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Relaunch of Neowin.net Friday Jan 15th 2010

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+BeLGaRaTh    43

Will we still have the stupid web 2.0 restricted dimensions, which make the site look crap when viewing on a 16:9/16:10 monitor? Will we have the auto update of forum posts on the main page back again? If not will it allow update of all posts within the forum view? Will we be able to subscribe to a topic and not let it be disregarded if 10 days pass without a reply? Handy for the xbox deals thread etc as well as the freeware thread etc?

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max84    3

Just look at us pathetic geeks getting excited over a new look :D :D

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buckboii    3
Just look at us pathetic geeks getting excited over a new look :D :D

LOL your so right. meh guess its something to be excited about.

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DaveLegg    1,012
Just look at us pathetic geeks getting excited over a new look :D :D

It's so much more than a new look though.

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max84    3
It's so much more than a new look though.

We know, we know! I din't want to impugn your hard work, Dave. We will take over the world!!!

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RadishTM    313

Can't wait! :happy:

Radish?

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Jimmy0    38

I'm moist.

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The_Observer    293

just wishing to know "Jan 15th 2010" is what timezone?

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SharpGreen    231
Synapse is the most awesome bit of php you'll never see :p Basically is a PHP framework I created a couple of years ago, that's being used underneath Ignition to power the new front page (and all the other pages except the forum/blogs, which are IPB). Synapse & Ignition make it really quick and easy for us to add new functionality into the site.

So would saying Ignition is plugin based be a vaild assumption?

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Calum    820
I'm moist.

LMAO! :rofl:

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DaveLegg    1,012
So would saying Ignition is plugin based be a vaild assumption?

Yep. I would think (and hope for sanity's sake) that building a website of this size *would* use a plugin based system. Our current codebase doesn't and it's a massive pain to change anything (and is probably responsible for most of the bugs we find, change one thing, break 10 others)

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+BeLGaRaTh    43
I'm moist.

U been round the Top Gear track?

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x-byte    94
I'm moist.
I'll give you damp.

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Damo R.    29,658
I'm moist.

TMI dude...TMI!

:p

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Nagisan    248
just wishing to know "Jan 15th 2010" is what timezone?

I believe they stated the upgrades would be starting at 12PM GMT in the first post. So, GMT would be the timezone they are basing the date off of.

That being said, cannot wait for the new look. After a site I was mod on went down for good Neowin has been one of the only sites I frequent every single day. While a majority of what I will personally notice is the new look, I have always preferred darker themes (always use a black theme w/ my browser, for instance) so I cannot wait to get the new theme in black up and running.

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DrewJW    9

I assume a copious amount of cowbell has been added?

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tiagosilva29    952

Is the default IPB theme going to be available? Or just Atlas, Atlas, Atlas, Atlas, Atlas and Atlas?

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DaveLegg    1,012
I assume a copious amount of cowbell has been added?

Funny you should say that, a cowbell has been my test image for every upload function I have coded into it.

Is the default IPB theme going to be available? Or just Atlas, Atlas, Atlas, Atlas, Atlas and Atlas?

Just Atlas, we will be disabling the IPB theme.

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DrewJW    9
Is the default IPB theme going to be available? Or just Atlas, Atlas, Atlas, Atlas, Atlas and Atlas?

Well their could be TomTom, and A-Z...

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tiagosilva29    952
Just Atlas, we will be disabling the IPB theme.

I hope it's better than Shift. IPB Pro is quite decent.

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Swiftie    0
I meant the ones the staff "Know" are useless, The upgrade is going to kill old urls to posts and such as well, so if there are any outside sites linking to old yet useful topics, their links won't work anymore, but bad useless stuff could get cut away

I don't know where you got that from.

Well maybe it is a setting but the urls for topics and such are not the same format they currently look like this

www.neowin.net/forum/forum-6/announcement-2-this-is-an-announcement/

they would get converted I assume

It won't destroy anything, I just meant if there are other sites that have articles or whatnot and have linked back to neowin those links won't work anymore

With a 301 which is only a simple ON/OFF switch in the new IPB3.0.x all this is handled flawlessly. So regardless of how a link back may be displayed using the old format of forum/index.php?showtopic=864750 if this was accessed once the new setup is running then it will parse the new SEO friendly link of forum/topic/864750-Relaunch-of-Neowin.net-Friday-Jan-15th-2010 with no interraction from the user. & yes they can remove the double forum/forum with a simple edit to the furlTemplate.php file.

Only question I have to ask to the admins is have you taken into considerations PM's with attachments? Coz I don't think the IPB script converts them properly.

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RoomKid    15

Reading the DEV's posts makes me excited!

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Orien    1

Best of luck with the upgrade.

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Tech Star    254
No cake. It will turn up to be a lie.

:laugh: So true.

I can't wait for the upgrade. :D

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Snowl    41
The new iPhone version is so good, you won't even browse neowin on your desktop.

Actually, if it had mini-spy built in (without going to new content) then I would use it :p

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