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Re: New web site!
« Reply #100 on: August 21, 2015, 10:44:42 pm »
Gah... it looks good, I'll give 'em that. I like the general style. They just seem to be impressively unskilled at the actual implementation part. They're decent designers, but they need to hire someone who knows which end of the keyboard goes up.

They did not write it, it's an off-the-shelf Wordpress plugin called Sahifa.
 

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Re: New web site!
« Reply #101 on: August 21, 2015, 10:51:35 pm »
But the page is fixed width (1045px). Can you revert it to dynamic, please?
My website has never been dynamic size, always fixed.
Sure, but with the previous version it didn't seem to matter because the essential stuff, as opposed to the advertising stuff, was slim on the left.

The ads are exactly the same size in exactly the same location as before  :-//

As you can see from the screenies, they are if you're using a browser window wider than the fixed width of the page. Which, presumably, would include you since you want to see your website at its finest, right? Try with a narrower window.

I am not aware that I said the adverts had changed. It's the page layout that has, isn't it? Are you honestly telling me that messing around with  the page code won't affect anything placed on that page? What's the point of doing it then?
 

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Re: New web site!
« Reply #102 on: August 21, 2015, 10:55:25 pm »
FYI, I'm getting an eternal throbber on the forum today.  Like it never finishes loading.  Not sure what the holdup is, it looks full and normal to me.  Just an annoyance I guess?

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Re: New web site!
« Reply #103 on: August 21, 2015, 10:55:55 pm »
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As you can see from the screenies, they are if you're using a browser window wider than the fixed width of the page. Which, presumably, would include you since you want to see your website at its finest, right? Try with a narrower window.

I don't get. it's a fixed width website, just like the old one. On a big (normal desktop/laptop) monitor like my 1920x1080 I get the bars down the side of the page just like before. On a smaller res monitor you get less of the bars.

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I am not aware that I said the adverts had changed. It's the page layout that has, isn't it? Are you honestly telling me that messing around with  the page code won't affect anything placed on that page? What's the point of doing it then?

All I've done is changed Wordpress themes, and I think it's a fraction wider fixed width. Nothing else has really changed.
 

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Re: New web site!
« Reply #104 on: August 21, 2015, 10:56:38 pm »
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FYI, I'm getting an eternal throbber on the forum today.

What is an "external throbber".
No other complains, forum works fine for me.
 

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Re: New web site!
« Reply #105 on: August 21, 2015, 10:59:27 pm »
I don't even want to know how much longer it'd take me to load the page if AdBlock wasn't blocking fourteen external items.

The number of ads and their location etc has not changed from the old site.
 

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Re: New web site!
« Reply #106 on: August 21, 2015, 11:01:47 pm »
What is an "external throbber".
No other complains, forum works fine for me.
I've seen that too during the day. The page looks fully loaded and functional, but the browser still shows that is is not fully loaded. This is gone right now.
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Re: New web site!
« Reply #107 on: August 21, 2015, 11:05:16 pm »
What is an "external throbber".
No other complains, forum works fine for me.

External throbber might be some excitement for the missus... :-DD

"Throbber" being the spinny "please wait while the page loads" icon / animation, in Chrome specifically.

Hmm, seems to be an ABP quirk.  Sometimes it says "waiting for eevblog.com", others "waiting for adblock"?  Nevermind, I guess.

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Re: New web site!
« Reply #108 on: August 21, 2015, 11:19:30 pm »
I don't even want to know how much longer it'd take me to load the page if AdBlock wasn't blocking fourteen external items.

The number of ads and their location etc has not changed from the old site.

No, but the irritation level of having to load them in addition to shovelfuls of JS has.
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Re: New web site! --->>> screen size does not fit
« Reply #109 on: August 21, 2015, 11:23:33 pm »
Web page does not fit my screen size on a Dell laptop  1366x768

It is very rare this happens with other sites

I have to scroll left and right to see the page
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Re: New web site!
« Reply #110 on: August 21, 2015, 11:48:12 pm »
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All I've done is changed Wordpress themes, and I think it's a fraction wider fixed width. Nothing else has really changed.

