8 years ago
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yep, if the goal is good quality plugins, definitely let the coders do what they do best, and make some dough along the way.
Loving the way you think :)
I've setup both twitter and Facebook to receive links to new contributions on pointofimpactjs.com. The FB page seems to be a bit wonky still but feel free to 'like' it never-the-less.
Pushed my localStorage plugin up there :) Looks cool, will check it out more!
Got it! Thanks.
BTW... if you ever want to quickly get on the official Impact IRC channel I've setup a web-based IRC client under the new 'Get Help' section at http://pointofimpactjs.com/help
. It also has a great way to get a overview of recent activity on the Impact Forums.
8 years ago
I really like the IRC client. Easy to jump into through the Help page. Thanks Graphikos.
It would be good if one could command/control click on the various links in your site to open them in a new browser tab. Right now they don't. Unless it's my Chrome OSX acting up.
Most links should work however because a lot of the content is community driven it may depend on if they took the time to actually make a link work properly. This would be true with the tutorials or any other main description of anything.
The comment system needs a bit more love too. More specifically it needs to have better formatting including syntax coloring and BBcode support (enabling links). Beyond that it also needs better notifications so that you can subscribe and be notified by email when someone replies.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I didn't explain myself well enough. Let me demonstrate.
1. Go to http://www.pointofimpactjs.com/tutorials/index.php
2. Try and open any tutorial in the list, say "Physics with Box2D", in a new tab.
I see what you mean now. I did go a bit overboard with the onclick events for the site which prevents the typical link behavior. In an effort to return the functionality I worked out a custom click handler. If you get a chance give it a try on the games page (the others use old methods):
You mentioned you are control clicking to open a new tab so it might not do anything for you (yet). The event I'm checking for is "middle click" which, at least in most browsers, will open the page in a new tab/window. Also it should be noted that with this custom method the browser does consider it a pop-up though so pop-up blockers might get in the way.
I'll have to decide if this is the best way to restore expected behavior or if I need to rethink it again.
I'm on OSX, command-clicking on links to open them in new tabbed pages. All browsers on that platform support this, as well as right-clicking to open a contextual (popup) menu that includes an "Open in New Tab" option.
It's been a year since I've touched a Windows system but if I recall, control-clicking on a link in Chrome would do the same thing. I don't know about the other browsers.
Same problem on the revised game page
. Command-clicking (aka control-mouse1) ignored.
Yea, I remember command-clicking on OS X. Hmmm.. shouldn't be hard to check for modifier keys also but reworking it to use default browser actions would be best instead of trying to fake it. Have to think about it more.
Thanks for testing.
8 years ago
I just came on the above item, actually - Ctrl-Click does not open the relevant page in a new window. In fact, if I'm honest, I'd almost prefer not to have the pre-page blurb for each site, or at least, a link from the main listing of sites to go directly to the site would definitely be appreciated.
For example, I just took a look at the Resources page, which is pretty good, but if I see two or three music sites, I just want to dive in and check them out without having to go through a middle page, and I'd love to be able to open them in a new tab (which means I can just open two or three at once and look through them all without having to navigate back to the PoI site)
Just my $0.02 anyway :)
Very good point and I don't see any reason why not just cut to the chase for some of those links. I'm still working out the best way to deal with the control-click functionality.
Thanks for your input.
8 years ago
If regular links are used on the page (even if JS generates the a tag), it allows the user to handle Ctrl-Click or whatever other behaviour they want to use without any overhead on your part.
I finally made some time to revamp a lot of "links" on Point of Impact. It now has much better, native links for most all buttons and links instead of the onclick nightmare it had before. I didn't realize you can wrap an inline tag around a block element. Who knew? ;) This should solve a lot of the "tab-browsing" issues.
I also added a direct link icon for contributions that link to an outside source so you can quickly access it without having to click through the full description page.
ps. Have you contributed to POIJS lately? get on it! ;)
Great news, Graphikos. Thanks for that.