New Site Theme

Crumpet 5/31/2015 02:30 pm 30226

Hi everyone,

I am in the process of switching the site over to a new theme which is designed to be easier to use and mobile-friendly. I also made some improvements to the site features.

At the time I am posting this I have not yet made the theme live, but I will be making it live within an hour or two (the time now is May 31st, 2:30pm PST).

Major Site Changes:

  • Search: You can now use checkboxes to filter by multiple pattern types, meaning you can choose to see both perler and mask patterns
  • Pattern categories: Although I don't yet have the same filtering set up for categories, the pattern types you can choose are more specific. You can choose to see things like masks and bikinis instead of just "multi" and "peyote."
  • Many of the text fields around the site have a new text editor, and in some areas the text editor has an image icon which lets you insert an image directly into the body of your text.
  • There are lots of new emoticons! dance

Pattern Maker:

The pattern maker is still not mobile-friendly but I am working on that and that will be coming next!

Attention mobile users:

If you would prefer to see a desktop-style version of the site, scroll to the bottom of the site and there is a link in the footer which lets you switch to desktop mode.

Have you found a problem or bug?

Look in the site footer. There is a link for Report a bug / problem with the site where you can report it to me.

Is there something from the old theme that you really miss?

I will miss certain things about it too, but unfortunately the design did not lend itself to a mobile friendly design so I had to redesign everything. But if it's a feature or simple style change that I could possibly add into the new theme, I might be able to do it for you! Just comment on this thread.

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Jul 22, 2015 6:40 am

@Zainin: Testing 123, well it didn't happen then so maybe it's fixed? We'll see...

Jul 22, 2015 6:39 am
@Zainin: I'm glad

you have the cuff option now! No, the new line thing seems to be an issue with the editor so I am updating it now and trying to stop it from doing that. It seems to happen mostly with mentions. Look it just happened to me now too haha

Jul 21, 2015 9:40 pm

@Crumpet: Ahaha, I figured it just did that because I typo'd or something. But yes, the cuff option is there now, thank you!! I love it.

Jul 20, 2015 5:21 am

I haven't been active in forever, but this new theme is fantastic

Jul 18, 2015 2:04 pm

This new layout is beautiful! I love it so much!

Jul 17, 2015 2:06 pm

And now.... I have to try to work through these hundreds of awesome patterns you guys have made! Sorry for the delay in approvals, I didn't have much computer access while I was away so I am trying to catch up now.

[edit] Got through over half of them. I didn't want to do any more today because if I approve too many at once, your patterns will get less views.

Jul 16, 2015 5:47 pm

@Zainin: That's your only complaint, not that the comment form split your comment onto a new line? Lol. That one is actually a text editor problem, I should see if they have a bug fix for it that I can apply. Sorry for the delay in getting the cuff filter fixed but I wasn't able to log into the server from my boyfriend's laptop so I've only just been able to get on and fix it. It should be showing and it seems to work for me, but let me know if you have any problems with it.

@itzjustme96: I'm glad you like it

Jul 16, 2015 3:17 pm

just wanted to throw mine in there i love this new theme i haven't been on in a while and honestly this is a lot easier to use and fiddle around with looks amazing keep up the good work XD

  • Patricia
Jul 15, 2015 9:22 pm

hi was wondering what type of fabric u can use for seed beading pictures. I want to seed dead cross stitch and I am so lost.

Jul 12, 2015 1:31 pm
@Crumpet: Excellent, thank

you! That's the only complaint I had with the new theme, so once it's fixed, it'll be perfect. Thank you so much.