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21 July 2015 @ 12:35 pm
Update About LJ  
So after talking to someone more advanced, the conclusion is this... LJ broke it. The reason they broke it is because they are still making changes and they are changing the coding. This means my quick fix, got broken. Really this isn't anyones fault because I came to LJ and saw the change and said... icky colors. So I made a fix that wasn't going to last once the coding got change... so maybe a group effort.

Now part of the reason they are still working is to perfect their changes and to clear out any bugs they are working on. Totally makes sense.

I get this as I've worked with mini-updates to websites and you sometimes have to do things in stages.
But I also was told that many of the old layouts will make things look odd. And after checking out the old style.... honestly I'm happy with the new. I know many aren't but the old is just that. I'm all for improvement and most of what LJ has done, hasn't been so bad.


I feel the functionality is still there though I'd like the LJ Nav Menu to be a little less in height. More sleek.


I like when your window shrinks that the COMMUNITY NAV MENU is responsive but it doesn't appear the LJ NAV MENU is but I also haven't been to LJ on a Phone or Tablet. I'm guessing they will work on that.

I know many didn't like the 3 Bar menu button though that is the most common way to shrink a menu in a responsive system.

What I like about the improvements is all the clear information about the Community I'm currenly in and that the bar is the same no matter what part of LJ I'm on.

However, it would be nice if this menu was something that didn't HAVE to be present on every journal.

Now we just need to get LJ to clear out the bugs and I think LJ will work like a dream....

If you are experiencing a bug: REPORT IT.

But I'm really interested to know what you all dislike about the new NAV MENU verses the old? Please be respectible when commenting. Remember I'm not LJ so curses and rants won't get us anywhere. Tell me functionally what you don't appreciate.


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Jo Ann: Jared & Jensen huggingyeuxdebleu on July 21st, 2015 11:38 pm (UTC)
Well hopefully LJ has everything sorted out now. At least my problem has gone away. I've had the same layout since 2005 and all I've ever changed was the photo in my layout. Then out of the blue everything at the top of the page was jumbled and on top of each other. It's back to normal today. Yay!
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 24th, 2015 12:47 am (UTC)
Well they are working on bugs so hopefully things will all be good soon.

I'm glad you page isn't totally a mess now.
Jo Ann: Rolling Eyes Taylor GIFyeuxdebleu on July 24th, 2015 02:26 am (UTC)
Me, too. LJ worries me sometimes.
Her name was Nyamé & the name of her name was Nod.voicesinherbody on July 21st, 2015 11:48 pm (UTC)
I'm patiently awaiting the finish of the code fixes cos the bar still sits weird on my friends page.

Other than that (hopefully temporary) glitch I really like the new navbar! It's sleek and more intuitive. So I guess this is less a gripe about new vs old and more just ooof LJ finish fixing the coding soon please!
Jill aka Jo: BBT: Hit Me Amysireesanwar on July 24th, 2015 12:49 am (UTC)
Mine too. I wish they'd realize they need to fix that too. If they want to hang messages up there they should always be ones that you can close so they can let it hover over everything rather than making space for it in the coding. Bad idea because they've never gotten rid of that padding/margin space on the Friends Page.

YAY! I like it too. And yes finish please.
sunlight dances in my eyesfroganon on July 22nd, 2015 01:12 am (UTC)

Everything's been good here for me. The new changes are easy for me to understand and no weird glitches that I can tell. Also friendly to my weird vision problems.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 24th, 2015 12:50 am (UTC)
That is great. I'm totally okay with the changes myself.
Gilda Elise: Misc-Over the Edgegilda_elise on July 22nd, 2015 10:24 am (UTC)
Mine hasn't changed at all, so I'm good. :-)
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Marcy don't get paid enoughsireesanwar on July 24th, 2015 12:51 am (UTC)
You working off the old? I'd say that is nice but when I checked it out on some layouts I made it was really messy.

I hope yours looks good for good.
Gilda Elise: C&H-Sighgilda_elise on July 24th, 2015 02:46 pm (UTC)
I assume I'm working off the old. For the longest time I was on an old IBM Mac, which, as time went by, was supported by less and less, LJ included, so I was staying with whatever worked. At some point, I may try the new layouts. At some point, I may not have a choice.
Jill aka Jo: Misc: Firefly Calvin & Hobbssireesanwar on July 24th, 2015 05:37 pm (UTC)
That is true.

