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fu ([personal profile] fu) wrote in [site community profile] dw_beta2012-03-24 01:20 pm

New JS on Journals: Last Call

We're planning on taking the "new JavaScript on journals" changes out of beta soon and making the changes the default for the entire site, so we've done a push today that adds the last few (reported) missing features, and fixes the last few (reported) really annoying behaviors.

There's always going to be one thing more though, so please make sure that you turn on beta for the new JS on journals, and tell us how that new JS works for you -- or doesn't work, if that's the case.

I'm interested in hearing about everything that's bothering you, no matter how tiny it seems! The sooner we know, the sooner we can fix it. (Just this code push, we fixed two things that seemed tiny: one was the hover menu fading way too quickly, another was how the attempt to change your poll vote would bring to you to a separate page instead of changing your vote on the page you were on. They were both things we missed at first, but once they were brought to our attention, we couldn't stop seeing them. And now they're fixed!)

So poke around, and let us know what you find. If you're looking for something to focus on, here's a short list of things we recently added or fixed:

  • added same-page comment tracking

  • fixed same-page changing of poll votes

  • added displaying errors when comment expansion fails to work

  • fixed hover menu fading away even when you didn't move your mouse

  • fixed the .cuttag-open CSS class so it applies to the contents of the opened cut tag (the way the old JS did), for people who want to customize this in their styles

  • made the bottom arrow jump you to the top of the cut tag, without affecting page forward/back

Assuming there are no major issues, we'll turn on the "new JS on journals" beta flag for everyone with our next code push for one last round of testing with the whole site, not just the people who've turned on the beta version. We'll keep it as a beta option at that point, so if anyone has serious problems, they can disable the beta and go back to the old JS while we fix the problem. After that, we'll take this code out of beta and make it the standard option for everyone, removing the old (existing) JavaScript entirely. So, if something's wrong, speak up now!
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[personal profile] northern 2012-03-24 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
The hover menu for icons (you have subscribed to fu!) on my friends page doesn't go away at all, even though I move my mouse away. It doesn't go away until I actually click somewhere else. Is that a feature or a bug? (The same thing seems to work differently for example for the commenting page, which I am on now to write this comment - the menu stays about a second or so after I've removed the mouse from the icon, but then goes away.)
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[personal profile] unicorn 2012-03-24 06:59 am (UTC)(link)
The extra rows combined with the fullsize icons in the new icon selector gives me visual fatigue; I went into it a little more here. I would love it if we could at least have size options on the selector like we did in the previous one.
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[personal profile] articletwelve 2012-03-24 09:06 am (UTC)(link)
Slightly contrary to those above, but I love this icon browser's width and size and just being able to sort through so many icons without as much scrolling. The one nagging thing is that the browser doesn't remember it when I click "Images only" or "Show meta text" past that particular instance. Is this something that can be set or cookied in some way, or is it stuck as something to pick every time? I'd happily just use images only all the time, but since there's no way to stick with it I never bother with the setting.

Also, not sure if I should mention stuff about the Create Entries beta here, but there's one thing on that that drives me nuts -- the title attribute on the main entry textarea. Whenever I'm writing something that involves a lot of coding, or just selecting text in general, or if I simply leave my cursor there, the bubble pops up and gets to be very annoying. I know that it's important for accessibility to label the textarea, but it would be a lot less frustrating if it were using the alt attribute instead so that it didn't constantly pop up.
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[personal profile] lethe1 2012-03-24 07:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm having problems with the new icon browser in both of my (admittedly very old) browsers.

In Safari (1.3.2), if I click on Browse nothing happens at all. In Firefox (1.0), a window pops up that is so small that I can only see part of one icon, and I need to scroll down to see the rest of it and the keyword, never mind the rest of my icons.

The previous icon browser worked perfectly in both Safari and Firefox, including the options for changing the icon sizes, which is a feature I'd really like to keep.
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[personal profile] thenormalsquint 2012-03-25 07:53 am (UTC)(link)
Directed here by Denise. I cleared my cache and cookies, rebooted both my computer and my browser and the problem with Expand All hanging and freezing remains. I'm on Firefox 7.0.1 with Adblock, Adblock Element Hider, and Ghostery (which I tried whitelisting DW on thinking it would help, but nope.)
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[personal profile] eyesofstrength 2012-03-25 03:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I've actually been having issues expanding comments for some time, but I've been opted into the beta for months, just had no idea it was beta related. I have two computers and it only happens on one of them. The other works perfectly fine and is nearly the same setup except OS is different since it's newer.

