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Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Safar 22nd, 21438 AG [10:36]

Muharram 3rd, 21439 AG │ September 23, 2017 AD (last rev.)



      W E L C O M E !
      J A C U R U T U
      2 0 1 7


      . . . This is the year 21,438 After Guild. The Known Universe is ruled by the Hierophantic Orthodox Sisterhood . . .



        Today we are upgrading our JACURUTU.COM Discussion Forum, after an entire decade using our old software version (phpBB 3.0.0 to 3.0.14). That code served us well for years, but had begun coughing and wheezing in its old age.

        Changing is always difficult for everybody, but necessary as a result of software obsolescence, system incompatibilities and changes in how information is provided and communicated by/to forum members.

        So, we decided to put the old code out of its/our misery, and install a new Discussion Forum that I'd been working with for some time (phpBB 3.1.10). The look of the new Forum is pretty much the same as the old one, but it's a completely different beast under the surface, and should work much more efficiently for everyone. I think it may be more user friendly.

        The new system also requires a little bit of adaptation and learning on everyone’s part. Mobile users now represent over 35% of our viewers, making our changes inevitable. We also have lots of new features that have been previously requested by users.

        So, please post your bug, suggestions, comments and preferences. Let us know how you think jacurutu.com could be improved. What new features have you found that make this new forum much more usable/user-friendly? Remember : jacurutu.com is your board, your feedback is important to us! We’re reading every comment.

        Thank you for your patience while we install this new Forum.


        Sincerely


        Freakzilla | Omphalos | Ragabash | ᴶᵛᵀᴬ




        Summary :

        ► A — Jacurutu 2017
        ...... ➤ Aa) . What's New?
        ...... ➤ Ab) . Release & Update Policy

        ► B — Now, we are mobile friendly !
        ...... ➤ Ba) . Smartphone
        ...... ➤ Bb) . Tablet Computer
        ...... ➤ Bc) . What The Heck Is Responsive Web Design?

        ► C — Not just a new skin
        ...... ➤ Ca) . Major changes & improvements
        ...... ➤ Cb) . Administration Tools

        ► D — Exploring our new board index
        ...... ➤ Da) . Board header, background & main categories
        ...... ➤ Db) . Board footer

        ► E — Subforums, topic threads & profiles
        ...... ➤ Ea) . Subforums and Topic pages
        ...... ➤ Eb) . User profiles

        ► F — 120 extensions ... and 75 bbcodes !
        ...... ➤ Fa) . Posting area : Overview
        ...... ➤ Fb) . BBCodes : Text Formatting
        ...... ➤ Fc) . BBCodes : Alignment, Separation & Navigation
        ...... ➤ Fd) . BBCodes : Show & Hide
        ...... ➤ Fe) . BBCodes : Tables
        ...... ➤ Ff) . BBCodes : Multimedia

        ► G — Affiliated pages & sites
        ...... ➤ Ga) . OH pages
        ...... ➤ Gb) . OH webring






        ► A — JACURUTU 2017 (phpBB update schedule)



        ➤ Aa) — What's New?


        Over 1k bug fixes, 1.5k improvements & 11k commits!!! The new phpBB version (3.1.0 Ascraeus) features many improvements for users, administrators, and developers alike.

        Ascraeus modernizes the software and catches it up in many areas. As a result, the requirements will also become more modern with at least PHP 5.3.3 and newer versions of PostgreSQL, MySQL, MSSQL, and other DBMS.

        Its new responsive theme takes phpBB into the modern mobile world, OAuth logins and Gravatars improve phpBB's integration into the social web, and a new notification system makes it easy to keep apprised of all that's going on.

        With phpBB 3.1 Ascraeus' extension system, we can easily customize and extend our forum's functionality without modifying source code. The extension system makes updating phpBB and 3rd party code a breeze.


