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John and Maureen Berry

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Re: Major makeover
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2014, 04:52:40 PM »
Ahh - newer brighter heading.  Shout box, like buttons, bigger avatars. Users logged in today, like that! Like it, will keep looking!
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Re: Major makeover
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2014, 05:05:36 PM »
Sorry Maureen, the competition has closed.

If you had come up with that list earlier you would have won hands down   ::::   !!:)  :)   ;D

......... but we might not have finished yet ;)
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Re: Major makeover
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2014, 05:25:12 PM »
Just opened up the old page that was already open on my computer, if that makes sense, and the change to the header is dramatic - and the avatar is there too.  Big improvement.
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« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2014, 05:30:10 PM »
Ah, but have you now uploaded a 100 x 100 avatar (it won't scale up the old one) ?

And if you have / do, remember to advertise the fact on "Re-introduce yourself" so we encourage others to do likewise  :)

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NEW FEATURES
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2014, 05:41:37 PM »
The Vera Playa Friends "phase one makeover" was fully launched at 6pm on 1st March 2014 ......

To celebrate Vera Playa Friends entering into it's 5th year, we have today introduced phase one of our major two phase makeover.

The redesigned banner across the top of the page still displays your on-line status but now includes your avatar or photograph.
Talking of avatars, you can now update yours to a bigger 100 x 100 pixels by going to your profile page and uploading a new picture.
When updating your avatar (or anything else on your profile), please take the time to re-introduce yourself to your fellow members in the "Re-introduce yourself" board.

Also on your profile page, you will notice that you now have the option to add Skype if you wish.

On the right hand side, we have placed several information features in a revised format so that they are now available "at a glance" throughout all the forum pages.
These information bulletins now also contain member’s avatars for ease of use and instant recognition. 

Other features have also been added, not only to enhance your visit, but also to help you get to know your fellow members via a less formal medium (in comparison to the forum).

A link to the Vera Playa Friends Facebook group is now included in the menu items.
A “shout box”, for those quick one-liners which wouldn't necessarily warrant a formal thread or posting on the forum (this feature is only available after a minimum 5 posts have been made). Obviously, if this feature is abused, the facility will be removed from the offending member.
Please note that only logged-in members will see the shout box.

To further enhance your on-line experience with us, we have also added an "I like this" feature for those occasions when you might agree with a posting but don't necessarily have anything further to add (along the lines of Face Book).
Again, a minimum of 5 posts is required before the “like” feature is activated and members must be logged-in to see it. 

The redesigned and repositioned "Recent posts" box is now in a more convenient position and can also be seen at a glance (members only) without the need to scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Likewise the redesigned and repositioned "Who's on-line" box now also includes members avatars and is also more clearly visible.

At the bottom of the page, we have also added a feature to display which members have visited the forum throughout the day.

To complement the additional features above, in phase two we are hoping to add yet more features to the forum together with a completely re-written website.

We hope you like the changes in phase one :)


Topic now moved to "Phase 1 makeover - new features"
« Last Edit: March 01, 2014, 07:00:43 PM by Phil B-C »