Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

neowin 2012 Changelog for Neowin Updates

41 posts in this topic

Posted (edited)

Here you will be able to track the updates we've made to the site that affect you, if more detail is needed about an update, we'll link that update notification to a separate thread.

November

  • MOBILE: Fixed ad code on Windows Phone
  • MAIN: Removed social links and expanded page width javascripts.
  • MOBILE: Various IE/Opera fixes and full headlines view (wrapping).
  • MAIN: Use first image in article as main page newslogo added.
  • MAIN: Fixed article page titles for guests, only the website slogan showed before.
  • SOCIAL: Twitter has approved Twitter Cards support for our newsfeed, example: click here.
  • MOBILE: Edit (own) comment option added.
  • MAIN & FORUMS: Retina support - added higher resolution images for the wrapper of the site, logo/navigation.

    October
    • FORUMS: Attached files (hosted by Neowin) are no longer force resized, they are the size of the browser window.
    • MAIN: Cache article pages; added prev/next article (title) links under the article.
    • MAIN: Front page Neowin promo sidebar banner moved down
    • MAIN: Article/comment divider design tweak added - details
    • MAIN & FORUMS: Notifications - optimized the "setting notifications to read" query - details
    • MAIN: Removed author bio box from articles, now a dropdown menu on author name
    • MAIN: Added padding to main page (increased headline spacing)
    • MAIN: Facebook/Twitter links moved to sidebar
    • MAIN: Removed social links from keep up to date sidebar box (now just newsletter)
    • MAIN: NeoGamr news also posts to @NeowinFeed now as well


      September
      • FORUMS: Removed unnecessary checking against the database when replying to a forum topic.
      • MAIN: Added comment collapsing.
      • MAIN & FORUMS: Combined notifications alerts (forums to follow shortly) details
      • MAIN: Notification list updates and fixes.
      • FORUMS: Total online counter added to forum stats (now shows who's on neowin.net, not just forums)
      • MAIN: Forum Notifications list and PM indicator icons added to main

        August
        • MAIN: Comments code clean up. made it quicker and fixed multiple same comments from posting.
        • FORUMS: IE10 fixes.; Removed IE9 forced compatibility mode and updated CKEditor (ie=edge en ckeditor 3.6.4)
        • FORUMS: Added ability to tap images on mobile skin, to open in new window
        • Added Embedded tweet bbcode replacement, for usage see here
        • MAIN: Search fixed (really fixed this time) advanced searching options form will be added soon. - details
        • FORUMS: Fixed a bug where a PM notification didn't take you to the last unread message. Thanks articuno1au
        • Fixed line-height issue in webkit browsers on the search & newsletter input fields.
        • Updated Chrome semi-bold font to look the same as in all other browsers on Main page and Forums.
        • Fixed IE10 issue with enter key not working. Force IE9 mode (temp fix)

          July

          • Removed neverending scroll for Main page news, added "Load more stories" link - details
          • June

              [*]MOBILE FORUMS: Skin style updates.

              [*]MOBILE FORUMS: Notifications page improvements.

              [*]MOBILE FORUMS: Added first, last link in forum topics as well as a "next" link for pages (jump to page number isn't possible).

              [*]MOBILE FORUMS: Tons of broken pages fixed, including error pages (for guests).

              [*]MOBILE FORUMS: WP7/7.5 bug fixes.

              [*]MOBILE FORUMS: Breadcrumb improvements (back icon takes you to the topic index, title to the first page of the topic).

              [*]MOBILE FORUMS: Other bug fixes.

              [*]MOBILE MAIN: For those phones that support it, the news title can now be swiped side to side to see the full title before clicking through to an article.

              May

                [*]Fixed forum redirect bug where adding a reply sometimes showed a database driver error or simply failed to load - details

                [*]Added /unread to similar topics feature at the bottom of topics - details

                January

                  [*]Signing in with special characters in usernames didn't work, fixed - details

Edited by Neobond
Updated
13 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Awesome, loving IPB. great job, keep up the great work mate!!!!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

@Neobond

Sorry for mentioning it here, if it is wrong.

Facing this issue with Firefox Nightly x86 only in Hardware Acceleration.

aI4Xa.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

great thread. i like this a lot

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Ooh, thanks for the thanks >.<

Much appreciated :)

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

@Neobond

Sorry for mentioning it here, if it is wrong.

Facing this issue with Firefox Nightly x86 only in Hardware Acceleration.

aI4Xa.png

Nightlies aren't supported. I was using nightlies too and came to realise that issues like these eventually got fixed by Mozilla ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

IE9 still not posting correctly :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Would the midnight theme be update to reflect the changes made in the Pegasus theme?

*pokes Timan*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Would the midnight theme be update to reflect the changes made in the Pegasus theme?

*pokes Timan*

If I'm not entirely mistaken Timan is busy working on $secret_neowin_project rather than maintaining the current IPB skin.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

^ plus midnight (if i remember correctly) is planned to just be scrapped as it's pretty much the same as the default Pegasus theme

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

great job

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

More updates.

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Steve I just love that you've added the Forum notifications list and PM indicator to the main site as well. :D

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Steve I just love that you've added the Forum notifications list and PM indicator to the main site as well. :D

I'm a man of many talents :p

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Yes, Good job Steve!!!! ;-)

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Added comment collapsing in articles (easier to read when you have 500 replies).

Is a bit buggy atm, so still tweaking it. Report any issues you may have.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Great stuff. Liking the toggles

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

News comment reply toggle has been sped up (no longer buggy) and we've also tweaked forum replies.. it no longer checks an array of stuff that wasn't needed and is instead checked against a cron job

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

seems faster this morning :)

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

NeoGamr (Gaming) news now also tweets to NeowinFeed (which is the main feed of all news).

Reason for doing so, the separate site has seriously affected gaming news, which is now down from half a million views per month, to around 150k.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

It's now possible to briefly edit your comment on main (like the proper desktop site) I know some people were having issues with this. It's now added and fixed anyway.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Seems like things are working a bit better on the mobile side for me.

Any chance of a report button for news and forums on mobile? It seems like the only major thing missing from mobile (at least for what I use).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Adding a report button to mobile (tap the post)

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Adding a report button to mobile (tap the post)

Awesome. Thank you Timan. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

-snip-

post-447111-0-40467600-1354822020.jpg

Why? :cry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.