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This is our algorithm's way of saying, "You visit pretty often, and we don't have that much exciting new content lately. There really isn't anything else we think you'd like to see that you haven't already seen."

Here's what I see. (image attached, where are inline images?)

It seems odd to me to see 3 dated items there. All are same discussion and it's also strange that Dani's endorsement stays no matter what I do. I like you but this is odd to see behavior wise.

Maybe you're still tweaking?

Images are not yet supported on mobile, but they will be soon. The editor we currently use has a new, mobile-friendly version in the works that is expected to be released soon, so we're going to upgrade just as soon as it does.

It's hard to spend so much time focusing on mobile when it's literally 1% of our traffic. Yes, I know, you could argue that if we had a more mobile-friendly site, then our mobile traffic would increase. But our vertical as a whole (programming help) is skewed heavily towards desktop users. We do have a very robust API so someone can make a native mobile app ;) Hint hint.

commented: I feel like I'm in a world of hints. +0

Thanks rp and Dani. I mainly use mobile these days for perusing dw. It was pretty bad before but a little better now. Still limited stuff on editor. Not that I want to type a lot of code on mobile but the odd image could be useful. The manual markdown used to work, haven't tried it on here yet but still how to upload image on mobile?

@alan.davies. I pulled up my Moto G 5th gen and went to this discussion. THAT was PAINFUL. It was hard to hit the rigth spot to get here. But that's beside the point.

I managed to click on your link https://www.daniweb.com/posts/bad_link/2246327?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.daniweb.com%2Fposts%2Fjump%2F2246325 (it's lined out) and off it went to:

  1. A FULL SCREEN ADVERT for Gigamon. CLOSE AD!
  2. Now I'm seeing a SALMON colored screen with a big X and "Broken Link". Well, let's try "Continue to the URL Anyways."
  3. Finally I'm at the intended discussion with "I'm not sure..."

Looks like I need to install an ad blocker and Ghostery on my mobile to avoid all this. Nod to Airplane and "I picked a bad day to stop using ad-blockers."

To all, this sort of jumping through hoops on mobile can't be good for gathering new mobile users.

They're showing as broken due to the downtime we had the other day (there was a memory leak hiccup from the launch). Our crawler must have crawled them while they were down.

Both links in my post are now showing broken thru lines. When clicked they go to a red page with a big notice saying the link is broken. Odd?

I'd include a screenshot but can't seem to upload from mobile.

Perhaps a temporary internet glitch? Didn’t change anything on my end.

All good.

@alan.davies I clicked on that link and landed at https://www.daniweb.com/programming/web-development/threads/518024/help-with-php#post2246325 so I wonder if there's been a fix put in.

Had a look at a few old posts of mine: https://www.daniweb.com/members/957592/alan-davies/posts
which gave a long list of my old posts. Good so far. However, when I then click the title (link) of one of the posts, I get the url such as:

https://www.daniweb.com/posts/jump/2246325

Which shows as an empty page:

This page isn’t working
www.daniweb.com didn’t send any data.
ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE

Thanks for that. Is marking the thread solved gone as well?

Will be fixed soon. Stay tuned.

Replicated it. While in reply tap escape. Can't see how to get out except to bail out.

As title suggest, full screen edit happened in one of my replies. Could not exit with escape. Had to abandon the reply.

Trying to replicate now.

I'm not sure I'd say I'm passionate about insurance in itself, but I do enjoy looking for ways to live frugal. I have owned sports cars in the past and rates can be outragious. So with this I was attempting to solve a problem in a highly competitive space by narrowing down the target to Mustang Owners. So yes, there are other sites out there for insurance comparisons, but not focused on the vehicle type.

Awwe Alan, you shouldn't have done that. I plan on getting images working ASAP. Do you still have the post saved in notepad or something? Let me get right on this ...

Is it a topic you are passionate about? Are there other sites out there already that offer the exact same thing?

Built an insurance website for mustang owners. Its set up for comparisons, figuring mustang owners are challenged by higher rates. Not much response, considering scrapping the whole thing. Any thoughts much appreciated. Site is mustangquotes.com

Just trying it from here Alan.

