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New design - Bugs #2

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Jul 18, 2013, 2:50am Top


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Jul 18, 2013, 2:51am Top

• Fixed the too-close headers on the Zeitgeist page.

Jul 18, 2013, 3:18am Top

Can you please change the title to #2, or something that indicates this is the new one?
It gets very confusing otherwise, as they're called the same - can only tell the difference by the number of posts...

Jul 18, 2013, 3:23am Top

Thanks for the Zeitgest headers. And I was gonna say the same thing as ScarletBea. :-)

Jul 18, 2013, 4:06am Top

This page http://www.librarything.com/zeitgeist/combiners still has that "All-Time" headers problem.

Jul 18, 2013, 9:29am Top

The "you posted this message" rectangle seems to be back. Thank you thank you!

Jul 18, 2013, 12:48pm Top

4: Can you please change the title to #2

6: that "All-Time" headers problem

Mouse pointer changed the entire time the mouse was over the left nav (instead of over each item)

Jul 18, 2013, 6:42pm Top

#8 by conceptDawg> Mouse pointer changed the entire time the mouse was over the left nav

Thanks. That's much better. As I hinted at before, the change adversely affects the left nav on search result pages. But since those have different styling from other left navs, I imagine there's some nice hook there to attach a CSS exception to. Sorry if you were already aware of this issue and were just gonna get to that later. :-)

Edited: Jul 23, 2013, 5:31pm Top

I like pie.

Jul 22, 2013, 3:15am Top

In case it's of any use, the phenomenon where the chocolate bar embeds itself halfway down a screen (and scrolls with it) on an iPad seems to happen when you have the combination of a fixed bar and a text box selected (which makes the iOS keyboard slide up).

Seems to be reproducible, just by bringing the keyboard up or dismissing it. As soon as the keyboard is dismissed the bar behaves correctly, with no page refreshes required.

Edited: Jul 23, 2013, 4:37pm Top

Issue with tag module on new home page:

(Reposted from general topic - apologies if it got posted in the wrong place.) The vertical and horizontal settings seem to be reversed or wonky or...?

In "vertical' mode, the tags align in columns, with each column in descending order. (So 1, 2, 3, etc. down column one; 4, 5, 6, etc) down column two, and so on. However, the tag count is right aligned and ends up sitting far closer to the next column than to the tag label, making it really pretty confusing to follow.

In horizontal mode, the items go across first, but have a nice visual divider between columns. The tag counts is also in paren right beside the tag.

Call me crazy, but the horizontal view should doesn't seem to need vertical dividers (If anything, it makes the idea that the arrangement across rather than down really counterintuitive), but the vertical view badly needs them! (And maybe a bit more space between the columns, so the tag count is not squished up against the next column).

I have screen shots here: http://www.librarything.com/gallery/member/raven_moon/junkdrawer It's a small thing, but aesthetically significant, and I know a lot of LTrs rely heavily on tags. And I'm guessing it would be a pretty easy code fix....

Jul 23, 2013, 5:26pm Top

>10 brightcopy:

You posting about the home page on the design topic again?

I'll look at it.

Jul 23, 2013, 5:32pm Top

#13 by timspalding> No idea what you could possibly be talking about.


Jul 24, 2013, 12:16pm Top

>13 timspalding: - I asked you f this was a more appropriate place, and you failed to respond. It seems to me that this is a design feature rather than a functionality issue, and while I have just now noticed it on the new home page, I don't honestly know if this was implemented as part of the new home page itself, or part of the site's redesign.

I don't mean to get snippy here, but it seems that the 'guidelines' for what questions go where is fuzzy at best (and if I am correctly translating the "*Facepalm* Please rename this topic" I received on my first post, I'm not the only one who thinks so. Such a helpful and informative comment that was, BTW.) Besides, generally speaking in terms of web design (with which I have some actual background), a widget that appears on the home page and had a coded design issue could be categorized in any of several topics, no?

