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Blueicus Sep 21, 2006 03:04 PM

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. Alice Patis RE: Blueicus Sep 21, 2006 03:33 PM

    There's a couple of other posters who are voicing the same thoughts here:
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

    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. Katie Nell RE: Blueicus Sep 21, 2006 03:36 PM

      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
        Cheese Boy RE: Katie Nell Sep 21, 2006 04:33 PM

        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. Tatum RE: Blueicus Sep 21, 2006 04:38 PM

        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
          Cheese Boy RE: Tatum Sep 21, 2006 04:44 PM

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

        2. Robert Lauriston RE: Blueicus Sep 21, 2006 05:08 PM

          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
            AnneInMpls RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 21, 2006 11:01 PM

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

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            Anne

          2. Engineering RE: Blueicus Sep 21, 2006 06:27 PM

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

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            1. re: Engineering
              Professor Salt RE: Engineering Sep 21, 2006 06:30 PM

              Thanks, I like it better this way.

              1. re: Engineering
                Cheese Boy RE: Engineering Sep 21, 2006 07:13 PM

                Like it. Much better.

                1. re: Engineering
                  Carb Lover RE: Engineering Sep 22, 2006 12:55 AM

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

                2. Alice Patis RE: Blueicus Sep 21, 2006 06:43 PM

                  Oh tears of joy!!! Thank you for making the whole row yellow again. You are really awesome. The CH Engineering team is going to spoil us, responding in such lightning speed!

                  1. Robert Lauriston RE: Blueicus Sep 21, 2006 06:49 PM

                    Much easier to see.

                    Might be good to restore the date started, though, so it's clearer when somebody's bumped a years-old thread that may contain outdated info. The "about two years ago" display format would be useful in this context.

                    1. Katie Nell RE: Blueicus Sep 21, 2006 07:26 PM

                      Thanks guys! Love you! ;-)

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                      1. re: Katie Nell
                        Katie Nell RE: Katie Nell Sep 21, 2006 08:32 PM

                        Don't hate me, but I still don't like that the topic titles are crowded into two lines!

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