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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_beta2011-12-10 12:06 am
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New Create Entries beta, round two

The next code push will update the new Create Entries page in beta with a number of fixes for previously-reported bugs and enhancements. To make it easier to keep track, we're therefore opening up a new bug-reporting post (to avoid confusing things with bugs reported in the previous post).

When reporting bugs, please include:

* The browser name, browser version number, and operating system you're using
* The steps you took to reproduce the problem
* Whether or not you've tested the same steps in another browser (and if so, which)
* Whether you get the same result every time you try the same steps, or if it only happens sometimes

If we can't reproduce the problem under the same browser and operating system, we may also ask you for a list of any browser extensions you have installed.

Things that are still not yet implemented:

* the "don't autoformat" button
* the rich text editor
* editing existing entries (it will display the old form)
* draft posts of any type, including autosaving of entries

There are also still some issues with IE, especially in "privacy mode". Anything that requires Javascript is currently not working in IE in privacy mode, and we're trying to figure out if there's something we can do to fix that or if the settings of the browser override anything we can do.
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[personal profile] musyc 2011-12-10 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
Firefox 8.0.1, Windows 7 Starter. Using Tropo Purple. All DW betas are turned on.

I have two "post entry" buttons on the Update2.0 page, one in the previous place (a purple bar at the bottom of the page) and one in the new place with the preview/spell check button.

Also, OMG OMG you moved the preview button THANK YOU THANK YOU.
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[personal profile] musyc 2011-12-10 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
Ah. This is non-intuitive for me, but something I could get used to. I have my modules carefully arranged so that they don't go lower than the horizontal border of the update box (sidebar only, no bottom modules), and so I have two buttons VERY visible. For a minute I couldn't decide which one to push. (I'm still a little leery about pushing one. *eyes it*)
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[personal profile] jb_slasher 2011-12-10 11:02 am (UTC)(link)
The (old) "Edit Entries" page doesn't have the option to change the icon for the entry. Or I'm blind, that can also be the case. At least it used to be on the top-left next to the date? Tried it with IE7 and FF 3.6.24 so I don't think it has to do with my FF add-ons.
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[personal profile] jb_slasher 2011-12-10 11:06 am (UTC)(link)
In addition: I edit an entry, then save it. The entry now uses my default icon instead of the icon I chose when I first posted.
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[personal profile] jb_slasher 2011-12-10 11:25 am (UTC)(link)
Yep, I think I have jquery beta on as well. I have both features on the beta feature page turned on. *embarrassed*
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[personal profile] jb_slasher 2011-12-10 11:28 am (UTC)(link)
Well, I'm glad I found a bug for you then ;)
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[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2011-12-10 11:12 am (UTC)(link)
Reproducing in FF8 on Windows 7:

http://i.imgur.com/1Jcsz.png

Edit: this is only if I turn on the new JS beta testing, not the update one.
Edited 2011-12-10 11:18 (UTC)
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[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2011-12-10 11:19 am (UTC)(link)
You must have replied as I edited it. Yeah this is because of the jquery beta.
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[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2011-12-10 02:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay! It's back!
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-10 03:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Fixed now, thank you for letting us know!
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[personal profile] jb_slasher 2011-12-10 05:46 pm (UTC)(link)
No problem. Thank you for fixing it! :)
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[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2011-12-10 11:08 am (UTC)(link)
I love the new changes! Having headers, different colors and a second post entry button means I can finally use it. I still wish the headers were a bit more distinctive but the current design is a good compromise.

One tiny thing I noticed: some space is missing between the spell check button and the post entry button(Windows 7, FF 8)
Edited (th=/=sh, brain!) 2011-12-10 11:20 (UTC)
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[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2011-12-10 12:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I *love* the fact that the post entry button tells me which community I'm posting to. Seriously, I don't know if it's new but it's amazing. However, the second, lower, bigger button doesn't. Maybe it could too.
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[personal profile] stormy 2011-12-10 01:12 pm (UTC)(link)
I *love* the fact that the post entry button tells me which community I'm posting to. Seriously, I don't know if it's new but it's amazing. However, the second, lower, bigger button doesn't. Maybe it could too.

Loving that as well!
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-10 03:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Weirdly enough, the big post entry button used to show the community from the beginning; I decided to move it to the smaller one when I added the secondary row of buttons.
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[personal profile] mountainlight 2011-12-10 12:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I am trying to make a post but I am not allowed to select an icon to use -- that has disappeared. The default automatically shows.

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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-10 03:06 pm (UTC)(link)
That's fixed now!
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[personal profile] mountainlight 2011-12-10 03:19 pm (UTC)(link)
THANK YOU for getting this fixed so quickly :)

Have a great weekend and thanks to you and the DW staff for all of the wonderful work you do!
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[personal profile] stormy 2011-12-10 01:24 pm (UTC)(link)
The new changes make this updated create entries page very feasible for me to use it.

The Wonderful:
+ The higher post entry button.
+ The subtle background on the the modules.
+ The slightly lighter headers in each module.
+ Better spacing in each module for its contents.
+ The first post to button showing which community you're posting to.
+ Increased focus on design elements. The subtle shadow inset in each textarea when you use it, the inset headers with css shadows.
+ Beautiful transition when you select "another user".

