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The look on AQ
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Jan 15, 2014 8:53pm
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Is it me or is anyone else's AQ pages look broken. All the tools for edit, refresh, minimize and close are going down the page instead of across. When looking for lb's, the result page is the same way. I tried adjusting the page via preferences and view on my tool bar, but nothing changes. Any suggestions or is Ryan doing some changing again.

Purplerose and Froggyking
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Reply to: #825594 by purplerose froggyking
Jan 15, 2014 10:52pm
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Is it me or is anyone else's AQ pages look broken.

What browser are you using? Everything looks fine to me....

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #825598 by Green Tortuga
Jan 16, 2014 7:36am
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Is it me or is anyone else's AQ pages look broken.
What browser are you using? Everything looks fine to me....

I'm having the same issue. Some of the icons look squished. I am using IE8

Jaxx
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Reply to: #825598 by Green Tortuga
Jan 16, 2014 7:39am
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IE
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Reply to: #825636 by Jaxx
Jan 16, 2014 9:29am
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I'm having the same issue. Some of the icons look squished. I am using IE8

Well there's your problem right there! Internet Explorer sucks. =)

Just kidding... Well, it does suck. I don't have IE8 installed, but I changed the code on my development machine so my version of IE will "simulate" an IE8 experience and I'm still not seeing problems. AQ looks absolutely awful in IE8, but nothing like what you describe. The only thing that makes the IE8 look so awful is that there aren't any rounded corners, but that's just a cosmetic thing and not something I can really do about.

One thing you can try if you haven't already, force a refresh of your browser. I have been updating some CSS pages, and there's a possibility your browser could be using an old version of it. Try clicking "Ctrl-F5" to make sure you're using the newest stuff.

If that doesn't work.... I'm not sure what to tell you. I'll try dropping by the library today and using one of their computers--maybe they have an old computer with IE8 installed that I can try looking at. But IE8 is a pretty old, antiquated browser at this point. It's definitely time to upgrade to something better! You might not be able to upgrade to a newer version of IE depending on the operating system you're using, but I'd seriously consider switching to Firefox or Chrome or something if upgrading IE isn't an option. They really are a huge improvement over IE8. *nodding*

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #825594 by purplerose froggyking
Jan 16, 2014 3:50pm
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I'm so glad I'm not the only one. I've had that problem for 2 days--only at work on Internet Explorer.
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Reply to: #825722 by Topcollector
Jan 16, 2014 6:04pm
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Yeah, I noticed it today at work. IE again.
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Reply to: #825658 by Green Tortuga
Jan 16, 2014 6:42pm
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This started happening when you last upgraded the Hall of Fame. Could that be the problem?
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Reply to: #825750 by purplerose froggyking
Jan 17, 2014 12:17am
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This started happening when you last upgraded the Hall of Fame. Could that be the problem?

I'm not really sure how. Most of the changes I made for that was CSS code specific to just those pages--not stuff that would change styles on all pages. Those were really localized changes. That was part of the reason I focused on those pages first (that and the glossary)--the necessary CSS changes were very localized. There are some other changes I'd like to make, but they would affect all pages so I'm not working on those at the moment.

I haven't been able to find an IE8 browser anywhere to run some tests on either, so I'm not having much luck with figuring out the problem either. But AQ is so darned ugly and horrible in IE8, I'm not even sure it's worth the time and effort to track down given the dwindling numbers of people who use it. I'd really recommend using IE9 or higher--or some other browser altogether. The difference between IE8 and IE9 is substantial!

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #825778 by Green Tortuga
Jan 17, 2014 2:59am
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in IE8, I'm not even sure it's worth the time and effort to track down given the dwindling numbers of people who use it. I'd really recommend using IE9 or higher--or some other browser altogether

If you have XP, IE8 is the last version they made for it so you do not have an option to upgrade to 9 or 10. And there are still a _LOT_ of people who are and will continue using XP. So not as dwindling as you hope in the short term.
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Reply to: #825780 by Eidolon
Jan 17, 2014 4:18am
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If you have XP, IE8 is the last version they made for it so you do not have an option to upgrade to 9 or 10.

Yes, but Microsoft has said that they will no longer support XP after April.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx

That means every computer running XP should be upgrading to a newer OS in the next few months. (I think I have 4 computers that need to be retired or upgraded.)
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Reply to: #825782 by MichKathy
Jan 17, 2014 5:24am
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Microsoft has said that they will no longer support XP after April.

Just because they don't support it doesn't mean it is going away. That just means they will no longer be releasing updates and/or patches.

It is no different than Office 2003 and Server 2003, which will be retired at the same time as Windows XP; they still work just fine and people will continue to use them.

That means every computer running XP should be upgrading to a newer OS in the next few months.

Oh I agree with "should" but even Microsoft has been realistic about such things. There is a reason the retirement date for XP has already been changed more than once; probably something to do with the still 15%+ market share according to a recent report I saw.
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Reply to: #825780 by Eidolon
Jan 17, 2014 9:40am
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If you have XP, IE8 is the last version they made for it so you do not have an option to upgrade to 9 or 10. And there are still a _LOT_ of people who are and will continue using XP. So not as dwindling as you hope in the short term.

It's definitely dwindling as people replace computers. They don't last forever, you know. =) Microsoft might still be "supporting" these older systems (for now), but I'm pretty sure they aren't selling them anymore!

I know there are some people who can't upgrade the browser (and, in fact, I'd be willing to bet most of the people using IE8 are probably in that group), but those are pretty old systems by today's standards, and they're the systems people are most likely to replace in the next couple of years.

But.... Even for those that don't replace them soon.... those system will still run Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and every other browser out there. And at this point, there's no comparison between IE8 and the latest version of the other browsers, so there are viable alternatives.

This month, the percentage of people using IE8 on AQ is down to 6.8%, and that number is just getting smaller with each passing day. I'd like to keep supporting it and even set up my development system so my version of IE will simulate how IE8 runs (gives me an idea of what IE8 folks are seeing), but whatever this problem is, it's not something I can replicate.

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #825782 by MichKathy
Jan 18, 2014 12:05am
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Yes, but Microsoft has said that they will no longer support XP after April.

It doesn't help matters when, apparently, upgrading is not easy. A friend recently did so and had a lot of trouble. Make very, very sure you have all your important stuff backed up before you upgrade.

As for me, when my XP proves no longer functional, I'll probably upgrade -- to Linux. I've just about had it with Windows. The only reason I haven't already gone to Linux is because I'm sure it'd be six months before I was fully operational once again -- but that'd apparently be true updating to the new Windows as well, so as long as I have to go through the learning process it might as well be a change to a likeable OS.