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sheldon
10-25-2007, 12:45 PM
Well it's finally here. I will post more in a bit, but I have to take care of a few urgent site things first.
:cheering:

I know there are some bugs lurking out there. I have created a page to track them here:

http://knittinghelp.com/bugs

If you find a bug, please take a moment to review the list to see if we're already working on it. If it's not on our list, please feel free to use the submission form link on that page to let us know about it. Thanks!

michellebreton
10-25-2007, 12:46 PM
OK! Am I really the first to see and post about the updated KH? It looks awesome, Sheldon! :cheering::cheering::cheering:

Michelle

HamaLee
10-25-2007, 12:47 PM
Loving it so far, so shiny! :thumbsup:

michellebreton
10-25-2007, 12:47 PM
I guess we were posting at the same time, Sheldon! It looks awesome! :cheering:

Michelle

tguzman
10-25-2007, 12:52 PM
Pretty Cool looking .. :woohoo: :woohoo:

astonh
10-25-2007, 12:53 PM
GROOVY! Thanks to our most awesome IT God for updating this site!

sinistral_needler
10-25-2007, 12:54 PM
Oooh Aahh! Pretty! Good Job Sheldon:clink: !!

kblue
10-25-2007, 12:54 PM
Great job the site looks faboo!!!:thumbsup:

PurlyGyrl
10-25-2007, 12:55 PM
:woohoo: Lookin' good there Sheldon! And my favorite color purple, too. (and yep, I noticed you can change your color scheme--of course mine PURPLE)

sheldon
10-25-2007, 12:55 PM
See those 4 colored dots near the top of the page. Someone try clicking on them.:teehee:

sheldon
10-25-2007, 12:55 PM
:woohoo: Lookin' good there Sheldon! And my favorite color purple, too. (and yep, I noticed you can change your color scheme--of course mine PURPLE)

You beat me to it!

KnittingNat
10-25-2007, 12:57 PM
That looks terrific! Go Sheldon :cheering:

Riss
10-25-2007, 12:59 PM
*gasp* Its so pretty!

Thank you so much Sheldon and Amy. You guys rock :X

leedsfan
10-25-2007, 01:00 PM
Its great,i love it.:cheering: :cheering: :woot: :woot:

sheldon
10-25-2007, 01:02 PM
Don't forget to look at the rest of the site. Everything has been upgraded!

Jan in CA
10-25-2007, 01:04 PM
:woohoo:

I suspected that was what was going on when I couldn't get into the forum! Nice work, Sheldon!!

DianaM
10-25-2007, 01:06 PM
Nuuuummmy. Blue skin.....gorgeous.

rissa
10-25-2007, 01:07 PM
:notworthy: Great Job!!!

Silver
10-25-2007, 01:09 PM
:cheering: Beautiful!

sheldon
10-25-2007, 01:13 PM
:woohoo:

I suspected that was what was going on when I couldn't get into the forum! Nice work, Sheldon!!

Yeah, it was a rough morning. I thought the launch would be fairly easy but when I switched everything over I was greeted by sparks, smoke and flames.:hair:

ritaw
10-25-2007, 01:13 PM
It looks great . Well done on all your hard work!

AngMac
10-25-2007, 01:14 PM
Fantabulous! :woot: Love the changes. http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Respect/bravo-009.gif

Itsabtme
10-25-2007, 01:15 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Yay!!! I love the blue


:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

cristina61
10-25-2007, 01:19 PM
I'm lovin' it!!:woohoo:

Christine

bethany
10-25-2007, 01:19 PM
oh yay! I'm an orange girl, but the purple did look nice! ... (did!)

congrats on the launch!

hellokitty165
10-25-2007, 01:20 PM
the background purple color is my fave !!!! great job !!! Sheldon and Amy !!!

MMario
10-25-2007, 01:21 PM
Don't like to complain - but any way to get the old style dropdown boxes back? the new ones don't fit on my screen and I have to scroll the entire window to see the options.

