New Site Theme

Crumpet 5/31/2015 02:30 pm 30525

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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Jun 3, 2015 9:20 pm

I love it! It's so cute & clean It makes it even more enjoyable.

Jun 3, 2015 6:48 pm
@KandiGhostcat: I'm glad you like it Haha I actually originally set up the kitty icons back in 2013 so I don't remember why I did it, I think I just thought they were cute. I'm not even a cat person, I'm a dog person, and there are not enough dog emoticons for my liking!
Jun 3, 2015 6:42 pm

I like the new theme. I did not expect it to be changed when I came on here again. For some odd reason I think you put kitty icons because I kept putting hello kitty at the end of most of my comments. lol .

Jun 3, 2015 9:13 am
@ashy761: OH are you talking about deleting your saved designs? I think that might be what you are talking about, because the button appears to be missing. I will add it back for you right now.
Jun 3, 2015 5:21 am
@ashy761: you should be able to delete your favorites. I have checked that it works. Can you message me with the specific one(s) you were trying to delete? There might be some odd reason why you can't delete those ones.

Oh, I just checked and I think it was jumping to the top of the screen a bit when you removed a favorite. Is it possible that the screen jumped and so you didn't see it get removed? That's the only issue I can see and I've just fixed that. But like I said, if it's still not working message me with the ones you are trying to remove and I'll see what's wrong. I didn't change any of the server-side adding/removing favorites code so there really shouldn't be any problems.

Jun 3, 2015 5:17 am

i like wut u did here.

Jun 2, 2015 10:06 pm

only thing i dont like is that you cant delete your favorites

Jun 2, 2015 1:26 pm

love the new theme

Jun 2, 2015 5:33 am
@zamilove16: I haven't removed or hidden any patterns, they should all be there if you go to My Stuff > All Patterns from the blue bar along the top of the site. I've got to pop out to a dentist appointment but when I get back I will simulate logging in as you and see if all your patterns are there, and if they're not I'll make them show again. But they are not deleted, I promise!

Also to help with any confusion I will add a link to the sidebar for "All My Patterns" or something similar.

Jun 2, 2015 3:27 am
@BaileyBayLeef: yeah, I've just got some of the counters cached but I'm going to have to remove them because that happened to me too