JF Original Problems | August, 2020
The judge of JF-2020/II: Hans Gruber.
The judge of Retro & PG problems 2019-2020: Vlaicu Crișan.
Coming soon: nobody in the waiting list
- (29.08) No.1533 (hs#11.5) Torsten Linß (Germany). “I hope solvers (if there are any) and readers will enjoy the problem.”
- (29.08) No.1532 (PG 16 ; Black Functionary, Black Passes if Stuck) David Antonini & Nicolas Dupont (France). Warm welcome to David Antonini – first time in JF Problems!
- (19.08) No.1531 (h#2 ; Take & Make) Chris Feather (England). “The elements are familiar but I hope that there is no specific anticipation. If there is, I am sure that knowledgeable readers will let you (or me) know!”
- (18.08) No.1530 (h#1.5 ; Neutral Bishop, Neutral Nightrider ; Take & Make) Julia Vysotska (Latvia). Maybe this toy is even solvable? 😉 No clever idea for the extension.
- (17.08) No.1529 (#2 ; Breton Adverse) Hubert Gockel (Germany). “Two black Bishop stars, focal play, black correction, black King in mirror position.”
- (11.08) No.1525.1 (h=10.5) Anatoly Stepochkin & Sergey Shumeiko (Russia). An improvement of No.1525 (Anatoly Stepochkin).
- (05.08) No.1528 (hs#3.5* ; Grasshopper, Lion ; Take & Make) Borislav Gadjanski (Serbia). “Orthogonal-diagonal echo mates with zugzwang in the last move. Ten (5+5) T&M moves.”
All previously published problems & competitions you can find on the page JF Tournaments or using search options in JF Problems.
Animated diagrams use Py2Web by Dmitri Turevski and WinChloe‘s graphics, Christian Poisson
Some Likes given on this night (20.08) might have disappeared (you can give them again, please), as during the process of software’s upgrade I had to restore the backup from around 2am in the night because of some issues during the installation. I’m sorry about it!
Otherwise, I hope nothing else has disappeared. But, please, let me know if there is still!.. I’m sorry for the inconvenience! Now JF uses https (secure!) protocol and latest versions of PHP, WordPress and the Theme.
The new design is a bit strange. More white space. A kind of airy look. Some things in different places. There’s a shadow over the centre of the header image. I suppose, like you said, we’ll get used to it! Thank you for the hard work and midnight oil.
Before it was heavy black on the right side, but now I feel it’s time to make it lighter! About the white spaces, padding, fonts: if even I’d keep the old look (the old theme) it would be still a bit different, as they’ve updated very much their style sheet in the latest version. The same time, the latest version of my old theme was last updated a year ago, but the new version of the platform I use, WordPress (5.5) released in August, 11th. So, I’ve decided to switch to the very new theme, having full compatibility with WP5.5. I still can play around with it, making some adjustments. But my knowledge of CSS is too low, and the style-sheet of the theme contains about 7000 lines! Where I understand about some 10% only 🙂
This is new commenting system I’ve installed in addition to the standard one. I don’t know it well myself yet 🙂 But it looks like it allows to commentators to upload images (and also to do some little formatting)! See the icon in the right bottom corner of the comment field.
For now the only critical thing I see is displaying published problems on the mobile phones. Now the diagram covers most of the screen (with no possibility to reduce) and the solution can’t be visible. Normally, it should be shown under the diagram for the small devices. But I had the layouts made as tables (what is very much wrong for the modern websites), and couldn’t change it for old published problems. Can only try to make it in a more clever way from now on…. About the old ones… maybe there’s some possibility to add some css code making them adjustable (resize to smaller).
I’d appreciate any help or suggestions!