Announcing ModernBB 3.5 Update 3: An update for your eyes
In ModernBB 3.3, we revamped the black-blue Backstage interface into a brighter and white-color (because you’re free to choose a color) design. This made the interface quiet bright. ModernBB 3.5 once again revamped the design, making the navbar white too. Making the interface even brighter. And well, we got some comment on that, so our next update, ModernBB 3.5 Update 3 is about to revamp the Backstage interface once again.
And we’ll do that with a couple of small changes. First of, the navbar will use the color accent you choose once again. This already breaks the majorly white design of the Backstage. However, that still makes up for a rather bright interface. And that’s not easy for the eye, and is power consuming for both you and your device. That’s why we change the white background into a dark grey. This matches the color we use in Luna a bit, but it fixes the problems we have with it.
But improvements for colors isn’t the only change that ModernBB 3.5 Update 3 will bring. We will make it more easy for large touchscreens, that do not get the hamburger-menu, to navigate the navbar thanks to improvements to the dropdown lists for touch. Another (major) change is that we’re now using Bootstrap 3.3.1 instead of ModernBB 3.5 Update 2 and earliers Bootstrap 3.2.0.
Further, ModernBB 3.5 Update 3 will bring small improvements to security. Unlike Update 1 and Update 2, Update 3 will not patch a security hole, but improve generated passwords. What brings us to the next point: this update will also bring the ability of ModernBB to check the strength of passwords. Finaly, ModernBB 3.5.3 will be able to recognize a FluxBB 1.4 and 1.5 and a ModernBB 1.6 and 1.7 database, so you can update from these systems again. This is due to we won’t support updating from these releases to Luna 1.0, and thus, ModernBB 3.5.x is a required stop if you want to update from ModernBB to Luna. And last but not least: we’re also fixing a couple of bugs (3 for now).
Stay tuned for this update, which will be released on 9 December 2014! Is it the final update for ModernBB 3.5? No, after this, we will simply move on to ModernBB 3.5 Update 4, which is planned for February. If you’re now using ModernBB 3.5 Update 1 or lower, and especialy ModernBB 3.5 and lower, remember to upgrade as soon as possible to ModernBB 3.5 Update 2. Update 1 and 2 fix important security issues! So do not wait for ModernBB 3.5 Update 3 to be released.