The Dubious:
- No margin space in icon module between browse and random.
- No place to choose a community to post to. I had to go to the community page and pick to post to it.
- No margin space between spell check and post entry.
- Create poll would still look better as a button.
- Go to settings would look good as a button as well, perhaps a small ? icon image that would take you to your settings page. That's pretty universally accepted. Or reusing the settings wheel icon (maybe a smaller version) next to it.
- Still wondering how long usernames look in the POST AS: ()NAME ()ANOTHER USER section. Do long usernames drop the ()ANOTHER USER down to the second level?
- When posting to a community, and selecting 'another user', the post to button changes to a regular post, and the community doesn't clear. So we're still posting to the community, but it doesn't reflect it anymore in the post button.

Above all, it looks great [personal profile] fu, definitely a huge leap in the right direction. I could see myself using this.
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-10 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! I couldn't have done it without you :)

I'm looking into the others -- but re: the lack of a community dropdown, how are you getting the link to the entry page? I'm wondering if it's the difference between: http://www.dreamwidth.org/entry/new and http://www.dreamwidth.org/entry/stormy/new
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[personal profile] stormy 2011-12-10 09:31 pm (UTC)(link)
You're perfectly welcome. Anything I can do to help~ ♥

Ah ha! That's it. I was using my current post layout on my journal, and it was http://www.dreamwidth.org/update.bml?usejournal=stormy so it forwarded to
http://www.dreamwidth.org/entry/new?usejournal=stormy.

http://www.dreamwidth.org/entry/new does in fact show a drop down to use other communities. Perhaps include that in all versions, just in case someone changes their mind about where they want to post to? If not, at least I know what was up now.

Edit:

This is sort of off subject, but I've always wondered how possible it would be to colorize or 'organize by status' the post to drop down menus.

For instance, if mine read:

stormy
community i moderate/own
community i moderate/own
community
community
community

as far as organization, or if the communities I moderate/own could show up in another color, matching to the site scheme or whatnot. Scanning down a long list to find a community I own when you're part of a lot of communities can start to drive you nuts after awhile. Just a drive by suggestion/thought.
Edited 2011-12-10 21:42 (UTC)
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-14 12:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh that is an interesting idea. I don't think that color would work, because we're just using regular selects, but maybe an optgroup?

Example of communities grouped by Admin/Member.

It's a sufficiently big change that I feel like it might best go through the formal [site community profile] dw_suggestions process though!
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[personal profile] stormy 2011-12-14 03:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I didn't think the color would really work because not everyone might be able to see it, and it'd run into a lot of browser problems but oh man the organization on the example is so beautiful. That would be ideal, and so much easier when you're dealing with 50+ or even 20+ posting communities.

You're a genius!
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[personal profile] inoru_no_hoshi 2012-02-09 06:58 am (UTC)(link)
Drive-by late-comment-is-late, but yesssssssssss I wants that. ♥
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-14 12:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I've tweaked a bunch of spacing issues. Thank you again for all your feedback!
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[personal profile] stormy 2011-12-14 03:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I officially might have no spacing complaints! It looks great! I did notice one tiny graphical blip, and that's all, but it could be intentional. I'm not sure. When you add tags to your entry and back out of the selection box - they appear in the tag box with rounded borders and a separated ( tag | x ) delete option. When you hover over the x, it's a very faint highlight (pink in Tropo Red), and you lose the borders at the top and bottom. If it's not intended, you just have to pop the borders in there. Also, a 2px border radius would probably make that look a little cleaner. Anything around 5px is really noticeable when you have text, and can get a bit squishy looking since the x highlight doesn't go all the way to the end, keeping the rounding minimal will probably look a little better?
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-14 04:33 pm (UTC)(link)
*squints* *tweaks*

At 2px, I was worried it looked exactly like the regular buttons (such as browse), but I've tweaked the padding and spacing so that the remove bit doesn't extend out of its borders any more -- or shouldn't be anyway!

(If it is, that's still a bug)
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[personal profile] stormy 2011-12-14 05:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Looks perfect! ♥

I think I officially have no nitpicks.
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-14 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
♥ It is a pleasure.

And hey, if any more nitpicks spring up, you know where I am *g*
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[personal profile] trobadora 2011-12-10 02:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm confused. Weren't the modules supposed to be movable?
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[personal profile] ninetydegrees 2011-12-10 02:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Just in case this isn't what you've done as it's not obvious at all: you can only move them when you're in config mode so when you click on the little wheel icon in the upper right corner, next to the Create Poll link.
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[personal profile] trobadora 2011-12-10 03:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, thank you! That really is a bit counterintuitive ...

Also strange: the modules display completely differently for me in IE and in FF. In FF, I get three columns beneath the entry box; in IE I get two columns, with the tags taking up the whole width of both columns.
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[personal profile] facetofcathy 2011-12-10 04:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Bug in Display:

Firefox 8 on Ubuntu 11.10 Using Celerity site skin

The browse button beside the icon has an underline (green) under the word browse, as if it's a link.

Problem persists with a change to Tropo red, now the underline is red.

Goes away on hover.

