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#1 riven

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:38 AM

Howdy!

Today I bring thee GW2BBCode. Some of you may be familiar with the original gwbbcode project, now discontinued, which hooked into several forum systems to do its job; GW2BBCode runs entirely in the browser instead, so it should be much easier to deploy on virtually any website out there, and easier to maintain of course.

More info & download on the project's website: http://gw2bbcode.com

Please note: as the site mentions, this is just a preview, so please no comments about how the set of skills is (very) incomplete and other obvious things — I'm aware :)

Also, please no comments about how the site fails in browser X: I really don't care as long as it works in recent versions of Firefox and Chrome.

Suggestions and constructive criticism welcome; I'll be using this thread as the primary discussion (and support) venue for now.


Hope this will be useful, enjoy!

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:49 AM

As a fellow web developer, I'm really pleased with the design. Any 'issues' I've noticed are too minor for you to even consider (e.g. making the font huge via zoom).

I love the accessibility of the script. I'm sure it's something that GW2G would love to use if the project keeps itself up.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:58 AM

I think you need to work on the quality of your images. A lot of them look to be blown up versions of smaller images. There is definite distortion in a number of them.

I'd be interested to know exactly why you used MooTools, whether it's a limitation based on the developer or for some other reason. I like MooTools for OOP projects. It may be beneficial in the future to move away from using MooTools and sticking to jquery as most sites already use this. Is there something specifically object-oriented that I am missing?
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#4 riven

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 01:41 PM

Jenn said:

As a fellow web developer, I'm really pleased with the design. Any 'issues' I've noticed are too minor for you to even consider (e.g. making the font huge via zoom).

I love the accessibility of the script. I'm sure it's something that GW2G would love to use if the project keeps itself up.

Thank you!

bumgloves said:

I think you need to work on the quality of your images. A lot of them look to be blown up versions of smaller images. There is definite distortion in a number of them.

Sure, just remind me where I can find the high quality skill icons again…?

bumgloves said:

I'd be interested to know exactly why you used MooTools, whether it's a limitation based on the developer or for some other reason. I like MooTools for OOP projects. It may be beneficial in the future to move away from using MooTools and sticking to jquery as most sites already use this. Is there something specifically object-oriented that I am missing?

This is clearly explained on the website.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:43 PM

riven said:




This is clearly explained on the website.


I'm not sure I consider "because he likes to" to be a clear explanation. It's generally bad practice to code something using a library knowing that it limits the performance of the project.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:03 PM

bumgloves said:

I'm not sure I consider "because he likes to" to be a clear explanation. It's generally bad practice to code something using a library knowing that it limits the performance of the project.

It doesn't limit performance any more than using any other general purpose library would. I chose to use MT because I like it a lot; if this is a problem for you I suggest you ignore it.

Again, this is just a hobby project — I'm not gonna use shitty jQuery just to please the majority of site owners out there.

I will ignore any new posts from you, as you seem to be just trolling.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:26 PM

Actually, I agree with Bumgloves. jQuery is far superior to MooTools and has greater performance. And even if it is a hobby project, you made this for others to use, that means you in general have to cater to majority of site owners, because they are the ones that will be using your software and they will not switch to MooTools just to use your stuff.

Calling jQuery shitty almost makes me think you have never used it (I know you do, actually checked your personal site). Otherwise a majority of site owners would be using MooTools over jQuery. Obviously professional developers and companies find an obvious reason to use jQuery over MooTools, and its not because they were forced to or because they want to be cool. There are performance, and usability gains when using jQuery over MooTools and there is a greater respository of help, examples, and extensions to jQuery.

You are free to use whatever you want, but it doesn't mean you are right, and calling other developers trolls, doesn't make you anymore right. I am sure someone will take the time and port it over to jQuery. If I find the time, I will do it myself.

Edited by Daegalus, 01 February 2012 - 10:00 PM.


#8 Billybobbean

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:24 PM

I think its great, cant wait to see it when we have all the final and images available.

Also if your not gonna give advice in a nice constructive manner then keep it in your head, a lot of time and effort has gone into this so dont come in here and rain on the parade.

#9 Nox

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

This is very cool, best of luck keeping it updated.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:34 PM

Looks nice. Well done, OP. This looks like it could come in handy for quite a lot of GW2 fansites.

Edited by Kvinna, 02 February 2012 - 07:23 PM.
removing off-topic stuffs


#11 Floryn

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:34 PM

There is always an alternative for us "unworthy" of mootools javaScript framework, called (tooltip) syndication. The project that I am speaking about,  unfortunately didn't got a lot of attention although is pretty good: http://gw2-db.com/sy...ion.php?lang=en

On another note, any community work is  worth encouraging, so I express my thanks to riven (even though I would never use this tool) and to anyone who dedicates time to develop for free! ;)

#12 Reth

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:52 AM

I'm sort of new to Mootools, can anyone point me in the right direction on how to install these awesome elements for a  wordpress site?

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

Looks nice, but the display windows when having mouse over the icons are too large in my opinion.

#14 The Guildless

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:45 PM

Pretty nice what you've got so far. I'm interested to see how it will evolve and how people will customize it to fit their own designs.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:21 PM

Hi!

Any news?

We are curious if you still continue your wonderfull project!

#16 Maiden

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

I'm very happy that someone is working on this, was a sad day when the gw1bbcode were abandoned. I'll be keeping an eye on the project and will add it to our forum later

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:40 PM

hey. I like the tool. But since im not really programer and my knowelage is very low in this case im unable to install it on my site.

Step by step instructions for people like me would be very helpful so hopefully you bring them soon :)

Regards

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#18 Teleni

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:21 PM

Good-looking site and useful tool, have a like. :)

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:10 PM

Hi, not able to get this working on IPBoard 3.

My script includes look like this at the end of <head> in globalTemplate for the active theme:


<script src=".../mootools-1.4.1-min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src=".../mootools-extensions.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src=".../Tooltip.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src=".../GW2BBCode.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src=".../GW2BBCode.skills.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

The (...) is the absolute script folder path on our server, edited out for privacy. I have tested another GW2 tooltip (http://tooltips.flame-throwing.com/) include in the same section and it works fine.

Edited by itsarus, 03 August 2012 - 05:11 PM.


#20 Damra_PL

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:14 PM

Hi guys.
I've created very similar tool for my guild.
There are examples of what you can achieve with it on http://gw2bbcode.pl
Have fun and may the force be with You my friends.

#21 Stephen1617

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:05 AM

can anyone tell me how to install this on a joomla 2.5 site please any help would be great




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