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Trying a new style
« on: June 05, 2016, 04:29:13 pm »
Our pages are pretty inconsistent in styling, so I decided that during the refactoring of the HTML/PHP code I'd also try to implement a simple but consistent design.

I've done just a few pages so far:

http://tmtest.teresco.org

http://tmtest.teresco.org/credits.php

http://tmtest.teresco.org/devel/datacheck.php

The main thing so far is a consistent title/header/"link bar" at the top and another "link bar" across the bottom of all pages.  I'm OK to change fonts and colors later.  I'm no web design expert.

I'm especially open to suggestions about other things that can go on the main landing page.   I just threw in a couple sections of text for now.

We're very short on instructions for new users.  I suppose we can continue to point people at CHM's instructions, but at some point, we should have our own.



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Re: Trying a new style
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2016, 10:20:16 pm »
The rest of the site (on the test server only for now) has undergone styling updates and some file rearrangement.  In particular, the highway browser and mapview.php have moved, but I believe I've managed to update all of the links.

Please browse around http://tmtest.teresco.org/ to see if everything looks OK.

Unless I hear strong objections, this version will go onto the tm.teresco.org site soon.

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Re: Trying a new style
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 12:31:40 am »
Jim,

Everything looks great, but I did find one problem.

It may just be my browser, but every time I click on Project Forum, my browser freezes and crashes. I'm using Microsoft Edge, in case it's just my browser.

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Re: Trying a new style
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 12:33:55 am »
Jim,

After further observation, a message pops up for a brief second before crashing saying 'HTTP 404 error'.

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Re: Trying a new style
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2016, 09:07:27 am »
The links to the forum won't work from the tmtest site.  They'll work when the new style goes over to tm.teresco.org.

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Re: Trying a new style
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2016, 10:48:13 am »
I like that a link to Github was added.
Assigning the width to be 100% on the menu/title classes causes the pages to stretch horizontally in Chrome.
Not sure about the 5px of whitespace above the title. I'd rather have it filled with the dark blue (or whatever color ends up being used there)
Eventually, responsiveness for mobile devices would be a plus.

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Re: Trying a new style
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2016, 01:58:16 pm »
Jim,

Thanks for getting back to me and thanks!
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Re: Trying a new style
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2016, 08:10:51 pm »
I like it.  It'll be nice to consolidate all my Travel Mapping bookmarks down to one; I've been waiting for the more stable design before doing so.
Please note: All comments here represent my own personal opinion and do not reflect the official position of NYSDOT or its affiliates.

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Re: Trying a new style
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2016, 09:38:18 pm »
Thanks again for the feedback.  The new design is up and running on tm.teresco.org.  I don't consider this in any way final, just a big step in what I hope is a good direction.

I'm continuing with code refactoring and will make various fixes on the tmtest site but wanted to get this much live on the main site now.

Please let me know if it looks like I broke anything.

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Re: Trying a new style
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2016, 09:41:17 pm »
Everything looks to be good, just clicked on random things to make sure everything worked.

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Re: Trying a new style
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2016, 09:46:20 pm »
After further investigation, maps don't seem to work on Chrome or Firefox, but they work on Google Edge.

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Re: Trying a new style
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2016, 09:56:48 pm »
After further investigation, maps don't seem to work on Chrome or Firefox, but they work on Google Edge.

I haven't found any pages not working so far.  A couple possibilities: you have a mix of old and new pages and JS code in your cache, which would mean try clearing cache or doing a shift-reload, or you hit it during the critical part of the site update process while the database itself is being updated (seems to take 30-60 seconds) during which nothing will work correctly.

If that's not it, please send specific examples of pages that don't work and I'll see if I can reproduce.

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Re: Trying a new style
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2016, 09:59:13 pm »
That worked, thank you.
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Re: Trying a new style
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2016, 09:55:38 pm »
Sorry if this isn't the best thread to report the issue, but:
On the new hb/index.php, I don't get any waypoint markers, whether "Show Markers" is checked or not.

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Re: Trying a new style
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2016, 09:58:57 pm »
 
Sorry if this isn't the best thread to report the issue, but:
On the new hb/index.php, I don't get any waypoint markers, whether "Show Markers" is checked or not.
I am able to toggle them on/off though when using the "view associated routes" feature for some reason.  (I used I-176 as an example.-There may be other issues here as well.)

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