Forum updates - new feature

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Forum updates - new feature

Post by Ciaran » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:13 pm

Hi folks,

Have done some updates to the forum software tonight, a lot of it was standard maintenance, a database cleanup etc.

However, what may be of interest is that I've fixed the problem with the Quick Reply box not auto-expanding, however better than that, I've added an automatic Image resizing feature.
Previously, any very wide images posted would cause the whole forum page to resize, have horizonal scroll bars and generally look terrible.

From now on, any posted image larger than 800 x 600 will be automatically resized by the forum, but, it will have a little magnifying glass + 'Zoom' icon at the top-left corner. Clicking on this will cause the image to display full-screen in progressively larger sizes (just keep clicking the magnifying glass and it will zoom progressively until the full image size is displayed.

A good example of this in action is this recent thread by Matthew.

This should hopefully alleviate the problem of large images displaying funny, while still retaining the full sized images for those who wish to view it in all its glory.
It will also make life a bit easier for people who sometimes view the forum on a smartphone or tablet (which a fair few people do now).

Opinions welcome, any problems / issues please post here :)


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Re: Forum updates - new feature

Post by silverspider » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:35 am

Good job! thank you!
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