        ➤ Ab) — Release & Update Policy


        2000 December● phpBB 1.0 (2 years)
          2002 April● phpBB 2.0 « Golden » (5 years)
            2006 April2.0.20 (last version)
              2007 July● phpBB 3.0 « Olympus » (7 years)Jacurutu 1 / February 2008
              2015 May3.0.14 (last version)Jacurutu 2 / September 2016
              2014 October● phpBB 3.1 « Ascraeus » (3 years)
                2016 October3.1.10 (last version)Jacurutu 3 / October 2017
                2017 January● phpBB 3.2 « Rhea » (1 year)
                  2018 xxxx3.2.x (last version)Jacurutu 4 / xxxx 2018 or 2019
                  2018 January● phpBB 3.3 « Proteus » (1 year)
                    2019 xxxx3.3.x (last version)Jacurutu 5 / xxxx 2019 or 2020
                    2019 January● phpBB 3.4 or 4.0 (1 year)


                      Future feature releases will be sheduled on an annual basis.



                      ► B — NOW, WE ARE MOBILE FRIENDLY ! (Jacurutu's web responsive design)



                      ➤ Ba — Smartphone :


                      smartphone1.png
                      smartphone2.png


                      ➤ Smartphone (lateral view) :

                      smartphone_lat1.png

                      smartphone_lat2.png

                      ➤ Bb — Tablet Computer :


                      tablet_computer1.jpg
                      tablet_computer2.jpg


                      ➤ Tablet (index footer + subforum view) :

                      tablet_computer3.jpg
                      tablet_computer4.jpg


                      The forum looks great on a smartphone now and avatar images automatically resize if you have a smaller screen instead of covering the text. Jacurutu and Prosilver style are responsive, so they look good even with low width. They have been completely overhauled to ensure a modern experience on all of your devices.The avatar scales to above the post instead of overflowing the text.


                      ➤ Bc — What The Heck Is Responsive Web Design?


                      A web page should look good, and be easy to use, regardless of the device! Responsive Web Design makes your web page look good on all devices (desktops, tablets, and phones). Responsive Web Design is about using CSS and HTML to resize, hide, shrink, enlarge, or move the content to make it look good on any screen.

                      A site designed with RWD adapts the layout to the viewing environment by using fluid, proportion-based grids,flexible images, and CSS3 media queries,an extension of the @media rule. Responsive web design has become more important as the amount of mobile traffic now accounts for more than half of total internet traffic. Therefore, Google announced "Mobilegeddon" in 2015, and started to boost the ratings of sites that are mobile friendly if the search was made from a mobile device.



                      ► C — NOT JUST A NEW SKIN (Common features / Admin tools)



                      ➤ Ca — Major changes & improvements


                        ❒ Extensions :
                        Mods are out, extensions are in. Time consuming and update-breaking modifications are a thing of the past. No more manually editing code ! Major changes to the core code is no longer necessary as extensions are more integrated to the system. Quickly installed in the ACP, extensions are to phpBB 3.1 what MODs were to phpBB 2.0 & 3.0.

                        ❒ Simplified Updating :
                        If you're tired of complicated updating procedures, you'll love phpBB 3.1. Whether it's extensions or phpBB itself, updating is as simple as uploading the new package and clicking a few buttons. You can even check to make sure you're running the latest versions, right in the ACP.

                        ❒ Soft Delete :
                        Posts and topics can now be removed from public view without being permanently deleted. You can determine this behaviour per user or group.

                        ❒ Contact Page :
                        Visitors, including guests, can now get in touch with the board administrator by using the built-in contact page.
                      ❒ Notification System :
                      Easily configure how you prefer to be notified about various events, such as when you are quoted in a post. The new extensible notifications feature lives in the header of every page and provides a centralized place to receive alerts and other information.

                      ❒ OAuth Login :
                      Register and login using your Google, Bit.ly, or Facebook accounts. Extensions can easily add other authentication services.

                      ❒ Gravatar Support :
                      Avatars may now be fetched from the Gravatar service, in addition to the previously available options.

                      ❒ AJAX, HTML5 & CSS3 Enhancements :
                      Traditionally with phpBB, even simple operations like deleting a post or reordering forums have involved multiple requests and full page loads, which was slow and heavy on bandwidth. We've added AJAX functionality to a lot of these simple operations, making them faster and easier to do. We're now using the HTML5 doctype and CSS3 to modernize the codebase, reduce the number of requests made to the server, and speed up page load times.



                      ➤ Cb — Administration Tools



                      ► D — EXPLORING OUR NEW BOARD INDEX



                      ➤ Da — Board header, background & main categories


                      The board index pretty similar to version 3.0.14 but you will certainly notice some changes such as the Quick links and the Notifications, which will give you pop-ups to unread messages to subscribed or bookmarked threads.



