10/28/2015 01:41 AM UBB.threads 7.6.0 - Progress Report (10-27-2015) by id242
7.6.0 Progress Snapshot Report: "Doc! I did it again."

ubbthreads-7-6-0.20151027
• StopForumSpam Test pages have been cleaned up and now match the Control Panel.
• Minor css updates to the four newly added styles relating to the display of Quotes and Code boxes.
• Styles/admin.css and common.css formatting has been cleaned up. All items have had their cases standardized. Colors have been compressed.
• Build version information has been added to the Control Panel Dashboard, to display additional information about the build youre running. ie; Snapshot, Beta, Release Candidate, or Release, and its build date. Thanks to Mark_S for requesting this!
• Additional HTTPS checks for sites using "SSL though CDN" Thanks to James Corthell (Gizmo) for this update!
• Minor improvements to Show Profile for moods and their hover-over alt-texts. Group Images, Titles and Custom Titles now have intelligent display.
• Minor portal display updates.
• The maximum scale (zoom) for mobiles devices has been set. This should be helpful for users complaining of accidentally zooming 10x on a page, and not being able to read, for obvious reasons.
• The logo banner in Control Panel has been removed. The breadcrumbs are aligned with the top of your page and you now have room to view more content within your admin pages.


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NOTICE: At the time of this post, UBB.threads 7.6.0 is very much still work in progress. This current code will change several more times before being published to the Members area of http://ubbcentral.com. This *WORK IN PROGRESS* code is not available for download or purchase. This series of progress reports is being made public to share the development progress on UBB.threads. Items may be pulled from the final release or may be reworked to have a different presentation than what is depicted in this post. This is very much WORK IN PROGRESS and not by any means "final."

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10/09/2015 01:12 PM UBB.threads 7.6.0 - Progress Report (10-08-2015) by id242
7.6.0 Progress Snapshot Report: "Hey... don't I know you from someplace?"

ubbthreads-7-6-0.20151008
• New Style sheets have been added for a total of four new styles at this time; Mocha, Garden, Marshmallow, and Zen. Use the Style Selector at the bottom of this page to preview them right now on UBB.Dev.
• Style picker in Style Editor (admin), Style Selector (user preferences) and Footer now sorts alphabetically, regardless of character case.
• The Member Profile page received a really nice update. This will be completed before the next Snapshot release.
• Additional Portal Island display tweaks -- most notably for the Member Spotlight.
• Shout Box "[x]" size has been increased to something reasonable.
• Removed the left/right Island column fixed-percentage widths from the scripts and placed them in to CSS, since we are now responsive. Your island's data retains its set width on wide displays and the left/right columns are hidden on mobiles. Previously (in UBBT75x), any setting was over-written by an inlined "15%/100%/%15" column setting. The Island columns are now set to 250px wide, which can be customized within the style editor to whatever width you desire. Their min-width default is 150px.
• Some SEO cleanup of templates/post_side was inserted (mostly for GWT) Thanks to James Corthell (Gizmo) for catching this!
• Standard Text Editor had inlined HTML converted to CSS.
• Corrected a lot of the incorrect usage of "alt-2" where "alt-1" should have been used -- from UBBT75x series.

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NOTICE: At the time of this post, UBB.threads 7.6.0 is very much still work in progress. This current code will change several more times before being published to the Members area of http://ubbcentral.com. This *WORK IN PROGRESS* code is not available for download or purchase. This series of progress reports is being made public to share the development progress on UBB.threads. Items may be pulled from the final release or may be reworked to have a different presentation than what is depicted in this post. This is very much WORK IN PROGRESS and not by any means "final."

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09/24/2015 12:43 AM UBB.threads 7.6.0 - Progress Report (09-23-2015) by id242
7.6.0 Progress Snapshot Report: "Time to go to work baby. Let's do it."

Rather than a detailed changelog, I'm going to do things a bit different this time around; Snapshots.

First, lets bring everyone up to speed on how we work. UBB.threads is an ongoing project to us. We are enthusiastic about this product. We work on it just about every day. We are very close to a release date. But before that can happen, we have a few loose ends still to tie up -- login, view/edit profile, whos online pages, and obviously the software installer, among some other things.

