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Oct 15th, 2009 at 3:40am
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Ever wanted a different look and feel of the old Board Index page? This one is different...

Changing Board Index into a "Rolodex" kind of interface. You can browse through the categories - one at a time by clicking on two arrow buttons - or continously by holding down the mouse button. You can bring a 'category card' to the front by clicking on the title bar or take out one single 'category card' by clicking on the icon in front of the name name. Forum info, showcase poll and Log in / Register boxes are moved to a 'side bar' in the left side.

Edited:
Guess i forgot to mention that this is actually a mod and a template - meaning that the members have to select it in their profile - and it has no effect on any existing templates.


Oct 16th, 2009 at 2:55pm - beta 0.2 - no bugs - just made the pie chart work on showcase poll - had to add a new .js file for that purpose. Changes are in 'BoardIndex.pl' 'Poll.pl', 'rolodex/BoardIndex.template' and 'rolodex.html'  (and a new 'smallpiechart.js')

Oct 19th, 2009 at 8:56am - beta 0.2.1 - added all necessary images to the 'rolodex' image folder. Added 'rolodex.html' and 'rolodex.css' (again). Made some minor changes to the code.

Oct 20th, 2009 at 4:19pm - beta 0.3 - added 'new posts' info to the card title bars. Made the generated code valid xhtml. Made some minor layout shapeups.

Oct 20th, 2009 at 6:54pm - beta 0.3.1 - fixed small bug not removing the 'new boards' info when 'Mark all as read' button is clicked. Only changes in 'rolodex/BoardIndex.template'.

Oct 22nd, 2009 at 8:49am - beta 0.3.1 ec - no bugs and no changes but added a extra mod to make the "Event Calendar" layout fit the Rolodex Template (of course only if you have the Event Calendar installed  Wink )

Oct 27th, 2009 at 10:49pm - beta 0.4 - on bugs but some major changes. Changed the sidebar to let members close/open any available sidebar item. Added/changed mods for adding "Event Calendar mod" and "Recent User List mod" to the sidebar.

Oct 29th, 2009 at 4:42am - beta 0.4b - small issue with the way links to sidebar items are sorted fixed.
« Last Edit: Oct 29th, 2009 at 4:44am by Carsten »  

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Re: Rolodex 4 YaBB 2.4
Reply #1 - Oct 16th, 2009 at 9:55am
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Greate idea Carsten!!!!!!!! Smiley
  

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Reply #2 - Oct 16th, 2009 at 3:01pm
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Thanks deti

beta 0.2 - no bugs - just made the pie chart work on showcase poll - had to add a new .js file for that purpose. Changes are in 'BoardIndex.pl' 'Poll.pl', 'rolodex/BoardIndex.template' and 'rolodex.html'  (and a new 'smallpiechart.js')

New zip attached to first post.
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Reply #3 - Oct 16th, 2009 at 4:48pm
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Awesome change... ! Great work
  

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Reply #4 - Oct 17th, 2009 at 8:35pm
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WOW.Great mod Thanks  Smiley
  
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Reply #5 - Oct 17th, 2009 at 11:43pm
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Yep! Another very nice Mod, Carsten. It's always nice for users to have the choice.

The only things I've noticed are, when I hit the 'Mark all as read' button, it seems to work fine but, the image doesn't pop up to tell you that it is marking them as read like it normally does. Maybe it could?

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Carsten wrote on Oct 15th, 2009 at 3:40am:
or take out one single 'category card' by clicking on the icon in front of the name name.

I've tested this on two installs but, the cardall.gif and cardone.gif don't show before the category name like in your screenshot. See the attached image. Maybe I'm missing something silly?


  

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Reply #6 - Oct 18th, 2009 at 12:03am
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Derek Barnstorm wrote on Oct 17th, 2009 at 11:43pm:
I've tested this on two installs but, the cardall.gif and cardone.gif don't show before the category name like in your screenshot. See the attached image. Maybe I'm missing something silly?

Oups - i packed up the wrong BoardIndex.template - sorry.

New zip in first post.
  

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Reply #7 - Oct 18th, 2009 at 12:08am
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Ah, yep! That's done the trick.

Thanks!
  
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Reply #8 - Oct 18th, 2009 at 12:47am
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Derek Barnstorm wrote on Oct 17th, 2009 at 11:43pm:
The only things I've noticed are, when I hit the 'Mark all as read' button, it seems to work fine but, the image doesn't pop up to tell you that it is marking them as read like it normally does. Maybe it could?

Do it this way:

Copy 'Rotate.gif' and 'RotateStop.gif' from the 'default' folder to the 'rolodex' folder.

Then in rolodex.html find
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<div id="ImageAlert" style="visibility:hidden; position:fixed; background-color:#AAAAAA; width:200px; top:30%; left:41%"> 


and replace it with
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<div id="ImageAlert" style="visibility:hidden; position:fixed; background-color:#AAAAAA; width:200px; top:30%; left:41%; z-index: 200;"> 



Will be done in next beta...
  

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Reply #9 - Oct 18th, 2009 at 1:22am
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Perfecto!

It wasn't really a biggy, I just thought it was better to be there than not to be there.

Great stuff.

Thanks again!
  
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Reply #10 - Oct 19th, 2009 at 8:59am
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beta 0.2.1 - added all nescesary images to the 'rolodex' image folder. Added 'rolodex.html' and 'rolodex.css' (again). Made some minor changes to the code.
  

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Reply #11 - Oct 20th, 2009 at 4:23pm
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beta 0.3 - added 'new posts' info to the card title bars. Made the generated code valid xhtml. Made some minor layout shapeups.

New zip attached to first post.
  

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Reply #12 - Oct 20th, 2009 at 6:56pm
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beta 0.3.1 - fixed small bug not removing the 'new boards' info when 'Mark all as read' button is clicked. Only changes in 'rolodex/BoardIndex.template'.

new zip in first post.
  

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Reply #13 - Oct 22nd, 2009 at 4:52am
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Very nice. I like how it reduces the clutter if your forum has many categories. Very clean looking.
  

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Reply #14 - Oct 22nd, 2009 at 8:56am
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beta 0.3.1 ec - no bugs and no changes but added a extra mod to make the "Event Calendar" layout fit the Rolodex Template (of course only if you have the Event Calendar installed  Wink )

New zip attached to first post.

"Recent User List" fits perfect into the sidebar - see attached screen shot.
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new screen shot from beta 0.4 attached.
« Last Edit: Oct 27th, 2009 at 11:45pm by Carsten »  

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