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Virtual Learning Platforms Thread, Fronter Problems in Technical; Originally Posted by Face-Man They have an issue on the support site for some implementations frontersupport.co.uk However we have also ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face-Man View Post
    They have an issue on the support site for some implementations frontersupport.co.uk



    However we have also been having poor performance from Fronter for a few month basically since Pearsons paid for them....
    isnt this issue rectified?

    Hopefully over the weekend things will blow over.

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    Yeah, I can handle a little blip here and there, but considering the way you have to edit pages
    IE.
    Goto the room you need to edit
    Click edit tickbox (someone teach the fronter guys some basic GUI programming please)
    Drop down the arrow click edit
    Edit the page
    Save the page
    Untick the edit box

    If each of these steps take even 10 seconds to load it means you have 1 min of waiting around just to edit a page. Added in the page errors means I have to save my work every few mins or face the wrath of the failed upload!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    Yeah, I can handle a little blip here and there, but considering the way you have to edit pages
    IE.
    Goto the room you need to edit
    Click edit tickbox (someone teach the fronter guys some basic GUI programming please)
    Drop down the arrow click edit
    Edit the page
    Save the page
    Untick the edit box

    If each of these steps take even 10 seconds to load it means you have 1 min of waiting around just to edit a page. Added in the page errors means I have to save my work every few mins or face the wrath of the failed upload!!!
    Thats exactly what I am experiencing, and I am sure other people are in the same boat!

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    You can actually upload HTML pages into fronter. Haven't tried setting one as the frontpage of a room, but it should work. No need to go through the silly fronter page edit system unless you are masocistic (sp?) or a teacher

    Although, beware it does strip useful tags like iframe and embed - grrr.

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    Hold on.....I think its back online working 100%............oh no, itís still terribly slow

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    In some respects I suppose it's what you are used to. At Uni I had to use Plone which was a pain and a half. I'm getting more familiar with Fronter and using it more than I ever did my Plone installation. But I'm guessing that there are many other (better?) ways of creating content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    You can actually upload HTML pages into fronter. Haven't tried setting one as the frontpage of a room, but it should work. No need to go through the silly fronter page edit system unless you are masocistic (sp?) or a teacher

    Although, beware it does strip useful tags like iframe and embed - grrr.
    So if i was to upload a single HTML file, how would Fronter know this is a the homepage for this room?

    Is there a way you have to set this?

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    Add a custom tool to the room tool package (ARGGG STUPID NAMES)
    and put that tool to the top of the tool menu i believe

    The pic is our VLE its a page I made for Fronter using notepad (I have no HTML editor lol)


    Oh and the red crosses are the standard pictures not loading problem!!
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    That's a neat way of doing it thanks. Looks a really good alternative to the Fronter Entrance Hall. And I agree the names of things are awful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    Add a custom tool to the room tool package (ARGGG STUPID NAMES)
    and put that tool to the top of the tool menu i believe

    The pic is our VLE its a page I made for Fronter using notepad (I have no HTML editor lol)


    Oh and the red crosses are the standard pictures not loading problem!!
    Its too slow to try this now and I cant be asked, so I will try this next week.

    Can the same be applied to internal links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeman17 View Post
    Its too slow to try this now and I cant be asked, so I will try this next week.

    Can the same be applied to internal links?
    Internal links created when you make the pages on a local machine are kept. All my pages are made using notepad on my hard drive and uploaded using the java applet. Then change the homepage and it works. Well it works Fronter style ( back to Fronter my collegue calls it )

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