To help us progress faster, we generally create snapshot builds right before moving forward with the next big changes. When a new snapshot is posted for the testers, a summary of all the changes within that snapshot is written so they will be aware of and can evaluate each change as noted. This also gives the testers a reference-point of what build they are testing when they do find and report a bug. As "snapshot" is a general source control (version control) term, a snapshot version indicates a view of the source code taken at a specific time. These raw snapshots let them review the software as it is being developed.

The Snapshots:
ubbthreads-7-6-0.20150922
• Admin/Forum Image Picker and Stock Avatar Picker have both been updated with a clean interface and are now mobile friendly.
• Style Picker within the Profile Settings now displays the style names with spaces instead of underscores, just like the footer style picker and the style settings within admin.
• common.css was updated to allow responsive display for Video Embeds.
• All JavaScript entries have been updated for HTML5 standardization.
• Show Profile received some minor tweaking to allow the buttons to wrap as needed.
• More code cleanup of "// end" comments from ubbthreads.php, /ubb_js/pt.js and ubb_jslib.js.

ubbthreads-7-6-0.20150918
• "File Manager" is now "Attachment Manager."
• Attachment Manager display saw additional display tweaks.
• The pop-out window sizes for new/edit/reply post attachments are now consistent.
• "Moods" is now "Mood Emoticons."
• The Mood Emoticons selector has been fixed. It now opens in all browsers. The display is now also mobile friendly -- this will also get a nice responsive design layout update soon.
• Some "Forum Help" wording has been updated to reflect the recent section name updates.
• "Mocha" is a new style sheet and has been created for distribution as part of the UBB.threads package. A bit more tweaking and some case consistency corrections are needed before it can be considered complete. More templates are planned.
• "ubbcentral" style was also slightly tweaked.
• A few more language corrections have been done.

ubbthreads-7-6-0.20150916
http://www.ubbdev.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/321187.html#Post321187
• Time Zones have been implemented. No support for DST at this time.
• Admin's Language Editor and Database SQL Command pages were cleaned up.
• More admin "submit" buttons had their presentation standardized with the rest of the admin button settings; correct padding and css formatting.
• So much CSS optimization was done.
• Minor tweaks to the "ubbcentral" style.
• UBBT's mailer language items have been given some attention.
Other than the time zone implementation, mostly everything within this update is related to the admin section and moving its inlined HTML to CSS... and an extremely minor GWMT edit to hopefully work around any "content-duplication" flags.

ubbthreads-7-6-0.20150911
• Removed HTML style code from the templates and instead using CSS code within the admin/membermanage and the admin's wrapper page.
No layout or other notable changes at all. These changes were purely for HTML validation.

ubbthreads-7-6-0.20150909
• Dashboard and Portal Island configuration pages were rearranged to flow in the proper order, and are now grouped correctly.

ubbthreads-7-6-0.20150828
• IPv6 support was added. The IPv6 displays still need some attention, but UBBT 7.6.0 is now good with it.
• SFS also received a ton of attention, including a solution for IPv6 addresses if your site has SFS turned on.
• The dashboard's news feed was fixed.
• Featured Member Island no longer displays the avatars with incorrect proportions.
• Portal is now just called "Portal" - rather than "Portal Page" or "Main Portal" or "Portal Index" or even "Main Portal Index Page"
• Forms are also now just called "Forums" - rather than "Forums List" or "List of Forum" or "Forums Index"
• Portal Islands are now just called "Portal Islands" - rather than "Portal Box" or "Portal Island Box"
• Removed a bunch of obsolete language entries. Confirmed as obsolete and unused. Both in User and in Admin sides.
• ADMIN received a lot more polish. Entry boxes are now 100% width. Previous was 98%. In UBBT75x series, they were fixed widths.
• Portal Settings page was cleaned up a lot and is straight forward and not confusing.
• MAILER was slightly updated to more clearly mention that the recipient should not reply to the email. More attention will come to the email formatting before 760 is released.
• Mail Thread and Notify Moderator pages have been rewritten. They now look pretty.
• Post "Edit Reason" had some additional formatting updates.
• SMARTY settings were updated to not double-up on spaces when removing html from txt.
• ADMIN Dashboard has a sprinkling of attention. This page is due for its face-lift very soon. Soon.
• The Preview section for EditPost and NewPost pages were fixed. No more large images leaking out, and pushing the page content around. Big thanks to Mark_S for finding and reporting this one!
• Updated lightbox from v2.7.1 to v2.8.1
• Updated jquery from v 1.11.0 to v2.4.1
• Cleaned and standardized a bunch more of the overall code formatting.
• Fixed some Chrome "wonkeyness" happening within the CP.