                      ➤ Db — Board footer



                      ► E — SUBFORUMS, TOPIC THREADS & PROFILES


                      The topic page gets overhauled with some refresh to the look, particularly if you’re an administrator or moderator with the extra buttons. Avatars now scale a lot better with the new upgraded styles.


                      ➤ Ea — Subforums and Topic pages




                      ➤ Eb — User profiles



                      ► F — 120 EXTENSIONS ... AND 75 BBCODES !



                      ➤ Fa — Posting area : Overview




                      ➤ Fb — BBCodes : Text Formatting


                        ❒ BBCodes : Text formatting │ Plain text
                        ◆ Copy text (via abbc3 ext.)
                        ◆ Paste text (via abbc3 ext.)

                        ▷ no bbcodes
                          ◆ Remove bbcode (via abbc3 ext.)
                        ▷ display bbcodes
                          ❒ Inline Code
                          ⬛ Code display
                        ▷ preserve text formatting from source document
                          ◆ Preformatted text (via abbc3 ext.)
                          ◆ Ascii art (via abbc3 ext.)


                        ❒ BBCodes : Text formatting │ Emphasis, titling
                        ▷ bolding
                          ⬛ Bold text
                          ◆ Shadow text (via abbc3 ext.)
                          ⬛ Font size (very large)
                        ▷ highlighting
                          ❒ Overline text
                          ⬛ Underline text
                          ◆ Highlight text (via abbc3 ext.)
                        ▷ rubricating
                          ❒ Blink text
                          ⬛ Font colour
                          ◆ Shadow text in color (via abbc3 ext.)
                          ◆ Glow text in color (via abbc3 ext.)
                          ◆ Highlight text in color (via abbc3 ext.)
                        ▷ typefont variations
                          ◆ Font Menu (via abbc3 ext.)
                          ❒ Your Font


                        ❒ BBCodes : Annotations & quotations
                        ▷ italicizing, quoting, annotating
                          ⬛ Italic text
                          ◆ Superscript text (via abbc3 ext.)
                          ◆ Subscript text (via abbc3 ext.)
                          ⬛ Font size (very small)
                        ▷ quoting a text
                          ⬛ Quote text
                        ▷ hyperlinking
                          ⬛ Insert URL



                        ➤ Fc — BBCodes : Alignment, Separation & Navigation


                          ❒ BBCodes : Text alignment
                          ▷ aligning
                            ◆ Align text (via abbc3 ext.)
                          ▷ in motion
                            ◆ Fadein/out text (via abbc3 ext.)
                            ◆ Marquee text (via abbc3 ext.)


                          ❒ BBCodes : Lists
                          ▷ indent & lists
                            ⬛ List
                            ⬛ Ordered list
                            ⬛ List item
                          ▷ tables
                            ❒ Table
                            ❒ Table row
                            ❒ Table header
                            ❒ Table cell


                          ❒ BBCodes : Columns
                          ▷ two-column text
                            ❒ Column
                          ▷ two-column list
                            ❒ Column
                            ❒ Table
                            ❒ Table row
                            ❒ Table header
                            ❒ Table cell
                          ▷ multiple columns
                            ❒ Columns
                          ▷ multiple (same-size) column table
                            ❒ Table
                            ❒ Table 2
                            ❒ Table row
                            ❒ Table header
                            ❒ Table cell 2


                          ❒ BBCodes : Handling large size posts
                          ▷ scrollbar
                            ❒ Scroll text
                          ▷ spoilers
                            ◆ Spoiler message (via abbc3 ext.)
                            ❒ Long Spoiler
                          ▷ anchor hyperlinks
                            ❒ Goto
                            ❒ Anchor
                          ▷ single-line separators
                            ❒ HR
                            ❒ HRC
                            ❒ Table
                            ❒ Table row
                            ❒ Table header
                            ❒ Table cell
                          ▷ two-column separators (paragraph breaks ↵)
                            ❒ Column
                            ❒ Table
                            ❒ Table header
                            ❒ Table cell