Jan in CA
10-25-2007, 01:22 PM
I notice the color is a fading one..the posts at the bottom of the page are surrounded by a white edge. ;)

ladyjessica
10-25-2007, 01:23 PM
Purple is my favorite color as well, but today I'm really liking the blue. I can change it with my moods. lol. ;) Great job, and thanks for everything you do to make this site happen for all of us! :yay: :cheering: :woot: :woohoo: :thumbsup:

Jan in CA
10-25-2007, 01:27 PM
Don't like to complain - but any way to get the old style dropdown boxes back? the new ones don't fit on my screen and I have to scroll the entire window to see the options.

As Sheldon said in the first post check the bugs page and send him a bug report if you feel something is not quite right.

http://knittinghelp.com/bugs (http://knittinghelp.com/forum/../bugs)

The drop down boxes work fine for me.

Sharly
10-25-2007, 01:30 PM
Awesome!!:yay: I'm in the pink!!
Off now to explore!!
Thanks for all the hard work!!!

San
10-25-2007, 01:30 PM
great!!!!!!the site looks colorful and fabulous.

cindycactus
10-25-2007, 01:40 PM
See those 4 colored dots near the top of the page. Someone try clicking on them.:teehee:
I like the orange one.:hug:

brendajos
10-25-2007, 01:41 PM
I had a brief second of panic when I clicked on my shortcut and was greeted by a YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED HERE! message (okay it didn't reeeally say that!) ... i thought that work had figured out that this site wasn't related to the business of selling insurance...lol

and then i remembered. I don't have time to look around but it definitely looks pretty and for the first time since the forum was changed a while back that i looked at it and it looked right to me (don't ask me, i don't know what it was that was off for me before)
can't wait to look around later! Thank you so much Sheldon!

SkyBluePink
10-25-2007, 01:43 PM
Yay! A shiny new forum! I likes it a lot. Great job, Amy & Sheldon. :)

cindycactus
10-25-2007, 01:45 PM
Now I know why I got that very strange message when I tried to open KH a while ago. Something about "Forbidden" "You don't have permission to access" :aww: I thought I was being punished and I didn't know what I had done!!!:roflhard:

sheldon
10-25-2007, 01:45 PM
Don't like to complain - but any way to get the old style dropdown boxes back? the new ones don't fit on my screen and I have to scroll the entire window to see the options.
The site is optimized for screen resolutions of 1024 x 768 but will also accomodate 800 x 600. If your fonts sizing is set to normal everything should fit with 800 x 600.
I have tested everything in IE6.5, IE7, Firefox and Safari and all browsers display the pages fine at these resolutions. I do find that this site, like many out there, performs best using Firefox.

amy
10-25-2007, 01:46 PM
Sorry for the "Forbidden" message folks! :lol: You're all definitely allowed here! :hug:

I'm very into the Red/Orange them, we almost made it the default. (Should we call this one Red? :think:) At least today I am into it, two days ago it was Purple. I guess that's the beauty of being able to change them!

I like the blue a lot too.... decisions decisions! :eyes:

suzeeq
10-25-2007, 01:50 PM
:woohoo:

I suspected that was what was going on when I couldn't get into the forum! Nice work, Sheldon!!

Not only that, none of the other pages were loading. So I figured it was offline for the new changes.

Looks good Sheldon and Amy!!

walmin22
10-25-2007, 01:51 PM
Love the new Look! :yay:

suzeeq
10-25-2007, 01:53 PM
The Patterns link button doesn't work for me, (maybe not up yet?) and the new site banner covers the Glossary button.

GennyLynn1962
10-25-2007, 01:53 PM
Wow! The site looks great!!! :cheering:

Purple for me, of course.

Thanks for all the hard work Sheldon and Amy, we do appreciate all you do!

Dangles
10-25-2007, 01:58 PM
Yeah, it was a rough morning. I thought the launch would be fairly easy but when I switched everything over I was greeted by sparks, smoke and flames.:hair:

Aww, Sheldon :hug:. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. The KH community is thankful for the commitment that you and Amy put into this site. :woot:

* The layout is wonderful
* The colour scheme is great, love the fading. It's pleasing and easy on
the eyes.
* more to say ... still exploring ... stay tuned.

yarnfreak
10-25-2007, 02:15 PM
It looks nice! It gave me a start to see everything changed yet again, but I really like it.

letah75
10-25-2007, 02:16 PM
:muah:

Love it. Purple, ahhh, my favorite color purple!!!

janettle
10-25-2007, 02:17 PM
Oh! I can see videos for the first time!
:cheering:
On the old website, I could only view 1 or 2 videos, but now I've been able to view all the videos I've clicked on! So exciting! Thank you so much!!!

