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« on: July 27, 2013, 01:49:52 pm »
I have noticed that for such areas of the site as the Tutorials section, when making a new tutorial, there isn't a way (that I can see) to preview it for formatting and whatnot. In the past, I have just opened another topic and hit the reply button so that I could preview what it looks like, but then I have to worry about accidentally posting it. With this in mind, here are my ideas:

-Adding a post preview button when writing a new tutorial.
-If this is not possible, maybe a place on the site that we can use for scratch work while designing a post that doesn't have a 'post' button (just a preview button).

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Re: Post Preview
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2013, 03:04:51 pm »
Guess what, it's actually the first time since I've discovered Omnimaga that I saw this tutorials section.....
Why isn't it more "highlighted" or linked to more often ?

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Re: Post Preview
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2013, 03:09:19 pm »
That's actually an excellent suggestion. I use "Preview" all the time. It would most definitely be useful when writing up a tutorial.

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Re: Post Preview
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2013, 03:28:57 pm »
It seems that many people actually miss the site navigation. I always found it easy to see, since it's placed under the banner like on Ticalc.org, but I guess that people confuse it with standard forum navigation. I guess in the future what could be done is make the navigation much larger and place it right under the banner, while keeping the other navigation only for forum stuff. But then it might look out of place.

Otherwise, I agree with the preview suggestion. I wonder if updated versions of SMF Articles have preview?

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Re: Post Preview
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013, 10:00:34 pm »
I rarely notice the stuff up there since I don't use it much, actually. I don't think making it larger will help, but instead, maybe add a section in the 'forums' list that links to the tutorials and downloads. I almost always start in the forums to navigate to other places.

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Re: Post Preview
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2013, 02:34:45 am »
Actually the downloads used to be part of the forums way back in 2005-07 and that was the plan in late 2008 too, but then that got replaced with the current download system in attempt to make the board index less cluttered.