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Author Topic: Update on new Maximum Grilled site  (Read 1090 times)
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« on: Sep 03, 2008 at 12:52 »

http://maximumgrillednetwork.com

OK y'all, check it out if you dare.

There are two basic sections besides the "home" page: content (articles) and forums. To navigate use the menu towards the top on the left.  So, for the home page, click the Home tab on the menu towards the upper left. You get to the forums in the same way, via the Forum tab. Duh, huh? On the home page you'll notice the Welcome to .... article. Above it is a series of links. Click the Maximum Grilled News link to go to the articles section. There you'll see two category tabs:  MG Content and MG News.

There's also a nifty little Shoutbox thing (similar to a chat) that appears throughout the site and RSS feeds to Steelers articles located bottom center on the home page - collapsable for your convenience.

The calendar (tab located on the menu) is updated with all the game times and opponents.  Each game listed provides a link to the associated Game Day thread in the forum section.

In addition to the usual Admin, Moderator and Member user types the plan is for a "Member Author" type who'll be able to post articles to any of the article categories.

If you see little right/left/down pointing triangles, they're used to expand or collapse a section.  So, if you find the forums to be too narrow, click one of the arrows and either the left or right panels disappear providing more real estate for the forums.  Click again to restore.

Still need to work on the colors and a nice textured background, add an affiliates section, figure out the ads, get more smiley's and avatars, provide a fan photo section, add a logo (either the one from here or a new one) and figure out why my Member Author can't add an article even though I think he should. Also need to make the RSS feeds open in a new window w/out making the user right click and do it himself.

It's coming along, slowly but surely. I hope to have it looking better than a hobby site by the off season. Seems a reasonable goal.

So, please register, check it out (you should find basically the same functionality there as here) and leave comments in the Feedback forum.  I'm particularly interested in perceived load times for the pages.  They load fast for me, but I'm just one user.
 
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 03, 2008 at 12:58 »

So what's the plan... leave this site for that?

Oh, and BTW, WTF is up with this?

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« Reply #2 on: Sep 03, 2008 at 13:02 »

Just my $.02, change the font color or the gray background, the gold is difficult to read....JMO. I am registered.
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 03, 2008 at 13:08 »

Meant to ask also, are we going to be able to import this forum over?

Are we adding the scrolling marquees for scores and countdowns?

As always, I will be glad to help.
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 03, 2008 at 13:35 »

Vinman, yeah, I not happy with the colors - some of the stuff is definately hard to read, it will all have to be changed.  Will probably settle on something completely different.

Finny, yes, I'd like to get away from Invision and see if a couple of google ads will pay for the hosting.  That way it can be more of a real fan site with a forum instead of just a forum.   And the "agreement" was just the BS that came with the forum software, I forgot about it.  That stuff can be changed as needed.

Yeah, we'll have to have the scrolling stuff.  Was just talking to a guy who hosts a Nebraska fan site and he mentioned some software that'll scroll RSS feeds, so that would be way cool.  

As for saving the posts from here, I've had a support ticket open with Invision for 4 or 5 days.  It's doable if they'll provide the data dump.  There's a converter to go from IPB (Invision Power Board) to SMF (the software I'm using).  The catch is the cost - which is part of my query in the support ticket.  I found a 3 or 4 year old post on the SMF forums where a guy claimed that Invision wanted about 500 bucks to dump his 160,000 post board.  We're at about 140,000 here.  Don't know if that's true or not, but if it is, Invision is raping people for what basically amounts to pushing a button.

Anyways this is all down the road.  But I'd really like to transfer all the posts and usernames, no doubt.

 
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 03, 2008 at 15:12 »

We can have a roadkill cookout fundraiser!
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 03, 2008 at 19:39 »

Deep Fried Possum on a Stick - $2.95
Mixed Critter Stew (serves 4) - $16.95, w/ stuffed baby fowl poppers, $20.95
*Curry Slurry and Goo w/ sun-dried toad crackers - $5.95
Surprised Armadillo on the Half Shell - $10.95

* denotes spicy selections

 
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« Reply #7 on: Sep 03, 2008 at 21:06 »

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Deep Fried Possum on a Stick - $2.95
Mixed Critter Stew (serves 4) - $16.95, w/ stuffed baby fowl poppers, $20.95
*Curry Slurry and Goo w/ sun-dried toad crackers - $5.95
Surprised Armadillo on the Half Shell - $10.95

* denotes spicy selections
You forgot the chipotle pepperjack cajun driveway-flattened squirrel.  Choose any 2 sides!
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« Reply #8 on: Sep 03, 2008 at 21:16 »

A Side of This - $0.95
Sum o Dat - $1.50

 
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« Reply #9 on: Sep 06, 2008 at 12:15 »

Check it out, got the basics out of the way.  Decided to go with the solid black background as it's easier on the eyes IMO than the all white ones like google.

Still some tweaks here and there on text colors but I like it for the most part.

When you're in the forum section, if you prefer it to be full width then click the little triangle that points to the left.  The triangle disappears then (it turns black) but it's still there and you can click it again to restore the left panel.  Whenever the page refreshes the triangle reappears.  Just a little bug  :ph43r:
 
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