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Fixes to site redesign

Robert Lauriston Dec 11, 2012 08:52 AM

Did you tweak the main font and/or background for topic posts? Seems higher contrast and easier to read than yesterday.

  1. Robert Lauriston Dec 13, 2012 08:00 AM

    Font and contrast issues are fixed for me on Firefox in Windows.

    The stark white background's unpleasant. Same exact problem as the last big makeover.

    Still too much white space on the board pages, 80 pixels is way more than each topic heading needs.

    1. Ruth Lafler Dec 12, 2012 12:32 PM

      I tried to report a thread for being on the wrong board, but "California" does not appear on the pull-down menu.

      Also, what was the purpose behind changing "report" to "contrib" -- the meaning of the former is obvious, while the meaning of the latter is not. I had no idea what it meant until I actually clicked on it.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Ruth Lafler
        Jacquilynne Dec 12, 2012 12:42 PM

        We changed 'report' to 'flag', since that's more common and we felt people would understand it better -- we get email from people saying they wanted to flag a problem for us but couldn't find the way. You should see both Flag and Contrib options.

        "Contrib" is an option that only some people have -- it was in the "Contributor Panel" on the old site, and is used to move discussions when we separate out new categories. California isn't a destination on that list because it wasn't a new category, so there wasn't a need to move discussions there.

        1. re: Jacquilynne
          Ruth Lafler Dec 12, 2012 01:31 PM

          Okay. Got it.

      2. bagelman01 Dec 11, 2012 12:36 PM

        Hate the new font and resolution, too light and hard to read.

        Also, what happened to the edit function. I cannot correct my typos, etc>

        1 Reply
        1. re: bagelman01
          DeborahL Dec 12, 2012 10:51 AM

          Hi bagelman01.

          We released a fix for the Edit button yesterday. Let us know if you have any further problems with it.

        2. Engineering Dec 11, 2012 11:01 AM

          We hadn't made any changes as of the time of your post. It's possible that you were seeing a cached version of the style sheet yesterday, which could explain irregularities like illegible font color.

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          1. re: Engineering
            GH1618 Dec 11, 2012 11:31 AM

            Pease don't fire anybody. I'm sure you'll be tuning it up now and then to correct those things which are actual problems.

            1. re: GH1618
              Robert Lauriston Dec 11, 2012 12:16 PM

              I've been working on web apps for years. This mess was not properly beta-tested and should never have gone live with the font, white-space, and contrast problems.

              I suppose maybe there's just no budget to do it right, in which case firing people might not help.

            2. re: Engineering
              escondido123 Dec 12, 2012 11:42 AM

              I would love to see the posts heads in a smaller font. Then again, I would love to see the Reply font larger--it is miniscule.

              1. re: escondido123
                mudaba Dec 12, 2012 11:50 AM

                I think you'll be pleased to see some changes later today....


            3. Robert Lauriston Dec 11, 2012 10:59 AM

              Nope, it's the same as yesterday. The contrast is better on my display at home. My display at work doesn't have enough contrast to read posts comfortably except when editing.

              What kind of testing did you do, anyway? Somebody should be fired.

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              1. re: Robert Lauriston
                Robert Lauriston Dec 12, 2012 11:37 AM

                Contrast is much better today.

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