IPSWI 3.0

Discussion in 'Support' started by Ipswich, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Ipswich

    IpswichAdministratorStaff Member

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    In the new year, we plan to roll out IPSWI 3.0

    This thread will be updated with more information.

    This will include the ability to login and contribute through Facebook, Twitter and Google accounts.
     

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  3. dan5

    dan5Founder MemberStaff Member

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    Experimenting with the new forum...

    Header

    ipswi3-header-concept.png
    The end design may look nothing like these screenshots. The tabs will be similar to on the current site (News, Ipswich,Suffolk etc)

    ipswi3-header-scroll-concept.png
    When scrolling the header follows the page down

    Footer

    ipswi3-footer-widgets-concept.png
    More and better Widgets. I will be aiming to choose a random Ipswich related image each time the page loads or on the hour/each day etc.

    Forums

    ipswi3-forum-list-concept.png I am considering a grid-like card format for the forum listings on the homepage. It is probable for the card backgrounds to be tailored with an appropriate image.

    ipswi3-forum-quick-topic-compact.png The new IPSWI will have a Quick Topic top box (I will change this so it sticks out more from the rest) where you can choose a prefix, type a title and the following box will appear so you can easily create new posts.
    ipswi3-forum-quick-topic.png
    Without the moderator options of course lol

    ipswi3-forum-view-concept.png This is the logged out option. Will have better tooltip previews.

    Topic

    ipswi3-view-thread.png View thread... a reply within the many, with a lot of text! Likely going to increase the default text size!

    ipswi3-thread-pagination-share.png You can see more with this snippet... the pagination along the bottom and share tools and the new hover tooltip when you hover the mouse over a username (on PC anyway)

    ipswi3-thread-like-feature.png The new site has a new like system... it keeps the previous scores but is presented differently.
     
  4. dan5

    dan5Founder MemberStaff Member

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    Quick Reply

    ipswi3-quick-reply.png
    The above shows the further user info (which is initially hidden for less clutter) and the quick reply box.

    Questions

    ipswi3-questions-concept.png I currently have a subdomain site with some Q&A software installed. On IPSWI3 all this will be imported into the forum. People with an account (or logging in with facebook, twitter or google) will be more easily able to view, answer and vote on questions. It will also allow visitors and residents alike to be able to ask questions be it about Ipswich generally or about a restaurant.

    Ratings
    ipswi3-new-ratings-concept.png
    Different appearance, same options of "reactions" to posts. The specific icons might change.

    Mobile
    ipswi3-mobile-concept.png
    The new IPSWI will be much better for mobile and tablet users. These are only mockups and will need proper tweaking to get right.
    ipswi3-mobile-widget-concept.png
    Widgets....
    ipswi3-mobile-menu.png
    Mobile menu
    ipswi3-mobile-forum-view-concept.png
    Forum view with Quick Topic at the top. Could do with a few tweaks.
     
  5. dan5

    dan5Founder MemberStaff Member

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    IPSWI3 will have a new type of display for forums such as news.
    ipswi3-magazine-news-concept.png
    Design likely to change a little.
     
  6. dan5

    dan5Founder MemberStaff Member

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    Added alphanumerical pagination...
    ipswi3-forum-browse-alphabetically.png
    As expected forums will have the most recent topic or the most recent replies at the top... but you will be able to browse each forum for topics by letter, number or character (by clicking a button rather than searching). The above example showing Descending order but will be ascending.
     
  7. dan5

    dan5Founder MemberStaff Member

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    It will also be easier to browse a users threads (topics they have started).
    ipswi3-more-threads-concept.png
     

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