Welcome to Briar Press, version 5. Read more about the new site for for the full story.
You can use this discussion forum to post issues, questions, and complaints you have about the new Briar Press web site. Please create a new topic for each new issue; I’ve started by posting a few problems that I know are happening on PCs.
By posting and sharing issues in this way, I hope to cut down on the number of times the same issue is reported. I’m in grad school and won’t be able to respond personally to most of the messages posted here. But I will use each one to try to improve the site. Many thanks in advance.
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My thanks to _you_, Eric, for supporting this site with your skills. I already like the color choices better than the last version, and it seems more responsive re: loading issues.
I have noted two dealers in the “rollers” section that don’t appear from their websites to have anything to do with roller making. Not sure how they got listed in that section.
This first run has been in Safari (os 10.3.9). I’ll come back later with Firefox.
Hi Eric and Marjorie
Thanks for extending the beta invite. I’m running PCs with Firefox and IE6, IE7.
LOOK AND FEEL
- Last version of BriarPress is lovely, and I can see why you’ve gone for a more minimalist look. I think I’d like to see something distinctly lettepress on the home page (like the great image on the Classifieds page). However, it doesn’t have to be a picture. Perhaps your Logotype in a letterpress classic like Figgins Shaded
- Colours and typography remain great
- I have a reservation about using ‘Yellow Pages’ to desribe anything, since I read this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5169674.stm
- Signed up with no problems
- On IE7 (but not Firefox on the same machine), I get an error (IE doesn’t say what), and then refresh to get the page. Will do some more digging on this
Okay, here goes. I’ve created an account, posted an ad with photo, and checked all of the sections.
Safari (2.0.4) hasn’t given me any issues, but both Safari and Firefox (126.96.36.199) are giving me a large expanse of gray background below the © line on all pages.
I’m getting text crashes in multiple places in Firefox. It looks like the spacing properties of the links within lines of text are forcing them to the left, where they are bumping and/or overlapping the preceeding copy.
I don’t know if it was engineered on purpose, but when I try to view “Briar Press’” information from an entry in the Yellow Pages, I am told I need to log in. I can see other users just fine by following the same procedure.
That’s all for now!
Thanks for your comments, everyone!
Marjorie: I noticed your remarks in the rollers section — excellent. Some of our listings are old, but we’ve never been able to check all of them. With your help, we can begin to weed the outdated listings.
bbrundell: Thanks for your warning about ‘Yellow Pages.’ I’ll do some reading…. I like your suggestions for the home page, which is still a blank slate for now. I’m curious to know more about your IE7 error.
nerdling: I’d love to see a picture of the text crashing you’ve seen. Perhaps you’d make a new topic and upload a screen image? Also, good spotting on the ‘Briar Press’ link problem: there’s no ‘user’ page for BP, so that link was a dud. I’ve fixed it, and also reduced some of the excess spacing at the bottom of pages.
The new site is quite clean and clear. Very nice work. Congrats.