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February 15, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On 14.02.2012 23:00, Walter Bright wrote:
> http://forum.dlang.org/
>
> This should replace the old miserable web interface to the forums.
>
> Thanks to Vladimir Panteleev for an awesome job writing this!

Nice! One suggestion for improvement:  don't change the font size based 
on the browser window size.  I'm not a web programmer, but I'm sure 
someone here can suggest a better way of setting the font size.
February 15, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On Tuesday, 14 February 2012 at 22:00:06 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> http://forum.dlang.org/
>
> This should replace the old miserable web interface to the 
> forums.
>
> Thanks to Vladimir Panteleev for an awesome job writing this!

Nice work!  This is a HUGE improvement over the previous web-news 
gateway.

-bb
February 15, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On Tuesday, 14 February 2012 at 22:00:06 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> http://forum.dlang.org/
>
> This should replace the old miserable web interface to the 
> forums.
>
> Thanks to Vladimir Panteleev for an awesome job writing this!

Whoohoo!

It is a fantastic interface.

One issue I noticed though is that newlines don't seem to work:

http://www.semitwist.com/download/img/shots/dforum.png

(Posting this through the forum interface itself :) )
February 15, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On Wednesday, 15 February 2012 at 02:11:45 UTC, Nick Sabalausky 
wrote:
> On Tuesday, 14 February 2012 at 22:00:06 UTC, Walter Bright 
> wrote:
>> http://forum.dlang.org/
>>
>> This should replace the old miserable web interface to the 
>> forums.
>>
>> Thanks to Vladimir Panteleev for an awesome job writing this!
>
> Whoohoo!
>
> It is a fantastic interface.
>
> One issue I noticed though is that newlines don't seem to work:
>
> http://www.semitwist.com/download/img/shots/dforum.png
>
> (Posting this through the forum interface itself :) )

This is an issue with Firefox. Andrej Mitrovic reported a similar 
problem with some dlang.org code examples.
February 15, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On 2/14/12 4:31 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> On reddit:
> http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/ppre5/the_new_d_online_forum_software_written_in_d/

Wow. Just WOW. At 80% acceptance rate and a ton of positive comments, 
the link is a home run. Did Vladimir just wrote D's killer app?

We must integrate everything generic enough in Phobos, pronto!


Andrei
February 15, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On Wednesday, 15 February 2012 at 04:00:38 UTC, Andrei 
Alexandrescu wrote:
>
> Wow. Just WOW. At 80% acceptance rate and a ton of positive 
> comments, the link is a home run. Did Vladimir just wrote D's 
> killer app?
>
> We must integrate everything generic enough in Phobos, pronto!
>
>
> Andrei

And the most talked feature is how super-fast and responsive the 
forum is. It's kinda nice.
February 15, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On 2/14/2012 8:04 PM, Yao Gomez wrote:
> On Wednesday, 15 February 2012 at 04:00:38 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>
>> Wow. Just WOW. At 80% acceptance rate and a ton of positive comments, the link
>> is a home run. Did Vladimir just wrote D's killer app?
>>
>> We must integrate everything generic enough in Phobos, pronto!
>>
>>
>> Andrei
>
> And the most talked feature is how super-fast and responsive the forum is. It's
> kinda nice.

I couldn't have asked for a better set of reviews!

And best of all, if anyone else wants to use Vladimir's software, they gotta use D!

Queue D's patented time dilation technology.
February 15, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On 2012-02-14 23:00, Walter Bright wrote:
> http://forum.dlang.org/
>
> This should replace the old miserable web interface to the forums.
>
> Thanks to Vladimir Panteleev for an awesome job writing this!

That's great news.

-- 
/Jacob Carlborg
February 15, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
Made it to Hacker News:

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3592769
February 15, 2012
Re: D forums now live!
On Wednesday, 15 February 2012 at 00:33:29 UTC, torhu wrote:
> On 14.02.2012 23:00, Walter Bright wrote:
>> http://forum.dlang.org/
>>
>> This should replace the old miserable web interface to the 
>> forums.
>>
>> Thanks to Vladimir Panteleev for an awesome job writing this!
>
> Nice! One suggestion for improvement:  don't change the font 
> size based on the browser window size.  I'm not a web 
> programmer, but I'm sure someone here can suggest a better way 
> of setting the font size.

That's a tough one... This behavior is part of an effort to make 
the interface look good on any screen size. This doesn't include 
just PCs, but also mobile devices.

The advantage of the current approach is that it does not rely on 
JavaScript - it's completely CSS-based. It's not just the font 
size, either - the navigation column on the left is hidden if the 
viewport is not wide enough, and some other sizes are adjusted.

While I could use JavaScript to query the viewport window on load 
time and apply the adjustments only on page load, it'd have to 
mean relying on JavaScript, and you'd still see the font size 
change when you resize the window and click a link.

I don't think having a "font size" JavaScript widget is a better 
solution. It'd mean having one canned experience optimized for 
one device be the default for all devices. Detecting user-agents 
or other complicated logic is not something I wish to go down, 
either.

May I ask why you don't like the current behavior?
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