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Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 7:21 am
by Gaijin Punch
Seems that HTML5 and CSS3 are starting to be more of the norm. There's a few small changes I want to do, but don't have time to shit. Anyone know at least the terminology for some of the new features.

Something like this login dialog for starters (click Log In at the top)

Looks like it's just loading another page within a page.

Better popup menus would be nice too.

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 7:11 pm
by Greatsaintlouis
Are you just wanting the box to popup with the login fields etc. displayed rather than an entire page dedicated just to logging in?

Our web-wizard at work manages to accomplish some pretty impressive things with just the showing and hiding of various <div> tags within a page itself. He's quite fond of Fancybox for an effect similar to what I think you want to achieve; for example, click the "Terms of Service" and "Privacy Policy" links at the bottom right of this page, and try the "Add Request For Beta Invitation" link for an example of the showing/hiding <div>s.

I've been picking at HTML5 and CSS3 lately in an extremely rudimentary fashion (mostly text-related stuff for e-Book typography), but I've found the tutorials on to be incredibly helpful. It's definitely geared towards beginners, so you may find it just rehashes stuff you already know.

One thing we've done at work for major websites is just use a WordPress installation as the base of the whole thing. With a little tweaking and a willingness to maybe spend some money on a professionally-created theme, it's really amazing what you can come up with. Our company homepage runs the inFocus theme (demo here), and I really like its handling of drop-down menus. You might consider something similar because of the blog-like nature of content on the non-forum part of the site.

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:38 am
by Gaijin Punch
Thanks, GSL. Will look.
After some research, it seems they're not HTML5 specific... just kinda popped up later in the game. Maybe just a fad.

There's a few spots on the page where this would save a lot of hassle. Will look into it and probably implement it about 2014. O_o