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Introducing Now Serving Linux

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by Tracy Perry, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Well, considering how much I like Linux - and how many questions I see frequently about it's use - I decided to start a Linux forum up.

    It's not restricted to any specific distribution (in fact, most of the major ones have a discussion area available) as well as some topic specific ones for linux (networking, applications, gaming, etc).

    It's still a WIP, but if you care to check it out it's at http://servinglinux.com or http://nowservinglinux.com.

    Using @Audentio's AntiQuark slightly (so far) modified style as the default with Quark offered as an optional (haven't done much with it yet).
     
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  2. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    Looks good - no Fedora?
     
  3. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Actually... there is... for some reason (and I figure it was because of me STILL wanting to call Fedora RedHat - yes, it's been that long since I used it) it was listed as... wait for it.... RedHat. :p

    Good catch and it's fixed now.
     
  4. Deathstarr

    Deathstarr Active Member

    The header banner and the search bar overlap on my screen.
     
  5. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Same here
     
  6. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    Yeah, 10 years ago f1 was released as Fedora Core (I still have the CD :))
    Been running latest Fedora as a server for a few years now - will be upgrading to f20 in a week or 2
     
  7. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Which browser and what display size? It's running the standard UIX Quark that hasn't been modified for that aspect.
    Or are you referring to that stinking adsense display that I've been battling with for a bit. I think I'm just going to disable the top one totally. It only displays to guests.

    EDIT:
    Found it.. it was the adsense display (the one that only displays to visitors). Moved it from the block it was in to another and seems to respond correctly now.
    Thanks guys!
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2013
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  8. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Jeez... it doesn't seem like it was that long ago. Time really flies the older you get.
    I'm going to have to rescramble my servers/desktops in the home office and start installing some new stuff on it. Lately haven't really had time to do much.
     
  9. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Looks good, except the logo. Hate it. You should get one that looks more professional.

    Also hate the colored new penguin icon. Again, should be more professional.
     
  10. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    As I said... it's a WIP. Most of that converted over from the myBB install.
    Once I get a little more time (right now I got 3 jobs going on EOY installs of servers/cabling runs with 2 servers that have to be moved from a VMware box to actual physical servers one server that has to be moved from a Dell 700 series with a failing RAID card to a new Dell server)... and all which has to be done prior to Christmas week. I'm heading out to one of the sites in about an hour and will get back home around 3am - then have to be backup and at another location by 6am.
    And all this for free.

    Guess you aren't familiar with Tux huh?
    Here is you some light reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tux
    If you were familiar with Linux then you would have immediately known what that "penguin" was. ;)
     
  11. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    I know the penguin is. I just don't like the "colored" penguin.
     
  12. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Eventually each of the distro's will have their logo for the node icon. Just takes a little time (which I have very little of like I said) to get them done. Main problem was with myBB you were not able to easily define multiple node icons for read/unread and the style I was using was small icons as they were.

    If you feel like donating your time to making individual distro icons then they would be more than welcome. ;)

    I have an idea for the logo - just have to pull it all together. Something line a serving line (like in a cafeteria) with a bunch of Tux characters behind the line serving up the goodies.
     
  13. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Oh, meant to mention... I dont' "get" any of my logo's. I work on them in PhotoShop myself, taking some clipart from where I can find it for free and then adding to it. That may be why it doesn't "look professional" because I've never claimed to be a professional graphics person. :p
    Learning PhotoChop is a WIP for me also. I'd LOVE to have @Shelley's ability - but I'll never get to that point because
    1. I'm artistically challenged
    2. I can't even match my dress socks 1/2 the time :LOL:
    My forte is in the back end of the stuff (servers, etc). If I was charging money for any of my sites (and I don't - and currently my expenditures average $480 a month) then I'd be more concerned. My main concern is good content - without which you can have the prettiest site around and no users.
     
  14. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    New temporary logo (until some of my RFP's come back)

    logo-3.png
     
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  15. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    No gravatar option! :(

    Also there is a problem with the moods mod pushing the avatar out the block

    [​IMG]

    Also the Linux icon is blurry, maybe get a better one?

    [​IMG]
     
  16. smartpixels

    smartpixels Active Member

    Nice use of waypoints on menu header.

    Now that hard part adding content good luck
     
  17. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Not really... that's the way the style is designed.... to push it partially out of the block.

    From my site without xenMoods enabled using the unmodified style:
    screenshot1.png

    From my site using a modified version of it and using xenMoods (as you can see, I also increased the avatar size):

    screenshot3.png

    From @Audentio's demo site of it:

    screenshot2.png



    Known quirk with using @Shelley's modification to the Notifications add-on from @Chris Deeming. Will probably make that one so it is avatar free.
     
  18. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    OH looks broken imo sorry.
    You also need to turn gravatar on :p it's good for people who change there avatar alot like me lol
     
  19. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    I can't claim any of that.... it's all @Audentio's goodness. ;)

    The content is coming together slowly. Every time I do something on one of my servers that might be useful for others - into a topic it goes. :LOL:
     
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  20. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Problem with Gravatar is -- it's Gravatar. :)
    To often it is down and then the server error logs start filling up - and on other times it doesn't refresh like it should. I originally had it enabled on my sites but just turned it totally off since I would prefer the use of one of the 200+ Tux avatars I have available (on this one specifically).
     

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