DylRicho: Dylan Richards

My Notepad was my first true collaboration project. It was a general discussion forum, originally hosted by ProBoards for two years before being moved to its own domain and starting afresh with the MyBB forum software.

As a forum with a generalized structure, over its five-year run, it accumulated a total of 138 members, 1,044 threads, and 36,887 posts.

My Notepad was taken offline during the winter of 2013.

Through this project, I made many friends, but there's one in particular that I'd like to mention; Mark. He was the owner of this project, and the very first person that I became friends with online. We're still friends to this day, and .

My Responsibilities

  • I moderated content posted by other users to ensure it complied with the rules of the forum;
  • I issued warnings and/or bans to users that were found to have broken these rules;
  • I designed default avatars for user profiles;
  • I designed theme elements (e.g., BBCode icons and emoticons);
  • I helped identify and resolve any theme-related complications;
  • I archived threads that were no longer required;
  • I helped approve/deny affiliation requests;
  • I ensured the forum software was kept up to date (MyBB).

  • A general discussion forum;
  • Dedicated sections for computer-related queries;
  • An affiliation program;
  • A friendly community;
  • Friendly and approachable staff members;
  • Relaxed rules.
Project Name My Notepad
URL No longer online

Important Information

Please and I'll happily provide the URL(s) that were used for this project in the past.

Founded
  • Sunday, March 23, 2008 (ProBoards)
  • Sunday, March 7, 2010 (MyBB)
Launched
  • Sunday, March 23, 2008 (ProBoards)
  • Sunday, March 7, 2010 (MyBB)
Last Updated
  • Wednesday, July 28, 2010 (ProBoards)
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013 (MyBB)
Status End of life
Version 3.00
Roles
  • Administrator
  • Moderator
  • Web designer
  • Web developer
Languages
  • CSS(3)
  • HTML(5)
  • JavaScript
  • PHP (MyBB)
Technologies
  • MyBB (2010 – 2013)
  • ProBoards (2008 – 2010)
Techniques
  • Dedicated mobile version (MyBB)

Compatibility was specifically tested in the three most popular Web browsers at the time, and a MyBB plugin was used to serve a dedicated mobile version of the forum for a more enjoyable experience on devices with smaller viewports.

Web Browsers
  • Google Chrome 1+
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8+
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5+
Display Resolution 1,024 × 576 and above1 (see note)
JavaScript Essential
Cookies
  • MyBB user system
  • ProBoards user system
Offline Data No
Notes
  • 1 Devices with viewport resolutions below 1,024 pixels in width would be served the dedicated mobile theme with the MyBB iteration of the project.

As of March 2013, My Notepad has since been discontinued.