Just for Fun - The new CoM's lay-out.

Charlene - posted on 08/05/2010 ( 48 moms have responded )

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So just to lighten up the debating forum a little, what's your opinion on the new lay-out??
Yay or Nay? And any specific reason?

I'm not sure if I like it. I mean, it's pretty, I like the colours, but I just don't like changes like this!! :P I'll get used to it though.

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Sharon - posted on 08/08/2010

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It still sucks. The colors suck. The functions don't work. I don't get ANY alerts. It no longer coordinates with FB. It sucks. Its ugly. Its no longer convenient and I find myself drifting to other sites with easier to use tabs & functions.

Its gotten so spastic over the past couple of months I quit using most of the forums here because its fucking forever to navigate. Catherine = make all the excuses you want for changing things - but its obviously fucked up. I see very few positive comments. Its like one spastic nerd decided "its my way or the highway" and thats that. Everyone gets screwed.

Krista - posted on 08/06/2010

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Just as an FYI, when you click into the reply box to start typing, put your mouse in the bottom corner of the box, right over those two little diagonal lines. Hold down your mouse and drag down. It'll make the reply box bigger.

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Jessi - posted on 08/16/2010

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i am ok with it except i cant find my alerts once i have been alerted or things im tagged in like survey thingies .and the colors confuse me and hurt my eyes so once thats fixed ill be ok

Sharon - posted on 08/08/2010

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Oh. And did I mention that the colors make want to hurl? I get a headache from all the glaring white. Basically I post to a topic, then LEAVE to give my fucking eyes a break.

Then, when I feel like more self flagellation is in order, I come back for another eyeball fuck fest to make another post.

C. - posted on 08/08/2010

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Ok.. After getting on here from a couple different computers, I have something to say.. I HATE that when I am using my husband's computer (which uses Internet Explorer) and I am trying to scroll down my communities list, as soon as I scroll, I lose the list! And the only way to get it back is to scroll back up the page and roll over the 'My Communities', then if you do that, you can't view all of your communities unless you click on the communities button and go to a separate page, which is a real pain in the butt when you only have a few minutes. Whereas, if I am using my MacBook, it keeps the communities list up while scrolling down, therefore eliminating having to go to another page altogether. And I do hate that on my Mac I can make the reply box bigger and on Internet Explorer, I cannot.

Jacquie - posted on 08/07/2010

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I'm used to it now since it's been like this for a couple weeks for me but I still hate it. The colors are far too bright and it took me a few days to figure out the newness of it all. I just think you shouldn't fix something that was working just fine in the first place.

*Lisa* - posted on 08/06/2010

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As for the alert tab, once you click on alerts in home page, I can't find it again. Where did it go??

Catherine - posted on 08/06/2010

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Sara, that is only available in Safari. We are fixing the box size right now so that it's bigger in other browsers as well.

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Totally not seeing the diagonal lines. I've tried clicking and dragging everywhere on the box and cannot seem to make it bigger.

Krista - posted on 08/06/2010

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Right in the bottom right corner of the reply box as you're typing. Put the very tip of your pointer in between those two tiny diagonal lines, hold down your left mouse button, and drag that sonofabitch down until it's the size you want.

And yeah, I'm not a fan of the pink. Why do they always assume that owning a vagina = loving the colour pink?

Catherine - posted on 08/06/2010

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Hello Ladies,

Thank you for all of the feedback on the new site. I have read through your comments, and made sure that the bugs you are experiencing are being taken care of immediately.

If you would like to read more and understand better why we have changed the site, you can find the information here http://blog.circleofmoms.com/2010/07/13/...

Please continue to let us know if you experience any other problems.

Sincerely,
Catherine
Circle of Moms Community Manager

C. - posted on 08/06/2010

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I like the colors as far as how well they coordinate. But as far as the colors for a website?? Hate it. I agree with Sara.. The orange is hard to read. I was gone about a week from the last time I posted and it was still blue- or whatever color it was before. Never really paid attention, I just know it was a lot darker and much, MUCH easier to read. And as sunny as it is out here in Hawaii (I have the windows and doors open for the cross-breeze), it's just WAY too bright. Don't like it that much.

~Jennifer - posted on 08/06/2010

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I don't mind it - I'm not a HUGE fan of pink in the first place...
I DO mind, however, that when you post to a conversation, the page doesn't reload ON that conversation. It's annoying.