In Chromium 15.0.874.106 (Developer Build 107270 Linux) Ubuntu 11.10 there is no line.

However, in both browsers using keyboard navigation that button "lights up" twice on focus, once around the whole button and then around the link within it.

Design Feedback:

I find the #666 headings on the components a little too low contrast with the #eee background. Changing the text to #444 makes it more comfortable. #666 fails the standard colour difference test by a smidge.

There's a bunch of other grey on grey effects of very low contrast that are difficult for me to read as well:

The headings on the unused modules when one has the module placement editor view up is painfully low contrast with the background.

The cancel link in the Entry Form Options box is borderline uncomfortable in its contrast. (I think it should be a button anyway.)

The borders on buttons are very low contrast to the backgrounds the buttons sit on sometimes (the buttons within the modules like browse for tags). It works okay when the button is grey and the background is white, but when the background becomes grey like the button itself, it all gets a bit samey and blurry. I notice this is a popular style for form designers, I just compared your design to one of my operating system forms, and there, the grey of the background is lighter than the button grey by a higher margin and the button border is a bit darker as is the text. More like the way your buttons look on hover, which is a comfortable level of contrast.

In isolation, things like the button border contrast are less a problem than text/background contrast, and I realize there's a struggle to meet contrast guidelines when you want a fairly unobtrusive look to the form elements. But all that grey in very low contrast can make the form seem vaguely blurry when it actually isn't. Add in the drop shadows, and for someone with my middle-aged vision, the whole form feels uncomfortable to use, instead of looking stylish and modern.
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-14 12:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooh thanks, this is awesome feedback! You're right that we wanted the color elements to be unobtrusive, but if it's turning out blurry for you, that's something we need to fix (you're probably not the only one affected, at that).

I've done some tweaking of the colors, and the tweaks are all now live on the site, so I hope that's more distinct (while still being unobtrusive). Please don't hesitate to let me know if you're still having trouble with the contrast!
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[personal profile] foxfirefey 2012-03-29 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
Hi--I'm checking in to try and see if you've checked in and things are better now in current versions?
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[personal profile] facetofcathy 2012-03-29 03:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I presume we're talking about the second section of my comment.

Most of the module colour contrasts are borderline okay. Honestly, I will never like this design, which is not really the point, and I'm trying to keep my critique to real effects, not how much I like it.

I find the heading gradient image to be very visually distracting. It immediately is easier to focus on if I take that and the text shadow off the headings, but I consider the headings too pale until they're showing the hover colours. Compare the gradient image to the one on #menu in Tropo Red which provides a defined background without being visual noise.

The very greyed out unused modules in the drag and drop mode issue still stands. They are very hard to focus on, as are the words drag and drop themselves.

The cancel link in the Options box is taking it's style from the .destructive class in the site scheme style. I can't recall ever seeing that used anywhere else, but I wonder if it wasn't styled with the assumption that it appears on a white background (in tropo or celerity). It is differently coloured as a link and on hover from anything else and I don't see any design reason for it to be so different from the create poll link right above it or to be such a pale grey link.

I find the page barely usable, but the total accumulation of text shadows, box shadows, gradients, border radius and all those shades of grey is still a blurry background with a few crisp foregrounded elements, like the selection and input boxes. I guess my question is when does an aesthetic choice, which I understand that this is, have to give way for broader usability? I'm using Tropo Red at the moment, and the contrast between this site-schemed page and all the others in terms of heading colours, button colours, general contrast levels etc. is very marked.

I will almost certainly make a stylish script to strip the blur out and crisp this up once it becomes the standard post form.

New issue: while playing around with the form I noticed that with the right em size of the screen the heading on the journal module and the #usejournal select box overrun the module. (I have this module in the sidebar.) I assume the heading is being dragged along for the wider ride by the select element which has no width set.

Contrast this to #iconselect which has a width of 100% set. All the select elements and other form elements should likely be
looked at to make sure they are contained if they're in the sidebar.
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[personal profile] cmshaw 2011-12-10 04:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Chrome 15 on Windows Vista.

I don't know if this is new or I just didn't notice it before (I should post more often, eh?), but in the Choose Icon browser, the visual distinction between the selected keyword and the unselected keywords for an icon with multiple keywords is almost unnoticeable. At first I didn't think clicking on the keywords was doing anything at all! It's slightly less subtle in IE9, but that might also be that by that point I'd realized that there was a distinction and was looking for it. Could this be made more visually dramatic, maybe by changing the color of the text and/or background as well as the color of the border around the selected keyword?
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[personal profile] stormy 2011-12-10 09:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I think it would help out a ton if you could possibly include a screenshot of what you're seeing.

I'm on Firefox/Aurora on Windows 7 and in my choose icon browser, there are different background colors for the highlighted/selected icon, as well as a different font color, and the keywords for the icon appear at the top of the window where it was blank before.

Now between the keywords, the selected keyword has a red border around it, and the unselected keyword has a gray border around it. Are you thinking maybe about the unselected keywords being dark grey text on silvery background with grey border (sort of like disabled text) and the selected one retaining the red text and red border?

