Site Talk forum: Customize home page?

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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Apr 26, 2016 10:32 AM CST
Will this be in the works once things kind of simmer down from the major merging? I use this site primarily to keep track of my own plant database which is now down the page past all the new (and likely very informative) stuff. It's good to show those new tabs for exploration purposes, but I am hoping eventually we can choose what to show on the home page. I'm more of a clean page person and would limit my tabs to the few things I do check on a regular basis. Likely I just need to show some patience and see how things settle out.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 26, 2016 10:35 AM CST

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In fact, that is indeed in the plans.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 26, 2016 5:15 PM CST
Thank you for asking that question Deb.
And thank you Dave for what will come. Hurray!
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Sages Plant Identifier
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Bonehead
Apr 26, 2016 8:20 PM CST
Putting on my patience hat... I actually appreciate that all these changes (not so terrible) are happening in prime spring time when I spend most of the day outdoors. Wondering how Dave and Trish are weathering the pressures of merging two divergent websites, doing whatever they are doing behind the scenes, and still managing their rather large farm. Yikes. Kudos to a smooth transition.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: James
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
(Heat zone - 9, Sunset zone - 28)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals Bromeliad
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JamesAcclaims
Apr 27, 2016 1:38 PM CST
As a similar question, I do not want to start a new thread for it. @Dave do you think there will ever be a way for us to get from the mobile page to the full desktop site? It is an option on a lot of pages these days, as a lot of people only use mobile devices such as tablets or even phones. I am often on my tablet and do not like getting on my computer unless I have actual work to do. I normally contribute on the go here and there. As a tablet or mobile device user, I cannot see our access a lot of the benefits of the home page. I am not worried about data usage, and would love a link in the menu or on the bottom of the page to get to the full site so that I am not limited.
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Apr 27, 2016 1:41 PM CST

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That's an option here. It's in your preferences.
Name: James
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
(Heat zone - 9, Sunset zone - 28)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals Bromeliad
Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Garden Procrastinator Garden Photography
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JamesAcclaims
Apr 27, 2016 1:45 PM CST
I didn't see it anywhere. Let me look harder! Thanks for the info! I figured I was just not seeing it, since you're so clever and mostly have everything already handled I tip my hat to you.
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
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Name: James
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
(Heat zone - 9, Sunset zone - 28)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals Bromeliad
Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Garden Procrastinator Garden Photography
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JamesAcclaims
Apr 27, 2016 1:50 PM CST
Yay! I found it! Thanks again! Hurray!

Ahh, so much better. I can see people's pictures and everything! You're the best! I tip my hat to you.
I am not an early bird or a night owl--I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
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daylily
Apr 28, 2016 10:04 AM CST
Even though I have had the "always show desktop version" selected in my preferences for months... and I have a high res iPad and fast internet, it does not show the same home page as my desktop computer.

I wish I could see the new database photos etc. on the home page when using the iPad. I know my iPad would capable of it. But they do not show. I had to make a shortcut to put in the left blue bar. And now, that moved further down with all the new tabs from NGA.

Dave, would it be possible to make this one of the options when you do the customizable home page (to use exactly the same set up on desktop or tablet?) or maybe make a customizable "desktop version"? With the bigger, more powerful tablets people have, others might opt to use a full desktop version (I think?).

Two of my friends no longer have "desktop" or laptop computers after recently buying larger tablets.

I think the other sites I use, when I opt to use the desktop version or full site, I see the same as I would on my regular Mac, not a compromise of stripped down cell phone and full desktop.


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