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The CU Site Updates, Glitches and Maintenance Thread

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  • #563301
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Hey! We’re back online!

    Huzzah!

    #564974
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Testing, testing… ;)

    #566133
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    #567473
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Everything is still running pretty slow. Still working through things today.

    Thanks for bearing with us, everyone!

    #568240

    bob.os
    Participant

    It seems like the message board section is still having issues. Hope it is back up soon.

    #568741
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Yeah, plugging away on it.

    Functional right now, but slow.

    #570580

    geoyui
    Participant

    From an IE only workstation, it’s buggy. I understand though if you don’t care about IE ;)

    #571032
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    From an IE only workstation, it’s buggy. I understand though if you don’t care about IE ;)

    What version? We tested backwards to IE9. 8 and below is barely used anymore.

    There’s still bugs and database issues we’re sorting out. Feel free to send any/all bug reports to [email protected] so we can log them and address them.

    Thanks!

    #575375
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    Looks better than it has.

    #575751
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Looks better than it has.

    Still getting there. Everything that can crash, has crashed today. And even some things that we didn’t think were capable of crashing. ;)

    #580004
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
    Participant

    Mannnnn this message board looks good.

    My favorite part of the redesign for sure.

    #580496

    NEOBuckeye
    Participant

    Much brighter. I like it!

    #580514

    heresthecasey
    Participant

    Overall I like the new redesign but there are a couple usability issues/missing features I’ve noticed so far that have made the site a little more difficult to use overall.

    One is that it no longer shows on the main page how many comments a news article has, or has any place that lists recent comments, which will make it pretty much impossible to follow discussions taking place there. Also, the old design had a kind of list of all front page content organized from newest going back, which made it easy to see what stories had been added since your last visit. The new categorized approach kind of spreads these all around, so it’s more difficult to see what’s new overall since everything is so compartmentalized to different sections and columns. I think this approach will probably make it easier to miss things.

    On the messageboard, it seems like there’s no longer any difference between how read and unread topics look, which also makes it difficult to see what’s new from when you read things last. Previously unread topics were in bold, and once they were read the titles became faded out (now they seem to be bold all the time). Also, it no longer says in the main forum thread list who the latest reply is by, just the time, which is more ambiguous as to whether or not you’ve already read the topic.

    These are just some first thoughts of things that have jumped out at me navigating around. The new logo and branding overall again I really like, and I think are implemented pretty successfully. Just some of these nuts and bolts issues might need to be tweaked for usability. I’m sure it will all get worked out!

    ETA: Some fonts are also looking really weird. I’ll try to grab a screencap

    #596760

    roy
    Participant

    The messageboard looks beautiful, clean and modern, inviting and fresh. Lots of work I’m sure, thank you Walker and Anne!

    #605224
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Thanks for the feedback guys. We’re working on a lot of tweaks this week to both design and functionality. Appreciate the help with the fine tuning!

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