So far, rather than being given a specific direction on where to point out the issue (heaven forbid any actual response ON the issue), I have been met with either cryptic or sarcastic comments. (Again, pardon me, but "Talk About LT" certainly doesn't seem like a place to point out a poorly coded design feature.)

Jul 24, 2013, 12:49pm Top

#15 by @raven_moon> I wrote up a response here:


Jul 24, 2013, 7:24pm Top


I have commented elsewhere that the new design makes it impossible to access my home page on my android smartphone. I also cannot get it to load properly on my PC. (The various headers just jump around, and nothing else ever loads.) Admittedly, I am using an older version of seamonkey and an older operating system, but I don't want to change them just so I can get to my home page.

Jul 24, 2013, 8:38pm Top

#17 by ErstwhileEditor> What browser are you using on your phone?

As far as Seamonkey, as long as it's not an ancient version it should be fine because you under the hood its the same as Firefox. Do you have any idea what version you're running?

Jul 25, 2013, 3:08pm Top

I have been having trouble with making changes to an LT Wiki article. If you attempt to save a change without the Preview option selected, the preview page is shown anyway with the following error at the top: "Oops! That didn't work. Would you please save it again?" Scrolling down and hitting save again does work, but the error is a bit concerning.

This occurred while using both Chrome and Firefox in Mac OS X.

Jul 25, 2013, 3:10pm Top

I often had that problem even before the new design. Often on my first preview I'd get an oops. I'm not sure it had anything to do with it.

Jul 25, 2013, 3:56pm Top


Jul 30, 2013, 2:41pm Top

When will the blue ever be removed from Talk???????

Aug 1, 2013, 4:18pm Top

I think this is a new design bug. If I have my screen set to a narrow size--for example, narrow enough to cause the LibraryThing logo to change to the "L"--and I'm at the bottom of a Talk thread that is long enough to require scrolling to see the first few posts, if I click on the "return to top" anchors on any of the posts, I am returned to the top--specifically, the top right corner-- but the layout is resized to a wider default, even though the window itself has not changed. I end up with a horizontal scroll bar and all the left nav stuff is out of the frame.

That's Chrome whatever is most recent, and Windows 7.

Aug 6, 2013, 1:28pm Top

22: Soon. I was on another project last week and was on vacation Friday and Monday. It's my next design-related thing to do.

23: That's strange, it's not doing that on OSX Chrome (latest version). That is certainly a browser bug and not ours though.

Aug 6, 2013, 2:15pm Top

24, I think the unread blue should be replaced with a little darker version of the new read light mocha. So, a darker mocha. I know you are working on this... just chatting.

Aug 11, 2013, 4:02am Top

Don't know if this is a bug. My tags module used to show all my 130 tags (as per settings) but now refuses to show by last 4 tags.

Aug 11, 2013, 11:17pm Top

Don't know if this is a bug. My tags module used to show all my 130 tags (as per settings) but now refuses to show by last 4 tags.

Going into your home page now.

Aug 11, 2013, 11:46pm Top

Aug 12, 2013, 2:18am Top

> 28

Thank you Tim!

Aug 19, 2013, 9:11am Top

Hi, I've got 18 tags and want to display them vertically in my homepage, sorted alphabetically.
If I select these settings, it's ok on the sort, yet it shows 6 tags in the first column, then 3 in each of the following columns.
If I select the horizontal display (still with the sort alphabetically) it's fine on the display, with 4 tags in each of the first 3 columns, and 3 on the last 2, yet it sorts by count (even if I didn't select that option).

So it seems that the 4 combinations of display/sort are actually just 2.

Could you please fix the vertical display to be more 'balanced' between columns, and the horizontal display to actully sort by what we chose?

Aug 21, 2013, 1:22pm Top

Just and FYI - The link from the "LibraryThing’s Chocolate Redesign" blog post needs to be updated to this continuation page.


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