Macrumors Platform?

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  1. Rob587 macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know what platform was used to design macrumors.com with the integrated vbulletin? Looks so clean and nice!

    thanks
     
  2. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    I think it's the default vBulletin theme and the MacRumors top sidebar put on top of it.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I think the front page - www.macrumors.com - is all custom, with integration in to the forums vBulletin.
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    edesignuk thinks correct.

    The forums run on vBulletin. The main site platform is MacRumors-written.
     
  5. Rob587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Define "how", how is anything coded? Someone sits down and writes it.
     
  7. Rob587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right after I posted that, I realized that it was going to sound a little goofy.

    What I meant was: would anyone happen to know anything about the sites coding? Like who coded it (was it Arn?), were any templates used, is it similar or was it modeled after any other existing format or site already out at the time? The feel is very similar to vBulletin advanced, but im not sure if that was out when Macrumors was redesigned. Also is it mainly html, css, etc.?

    Thanks.
     
  8. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I think arn created it himself in the prehistoric era known as the 20th century. I don't know if he started from existing code or built it all from scratch.
     
  9. chrysrobyn macrumors member

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    I wouldn't know how much code remains, but the site still looks visually slashcode based. http://normalkid.com/2007/11/ suggests that there's a front end that's hand coded by arn, but I wouldn't suggest I'm qualified to conclude a front end coded by one person in a weekend would be robust enough for today's traffic needs, and I wouldn't know if there's some back end that's still slash based or not.
     
  10. Rob587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    dang, I feel like that would take forever. I wonder if he created some kind of back end to easily update things with. Like would he really open the server and edit files to update every time? I wonder if he would have used vbulletin advanced if it was out back then.
     
  11. 8692574 Suspended

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    Is there any cms that would integrate easily and as well as Macrumors with its forum?


    I mean would it be possible to achieve something similar with let's say Joomla or other cms and vbulletin or other forum platform?

    Thanks

    Drew
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    What we need is a new MR front page design. It calls for desperate action.
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well vBulletin is almost out; it's got more curves and fluidity; maybe MR can fix the front page to similar (instead of the same same boxy old one).
     
  14. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Maybe some sort of Mayan Sacrifice using a Teddy Ruxpin or Elmo.
     
  15. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yet, that won't appease the gods.... as for vBulletin, it's fine as is in looks, just needs more speed/responsiveness.
     
  16. 8692574 Suspended

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    Since Macrumors is "hand made" is there any theme for Joomla that resemble and function similar to macrumors?
     

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