Update:
Actually, here's a set of images to illustrate what I mean. This is how it displays currently on Firefox Aurora/Win 7:


And per your comments, this is what I possibly suggest:


What do you think?
Edited 2011-12-10 21:50 (UTC)
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[personal profile] cmshaw 2011-12-10 10:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh, that's already a lot clearer than what I'm seeing in Chrome:

screenshot in Chrome

I don't want to make the unselected keywords less visible. I was thinking something like reserving the colors on selection, maybe like so:

reversed color mockup of the same screenshot

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[personal profile] stormy 2011-12-10 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
What site layout are you using? (And yeah the inversion selection would be good, too.
Edited 2011-12-10 22:14 (UTC)
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[personal profile] cmshaw 2011-12-10 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I was just going to check on that -- I'm using Celerity. When I change it to TropoRed, I see what you posted. (And, interestingly, I see the same font size. The giant font apparently comes from the site style as well -- I thought it was just to fill up space in the icon browser.)
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[personal profile] stormy 2011-12-10 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahh, that explains it. Celerity is an entirely different site style, but it's a good suggestion to make selected items and links a bit clearer! I'm sure that'll help [personal profile] fu spruce it up!
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[personal profile] cmshaw 2011-12-10 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
It's looks like they're all drawing on the site colors here, which makes sense. It's just a matter of picking some colors which are a little more high-contrast!

The two Gradation styles also might want tweaking, since they're not showing a lot of contrast between the keyword text and the keyword background, selected or unselected:

(actually, let me give a larger image here to also show off the problem with the font sizes, and I'll give it as a link to keep from breaking the page here)

The two Tropospherical styles are the only ones with regular-sized text, too; all of the other site styles, even Lynx, have big font there.
Edited 2011-12-10 22:34 (UTC)
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-14 12:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm, I tweaked it a bit, though I didn't reverse the colors. How's that now? Any clearer?
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[personal profile] cmshaw 2011-12-14 01:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, the bold text makes it a lot clearer now. Thank you!

(Is the low contrast in Gradation a problem? I don't use that style so I don't know if its colors are supposed to be low contrast.)
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-14 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Excellent!

(Hmmm. Gradation is often used by people with light sensitivity issues, so when in doubt, I go with the more muted option. I'll take another look and see, though, if that's beginning to impact readability )
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[personal profile] darkicedragon 2011-12-10 10:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm using Maxthon 2.5.18, Windows 7.

When I try to use the 'Post' button under the text box, I get given a 404 message. I tried to post three times, and kept getting the same thing, but the post went through when I clicked on the bottom 'Post' button.

Though, this is most probably Maxthon being difficult again, because now that I'm comparing it to Firefox, Maxthon doesn't have the 'highlight text box upon hover' either. *sigh* The 'Post' button under the text box works in Firefox and Internet Explorer (though IE doesn't have 'highlight text box upon hover').
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-14 11:46 am (UTC)(link)
Hm, that is pretty weird! I just tried with IE, and they usually behave the same, but I didn't have the same problem...

When it gives you the 404, what link is in the address bar? It should be http://www.dreamwidth.org/entry/new when you first load the page; I'm curious to see how it differs after you try posting the entry.
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[personal profile] darkicedragon 2011-12-14 12:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Heh - good thing I was about to post something anyway, so I can test it! XDD I used the button directly under the text box, and got the 404 again. The link in the address bar is http://www.dreamwidth.org/entry/.
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[personal profile] darkicedragon 2011-12-14 12:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Though when I was just trying to post this particular post, the bottom 'Post' button gave me a 404 too. I had to try the Post button under the text box for it to finally go through. The bottom Post button also gave me the http://www.dreamwidth.org/entry/ url in the address box.
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-14 12:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Oh how about try this: hit the same post button twice next time you have to post something, instead of once each button (also is it happening in IE as well, or is it just in Maxthon?)
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[personal profile] darkicedragon 2011-12-14 01:11 pm (UTC)(link)
IE seemed to work fine when I was just doing 'post post' (I did it twice on both buttons and they all went through) but when I tried for two paragraphs it gave me the 404 error. I hit the same post button again and then it went through.

Aaaand tried just doing 'post post' with Maxthon, and then went through fine too. Huh.
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-14 01:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm, that is *weird*! I need to think about this. Let me know, though, if you have any more info?
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[personal profile] michelel72 2012-07-07 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not sure if this is the same issue, but I've been getting the same 404 and same address today, so I'm entering this comment here in case it is related. This only happens for me if I "Preview" the post before I click the "Post entry" button, in both cases referring to the buttons directly below the text box.

IE 9.0.7 64-bit in Win7

I haven't tried any other browsers or operating systems. This is consistent for me, no matter how much text is in the post. (I just did a test post with just "blah blah" as the title and text.) If I put exactly the same settings in and try to post without first going through preview, it posts just fine.
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[personal profile] darkicedragon 2012-07-07 07:06 pm (UTC)(link)
...Huh. I just tried that out and yeah, if I previewed the post first, it didn't go through, but if I didn't, it posted. I pretty much preview every single one of my posts so I wouldn't have caught that.