ubbthreads-7-6-0.20150808
• The login and registration pages still look a bit "off," but they are fully functional and anyone using the snapshots wont have an issue beyond layout spacings.
• portal, cfrm, and postlist all validate 100% as HTML5 with zero errors.
• several of the side islands are updated.
• A lot of other pages and functions items were given attention.

ubbthreads-7-6-0.20150712
• More long-standing issues from 7.5.x have been fixed and a nice handful of new features have been added. Its at 50% mobile right now - with about 90% of all the high-traffic/main pages being mobile friendly.
• The admin pages are pretty much done, with the exception of the Dashboard and some minor cosmetics that present themselves before release.

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NOTICE: At the time of this post, UBB.threads 7.6.0 is very much still work in progress. This current code will change several more times before being published to the Members area of http://ubbcentral.com. This *WORK IN PROGRESS* code is not available for download or purchase. This series of progress reports is being made public to share the development progress on UBB.threads. Items may be pulled from the final release or may be reworked to have a different presentation than what is depicted in this post. This is very much WORK IN PROGRESS and not by any means "final."

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08/27/2015 04:10 AM Teaser - Do you "Like" my little project? by Gizmo
As we're finishing the template updates for 7.6.0, I've personally been working on a long requested feature, the ability to "Like" a post/thread/user. Now, this feature will not be in the 7.6.0 release, it's going to require a significant amount of testing (and more code, since what I have is a whole three days of getting the base functionality in).

But, for today, you get a picture; and this is really just alpha level code.

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07/12/2015 04:29 AM UBB.threads 7.6.0 - Progress Report (07-12-2015) by id242
7.6.0 Progress Report: "Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

It's been almost three months since my last 7.6.0 progress report. This is going to be a very long post -- so lets cut to the chase and dive right in to that changelog!

