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Re: SummitPost Version 4 in the Making

Postby Bob Sihler » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:18 pm

Two other suggestions, and I apologize if these were covered in Josh's really long post and I just missed them:

1. Currently, when you use the new editor's WYSIWYG feature, the Table of Contents does not show. It would be helpful if it did because it can affect page presentation when inserting photos.

2. In another thread, someone suggested (might actually have been Josh) that it might be better for the title of a photo to show in the captions section on the main page rather than the full caption. As some have pointed out, there sometimes are tedious editing and spacing issues resulting from the default display of the full caption, especially in cases where people have a lot of text in the caption for informative purposes. On most trip reports and beta pages, seeing the title with the photo would probably be more than adequate for both the writer and the reader since the caption information is likely repeated somewhere else on the page, especially for a trip report or route.
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Re: SummitPost Version 4 in the Making

Postby Montana Matt » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:20 pm

rgg wrote:2) Upon hitting the submit button the first time, do something immediately on the client side. Disabling the submit button would be nice, and a bit of Javascript could surely accomplish that. This would be my preferred solution, since it works, the user can immediately see that his submit action has had some effect, and I reckon it should be easy to implement.

This should definitely be done as soon as possible. It will reduce server load, bandwidth usage and help clean up the site.
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Re: SummitPost Version 4 in the Making

Postby Josh Lewis » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:48 am

Bob Sihler wrote:1. Currently, when you use the new editor's WYSIWYG feature, the Table of Contents does not show. It would be helpful if it did because it can affect page presentation when inserting photos.


Your absolutely right on this. Now the problem is that the TOC is build from the page headers. So if new headers where placed in, I suppose it may be difficult to code it to update when a header is inserted (considering that the headers are server side, in other words they are directly made from the site software and not the users browser). I suppose that the insert header button could call to update the TOC via PHP. But if headers are manually placed in, I'd imagine that they wouldn't be inserted. Unless something really fancy was coded to detect new headers placed in. Overall I believe this would be nice to resolve.

Bob Sihler wrote:2. In another thread, someone suggested (might actually have been Josh) that it might be better for the title of a photo to show in the captions section on the main page rather than the full caption.


I been saying this for over two years now. With the new editor it may actually be easier to implement this. I find myself using the old editor because of this very issue. When I go to remove out the entire description of an image (it seems silly to have that on every photo caption in a page) it removes the photo too! :? As a result this completely destroys most of my desire for using the new editor. I do however use it for resizing and creating larger images.

@rgg and Scott. Great ideas, they are documented in the to do list. That list is getting big now. :)
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Re: SummitPost Version 4 in the Making

Postby Josh Lewis » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:46 am

After a lot of thinking stuff over, coding, and video making I have started another thread dedicated to the idea of the new method for voting: new-method-for-voting-on-images-on-pages-t66280.html
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Re: SummitPost Version 4 in the Making

Postby Diego Sahagún » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:56 pm

Josh, I wonder how a SPv4 is needed at all while there is no SP app yet. What are the most urgent changes required for the new version :?:

Thanks so much four your big effort
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Re: SummitPost Version 4 in the Making

Postby Josh Lewis » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:34 pm

Diego Sahagún wrote:Josh, I wonder how a SPv4 is needed at all while there is no SP app yet. What are the most urgent changes required for the new version :?:


I might be able to get someone to help with this, if it did come in, it would be later. I currently don't own a cell phone that has internet (as of recently I finally got a really cheap phone). As a result anything that I cannot test is very likely to be buggy. Maybe when I'm rich I can buy a good cell phone which is a ways off (years). As it is I cannot afford to go mountain climbing. :( The good news is that I can take 4 buses to the mountains if I really feel the urge. SP work however is keeping me busy (plus school). :)

Regarding urgent changes, an image panel is on the way. Here is a demo. Other changes include the possibility of a quick multi uploader, new private message system, new template, and many other changes. Preferences is another big one that I would like. 8)
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