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Change is in the air

by Community Manager on ‎02-26-2016 02:43 PM (1,057 Views)

When we launched our revamped communities in September 2015, we knew we would continue to tweak the design based on user feedback. Well, the time has come to implement some of those changes.




The first thing you might notice is the new “Find a Community” navigation bar. The old orange box with the hamburger icon (as we called it) just wasn’t working for many of you.  The new navigation bar is blue and has a nifty drop down arrow.



The navigation functions the same, it just has a new look.




The next thing you might notice (well, we hope you notice) is a new set of icons denoting articles, posts, ideas, etc. We wanted to give them a fresh look and also make them a bit more engaging. Pay attention to the color change. If the icon is orange, you haven’t read or clicked on it yet. Once you click on it, the color changes to grey. Now it will be easier than ever to notice the new-to-you content on a page.



Wondering what the icons mean? Hover over them and the description will pop up.


We’d love to get your thoughts on these changes; let us know how you like them. And we aren’t done yet. There are more changes to come…so stay tuned!

by Super User
on ‎02-26-2016 04:40 PM

One thing that I would really like would be the option to list topics by most recent activity. This would allow the original posters to "bump up" a topic if no answer was yet given.

by Trusted Advisor
on ‎02-27-2016 08:15 AM

Hi @ShelleySessoms,


Thanks for the update and improving the community based on user feedback. I did notice the changes in the banner and also saw the people had changed too! The Silver Fox has disappeared!!!!! @Cynthia_sas - did you notice? Smiley Wink


I definitely prefer the "Find a Community" drop down better than the hamburger icon widget.




by Community Manager
on ‎02-27-2016 02:37 PM

@MichelleHomes - the silver fox (and all of his friends) are still in the rotation.  You just haven't hit Refresh enough times to see him pop up.

by Trusted Advisor
on ‎02-27-2016 02:49 PM

Oh *good* to see he and the original banner gang didn't disappear. You're right I hadn't refreshed enough times. When I saw the same people again I thought that was it. Hehehehehe