C'mon Dave - you're supposed to be a whizz at trouble shooting. Things are different now and the only thing that's changed is your theme. So you reckon the problem is somewhere else, or the theme is just like the old one?

Another thing that's changed is that now I need to allow cloudflare.com scripts in order to see the smileys and editing toolbars when commenting. Before the change, just allowing eevblog.com was enough. Nothing's changed here (seriously, nothing has changed here) but you have a new theme. That coincidence is being stretched rather thinly, I reckon.

 

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Re: New web site!
« Reply #111 on: August 21, 2015, 11:48:37 pm »
No, but the irritation level of having to load them in addition to shovelfuls of JS has.

Is the load time a problem? or are you just offended by the size of it?
No one seems to be complaining about the speed any more.
Sorry about the size, but that's just the way it is with this template, and likely many of the big full featured Wordpress templates.
We had to pick something, so it is what it is.
Perhaps unused modules can be identified and removed, but that's about it.
 

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Re: New web site! --->>> screen size does not fit
« Reply #112 on: August 21, 2015, 11:50:31 pm »
Web page does not fit my screen size on a Dell laptop  1366x768

How is this possible when the site is only 1045 pixels wide?
 

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Re: New web site!
« Reply #113 on: August 21, 2015, 11:56:51 pm »
Another thing that's changed is that now I need to allow cloudflare.com scripts in order to see the smileys and editing toolbars when commenting. Before the change, just allowing eevblog.com was enough. Nothing's changed here (seriously, nothing has changed here) but you have a new theme. That coincidence is being stretched rather thinly, I reckon.

I've turned off RocketLoader on Cloudflare, see if that makes a difference. Might take a little bit to re-cache.
 

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Re: New web site!
« Reply #114 on: August 22, 2015, 12:17:05 am »
No, but the irritation level of having to load them in addition to shovelfuls of JS has.

Is the load time a problem? or are you just offended by the size of it?

Of course it's not a problem, who visits a home page? I've never gone to eevblog.com except /forum or to quickly check something... It's just daft, who needs 2MB of JavaScript to deliver content? If this were an application, sure, but content?

Obviously it doesn't hurt me, and I suppose I'll forget about it soon enough... but for now, I can't help but think it makes you look a bit silly :P
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Re: New web site!
« Reply #115 on: August 22, 2015, 12:26:23 am »
Of course it's not a problem, who visits a home page? I've never gone to eevblog.com except /forum or to quickly check something... It's just daft, who needs 2MB of JavaScript to deliver content? If this were an application, sure, but content?

Thanks, I can now ignore your comments as a non-user of the website.

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Obviously it doesn't hurt me, and I suppose I'll forget about it soon enough... but for now, I can't help but think it makes you look a bit silly :P

I don't care.
A lot of people say they like the upgrade.

Please, constructive feedback only on real issues that effect the usability of the site.
 

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Re: New web site!
« Reply #116 on: August 22, 2015, 12:30:18 am »
What is an "external throbber".
No other complains, forum works fine for me.

"Throbber" being the spinny "please wait while the page loads" icon / animation, in Chrome specifically.

Hmm, seems to be an ABP quirk.  Sometimes it says "waiting for eevblog.com", others "waiting for adblock"?  Nevermind, I guess.

