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If you have any requests for the website, feel free to post them in this thread.

I'll keep you up to date on what's changing here as well.

I think I made a slight mistake chosing IPB instead of vbulletin5. Our previous site (as was gw2fans) was run on vbulletin4 and it was very, very customisable once you got the hang of it. In IPB I feel quite lost, the options seem limited and the documentation on modding it is very poor and horribly out of date. Since I've bought a license, I'll stick with it and do the best I can, but right now it seems as I could've done more with vbulletin. Downside of IPB is also needing to pay recurring costs for the license as where vbulletin had a lifetime license (but costly upgrade prices). Ah well... 

It took me a long time, but I've just grabbed 4 existing plugins and molded them together instead of using 4 different blocks for it.

 

1) Who's online (+ group color)

2) Display member groups

3) Member statistics

4) Newest member(s)

 

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PS. IPB removed the "memberlist" function, and nobody has created one for now (vbulletin and previous versions of IPB did have this) It's on my agenda to create this for IPB, but I'll be forced to purchase a seperate license and paying the recurring fees to be able to create custom pages, and even then I don't know how much is possible within those pages.. sigh..

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Seems i found a backdoor via another plugin that enables me to create custom pages without buying a 'pages' License.. Phew.. 

It still surprises me that so little documentation, hacks and plugins are available for this...

Ah well, now the fun begins. :) (and will last until IPB needs to be updated.. I'm not looking forward to that..)

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Seems like you got your work cut out for you. Wish i could help you, but i got no knowledge about this stuff. 

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Site looks really good Bram!

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The site looks really good! Very modern aesthetics. The only thing I could nitpick is that the logo/banner tree appears to be quite pixelated. I took the liberty of attempting to trace it in Illustrator (I'm by no means any good at it though...). If you want to I could send you the .ai file (or any other vector based format).

 

Sanctuary.png

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hehe, it's a placeholder just for lols :)

Feel free to make a brand new super cool logo :D 

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I'll fire up Photoshop on the Mac if I get time this week!

 

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Can anyone make a Sanctuary logo? My skills are poo.

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I'll see if I get any time today ;)  Bear with me!

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