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Lucio Diaz
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Open the forum in a fullpage not in a frame!

Post by Lucio Diaz » Mon Nov 29, 2004 9:06 pm

It is very anoying to use the forum inside the frame, and not everybody have to know that they can access the forum via http://reactos.com/forum/

So my petition, make the forum open in a new page,

a very simple javascript:
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
<!--
function abrir(tutor){
window.open( forum, "","fullscreen=no, scrollbars=yes")}
//-->
</script>

And the following html expresion:
<a href="javascript:abrir('http://reactos.com/forum/')">Forums</a>


Can manage it.

SirTalon
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Post by SirTalon » Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:31 pm

Couldn't they just make the link go to the forum, instead of opening in a frame?

Lucio Diaz
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Post by Lucio Diaz » Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:43 pm

Of course, that way is easier, opening the forum in a whole page, but the way i suggest will keep also open the reactos.com site.

Still, i think, for usability, the forum have to open in a full webpage.

Guest

Post by Guest » Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:28 am

make it a normal link. no new window, no javascript, no frame.

some people like to open things in a new window (or tab).
others want to open it in the current window/tab, replacing the site.
those who have no clue (or don't care) can still use the Back Button, or a link at the top*, to return to the main site.

*you have one, right? oh.. tsk tsk

with a normal link, everyone can do it the way they like, in a trivial way, using browser's features.
various hacks (frames, target, javascript) to make it work in any particular way are Very Annoying. drop them.

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Post by SomeGuy » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:23 am

I'm always opening stuff in new windows which breaks out of the frame pretty quickly. If it were me I would definatly just link directly to the forum and avoid the frame. I would also place the ReactOS site header and some links back to the main page as the header on the forum pages.

Gedi

Post by Gedi » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:27 am

SomeGuy wrote: I would also place the ReactOS site header and some links back to the main page as the header on the forum pages.
yep. That would make life easier.

uniQ
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Post by uniQ » Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:22 am

A problem with your script, Firefox and others like it will block that as a popup probably.

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Post by Harteex » Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:09 pm

uniQ wrote:A problem with your script, Firefox and others like it will block that as a popup probably.
AFAIK, Firefox will not stop popups that are triggered by clicking somewhere... not sure though.

But also, javascript isn't really necessary I think...
I think target="_blank" in the link is enough to open in a new page.

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Post by Len » Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:38 am

The frame thing is terrible, luckily an option "open frame in new window" exists in FireFox and Safari :). I think the whole site could use a little update, the news items are also out of order.

You can make a php based system based on this phpBBoard without too much effort, allowing you to post news in a hidden forum witch is linked to the frontpage or so, like this one.
Get some phpBB additions at http://www.phpbbhacks.com/.

Maybe something for the future, ReactOS gets more attention each new version, and an easy readable and maintainable site is a must then. Now I just check these forums, that's enough for me.

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