[hackukdeals] - Custom skin, Cashback links, old skin like notifications + activity feed

76 replies
Found 23rd Apr 2012
to improve layout, search, cashback, price comparison/tracking, top page numbers, hide/show top comment, google powered search option, visible actions, BIG AVATARS, subscribed threads widget, .....

This is a browser add for Firefox and google chrome. It was made for my own use to improve hotukdeals with some simple changes. Sharing it here for anyone interested.

Installation instructions in comment #1

ADDED FEATURES
*Links from an individual deal to the relevant merchant site for QUIDCO and TOPCASHBACK
*Link to google shopping price comparison for deal item
*Link to the old layout provided in title bar of new layout
*Topbar search is powered by GOOGLE of HUKD - you choose
*Direct Link to Merchant Reviews and display of temperature on deals
*Added page numbers at the top of the page for the new layout
*Permanently Visible Comment Actions (under development)
*Hide/Show Top Comments (default hidden)
*CamelCamelCamel
*Top menu on new skin is revised to ensure visible sub-categories
*Floating sidebar - recent activity always visible when scrolling
*Big Avatars in comments
*ignored users have avatars hidden
*"subscribed" and "following" sidebar widgets
*nectar links on amazon deals
*old skin like notifications + activity feed sidebar

REMOVED JUNK
*Badges
*Sidebar - newsletter, blogs, advertising banners, local deals
*Deals - Mobot/Dealspawn feed , like, tweet buttons.
*Listing - Inline advertising, icons.
*love hearts (under development)
*Local deals tab

If you are interested, you can look at my initial play but I would be interested in what you can come up with. Apparently lots of other sites have scripts like this but I had never heard of it.

Installation instructions in the comment #1

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Google Chrome:
Step 1: Install "tampermonkey" from the chrome store
chrome.google.com/web…kfo

Step 2: Install "hackukdeals" script selecting ok so that it runs with tamper monkey
http://****/scripts/show/133571

Firefox:
Step 1: Install "Greasemonkey" addon
addons.mozilla.org/en-…ey/

Step 2: Install "hackukdeals"
http://****/scripts/show/131617

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16/11/2012
New Script: Comment deleter
Automatic deletion of your comment history
See here ........ http://****/scripts/show/152473

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Try this (realblender's latest improvement to HUKD)

fukd3.betterinternet.me/?ts…-09

Saves having to install scripts on each computer you use. Clicky link in post 75 if you need it..
- dunfyboy

76 Comments

Banned

Cool il give this a try later

Scripts do such a nice job. I uninstalled them due to concerns about memory consumption. Anyone has any idea about this?

google/turtle power!

Awesome. Very happy for people to do this to make it what they want.

#coughwouldbeniceifdevslistenedtothemassesfirstcough

I think it's better if someone customises to what they want. There is never going to be one solution that is perfect for everyone.

but if there are no badges, you wont be able to tell the scum from the cool/important/awesome people?

Admin

I think it's better if someone customises to what they want. There is … I think it's better if someone customises to what they want. There is never going to be one solution that is perfect for everyone.



True however I think many would agree over header options/looks and less squashed comments the badges would be a remedial "option" for a few to remove.

This sounds great, as the Admin said, no formula works for everyone and this was his vision to produce what he thought was best but it's great to see people can adjust the site to however would suit them best.

Good work OP.

Thanks

Excellent stuff, well done RB

yeah, and to say once again, plenty of fixes on the laptop/desktop, but not on mobiles/tablets where its needed? Tell me admin, how big in millimeters is this text im writing now on my tablet? Have a guess.........no? Ill tell you (again) 1mm, its carp big time...and you cant increase the size unless you lose the left/right hand of the screen. Carp i tell ye.

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fanpages

Just for information; the efforts of one of our former members:"VB1: … Just for information; the efforts of one of our former members:"VB1: HotUKDeals - VB1 Edition - Fix some UI issues, tidy up HUKD [Mod OK'd repost]"BFN,fp.


I see some acknowledgement has gone astray here, don't worry I found it in Google cache

http://i.imgur.com/PB1OI.png

I'm glad RB has taken the baton here, given the opposition to the new layout I'm sure it will go far

Thanks for this, it looks interesting.

An alternative to installing Greasemonkey for Firefox is to install Scriptify, which allows you to "Create and manage add-ons made from Greasemonkey and Scriptish user scripts".

With that installed, right clicking on the Install link and selecting "Scriptify Userscript" basically makes it into its own add-on.

EDIT: Would it be possible to add an option to get rid of the "local deals" box at the side in the old layout and the local deals tab (whatever it may be set at) in the current layout, for those of us who don't wish to see that either please?


Edited by: "Pour" 26th Apr 2012

This is great, I'm impressed! Love the crap gone from the side and not having to scroll down to recent activity any more.

