Vevmo Website Changes

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Vevmo Website Changes
If you visited today you probably noticed the site was up and down all day. I've been doing some major base renovations and plan on making front end changes in the coming month (being there is nothing on TV and it's slow around here). Stay tuned. p.s. The old front page was eaten by the server langoliers. I'll work on it tomorrow.
No problem. Once again Bacchus and team I legit appreciate all your hard work youse guys put forward, lol.
First off, thank you so much for all the time and effort you take to manage this site. I have been a reader and occasional poster for years, and it is in my daily reading list. I access the site on my iPad. A few months ago the interface changed which, although I preferred the regular interface, I got used to. Yesterday the mobile version home page now shows the forums so there is no way to be able to see/access most recent conversations without searching for them. From your post, it sounds like you are working on the home page issues, any chance there is a way for tablet users to simply use the normal version? That button has never worked. Thanks so much!
[QUOTE=temats;333068]First off, thank you so much for all the time and effort you take to manage this site. I have been a reader and occasional poster for years, and it is in my daily reading list. I access the site on my iPad. A few months ago the interface changed which, although I preferred the regular interface, I got used to. Yesterday the mobile version home page now shows the forums so there is no way to be able to see/access most recent conversations without searching for them. From your post, it sounds like you are working on the home page issues, any chance there is a way for tablet users to simply use the normal version? That button has never worked. Thanks so much![/QUOTE] I appreciate the information! I have added a link to the front page of the mobile site titled "Today's Posts" which will work for all mobile users showing all threads with posts today and threads with posts since last visit which have not been read. It's not a solution, but rather a finger in the dam until I have more time to work out the bigger issues. I'd try to do a quick fix to get the iPad to go to the normal website, but not having one I'd really just be guessing. I know with Chrome (which is available on both [URL="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chrome/id535886823?mt=8"]iOS[/URL] and [URL="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.android.chrome&hl=en"]Android[/URL]) you can force the desktop version: [I]Select from settings, "Request Desktop Site" and it will show you the desktop site. [/I] [url=http://vevmo.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=14263][img]http://vevmo.com/imagehosting/15007146417072.png[/img][/url] I'm not sure if this option is available on your favorite browser. I've got a lot of things in store which will for the most part do away with the need for mobile/desktop versions of the same site and I am going to try to move forward as fast as I can to get that done.
I don't know where else to post this.. Is it just my computer, or has the Vevmo homepage been changed? Mine is uber confusing to navigate now..
[QUOTE=YvanEhtNioj;333171]I don't know where else to post this.. Is it just my computer, or has the Vevmo homepage been changed? Mine is uber confusing to navigate now..[/QUOTE] Same here. I assume it is for everyone. It's a bit more difficult to look for new replies to a specific topic now though.
Well not necessarily really. The way it is now is how it was back in the day before the influx of new members and mods.
[QUOTE=YvanEhtNioj;333171]I don't know where else to post this.. Is it just my computer, or has the Vevmo homepage been changed? Mine is uber confusing to navigate now..[/QUOTE] The old homepage didn't work after upgrading the underlying server software as I cobble it together over the years and the code was dated. There will be a replacement, probably by this time next week. I just need a slow period where I can completely shut down the forum for 5 or 6 hours to run a series of upgrades (I'm thinking next Saturday). Once upgrades are complete, it should be easier than ever to navigate and the website should run faster overall. Plus, there will be some new features thrown in and an updated look. Currently the best way to view updated posts on the full site is to click, "Quick Links" and then "Today's Posts" from the top navigation bar. There is also a "Today's Posts" link on the mobile site front page. On the full site, if you just want to see new posts, there is a new posts link in the top navigation as well.
For those who are using iPads and haven't bothered to install a different browser, the basic Safari browser does include a 'request desktop site' function as well. I pretty much always view desktop versions on tablets since mobile sites tend to be designed more for phone screens than something that's 7-10".
Bacchus, thank you so much! Love the changes and great to be back! Appreciate the quick help!