Thanks! :D
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[personal profile] foxfirefey 2012-03-29 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
Hey--have you run into this lately? I'm trying to do a bug run up and this is the kind of thing I'm not going to be able to replicate on my own, lacking a Windows machine at the moment. Anyway, if you could check and get back to me on it, that would be great!
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[personal profile] darkicedragon 2012-04-03 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I'm still getting the 404 message if I leave the post for long enough.

The box highlight on hover works now, but the 'Subject' and 'Your entry here...' text doesn't show up.
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[personal profile] scolaro 2011-12-16 09:46 am (UTC)(link)
Heh. The first time I saw the new look I was...underwhelmed. (Slightly panicky even.) But then I continued reading the bit about customizing the look in the news entry, and now it's AWESOME!
Kudos for the new page!

One tiny thing (for now): When I click on "Create Poll" it takes me to another page that says:

"Sorry
Your account type doesn't allow you to create polls."

Which is of course fine, but it would be better if that option didn't even appear for the account types it cannot be used with.
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[personal profile] montuos 2011-12-17 02:05 am (UTC)(link)
Or perhaps alternatively, appeared greyed-out and not clickable, with the error message as a tooltip?
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[personal profile] scolaro 2011-12-18 05:00 pm (UTC)(link)
^ Perfect. That way people would also learn what they're missing out on with a free account. ^^
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[personal profile] montuos 2011-12-18 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
That was part of my thought process, yes. :)

And me, I'd rather know in advance that the feature exists even if I cannot use it, but it would seriously piss me off to try to use it and then not find out I couldn't until after loading another page.

[personal profile] feathertail 2011-12-16 09:46 am (UTC)(link)
Is this just for reporting bugs, or also for posting suggestions and/or usability case studies? >.>;

I didn't like that it spanned the whole width of my widescreen, so I found how to turn it back. But now all the boxes are hiding below the entry box, except for a single one in the sidebar, and I'm not able to click-and-drag them (which it feels like I ought to be able to).

*checks* Oh hey, it only lets you drag-and-drop when the settings thingy is clicked. Of course, partly because I have text magnification turned up, the box it'll let me drag them into wasn't actually on-screen at first, and I had to scroll while dragging to put it there.

It's shiny and less cluttered than some of the first prototypes though, and I like that some rarely-used features are hidden by default but still accessible if someone needs them ...
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-21 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Any and all are welcome! And thank you for your comments :) (Both here / now, and before)
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[personal profile] merrymen 2011-12-16 04:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Firefox 8.0, Windows 7.

On the update page, when I use the lower right-hand corner of the entry text box to drag it bigger, the lower module bar moves with it but the sidebar allows the box to be dragged "underneath" and past it. This happens every time; I've reloaded the create entry page and opened it in different tabs to see if the problem persists. The tag box suffers a similar ailment, as when dragged larger downwards the lower module moves with it, but sideways it can be dragged out of the sidebar.

(Sidenote: in IE 9.0.8112.16421 (64-bit) there is no "draggy corner" to the entry text box or the tag box so no problem there, but there's no margin between the entry text box and the preview, spellcheck, post entry buttons.)
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[personal profile] boundbooks 2011-12-16 04:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't know if this counts as a bug, but it's very unintuitive to figure out that the gear is what you need to click for settings for drag and drop, as well as further options such as current and cross-posting.

Pretty much every time I've seen the beta create entries page mentioned in someone's journal, there's a comment by someone else asking how to customize the page. It seems that pretty much everyone needs someone else to type out 'press the gear to customize', which I think is a sign that it's not clear.

I don't know if it's in the works for changes, but a thought crossed my mind. The header above the Subject box has 'Create Poll (icon) (gear icon)'. What about 'Create Poll (icon) Edit entry form settings (gear icon)' instead?

I think that something along those lines would fix the issue, as right now the only way to figure out what the gear does is to hover over it and read the hover text.
Edited 2011-12-16 17:21 (UTC)
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[personal profile] ciaan 2012-01-02 11:34 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, agree.

Also, this is very likely a subset of the "doesn't save drafts" thing and I'm sure you folks already know about it, but the entry time isn't automatically keeping up with reality; it posts my entries as the time I start them, rather than when I finish them, if I leave the window open.
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[personal profile] montuos 2011-12-17 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
I am now amused (and glad I read through the comments first) because the specific suggestion I came here to make is absolutely opposite to what [personal profile] feathertail wants! ;D

I have a boatload of unused space both right and left of the page content, and I'd be really happy if the page did use the entire width of my screen, because I'd like to have one more column to the right of the entry box so I could move some more modules out from underneath it.

Screenshot of great wideness here.

I'm running Firefox 8.0 on Kubuntu 10.10.
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-24 07:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Heeheehee yeah balancing everyone's needs is tricky!

That screenshot looks like something we did specifically for Tropospherical -- it has a maximum width on all page content) for readability, so that individual lines don't go splat all across the screen.

That is, it's not quite a bug as it is desired behavior on, say, entries with long lines, or on things like the textarea not being too wide across to scan easily.
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[personal profile] sophie 2011-12-17 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Firefox 8.0.1 on Windows 7, 64-bit, with no extra addons installed. (Actually I have plenty of addons, but I tested this on a blank profile with no addons on it and it still happens, so...)

