Thank you (ed. 2017)

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It’s been a year now since I wrote my first Thank You Post here on the Labs, so it’s time to say again: Thank You – for visiting Elevenfour, using the styles and plugins and for giving valuable feedback.

Let’s have a look at the numbers form 2017, compared to 2016. As last year: Data are neither complete nor representative (because only visitors who didn’t enable “Do not track” are shown) but I think those numbers give a glimpse at what happened. Continue reading “Thank you (ed. 2017)”

Viento 3.0

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Today, I created the first version of Viento 3.0 for WoltLab Suite 3.0.

Viento is a style family based on the colors of colors of Google’s Material Design. The style is very light weight with only a few (S)CSS modifications since the goal of this style is to prove that it’s easy to create a good looking style for WoltLab Suite 3.0 without having to write a lot of (S)CSS. Continue reading “Viento 3.0”

The Elevenfour Labs Moved

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Today the Elevenfour Labs moved to a new home – if you like to say so.
The content is the same – though some old pages were removed – and you’ll still find here what you found here before. The only difference is the addition of /content/ to the URL – so instead of https://elevenfour.net/labs/ it’s now https://elevenfour.net/content/labs/.

This was necessary to be future proof because I came up with some ideas I had for Elevenfour but more on that topic some time later.

Thank you (ed. 2016)

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When writing Elevenfour: What’s up in 2016 and beyond? at the beginning of 2016 i already had in mind that that I would write an article looking back at what happend on Elevenfour in 2016. And maybe this could be the beginning of a series for the years to come.

So I think the best way to start would be a look at the statistics but only those Piwik gives. So they’re neither complete nor representative (because only visitors who didn’t enable “Do not track” are shown) but I think those numbers give a glimpse at what happened. Continue reading “Thank you (ed. 2016)”

The future of the X-Style

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Back in 2008 I created a style which has become the most downloaded style on Elevenfour in 2016 – the X-Style. Since 2008 this style has seen three redesigns. To be honest: I never expected that the style could be a success like this. So when announcing that I would design styles for WoltLab Suite the X-Style was set to be adapted for WoltLab Suite right from the beginning.

One of the main goals of the latest redesign (X-Style 4.1) was to modernize the style and make it more future prove. And if you look at the dark versions: the design looks great. But I’m not happy with the white versions. Continue reading “The future of the X-Style”

The Elevenfour Labs got a little refresh

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Today the Elevenfour Labs got a little refresh. Nothing spectacular but it looks a little different. The theme was changed to the new default Theme Twenty Seventeen coming with WordPress 4.7. In preparation for upgrading the Elevenfour server to PHP 7.x I also had to change the plugin that powers the progress bars showing on the projects pages so they look a bit different, too.

Should you experience any bugs please drop a comment, thanks.