Yeah I still don't see the changes. What gives? I just have the forums lined up rather than what we used to have.
[QUOTE=Nostalgic;333510]Yeah I still don't see the changes. What gives? I just have the forums lined up rather than what we used to have.[/QUOTE] I haven't had the time and it is not something that can be done in stages. It will be a full day and that day has not yet arrived. My apologies. I will get to it as soon as I can, but it is not a trivial matter.
[QUOTE=Bacchus;333516]I haven't had the time and it is not something that can be done in stages. It will be a full day and that day has not yet arrived. My apologies. I will get to it as soon as I can, but it is not a trivial matter.[/QUOTE] There is no rush. Sure it is an inconvenience, but there are barely any active threads since there is no Real World or Challenge season airing and there is none filming.
I'm currently in the upgrade process so things will probably be a bit buggy for a few days.
There is currently a login issue attempting to login from pages other than [URL="http://vevmo.com"]vevmo.com.[/URL] I'm working on it.
I noticed that it was trying to take me to vemvo.com (which is blocked at work oddly enough) when i tried to navigate via the address bar, so I just used the direct link from Google instead. The new look is pretty sweet B, might take my eyes some time to get used to though after 5ish years of the old look with the blue.
Loving the new look, B. Good job.
[QUOTE=r3iKo;334773]Loving the new look, B. Good job.[/QUOTE] Thanks! There is still so much to be done, but it is Friday night and I need a break. I'll attack one thing at a time in phases until the major quirks are worked out (like the login bug that will only let you log in from the homepage). Once the bugs are fixed, I'll be able to start bringing new functionality to the table.
This new look <<<<
Will there be homepage pictures like the old version? Like featured articles for new episodes of Survivor/AmazingRace/TheRealWorld/Challenges Its a little too B&W at the moment but I love the new look!! Great work B
[QUOTE=202mitch;334810]Will there be homepage pictures like the old version? Like featured articles for new episodes of Survivor/AmazingRace/TheRealWorld/Challenges Its a little too B&W at the moment but I love the new look!! Great work B[/QUOTE] Yes, there will eventually be a homepage with images and featured stories. Right now, I've got a huge list of issues and I am crossing them off one by one [strike](e.g. mobile site is now live with option for full site tested)[/strike]. Once I get all the big ticket items tackled as far as basic usage, I'll look into setting up a more robust user experience.
Awesome new look; very modern. I appreciate the work you're putting into the site. Bravo, B. :encouragement:
love this new look.
The mobile site is now online. There is a link at the bottom for "full site" if you should so choose. Please report any bugs here. I also will listen to suggestions! [QUOTE=202mitch;334810] Its a little too B&W at the moment but I love the new look!! Great work B[/QUOTE] There is a [I]some[/I] color now. :D
Loving the mobile site, it's sooo fancy and really accessible to use. :)
The only suggestion I have is revamping the homepage, but I know you got it covered. Aside from that - NOTHING! ;)
Thank god for the color. Now its perfect.
What is happening, why are there cats everywhere now?
[QUOTE=CherryPie;335127]What is happening, why are there cats everywhere now?[/QUOTE] When there is not a relevant advertisement to serve, my kitten Raj is used as a replacement. Everyone needs more kittens in their lives. It's a new feature! Haha. ;)
Can I just say it's getting kind of annoying clicking the page number prior the current page I'm on and finding myself 10 pages back in a thread? Is there a way to change how many or how the page numbers are displayed?
[QUOTE=Bacchus;335129]When there is not a relevant advertisement to serve, my kitten Raj is used as a replacement. Everyone needs more kittens in their lives. It's a new feature! Haha. ;)[/QUOTE] Oh dear... Is it possible for me to get rid of them? No offense to your kitten, but I'm deathly allergic to cats AND they freak me the hell out lol. Especially when I'm drunk. And I tend to go on Vevmo when I'm drunk pretty often, so seeing cats will definitely dissuade me from using this website when I get home from parties/clubbing. Yeah... actually the cats might be a good idea.

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