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New Look?

May 6, 2012 2:28 PM

Hm-m, seems that we have a "new look" in the forums, as of Sunday, May 06, 2012 @ ~ 2:30PM PDT.

 

Not sure that I like it, but time will tell. Most of us have just "rolled with the punches," and accepted all changes.

 

Hunt

 
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    May 6, 2012 2:34 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    If the new look means less overhead... ie-faster forum... I am in favor

     

    As you say... roll with the punches

     
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    May 6, 2012 2:36 PM   in reply to John T Smith

    Getting rid of a lot of  excess code should help speed things up. These are the new skins that the forum announcements were referring to last week.

     
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    May 6, 2012 2:50 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    Don't need all this Gray I just posted a Problem showing this:

    Adobe Forums_ Something Wrong on my iPad with viewing post.png

    The titles should be smaller  so that even the word Browse is beside history.

     

    I think the folks designing the skins were PC only and didn't try them on Macs.

     

    Had they created them on Macs then they would work on both.

     
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    May 6, 2012 3:36 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    Bill,

     

    It seems that we are getting closer to the way the fair forums looked. You may follow one of the links here to see, if you have forgotten:

     

    http://www.bugge.com/Family-and-friends/Illy/Archive/Chat/chat.html

     
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    May 6, 2012 3:43 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    It's Not a fix but I fixed the problem by use of an extension called NoSquint for SeaMonkey/FireFox. I set magnification of font  to 85%. and Maganification for Full Zoom level 120%

     

    I said it’s a Font issue and it is.

     
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    May 6, 2012 4:37 PM   in reply to John Cornicello

    John Cornicello wrote:

     

    Getting rid of a lot of  excess code should help speed things up. These are the new skins that the forum announcements were referring to last week.

     

    Are "show most recent post" and tree view now considered "excess code"?

     
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    May 6, 2012 4:38 PM   in reply to Lee Jay

    Lee Jay wrote:

     

    John Cornicello wrote:

     

    Getting rid of a lot of  excess code should help speed things up. These are the new skins that the forum announcements were referring to last week.

     

    Are "show most recent post" and tree view now considered "excess code"?

     

    Ah...well it seems tree view is working in this thread.

     
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    May 6, 2012 4:40 PM   in reply to Lee Jay

    I"m referring to excess headers and CSS files and the like. Functionality is separate

     
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    May 6, 2012 4:41 PM   in reply to Lee Jay

    Were your preferences set to show threaded? That may have stuck through the redesign.

     
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    May 6, 2012 5:06 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    I'll hold judgment on the new look and feel for a time, but I do have a question:

     

    Where's the ''reply to xxxxxxx'' gone?  It's no longer possible to see whose reply button a poster pressed.  That was actually useful.  Now we have to rely on people quoting others to know who they're addressing.

     

    Is it me or has the font gotten a little smaller.  I've been working hard all day on a book, so maybe it's just that my eyes are tired.

     

    And I see that the editor font and the post font are different still...  Just look at a lower case g to see the difference.

     

    -Noel

     
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    May 6, 2012 5:10 PM   in reply to John Cornicello

    John Cornicello wrote:

     

    Were your preferences set to show threaded? That may have stuck through the redesign.

     

    Yes.  It seems to work on new threads, but old threaded threads show as flat.

     
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    May 6, 2012 5:27 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    Hm-m, seems that we have a "new look"

     

    OK, so I'm not seeing things.  Not sure it's a good idea to stack the reply and other buttons vertically, though.  That just wastes screen space and makes scrolling forums longer.

     

    Forum 1.png

     

    I noticed SPDY is also being used.  That's a good thing.  But the layout still needs work.

     
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    May 6, 2012 5:33 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    I definitely do not like the new look, especially the gray background - the reduced contrast (black on gray) makes it just a little harder to read text.  Also, the separation between posts is not as obvious as it used to be.

     
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    May 6, 2012 5:36 PM   in reply to Bob Ward

    Agreed on all counts.

     
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    May 6, 2012 5:41 PM   in reply to Bob Ward

    Bob Ward wrote:

     

    especially the gray background

     

    Medium blue on light gray certainly leaves a little to be desired.

     

    -Noel

     
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    May 6, 2012 5:41 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    Jim Simon wrote:

     

    Agreed on all counts.

    With whom?  We can no longer tell.

     

    -Noel

     
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    May 6, 2012 5:43 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Agreed on all counts.

    With whom?

     

    Bob.  The post right above.