Affected computer has following setup:

OS: Windows XP (fully updated)
Browser: Firefox 3.6.4
Add-ons: Adblock plus, greasemonkey, ljlogin, noscript (and DW is fully allowed), session manager, tab counter, tab mix plus, tabs menu and youtube to mp3

The computer that works uses same version and has all those add-ons but a few additional ones like Stylish. Only other difference is it uses Windows 7 instead of XP. I can provide a more detailed list of add-ons for the working one later once I'm off work.

And on this computer, expanding works fine in Chrome, but I hate using Chrome on this computer because it will give me a BSOD once a day.
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[personal profile] pocketmouse 2012-03-25 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
OK, I just answered a bunch of polls at dw_suggestions, and every time I voted from my reading page, after voting I'd end up on the entry page on suggestions. I wasn't changing my vote, this was my initial vote.

Previous to today, I last voted probably on the 18th-19th, with the last set of suggestions. I don't recall if I voted anywhere else, so I think this issue came in with the code push.
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[personal profile] xnera 2012-03-26 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
Browsing a few longer threads on [community profile] cfud tonight, and getting Unresponsive Script Errors when I try to expand them. One of the threads that threw the error was this one: http://cfud.dreamwidth.org/6388099.html?thread=3096672899#cmt3096672899

I turned off beta-testing, refreshed the page, and clicked the Expand link again, and it loaded just fine then, if a bit slow. But, I'd rather have slow loading than error messages!

Using Camino Version 2.1.2 ( 20120308211433). Camino is a port of Firefox for Macs, in case you aren't familiar with it.

Out of curiosity, I tried it in Safari on another account of mine, and had no problems, both with/without betatesting turned on. So it looks like it's definitely a Camino issue.
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[personal profile] chagrined 2012-03-26 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Sorry this is so late, but I only noticed this now b/c a friend pointed it out to me (since I had this feature turned off). They discovered that when they tried to leave the first comment on an entry of mine with zero prior comments, using the inline-commenting tool (rather than loading the whole page with ?mode=reply), for some reason the comment box appears on the far side of my journal like so: http://i.imgur.com/JVP7j.png

This only happens on the first comment; after that everything is fine. I tested this as well after turning the beta feature on and got the same result. I suspect this might be in part b/c I am using a style that is ported from LJ, and maybe it's got something different in how it's written from the DW styles, and possibly this is not something DW is concerned with if that's why it's happening. But in case it happens with DW styles too or just so you know anyway, thought I'd mention it. :)
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[personal profile] brisus 2012-03-28 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
I'm sure this is a WIP, but choices to crosspost?
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[personal profile] bjornwilde 2012-03-28 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm likely being lame but how do I get the rich text tab back for when I make/write a post? Apologizes if this has already been covered.
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[personal profile] blue_wayfinder 2012-03-29 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
I was told that the following script failed to run earlier when I tried to expand a thread:


But the thread in question expanded fine though for a moment after clicking it my browser looked like it was ready to crash until it asked me if I wanted to stop the script.

I'm currently using Firefox if that helps any.
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[personal profile] storyfan 2012-03-30 05:21 am (UTC)(link)
I must be an idiot because I can't see where to embed media.
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[personal profile] onyxlynx 2012-04-07 06:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't know if anyone's brought it up yet: I created an entry in beta which I set aside to post something else and when I went back to post the first item I fell into a time warp got a message that I needed to check "Don't show on reading page," which of course one can't do in beta; there's no way one can "post-date" in beta. This is probably one of the items that will be added back later. I simply hadn't noticed it wasn't there.
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[personal profile] minifridge 2012-04-11 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm another one having trouble expanding comments on my two accounts that are using beta features. It's extremely laggy - as in it kind of never works ever - and refreshing the page doesn't help, no matter what. If I switch to an account without beta features, then expanding works fine. No error messages, it just says "loading" forever.

For clarification:

- I'm using up-to-date Firefox on a Mac, ljlogin, Adblock Plus, and Greasemonkey (but my only script is for LJ and I don't think I have it turned on anyway), and I never had this problem before turning on beta features yesterday.

- I've actually only been on site skin pages so far, so I can't tell you if it happens on custom comment pages.