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Spot on, I was getting it and chrome kept cycling, but I could still read the posts so it was no big deal to me. It's all good.
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Re: New web site!
« Reply #117 on: August 22, 2015, 01:00:06 am »
43 Bytes 1 pixel spying beacon from paypal.com is one of my fav
btw 1/4 of site size comes from ONE saelig banner :bullshit:

The Saelig banner has not changed, same as before, no one ever noticed it nor complained about it.
And it's only 84KB. Where do you get 1/4 of the site size from?  :-//

Hah, that must of been something on saelig side few hours ago
from automated scan log:
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http://www.saelig.com/images/saeligeev250.gif is resized in HTML or CSS from 750x750 to 250x250. Serving a scaled image could save 467.9KiB (88% reduction).

they were serving you 750 pixel version under 250 pixel link when I ran eevblog thru analysers, I even opened it in new window and it was indeed >500KB at the time :o

btw is it me or is it supposed to look like that when you click on one news item?:
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Re: New web site!
« Reply #118 on: August 22, 2015, 01:14:02 am »
Of course it's not a problem, who visits a home page? I've never gone to eevblog.com except /forum or to quickly check something... It's just daft, who needs 2MB of JavaScript to deliver content? If this were an application, sure, but content?

Thanks, I can now ignore your comments as a non-user of the website.

Because there's no way someone who doesn't use something regularly could have a valid opinion on it. I should keep that in mind when watching you review some "heap o' shit" multimeter that's not within the usual class of multimeters you'd use anyway.
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Re: New web site! --->>> screen size does not fit
« Reply #119 on: August 22, 2015, 01:46:42 am »
Web page does not fit my screen size on a Dell laptop  1366x768

How is this possible when the site is only 1045 pixels wide?

I have no idea ?  But maybe someday you can do a video on it.

The number came from my Control Panel and I tried this site

http://www.whatismyscreenresolution.com/

and it reported the same - see pic

Also included is a full screen pic - notice the scroll bar at the bottom

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Re: New web site!
« Reply #120 on: August 22, 2015, 06:54:34 am »
Web page does not fit my screen size on a Dell laptop  1366x768

How is this possible when the site is only 1045 pixels wide?

He probably has the browser display size (or Windows) set to more than 100%.  I have this problem in work with old dears phoning support as there are "no buttons to click on the bottom of the screen".  It is always old dears the screen is question is about 720 and chances are their monitor is 1080....

Thanks for changing the Beer to Chocolate.  I gave it a try yesterday and it appeared to work without any problems.

So how about adding some armchair commenters/expert emoticons to the forum [emoji48]
 
 

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Re: New web site!
« Reply #121 on: August 22, 2015, 07:21:42 am »
Another thing that's changed is that now I need to allow cloudflare.com scripts in order to see the smileys and editing toolbars when commenting. Before the change, just allowing eevblog.com was enough. Nothing's changed here (seriously, nothing has changed here) but you have a new theme. That coincidence is being stretched rather thinly, I reckon.

I've turned off RocketLoader on Cloudflare, see if that makes a difference. Might take a little bit to re-cache.

That's back to how it was, thanks - I just hit quote and everything is there as it should be.

And jumping to new messages goes to the actual message rather than just the page, so that's two things sorted  :-+
 

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Re: New web site!
« Reply #122 on: August 22, 2015, 07:27:02 am »
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He probably has the browser display size (or Windows) set to more than 100%.

I bet this is it.  Sorry.  All the time I hit Ct-- and Ct+

Is there a setting that sets it to 100%

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Re: New web site! --->>> screen size does not fit
« Reply #123 on: August 22, 2015, 08:04:22 am »
Web page does not fit my screen size on a Dell laptop  1366x768

I tested it on my Dell 1366x768 laptop screen and no problems at all on Chrome and Firefox.
Sure you don't have webpage zoom enabled?
 

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Re: New web site!
« Reply #124 on: August 22, 2015, 08:08:02 am »
Hah, that must of been something on saelig side few hours ago
from automated scan log:
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http://www.saelig.com/images/saeligeev250.gif is resized in HTML or CSS from 750x750 to 250x250. Serving a scaled image could save 467.9KiB (88% reduction).
they were serving you 750 pixel version under 250 pixel link when I ran eevblog thru analysers, I even opened it in new window and it was indeed >500KB at the time :o

Yikes, ok, thanks. Don't want that happening. If they want to host images themselves then I have to trust them not to do silly stuff like that.
If I serve ads locally then I check that stuff when uploading it and compress/change format if required.
 


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