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Dec 20, 2012 12:49 PM

Changes to Design on Thursday, December 20

Hello everyone,

Here are today's changes to the site design. These will be the last changes until the new year, as the office will be closed as of tomorrow for a week and a half. We wish all of you safe travels if you're travelling, fun holidays whatever you're celebrating, and a very happy new year.

1. Changed and streamlined the background look of categories and discussions pages. Hope this helps with eye strain. Also removed the texture that was rendering in a variety of ways depending on user's monitors.

2. Added Recipe Galleries to the mobile navigation, so that they can be browsed easily on mobile devices.

3. For logged in users, when you click the center reply count, you will be taken to the first unread post instead of the top post.

4. Locked discussions will now appear in your profile.

5. Some users had formatting issues on their profile, and those should be fixed.

6. We have added the functionality so that users can choose how many discussions they see on their category pages. You can now choose to look at 25, 50, or 100 discussions at a time.

Thanks and hope to see you here in early 2013,


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  1. Meredith - how does one change the number of discussions shown on a page? (number 6 in your list) Thanks.

    Edit - nevermind, now I see it at the top right of the first post on the board.

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    1. re: carolinadawg

      From any category (board) page, you can select the number 25, 50 or 100. It's just to the right of the "Last Reply" sort button.

      1. re: carolinadawg

        When looking a list of threads for a given category (e.g. Site Talk), on the row with Date Started, Replies and Last Reply, there's a part with 25 | 50 | 100 -- click on the relevant number to display the number of discussions.

      2. 1. YAY on the textured background removal. Thank you so much!

        3. Dave MP posted this in my initial thread about Reply going to Unread Post vs. Last Post, and I'm still not understanding *where* to click.

        4. Thanks.

        6. YAY!!!

        Much appreciated on the changes/fixes. But perhaps a wee bit of clarification for #3? (Unless there's something that someone has replied and you've explained it further.)

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        1. re: LindaWhit

          As I said in another thread, never mind! Found the way to "First Unread Post" - THANK YOU!!!

        2. I think this new design is much kinder on the eyes. Thank you!

          1. For me, it's pretty nearly perfect, except for one issue which may be due to my obsolete IOS. Good work — thank you!

            1. Do 3 and 6 affect the mobile site? If so, I'm not seeing it.

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              1. re: donovt

                Hi donovt,

                Sorry to say that #3 and #6 do not affect the mobile site.

                We will be addressing the number of posts on boards for the mobile site in the near future, but we don't have plans to implement something like #3 for the mobile site at this time.

                - Shane

                1. re: meshane

                  Thanks, I thought I was just being dense.