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#33010 - 06/25/01 04:46 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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Jazz's V.2
Jazz, can't thank you enough for your efforts. While I liked the colors of your first version (I may be a minority here), I like the second version better overall -- I find it much easier to read. Great job.!!


#33011 - 06/25/01 07:45 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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Tsuwm: I assumed that anu's picture was just a placeholder for whomever the upcoming chat guest was to be (thus the phoney date). correct me if I'm wrong, jazzo!

Yes, this is true, and the little box labelled chat could be used for something else, such as a brief about Anagrams.

Fiberbabe: The summer after I graduated from high school, I worked in a fabric store...

Well, my real jobs are working at a little shaved ice (sno cone type things) business down by the Loveland bike trail and working on the new website for my (former) school district.

Byb: I liked the colors of your first version (I may be a minority here)

If it would be preferred, I could fairly easily incorporate the colors on the first design into the second.


#33012 - 06/26/01 04:47 AM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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JazzO, Either of the designs is fine by me, especially if I don't have to do anything to instantiate them. Well done.



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#33013 - 06/26/01 07:53 AM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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Jazz, I really like the second look. Well done!



#33014 - 06/26/01 02:28 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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My vote : the second.
Re Anu's picture : couldn't a thumbnail be put in somewhere...?...in the flag, fer' instance -- after all he IS the Wordmith.


#33015 - 07/07/01 10:19 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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Jazz-O - Any updates on what can/can't be done from our collection of suggestions?


#33016 - 07/08/01 03:23 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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In e-mail Anu confirmed to me that there is little he can change with the board options other than color schemes, so some of the suggestions can't be incorporated. He did, though, think that it would be a good idea to add a section for the helpful hints.

Other than that, we're still collaborating on a design.


#33017 - 07/08/01 11:14 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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Don't know if this lies within the practicable possibilities of the software, but I would DEARLY like a change to the Search capabilities. The trouble is that even when you have located the specific post you were looking for, locating the thread which contains it can be a nightmare since it probably has a different title, and as they are stored only by 'last access' and the info you have from the search function is the 'creation date'.

So what I would like is the addition of a 'view by creation date' for all threads, toggled between this and normal mode. Alternatively, I woud look for extra info with the found material on a Search: tell me what the title of the thread is, not just where it's stored.

As this coming year's coracle of chat slides over the Niagara Falls of verbiage, this ability to dig out reference to previous discussions with greater ease will become more important, I think.


EDIT: Do'h! Just realised for the first time that I can achieve what I want, by opening the post after the search, then clicking on the toggle to flat-mode display. Sometimes even just asking the question makes the brain actually work!

#33018 - 07/08/01 11:59 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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I have mentioned previously that it would be very nice to access to past sent PMs, to avoid embarrassing inability to recall what I said to whom. Also I suspect that I am not the only one ignorant about some of the terminology used about threads, flat vs threaded, causes of "wide screen syndrome" etc. A discussion of these topics ought be included in instructions for inexperienced members.I remind myself of the poor soul turned down for promotion because he had had one year's experience twenty times.


#33019 - 07/13/01 08:01 PM Re: The ever-evolving wordsmith.org  
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Ok, blokes, we've got a couple more designs to look at. Anu wants to possibly implement the new design on July 20.

Here's what we have so far:

1: http://home.att.net/~lovelandjazz/wordsmith/index.html
The first one I showed you. Ten images on front page.

2, b: http://home.att.net/~lovelandjazz/wordsmith/index2.html
This is a modification on the second one, now in HTML format. It incorporates some of the suggestions made here. My favorite so far. Six images on front page.

3: http://home.att.net/~lovelandjazz/wordsmith/anu.html
This one was made by Anu with coloration and a few changes made by me. Fastest load time. One image on front page (a 1x1 pixel for spacing purposes.)

Now we just wait for comment from Anu


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