Site Talk forum: lay-out change on ATP's homepage?

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 11, 2013 1:12 PM CST
I just noticed how very different the homepage looks now! Blinking

I thought it was really perfect how it was before, now the banner is kind of cut with a little piece glued on at the end.
The menu on the left side takes a lot of space and was perfectly placed before right under the banner.
Oh well.. I guess I'll get used to it... Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Oct 11, 2013 1:53 PM CST
Read here Myriam

Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Oct 11, 2013 3:10 PM CST
Myriam, that is my thinking. That I guess I will get used it it. But everyone here at the Site Talk Forum loves it. So you and I will just have to live with it even though I really loved it the way it was.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 11, 2013 3:12 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Give it a few days and see if you don't change your mind. Smiling
Name: Rita
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Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Oct 11, 2013 3:37 PM CST
Dave, I know you need to do it because of all the modern devices, None of which I use. I am just an old fashioned (and old) fuddy-duddy. But by moving the random plant and random ideas boxes back to the far right where they used to be really helps me like this new look. Because I agree with who ever posted that they really liked them there. Plus it makes it look more like the old familiar layout to me. The rest I will just get used to.

Oh I really do love the new larger type. Easier to see! Thumbs up
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Oct 12, 2013 9:54 AM CST
Getting used to the new look. I guess after a few days it will start to look familiar.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Oct 12, 2013 10:53 AM CST

Plants Admin

@Dave, In this thread the photos were loaded so as to appear side by side. They display vertically instead which is new behavior. This may have already been discussed, if so my apologies.
The thread "Gladiolus aequinoctialis?" in Plant ID forum
Evan
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 12, 2013 11:32 AM CST

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The db_photo tag has never been able to float side by side like the lightbox tag, although it's something I've looked at.

The way to get a db_photo box to float is to attach an attribute to it, like 'db_photo="right" and that will force it to float to the right of the other stuff. I edited your post linked above to show you what I mean.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Oct 12, 2013 11:52 AM CST

Plants Admin

Thanks Dave, that's a neat trick. Thumbs up
Evan
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 12, 2013 4:25 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

It works on the lightbox tag, too.

With our new layout work I'm planning on doing some major renovating of the db_photo tag to make the box more versatile. It's a great feature that we'll enjoy even more in the future.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Oct 12, 2013 6:12 PM CST

Plants Admin

dave said:With our new layout work I'm planning on doing some major renovating of the db_photo tag to make the box more versatile. It's a great feature that we'll enjoy even more in the future.

I agree It's just second nature now and I'm honestly having trouble remembering what it was like before. As to what you have in store for us...I can't wait to see.
Evan
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 13, 2013 12:44 AM CST
Sorry for my late reply!
Thanks Hetty for the link, I had no idea there was a thread going on about the new layout! I've gone through that now.

My banner looks fixed now, running all the way through, it is beautiful, thank Dave! Smiling
I think I'm already starting to like the new looks....only still have to get used to the menu being on the left side though.. Rolling my eyes.
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