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RDUS Official Development Thread

Discussion in 'Suggestions/Comments' started by Persht, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Persht

    Persht Administrator Staff Member

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    As always I'm continuously trying to improve the site in style and function.

    This thread will now contain my ongoing efforts to produce for the community.
    Please feel free to chime in or suggest anything.

    I will update all posts with the date and details of the additions.
     
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    TequilaFire Administrator Staff Member

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    How about a beer tap and a cigar dispenser?

    Seriously what you are doing is much better than removing hidden users like .net. :lmao:
     
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    Persht Administrator Staff Member

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    As of August 18th, 2012

    Themes:
    Default -> The default theme for all new users and users who have not changed their theme.
    Added top floating userbar (contain profile links, inbox, and alerts) much like facebook.
    Changed the icons representing new threads, read threads, and pages.
    Added RDUS Crew Leaderboard to bottom right sidebar

    RDR V2 -> A black and red theme
    Created theme for everyone to use
    Changed the icons representing new threads, read threads, and pages.
    Added RDUS Crew Leaderboard to bottom right sidebar

    Blackened-Red -> Another black and red theme (duh!) but it is our most popular theme.
    Changed the icons representing new threads, read threads, and pages.
    Fixed search bar blocking user bar
    Fixed hard to read font in Recent Activity and other page

    Max Payne 3 -> Another black and orange theme featuring Max!
    Changed the icons representing new threads, read threads, and pages.

    Mobile -> Ideal for mobile phone users, tablet, PS3 users, and for those with slower connections.
    Creating Android and Iphone app based around this theme.
    Visual improvements are being planned.

    To change your theme please visit this link http://reddead.us/index.php?account/preferences and select the desired style from the Style drop-down menu. You can change your theme at any time. If you have any troubles please PM immediately or PM me on PSN/Facebook.

    Widgets:
    Sidebar ->
    Added RDUS Crew Leaderboard to bottom right sidebar

    Profile Enhancement:

    Postbit -> The profile info viewable next to a post/reply (look to the left. that thing)
    XF (forum software) did not have an add-on for XBL, PSN, R*, or Steam, so I had to create this little essential. If a user has generated a publicly viewable profile it will display when you hover over the icons. If not, you can still click the icon and be redirected to their console/site profile.

     
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    Persht Administrator Staff Member

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    Well I could but the user would be responsible for producing the beer and cigars? lmfao
    But I'm down for an RDUS beer tap haha
     
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    AS of August 19th, 2012

    Widgets
    Sidebar->
    RDUS Crew Leaderboard - Auto updates our current leaderboard,ranking, and other data
    Added Current Rank based on XP for world leaderboard
    Added Overall XP within our crew

    Chatroom-> The place to live chat and private chat with other members.
    Colors have been adjusted and should not be unsightly! Enjoy.

    Nodes (Categories) ->The available topics on our forum.
    Skyrim has now been added for our dragonborn users.
     
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    I love the new RDR V2 Theme. looks great :)
     
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    Persht Administrator Staff Member

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    That was specifically inspired by your comments btw. I can't completely bring back old RDUS theme but I can base one off it. That's the first version I'm also working on making another more similar to old RDUS theme.
     
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    Profile Enhancement:

    Postbit -> The profile info viewable next to a post/reply (look to the left. that thing)
    Steam Game Card widget has been created
    Runs without use of 3rd party sites and direct from steam XML data
    Test it out here http://reddead.us/steamwidget.php?SteamID= *enter your steam id*​
     
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    Nice, now just add it to Blackend-Red theme. :cbgrin:
     
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    Persht Administrator Staff Member

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    I haven't even added it to the default theme XD I just made a widget >.> I failed to mention I was planning on implementing it today.
     
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    Hmm, the PSN and Steam Links were not showing in Blackend but were before.
    Now they are back.
    Very interesting.
     
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    Probably overwrote my modified files when I upgraded the templates to fix the colors not showing properly in Recent Activity.

    All fixed now :)
     
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    As of August 21st, 2012

    Profile Enhancement:
    Postbit -> The profile info viewable next to a post/reply (look to the left. that thing)
    Steam Game Card pop out no works in the post bit. Hover over my steam icon to see a preview.
    Faster loading game Icons using CSS sprites.​
    Fixed xbox gamecard no show error in Firefox and Waterfox.​
    Fixed icons to be visually appealing. (Not clumped together like before).​


     
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    As of August 28th, 2012

    I'm about 50% done with an app. Been doing a lot of research on the best options. Loads a lot faster on my Samsung Galaxy S compared to trying to load the site in a regular phone browser. Quick tabs for inbox, recent activity, and account were added. Chatroom that should work with newer 'smart' phones.
     
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    As of August 31st, 2012

    Offsite 'Luxuries'
    I edited Red Dead Redemption images into Facebook sized covers. Watermarked to show support for the site but I do not claim them as my own. Feel free to use them.​
    After updating some of my recent covers, some folks were messaging me with requests. SO instead of addressing each of you individually I've decided to just make a page. I will add more as time goes on and even for other games. ricketts1.jpg
     
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    As of September 3rd, 2012

    Profile Enhancement:
    Postbit -> The profile info viewable next to a post/reply (look to the left. that thing)
    Admins/Staff - now have a staff ribbon displayed on all styles. (was not that way before).​
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    Moods - I'm beginning to add game images as mood options. You may notice my mood is "GTA V". I'll be adding plenty more to pick from. There are still some bugs being worked out with moods. They may not be visible on all styles until tomorrow.​
     
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    As of September 4th, 2012

    OLD PHOTO ALBUMS! Did you miss your old photos from the old days of reddead.us? They disappeared after the upgrade but now I've finally retrieved them all. If you had a photo album on the site before the downtime, then you will be able to view them/edit them now.​
     
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    As of September 8th, 2012

    I'm too lazy to format this today but here are the more recent updates/upcoming.​

    Android APP Beta
    I'm working on my own version that is not supported by a 3rd party, but this will suffice for now -> http://www.appsgeyser.com/getwidget/Red Dead Us Download it for free on your android device. This requires network data usage (internet) and may incur charges on your phone from your mobile network provider. We are not responsible for this.
    You will be prompted to accept a mobile style after visiting and signing in via the mobile app. DO NOT ACCEPT AS IT WILL change your theme when you visit the site on a regular desktop. You just ignore it and click What's New? to view the latest content.​

    Security Addition - TBI
    There's no current threats to RDUS but for your safety I will be adding a outbound link confirmation page. It'll tell you that the link you are clicking is outside of the site and we are not responsible for what is linked there. So follow at your own discretion.​





     
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    As of September 15th, 2012

    Posts and Threads ->
    Post Ratings! An ability to show interest in a post with more than a like or reply.
    I think I'll start doing how-to videos... it's sometimes easier than typing. First video ever >.>
    Rating options may change in the future.
    Watch in 720-1080p for best picture.
     
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    As of September 27th, 2012
    Posts and Threads ->
    Post Ratings!
    I've customized the settings to be more in 'tune' with our community. You'll notice some fun new ways to rate threads! You will also notice some options are gone.
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    Profile Enhancement:
    Postbit -> The profile info viewable next to a post/reply (look to the left. that thing)
    Game Moods more game moods are now available!
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    Minor Fixes this week ->
    On dark themes you are now able to view neutral rating numbers. They were black before, which is obviously not visible on a black background. They are now white.​
     
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