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Sneak preview of the User Avatar module for Phorum 5.3

Posted by Maurice Makaay 
Sneak preview of the User Avatar module for Phorum 5.3
October 15, 2010 12:21PM
Last week, I have coded a fully new Avatar module for the future Phorum 5.3 release. Unfortunately, the module uses a lot of new API's from the 5.3 release, causing the module to be incompatible with 5.2. Nonetheless, since the new module provides a lot of options that were suggested by users of the current User Avatar module, I decided to provide you guys with a quick sneak preview, so you know what will be available in the future.

YouTube: New User Avatar for Phorum 5.3

If you want to give the module a try hands-on, then you can do so at my development site (use username and password phorum/phorum or create a new account).


Maurice Makaay
Phorum Development Team
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noe
Re: Sneak preview of the User Avatar module for Phorum 5.3
October 15, 2010 04:33PM
great!

really looking forward to phorum 5.3 ;)
Re: Sneak preview of the User Avatar module for Phorum 5.3
October 15, 2010 04:49PM
Very nice, and looks like at 5.3 I will be able to retire the gravatar module.

-phil.
Re: Sneak preview of the User Avatar module for Phorum 5.3
October 15, 2010 04:50PM
Phorum 5.3 and the use of jQuery must be especially fun for you, since it will better fit your layout (IIRC you've had issues with relative/absolute placement of things like dynamic popups in editor tools and the forum menu).

With jQuery as our toolkit at hand, it has become much more straightforward to do absolute positioning computations.


Maurice Makaay
Phorum Development Team
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Re: Sneak preview of the User Avatar module for Phorum 5.3
October 15, 2010 05:10PM
Looks great! I just was contemplating how to best let people resize and crop images. I can't wait to use it. Wonderful!
Re: Sneak preview of the User Avatar module for Phorum 5.3
October 16, 2010 04:18PM
Man, this will be so awesome!

Most my users ask me to do their avatars for them, because they cannot figure out how to manually reduce the image to the necessary size.


Robert Angle
Phorum lover, nothing more.
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Re: Sneak preview of the User Avatar module for Phorum 5.3
October 18, 2010 06:28PM
Look sweet!

Great job!


Bill
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