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Test drive Invision Community 4.4 now!

Do you want to take our latest release for a test drive?

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You already are!

We've upgraded our own community for wider testing.

A big focus has been on page speed, so you will notice that our community is significantly faster that it was on 4.3

If you need a recap of what was added, take a look at our product updates blog which takes you through the highlights.

As this is a pre-beta release, expect some funkiness as we scurry around and tidy up our custom theme wrapper and other areas as we spot them.

If you you find a bug, we'd love for you to report it with as much detail as you can muster in the bug report area.

We'd love to know what you think, let us know below.

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Lazy loading seems like a neat idea, but after scrolling through this thread, it distracts from the normal experience of scrolling down a webpage. I reloaded and hit F12 to watched the network traffic on that page. It didn't seem to matter how long I sat at the top of the page; the images didn't load until I scrolled down. Is it possible to trigger the image loads before the user scrolls down? If a user spends a lot of time reading the first post, the browser could be using that time to download the images that will be needed when scrolling down.

Another thing that results from the lazy loading is that images just pop into place, changing the vertical page size. Is it possible to save some sort of size information, so that the initial page load reserves the visible area of the image before loading the real image*? This might not be needed if my first suggestion is implemented, since this is how images already work most places on the internet.

* The first image in this blog post implies that might already be intended. If it is, then it's not working for me.

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Hi,

Is this file updated for 4.4 : 

 

 

I would be great is this file give the minimum configuration and the recommanded configuration

If it can't, could anyone give me these informations ? I would like to have an optimized server before updating IPS suite

Thank you !

 

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5 hours ago, evandixon said:

Lazy loading seems like a neat idea, but after scrolling through this thread, it distracts from the normal experience of scrolling down a webpage. I reloaded and hit F12 to watched the network traffic on that page. It didn't seem to matter how long I sat at the top of the page; the images didn't load until I scrolled down. Is it possible to trigger the image loads before the user scrolls down? If a user spends a lot of time reading the first post, the browser could be using that time to download the images that will be needed when scrolling down.

That defeats the purpose IMO.

Lazy loading isn't just about speed, it defers loading resources (and potentially costing your bandwidth) until the viewer is ready to see it.

It should start loading media just before the viewport is viewable, though.

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8 hours ago, Matt said:

That defeats the purpose IMO.

Lazy loading isn't just about speed, it defers loading resources (and potentially costing your bandwidth) until the viewer is ready to see it.

It should start loading media just before the viewport is viewable, though.

Yes, but the constant loading of images and "shaking" of the page is annoying. This feature is useful for speeding up the initial loading of a page, but when viewing a page it does not make sense and looks bad.

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1 hour ago, Takohashi said:

Yes, but the constant loading of images and "shaking" of the page is annoying. This feature is useful for speeding up the initial loading of a page, but when viewing a page it does not make sense and looks bad.

Couldn't that be prevented by setting the container sizes (e.g., the image dimensions) prior to the image loading?

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15 hours ago, EricT said:

Hi,

Is this file updated for 4.4 : 

 

 

I would be great is this file give the minimum configuration and the recommanded configuration

If it can't, could anyone give me these informations ? I would like to have an optimized server before updating IPS suite

Thank you !

 

PHP 7.1 or higher required (no particular recommendation beyond that other than of course the latest is always a good idea). MySQL 5.5.3 or higher required, 5.6.2 or higher recommended (though again, latest is always a good idea).

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22 hours ago, Takohashi said:

Yes, but the constant loading of images and "shaking" of the page is annoying. This feature is useful for speeding up the initial loading of a page, but when viewing a page it does not make sense and looks bad.

 

21 hours ago, Joy Rex said:

Couldn't that be prevented by setting the container sizes (e.g., the image dimensions) prior to the image loading?

We do set the container size in content, there was a minor issue where this wasn't occurring for images inserted via Giphy. We've fixed that now (although, not yet live on here). If you insert images from any other source for example, you'll see container sizes being set.

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1 minute ago, jair101 said:

I hate the gif thing, I really do. Call me old with my 36 years, I don't care. I am definitely not enabling this on my community and I do hope the gif fest thats been here for the last few days will eventually be subdued. 

Same. Latest topics here are ☠️

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