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Hi all,

This weekend I deployed a new message board look and I'm interested in your thoughts.

  • New Overview main page - gives easy access to most popular data (boards, recent threads, and no reply threads).
  • No groups on left menu - the left side menu was getting too complex so I removed the links to groups in favor of a list on the overview page. Now you don't have to scroll down to go to your favorite board.
  • All Topics (the old main page) is now an option in the left side menu.
  • Updated text.

Let me know what you think!

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Post ID #12415, 9 replies
Thread Started 1/13/2008 11:58:01 AM
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RT: I just posted a fix so it should work now. It worked fine in IE and Firefox but I was able to reproduce the problem in Apple's Safari and deployed the fix just now. You may have to press F5 to reload the JavaScript library. Let me know if you still see it.

Also, I like ASPGuy's suggestion and in fact that's what I tried to do when you reported this last time. I think it would be really cool for it to be just below the edit window (above Email Notification). I ran into problems using the code that came with this editor so I'll probably just write my own so I can do that. However, that's for the future as time allows. Cool

ASPGuy: As for the Who's Online Now option, yeah, I'd like to add a MB specific version of it that shows who's online for all boards and also show you who's online in the board you're in (Paradox, Delphi, VS.Net, Java, etc.) I'll add that feture when time allows.

Also, the boards are starting to get busier but they aren't as busy as they were in their peek. Now what we're sending out our monthly eMag, we expect it will grow quickly now but may take a few months. This relates because the "Who's Online Now" feature works best when the messageboard is fairly busy.

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Post ID #12420 (Level 1.1)  Reply to 12415
Thread Started 1/14/2008 3:31:26 PM
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Thanks for the kind words. I really like the new look too. I'll keep tweaking adding features and trying to make it even easier to use. Ideas are always welcome!

I'll test with Opera right now. I haven't tested with Opera in a month or two and I don't even have it installed on my computer right now!!!  Okay, I'll install it now.Wink

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Post ID #12451 (Level 1.2)  Reply to 12415
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rt
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I have to say I think is really great improvemnt  (unlike my spelling) and I can now even find the moderators board unaided    

 But I see  you have not yet fixed the cut-off emoticon box yet Wink

Thats enough of that. Ed.

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I do like my jazz and blues!


Post ID #12416 (Level 1.3)  Reply to 12415
Reply Posted 1/13/2008 12:26:14 PM
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Oh goodie  goodie.. I will test it right now...... Kiss ...... and it works!!

 Excellent.... (still testing it out !)  I also like the  old idea of picking 'em the off a list.

By the way, who's this guy with the tash

Thats enough of that. Ed.

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I do like my jazz and blues!


Post ID #12421 (Level 1.4)  Reply to 12415
Reply Posted 1/14/2008 3:56:34 PM
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nicomo
Warsaw, -- PL

Well I think the update to the site is brilliant - its far easier to read and follow - less clicking saves time, the only wierd problem is the page width in Opera 9.24, the horizontal scroll bar goes on for milesBig Grin!maybe its because I've set zoom to 150% (I like sitting back and reading).

 This site is very active and its good for me as I like to keep my old skills upto date.

 My only grief overall is the Date of Posting, I truly believe it should be moved to a more easily visible position. That big empty space on the rightBig Grin! could be used.

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Post ID #12450 (Level 1.5)  Reply to 12415
Reply Posted 2/3/2008 1:49:23 PM
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ASPGuy
San Francisco, CA USA

I like it too. I like that I have a nice overview of new stuff and a view of "no reply threads". It's nice not to have to click around. Cool  The only thing missing is the old "who's online now" feature. I know you have that feature for the whole website, but I'd like to see who's online now on the message boards. Wink

As for RT's issue, I don't have that issue with FireFox but I do really like the old style where the emoticans were right below the editor and you just clicked it! That was much nicer. That little form is a bit sluggish opening.

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Post ID #12419 (Level 1.6)  Reply to 12415
Reply Posted 1/14/2008 3:08:12 PM
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I really like the new color changes. At least I think they're new. I like the blue and green. Pretty nice. The use  of gray seems to be up too. That's a good thing.

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Post ID #12717 (Level 1.7)  Reply to 12415
Reply Posted 5/1/2008 10:02:35 PM
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i like the new look. pretty nice. one of the best i have seen. i like that the search form searches both the boards and knowledge base, but the message board side is a bit week on features. any chance you'll increase that? specifically i'd like to be able to use the posted by field.

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