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Bmithra 02-16-2008 06:22 PM

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Thank You VAX. Tremendous new feature. I'm sure everyone will appreciate it, and the work you put into it.

Bmithra :D

VAXman 02-17-2008 09:05 AM

Re: New Music Additions
 
OK. I know how much my fellow moonies hate new features so I have added more to the Latest Music Library Update just to piss you all off some more! :D

You can now sort the new additions by clicking on the column headers. Sort by artist by clicking on the Artist Name header; sort by album by clicking on the Album Title header.

OverHillandDale 02-17-2008 10:39 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by VAXman (Post 31920)
OK. I know how much my fellow moonies hate new features so I have added more to the Latest Music Library Update just to piss you all off some more! :D

You can now sort the new additions by clicking on the column headers. Sort by artist by clicking on the Artist Name header; sort by album by clicking on the Album Title header.

Well, if you're going to "lead with the chin" as Roger-Dot calls it......

:drdot::drdot: :drdot: :drdot: :drdot: :drdot: :drdot: :drdot: :drdot: :drdot: :drdot: :drdot:

]:-( ]:-( ]:-( ]:-( ]:-( ]:-( ]:-( ]:-( ]:-( ]:-(




All kidding aside, you're too kind. This new feature is way cool and Very Much Appreciated. I love being able to request from the list. And all the sorting features just enhance that ability. I'd venture to say that no one else on the web of musical stations has such a feature. :yougo :knowing:

Thank you, Vax.

VAXman 02-17-2008 10:45 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by OverHillandDale (Post 31922)
All kidding aside, you're too kind. This new feature is way cool and Very Much Appreciated. I love being able to request from the list. And all the sorting features just enhance that ability. I'd venture to say that no one else on the web of musical stations has such a feature. :yougo :knowing:

Avian started with a much nicer design and I'm just trying to add new functions to make it even better. I do believe Aural Moon has one of the nicest web sites of all of the streaming services.

Since I was born to hack code, any suggestions are welcome. I'd much rather do this than deal with my paying customers. ;)

Bmithra 02-18-2008 03:29 AM

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Originally Posted by VAXman (Post 31923)
Since I was born to hack code, any suggestions are welcome. I'd much rather do this than deal with my paying customers. ;)


Somehow, this is no surprise... :LOL: :haha: :thumbsup: :neener: :D

Bmithra

Rick and Roll 02-19-2008 08:10 PM

Re: New Music Additions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by VAXman (Post 31920)
OK. I know how much my fellow moonies hate new features so I have added more to the Latest Music Library Update just to piss you all off some more! :D

I like new features. Although the new features are excellent, I'm not a fan of the LMLU color. I went into Firefox and yes the blue is gone but now it's quite grainy. It seems maybe the background is too dark.

VAXman 02-19-2008 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Rick and Roll (Post 32028)
I like new features. Although the new features are excellent, I'm not a fan of the LMLU color. I went into Firefox and yes the blue is gone but now it's quite grainy. It seems maybe the background is too dark.

OK. This I don't understand... The background and fonts are the same as used in the Latest Forum Update.

I do know there were some issues with allowing the table's CSS attributes to use the 'inherit' class because M$IE doesn't support it but other than that, the LMLU is really a short bit of code and the colors are all taken from the Joomla template.

mossy 02-19-2008 08:31 PM

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The blue text in IE that we were discussing this morning vax, only recently showed up ..say in the past 24 hours. Before that, the text for the latest editions was the same as all the other text.

VAXman 02-19-2008 08:51 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mossy (Post 32030)
The blue text in IE that we were discussing this morning vax, only recently showed up ..say in the past 24 hours. Before that, the text for the latest editions was the same as all the other text.

OK. When Avian first put up the new site he urged people to use FireFox and for good reason too; M$IE is hopelessly brain damaged. The newer M$IE V7 seems to work well with the site. All that I can do is suggest that you download it or get FireFox. Bmithra must be using a newer version of M$IE. He seems to be having no problem with the web site.

Older versions of browsers, all browsers, are likely to have issues because new web features/standards are being introduced all the time.

FWIW, I would LOVE to get rid of the ugly scroll bars on the page; however, M$IE's event model is flawed. Thus, I cannot deploy the code I would like to to rid the page of the scroll bars. If I could, you would simply click and drag on a section of the screen to scroll it.

mossy 02-19-2008 09:13 PM

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fair enough..

VAXman 02-19-2008 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by mossy (Post 32032)
fair enough..

Trust me mossy, I'm a technology luddite in many respects but when it comes to the newest niftiest web features, you'll need to put away the NCSA Mosaic. :D

Rick and Roll 02-20-2008 02:59 PM

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LMLU looks much better:rockband:

VAXman 02-20-2008 05:40 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick and Roll (Post 32058)
LMLU looks much better:rockband:

Yeah, the more feedback I get the better.

As it turns out, some of the browsers do not respect the 'inherit' property on CSS attributes. I set the CSS anchor attributes (anchors are links to other web items) for hover (the mouse over event which shows you that there is a link there) and several other anchor attributes to 'inherit' the color from the font. In the defective browsers, this didn't work. Apparently, when it didn't work, the browser reverted to the browser's default color scheme for anchors. In most of these faulty browsers, this was a deep blue making it very very difficult to read the text.

I had to define separate CSS attributes for the various tags used to overcome this browser deficiency.

AFAICT, the LMLU was fine until I added the Artist/Album sort capability. This is when I defined the anchor CSS attributes to color: inherit;.

What you should see in the LMLU should look like the Latest Forum Posts. The column headings should be 'gold' on the deep blue header bar and the artists and albums should be white like the font above in the Latest Forum Posts. Long artist names and or album names should truncate. When they do, an ellipsis should be displayed. I'm not convinced that all browsers obey this CSS property either. They should, however, truncate without wrapping in the column.

When in doubt, FireFox.

VAXman 02-21-2008 11:41 AM

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Several people complained about loss of the background colors. I've found and I've corrected the problem. It was a stray comment delimiter in one of the CSS files.

This affected older versions of Safari and M$IE. Strangely, it shouldn't have affected the browser rendering but it did likely due to a parser issue where it handles comments.

VAXman 02-21-2008 11:52 AM

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I have resorted to doing what I didn't want to have to do but I can't continually fix the database for content added by shows. The SQL query now SELECTs on the source filename as well as other criteria and if the filename contains the folder names for the shows -- Interzone and Receving (which is a common folder for the other shows) -- these will be excluded. Sean sends his show live which creates a filename entry called mms://aa.bb.cc.dd:3690/ (actual IP address elided) which is also excluded by this extensive SELECT clause. The LMLU should now only show tracks added to the Aural Moon library.

Roger -Dot- Lee 03-18-2008 10:08 PM

Re: New Music Additions
 
This was a while ago. I don't know if you've fixed or figured this out yet, Vax. But there *IS* a NTP port for WEEEEEEEEEENDOZE. I believe someone wrapped some sort of point 'n drool interface for it, but it's still the same under the hood. I believe there's also third party apps for WEEEEEEEEEEEEENDOZE that will work (albeit limpingly, last I saw) with the standard NTP systems.

Of course, if you've already figured this part out, feel free to ignore me.

On this issue, you smart alecks! :P

Roger -Dot- Lee, NTP rawks my happy little self-centered universe.


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