Hope this helps!
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[personal profile] turlough 2012-04-16 07:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I know I'm late with this but I'm wondering, is there any way to navigate the new icon browser using keyboard commands? I can't seem to find any key combinations that work. If there isn't there really should be. I didn't realise how much I missed it until LJ changed so you could navigate their new browser with the arrow keys.
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[personal profile] sophie 2012-04-16 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
This (probably) isn't a bug, but I don't really like the amount of space that's now given in- between collapsed comments in the new JS beta; I liked it better closer together. Maybe it's an accessibility thing, though?
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[personal profile] cesy 2012-04-19 07:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm hitting an odd issue with tracking comments - I can click on "Track This", get the AJAX popup thingy, choose to track comments on that entry, click save, and it apparently does save if I check in another tab or refresh the window, but it still says "Track This" instead of "Untrack This", so it looks like that part isn't refreshing properly. I think it used to, otherwise it wouldn't be confusing me this much?

I'm using the current Chrome on Windows 7 and have Adblock, Stylish and a few other extensions, but none that I'd guess are interfering here.
Edited (forgot to say what browser I'm using) 2012-04-19 19:23 (UTC)
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[personal profile] baggyeyes 2012-04-29 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I have no doubt that I'm late - but I ran into a weird problem using Opera 11.62 (Mac) trying to post a new entry.

The page loaded fine, no problem; I wrote my entry and added the currents, then tried to click Post Entry. Nothing happened. This didn't happen before in Opera, so I'm a bit confuzzled. Or something.

This is the error I received:

HTML style attribute
Unknown pseudo class
Line 1:

And a new Post error, this time in Opera Next, ver. 12.00 beta, build 1387 (Mac OS)

Client error: Invalid argument(s): Invalid year value (must be in the range 1970-2037).

Edited 2012-05-01 00:40 (UTC)
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[personal profile] earnedmystripes 2012-05-17 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
hello! I very recently discovered issues relating to the 'post new comment' button and the javascript on beta that handles thread and cut expansion, as well as the 'browse' and 'random entries' buttons on the create entries page.

I've made a support request here with the details of the problem and what I've attempted to do to resolve the problems on my own, and a friend suggested I comment here as well.

Thank you for your time!
Edited 2012-05-17 00:37 (UTC)
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[personal profile] eyesofstrength 2012-07-02 07:50 pm (UTC)(link)
And since news advised it and I happened to have my secondary computer on, still having the same thread expansion issue on one computer only that only turning the beta off seems to resolve. Basically the one where it sits there loading forever and doesn't expand the thread.

And honestly, using the beta bogs down thread expansion a lot even on the computer it does work on, often temporarily freezing my browser with a long thread for a minute or more and that is not in the least bit tolerable when the current one works almost instantly.
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[personal profile] seleneheart 2012-08-10 08:53 pm (UTC)(link)
The new post entries page doesn't auto-save. Using Firefox, latest version.
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[personal profile] pascendi 2012-08-17 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
The new posting form does not have any information (to say nothing for the possibility to change it) about the time of the post.

Please correct it, it's a necessary feature.

[personal profile] theplotbunny 2012-08-20 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I noticed that as I toggled to each field with my screen reader, the page kept reading that I was testing the new beta or something, and I couldn't use the field for this as it operates like a pop-up, it confused and frustrated me as it seemed to be tracking myy vertual cursor
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[personal profile] ketsudan 2012-09-20 06:11 am (UTC)(link)
This is kind of late in the game, but I enabled the beta for posting entries, and I am adoring this. I love how I can select what I want to show when and where, and that I can change this at any time.

The interface isn't the prettiest, but it's clean and minimalistic, which is a breath of fresh air, as other sites do not have this, or are changing from it. Why they would do this, I don't know.

The interface that you have for browsing tags is lovely too, but maybe you could somehow work it so longer tags are still on one line?

I am not sure how LiveJournal does it, but their tag browsing interface has that. If I recall correctly, the longer ones kind of fade before they get to the next column (so you don't see the whole thing), instead of wrapping to the next line like yours does. I think that LJ's version might not be good for longer tags that need to be read completely.

Maybe you could do a smaller font? I have terrible eyesight, and I am sure that something a bit smaller wouldn't hinder me, maybe something along the 9-10px range.

One more added critique for the tag browser, is that instead of having the list go from left to right like this:


It could go like a typical list:


I just think that might be a little easier, as the eyes naturally go down and then up and over when reading lists, while with full paragraphs with text, they go from left to right and then down to the left again.

But all in all, this is a wonderful posting page and I love it!


Also, still on the topic of the tag selector, could it be possible to have the "save" button down at the bottom of that screen? It's kind of awkward for it to be up in the top right when all other save or update buttons are down at the bottom left or bottom right.

But this is just minor and me nitpicking, I am sure that there are lots more important suggestions.
Edited 2012-09-21 16:18 (UTC)

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