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330Re: [fanficauthors] Re: Site update

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  • Tim Joy
    Feb 5, 2012

      You might have to reset your preferences on a story page...


      On Feb 5, 2012 9:03 PM, "João" <ThadiusZho@...> wrote:


      I had my display settings for a specific window size and font, but the site isn't respecting them right now. Just so you know...


      --- In fanficauthors@yahoogroups.com, "jeconais" <jeconais@...> wrote:
      > So, finally, a few months later than expected, we have the long-promised
      > code updates.
      > While every effort has been made to bug test this, there are probably
      > some still floating around. Alas, I don't have the resources I do at
      > work to run full tests for all browsers.
      > The new site is very javascript heavy, but has worked fine on a 7 yr old
      > computer (running Chrome), so it should be fast enough for everyone.
      > So, what's changed?
      > * Login with Facebook/Google. If nothing else, this stops people
      > from needing emails that are (currently) dodgy. I don't store any of
      > these details, I just match your email address with one in the site. If
      > no match is found, then it offers you a chance to either create a new
      > account, or reclaim your original account.
      > * Improved story lists - you can now filter, or even do a basic
      > search for stories. I'd have liked to put in a full text search as
      > well, but don't have the server resources to do so.
      > * Improved story uploading for Site owners - Finally switched to a
      > DOM based parsing system (From the regex based one) that appears to be a
      > LOT more robust
      > * Changed the translation system to be far more comprehensive.
      > * Complete visual refresh
      > * Improved Font Size/Style, CSS and page width settings. These are
      > now available on all story pages
      > * Updated the user pages (to see all a users reviews) to be more
      > useful
      > * FINALLY - fixed the problem with .mobi files, and Kindles. New
      > versions are being uploaded at the moment.
      > * Allowed better html customisation on reviews/comments
      > * Fixed the bugs showing chapters (On mine) before they were
      > officially released. This has been a long standing bug, that was
      > discovered in December. When I found the bugs, I delayed the release of
      > the stories until i could fix it, but finding this meant re-tooling
      > parts of the site, that just delayed everything. I will be releasing
      > the chapters "officially" for the few who didn't find them before hand
      > shortly.
      > There are more, but I can't think of them right now. What started as a
      > quick hack to integrate Facebook/Google quickly grew out of control, and
      > a lot of ideas were tried, then removed.
      > As always, IE support lags behind Chrome/Firefox/Safari - however, it
      > looks like IE10 will support the URL pushState objects, bringing them
      > into line with the other major browsers. I've also dropped support from
      > IE7, 8 is acceptable, just - but if you are stuck on Windows XP, it
      > would be better to use a more up to date browser, if only for stability
      > and security.
      > If you do find anything wrong/weird - please contact me.
      > <http://jeconais.fanficauthors.net/contact/>

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