Since I didn’t write about what’s going on for quite some time now I think it’s time to give you some information about what’s going on. (I should get an award for using “time”.) Continue reading “Status Update #1”
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.
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)”
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”
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.
A few days ago WoltLab set WoltLab Suite 3.0, the successor of WoltLab Community Framework 2.1, live on https://beta.woltlab.com and people could test the new software online. Opinions differ with regard to the design. I’m not a big fan of it, too. But I know how to change the styles and here are some impressions of what I came up with. Continue reading “Styles for WoltLab Suite 3.0”
If you need gender specific language variables in WCF you can do something like this.
1 is for male
2 is for female
When writing my “What’s up in 2016 and beyond” article back in January this year, I said there would be some design concepts which I would post to my portfolio. And the one that I said could be the first concept I’ll share with the internet, will be the first – a concept for a weather app for iOS Continue reading “iOS Weather App Concept”
While supporting the X-Style in November last year I realized, that some design decisions made with the X-Style could cause issues again and again in future times. The reason? X-Style has once been designed for Burning Board 3.1 (WBB 3.1) and was adapted to WBB 4.1. Which, at the end, didn’t work out as planned. Continue reading “Redesigning The X-Style”