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Which of these possible improvements you would like to be pushed first?
Poll ended at 22 Dec 2016, 05:47
 Sliders compatible with tactile screens  6%  6%  [ 6 ]
 Reducing the amount of personal information on this site  3%  3%  [ 3 ]
 Multiple pictures of a release  34%  34%  [ 35 ]
 LDDb.com 100% over HTTPS  8%  8%  [ 8 ]
 AC3/DTS intro information  21%  21%  [ 21 ]
 Upgrade graphics engine  11%  11%  [ 11 ]
 Replace Flash iCover  6%  6%  [ 6 ]
 Send HTML emails  0%  0%  [ 0 ]
 [SELLER] No instant restocking of cancelled orders, possibility to not restock all or part  2%  2%  [ 2 ]
 [SELLER] Reorganize the transaction list (maybe archive anything older than 3 years?)  0%  0%  [ 0 ]
 [SELLER] Global/Category temporary discount  5%  5%  [ 5 ]
 [SELLER] Improve the inventory management  5%  5%  [ 5 ]
Total votes : 102

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 Post subject: Re: Some changes coming to LDDb.com
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Since Adobe Flash is going to be fully extinct soon, my little iCover App will have to follow the same path.
I tried to find HTML5/CSS/Javascript only similar coverflows but they just don't look very good and are visually very slow.

Trying a totally different approach by customizing this online example.

It could look like this:
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The controls are a little jumpy with too many scrolling but I'm trying to tune it to my taste.

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This looks great. One of my most desired features of LDDB is to be able to look through my catalog of 1600 discs by cover. iCover is ok for 10 or 20 titles but anything above that it doesn't work well. Would love to see this upgrade!



Wow! those space images through the link are amazing..... Thank you for sharing

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 Post subject: Re: Some changes coming to LDDb.com
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2017, 23:25 
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Hello!

I came back from vacation and 600+ CED updates were waiting for me... :-)
Now down to 120, I'm reaching the end of it.

Sure!

The default covers from CEDMagic website will take you directly there but if you submit a better cover (or even better: both sides) they will be updated with better ones.

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That is funny. I noticed on the home page the CED slice was bigger than usual.

I bought over 300 discs and decided as I clean and organize them with my others I would just go through the entire collection to check for inconsistencies in the database. I'm only changing discs I own though so I'm pretty sure I'm not responsible for all 600 of the updates. ;)
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 Post subject: Re: Some changes coming to LDDb.com
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Any chance a new publisher could be added? Some videodiscs were distributed by RCA but only RCA/Columbia is an option. Maybe add "RCA Videodiscs" as an option.
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 Post subject: Re: Some changes coming to LDDb.com
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A quick coding session last night to try "auto-completion" on the quick search box:

Playing a little with quick search auto-complete with ajax

Tell me if it works for you!

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 Post subject: Re: Some changes coming to LDDb.com
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admin wrote:
Since Adobe Flash is going to be fully extinct soon, my little iCover App will have to follow the same path.
I tried to find HTML5/CSS/Javascript only similar coverflows but they just don't look very good and are visually very slow.

Trying a totally different approach by customizing this online example.


Took me a while to sit down and spend a day replacing iCover 1.0 with iCover 2.0 but we have a BETA online now :-)

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Limitations:

  • Will only display Laserdisc front covers
  • Will only display by default up to the 25 covers from a standard search/collection/wishlist/predefined lists results.
  • There is no link (for now) to reach directly the detailed page of a specific cover.
  • The interface is a little confusing at first, moving the mouse cursor left/right will slide the list/display.
  • Quite awkward on a phone screen.

If you know better JavaScript/CSS/HTML5 cover flows, I'm interested!

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 Post subject: Re: Some changes coming to LDDb.com
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Julien,

Thanks for all your time and effort you put into this.

Any chance we can get a cover based view in our collection list? So instead of viewing the text list of our laserdisc collection, we can just view the covers as a regular webpage. It would be nice if we could just view like 100 covers (or more) per page.

For example, http://www.blu-ray.com allows you to view your movie collection by covers. Here is an example of mine: https://www.blu-ray.com/community/collection.php?u=60161 for reference.
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 Post subject: Re: Some changes coming to LDDb.com
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invenio wrote:
Any chance we can get a cover based view in our collection list? So instead of viewing the text list of our laserdisc collection, we can just view the covers as a regular webpage.


It's doable now that we have enough pictures (that was not always the case!).

A quick hack to see your collection by batches of 250 (it will only display the Laserdiscs with covers among the 250).

  1. Go to your Collection
  2. Click on List all by Title
  3. Lists are only showing 25 titles but you can click on the [MAX] in the navigation tabs to increase it to 250
  4. Click on the iCover logo

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 Post subject: Re: Some changes coming to LDDb.com
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That's actually pretty cool. Sometimes it's easier (or more fun) to find a movie by the cover art.
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invenio wrote:
That's actually pretty cool. Sometimes it's easier (or more fun) to find a movie by the cover art.


I need to find a way to add a link.

Just updated the code to add the full title/ref when hoovering above the thumbnails covers.

Maybe the "click for next picture" is not the most useful features, it could simply be a link to the LD page.

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 Post subject: Re: Some changes coming to LDDb.com
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Yeah. I agree with you, the next picture link is a little pointless as you are going to be selecting the title from the left hand cover page anyway.
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Yeah. I agree with you, the next picture link is a little pointless as you are going to be selecting the title from the left hand cover page anyway.


Code just modified... I'm soooooo rusty in javascript.

Clicking on the big cover on the right panel will take you to the usual LD page now.

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 Post subject: Re: Some changes coming to LDDb.com
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Can confirm, seems to be working.
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invenio wrote:
Can confirm, seems to be working.


Ironing out one problem at a time:

Limitations:

  • Will only display Laserdisc front covers UPDATED Jan 17th
  • Will only display by default up to the 25 covers from a standard search/collection/wishlist/predefined lists results. UPDATED Jan 19th, max to 250 by click
  • There is no link (for now) to reach directly the detailed page of a specific cover. UPDATED Jan 16th
  • The interface is a little confusing at first, moving the mouse cursor left/right will slide the list/display. UPDATED Jan 18th
  • Quite awkward on a phone screen.

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Julian,
Maybe it's because I'm on a widescreen monitor but don't you think it would be better if when you clicked on the cover it would show up enlarged on the right side without pushing the small cover screen off the viewable area? It seems like there is plenty of space as all the small covers are in a relatively narrow column on the left.
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invenio wrote:
Maybe it's because I'm on a widescreen monitor but don't you think it would be better if when you clicked on the cover it would show up enlarged on the right side without pushing the small cover screen off the viewable area?


That wouldn't work on a smaller screen size and would require responsive CSS design... for which I have no skill at all!

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Finally started working on: Upgrade graphics engine (for stats/graphs)

JPGraph PNG images did a good job for more than 15 years but it needed to go and be replaced with HTML5 instead.

I played around with frameworks and ultimately decided to use some of the donations to purchase a website license of Anychart for the upgrade. They gave me a nice discount since the scope of use was quite limited.

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 Post subject: Re: Some changes coming to LDDb.com
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the upgrade on the graph is excellent. I appreciate it. :D
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Looks nice, Julien. Always welcome upgrades to the site.
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Still playing around with Anychart!

The country list to search for users was awkward, hopefully a nice visual treemap will work better!

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Sweden at #4 ain't bad for a country that never got Laserdisc. :)
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