I've been on the new entry create page beta since it first came out to the public, but I am NOT on the JS beta. When I composed my most recent entry, I left the tag selection to last, and I wanted to use the tag browser for it. When I clicked the 'browse' button, the tag browser overlay appeared, but much to my surprise, the page then changed to show that my entry had been successfully posted.

This seems to be reproducible for me as every time I've done it, it's tried to post the entry. But since I haven't seen any other reports, I'm unsure if it's just me.
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-21 09:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm. Do you see any errors in the Javascript console? It looks like something is interfering when tags data is being populated.
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[personal profile] sophie 2011-12-21 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Yep, I do, when I click on the tag browse button:

[21:20:34.870] tag.replace is not a function @ http://s.dreamwidth.org/js/??jquery/jquery-1.5.2.min.js,dw/dw-core.js,jquery/jquery.ui.widget.min.js,jquery.ajaxtip.js,tooltip.min.js,jquery/jquery.ui.position.min.js,jquery.hoverIntent.js,jquery.contextualhover.js,nav-jquery.js,jquery/jquery.ui.core.min.js,jquery/jquery.ui.datepicker.min.js,jquery/jquery.ui.dialog.min.js,jquery.radioreveal.js,jquery.iconrandom.js,jquery.vertigro.js,jquery.tagselector.js,jquery/jquery.ui.autocomplete.min.js,jquery.autocompletewithunknown.js,md5.js,jquery.crosspost.js,jquery.postform.js,jquery.iconselector.js?v=1323865453:1172

It refers to the return line in this function:

    var _regex = new RegExp("[^a-z0-9]","ig");
    function _as_attr(tag) {
        return tag.replace(_regex, "_");
    }


So it seems that for some reason, the 'tag' variable isn't a string, but it can't be undefined either because otherwise the error would be about that...
Edited 2011-12-21 21:25 (UTC)
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-21 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Geeeh I just had a sudden thought: do you have any tags that are just numbers?
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[personal profile] sophie 2011-12-21 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
I do, yes - I have the '1337' tag.
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-21 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay, got it, thanks!
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[personal profile] foxfirefey 2012-03-29 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
I tested this and it appears to no longer be an issue! Is it still happening for you?
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[personal profile] sophie 2012-03-29 06:51 am (UTC)(link)
Nope! Fu fixed it in this change. :)
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[personal profile] chagrined 2011-12-17 11:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Should we use this post also if we want to submit feedback that is not bug-related? Or is this another place to leave that kind of thing? (Or is the new create entries beta now pretty set in how it will work and past the functionality-related feedback stage now?)
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[personal profile] lannamichaels 2011-12-18 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Not a bug, but a suggestion: It would be really great if instead of/next to the small circular settings image was the word "settings". The image is also close to the background color, so more contrast between those colors would be great. :)
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-24 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for that suggestion! (we've received a lot of feedback on that point specifically, and we're definitely looking at it :-))
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[personal profile] lannamichaels 2011-12-24 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you all so much for being so open about this whole process! I do like the way the rest of it is. :)
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[personal profile] cloudsinmylatte 2011-12-20 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
When posting an entry begun before another one is posted, the error message uses text messages suggesting:

...use the "Date Out of Order" option....

Except the option says:

Don't show on Reading Pages (allows dating out of order)

Even though the name does suggest (in parenthesis) that this might be the option, the error text should be changed to match more exactly the actual options available, should suggest something like 'use the "Don't show on Reading Pages" option, which allowed out-of-order posting' instead of "Date Out of Order."

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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-24 07:36 pm (UTC)(link)
*tsks at site text* We'll fix that, thanks for pointing it out!
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[personal profile] frith 2011-12-20 02:00 pm (UTC)(link)
I found a bug! *glee* It's a formating bug that occurs in the spellcheck output, starting in the second paragraph of a comment. Spellcheck flags mispelled words by overwriting them in red. Now with the bug, starting in the second paragraph of a comment, the word in red starts not on the first letter of the erroneous word, but in the space before, so it looks like this: this is aspelingg error.

*My browser: FireFox 3.5.; OS = Windows 7
*I went back and spellchecked the commnet (which was a reply to a comment) again with the same result. I'm also testing it here, which is why I let out the teal deer to play.
*I only use FireFox 3.5, so no, I haven't tried it on any other brower.
*I always have Javascript off unless I really need it, so this bug occurs with Javascript disabled. I haven't tried it with Javascript enabled.
*Testing it again here! ^_^

Third paragraph! (Or eighth carriage return, depending on how the text edditor interprets it.) Spellcheck time!
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[personal profile] frith 2011-12-20 02:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Rats and drat. It didn't work. I'm trying again with a reply to my coment, as that was the instance in which the error occured.

Secound paragraph, tempting the bug with juicy spelling errors! Heeere buggy, buggy, buggy! Javascript is disabled, OS is Windows 7, browser is Firefox 3.5.

Third paragraph. Looking for Mr Gooderror. Never saw that filn, not my genre. Enough spellin errors already, let's roll!

