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Steve's March Nitnoid Blog

Stephen J. Douglass on Mar 6 21:48:37

This will just be a place to hold some nitnoids - minor things - for later fixes. I will probably just add things in the blog edit function as opposed to making comments on each one. There may be times when cut and paste notes get tossed up here. I'll clean it up at the end of the month.

I hate doing these, even though I know coder Carl is pretty thick-skinned because I feel like I'm bitching. I'm not. These are just notes I'm making as I use the site with new subscribers' first experience/onboarding in mind. What I've discovered is that I keep working around minor (to me) sticking points because I know how, or a different way, but a newbie would not. What we don't want a new subscriber to ever say to himself is "I don't get it."

  • "Handle" is still confusing to me. It takes me a minute to go "oh right," but I know newbies will needs example and maybe a little better explanation.
  • Choose logo page has misspelling for "titles"
  • choose logo page is confusing. It looks like you need a pic already uploaded. This should be explained.
  • Nothing happens when "SET AS LOGO" button is clicked. There's no feedback telling you it worked. Should be a change that shows it succeeded or "took."

Carl Milsted, Jr on Mar 6, 2023 10:05 PM

Regarding handles, isn't that the terminology Twitter uses? If it isn't what is the terminology? And how could I better describe it's function without making the signup form too long? I'm open to suggestions.

Regarding set as logo, something does happen, but it's at the top of the page. I need to make an auto scroll happen to show the new logo in the banner. (This lack of action was confusing to me just this morning.)


Stephen J. Douglass on Mar 9, 2023 1:47 PM

in response to comment_23_1

Re: "handles," I really think an illustration/example would work. Just so people grok the difference. As pitiful as this is, I still kinda go "wait, which is which here?" And it's really not that big a thing, but for newbies, there's extra pressure on setup because they probably feel like if they don't do it right, it's a permanent mistake. Part of it might just be a blindspot of my own.

If you see this, I'm headed downtown in a few minutes. I'll be back around 5:30


Scythrop Glowry on Mar 27, 2023 8:28 PM

The dashboard (when necessary) reads: You have finished setting up your account yet.


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