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Started by Oldiesmann, May 27, 2019, 07:12 PM

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Oldiesmann

This is the other site that was owned by the person who owned the seniors forum I previously mentioned. This was the first site I got involved with - a person I knew from SMF (TehCraw for those who know him) was a member of this forum and got in touch with me to help get them upgraded from YaBB SE to SMF in 2004. There's not a lot to see here at the moment, but I plan to revamp the site some in the future - at the very least replacing the dated static website with a portal (probably TP due to its advanced articles system) and move the forum out to the main directory (instead of /community where it currently resides).

Main site: https://www.christianphotographers.com
Forum: https://www.christianphotographers.com/community
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Skhilled

I've seen that name a number of times before (TehCraw). I'm an amateur photographer but, sadly, I haven't been keeping up with it lately. :(

Yes, the static page needs updating. The news slider makes the page jump due to the various heights of the slider content.

Bigguy

Yeah that static page REALLY needs updated. I didn't notice any jumping but I was not there long either.

Skhilled

Scroll down near the bottom of the page. As you are scrolling when the fader changes the page will jump.

Bigguy

Oh yeah, I saw it briefly. Tp is a good choice for replacement....anything would be really.

Skhilled

I think that's more of a coding issue cause of how the slider works. It adjusts for the size of the content but pushes the rest of the page down. It should remain at a specific size for all of the current content.

lurkalot

Quote from: Skhilled on May 30, 2019, 08:59 PMThe news slider makes the page jump due to the various heights of the slider content.

Think Bigguy had that same problem here, or over at WUB.  I hate using the news fader for this very reason, and tend to use the random news.  That way you see different news on page load and don't notice the page jump. 

Also, when working on TP a few versions back I asked our devs if they could make our news block work when the news is turned off in the theme header, so now you can have the news display where you like. Gives it a whole new functionality, and can be used for news, banners, ads etc.  Only works for random news though unfortunately.

Skhilled

Yeah, you'd have to make transparent hr's or text or images for each things so they would all be the same height unless there's someway to force it to remain the same height.

Bigguy

I did have this problem...that's why I moved it to the bottom of the page. ;)

Skhilled

Ah! A smart one... LOL

You might want to post how you've done that for those that may need it. ;)

Bigguy

I will after my next update, which will be soon.

Oldiesmann

Looked at the code for the front page of that site and it's awful... blockquotes, random paragraph tags and using tables for layout. Unfortunately design/layout isn't something I'm all that skilled at so I did the best I could to keep it looking sort of the same on a test site... https://test.christianphotographers.com

Unfortunately digging through further I found that there are dozens of pages (due to all the devotionals - each one of those is a separate static page), so it's going to take a while to port all that over (I'll just use regular articles for the devotional stuff), and that assumes that everyone likes the proposed changes. I'm not entirely sure how many people are even aware that there's a website beyond the forum at this point, considering I found at least one link pointing to /yabbse, which hasn't been used since I migrated them to SMF 10+ years ago.
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Bigguy

It looks a lot better for sure.

lesmond

You will have to let me know if you want a theme making @Oldiesmann :)

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Oldiesmann

Recreated another page on the test site...

Original: https://www.christianphotographers.com/files/purpose.html
New: https://test.christianphotographers.com/index.php?page=purpose

Need to adjust it some since SMF's CSS is getting in the way of that h1, but that shouldn't be too hard to get around.
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