The Changelog:
Templates
• ADDPOST_NEWPOLL1/2/3, POLLMANAGER, VIEWPOLL -Poll manager received a nice update (minor). A few new items were added, such as a progress indication of what step you're currently on when creating a new poll. This progress indication is displayed on the page and in the page's title. Layout updates were minor, but they make reading the entry pages more user friendly.
• AVATAR -All items are spaced proportionally, rather than bunched-up tight. The forward and back arrow buttons are larger and easier to click/tap on.
• EDITPOST, NEWPOST, NEWREPLY, QUICKREPLY -Layout is now mobile friendly and has been reorganized to a more intuitive posting/work-flow order. The post-preview has been moved to the top of the page, and now displays exactly how it would display inline with other posts, just as if the user were to submit their post.
• FILEMANAGER -Layout for this page has also been updated to be mobile friendly. Its also now user-friendly, rather than being a jumbled presentation of options.
• FORUM -This page is now adaptively mobile friendly.
• ICON_SELECT -Table formatting has been removed, in favor of divs with css formatting. The post icons are now spaced proportionally and have an equal line height that should be easier to click/tap on.
• LOGIN -SFS has been removed from the template file, and placed in to the script file.
• NOT_RIGHT_BARE -Cleaned up the layout to better notify the user of the errors that caused them to find this page.
• PORTAL -Minor layout updates related to news icon spacing.
• POST_SIDE -More updates to its mobile friendly layout. "edited-wording" has been moved below the signature, making it difficult for a nefarious user to spoof -- it also gets out of the way of the user's post and returns the reader's attention back to the post content. Slight modifications were made to the display of post buttons depending on the browser's width.
• PRINTTHREAD -This file has been completely rewritten. All display formatting is now done in the template file. Attached images are now shown with the post they are attached to. Printing threads is very important for UBB.threads sites that allow users to print posts with instructional guides or directions to events, etc... with maximum layout space for post content. Images (inlined/hotlinked and attached) are now displayed to not go beyond the width of the printed page. The header shows the post's title and your site's short name. The footer shows your sites full name, and (C) of the current year. Your site names are clickable, in the event that someone linked directly to these printable pages, rather than to their forum page. They are also secure; If a user doesnt have access to the forum page, they also cannot see the printable version of it.
• SHOWFLAT -Added Lightbox, to display attached images.
• STANDARD_TEXT_EDITOR -While working to make the editor mobile friendly, the toolbar was given some much needed attention. The Tool Bar's items have been reordered to a standardized sequence that users of other editors (such as MS Word or Google Docs) will be more familiar with. Added back the Tool Bar's alignment items that were removed in a version of 7.5.x. Their images have been given correct names; centre/justifyfull/left_just/right_just are now align_center/align_justify/align_left/align_right, respectively. The Insert Image button now just inserts an image, without complicating the procedure with additional alignment steps. The buttons are now in common English, and make sense to an average internet user. Removed randomly worded sentences and replaced them with correct Button Text descriptions. For thin browser and mobile devices, the button groups now wrap as needed.
• SUBSCRIPTION/S, _CONFIRMATION, _MAIL -These sections received another display update, to make each subscription group stand out from its peers and flow with the order of the rest of the subscription pages.
• VIEWMESSAGES -The Messages header items are now aligned with floats and no longer user tables, making the "New Private Message" link more pronounced and easier for the user to find.
• MULTIPLE -Upgraded to html5 specs. Removed references to javascript files hosted on googlecode.com, since those files are now included with UBB.threads and hosted on your own server. All pages now have page titles. Pages that had incorrect titles have been corrected. reset.css has been removed, since it is now merged within common.css.
Templates/ADMIN
• ADMIN_ADMINMENU -Fixed a long standing bug from 7.5.x where the wrong "Groups" menu item would highlight when clicked on.
• ADMIN_HEADER, STYLEPREVIEW -Upgraded to html5 specs. Removed references to javascript files hosted on googlecode.com, since those files are now included with UBB.threads and hosted on your own server.
• GROUPMANAGE, MEMBERSEARCH -Page display has been updated and now displays content better.
• LOGIN -A bit more of security enhancements. Thanks again, James Corthell (Gizmo)!
• MULTIPLE -"Submit" buttons are now spaced correctly at the bottom of each section. I'm pretty sure I got them all, this time through.

Admin
• EDITSTYLE, STYLES -Styles are now displayed with spaces instead of underscores.
• LOGIN -More adjustments for suhosin input_vars.

Images
• UBBCENTRAL-THEME -Forum icons for the "ubbcentral" theme are now included.
• MARKUP_PANEL -Renamed a few graphics that had been dropped from the "standard_text_editor" tool bar sometime in the 7.5.x series. Though the items were removed from the toolbar, they were never cleaned up in the images directory. They have now been brought back to the tool bar and the images have been given correct names; centre/justifyfull/left_just/right_just are now align_center/align_justify/align_left/align_right, respectively.

Install
• UPGRADE_HEADER -Upgraded to html5 specs.
• STYLES/0 -A blank style.
• STYLES/4 -ubbcentral style received some slight adjustments to set the min-width of the right/left columns to 150px. Its now also using the ubbcentral icon set, rather than the default icon set.