Lady Violet
10-25-2007, 02:17 PM
See those 4 colored dots near the top of the page. Someone try clicking on them.:teehee:

:noway: :thud:
sheldon, it looks AMAAAAZING!!! christmas has come two months early this year! :yay:

misha rf
10-25-2007, 02:20 PM
It's lovely!!! And I can change the color to suit my mood!! :rofl:

Thank you!!! :cheering::woot::woohoo::thumbsup:

knitwit
10-25-2007, 02:25 PM
Wow!! Looks Great!

Kaydee
10-25-2007, 02:31 PM
Whoa! I must not have been paying attention because I did not know this was coming. It looks good though, and I especially like that you can pick your color! Very cool.

dustinac
10-25-2007, 02:41 PM
:woot: YAY!!!! I love the new look of it...I can't look around now but will later...thanks Amy and Sheldon...:woot:

redheadrachel
10-25-2007, 02:45 PM
Woohoo! She's so purdy :D

cranberry
10-25-2007, 03:09 PM
It looks nice! I like the purple.

cindygster
10-25-2007, 03:12 PM
Looks awesome!!!:woohoo: Actually, I was afraid there for a min that my employer's tech dept had blocked me from this site! I was gonna cry!!!! But as it turns out, it's just the KH update!!

jeanius80
10-25-2007, 03:13 PM
looks great and i loooove that i can pick what color i want to see :)

bajanKnit
10-25-2007, 03:13 PM
Wow nice job Sheldon and i love the color choices one to suit my every mood right now I am feeling blue. :woohoo: :cheering:

Ronda
10-25-2007, 03:14 PM
:cheering: So cool!!! :muah:

Shandeh
10-25-2007, 03:16 PM
Love it! I just wish GREEN was available in the color choices.
I can live with orange or blue, though. :wink:

sheldon
10-25-2007, 03:20 PM
Love it! I just wish GREEN was available in the color choices.
I can live with orange or blue, though. :wink:

These are just the starting set of colors. There will probably be a handful more and possibly some seasonal themes are well. :) Gots to squish the bugs first then I can work on more of the fun stuff!

MAmaDawn
10-25-2007, 03:27 PM
It's GREAT! LOVE the red!!! :thumbsup::yay::cheering::woot::woohoo::blooby:

Hope the bugs don't make you :wall: or :hair::gah:too much!

stirsmommy
10-25-2007, 03:56 PM
This is soo cool. I woke up from a very long cold medicine induced nap and discovered I was no longer forbidden. This is great because I have been to miserable to knit now I can play with this. Thanks, Sheldon. You rock!

brin
10-25-2007, 04:05 PM
I totally love the new site. I have pretty much learned how to knit from your site. One of my coworkers taught me how to knit English style. From there, I found your website through google, learnt how to knit & purl Continental style, make the Fiber trends clog (which included skills like short row, 3 needle bind off, felting), learnt fair-isle and intarsia skills and am now attempting my first sweater.

So, I thank all your efforts in the new look and feel of the site. It looks fabulous. :woohoo:

DQ
10-25-2007, 04:23 PM
Oooooh! It looks fabby! Great work Sheldon :woot:

Kaydee
10-25-2007, 04:30 PM
Looks awesome!!!:woohoo: Actually, I was afraid there for a min that my employer's tech dept had blocked me from this site! I was gonna cry!!!! But as it turns out, it's just the KH update!!

I thought my employer blocked it too! I didn't know what I was going to do if KH was blocked in addition to Revelry! Thank goodness!

sheldon
10-25-2007, 04:31 PM
Thank you! The response to the new design has been so overwhelmingly positive. I was nervous when launching it. I didn't want to mess with the KH you've all come to know and love! Thanks for your patience and support! I still got more work to do. But I am glad to have the new site up after 3+ months of solid work!

ekgheiy
10-25-2007, 04:41 PM
So this why I kept getting those "Access Forbidden" errors this morning?

Nice job indeed! :thumbsup:

By chance, will there be some new buttons to reflect the redesign? (Or have I missed that part of the conversation?)

