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#11 2016-06-02 23:47:52

michaelkpate
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Re: Feedback to: Textpattern CMS 4.6.0 beta released

Updated http://www.datebasedarchives.cmsstyles.com/

I manually updated the template to the latest version and then made the changes necessary to get them working again.

And unrelated to the upgrade I found a bug in the way it handled numeric categories and learned what the isset() function in PHP does and when to use it.

Oh, and added the tag registry stuff to the installed copy of smd_if. Everyone who develops plugins needs to remember that matters now – at least in debugging mode.

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#12 2016-06-03 02:47:31

gomedia
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Re: Feedback to: Textpattern CMS 4.6.0 beta released

Great news and thanks!

I hope that, when the dust settles, there’s a fundraising for the Devs … so us mortals can drop in a few coins of appreciation.

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#13 2016-06-03 03:59:36

gomedia
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Re: Feedback to: Textpattern CMS 4.6.0 beta released

Couple of observations/comments on the new admin theme.

The some of the “buttons” currently styled as links, to my mind look a bit shy:

might they be better looking like proper buttons?

And using a Phillips head screw for delete:

could be better as a more conventional dustbin (an X is generally used for “close”):

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#14 2016-06-03 06:40:55

philwareham
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Re: Feedback to: Textpattern CMS 4.6.0 beta released

@gomedia

Those secondary links I want to keep subtle (not as buttons) as the screen looked a whole lot more cluttered when they were buttons.

Valid point about the delete icon – I will try the trash can and see.

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#15 2016-06-03 06:57:13

phiw13
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Re: Feedback to: Textpattern CMS 4.6.0 beta released

gomedia wrote #299451:

could be better as a more conventional dustbin (an X is generally used for “close”):

hmm, makes it look like windows 95… (and that is not a positive assessment!) And I disagree that the “x”, cross mark ‘generally’ is associated with “close”. I see it often used for “delete”.

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#16 2016-06-03 07:01:28

wet
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Re: Feedback to: Textpattern CMS 4.6.0 beta released

‘x’ is ambiguous. The trashcan is not. O/S wars are over.

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#17 2016-06-03 07:04:17

phiw13
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Re: Feedback to: Textpattern CMS 4.6.0 beta released

wet wrote #299457:

‘x’ is ambiguous. The trashcan is not. O/S wars are over.

What do OS wars have to with anything?

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#18 2016-06-03 07:56:47

philwareham
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Re: Feedback to: Textpattern CMS 4.6.0 beta released

I may also try the X icon in red, as that is also acceptable UI from my reading. The trash icon does look a bit shit.

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#19 2016-06-03 08:26:52

Bloke
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Re: Feedback to: Textpattern CMS 4.6.0 beta released

Stack exchange says…. sort of inconclusive, but a red hand-drawn ‘x’ is nudging ahead of the field.


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#20 2016-06-03 08:50:51

phiw13
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Re: Feedback to: Textpattern CMS 4.6.0 beta released

wet wrote #299457:

‘x’ is ambiguous. The trashcan is not.

Is it (not)? I always associate a trashcan with deleting-but-recoverable – see: moving files to the trashcan on various desktop OS. The ‘X’ mark on the other hand is associated with permanently remove (delete) and no-way-to-recover. Which is actually what the “destroy” button under discussion does. A red ‘X’ mark a suggested by Phil might be a more acceptable solution – colour clashes aside. And it is certainly much less windows 95 style garish.

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