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Dylan Riggs

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Dylan Riggs last won the day on January 5 2020

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  1. Ah okay. So basically, you removed the marketplace store front and embedded it into the suite to install, but left the functionality for manual installs if people so choose of their own resources or from people who offer resources on their own personal sites instead of the marketplace (hardly anyone does that these days, except for themes like Ehrens)
  2. @Stuart Silvester I’m behind by sometime, so I’m sure it was answered elsewhere, but will there still be an option for manual installs? Or will everything be housed in the ‘cloud’ basically?
  3. Checked that as well. No errors at all. What it does is just reload the page to the clicked link.
  4. Sadly, it's adult content and I cannot link it here. Let me show you the code of it though, I know it's not grabbing the new window. But here let me give a snippet of what's happening. For desktop: <li id="elNavSecondary_33" data-role="navBarItem" data-navapp="core" data-navext="CustomItem" data-originalwidth="129" class=""> <a href="https://someadultadvertisementlink.com" target="_blank" data-navitem-id="33"> Local Dating </a> </li> For mobile: it's missing the target="_blank" <li><a href="https://someadultadvertisementlink.com">Local Dating </a></li> This is an old version of IPS. Wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't a feature implemented since it was not designed mobile first and a lot of stuff was gimped back then on mobile views.
  5. Hey guys, I have an older site where we've added a menu item, set it to "open in new window", works fine on desktop browser, but on mobile, it doesn't open a new window/tab. It's like this on the default theme too, so it's something with the IPS theme. I can go in and fix it manually, but I want to check if there's some option I don't remember on 4.2 or if this is normal... Thanks!
  6. What about actually adjusting the fields and or record views with little coding? For example, I want to create a quick custom form for 'incidents'. Below is the default view in the record with fields displayed. So for me to make this look like a proper form, I have to go and edit the entire record template to get it to properly look like a form. My suggestion still stands since day one where I was pretty savvy with IP.Content is that IPS should probably offer some out of the box templates. Right now, for 90% of users, it's too much work and requires too much coding knowledge to be usable. Yeah, I can go through and create some real custom stuff out of IP.Pages, but honestly - depending on 'what' I need to create. It might take me a bit more work to create an actual application, but it's more sane in the process.
  7. Looks good. Nice work for a free theme! Better than anything Design Shopz puts out and his are all mostly 'paid' themes and can mostly be achieved with the inline theme editor buttons. 😂
  8. I like the idea. In our case, we have 2 big groups with a lot of granular control. One group is essentially posting advertisements, the other group is essentially following said people posting the ads. We can convert the follow feature into a paid/vip only feature rather than making it site wide which is only useful to one specific group anyways.
  9. All of this can be done with the custom fields. The ones listed are just examples out of the box. Discord profile can simply be a custom field with the icon and the information.
  10. If I had my pick, which we can discuss offline as well. I like discourse as a well rounded option out of the box. What features were taken away from desktop viewers that you can’t get added back in? Node is something that’s out of the box, powerful in design, but basic in feature set. It’s economy is developer friendly and works well in other applications that have a great approach to mobile first while keeping the footprint small. Here are a couple of my 0.02c IPS is a great ‘forum’ but that’s about all. Anything else added on top are cherries. I have no complaints about the forum aspect, its community features for member control/profiles etc. Then again, most of the ‘forum’ features you have exist in Vanilla, PHPBB, Discourse, Nodebb, flarum and on and on. THe difference is when you start tacking on other applications for a whole ‘community’ suite. IPS has one, but in my opinion, it’s lackluster. 4.x Pages is just about the same in content development as 3.x - I used to be a huge pages guru developing some really cool stuff with it and it had many perks with the fact that you could build things out of it while being contained in your ecosystem. However, support was lackluster, they didn’t have really any documentation about it or anything else. IPS 4.x does have better documentation, but not by much for pages specifically. You have @opentype and another user who have released pages specific content on the marketplace and that’s about it who are publishing things. I would too, but the investment of time etc isn’t worth it for what I can get back out of it hence why I personally ‘lump’ it into niche market. I hate wordpress, but the simple fact that it’s easy to find themes, plugins and developers while still being supported as a way to extend your site is hard to pass up from a user perspective. Now there are CMS’s coming online that are geared towards node or other frameworks that are super fast, light weight, easily extendable, API driven and some forum platforms offer integrations right outside the box. IPS is trying to maintain a self contained ecosystem which isn’t necessrily bad in a sense for niche markets. But statistically, it isn’t what makes sense for most people. If you bought or use this software. You were either already invested into it from years ago (like in my case) or there is just something about the software that you really need and are willing to sacrifice in other areas to have it. Hence why it’s hard to recommend to ‘most’ people. IPS reminds me of one of those all-in-one TV’s that have the TV, VCR, DVD player built in. But usually it’s best to just buy your 3 different components and save face. Lol
  11. Yes, this This is why I actually like Node and a reason I do like nodebb in many cases to clients. It definitely doesn't have all the features that IPS has, but it's much easier to build said features that are missing in node, and much easier to find developers if you need to. It's 'mostly' designed as a mobile designed with keeping more support for mobile devices than what IPS has as the software was designed for more or less phones and scaled up. It's also much much faster out of the box. Though, again - like anything else we pick... has its pro's and con's.
