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  • Free Republic Update: Page Too Wide/Scroll Bars

    04/28/2008 3:43:06 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 47 replies · 233+ views
    <p>I fixed the page-too-wide/horizontal-scrollbar problem many were experiencing. This typically happened when either a long URL or string of characters found its way into the article summary, or when somebody posted a very wide image and you're viewing pings or comments using the brevity setting of "Text" (so that you see the comment text.) I'm embarrassed to admit the fix was a lot simpler than I expected, just a few lines crucial CSS statements seem to have corrected the issue.</p>
  • Free Republic Beta Update: New Mail Features & Font

    04/14/2008 9:57:23 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 73 replies · 1,257+ views
    Updated the beta site today. I've added the following new features to the mail system: Favorites folder-- you can mark messages as favorites. Favorites are saved into a folder that can be accessed through the "Favorites" tab on the mail interface.Search! You can search for messages from people, and you can search for text within messages sent to you.and a few miscellaneous changes. I'm also experimenting with format changes on the index pages.
  • Question: Is there a way to change the font size on Free Republic? (vanity)

    04/10/2008 8:01:17 AM PDT · by Nevadan · 117 replies · 230+ views
    Nevadan
    This week the font size of the articles & posts on Free Republic enlarged to the same size as the titles, making the readability for me much harder, particularly when I am scanning the posts. Is there a way to change it back to what it was? I previously viewed the titles in an Arial size 12 font and the body of the thread & posts in size 10. (It is just on the Free Republic website that I have this problem, so it is not my computer's Internet preference settings.)
  • New FR-Format Question

    03/26/2008 5:56:36 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 31 replies · 689+ views
    Self ^ | 3/26 | Self
    What's the difference between "Articles" ("Latest Articles") and "Activity" ("Active Articles") in the News/Actvism Forum?
  • All right! Who turned my posts green??????

    04/08/2008 5:28:43 AM PDT · by raybbr · 37 replies · 91+ views
    FReerepublic ^ | Today | ME
    On my "pings" page all of my posts just turned green. Moose are not green. Soylent Green is, well, green. But, not my posts......
  • Free Republic Update: My Comments (Pings), System Upgrade and Spelling and Time Zone Breakage

    04/07/2008 3:18:37 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 328 replies · 690+ views
    <p>Next up on the menu: I've been upgrading the system software on all our servers. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way the spell checker broke and the new version of that software depends on software that I haven't yet been able to upgrade (because that software depends on a kernel feature that isn't available using the ancient kernel I have installed.) What this all means is that I will be taking a drive up to San Jose in the very near future (Monday night) to perform delicate surgery with a very large hammer. Once that is done, the spell checker will work.</p>
  • Installing Free Republic Update Tonight

    04/08/2008 10:15:49 PM PDT · by John Robinson · 237 replies · 793+ views
    <p>Will be installing an update tonight that fixes a number of issues. The version that will be installed is currently available on the beta site.</p> <p>Fixed time zone issues, using JavaScript to ask your browser to format the time stamp. If you don't have JavaScript enabled, you'll see the default Pacific time.</p>
  • Free Republic Update: Pings, Tabs, Time and More

    04/08/2008 3:05:23 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 257 replies · 2,122+ views
    <p>Just installed a quick change to the pings page. It brings it more in line with what it is expected to look like. One particular change is the "greening" of comments from you, to more easily differentiate something you've posted vs. something posted to you. Not so sure about the way that looks, so please give me feedback.</p>