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Thanks / Likes / Dislikes

Posted 11-05-2011 at 10:36 by ben (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

Ok people, as you might have noticed last night - the "action bar" under the posts changed, from having big blue buttons, to something a bit more stylish.

There were 2 reasons for this - 1: to look nicer and 2: to allow for what I did after

Drum roll .....

The inbuilt thanks system has now been upgraded - along with the normal "thanks", there is now "like" and "dislike" - distinguished by the following icons:...
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CDN Implemented

Posted 17-04-2011 at 14:29 by ben (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

Ok gang, after testing the subdomains for the last few weeks, I've now properly moved us over to running on a CDN.

What does this mean for you guy?

Well, all the images, javascript and css is now served from a server close to your physical location, rather than needing to come across from the FF main servers in NY.

Believe it or not, those pesky little images do make a big difference - and the plus side is, the FF servers don't have to deal with loads...
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Speeding up load times

Posted 22-03-2011 at 16:46 by ben (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

Trying a few tricks to get the forum pages loading up faster.

First thing I've done is split up all the elements of the site to be loaded from different (cookie-less) sub-domains.

You'll notice things loading from *.fiatcdn.com - which * can be:

i - Images
a - Avatar Images
s - Signature Images
c - Script (JS/CSS)

By splitting these up, it will allow the browser to download them in parallel, so should load things up...
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Core Software Update

Posted 02-03-2011 at 09:11 by ben (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

The main backend of the forum has been upgraded with a minor update.

Last time I had to hash 2 files to stop errors occurring, which I haven't done this time and all seems to be ok.

However, if you get some PHP errors appearing when using the forum, please report them here for me, so I can add the "hashing" back in
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Forum Icons

Posted 18-02-2011 at 19:25 by ben (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

All the model forums now have a little photo icon next to their name - 1 to make it easier for new users to find the right one and, 2 to make the forum look a little nicer

I'll roll out icons for all the other forums over the next week or so
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