  12. You can go ahead and call me out as if I don't know what a mobile first approach is. Here: https://www.uxpin.com/studio/blog/a-hands-on-guide-to-mobile-first-design/ Read it. Over and over again. This approach doesn't matter if it's a mobile theme or a responsive site - it is simply DESIGNING your site, approaching how to display the content etc while scaling up. Not the other way around. This is irrelevant to HOW you get to it. IPS is using the graceful degredation method in UI/UX design. I can't take you anymore, I've only ever blocked one person from here. Now you make #2 - you lack misunderstanding heavily and after this long conversations we've had here. I have to say that I now realize you've been trolling me this entire time, your arguments hold nearly zero validity, and clearly from a UI/UX perspective, you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about on a professional level. Perhaps one day you can become a UI/UX designer that I'll look up to, but at this point in time. I've determined you've got a LOOOOOOOOOOONG way to go before that day comes. Good luck to you and I wish the best of luck to all the future designers you come into contact with.. May their local drug stores always have coupons available for some migraine medicine and I hope the people you typically interact with on the daily always have a good supply of ear plugs. Annnnd block
  13. Yes. Exactly. Now you take those 2 highlighted bullets and lets focus on the 2nd one. This one: How would you approach the responsive design? IPS is responsive, any widely adopted somewhat modern post 2011-2012 sites following 'responsive' design do this. The question is. Do you design your UI/UX for the lowest common denominator for your feature set, or do you scale down removing features as you go? Or do you find a balance? In 2014ish or whenever IPS 4 was released and released a responsive framework, it focused on Desktop class browsing and then the smaller your screen gets, the more features are removed, but it was responsive. Back then in 2014, it wasn't widely adopted to think "mobile first" and instead, just introducing a responsive site helped many sites as they no longer needed to support a mobile theme. IPS knows what this is - it is called "graceful degredation" or this incorporates all of the complexities right from the start, then strips them away later for smaller devices. The problem with graceful degradation is that when you build the all-inclusive design right from the start, the core and supplementary elements merge and become harder to distinguish and separate. The entire philosophy runs the risk of treating mobile design as more of an afterthought since you’re “cutting down” the experience. My debate is, it's been like that for over 5 years now with little, if any changes made to the responsiveness to battle the ever increasing use in mobile website consumption. It's been stated here and proven here that by each year, more people are using mobile devices (Phones, tablets and phablets) yet this specific software has not kept up with the times in my opinion. Agree or disagree, that's fine. I'm simply pointing it out. Yes - this is true. Mobile themes are separate entities, hence why when you look at statistics, an all in one that 'supports' touch are still lumped with desktops because it is rendered via the OS. A windows 10 2-in tablet is considered a desktop browser even if it's smaller than an iPad Which reinforces what I was saying earlier. I understand that it is hard for IPS to keep up with a mobile theme because it itself is an entirely different theme. They are just the options that you use. I'm perfectly fine with a responsive design. However, I cannot agree with a desktop UI/UX catering and then just removal of features as you scale to the users viewport on smaller screen/resolution devices. There MUST be a balance, but even small improvements to the UI that I've pointed out here will greatly help users on these smaller mobile devices have a better browsing experience, yet there aren't any removal of features, aren't any extra added bloat to the software, no added additional support and so on. Dedicated mobile themes really just come down to the company willilng to work with it. A smaller company, no? I wouldn't want a mobile theme. I wouldn't want IPS to have a mobile theme. Amazon, bigger store fronts etc have them without content loss because they have the ability to support it.
  14. That's because you edit or I don't care to go back and finding it. You mentioned something "about my past here" along the lines of "Given your past here" something like that. Look, I'm done - no point in debating with you. You're not worth my time. 🙂
  15. Chris, feel free to PM me and I'll discuss with you competitive ideas. As it really depends on what your community is geared for and what you're trying to do. In many cases depending on the niche, I will recommend IPS depending on needs. Like I said, it's not that I don't like IPS - but when someone comes to me asking for something more mobile specific for their users and want to extend the functionality. It's hard to do so in many cases.
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