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Sep 21, 2006 03:04 PM

Change to Newly Replied to and New Threads

Would it be possible to revert the style of the board such that new threads and threads that have new content in them to appear entirely "yellow" in the browsing page? It's very difficult currently to discern which threads are new by looking at whether or not a small box on the side changed colour because of both the size of the area that changes colour and the similarities between the changed and unchanged colour.

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  1. There's a couple of other posters who are voicing the same thoughts here:

    I agree. We would like the thread title to be yellow, or the whole row to be yellow, not just the small area to the right. I love all of the new changes (real dates yeah!), except for this one having the yellow only on the right side.

    I tried it out for a couple hours last night, and for another hour this morning, but I can't get used to it and my eyes are really tiring darting left & right all the time. It's very hard to scan for threads that are new or have new posts because the yellow is way over on the right side. Also, last night I read a thread but was too tired to post a reply so this morning I was looking for that thread while browsing new threads, and it was difficult to find since all the thread titles are white (it used to be only old titles were white).

    But thanks for all the other changes, you're really appreciated for listening and following through on suggestions!!

    1. Glad this has been made into a whole topic. My complaint is not only in the color, but by putting that box on the right, it pushes the topic title into two lines if the topic title is long. It makes it much more difficult to scan the topics, for instance, in the Midwest, to see if there are new topics on Kansas City.

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      1. re: Katie Nell

        I've said it once, and I'll say it again...I wish the Chowhound "artists" and screen-design team would change their color palette. These colors are beat, and not easy on the eyes.

      2. Well Cheese Boy, you'll be happy person soon... We're working on an updated treatment now. Keep talking, as you've seen, we're listening.

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        1. re: Tatum

          Oh baby!!! You mean no more "washed out" colors soon ??? Please don't tease me like that. I can't wait! Thank you!

        2. Great fast service on adding the topic opener's name back to the topic list, but I agree that this presentation is awkward. Having to glance to the right and back to the left feels very unnatural.

          The "new" flag really needs to be on the left, or the whole row color-coded.

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Agree 100%. I didn't see your post before I started a thread about this left-right-left stuff.



          2. We've reverted back to the whole row being colored.

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                1. re: Engineering

                  Thank you, thank you, thank you! It looks much better. I look forward to other enhancements you may be "cooking" up.