Welcome to the new site!

  • Posted on: 27 August 2014
  • By: MeiLin

Hey, what do you think? I worked like crazy on this. The old site was broken, cluttered and just plain outdated. I hope this one works better for you guys. It still has issues--the user badges aren't displaying, for instance, but they weren't displaying on the old site.

Please let me know if you find any issues, or what you think.

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Gudy's picture

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... to me.

But is there the possibility of getting back a login form on each page, or some other way that logging in doesn't take us to our user page but to the last page we were on (which generally is the tracker for me)?

Also, posting comments without having to hit preview first would be nice.

Also also, there is a minor oops on the about page: "the husband with whom I fell in love with".

Cheers,
Gudy

Gudy's picture

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... to log out (which fixes the login problem in a roundabout way Blum 3 ).

MeiLin's picture

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Is now on the bottom of every page where you might need to log in. It disappears once you are logged in. Comment preview is now optional; that was a toggle that got thrown for some reason. Log out, I'll figure out tomorrow. Pretty sure you can log out from the account page.

MeiLin's picture

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There is now, to the right on relevant pages, a user menu with login/logout links.

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Gudy's picture

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... badges and bugfixes! Smile

Sean's picture

And it functions without Flash or Javascript which is convenient. Good luck with the new site!

MeiLin's picture

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But it's not 100% necessary to view the site. Smile

Han-pan's picture

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Although there seems to be broken links on trying to take the in-story link to the table of contents for IHGK. Additionally, the format with the side menu doesn't seem to want to cooperate on a mobile device: when the menu opens, anything below the screen (ie, that you would scroll to) cannot be viewed and is inaccessible. HTH. Smile

MeiLin's picture

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Hi!!!! I had no idea you were still around here!!

TOC link: I see the issue. It was an extra / in the link. Fixed. Thanks!!

I can scroll both the menu and the page, though when I just checked it seemed to take a second for the menu to realize it could be scrolled--like a brief hesitation and then it went, oh, I can scroll, and did so handily thereafter. That was on my iPad. Gonna go check on my Android tablet and then my phone.

MeiLin's picture

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On my iPad, menu's fine. On my not-much-bigger-than-a-phone cheapo Android tablet, menu's fine. On my ancient Android phone, menu's acting like you're reporting (which is weird because I did test the site on my phone--just not thoroughly enough, apparently). I'll see if I can find a bug report. It sounds like a possible javascript error.

Thank you!

Han-pan's picture

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My Android is a little aged too--a whole four years old, shock shock! xD I can check on Mr's NookHD tablet too if you would like.

I've been buried under graduate level academia for the last three years. Now I'm graduated and unemployed so I spent my labor day reading my IHGK paperback...got online and realized you had a totally new thing going on with it! So now I'm reading it again. Lol. I might get confused but we'll see where things go. Biggrin I see things have been a little topsy turvy for you though!

MeiLin's picture

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on the graduation, not so much the unemployment. Smile Now if Crayon comes back, I'll really fall over! I still see some of you "old" guys on FB--Noodle, for example. Smile

Everything's always topsy-turvy with me. Smile

A look on a Nook would be good in the hood. Thank you!

And yes, while book one is more or less like the original, book two is radically different. The framing story shot past the original in book one; from there on out it's been essentially new, and the story-in-story of book two is completely new. I'm working on book three--still, aagh--and while the story-in-story is Macca's, it's quite different, as is the framing story--Brinnid and Sedra. Once book three is over, we are into terra incognito completely. New everything.

As I was rebuilding the site, I kept running across old users' icons, and yours popped up frequently. I was sad; so many people (understandably) drifted away while I was on hiatus, and I knew I'd lost most of them. They'd never see what the story evolved into. So I'm glad you're back, for however long. Smile

Han-pan's picture

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Let's hope somebody realizes how AWESOME I am and hires me on soon...I don't want to have to move! Sad I started co-habbing with Mr last October (Mr is seriously the only term I can seem to come up with to use--not married, engaged, or planning to but together for 10 years is a little more than "boy"friend...) and I really like our apartment the way it is and where it is!

Looked on the Nook. It comes through as the Desktop site. The drop down menus are really laggy-I couldn't tell if it was the lag or what, but sometimes I'd hit a menu button (ie, About) and it would take me to the About page, rather than letting me select an option. But only sometimes. The Story menu worked just fine.

I'm seeing loads of new content in Book 1 though! Definitely enough that what I just read is, on the story, very different. (IE, Ibbit being more present throughout, rather than a discussed character and then showing up in the late.)

IIRC Book One was divided into two publications at first? One that I have I think was the first, and the second one had corset lacing or something on the cover? Maybe I'm confused. Smile

I'm glad to be back! I'm excited to see how things have changed and evolved...s.o.o.o.o.o you might get notifications of my comments on aeons old chapters. Shhh :X Wink I hope some other folks think to pop in soon. I'd always hoped you were still going strong, but never had the time to devote to sit down and check in. So I'm so happy to see so much to catch up on! :'D

Gudy's picture

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... on the Graduation and Commiserations on the [is there a word for lack-of-job that ends in -ation?]. Anyway, welcome back, Han-pan!

Han-pan's picture

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I'm considering changing my avatar photo...I look nothing like that anymore!! XD But then, who will know who I am? :O

Gudy's picture

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... might still give us enough of a hint. Smile

NorthwoodsMan's picture

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Saw about a long lost fan showing back up and I had to see who it was. What ya been up to stranger?

Han-pan's picture

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Job hunting sucks!!! I got three no's back today which is a huge confidence killer. Sad

Han-pan's picture

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There is no way to navigate the story from the bottom of the page. Ie, at the top of the page you have your links for "First", "Previous," "Next," and "Last." If you're binge reading (as I am right now....) scrolling all the way up the page is one more thing to do. And if you're reading on mobile, it's rather annoying.

I'm not sure if it's something you intended to be that way, so consider this feedback rather than a bug. It's not something I am particularly enamored with, but it's your site to do with what you will xD

MeiLin's picture

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I'm trying to figure out how to get it to show up in both places. This isn't just a redesign, it's a complete overhaul/upgrade. I'm surprised I have hair left!

MeiLin's picture

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Links on the bottom.

Han-pan's picture

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Woohoo!!! You, Mei, are a gentlelady and a scholar. Thank you! Biggrin

((Although this error message popped up when I hit "reply":

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in include() (line 32 of /home/siprelle/domains/meilinmiranda.com/public_html/sites/all/modules/flippy/flippy.tpl.php).

))

MeiLin's picture

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Me too when I first reloaded the site after making the change. I'm going to have to track that one down later because I'm out of screwing-around time. Gotta make the doughnuts now, aka work on book three. Biggrin

MeiLin's picture

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It was taunting me so I figured out the fix. Let me know if the error comes back.

Han-pan's picture

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Make them.
YUM.

Take that how you will Wink

(It hasn't been back for me in ages, so thank you! :'D)

Han-pan's picture

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I seem to remember parchment colored backgrounds, and the published version I have has a different font. I actually really liked the experience of reading the different font--it gave me a moment of reacquainting myself with the experience of reading a different story, and an abrupt end was always a moment to get the mind back on track with the font. Kind of an interesting effect.

But anyway. I am not seeing it in Ch4 Part 4 of L&B.

MeiLin's picture

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I'll mull it over. The parchment didn't look right with the new design.

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