I’ve started work on the tsn.7 style and theme for the new forums, and I must say, it’s lookin’ pretty sweet. Once I get a working set going, I’ll redo the splash page to give a bit of a preview and then load it up to the forum index. Continue reading
I’m backing up the tsnX.3 Beta’s Database (with the posts, forums, and accounts) and going to start moving the tsnV database into the tsnX site. The site is going to be down for a bit, while I do this, and iron out the kinks of auth-access, and conversions. If things don’t go properly after a bit, I’ll restore the tsnX.3 database, and continue working on converting tsnV to tsnX again. There are some things that I can’t test just by looking at the SQL Code, and that I have to implement for it to be tested.
So check the pizzy for updates if the forums aren’t working. If, in the meantime, the server goes down for some reason, and you can’t get to thepizzy or tsn, then go to http://tsnblog.blogspot.com to fing out why.
Ok, so I’m converting the tsnV database into one that will work with the tsnX database structure. What this will do is bring our posts, user accounts, and forums over from the old site and make it work with the mods and settings of the new site. It’s something I have not done before, but is apparently going rather smoothly.
I spent all night working on it, and then another 3 hours today already, and am going to take a break from it. But once the database conversion is finished, and I revisit the bugs in the code, I’ll load the database, and start working on the site design.
The theme that I’m going to be working off of is just going to be a re-coded subSilver theme. If you want to use the theme as I build it, to be one of the first to experience the tsnX feel, then feel free to do so. However, the theme is going to be in the alpha phase, which will guarantee nothing as far as it’s ability to function is concerned. So if I’m working on something, and the theme breaks, and it’s not something that I can fix immediately, then you will most likely be SOL until I get it fixed, as far as using the site is concerned.
For this purpose if you wish to create a separate user on the site and use the settings for it to work with everything beta, then that will be acceptable. Just name your user account _beta so that you can distinguish which is which, and we’ll still know who you are.
Well, I finished updating the basic forums to work with what I want and what people expect in the-spot.net. It’s taken about a month and a half, with some restarts in coding, and lots of frustration and a couple feature scale-backs.
What’s next on the list, is debugging some of the beta problems…then converting the tsnV database to work with the tsnX database, and then working on the design of the forums.
Once that is done, I’ll start the work on the My Spot page, and the design for that page. So it’s coming together, and people can start coming back soon…and within the next couple days, everyone will be able to log back in as before.
More updates to come, as more progress is made.