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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2015, 01:00:26 AM »
just found and installed... i guess we'll see if i like!


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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2015, 05:32:37 PM »
I use Tapatalk a lot and its quite nice if you don't want to vote in a poll or ignore the fast response button which isn't working. ;)

Jmack, this is the answer to a question you asked me long ago. Not saying more. :-X;)
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Re: This website is being ruined.
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2015, 05:54:09 PM »
Would be far better if the site had a responsive theme. Grumblegrumble.  >:(
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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2015, 06:06:50 PM »
Would be far better if the site had a responsive theme. Grumblegrumble.  >:(
Umm. Er.... What?
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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2015, 06:26:48 PM »
Would be far better if the site had a responsive theme. Grumblegrumble.  >:(
Umm. Er.... What?
It's possible to make a site that shifts its layout and changes the way it looks to suit different browser sizes. That way it looks and works perfectly on desktop, tablet, mobile, etc. It's what I make for a living.  :P

A couple of nice examples (screenshots of desktop, tablet, and phone layouts to show how they compare):



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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2015, 06:32:17 PM »
You're hired. (For free, of course!)  ;) ;D

Cool looking screen shots, though.
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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2015, 07:07:17 PM »
You're hired. (For free, of course!)  ;) ;D

Cool looking screen shots, though.
Haha I'd actually love to, send Overlord a PM ages ago offering to do it, but never heard anything back.  :P
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Re: This website is being ruined.
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2015, 07:31:28 PM »
You're hired. (For free, of course!)  ;) ;D

Cool looking screen shots, though.
Haha I'd actually love to, send Overlord a PM ages ago offering to do it, but never heard anything back.  :P

that's a terrifying amount of work.  personally, i'd just use something like this: http://smf-media.com

tho, there's still all of the crazy, custom (i'm assuming) stuff the guys (and gals!) have set up, like inventory, money, likes, etc.

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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2015, 07:58:25 PM »
You're hired. (For free, of course!)  ;) ;D

Cool looking screen shots, though.
Haha I'd actually love to, send Overlord a PM ages ago offering to do it, but never heard anything back.  :P

that's a terrifying amount of work.  personally, i'd just use something like this: http://smf-media.com

tho, there's still all of the crazy, custom (i'm assuming) stuff the guys (and gals!) have set up, like inventory, money, likes, etc.
It's not really that big a deal, I've spent years doing it manually from the ground up so I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve. Since I doubt they'd be happy to give me ftp access I was just thinking of what could be done by altering the css alone. I could make the main site responsive with a couple of hours of work maximum, and the forum would probably not take much longer.

Obviously there would be some things that could be improved much more by editing templates (making the entire row for each thread a clickable link instead of just the title text for example), or switching to a theme like the one you linked to and then customising that.  :)
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« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2015, 08:10:18 PM »
Sounds amazing. I love how the topic of this topic has changed. :D
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« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2015, 08:26:23 PM »
Sounds amazing. I love how the topic of this topic has changed. :D

not really!  just the context:  "This website is being ruined."

duh!  by not having a mobile version!