New Site Theme

Crumpet 5/31/2015 02:30 pm 30752

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 18, 2015 2:04 pm

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

Jul 20, 2015 5:21 am

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

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 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 22, 2015 6:40 am

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

  • Huward Todecheene
Aug 1, 2015 2:46 am

WOW DAD I LOVE YOU *smiles

Aug 12, 2015 5:10 pm

is nice.

Aug 13, 2015 4:38 pm

Its nice! Thanx crumpet, you've been running this place for a long time

Oct 23, 2016 1:52 am

hey!! i was only on here for a bit before the voting patterns, i was wondering how many votes does it need to be acceped? i was kinda hoping it would be 100 to 70

Oct 23, 2016 1:54 am

opps srry i just scrolled tho the comments