The.Knitter
10-25-2007, 04:42 PM
WOW! Did I ever get a shock. I came in here to bellyache about something, but can't remember what. I've been looking around saying "ohhhh ahhhh, wow, wonderful" etc. Now, what was I supposed to be gripping about?????

Hmmmmmmm, I can't remember..... :hug: :heart: :yay:

Good job Sheldon. You sure DO put the IT in KNIT. Keep up the good work. I think we are all on...

cloud9

I know I sure am!!! :thumbsup:

cindycactus
10-25-2007, 05:24 PM
I have some time to look around the site now and WOW. Kudos to Sheldon. Good Job.:woot: Love everything.

kristinw
10-25-2007, 05:25 PM
The site is optimized for screen resolutions of 1024 x 768 but will also accomodate 800 x 600. If your fonts sizing is set to normal everything should fit with 800 x 600.
I have tested everything in IE6.5, IE7, Firefox and Safari and all browsers display the pages fine at these resolutions. I do find that this site, like many out there, performs best using Firefox.
Actually, I haven't been able to use KH in Firefox for quite a while. It saddens me because I heart Firefox. I've cleared my cache a trillion times but I get image overload.

sheldon
10-25-2007, 05:59 PM
Actually, I haven't been able to use KH in Firefox for quite a while. It saddens me because I heart Firefox. I've cleared my cache a trillion times but I get image overload.

That's odd. We have loads of Firefox users. I think about 30+% of our visitors use Firefox according to our stats. I used nothing but Firefox when I am on KH. I would recommend trying to reinstall it.

Also, you might want to check that you don't have any extensions installed that are causing trouble. I once accidentally clicked on something in my adblocker extension that made it impossible for me to use Firefox. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what it was, so I had to remove and reinstalled the adblocker extension. BTW: If anyone does use the adblocker extension do us a favor and whitelist or disable it for KH. Our advertisers help support our work on this site andthey are all knitting related. :)

Marj
10-25-2007, 06:20 PM
The new place looks great. I like the new colors.


Off to check out more new stuff here. :yay:


Marjorie

Rorshach
10-25-2007, 06:27 PM
Looks absolutely fantastic!

KnitClickChick
10-25-2007, 06:30 PM
:cheering: :cheering: LOVE the new site!!!

dreamsherl
10-25-2007, 06:31 PM
Wow :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay:

momwolf
10-25-2007, 06:57 PM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_30_104.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_30_109.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_30_126.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_55.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_50_5.gifhttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_75.gif

Sandi
10-25-2007, 06:59 PM
The new site looks great!

Thanks for all your hard work!
:woohoo: :hug: :happydance: :muah: :knitting:

Suziblues
10-25-2007, 07:18 PM
Iam LOVING IT!
Thank you!
It's looking really nice :yay:
sue

retireddiva
10-25-2007, 07:44 PM
I love the new look! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!! It's really terrific what you do for all us knitters. Please keep up the great work!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

madametj
10-25-2007, 07:44 PM
awesome! and i was just getting used to the old "new" site.:teehee:

great job sheldon!:thumbsup: (my color scheme is pink!)

Aliann
10-25-2007, 07:52 PM
The new site looks good, and when I clicked on the dots I see that I can change my color scheme. You and Amy are too good to us. Thank you for an oustanding job.:muah:

madametj
10-25-2007, 07:56 PM
wait. question: is there anything different about the site besides the look and color changes?

sheldon
10-25-2007, 08:02 PM
wait. question: is there anything different about the site besides the look and color changes?

See my notes about the new site thread. I just made it a sticky. We will also be unrolling some new features in the coming weeks such as KH blogs (probably a limited beta release, a la ravelry at first). We had to get the new design launched first and now that it is out of the way we can start working on some more fun stuff!

MarthaStarWarsFan
10-25-2007, 08:03 PM
Wonderful work!

I think everything looks so much brighter and even my font looks more sharp (I could be wrong...my contacts get a bit mucky at times! :) )

Thanks so much! :muah:

sugarfunpouch
10-25-2007, 08:12 PM
Loving the new site!! Excellent work sheldon!!!!!!!!!!

merryknitter
10-25-2007, 08:42 PM
I LOVE PURPLE, SHELDON! Wow! You are just having way too much fun on your job, aren't you? Many thanks to you and Amy for all you do! This is one cool site!:yay:

I just started knitting one year ago in October and this site has been an incredible resource to me!