Rosie - posted on 08/06/2010

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i don't like that it doesn't have the alert box anywhere. i don't know if it's just mine or what, but i can't find it anywhere. i also don't like the orange, and after i type a response it doesn't let me see the conversation, i have to go back to the conversation button and start over again. IT BLOWS!

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eh... I like the new layout. I think it's simpler.

I haven't had loading problems, but I have a slow connection on my computer anyway, so maybe it just seems normal to me...

I like the pink, but the orange it a bit much. I read on the CoM blog that they are making a personalized color option and I can't wait for that (hopefully they'll have GREEN!!!).

My reply box is WAY too small and Krista's suggestion to make it bigger isn't working (unless I'm not doing it right... where are the diagonal lines???).

Hmmm....

Hannah - posted on 08/06/2010

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I too think it looks line a construction site. I actually thought that was what was going on until I saw this post.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/06/2010

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I am not big on change for things like this either. When I reply on messages everything goes white. Not sure if it is just my comp...but usually I will still see the thread and then my comment...hmmmm I like the pink, but not crazy about the orange...maybe it should be changed back to blue.

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I don't mind the color TOO much, but I don't like the glitches I was having last night. This is my first posting of the day, so not sure if the glitches are still there or not yet.

Sara - posted on 08/06/2010

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SUCKS!!!!

The reply box is too small, and the orange hurts my eyes...why oh why do they do this to us? And my pages are taking forever to load..ugh.

*Lisa* - posted on 08/06/2010

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On a positive note, I don't mind the actual layout with the tabs in the top right hand corner.

*Lisa* - posted on 08/06/2010

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I find it sooo hard to read! The font is tiny and the orange is hurting my eyes!! Hate the orange.

Amie - posted on 08/06/2010

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I had it show up last month, 2 days after they started rolling out the changes. I had a lot of the same issues. Nothing was loading properly, my security settings didn't even want to allow CoM's access. It then reverted back to the other CoM's layout.



Now it's back, it's working properly at least. I HATE the colors, I really do. Pink and orange separately I could handle, they just don't look right together here. There's supposed to be an option to change this. I can't find it though. Anyone know where it is?

Julie - posted on 08/06/2010

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NO. I find it difficult to read, maybe it's the font. Size seems ok, maybe it is the style. For whatever reason, it looks blurry on my computer when other sites are ok.

I'm not a big fan of pink + orange, but no biggie, colors are easy to change.

I LOVE how the reply boxes can be enlarged now:)!

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I don't like the orange as it is hard to read, the site is SOOOOOOO damn slow and most links don't work altogether... The pink... ugh. I love pink but this just doesn't work with the rest of the colors and the hue is a little aggressive.

Tara - posted on 08/06/2010

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Nay. It bites.
The orange is hard to read and it's slow, nothing seems to refresh as fast as it used to. I also don't like it when all of a sudden a site I visit often is different. Don't fix what isn't broken.
:)Tara

Jodi - posted on 08/06/2010

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Oh, and it has reverted to Circle of MOMS, whereas previously, those of us in Australia and UK had Circle of MUMS, which was nice.

Jodi - posted on 08/06/2010

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Hate it.....
Why do they feel the need to keep fucking with it? Haven't they heard the saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it?" I don't know what they were trying to achieve, but whatever it was, it is way off the mark.

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I don't mind the colors, but since they changed it, the site has been REALLY slow for me, which I cannot stand.

Johnny - posted on 08/06/2010

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It's orange and I frickin' hate orange. I may leave COM if I keep having to look at orange.

Sarah - posted on 08/06/2010

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I agree with Loureen that it looks like it's half finished! The font is a bit small too.
Guess we'll get used to it in the end.

Charlene - posted on 08/05/2010

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I'm having a similar problem Lindsay. Whenever I make a post, it doesn't automatically go back to the conversation. The page is just blank and I need to refersh, but sometimes that doesn't even work. I thought it was just my mom's computer. :/

Lindsay - posted on 08/05/2010

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I'm not crazy about it just because it's different and I have to get used to the new locations of things and such. But all in all, it's not that bad.

Iris - posted on 08/05/2010

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Nay- If I try to refresh the page by clicking on "conversations" the page goes blank. I have to use the drop down menu "my communities" and refresh over there.... it's driving me nuts!
I'm getting used to the colors though.

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