registered users will be able to choose their own theme colors. However, the layout will stay the same,



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Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:22 am

This new format is 1000000 times better for mobile devices than before the recent change. The gold just makes me want to puke.



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