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Tatum 1.04 Release Notes

Jason Priestas's picture
May 9, 2014 at 7:03am
31 Comments

Welcome to version 1.04 of Tatum, now powering this site. We're calling this the chillwave release because it addresses usability problems for non-Webkit browsers (browsers that are not Chrome and Safari, basically), along with some performance and quality of life improvements.

Here's what's in this release:

  • The site now works as intended on Firefox, IE8, and Android stock browser, among others.
  • External links now pop a new window. The old site had this and Tatum needed it.
  • The poll block now shows the number of comments for the poll, as well as new comment count (if any).
  • Strike through text now works in comments. I promise.
  • Added a link to the Buckshots block on the front page to view all Buckshots.
  • Comment signatures now work on IE9 and up.
  • Tables, images and callouts now align to the center on mobile devices. Further, wide tables have horizontal scrolling enabled for mobile.
  • The menu is no longer obscuring the top of HTML bookmarks. Previously, when you clicked the "comments" link to an article, you'd go to the comments, but the subheader was covered by the sticky menu at the top. Ditto for linking directly to a comment. No longer.
  • Responsive ads are now in place. We also cut down the number of ads shown to mobile users, which should improve the time it takes to render a page.
  • Buckshots can now feature YouTube videos in the header.
  • We now have a fancy divider for articles instead of the faint gray line that we used to have. An example of it in action can be found towards the end of this piece.
  • It's now a thousand times easier for the staff to feature animated GIFs on the front page and in the article headers. #GIFMAGEDDON coming.
  • Several backend features that won't be apparent, but will make our lives easier. Which should translate to a better 11W.

We're still working on a great many things so look for another update in the near future. As always, thanks for your patience and your patronage.


Previous Release Notes: 1.01, 1.02 and 1.03

Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

Jason man we truly owe you our lives for keeping this the best site in the business. First thing I notice this morning is a lot less pop ups and spam. Also running a little more smoothly like we got new plugs and a fresh tune up.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

+6 HS
Buckeyeneer's picture

I am really glad that the wailing and gnashing of teeth has subsided over the site . . . or at least in the comments visible to the general public. You guys do great work and supply it for free. Thank you for my daily Buckeye fix!

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

+5 HS
Floyd Stahl's picture

Thanks for all the hard work!

+3 HS
buckguyfan1's picture

Simply the Best!  Bravo.

+2 HS
BHT's picture

As always, great job on the site. One of the things I noticed is that the menus on top of football, basketball and recruiting is smaller, so it does not take up the entire page with some empty space. I have noticed other improvements (changes) too; great job and keep up the great work.

+2 HS
Jdadams01's picture

Thank you, Jason. 11W is a Godsend. 

+1 HS
Crimson's picture

Sweet mods!  We love you Jason.

+1 HS
Killer nuts's picture

Always working to improve our ElevenWarriors experience. Much appreciated! I expect nothing else for the top dollar we pay to be here 

+1 HS
Hovenaut's picture

It's a super day.

(sorry - too soon?)

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

+5 HS
Oyster's picture

What happened to the Asian Dating Service?  Fix two things, break one I guess...

+6 HS
thatlillefty's picture

haha, glad to know somebody else was seeing that

+2 HS
stittracer99's picture

Jason, one thing I've noticed, and it's a pretty big complaint of mine, is that the new site has not allowed a single football commitment to come through. If you could take a minute to turn off the "Commitment Firewall" under the football section that would be much appreciated. Thanks!

+14 HS
Jason Priestas's picture

Ha. I'll see what we can do.

buckeye_heart's picture

Thank you for all the time you have put in to this for us. It looks great. Also, I just took a look at the code and I really liked the message in the beginning! Very cool.

+2 HS
Jason Priestas's picture

Thanks, everyone. Keep your ideas (and bug reports) coming, please. One thing in our pipeline is something we talked about a month or so ago – a black stripe for new members that haven't achieved 100 helmet stickers yet.

Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

Black stripe idea is going to be a homerun.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

BuckeyeAZOH's picture

I still have no luck with my galaxy s3. The menu still covers half my page on almost every page I get on.

Purple Raider

+1 HS
BuckeyeAZOH's picture

No clue how to tell. The first page looks great but when I click on anything I get the menu covering up part of the page.

Purple Raider

Crimson's picture

What internet browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, built-in android) do you use on your S3?  You have to open it before you get to 11W.
 

BuckeyeAZOH's picture

Whatever comes on it

Purple Raider

Oyster's picture

Jason forgot to mention that the latest version also corrected Earles blurry "X".  It's crisp now!

Earle's picture

Are you still seeing those?  I'm sure Jason has that on his list of things to fix, right after bringing back Recent Comments.

Italics are for emphasis.

+1 HS
brandonbauer87's picture

Honestly, the link to current posts (premium content) was the best thing to happen to the new site. I still occasionally see bugs, but I'm more than content with everything. I couldn't even tell you the last time I saw the homepage. 

+1 HS
Earle's picture

Agree, but would still love to see the author of the last post listed to foster the conversations a bit more.

Italics are for emphasis.

+1 HS
Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Strike through text now works in comments. I promise.

I don't believe you...

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

UrbanCulture's picture

Hey Jason, using IE on a widescreen desktop at work. The main ELEVEN WARRIORS logo in the top left does not re-direct me to the home-page when I click it anymore. Also, when I logged in to post this comment, the username/password fields weren't labeled.

Thanks for all your hard work!

Jason Priestas's picture

Hmm.. Which version of IE? Also, what resolution?

UrbanCulture's picture

I'll have to check tomorrow. Haven't eaten lunch at the desk the past couple days. Thanks for the reply!

UrbanCulture's picture

IE 8.0

1920 X 1080 resolution

Doc's picture

Thanks Jason, and the rest of the staff.  This place rocks.

"Say my name."

+1 HS