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XF 1.5 Improvements to notices

Discussion in 'Have You Seen...?' started by Chris D, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Today, we're showing you some exciting changes to Notices that we're bringing to you in XenForo 1.5:

    Displaying an image

    With the introduction of the above option it is now possible to display an image on a notice. You can either display the current visitor's avatar or provide a path or URL to one:


    This addition should help draw more attention to your notices.

    Visibility options

    It is currently possible to hide notices with relative ease using some custom CSS. You can still do this to have tighter control, but the new option makes it even easier.

    The exact breakpoints will depend on the properties set on the style used.

    Floating notices

    In XenForo 1.5 there are now two types of notices. Block notices behave in the familiar way as pictured above. Floating notices are a completely new way to display your notices.


    Floating notices will appear in the bottom right corner of the screen. In addition to the usual options, floating notices also support some new options:


    There are four colour styles, two of which derive from your Color Palette. You can also provide a custom class name to style the floating notice however you like. You can see all five of these options pictured below (the last one being a custom class created manually):


    You can also control how long the floating notice will display for, and fade the notice in after a period of time.

    Guest dismissal
    We now give guests the opportunity to dismiss notices. For guests, the mechanism for dismissing a notice is to set a cookie in their browser.

    The cookie that we set is valid for the current browsing session. To restore dismissed notices a guest can clear their cookies, move to another device or restart their browser.

    Resetting notices

    Sometimes it may be necessary to re-use a notice. For example, you may wish to create a similar notice without reconfiguring the criteria.


    Once reset, the notice will begin to display to any registered member meeting the criteria, even if they previously dismissed it.

    That's all for today, until next time... :)
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2015
  2. NixFifty

    NixFifty Well-Known Member

    Was beginning to think we wouldn't get one today, good stuff! :)
  3. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    This reminds me of an add-on by that angry bird developer that morphed into a human, changed his name, and got a new job.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2015
  4. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    Very nice! Has this incorporated some of your Gritter Notifications ideas, @Chris D ? :)
  5. John L.

    John L. Well-Known Member

    This is awesome :)
  6. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member


    I can remove your add-on now ;)

  7. KenBrace

    KenBrace Active Member

    Very nice job! I'll definitely be using this. :cool:
  8. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    Floating Notices Are C00L.
  9. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The floating notice style is similar in concept, yeah.

    It will make little sense to have it, in its current form, installed in XF 1.5. It may stick around, though, in some form.
  10. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    Lovely changes, will make notifications much more interesting to set up and also from a end-users perspective more eye-catchy (the floating ones especially!)
  11. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member

    Great changes. One question. If multiple notices are set to float, would there be any indicator with their title? or they will stack one above the other?
  12. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    I presume they will stack.
  13. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Always thought it was duplication to have notices and notifications, but the latter is a little more obvious, and prettier, so I prefer it.
    It's flattering for an addon developer to have their idea incorporated into the core product, but I guess you're cheating a bit, eh, Chris? :)
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  14. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member

    Also how would floating notice look on responsive view? Will they be moved to the normal notice system magically or they won't appear at all?
  15. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    They do indeed stack. This may be a better image:

  16. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You have control over their visibility with based on the responsive breakpoints. If they show, they're always fixed in the corner.
    Robert F Schmitz and batpool52! like this.
  17. Marcus

    Marcus Well-Known Member

    Fantastic implementation!
  18. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    mhm. I wonder if floating alerts are next up...
  19. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

    WOOW! I love this improvements in the notice system.
    I really love it. Many thanks for the great work!
  20. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    Yeehaww!! I'm more excited than a little kid in a candy shop!

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