                          ➤ Fd — BBCodes : Show & Hide


                          ❒ BBCodes : Hidden Contents
                          ▷ error/crypto-messages
                            ◆ Strike-through text (via abbc3 ext.)
                            ◆ Blur text (via abbc3 ext.)
                            ◆ Reverse/Mirror text (via abbc3 ext.)
                          ▷ members only
                            ◆ Hide from guests (via abbc3 ext.)
                            ❒ Secret
                          ▷ invisible [jacurutu style only]



                          ❒ BBCodes : Warnings & Announces
                          ▷ alert messages
                            ◆ Fadein/out text (via abbc3 ext.)
                            ◆ Marquee text (via abbc3 ext.)
                          ▷ moderator tools
                            ⛔ Off Topic (via abbc3 ext.)
                            ❒ Alert Notice
                            ⛔ Moderator message (via abbc3 ext.)
                            ❒ User
                          ▷ announcements
                            ❒ Announce
                            ❒ Note



                          ➤ Fe — BBCodes : Tables


                          ❒ BBCodes : Headers & Boxes
                          ▷ (un)writable/coloured/empty boxes & banners
                            ❒ Box
                            ❒ HRC
                          ▷ simple frame (not extensible)
                            ❒ Table
                            ❒ Table header
                            ❒ Table cell
                          ▷ extensible frame
                            ❒ Table
                            ❒ Table header
                            ❒ Table cell
                            ⬛ List
                          ▷ double-column frame (not extensible)
                            ❒ Column
                            ❒ Table
                            ❒ Table header
                            ❒ Table cell
                          ▷ extensible double-column frame
                            ❒ Column
                            ❒ Table
                            ❒ Table header
                            ❒ Table cell
                            ⬛ List


                          ❒ BBCodes : Tables & Stats
                          ▷ diagrams, polls
                            ❒ Stats
                          ▷ three-column table (varied column length)
                            ❒ Table
                            ❒ Table row
                            ❒ Table cell
                          ▷ three-column table (same size columns)
                            ❒ Table
                            ❒ Table row
                            ❒ Table header
                            ❒ Table cell


                          ❒ BBCodes : Straight lines & aligned cells
                          ▷ single row with three cells
                            ❒ Table
                            ❒ Table 2
                            ❒ Table row
                            ❒ Table cell
                            ❒ Table cell 2
                          ▷ overlapped/superimposed lines
                            ❒ Table
                            ❒ Table 2
                            ❒ Table row
                            ❒ Table cell
                            ❒ Table cell 2



                          ➤ Ff — BBCodes : Multimedia


                          ❒ BBCodes : Images & post layout
                          ▷ insert external image
                            ⬛ Insert image
                            ⬛ Insert URL
                            ◆ Gallery Image (via phpBB Gallery ext.)
                            ❒ Thumbnail
                          ▷ switching image
                            ❒ Image Switch
                          ▷ insert flash
                            ⬛ Insert Flash
                          ▷ insert Google Maps
                            ❒ Google Maps
                          ▷ post layout
                            ◆ Float text (via abbc3 ext.)


                          ❒ BBCodes : Sharing │ references, contents & social medias
                          ▷ sharing (copyrighted) knowledge
                            ❒ Let Me Google that for you
                            ❒ Glossary
                            ❒ Definition
                            ❒ Wiki
                          ▷ sharing contents (pdf)
                            ❒ GDrive viewer
                            ❒ Copyright
                          ▷ social medias
                            ❒ Twitter
                            ❒ Facebookpost


                          ❒ BBCodes : Audio & Video material
                          ▷ insert video
                            ◆ Embed video (via abbc3 ext.)
                            ❒ Youtube
                            ❒ Facebookpost (video)
                            ❒ Twitter (video)
                          ▷ float video
                            ◆ Float text (via abbc3 ext.)
                          ▷ insert audio clip
                            ◆ SoundCloud (via abbc3 ext.)


                      ► G — AFFILIATED PAGES & SITES



                      ➤ Ga — OH pages


                      The Pages extension allows us to create an unlimited number of custom static pages. If you can’t tell, this is the feature I am most excited about.

                      pages (by phpbb)
                      pageaddon (by forumhulp) DESACTIVATED

                      phpbbdirectory (by ernadoo)
                      core (by phpbbgallery)
                      youtubegallery (by dmzx)


                      ➤ Gb — OH Webring




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