I understand that, but I want the information to fit in with the design of my site. It's a personal thing.AmigoJack wrote:
- Lookup the meaning of the word Wiki, then you'll understand why there is no (or little) focus on the visualization.
The image I posted above is just an example, my site doesn't have that layout, it was just easier to use that to explain what I was looking forAmigoJack wrote:
- The menu bar is mostly a waste of place - even if you have 30 links it will still waste space since the content pane on the right is mostly outsizing everything. Putting links and everything either on top or to the bottom is always better (only exception: you definitly know that your payload content will be rather tiny or always have the same height).
I don't know if I was clear or not in the intial explanation. Each Topic would essentially be an Article, each containing only a single post, so showing multiple posts is irrelevant. As for the initial content, that's something that I can figure out later.AmigoJack wrote:
- If you want to put all topics from a forum into the left pane and display all posts of one topic on the right pane: what should be displayed initially? All forums on the left pane, yes... but then we have no initial content for the right pane... Also think of that with every page generation a list of topics will always be re-send to every client, which consumes server bandwidth and CPU cost. Regarding this, the current phpBB is already very efficient in its visualization.
- It'd be surely possible. However, I'd go for fully creating own files, since the existing ones (viewforum, viewtopic, index) would have to be modified evasively - not to speak of the template files.
Why not having each post be an article? Having a topic for each then makes only sense if you later want to implement comments (replies) or such...TheMightySpud wrote:Each Topic would essentially be an Article, each containing only a single post
...and for that you won't need your own PHP files? And HTML rendering system? I'd use existing phpBB mechanisms to achieve what you want to.TheMightySpud wrote:simply extract the content and display it on a page which has no relation to any of the phpbb files
Which initial post? I supposed you wanted to turn an existing phpBB into the layout you mentioned - thus the vague intention to modify existing files. Existing or newly created files always "extract" from the database.TheMightySpud wrote:If you look at the news mod I posted in the initial post
That was my intention all the time: by creating own files you can use many existing routines - bascially you just reposition most of them and augment the one or other. Creating own files also makes you more independant once you're about to update the phpBB software.TheMightySpud wrote:so why re-invent the wheel and not use resources already available?
bbcode_nl2br()from /includes/functions_content.php or the native PHP function nl2br().