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New and Improved WebmasterWorld.com website.

Finally out of Beta, the new/improved WebmasterWorld.com is live now.

     
1:59 pm on May 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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As many of you know weve been developing the exciting, new responsive design for WebmasterWorld for some time. Today, were officially announcing its out of beta, and now live.

This project has been a massive undertaking, not just because were switching to responsive that you can see and use on your smartphone, but for all the other changes that are under-the-hood to make it all work. In summary, we took on the new design, weve moved servers, and weve taken the site to https. All done to help you, and the community here at WebmasterWorld.

We still have many more tweaks and developments to come, many to improve under-the-hood operations to keep the site clutter-free, and to help you discuss hot news topics and issues that relate to you and your work, whether that be in-house, agency, or independent.

Thank you for your patience: The project has had it teething problems, I wont deny, but all the time the team has worked endlessly to keep it all running. Id like to thank Neil Marshall (Engine), Bill Atchison (IncrediBILL), Thom Craver and all those who helped participate in making the new/improved WebmasterWorld.com website.

Im Feeling Lucky Today!
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2:36 pm on May 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Looks great Jim... it's also faster, which makes it much more appealing to use.
2:40 pm on May 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Jim, and thanks sugarrae. :)
2:46 pm on May 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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i've been following the progress of the beta. thanks engine and incrediBill ... i think it is great and it is certainly faster

... and has inspired me to get on with making my own sites responsive.
3:13 pm on May 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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The site is certainly taking shape and I know it has been a huge undertaking.

In IE I get a popup on every page I visit (Only secure content is displayed)
I looked at the source code visible to all and see a possible cause.

Piwik - code is it secure?

href="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/highlight.js/8.4/styles/default.min.css

This looks like it defaults to the non secure css. I checked and they have it in both https and http. I think from the code the http is being displayed, but I could be wrong.

Footer possible fixes
[webmasterworld.com...] This seems to be a bad url
[webmasterworld.com...] just a 301 to secure but I don't like 301's from my code from http to https
3:34 pm on May 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Congrats Jim, Neil, and Bill. Special thanks to iBill who took the good - but old - code and ran with it. It has never looked better and the new server is significantly faster.

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if you are reading this - and we know you are - go start a discussion. The person who starts a fresh discussion TODAY that has the most unique member responses by next week, will get a free pass to Pubcon Las Vegas. unique=individual members.
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4:15 pm on May 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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<challenge> I'm up for it. lol - i guess i'm excluded.
4:26 pm on May 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Congratulations to everybody involved in this exciting WebmasterWorld change, including Neil, Bill, and Jim. Bravo!
4:43 pm on May 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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What I appreciate more than anything is that I get WW content just fine, have the advantage of the responsive design and.... it still run with NO JS (NoScript/FF37+).

I just don't do JS in my personal browsing, so I truly do appreciate that changes as significant as we have witnessed degrade gracefully for old curmudgeons like myself. That's not only a class act, that's smart!
6:53 pm on May 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Thank you to those who put forth the hard work, the website is much more visually appealing! The colors, images, spacing, etc all look greatly improved; I especially love the fact that the site uses up most of the width of my screen. :)

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@bwnbwn, the mixed content warning is indeed coming from the code that tries to include piwik using http instead of https. Someone should fix that.

As for this:

href="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/highlight.js/8.4/styles/default.min.css

That's a protocol-relative URL (it begins with // as opposed to http:// or [)....] Browsers will load the resource based on the protocol used for the current page. So that is not defaulting to non-secure as you suggested.

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Cheers, it hasn't gone unnoticed. Well done!
8:26 pm on May 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Nice work...'specially iBill.. <= raise glass to you ;)
8:33 pm on May 26, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Congratulations to Bill, Neil, Jim, and others behind the scenes for this major accomplishment, all the more impressive because the changes were made and tested in tandem with the old site as it continued to run. I'm very pleased that the essence of Brett's old site, which has been a nexus for a lot of us, has been preserved... and I'm looking forward to those "tweaks and developments to come". Thanks all.
12:36 am on May 27, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I've been playing with the beta version of this redesign for a while now. Glad that everyone else gets to see what has been worked on. Hat tip to iBill for all the tireless work to bring WebmasterWorld to this level!
1:40 am on May 27, 2015 (gmt 0)

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On a project such as this, it's almost more interesting what you didn't do as what you did do. It looks to me that wise choices were made. Congrats, but more importantly, thank you.
9:00 am on May 27, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Thanks to all that helped improve the website...it works great, even though it has taken a little bit of time for me to get used to it! I look forward to seeing more tweaks to it in the future :)
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Kudos to bill, neil and jim, and iBill for sticking with Brett's code and bringing it forward

You "lot" are responsible for a great community that has made such a difference to us "old school" and "newbie" lot

few creases to iron out but looks and functions superb

Extra kudos for Brett for the original (and still under the hood system).

Nice one guys!
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Congratulations and thanks. Is there a thread where we can report issues/requests?
4:04 pm on May 27, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I'm very pleased that the essence of Brett's old site, which has been a nexus for a lot of us, has been preserved...

On a project such as this, it's almost more interesting what you didn't do as what you did do.

Absolutely. Great decisions. Great job. Thanks to all.
4:31 pm on May 27, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Panthro, use this thread for the time being. [webmasterworld.com...]
7:57 pm on May 27, 2015 (gmt 0)

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The more I use the new version, the more I like it. It was especially nice watching it come into focus, so happy that it is for all now, and I'm looking forward to the continuing evolution. Great job! I know a lot has gone into this. It was worth the wait.
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Short of a few 403's a while back (someone probably tripped over the cat) everything is spot on - All geared up for the new century and ready to fly ;)

Thanks guys - You did a great job.
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Great work appreciated.. (years of suggestions finally live) :)
There are some small bugs (themeing related, will take time to list them and post here).
11:39 am on May 28, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Great Work Congratulation to all of you guys team member and also members of webmaster world.
10:52 pm on May 28, 2015 (gmt 0)

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One of the best conversions to responsive I've seen. Very well done to all.
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Big Thanks for https... cannot edit above reply.. (hope I can post some suggestions here or remove this topic). If I am allowed to edit this same post, will continue here else.. .

1. Please do not show following if I am registered user and logged in again on front/home page.
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Replace with some better subscription message (in red/blue accordingly)

2. I am unable to find extra formating controls while posting this message or anywhere on OP question.. (should be required).

3. On 1360 by 768 resolution, Post reply, Post new topic and Forum Options are messed..
First 2 appear on top followed by 3rd..

4.. will continue..
1:11 am on May 30, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Might be my ISP or just my geo location on the grid, but anything coming from cloudflare servers takes forever to load and most often hangs-up the page. I've moved a couple clients because of it
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Nice work!

Hope the new WebmasterWorld exceeds all your dreams in all kinds of ways!
1:15 am on June 4, 2015 (gmt 0)

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The conversion was so seamless, that I forgot all about it, until I sent a link to someone in my office and he yelled across the office "Wow shri, they've finally gone responsive". :)

Well done!

Now, can we PLEASE get a post level bookmarking function?
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