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Big Appearance Changes -- Bear with us!

Post Number:#1 by Scott
» 24 Jan 2017, 15:20

Today I will start the process of implementing a new template I designed for OnlineBookClub.org. This new template will be much more responsive and mobile-friendly.

OnlineBookClub.org is over 10 years old. When I originally made it, smartphones didn't even exist yet. A lot has changed since then, not just mobile phones. I've made a lot of adjustments over the years, but it's time for a full makeover.

In the transition process, please bear with me. OnlineBookClub.org is a huge website with literally millions of pages. There are many different features and many different sections. It will take some time to switch to the new template and style on all the pages. There may be some glitches. There will certainly be some pages that will look awful at first while I get them to play nice with the new template.

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Post Number:#2 by Vickyoreo86
» 24 Jan 2017, 16:28

We trust in you ! :P
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Post Number:#3 by TrishaAnn92
» 24 Jan 2017, 19:21

YAY! Looking forward to seeing the OBC's new look! :D
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Post Number:#4 by gali
» 24 Jan 2017, 23:13

Cool! Thank you. :tiphat:
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Post Number:#5 by bookowlie
» 24 Jan 2017, 23:53

Sounds good! I am glad you are the one doing the techy stuff and not me. I would probably accidentally crash the whole system! Seriously, thanks for everything you do. :)
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Post Number:#6 by dhwanis
» 25 Jan 2017, 05:38

This is a great new look!
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Post Number:#7 by hsimone
» 25 Jan 2017, 06:48

Nice! Thank you, Scott, for all the hard work you put into OnlineBookClub. I'm excited to see the new makeover as a whole!
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Post Number:#8 by stoppoppingtheP
» 25 Jan 2017, 08:31

Interesting. can't wait to see the final outcome.

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Post Number:#9 by papaya12
» 25 Jan 2017, 12:43

I'm so excited! The site looks great so far.
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Post Number:#10 by The Researcher
» 31 Jan 2017, 07:02

Thank you scott for putting up the new template. But i have one suggestion/query. Why does the user profile is not in any of the scroll lists on the home page. I think hat it should appear in one one of the scrolls as soon as we log in. If it is somewhere else where i have to go searching does not appeal to many people.
If i have overlooked it and i am unable to find it, then just forgive me and guide me where to find my profile information. I am new to the club.
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Post Number:#11 by Julie Ditton
» 31 Jan 2017, 14:12

Scott, thanks for the update. I only joined in December, but I found navigation ungainly. This such an improvement.
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Post Number:#12 by Gravy
» 31 Jan 2017, 22:07

@"Scott"
Since the update, I've not been receiving notification emails. I get the BOTD announcement, but none regarding PMs and whatnot. I've also noticed that I don't have the one click option to subscribe to forums/topics, or to bump topics?

The Researcher wrote:Thank you scott for putting up the new template. But i have one suggestion/query. Why does the user profile is not in any of the scroll lists on the home page. I think hat it should appear in one one of the scrolls as soon as we log in. If it is somewhere else where i have to go searching does not appeal to many people.
If i have overlooked it and i am unable to find it, then just forgive me and guide me where to find my profile information. I am new to the club.


Do you mean where you set up your profile? If so, you can find a link between the FAQs link, and the PM link :tiphat:
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Post Number:#13 by bookowlie
» 31 Jan 2017, 23:03

Gravy wrote:@"Scott"
Since the update, I've not been receiving notification emails. I get the BOTD announcement, but none regarding PMs and whatnot. I've also noticed that I don't have the one click option to subscribe to forums/topics, or to bump topics?

The Researcher wrote:Thank you scott for putting up the new template. But i have one suggestion/query. Why does the user profile is not in any of the scroll lists on the home page. I think hat it should appear in one one of the scrolls as soon as we log in. If it is somewhere else where i have to go searching does not appeal to many people.
If i have overlooked it and i am unable to find it, then just forgive me and guide me where to find my profile information. I am new to the club.


Do you mean where you set up your profile? If so, you can find a link between the FAQs link, and the PM link :tiphat:


I also have not received notification emails since the update, other than the BOTD announcements.
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Post Number:#14 by gali
» 31 Jan 2017, 23:35

bookowlie wrote:
Gravy wrote:@"Scott"
Since the update, I've not been receiving notification emails. I get the BOTD announcement, but none regarding PMs and whatnot. I've also noticed that I don't have the one click option to subscribe to forums/topics, or to bump topics?

The Researcher wrote:Thank you scott for putting up the new template. But i have one suggestion/query. Why does the user profile is not in any of the scroll lists on the home page. I think hat it should appear in one one of the scrolls as soon as we log in. If it is somewhere else where i have to go searching does not appeal to many people.
If i have overlooked it and i am unable to find it, then just forgive me and guide me where to find my profile information. I am new to the club.


Do you mean where you set up your profile? If so, you can find a link between the FAQs link, and the PM link :tiphat:


I also have not received notification emails since the update, other than the BOTD announcements.


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Post Number:#15 by The Researcher
» 01 Feb 2017, 02:56

Thank you Gravy
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