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Noel Carboni 23,496 posts
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Congratulations on bringing the update online

Sep 17, 2011 9:33 PM

A big WELL DONE to the Adobe folks who brought us this upgrade.

 

No more extra blank lines in the editor!

No more failures to update an edited post!

No more opening another window to read the thread while editing!

Lots of cool new features!

 

-Noel

 
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    Sep 17, 2011 9:53 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Yes some good stuff but one thing I can't find is to insert HTML code in plain text.  This bar has changed and missing the feature to put html code which we use quite a lot in DW forum:

     

    18-09-2011 01-47-51.png

     

    The only way to do now is to quote the original message and then to delete it so that you can insert the code in plain text and in different fonts automatically.

     

    I guess, another method will be to work in HTML mode and to insert these tags:  <code>Code goes here</code>.  I'll need to try it on test forums first before using them.

     
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    Sep 17, 2011 10:11 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    hear! hear! great job!

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 1:55 AM   in reply to dave milbut

    Well done, indeed!

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 1:58 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    And even faster than anticipated.

     

    Congratulations to John and the rest of the team.

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 2:11 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Hello Noel,

    this is a conclusion I fully share, the new face I like well, BUT could you have a look to your/our user profile/s?

     

    drNew.jpg

    Beautiful black frame, I only know it from obituary notices!

     

    Hans-Günter

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 2:16 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Yes, well done to John and all the team. The 'new' forums are very responsive. Even on the phone.

     

    JTANNA, the insert as plain button is available in the Advanced Editor.

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 6:05 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Thank you also for allowing highlighting!  I have made this change about half a year ago, but only now it is actually showing (see http://forums.adobe.com/community/webplayers/flash_player).

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 6:35 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    And formatting is back!!! (would it be too much to ask once more to set the default font to this Verdana or another screen-friendly, easy to read font?)

     

    (I posted the above in a thread nobody is visiting, so I'm posting it again here).

     

    Congrats, JC&Co.

     

    There are many things I am liking so far. However, in the list of threads, I'm missing the total number of posts in each. Could we have it back?

     

     

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 8:25 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Hi Noel,

     

    pleease have a look here: http://askville.amazon.com/noticeable-difference-Arial-Verdana-Fonts/A nswerViewer.do?requestId=3059558 and here: http://37signals.com/svn/archives/000303.php.

     

    One of the participats meant e.g.: "I prefer Verdana for a variety of reasons, but the main one is its legibility. I feel very comfortable reading it. In comparison, reading Arial makes me feel cross-eyed, just because the letters are so tightly packed."

     

    Hans-G.

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 8:29 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    No more "Personalized view" on the home-page?

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 8:29 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Email Notification Preferences must be set again after migration to the new forum.  (There are a few more options now than in the old forum.)

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 8:45 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Hi Noel,

     

    yes well, you are saing it! „Haau“ [ha ̯ʊ]

     

    Hans-Günter

     

    P.S.

    OT: Noël > born at "Weihnachten"?)

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 8:53 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    ... and beyond that, moreover, I would like to look ahead to "search function". It's a great solution, I mean. Tried it with "noel carboni" and got this:

     

     

    drNewSearch.jpg

     

     

     

    Hans-G.

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 9:33 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Hi, Noel.

     

    The request for Verdana is not mine alone; there is (was?) a thread about it. And it has nothing to do with browsers.

     

    Just as a quick refresher. Arial is a bad copy of Helvetica, one of the most successful typefaces ever for printed texts. Unfortunately, none of them reads very well on screen, at 72 dpi instead of the 300 dpi that is normal in texts. Verdana, on the other hand, is one of the newer typefaces that were specifically designed for reading on screen. For aging eyes such as mine, Arial is difficult to read on screen, specially at the smaller (<12 pt) sizes. That´s why I deliberately wrote all my messages here in Verdana until we lost the ability to format text.

     

    So the question is: if there are typefaces specifically designed for reading on screen, why use others that were designed for reading on paper and at much higher resolutions?

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 11:44 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Hi,

    to one of these items I want to put in my two cents.

     

    For some time I worked with in a technical standards committee. The texts were printed in accordance with the generally accepted rules of technology of the German Institute for Standardization e. V. ( Deutschen Instituts für Normung e. V) in Times Roman. The reasoning was "better readability because it is robust, clear and easy to read and uses place economically."

     

    Under standard font experts this is controversial discussed naturally and therefore this standard is (in Germany) currently under revision. An agreement of the experts on the revision is not yet in sight.

     

    Hans-G.

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 11:47 AM   in reply to hans-g.

    Yes. But that is for print. Readability in print and readability on-screen are two totally different kettles of fish...

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 12:00 PM   in reply to Harbs.

    Hi Harbs,

    certainly one can argue about this (or better not). I for my part, I always have problems with these general statements. What is true for you, it doesn't need to be true for other people. So let us give decision guidance to screen whether there are reall "two totally different kettles of fish".

     

    Hans-G.

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 12:50 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    WOW!  Please don't awaken me if I'm dreaming.  Thw new rsponsiveness and layout are a huge imprpvement.

     

    Thanks for all you have done, John!

     
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    Sep 18, 2011 7:06 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Noel, I am not in the mood for reopening an already discussed matter. If I was careless in my writing and interchanged dpis and ppis, and said all when I should have said a majority or many, I apologize. I am presently out of town and using a very, very slow 3G prepaid connection that makes even posting this message a sacrifice.

     

    If you find Arial easier to read than Verdana and even than Helvetica, and enjoy fiddling with your browser to make it look even nicer (and your second sample is easier to read than the original/default), that's your privilege. My point is that the normal user should not be forced to change anything to read comfortably the text in any site. Even less in one belonging to a firm producing such fine programs for the graphic arts. But I am too old and tired to continue this discussion, so the field is yours.

     

    Just a final little experiment.

     

    This is in Verdana: I, l.

    This is the same in Arial: I, l. (And I think you'll have to take my word that I am not cheating).

     
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    Sep 19, 2011 12:35 PM   in reply to Claudio González

    And threading in web Browsers so you can read one post and mark the other post read.  Save from having to read twenty versions of the same post to read the whole thread.

     
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    Sep 20, 2011 10:32 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    WOW !!!

    Now I can unmark answers previously labeled as 'Correct' and 'Helpful' if I changed my mind (or just had a row with a poster)!

    What is more, now I can mark my own answers as 'Correct' and 'Helpful'!

    (it doesn't increase my points though... )

    However, I can assign Rating for myself (those stars under original poster message) !!!

     

     

    No more extra blank lines in the editor!

    No more failures to update an edited post!

    No more opening another window to read the thread while editing!

    Not exactly... All those features carefully preserved in 'advanced editor' mode...

     
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    Sep 20, 2011 10:48 AM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    NO! I was just too lazy to delete the line in the middle

     
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    Sep 20, 2011 3:01 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    I returned after the roll-out, and held my breath. So far, I have had few complaints, beyond some in the beta-forum, that probably just could not be implemented. I'll hold off a full "pass," until I have had time to use everything with synced servers. Right now, looking good.

     

    Thanks to the Adobe team, and John C, in particular.

     

    Hunt

     
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