Johann D Wickedestplasticrapping on July 22nd, 2015 02:47 pm (UTC)
Responsive themeing can be a headache...

I still have issues with the WYSIWYG editor for posting entries. If I start a new paragraph (shift enter) whenever I next hit delete, it dumps the cursor back to the end of the old paragraph.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 24th, 2015 12:52 am (UTC)
They can but mostly I think LJ can work with it.

It has been glitchy recently. Mine keeps opening with the LJ Likes inside of it.
mosinging1986 on July 22nd, 2015 07:26 pm (UTC)
Here via Home Page

My page is broken. Put in a support request but they never do anything with those. (At least, that's been my experience.)

I am so sick of LJ. It's like they WANT people to leave.
Jill aka Jo: Stock: Vampire no garlicsireesanwar on July 24th, 2015 12:55 am (UTC)
Your personal journal? What is up with it?

I usually get responses out of them. Sometimes they are frustrating responses but yeah...
mosinging1986 on July 24th, 2015 01:05 am (UTC)
The formatting on top was all messed up. Colors overlapping text and such. But today it's looking correct for the first time in days. Who knows!
Jill aka Jo: Chuck: Don't Panic Be Awesomesireesanwar on July 24th, 2015 01:16 am (UTC)
I was gonna say... I check it out and all looked well.

But I'll tell you this. You aren't the only one. Many were reporting such issues. Something LJ did. I think they fixed it.

Just have to wait and see what else the do.

*fingers crossed* it isn't bad.

Edited at 2015-07-24 01:17 am (UTC)
mosinging1986 on July 24th, 2015 01:30 am (UTC)
Maybe we all just imagined it or our contacts/glasses were dirty. LOL! Thanks.
Jill aka Jo: Misc: LJ Changes Screw itsireesanwar on July 24th, 2015 01:33 am (UTC)
LJ is messing with our minds! LOL

Edited at 2015-07-24 01:34 am (UTC)
Katie: Paris mon amourkatiesangels on July 22nd, 2015 07:33 pm (UTC)
From what I've seen and tried out so far, I quite like what they've done with the menu. It seems very clean and organised. Although that means getting used to a different menu once again but I don't think it's going to be a problem.

What I really like is the community menu. That it's so easy to see if you watch it/joined it. That's much better now. And it's great, of course, that the nav menu is the same across all pages.
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Aladdin - Genie Applausesireesanwar on July 24th, 2015 12:58 am (UTC)
I agree. I don't find it that hard to comprehend and it is clean and gives you everything you need.

YES! I love that too. I like easily knowing I'm at a community. It did mess with one of my comms layouts but once the dust settles I think I can code some things.

I love that the menu bar is site wide so it isn't changing on you can making you learn more than you have too. Brilliant!
see the bird with the leaf in her mouthiatrogenicmyth on July 24th, 2015 11:20 pm (UTC)
*edited b/c I figured it out*

still absolutely hate the friends feed + the "find communities/rss feeds" menu

Edited at 2015-07-24 11:22 pm (UTC)
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 24th, 2015 11:23 pm (UTC)
Me too!

Okay so here is a tutorial that might help but if not there is a solution for that too.
http://layout-lounge.livejournal.com/49577.html

That is odd... never looked at it. Have to see what comes of it as they are still working on it. Maybe they'll get the hint.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on July 24th, 2015 11:31 pm (UTC)
What did you do exactly?
Hikaruyoru_no_hikaru on December 6th, 2015 02:00 am (UTC)
Hi! Sorry to trouble you, but I hope you can help me. I'm having a bit of trouble with the mass action section on my comments page. It shows at the bottom of the screen all the time, as soon as the comment page opens, even when the page is so long you'll need to scroll to the bottom. So, it's basically right over the text, if only at the bottom of the screen. It's still quite annoying. The thing is, I love the layout and I altered some things to suit my needs, so it would be very troublesome to choose a new layout. Even so, I want the mass action section back at the bottom of the page. Can you tell me which part of the coding makes the display of this section? I tried to figure it out by myself, but it seems that I just can't do it by myself. There must be something I can change in the coding to make it display corretly. Help?
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 12th, 2015 01:35 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry it took me so long to get back to you though I noticed you found my post about this issue and were able to resolve it. I'm glad that worked for you.

Real life has been busy otherwise I would have responded sooner.