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Re: Orion - theme preview

Reply #45
jolly hard, you are being overly nice  :D

There is a lot of work to do on the templates, notably in adding many more "reuse" functional templates.   A fair amount of work done in this regard, but the number of underlying templates gets a bit daunting at times.  An additional complication is that the sources do not always make the same data available to what were essentially the same template just as given as different view.  As you found, the admin templates are the worst of the bunch.

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Re: Orion - theme preview

Reply #46
*nods* in agreement.
Some work was done in both 1.0 and 1.1 (I think I finally made the three unread a mostly unique piece of code changing only the queries to output the different data), now in 2.0 we can do some more.
Actually, if you have any list of stuff that could be "merged" or at least presented with a similar template, feel free to share your findings and thoughts!
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Reply #47
Thanks :) Right now I'll focus on this theme..but there def. work to be done in the templates. Maybe its best to save that for a 2.0 version though, seeing as 1.1 is already in beta3? Is there any code/branch for a 2.0 version btw? (I assume thats the next version, since you mentioned "2.0" :D )

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Reply #48
Nope, we are basically focusing on a release at a time, so for now development is 1.1, once that will become stable... I guess we'll create a temporary branch "1.1-stable" or something and start working on 2.0 using development. Then,, after a short while (not more than 6 months) 1.1 will be merged into master EOL'ing 1.0 and the cycle will start all over again. lol
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Re: Orion - theme preview

Reply #49
Nope, we are basically focusing on a release at a time, so for now development is 1.1, once that will become stable... I guess we'll create a temporary branch "1.1-stable" or something and start working on 2.0 using development. Then,, after a short while (not more than 6 months) 1.1 will be merged into master EOL'ing 1.0 and the cycle will start all over again. lol
The never-ending cycle lol. :)

Ok, new updates again - attached a few screenshots of new stuff, also the demolink shows some of it. Still lots to tweak I guess..but its close to an actual release. This kind of theme where much is changed from default, is always bound to evolve over several versions - so I added a check for updates inside the theme.

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Reply #50
This is a nice clean look that gives a lot to like. Great work Bloc.

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Reply #51
This is a nice clean look that gives a lot to like. Great work Bloc.

Thanks, Ken. :) Its no secret that I favor Elkarte over SMF now, so I guess - if you want to use this theme - you have to migrate.  :D

Joke aside though, I do think the elk have gone way and beyond SMF for quite some time, things are moving pretty slow over at the old site, sadly, and I fear that SMF will never rise past the 2.0 line. So IMHO Elkarte is the best option for those loving this software still.

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Reply #52
Fantastic work!  Just keeps getting better!  How does it look on a mobile?


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Reply #54
Mobile is for the most part ok, but there are bugs and tweaks to be corrected there too.

This is what I mentioned earlier in this topic: if more templates shared "building blocks", the changes would be easier to do. As of now, one have to correct small bits and pieces here and there, even if the major classes have been altered already..and that takes time of course.

But I understand the reason behind it being made that way, there a LOT of templates and one can easily loose track of whats common or not. :)

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Reply #55
Ok, just a little update again - I am coding something other that takes a fair bit of time(OOP coding style, job related) so the theme's paused for a bit until I gotten a bit ahead on that.

But some stuff have been done: since last update I fixed quite a few bugs and changed some things I didn't like + added "full-page" option for the admin section. This is a CSS-driven option that show the admin full-out-page and also hides a few things(as well as making main menu icon-only automatically). The screenshots show that in 1080p..but I think its even more useful on lower resolutions and of course on phones.

 

Re: Orion - theme preview

Reply #56
Excellent job, as usual, Bloc! Looks like you're back in da groove! LOL