*edit* Dammit! Didn't work. Dern bug, why you so elusive? Going back to reply to my reply in my blog, maybe the error will reoccur there.
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False lead, no bug

[personal profile] frith 2011-12-20 02:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Curses! Foiled again! The error did not reoccur in my reply to my reply to the comment on my post. So it goes. Sorry.
Edited 2011-12-20 14:18 (UTC)
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Re: False lead, no bug

[personal profile] fu 2011-12-21 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Nothing to be sorry about! If you can get something that happens again, just let us know the exact text and we can look into it.

(Your icon melts my heart btw)
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Re: False lead, no bug

[personal profile] frith 2011-12-21 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
If it happens again, I will let you know. ^_^

Twilight Sparkle is the best pony. If you would like me to point to where you can easily watch the new series on YouTube or download the episodes, just let me know. Generally speaking, you cannot find them on TV in most countries outside of the US.
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[personal profile] spikewriter 2011-12-20 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Wasn't looking for a bug, but found one.

Firefox 9.0, Google Chrome 16.0.912.63, Safari 5.1.2 (7534.52.7), OSX Lion 10.7.2

When using the new entry page, in Firefox, clicked on "browse" on tags. Tags started to load -- then it posted my entry. In Google and Safari, clicked on "browse" on tags with an empty entry, tags started to load -- and it tried to to post.

Other than that, I like the new look and speaking as someone with a fic journal, thank you for allowing the ability to post as another user.
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[personal profile] sophie 2011-12-21 02:34 pm (UTC)(link)
That happened to me too. Out of interest, are you in the JS beta or not?

[edit: Seems like it's a bug that happens when people have a tag that's solely composed of numbers. [personal profile] fu is on it!]
Edited 2011-12-21 21:32 (UTC)
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-24 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Oops, yes, that looks to be an issue caused by the presence of tags that are all-numbers. We'll fix it soon!

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Not a bug -- just feedback

[personal profile] cupidsbow 2011-12-21 06:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I mostly like the new interface -- a lot. However, I find I use the "change date" and draft post features way more than I thought, so I've turned it off again.

I'll turn it back on once I can use those. :)
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Re: Not a bug -- just feedback

[personal profile] fu 2011-12-24 07:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Sure, keep an eye out for new entries here on [site community profile] dw_beta :)

I do think the first one might already be possible: customize to show the display date by hitting the gear on the upper right of the form; then when you need to edit the date, hit the pencil/edit icon to the left of the date.

That leaves drafts, which should be fun when they come out! (For various values of fun. Ahem)
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[personal profile] darkrose 2011-12-22 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
This is a feature request more than a bug, but it would be nice if the browse icons showed them sorted by name rather than date added. I don't always remember my keywords, and I haven't always added icons in a logical order.
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Font Size (not necessarily a bug, but...)

[personal profile] archangelbeth 2011-12-22 04:13 am (UTC)(link)
The font size in the posting box is smaller than is happy-making for my eyes. (It's the same size in my comment box, right here, but for various reasons, it's not so troubling.) Is there any way to scale it up, or a bit of CSS in a FAQ I could use to bump it up? It's especially noticeable with the Subject line being so big.

I'm on Safari, OSX 10.5.8. Haven't tested in any other browsers.

(And to make it peeeeerfect, double-icon-option would be great, just so you know -- one at the top left for when I just know what icon I want before I post, and one at the bottom right... O;> )
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Re: Font Size Resolved!

[personal profile] archangelbeth 2011-12-30 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
Looks like the font size is now back to the easier-on-my-eyes size, WOO!
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Re: Font Size Resolved!

[personal profile] fu 2011-12-30 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
\o/ Thanks for reporting it in the first place!
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[personal profile] lizvogel 2011-12-22 07:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Opera 10, WinXP, nothing fancy going on.

1 - When I hit spell-check, the picture of my selected icon disappears from the Create Entries page. It's still selected in the drop-down, but the space where it should display is blank. If I select a different icon, it displays okay; if I hit spell-check again, the picture disappears again. The icon seems to post okay when I post the entry.

2 - If I already have tags in the tag field, and I use the tag browse to select another one, the previous tags disappear. The previous tags show as checked in the browse pop-up, but when I hit Save, only the newly-selected tag(s) appear in the tag field. It doesn't seem to matter whether the previous tags were entered via typing, drop-down, or browse. (Unlike with the icon bug, the "disappeared" tags do not post with the entry.)

3 - When I type in a tag, the drop-down list appears and narrows the selections as I continue typing. Fine so far. But if I hit Enter when I finish typing the tag, the drop-down list (with its one remaining, bolded option) doesn't disappear. It just sits there, sometimes hanging off the bottom of the tag field, sometimes partly overlaying it. It doesn't go away until I either start typing another tag (and get a fresh drop-down), or I click somewhere outside the tags area. If I click outside the tag area, the drop-down disappears but the typed text remains in the tag field (along with the little selected tag "box"). If I type a comma instead of Enter when I'm done typing the tag, however, everything works as it should.

Other non-bug comments:

I love the customizability, both what displays and where. Really, this is a brilliant idea.

I'd like to be able to put the date and icon selection at the top of the page instead of the bottom; those are "starting" things to my brain, not "ending" things.

For the tags drop-down list, it would be nice to have a scroll bar on the list itself, rather than having to scroll down the whole screen if the list is long.