<a minute later> Hmmm, think you might be right. I get a thumbnail of the image with a progress bar going nowhere and an option to cancel and that's it.

Seems all good so far. However, image uploads aren't working for me. Shame as I spent 15 minutes crafting an answer with an appropriate image. Ended up deleting the post as it didn't mean much without the image.

Simplify the user interface so that it's more friendly to people new to DaniWeb

Check

Fewer ads and "fluff" content on forum thread pages

Check

Create a modern interface

Check

Homepage, landing pages, and navigational pages retooled to promote quality content written by members with a higher reputation, and push down questions asked by students and newbies

Check.

This model is designed to give them instant gratification since the algorithm attempts to match people with those who have the highest probability of responding quickly based on their past behavior

Too early to tell as of yet, will need a week or two in order (for me at least) to get an idea if this is happening with what I see - although I suspect that I might not be the best case study as an admin.

Soooo ... 3 months ago, I wrote in this thread:

The biggest things that the relaunch coming next month is aiming to do is:

Migrate revenue away from advertising and instead more towards the Dazah model of end-users paying to be matched with each other (question askers paying to find answerers, mentees paying to be matched with mentors willing to help them, etc.)
Simplify the user interface so that it's more friendly to people new to DaniWeb
Fewer ads and "fluff" content on forum thread pages
Create a modern interface that is more attractive to millenials ... forums tend to have high turnover rates overall, so it's important to be attractive to newer users in order to constantly get new blood in here
Homepage, landing pages, and navigational pages retooled to promote quality content written by members with a higher reputation, and push down questions asked by students and newbies (the newbies/students will be steered towards paying to be matched with potential answerers, until they build up enough reputation by demonstrating a history of quality content)

This model is designed to give them instant gratification since the algorithm attempts to match people with those who have the highest probability of responding quickly based on their past behavior

Thoughts? Do you think that I stayed true to my motivations with this redo?

@rproffitt - That tutorial is ancient with old tricks or deprecated HTML that has no place anymore in the modern web :)

@OP - he should use that image as a CSS background image on that section/

https://css-tricks.com/almanac/properties/b/background-image/

I see 3 ideas to try at https://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutorials/web_graphics/article.php/3480021/Text-Over-Images.htm

In the past we would put such into the image with Image-Magick. But times have changed.

hi my husband is customising a website template and wants to add content over a teransparent image but when he adds the tex it goes underneath how can he do this here is where the image is placed

            `<div id="homepage" class="clear">`
            `<section class="main_slider"><img src="images/demo/1200x400.gif" alt="">`
            `</section>`

and a preview of image is in http://swinguk.uk/KEVINWORK/

there is currently no css for the div id home
or section class

if anyone has any ideas be much appreciated ty in advance jan x

Thanks!!

All right. Now that I have used it for a bit and discovered/learned the new paridigm, all I have to say is sweet.

Excellent job, Dani.

The "clilck on the timestamp of the latest post," doesn't work for me for topics at https://www.daniweb.com/

To read latest replies I click on Read then the click on the timestamp works.

At https://www.daniweb.com/ the mouse turns from a pointer to a pointer with a ? mark on the time stamps. I've tried this in Firefox, Chrome and Opera. Hey, it's a small thing but let's hope the site attracts more folk.

Show the name of the OP

You can hover over the avatar for the name of the OP. You can also hover over any date for the actual timestamp. The OP's name was removed in favor of saving space with just the avatar because the OP's name is not of much use to anyone but the most loyal members, of which there are few. This is why sites like Stack Overflow don't show a poster's name until beneath the post, making it impossible to read posts considering who wrote them.

Instead, we are trying to present you with the content we think you would be interested in seeing, by default, so you won't have to manually filter through the list only picking topics to read based on usernames. To that end, the activity feed on the homepage is custom tailored for you with the content we think you would be interested in. You could visited Recommended topics, to only see topics we think you would be interested in. Or, and here's the biggie, when visiting any forum, the topics shown are ONLY the ones we recommend for you by default. You have to remove the filter to see all topics in a forum.

Also, there are two ways to go straight to the latest post in a topic ... either click the reply counter, or clilck on the timestamp of the latest post, which is written next to the timestamp of the first post.

With regards to the typeface ...