Current status of the Ning Platform is always available on the Ning Status Blog.

Forum

This is a tip I have re-written, still tweaking a bit before posting the code, that I thought you might like. Basically when you or a member posts a status on the activity feed and then other members comment on it the comments can get quite long, also when you click on the comment count you get taken to another page to view the status. Now the problem with that is you then have to click the back button or home tab to get back to where you came from and then scroll back down the activity feed.

So what this tip does is open that status page over the top of the activity feed so you do not leave that page or place in the feed. With regards to the comments list I have let only the Latest comment display in the activity stream to keep it a little cleaner, if the member wants to see all the comments they just click on the link with the comments count in.

I have added a short status comment in my feed so you can see how that looks. I have also added a soundcloud post and a video post so you can see how that would look if a members adds one of those into the activity feed, by the way I have added a lot of demo comments on the video one so you can see how a long list looks of comments.

The other part I added was for the photos, so if you click on a photo in the activity or it's title or it's comment count that will open over the activity feed as well. This is quite nice as again you can view, comment or like a photo without leaving the activity feed.

I have not added this for forums or blogs as those I think are quite important to go directly to those pages but it could be added.

I have tried this on quite a few devices and browsers ( except safari ) and all works a treat. Any way take a look and let me know how it works for you then I will share all the code etc after a bit more of a code tidy up.

Here is the link to my site: http://bizzssite.ning.com/

John :-)

You need to be a member of Ning Creators Social Network to add comments!

Join Ning Creators Social Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • John my, my.  Hot chick on a motorcycle?  You're an interesting dude!  You got my attention right off the bat.  *lol*  Okay I'm really liking this new tip you're working on.  Slick how you remain on the page.  I wish you could reduce the size however.  Make it more narrow?  Maybe even give an option to place it left, right or center rather than covering so much of the page.  Maybe most don't care but in my case, we display 'live' data which I wouldn't want obliterated while I'm reading.  It truly is slick though; just the way it stands.  This is another item I would hope Nings new owners would incorporate in all designs.  You da' man!

    • Thanks Kos, yes it could be made more narrow by simply adjusting the css and it's position, also the dark overlay colour could be made lighter easy enough. Will experiment with being able to drag it also and have resizing handles which may help.

      Do you think it is needed to have the original post or picture showing and just display the comments ?

      I do like biking and have ridden for many years, hopping to ride the south coast of Cali at some point soon. Here is an image of my current cycle

      • I do think having the original comment as a point of reference is a good idea.

    • Hi Kos, had a little re-design of this, made it a little smaller and also enabled it to be dragged around the screen by clicking in the blue header, hold the mouse down and move it around. I did have it so you could re-size it by dragging some re-size handles but this was a little sketchy so will have to play around with that some more. Still some more little tweaks to add but so far it's looking good I think.

      John :-)

      ps you may need to do a refresh of my site if it still looks the same.

      • Yes, that's definitely better.  Should I assume there'll be a scroll bar when there are numerous replies?

        • Yes there is, if you go to the star wars video it has 21 test comments, if you click on that link it will open in the new box and you will have a scroll bar.
  • Awesome!
  • oh!

This reply was deleted.

Search the Creators Network

Latest Activity

Brendon R Culliton replied to Yana Ning Support's discussion Product Plan Update
"Is anyone elses member chat not working at all right now? It just says "connecting..""
34 minutes ago
Brandyn Shepherd replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Network not launched yet issue
"Did a hard refresh/cleared all my cache and it's still not loading the chat."
2 hours ago
Bizz replied to Naveen Jain's discussion How can I disable Ning Search in 3.0
"This should do the trick for you, add this to your design studio custom css section.
#xn_bar_menu_s…"
3 hours ago
Alex replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Network not launched yet issue
"We are not seeing this problem on our site."
3 hours ago
Martin Buzz replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion The long-awaited Search Option is now at your fingertips!
"Great Update!
Is there any options on the search field to appear in different places?"
3 hours ago
Kos replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Network not launched yet issue
"As I've posted before, it seemed random.  Not everybody was down.  I was fine on 2.0 and 3.0 and th…"
5 hours ago
Sandstorm20141 and Bizz joined Ning Creators Social Network
5 hours ago
Thisisbully replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Network not launched yet issue
"Not true I've been on my site all day"
5 hours ago
Kos replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Network not launched yet issue
"Pingdom said I came back up at 4:30.  Did a hard refresh and my Chat is posting as well.   Try a ha…"
5 hours ago
Brandyn Shepherd replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Network not launched yet issue
"Network is back up... but, chat is no longer working."
6 hours ago
Kos replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Network not launched yet issue
"Did a hard refresh = nothing here. Still waiting.  Glad they got you back up!"
6 hours ago
Brandyn Shepherd replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Network not launched yet issue
"Any way you can tell us what is being worked on or updated? Like... what kind of changes should we…"
6 hours ago
Diego Boada replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Network not launched yet issue
"I'm happy to report that my Ning network is functional now. We have scheduled training sessions wit…"
7 hours ago
Kos replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Network not launched yet issue
"Pingdom says we've been down since 9:45 this morning.  It's now 3:22 pm.  *sigh*  Come on Ning!  Th…"
7 hours ago
Kos replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Network not launched yet issue
"Now' I've been kicked out too.  We are waiting........*tapping fingers*"
8 hours ago
Christopher Lyon replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Network not launched yet issue
"Thanks for communicating about this, at least. That's huge. Still frustrating, but hearing somethin…"
8 hours ago
Diego Boada replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Network not launched yet issue
"I'm still waiting for my network to be up and running. We were in the middle of a training for our…"
8 hours ago
Tahíta replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Network not launched yet issue
"No funciona mi red  http://rioabierto.ning.com/ HELP ME!!!
"Network not launched yet"."
8 hours ago
Shamshir Rai Luthra replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Our Efforts - Your Feedback
"Hehe! Brandyn - I Got the joke! This is blackmail! Hehe - but yes, 'Your Network Is Down' signs are…"
9 hours ago
George H. Compton IV replied to Kyryl_Ning_Support's discussion Network not launched yet issue
"Thank you Kyryl!!! :)"
9 hours ago
More…