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Domain change problems

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Since the switch over to vtr1000.org/ I have noticed a couple of issues. First I don't seem to be receiving any emails from topic subscriptions. I will delete my subscription and reset to see if this resolves things.

And second, and I don't expect you can do much about this quickly, but it's a pain. The links ie. viewtopics when searching through older posts on the forum don't work anymore. Just thought :idea:, maybe there is a way of doing a sitewide search and replace on internal links. It would be handy if these could be resolved at some stage.

Thanks for all you good work guys. :thumbup:

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Yes, thanks to the administrators for all their time and patience keeping this forum up and running. You do a grand job folks and keep this the best of places to keep in touch with like minded individuals (and Mac!).
Especially given that most of you peeps seem to have been historic VTR owners who have moved on to pastures new.
Thanks again.
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+1 what kev said :-)
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+ 1 on what Lloydie said except the stuff from Kev I'm going off him quite quickly..... :wink:
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XXX :lol:
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cybercarl wrote:And second, and I don't expect you can do much about this quickly, but it's a pain. The links ie. viewtopics when searching through older posts on the forum don't work anymore. Just thought :idea:, maybe there is a way of doing a sitewide search and replace on internal links. It would be handy if these could be resolved at some stage.
Done!

All the links to other topics in the forum should now work.

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Can you change any links to #105289 to #000F3E (or something) in the CSS? :)

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All the links to other topics in the forum should now work
That will be most helpful. Good old search and replace :thumbup:
Can you change any links to #105289 to #000F3E (or something) in the CSS? :)
They are a little on the light side. :thumbup:

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The e-mails should now be up and running.

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Nice one Al, your doing a mighty fine job. :thumbup:

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Oh, the site's all new and different ! - Like it :D :D
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There's still some problems with the banner image with zooming in and out and changing font size. Note the right hand side of the image. This increases and decreases in width with change in font size.
Image

I have looked at the code

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<div id="site-description">
        				<a href="./index.php" title="Board index" id="logo"><img src="./styles/prosilver_se/imageset/bluelogo.png" alt="" title=""></a>
        				<h1>&nbsp;</h1>
        				<p></p>
        				<p class="skiplink"><a href="#start_here">Skip to content</a></p>
        			</div>
I have taken the liberty of writing something that will fix it and improve accessibility at the same time. I have used it a few times and it solves the problem nicely. Also by eliminating the

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<h1>&nbsp;</h1>
<p></p>
it will close the height up making the code a little more semantic.

Have a look and see what you think.

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<div id="site-description">
<!--h1 text is hidden under logo for accessibility purposes -->
<h1><span></span>SITE NAME GOES HERE</h1>
</div>
I don't believe google penalises you for the hidden text as long as it's purpose is genuine and commented as such. It's purpose being accessibility to screen readers and those who don't view images while browsing. In it's present state the title for the site is only in an image with no alt tag which obviously can not be read by screen readers or viewing in text view. In fact with regards to SEO google and other search engines will more than likely give you some brownie points for being more accessible.

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#site-description h1 {/* This hides h1 with a banner image. The height and width should be the same as the image being used. */
width : px;
height : px;
position : relative;
font-family : Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif;
color: # /*if a transparent image is being used then set the text colour to the same as the background colour*/
font-size : 100%;
}

#site-description h1 span {/* This span place the image over the top of the h1 text */
background : url(./images/.png) no-repeat;
position : absolute;
width : 100%;
height : 100%;
}
The image will now resize with the page.

Please forgive me if I'm interfering but I don't even know if you realise there is a problem there. :wink:

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Re: Domain change problems

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Just seen the new deployment. Kudos admins. :thumbup:
If I may, this is my day-to-day stuff being discussed so let me chip in on the header markup/output.
Without offence Cybercarl's 'fix' is neither accessible nor semantic and there is certainly no need for empty tags. A semantic and 'tighter' method if I may is that the h1 tag should be populated naturally and the CSS edited so that it renders the text offscreen with a background image (if the header and logo is one flat image, separate them out. If not use the image in both the CSS of the header and the h1 tag). A wee ditty of 'sliding doors' in the h1 CSS would even permit the logo to visually change on focus/hover <- accessibility efficient. The title will degrade gracefully on various browsers and devices <- good consistency, quick download, accessible, semantic, SEO savvy. Thats the way to do it.....

Div Rationale: if the h (title) tag resides in a 'site-description' div, it isn't semantic. I suggest either changing the div class/id to 'branding' and styling h1 and p selectors accordingly within it OR if these must be separate (as you'll find in other apps such as Wordpress) they reside in divs 'site-title' and 'site-description' respectively (it's not as tight but despite it looking like a dose of 'divitis', it issemantic).

If you admins would like a hand, gimme a shout.
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Twinpotter wrote:Just seen the new deployment. Kudos admins. :thumbup:
If I may, this is my day-to-day stuff being discussed so let me chip in on the header markup/output.
Without offence Cybercarl's 'fix' is neither accessible nor semantic and there is certainly no need for empty tags. A semantic and 'tighter' method if I may is that the h1 tag should be populated naturally and the CSS edited so that it renders the text offscreen with a background image (if the header and logo is one flat image, separate them out. If not use the image in both the CSS of the header and the h1 tag). A wee ditty of 'sliding doors' in the h1 CSS would even permit the logo to visually change on focus/hover <- accessibility efficient. The title will degrade gracefully on various browsers and devices <- good consistency, quick download, accessible, semantic, SEO savvy. Thats the way to do it.....

Div Rationale: if the h (title) tag resides in a 'site-description' div, it isn't semantic. I suggest either changing the div class/id to 'branding' and styling h1 and p selectors accordingly within it OR if these must be separate (as you'll find in other apps such as Wordpress) they reside in divs 'site-title' and 'site-description' respectively (it's not as tight but despite it looking like a dose of 'divitis', it issemantic).

If you admins would like a hand, gimme a shout.
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That will be me being corrected and a better alternative method then. :wink: I'm always open to finding other ways. I shall give it a try someday. :thumbup:

Site is coming along very nicely admin no more SQL errors recently. Thanks guys. :beer:

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