I'm not wild about the little clickable buttons/boxes/whatchamacallums for the selected tags. I'd prefer an option to just have a plain text, comma-separated list.

This one's dumb, and I know it's dumb, but: I want my Subject field labeled. I know perfectly well what that field is for, but without something that says Subject: in front of it, my eye wants to skip right over it. I foresee many untitled entries in my future....
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[personal profile] darkicedragon 2011-12-22 08:07 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'd like to be able to put the date and icon selection at the top of the page instead of the bottom; those are "starting" things to my brain, not "ending" things."
You can sort of do that already, if you go into Settings and select 'Column alongside entry text', which means you can put panels beside the text box, unless you mean having the panels above the entry box?

"I want my Subject field labeled. I know perfectly well what that field is for, but without something that says Subject: in front of it, my eye wants to skip right over it."
This is there, but it depends on what web browser you're using at the moment ('Subject' and 'Your entry text...' appear on Firefox, but not in Maxthon or Internet Explorer, at least on my computer).

Hope that's a little helpful!
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[personal profile] lizvogel 2011-12-22 08:22 pm (UTC)(link)
you can put panels beside the text box, unless you mean having the panels above the entry box?

I was going for above the entry box, but it's an option to consider.

'Subject' and 'Your entry text...' appear on Firefox, but not in Maxthon or Internet Explorer, at least on my computer

Not in Opera either, apparently. But in that case, it's a bug, not just me being obtuse. So, yay!

Thanks!
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[personal profile] lizvogel 2012-04-02 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Update: On a day when my internet connection was being particularly slow, I noticed that the "Subject" and "Your entry text" labels did appear... briefly. They disappeared by the time the page finished loading. Don't know if that's any help to the debuggers, but whatever's causing them not to be visible in Opera occurs about halfway through the page-load, rather than them not being displayed from the start.
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[personal profile] montuos 2011-12-22 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd like to be able to put the date and icon selection at the top of the page...

I'd like to have the option to do that too. I hadn't actually noticed yet that you couldn't, because I have the icon at the top of my right-side column.

Hmmmmmm; could to do left-hand columns of modules too?

For the tags drop-down list, it would be nice to have a scroll bar on the list itself, rather than having to scroll down the whole screen if the list is long.

I feel a need to argue against this; I hate having a short scrolly-thing to try to find something in a long list. I was so happy when I saw how long the dropdown was!
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[personal profile] lizvogel 2011-12-23 04:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I hate having a short scrolly-thing to try to find something in a long list.

Well, then, obviously it needs to be a user-selectable setting! ;-)

I don't love the super-short scrolly-things either, but my full tags list sails on down past the bottom of the screen and keeps going to the horizon. Some kind of middle ground would be ideal for my purposes; maybe the drop-down could "drop up", adjusted to the size of the browser window?

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[personal profile] montuos 2011-12-23 05:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah; I missed the point that it was dropping below the edge! I didn't notice; I just kept typing until I saw the tag I wanted. I LOVE that the search pulls up the string you type in every position in a tag, not just starting from the first letter! :)

Yes; the list needs to stop at the edge of the window and scroll if longer than that, and if there's more space above than below, in a perfect world it will go up. *nod*
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[personal profile] lizvogel 2011-12-27 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I LOVE that the search pulls up the string you type in every position in a tag, not just starting from the first letter! :)

Agreed! Also love that the tags starting with what you type are still listed first -- it's the best of both worlds.

I just kept typing until I saw the tag I wanted.

On good days, so do I; but on days when I am low on brain and can't remember what tags I want, I just type a space and the whole tag list appears. (I like the drop-down list better than the browse pop-up, even with the scrolling issue.)
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[personal profile] montuos 2011-12-27 09:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Also love that the tags starting with what you type are still listed first -- it's the best of both worlds.

Yes, that too! Love. Love. LOVE! :)
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[personal profile] rydra_wong 2011-12-29 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Thirding. Either at the top or at least as a left-hand column would feel like good options.

Apparently my brain is quite insistent that "who am I" is a question that needs to be addressed before "what am I posting about" (and reading left-to-right, the right-hand column still feels like "after" the entry to some extent).
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[personal profile] briar_pipe 2011-12-23 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
New system = ♥!

The customizable menus made me really sit down and think about my workflow for making a post. After about a minute, I had everything exactly the way I never knew I always wanted it. Seriously, I am grinning with glee! Some small part of my life will now go smoother than before, and it will add to my overall happy feelings about being here on DW.

I do have one suggestion so far. (I skimmed comments, but I may have missed this.) When customizing using a side column, the column begins directly beside the editing window, rather than the textbox for the post itself. That means I wasn't sure how far down the boxes were going to trail once the settings were closed. I had to play around a bit to make sure none of the right-column boxes (my key features I use for every post) were going to disappear off the screen at my preferred zoom level. For ease of use, it might make sense to start that column lower, next to the subject line, where it will move to after saving.

(FF 4.0.1, Snow Leopard, Tropo Purple)
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[personal profile] fu 2011-12-24 07:38 pm (UTC)(link)
...that makes perfect sense. We'll have that fixed by the next code push (i.e., some time soon). Thank you!

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