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Post by Rhino.Freak on Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:33 am

hey there, the tutorials are awesome, but I suggest adding a screenshot and a bit more description of the tutorial coz many times I fail to get a clue!

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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Stallmp on Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:04 pm

That depends on the tutorial if it's neccesarily. It might be useless to add this suggestion to the requirements

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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Derri on Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:19 pm

Now if a tutorial has a lot involved or has an added effect e.g. changes colour of something then a screenshot can be very useful.

It depends on the tutorial. I vote yes but obviously it depends on the tutorial.
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Rhino.Freak on Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:48 am

yeah exactly if the tutorial needs it then there should be a bit more descriptive info and screenie as well if needed, as there are lots of people who don't understand a word of what codes would do .. :/
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Stallmp on Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:29 am

Whether they know the codes or not, they can still follow the steps of a tutorial.

You only need to know where the CSS Stylesheet,Javascript Module, and Templates are located in the ACP, then it's just a matter of Copying and Pasting/Replacing.

1. It depends on the creator of the tutorial
2. It depends on the tutorial itself
3. It depends on the purpose of the tutorial

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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Derri on Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:41 pm

@Stallmp wrote:Whether they know the codes or not, they can still follow the steps of a tutorial.

You only need to know where the CSS Stylesheet,Javascript Module, and Templates are located in the ACP, then it's just a matter of Copying and Pasting/Replacing.

1. It depends on the creator of the tutorial
2. It depends on the tutorial itself
3. It depends on the purpose of the tutorial


Its all about seeing the outcome of that tutorial. Yes I could install a tutorial to see exactly what it does but that can be a bit of time wasted in doing so.

I think if it needs a screenshot to show the outcome of a tutorial then it should have one.

@Topic Author

If you think a screenshot is required then what to do is post in that tutorial and hopefully we can provide a screenshot.
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Stallmp on Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:53 pm

@Derri wrote:
@Stallmp wrote:Whether they know the codes or not, they can still follow the steps of a tutorial.

You only need to know where the CSS Stylesheet,Javascript Module, and Templates are located in the ACP, then it's just a matter of Copying and Pasting/Replacing.

1. It depends on the creator of the tutorial
2. It depends on the tutorial itself
3. It depends on the purpose of the tutorial


Its all about seeing the outcome of that tutorial. Yes I could install a tutorial to see exactly what it does but that can be a bit of time wasted in doing so.

I think if it needs a screenshot to show the outcome of a tutorial then it should have one.

A screenshot of the result/outcome is already required.. He was talking about the screenshots of the steps for example.
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Derri on Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:55 pm

I think in some cases though when the coding needs to be edited, a screenshot can still be helpful. And it actually isn't required, just most tutorials have it. We do ask that if a member submits one that it does have a demo or screenshot of the outcome but it doesn't always happen.
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Stallmp on Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:01 pm

@Derri wrote:I think in some cases though when the coding needs to be edited, a screenshot can still be helpful. And it actually isn't required, just most tutorials have it. We do ask that if a member submits one that it does have a demo or screenshot of the outcome but it doesn't always happen.

As I said, it is helpful when it's needed. It's only a dependant of the tutorial creator and the tutorial itself. But a picture of the result/outcome IS required. You can also recall it as DEMO.
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Derri on Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:56 pm

Personally I don't see why we are going back and forth like this. It wouldn't kill people to add more screenshots and if it makes it easier on everyone following the tutorial then I say its a good suggestion.
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Stallmp on Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:04 pm

I know, I just say it's a dependant. You can't force all the people to use atleast 3 screenshots.. The creator of a tutorial decides if he thinks adding screenshots for the tutorial is neccesary. As I said again, it also depends on the purpose of a tutorial. A screenshot for pasting a CSS code is pointless.
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Derri on Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:28 pm

Well if we apply common sense I think he's obviously talking about some of the more difficult tutorials. Not just simple copy/paste jobs.
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Stallmp on Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:36 pm

Indeed, that's why it's a dependant.
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Derri on Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:17 pm

Well I stated that in my first post. I don't think we needed an entire debate to establish that one fact.
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Stallmp on Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:35 pm

Whether it depends or not, it's about the fact that you can't force the players to include the pictures in a post. Mentioning that it's a dependant wasn't the whole point of this debate. With that being said, this feedback is not accurate and can't be voted as Yes or No. I take my No back and Say Neutral
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Derri on Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:54 pm

I think if a tutorial isn't a simple copy/paste job then sometimes instructions can be confusing and having a visual aid is very helpful.

However since this is such a dependant matter e.g. depends on the difficulty of the tutorial we can't actually vote in favour or against.

I think the best soloution would be to update the rules of posting tutorials stating that if you'd like to submit a tutorial, using screenshots would be helpful.

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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Stallmp on Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:49 pm

I agree with you.
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Rhino.Freak on Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:19 am

no no I wasn't talking about the STEPS screenshot, I was talking about the OUTCOME.. like a much more detailed info on what the tutorial does, how to use the added features etc..
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Stallmp on Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:44 pm

The outcome/demo picture is already required lol. All the tutorials have a demo/outcome picture. I think this can be locked
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Rhino.Freak on Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:42 pm

lol man are you kidding me?

http://www.csshelp.net/t974-tutorial-how-to-style-global-a-announcement-sticky-like-ipb
http://www.csshelp.net/t101-tutorial-add-color-to-global-a-announcement-sticky-with-jquery

where are those? I mean I'm not complaining or something, but since you did state that ALL tutorials have it, so I had to post the links to these.. and coincidentally, I was pretty much interested in the very tutorials where the detailed description and screenie wasn't present.  unsure 

All I'm asking is that you guys can have a better info for the newbies.. for example I don't even know what IPB is..  Sad
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Stallmp on Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:17 pm

http://www.csshelp.net/t106-how-to-submit-a-tutorial

It clearly explains that a demo/picture of the outcome/result is required. Maybe he didn't post a picture because the result has been explained explicitly. He even stated that the result would be the same as this forum. Still, it's strange that he didn't include a picture of the outcome whilst it is required. But as I mentioned, it IS required.
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Rhino.Freak on Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:38 am

yeah that.. so, thats all I'm suggesting.. perhaps some admin can now put screenies in the tutorial where they are lacking? Very Happy thanks for considering this suggestion.
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Mati™ on Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:04 pm

Our tutorials are explained step by stem where you can put them and make them work so they are all tested before we publish them.

Now if you face any problem your free to open a topic on the forums.

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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by Stallmp on Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:27 pm

@Mati™ wrote:Our tutorials are explained step by stem where you can put them and make them work so they are all tested before we publish them.

Now if you face any problem your free to open a topic on the forums.

Thanks

He wasn't talking about that, he was talking about putting the result of a tutorial, whilst I explained that including a demo/outcome-picture has already been mentioned in the rules.
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Re: The Way tutorials are posted!

Post by ddoesmc on Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:08 am

@Derri wrote:I think the best soloution would be to update the rules of posting tutorials stating that if you'd like to submit a tutorial, using screenshots would be helpful.
Agreed! +1
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