Problems with new layout
1. On my screen the forum now requires a horizontal scroll bar.
Very annoying, and is an elementary design flaw..site should be set to appear at 100% for browsers. (period)
2. There used to be a little link "see all your posts", its a pretty common forum option, I always used it to see if I received any direct responses to a forum comment...is this option completely gone now?..if not where is it now?
Suggestions for site.
1. I would like an export hub option
Sometimes I do actually write a hub solely on hubpages (rather than in a word processor)...it would be nice to have teh option of exporting text from a hub..rather than having to copy and paste each little capsule...this option is standard for blogger and wordpress
2. I would like a "Copy Template" option
I use the same basic layout of capsules for each hub, I know Im going to have a couple of pictures..5-7 text capsules...the first text capsule empty to make room for an adsense capsule..etc.
I think you get the idea...or maybe just a save template feature..so one doesnt havent create a hub layout from scratch every time.
ANy possibilities of seeing these options, they seem rather easy and standard
(template layouts in auction listing software).. export option in blogging platforms
I don't like how hubpages related other hubs/hubbers to mine, I'd like to be able to do that on my own especially when mine aren't really so "informational"
I hadnt noticed until now...but the entire hub site now requires a horizontal scroll bar..in my normal browsing experience the only other site to do that is myspace!...thats not good company.
GT- Im not sure what you mean, is their now a "see similar hubs options" or something like that? I didnt see that feature yet myself
look at any of your hubs on the right hand side it has a list of other hubs/hubbers supposedly related
I do see that now, I didnt realize that was new, i feel like i saw that before..but i agree, i would prefer to have control over such things..at least stick my tracker in there! Already giving up 40% ad impression dont feel i need to share traffic around without any say in the matter. Although, i imagine its reciprocal
But having horizontal scroll bar appear on my not small screen is very amateur an dis actually a pretty big deal..I leave sites that make me work that hard just to read, another source is always a click away
What is your screen resolution, and what browser are you using? The only, somewhat common, resolution that should require horizontal scrolling is 800x600. If you are at 800x600, you'd likely be having the same problem on many sites (so perhaps it's something else). If you are using firefox, you could try turning the zoom level down a notch or two (with CTRL - or under View->Zoom).
sunforged, if you look at your post, under your name, it states the number of posts. If you click on it, you can see all of your posts, is that what you were talking about?
yes that is what i was looking for...so the feature still exists, but it is less functional as before it would display the thread and show most recent post..if it wasnt me, then i would know their was a reply or further discusssion...now i would have to manually check each if i cared that much.
But that is what i was looking for, so one problem solved, thank you..what do you think about the rest?
I really can't say. I don't like the horizonatal scroll bar, and I am having a few issues figuring everything out. I am not sure if I like the new layout or not. I had just gotten used to this whole thing, when they up and change it all on me.
Getting where your posts are and your photo/your name for that matter is the biggest problem.
If we can have that link "my posts" on the front page of "all forums" would be highly appreciated - as it was before the changes.
Yeah, and have you noticed, that sometimes the title of a hub is cut off. I don't like that, either.
I was about to say pretty much what Paul said, as I noticed that he had posted after I read the thread but before I hit reply.
How much white space do you have to the left and right of your screen sunforged? I've got plenty there.
Thanks for the quick response guys...i actually have already used the zoom option to correct for my own viewing...but I am not concerned so much about my experience but rather the random viewers that hopefully come to my hubs.
Coming into hubs with a fresh firefox profile i am presented with a scroll bar.
out of the 6 responders, one other has already mentioned having horizontal scroll bar and only two have said that they did not.
So it seems like both problems are partially solved, how about those requests, couldnt they be easily implemented?
I'm running latest firefox/XP/1024 resolution and i don't have a horizontal bar anywhere on hubpages - the forum and hubs are displaying just fine
No horizontal bar.
It could be bc the entire site is not WIDELY spaced out everywhere with big blocks of white space breaking up most everything.
What do you have against white space? I think it makes everything much more readable. I'm sure it will help those with vision difficulties.
I don't have the horizontal scroll bar either. I have the white down eaither side. Still think it is a waste of space (I know you are all thinking a bit like me) either side of the writing and I would like to see it utilised, but I guess that is due to my laptop being widescreen.
Not having any issues but I have to say I HATE IT!
I really really hate the look and feel of the new site. I'm going into hospital Tuesday so i don't have time to trawl for the right place to post this sorry - but I can't believe I'm the only one.
I know the functionality is probably loads better but the look and feel isn't NEARLY as friendly.
I asked Ryan for a copy template when I joined - he did say he thought it was a great idea but nothing's come of it. I agree - I have a lot of hubs that work off a base common format and malking all capsules from scratch each time is tedious
Would that be the same as having preset/default capsule blocks when you start a new hub?
Yep - soemthing we can set up as our own standard format o template of capsules that pops into being whenever we create a new hub.
The major issue I have with the new format is that it looks amateurish. It's very "blocky". I know we edit in capsules, but before we weren't reading in capsules. Now we are. The sidebar is all grey, in effect making it a "block" of text to be read. The ads on the sidebar are huge; actually, the whole sidebar is huge. If there are pictures on your hub, then the text of the hub is 1/3 the space, the pictures (depending on size) are 1/4-1/3, and the sidebar is 1/3. So basically, what the reader comes here for is only a small part of the whole page, where before the actual article was most of the page.
The ads right under the hubber's profile on each hub that I've looked at are big and annoying. They distract from the readability. I know we're trying to have people click on the ads, but we want to draw them in first. Per journalist reasoning, the first thing that draws your eyes should be the headline, then the picture, then the text. As you read, the ads should be sprinkled in here and there. That would sell more, and let the reader actually do what they came to the site to do: read the hub. Just my opinion, but we would get more people (and more clicks) if HubPages went with something like that rather than the big, glaring ad space.
Wow KT you read my mind, I was scrolling down to the bottom of the thread to express my feelings about those huge looking ads.You worded it just right. regards Zsuzsy
Actually the last thing you want is a reader to read the hub - you want them to exit via clicking an ad - and making the ads the most prominant and attractive thing the viewer sees is the way to do it.
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