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CDN Skin added

  1. #1

    CDN Skin added


    I've just setup a CDN (Content delivery network) version of the main EF default skin, the skin has been optimized to send all the site skin images etc from servers around the world that should be more geographically local to the requesting PC than our Texas servers.

    In theory this helps with page load time for all of you folks outside of the US, to me here in the UK is only makes the slightest difference in the tests I've run, but every little helps

    The skin can be selected from the drop down menu at the bottom of every page "EF Default (CDN)" and if there is no issues within a few days I will set it as site default.

    As usual LMK if you have any problems.

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    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Thanks John, I just had a look but of course it's not wide skin so I went back to EF Wide 1440, which is much better for my 22" monitor.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 151
    Windows 8


    Thnks a lot z3r010, but as Joan Archer said it's not a wide skin so now I use 4.1.11 default.

    But it would be great if you could add a win 8 forums logo at this skin(4.1.11 default)
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  4. #4


    The 4.1.11 is only there for testing and will be removed at the next update, but did you know you can set all of the other skins as wide (other than EF default) by clicking the little arrows that are usually on the top right side under the header image.

    Click image for larger version
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    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Man, I was going to request a wide screen dark if possible when I first saw this thread earlier on. Then I decided against it so not to be a pain lol.

    That is awesome. Gonna try it right now. +1 rep
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    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Thanks for the new skin. Unfortunately, when previewing posts the formatting is getting lost in the text input area.
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  7. #7


    Not for me, what browser are you using?
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    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Not for me, what browser are you using?
    Firefox Nightly. The 'normal' skin which I'm now using again, is fine.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 151
    Windows 8


    It would be great if you could add an Aero skin, like the one SForums have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kostas7 View Post
    It would be great if you could add an Aero skin, like the one SForums have.
    There isn't enough people use that skin on SF to justify the time that would need to be spent to redesign it it work here.
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