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Postby Sarah Simon » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:45 pm

I want to start a clean thread to say "thank you" to all involved in the SPv3 updates. A lot of hard work has happened to make these changes reality.

Technolgy design is an iterative process; there is still plenty of hard work ahead of this community. But with ongoing constructive feedback, visionary ideas and support, the behind-the-scenes technology work can continue towards improving the technology resource SummitPost rallies around.

THANKS SO MUCH!!!
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Re: Thank You

Postby Brian C » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:03 pm

Agreed! Nice work to all!
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Re: Thank You

Postby Vitaliy M. » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:40 pm

Yes, it does look better than before!
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Re: Thank You

Postby Redwic » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:52 pm

I completely agree.

The colors and styles are much more eye-catching than before.
The new format really makes different page sections (such as OVERVIEW, DIRECTIONS, RED TAPE, etc.) stand out much better than before.

For whatever reason, the website seems faster, too, but perhaps I am mistaken.

Kudos and much thanks to everyone involved who helped make SPv3. :D
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Re: Thank You

Postby Josh Lewis » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:55 pm

Glad to hear it. :D It's been an honor being able to help re-create the template. Hope the people of SP don't mind the 3rd official color that I added to the site (dark grey). I am pleased to see that I didn't create an angry mob with all the changes that took place. In some sense this was in the making since last July when I discovered that SP can use external style sheets. It opened up the door way. But it wasn't until recently (last few weeks) until major efforts were put into putting it into the template. In honor of the Chief I titled the design "Twitter and Glitter". :lol: But even he didn't seem mad about it (the new design that is). :wink:
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Re: Thank You

Postby yatsek » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:06 pm

Hats off to the creators of this breakthrough version of SP :!:
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Re: Thank You

Postby Montana Matt » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:35 pm

Redwic wrote:For whatever reason, the website seems faster, too, but perhaps I am mistaken.

Hah, no, you're not mistaken. A solid 2.5 weeks worth of work went into improving the code and database to make SP run as fast as possible. The current setup should last us for quite a while, I think, before we start slowing down again.

Thanks to everyone for the kind feedback. It was my pleasure working with (and continuing to work with) Josh and Chad (and others) on SPv3.
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Re: Thank You

Postby OlympicMtnBoy » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:39 pm

I agree. This is very professional and well done. Thank you for your hard work in improving this site. Much appreciated.
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Re: Thank You

Postby Mark Doiron » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:40 pm

Yes, nicely done. Thanks so much for all of the hard work by those involved!
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Re: Thank You

Postby mrchad9 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:02 am

Thanks for the comments Sarah and everyone else too! If site activity picks up on the next months, that'll be a win for everyone too.

And Matt's not done yet! More to come.

Now I'm off to go give more 6-9s.
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Re: Thank You

Postby Montana Matt » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:41 am

The Chief wrote:What are you all doing to make creating and then posting a NEW PAGE simpler and more user friendly???

See here Chief:
http://summitpost.uservoice.com/forums/ ... ilters/top

Top priority. I'm going to start working on it as soon as I finish a small project that should only take a couple days at most.

I agree with you, this is the highest priority on SP. Only doing the other thing first because it will probably only take a couple days whereas changing the submission form will likely take 2 weeks worth of work. And perhaps as much as a month!
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Re: Thank You

Postby Vitaliy M. » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:17 pm

What are you all doing to make creating and then posting a NEW PAGE simpler and more user friendly???


Good point. After the trip reports rotated I must say the front page does not look as good. TRs/Articles are squeezed inside a bunch of photos and the space for them (TRs/articles) appears thinner.
Also, a bit too many colors. You won't ever please everyone, but what we had before was more 'user friendly' - more space for TRs/Articles. Enough for routes/mountains etc, and space for recent forum threads.
I like the new photo of the moment thing though.
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Re: Thank You

Postby rgg » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:40 pm

Vitaliy M. wrote:TRs/Articles are squeezed inside a bunch of photos and the space for them (TRs/articles) appears thinner.


Having a relatively small screen width of 1024, I agree with this. With a wider screen it's no problem though, so perhaps I should upgrade...
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Re: Thank You

Postby mrchad9 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:45 pm

No sizes for anything changed on the home page (except for the headers and menus). If the amount of space looks different, it is an illusion. Only color changes, rearranged, and a new POTM feature (and other little things that don't affect size or space).
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Re: Thank You

Postby Vitaliy M. » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:13 pm

mrchad9 wrote:No sizes for anything changed on the home page (except for the headers and menus). If the amount of space looks different, it is an illusion. Only color changes, rearranged, and a new POTM feature (and other little things that don't affect size or space).


Thank you for clarifying. I am at work at the moment and my screen here is a bit smaller than at home. Still standard for a desktop. :/
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