Languages
• ALL -Further cleanup of the English language, more Title Cases corrections, and minor formatting refinements.
• EDITFORUMS, MYHOME -"Watched" is now "Followed" - Updated the other related files in a previous progress report. This conversion is complete and all files should reflect this updated wording now.
• EDITPOST -MARK_EDIT has been split. It now describes a check box to toggle display, and MARK_EDIT_RES for entry box to describe reason for the edit. POST_OPTIONS has been removed since its duplicated within GENERIC.
• FAQ -Corrected "Username" to "Display Name" as needed.
• FILEMANAGER -Since the file manager for attachments received a nice update, so did the languages. Items have better explanations and are now written in human readable English.
• NEWPOST -Removed all randomly used trailing periods and colons that were not in NEWREPLY or EDITPOST. Seems that this language file was skipped when attention was given to its related files.
• POLLMANAGER -Since the poll manager also received a nice update (minor), a few new items were added, such as a progress indication of what step you're currently on when creating a new poll.
• SENDPRIVATE -"Buddy List" is now "Friend List" Updated the buttons from sentence presentation to button-language presentation.
• SHOWMEMBERS -"Join Date" is now "Joined"
• SHOWPROFILE -"UBB Buddies" is now "Friends and Followers" Cleaned up a lot of the buttons in prep for an updated Profile page.
• STANDARD_TEXT_EDITOR -Updated about 95% of this file. All language strings are now in common English, and make sense to an average internet user. Removed randomly worded sentences and replaced them with correct Button Text descriptions.
• STOP_FORUM_SPAM -Additional information is given to the user who is presented with a SFS warning/error page.
Languages/ADMIN
• GENERIC -Added definitions for suhosin input_vars.
• STOP_FORUM_SPAM -Updated the text presentations. Updated feature definitions. Now includes links for additional information on certain features.
• SUHOSIN -Now includes links of possible issues and some solutions for the Suhosin PHP module.
• MULTIPLE -Further cleanup of the English instructions, more Title Cases, and formatting refinements.

Libs
• BBCODE -UBB.threads was attempting to add URL BBCode around the outside of non-acceptable URL protocols. The bug seems to have existed for most of the 7.5.x series of UBB.threads. Corrections were made to the code and now only the three acceptable protocols will be parsed; http, https, and ftp. H/T to "Mark_S" for this bug report! http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/256917#Post256917
• CAPTCHA, HTML, INCLUDEPOLL, MYSQL, UBBTHREADS, USER -Updates for detecting IP addresses for sites using CDNs, and for users on proxies. Huge thanks to James Corthell (Gizmo) for this code!
• HTML -Cleaned up some header presentation html. Added code to display style sheets with spaces, rather than underscores. Removed the 12-character static-wrap and made the Post Icon list dynamic based on browser window width. Upped the graemlin list drop-down within the text editor to display a row of 12, rather than only 8 graemlins per row.

Scripts
• ADDUSER, LOGIN -Major Stop Forum Spam updates. More thanks to James Corthell (Gizmo)!
• AVATAR -Removed HTML formatting from the PHP script, and placed it within the template file.
• NEWPOST -Removed language related periods and spaces from text strings, and if needed, placed them within the language files.
• PRINTTHREADED -Removed line breaks and other HTML formatting from the PHP script files. All display formatting is now done in the template files. Attached images are now shown with the post they are attached to. Printing threads is very important for UBB.threads sites that allow users to print posts with instructional guides or directions to events, etc... with maximum layout space for post content.
• SHOWFLAT -1.Updates for forums that have upgraded from UBBT6 or other forum software and still depend on the traffic from those links of the previous database. 2. Added server status error codes ("404 Not Found" or "401 Unauthorized") for when content doesn't exist or the link is unauthorized to that user/spider. Also added "noindex, nofollow" robot tags to those 404/401 pages. 3.Removed several bits of HTML formatting and placed them in the template files. 4.Image attachments are now displayed using Lightbox.
• MULTIPLE -Updates for detecting IP addresses for sites using CDNs, and for users on proxies. Huge thanks to James Corthell (Gizmo) for this code!

Styles
• ADMIN -BOLD has been removed since its duplicated within COMMON. Further tweaked a bit of the admin pages formatting and colors.
• COMMON -Merged RESET and COMMON. Totally rewrote COMMON. Added an instruction for manually compressing the file, if desired.
• RESET -Removed.
• WRAPPER -The "default" wrapper name has been corrected. "light" and "dark" were the same, and had no color variations -- they have been removed.

UBB_JS
• LIGHTBOX -This is new and is required for pleasantly displaying image attachments and galleries to desktop and mobile devices.

I did say it was going to be a long one grin

BONUS: UBB.threads 7.6.0, Preview - Gallery

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NOTICE: At the time of this post, UBB.threads 7.6.0 is very much still work in progress. This current code will change several more times before being published to the Members area of http://ubbcentral.com. This *WORK IN PROGRESS* code is not available for download or purchase. This series of progress reports is being made public to share the development progress on UBB.threads. Items may be pulled from the final release or may be reworked to have a different presentation than what is depicted in this post. This is very much WORK IN PROGRESS and not by any means "final."

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