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AQ Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Sep 27, 2019 9:12pm
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Tonight's downtime was actually planned by me, unlike the last couple of times this past week. I even posted ahead of time that it would be going down, and it was only down for about an hour.

One hiccup in the process that I didn't realize until the update was basically finished was that the update broke the "AQ is being updated" page--so sorry about that! It's nice to have that page so you know I'm up to something and there's nothing serious going on. Instead you were getting a blank page that could have been scary if you hadn't seen the earlier announcement. Sorry about that!

In any case.... this update was mostly cosmetic. No new features. Just a few tweaks here and there.

The biggest thing that changed are the buttons. They should look the same, but in the HTML, I changed them from "input" buttons into "button" buttons. Some of you who know HTML would likely know what I mean. I've used "input" buttons since I started AQ because "button" buttons broke with IE, but I've long stopped supporting IE and I finally updated the buttons to "button" buttons. Which are nice because I can do a lot more with them such as include images and submit values that aren't the name of the button.

The buttons should look like they did before--I haven't actually changed their look (not deliberately, at least!). It's just how they're implemented changed. But if there's a typo in the code (and I changed hundreds and hundreds of them... there are probably typos somewhere!), it might look a little wonky.

Also, you might need to do a page "refresh" to get the new CSS--so do that before submitted a "weird button" submission. I know the voting buttons on messages will look unusually large and bold until the new CSS is picked up. Not sure what else, though.

Actually, there is a small tweak to the button. If you focus on it or hover your mouse cursor over it, you'll see a "shine" pass over it. I added it for links that were styled to look like buttons a few days ago, but all of the buttons should do it now. It's kind of subtle, though, and easy to miss if you weren't paying attention. I just liked the effect. =)

And... that's it for now! =)

-- Ryan
Re: AQ Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #979783 by Green Tortuga
Sep 28, 2019 7:42am
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HTML, IE, CSS mean nothing but gotta love shiny buttons!
Re: AQ Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #979783 by Green Tortuga
Sep 28, 2019 8:06am
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The buttons should look like they did before--I haven't actually changed their look (not deliberately, at least!).

The ones on the discussion boards...educational....etc....are huge.
Re: AQ Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #979790 by MissMoon
Sep 28, 2019 8:16am
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The ones on the discussion boards...educational....etc....are huge.

Do a page refresh. It's using the old CSS.

-- Ryan
Re: AQ Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #979792 by Green Tortuga
Sep 28, 2019 8:18am
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Refreshed. Still the same. Maybe this is the way you meant them to be? Very big. In a one line post they dwarf the post.
Re: AQ Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #979783 by Green Tortuga
Sep 28, 2019 9:22am
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Yay to no longer having to support IE! UGH
Re: AQ Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #979793 by MissMoon
Sep 28, 2019 9:51am
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Refreshed. Still the same.

What browser are you using?

In any case, I still think your browser is using the old CSS. It'll fix itself soon.

-- Ryan
Re: AQ Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #979797 by Green Tortuga
Sep 28, 2019 12:53pm
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What browser are you using?

The latest version of Chrome. Still the same.

And I have to refresh the page to get the numbers to change on a button.....for instance I click on agree after one other person and I have to refresh the page for me to see the #2 appear in parenthesis. Always appeared automatically before. Don't know if this intentional?
Re: AQ Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #979808 by MissMoon
Sep 28, 2019 1:14pm
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And I have to refresh the page to get the numbers to change on a button.....

Yeah, the JavaScript has to update too. It'll start working eventually.... Your browser is still using the old CSS (and JS).

I'm not sure how to force your browser to update that, though. Usually a refresh is all it takes, but it could be that your ISP is actually caching the old files which I don't think there's really anything you can do about.

But give it time.... eventually, it will fix itself. Both the large-button problem and the numbers not changing automatically when you click on them. (At least the bolding and unbolding still works with the old files, though, so you can still know the click went through without refreshing the page.)

-- Ryan