• Communities upgrade: More Button

    The "More" button combines a number of user interface items (e.g. tabs, "hidden" glyphs, etc.) that competed for space or were just plain not obvious.

    This makes some previously hidden items (e.g. "Flag as spam/abuse", moderator options, etc.)  much more accessible. It also opens up some screen real estate and provides a more consistent approach for making options available for various…
    • Wed, Jul 30 2014
  • Communities upgrade: Forum Thread Presentation

    Forum thread presentation got a good deal of user experience improvement. When looking at the forum thread list...

    If you click on "Answered" or "Suggested Answer", you will see a preview of the answer without having to "open" the thread.

    If you do open a thread, there are two "tabs" for threads that have verified and suggested answers... one showing just the question and the answers…

    • Mon, Jul 28 2014
  • Communities upgrade: Responsive design

    Another great new capability included with the Communities platform upgrade is responsive design. With this scheme, site elements appear almost identically on different formats and screens -- whether from a desktop browser or from a mobile browser. With responsive design, page layouts adjust according to layout priority and device width, images and media adjust to full screen size, tables and pre-formatted content are…

    • Fri, Jul 25 2014
  • Communities upgrade: Tour Tips

    One of the various things we heard from members when the Communities site was migrated at the end of 2013 was what the new things were. In this migration, there is something called "Tour Tips" included, which are meant for first-time, new members and display short description bubbles that point to important home page areas and items. Tour Tips are designed to quickly engage a new member with the community by pointing…

    • Tue, Jul 22 2014
  • Communities Platform Upgrade

    We recently mentioned that an upgrade to our Communities site is coming. A sneak peek at the next release is below:
    Our biggest effort is to provide “new and improved” for the user experience. Although we are starting simple, there are a number of things will be introduced on the platform and as "programs" to help make Communities an awesome experience. Some of the Communities "programs" we are working…
    • Fri, Jul 18 2014