Good work.

Banned

^^^ Mr Popular? X)

Anyone need an OSX Safari tester?

When I opened Chrome today after being off overnight, everything had gone back to normal and Tampermonkey wasn't in my extensions list. I had to install it and the script again. Any idea why?

Love the pages back at the top. If it was so easy though, why couldn't they do it themselves?

Thanks again.

One small issue with the latest version (0.501) is the message display when it is has been liked by the user (see the screenshot below).

http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/1292/hackukdealsliked.png

EDIT: And now 0.502 doesn't seem to be making any changes to the site at all.
Edited by: "Pour" 26th Apr 2012

Admin

I think it's better if someone customises to what they want. There is … I think it's better if someone customises to what they want. There is never going to be one solution that is perfect for everyone.



There is one solution that is not perfect for everyone

realblender

I'm literally fixing it and uploading it now


Thanks.

Can we have something that removes instances of

bfnFP

whenever it appears?



Kidding, but have to say good work mate, they should set you on as site dev instead of Bozo Inc.





Thanks for the 'close account' option

Is there a way to stop the script updating automatically? I keep editing it to remove the Google search part, but it keeps updating and I have to do it again. Also, could you make the text larger on the permanent 'reply, like, and edit' links?

Banned

Right, Apple Safari browser.

After a bit of searching it there is a working GreaseMonkey setup for Safari called NinjaKit and so far it's working...of sorts. Too early to say what's not working but from the out set I can't see the top page numbering, it's a result though.

Edit: A refresh sorted out the page numbering, all ok now.

Direct download

Edited by: "dga" 27th Apr 2012

Banned

Just installed in Opera. Not had a proper look around at the whole site, but it makes the old skin look even better.

Kudos again RB.

I've downloaded both of the links for Chrome and I've got no HUKD benefits and now have a stupid annoying toolbar at the top of the page.
And no, I don't want to win £3,000 Tesco vouchers, or a macbook (it keeps flashing at me!)...now to work out how to uninstall it I liked the sound of your changes, especially the page numbers at the top.


EDIT: My bad, I clicked the wrong green download button. I've uninstalled the other one and installed the hackukdeals one. Better than the 'normal' site. Thanks.

EDIT: Only 2 things, one I miss the badges as it's a quick way to see if members are, generally, longstanding especially useful for knowing if people are newbie trolls or longstanding members and on the fs/ft. The other is when I clicked on a thread with 2 pages it automatically scrolled down to the first post rather than showing the OP.
Other than that, well done and thanks.

realblender

I do not know the problem. Just take care. The website userscripts is … I do not know the problem. Just take care. The website userscripts is to be trusted and used by thousands. However, it has various advertising banners that can fool you into downloading all sorts of stuff.



The fake/false/other one was easy to uninstall (thankfully), it was my fault for doing it when so tired plus not reading the instructions properly, I feel like a numpty now! Very unlike me tbh, hopefully others won't click the wrong one as well.

EDIT: You might want to put that pic up where the links are, just to help people.
Only other thing, any chance you could make the reply, report, edit, delete an post number a little bit bigger, or maybe if you scroll over them to make the font grow, as it's difficult to read them? Just little things but great job realblender!

Banned

I tried to close dylans account but I couldn't quite reach the button

Banned

Are you not going to fall out with Admin for removing the inline ads?

Banned

dga

Are you not going to fall out with Admin for removing the inline ads?



Admin

Awesome. Very happy for people to do this to make it what they want.


Free reign, I'd say.

Banned

realblender

He said that before I added 3rd party websites with competing affliate … He said that before I added 3rd party websites with competing affliate links


You do seem to like Amazon quite a bit

Do you ever read your PMs? lol, you always seem to have loads of unread ones in the screenshots X)

realblender

My inbox is always overflowing. The price of being popular. Srs, … My inbox is always overflowing. The price of being popular. Srs, just people making "deal requests" or "posting abuse". I'm terrified either way.



Mr Popular!
You're doing a great job with all of these upgrades and thanks for that, I'm seriously impressed.

Me too.

Thanks again for this realblender.

Would it be possible to set an option to remove the local tab (UK North etc.) in the current layout too please? User-selectable, so that those who wish to keep it can do so, and those who don't can get rid of it.

Banned

Very Impressed now tell me how to get it pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

churchill

Very Impressed now tell me how to get it … Very Impressed now tell me how to get it pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Instructions with clickable links are in the first reply - hotukdeals.com/mis…338

Banned

Antique screencast video of someone installing GreaseMonkey and a typical script on Firefox.

screencast-o-matic.com/wat…Lfg

realblender

FixedIf anyone wants it back, they only need delete the block of code … FixedIf anyone wants it back, they only need delete the block of code "local deals".


Thank You.

Banned

very nice indeed... installed
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