     
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    May 6, 2012 5:51 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    Jim Simon wrote:

     

     

    Bob.  The post right above.

     

    My point is that that's not obvious, given the loss of the ''reply to xxxxx'' field that used to be displayed.

     

    -Noel

     
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    May 6, 2012 5:53 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    I also argee that I dont like the new forum look.

     

    Its funny how on the right there is still Points for Correct and Helpfull answers but nowhere to see what people have.  Not that I even cared about it but thought it was funny.  Maybe im missing something.

     

    Like Bill said I to liked seeing posing info of people.

     

    This version needs work.

     

     

    GLenn

     
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    May 6, 2012 6:02 PM   in reply to Powered by Design

    This version needs work.

     

    Oh yeah!.

     

    Anybody else not like the buttons on the left now.  I mean, most of us are right handed.  Why force us to drag the mouse across the screen now.  They were fine where they were.  Moving them won't speed load times, so why were they moved?

     
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    May 6, 2012 6:41 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    This reminds me of Google Reader's recent oversimplification... er I mean redesign.   Most users didn't like it and still don't.  Why water down and remove useful features like "reply to"? 

     

    Adobe software users are a pretty sophisticated bunch and typically things go in the opposite direction - providing more power and functionality over time.

     

    There also seems to be more open/dead space around each post when viewed in Chrome... in Firefox things look better, though not sure why there is such a difference.  <== Need to clear browser cache of previous content and this is fixed.

     
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    May 6, 2012 6:52 PM   in reply to ProDesignTools

     

    This reminds me of Google Reader's recent oversimplification... er I mean redesign.   Most users didn't like it and still don't.  Why water down and remove useful features like "reply to"? 

     

     

    "Go to Original post" is also missing.  How about: "Reply to Original post"?

     

    To avoid replting to some obnoxious people I prefer to "Reply to original post" but this has been removed.  Also in a long thread, there is no short cut method of going to the original post.  Can you imagine scrolling all the pages in this thread:

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/877321?start=0&tstart=0

     
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    May 6, 2012 7:24 PM   in reply to mytaxsite.co.uk

    It appears they have done away with points and the red "meatballs".  Can not see them listed in user profile either.

     
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    May 6, 2012 7:28 PM   in reply to Curt Y

     

     

    It appears they have done away with points and the red "meatballs".  Can not see them listed in user profile either.

     

     

    Yes it is all gone and I think it is good thing because some people in DW forums thought that they have some god given rights to abuse some posters because they have clocked up some 50,000 points over the past 15 years!!!!.

     

    IMHO all users should be equal and nobody should be shunned or insulted unnecessarily.

     
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    May 6, 2012 7:37 PM   in reply to mytaxsite.co.uk

    Adobe has a thread going with know issues of the new skins HERE

     

    Also it looks different in each browser.

     

    I use Chrome and buttons are missing and the color is mainly all white-ish

     

     

    Glenn

     
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    May 6, 2012 7:42 PM   in reply to Curt Y

    Interesting. Internally some folks called them "sausages." Guess that's similar to meatballs (just had dinner with my 92-yr-old Italian mom). These ARE coming back. There was a last minute issue with them. Should have that fixed soon.

     
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    May 6, 2012 8:32 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    Jim - the reply/mark stuff appears to be due to older cached CSS files. Relaunching the browser or clearing the cache and reloading the page seem to clean it up.

     
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    May 6, 2012 8:33 PM   in reply to Curt Y

    Getting rid of the point meters -- I will call that one a good thing.

     
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    May 6, 2012 8:58 PM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    @ Bill Hunt:

     

    Bill, has your face always been this red in your profile picture, or is this another byproduct of the new forum look? 

     

    Looks as if you loaded an Adobe RGB image and the forum software. stripped the embedded profile (if the file was in fact tagged).

     
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    May 6, 2012 9:55 PM   in reply to Chris Cox

    Chris Cox wrote:

     

    Relaunching the browser or clearing the cache and reloading the page seem to clean it up.

     

    I got that.  But now they're all the way over on the left.  That's no good.  Most folks are right handed, and will move the pointer off to the right while reading a page.  So those buttons should go back in the lower right cornert, not the left.

     
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    May 7, 2012 4:40 AM   in reply to station_one

    station_one wrote:

     


    Bill, has your face always been this red in your profile picture

    It's clearly a color-management issue, as the tiny icon isn't the same color as his full profile picture.  I've viewed Bill's full profile picture before, and it wasn't that red, so it's definitely a NEW color-management issue.

     

    -Noel

     
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