Thanks,

knitting4-2girls
10-25-2007, 09:11 PM
:woohoo: :cheering: :woot:

This looks great!!! Thanks for all the hard work to get this up and running. This website is the best!!

newamy
10-25-2007, 09:22 PM
Just logged on this evening and it's so pretty!!! :inlove:

kristinw
10-25-2007, 10:32 PM
That's odd. We have loads of Firefox users. I think about 30+% of our visitors use Firefox according to our stats. I used nothing but Firefox when I am on KH. I would recommend trying to reinstall it.

Also, you might want to check that you don't have any extensions installed that are causing trouble. I once accidentally clicked on something in my adblocker extension that made it impossible for me to use Firefox. I couldn't for the life of me figure out what it was, so I had to remove and reinstalled the adblocker extension. BTW: If anyone does use the adblocker extension do us a favor and whitelist or disable it for KH. Our advertisers help support our work on this site andthey are all knitting related. :)

I'll have to work on it, I guess. It works fine on my Mac, it's my PC where I have trouble (I use Firefox on both). It's seems to actually be worse when I clear my cache. I'm scared to reinstall. Will I lose all my bookmarks if I do that?

Oh and I did disable Adblock :thumbsup:

nadja la claire
10-25-2007, 10:57 PM
Great Job, Sheldon!!! :yay: You are the man!!!!! :notworthy: :notworthy:

SkyBluePink
10-25-2007, 11:03 PM
I'll have to work on it, I guess. It works fine on my Mac, it's my PC where I have trouble (I use Firefox on both). It's seems to actually be worse when I clear my cache. I'm scared to reinstall. Will I lose all my bookmarks if I do that?

Oh and I did disable Adblock :thumbsup:

Let me jump in here briefly, Kristin. I doubt you will lose your bookmarks if you re-install Firefox. I've done it about a million times. HOWEVER, there is an ultra-cool extension called Foxmarks. You can download it and then sync all your bookmarks to this program. What it does is make your bookmarks accessible to you no matter whose computer you use. So if you are at a public computer, you type in the web address and then enter your username and password and voila! There are your bookmarks. So if you do re-install Firefox and you find everything has vanished. Just re-install your Foxmarks extension and download your bookmarks again. YOU NEVER LOSE ANYTHING!!!! This is the awesomest thing ever because sometimes I go between my sweetie's computer and mine and I need my bookmarks for school. So I can log into Foxmarks and use them whenever I need them.

Also, whenever you add or remove bookmarks and want to update your "master" set, you can do so with the "sync" function on Foxmarks.

Ok, I've geeked out enough tonight. Just wanted to make you aware of the options out there. I heart Firefox! :yay:

sheldon
10-25-2007, 11:23 PM
HOWEVER, there is an ultra-cool extension called Foxmarks. You can download it and then sync all your bookmarks to this program.

I was just going to mention this! Foxmarks is excellent. I spend my time on 3 different computers and it is soooooo nice to have bookmarks shared on all of them. I just got a new MacBook a couple weeks ago, installed Firefox and Foxmarks and voila all my bookmarks and xml feeds were right there waiting for me! It like magic!

http://www.foxmarks.com/

lelvsdgs
10-25-2007, 11:41 PM
Really nice job! :notworthy:

G J
10-26-2007, 10:26 AM
GREAT JOB on the site!!! :woohoo:And I love the GeekSpeak in this post!

Sanibelle
10-26-2007, 04:06 PM
Thanks so much - I love the new site. Yesterday I tried to logon at lunch from work and it said I could not get in.... I thought my work had cut me off...

I feel so much better today.

Amy and Sheldon - you rock!

mommyto2presidents
10-27-2007, 02:06 PM
I LOVE the new site.. Great job!!

Just one note about the videos.. (not sure if this is where I should put this) While I LOVE the full-screen capability, the one thing that I didn't like was when I freeze a video, which I do often to make sure my needles, yarn etc are in the right place, it put's that play arrow right in the middle of the screen, blocking my view of the paused video. Any way around this??

Thanks again for running such a great and invaluable site!!

annomalley
10-28-2007, 01:01 PM
Very nice job on the site! :thumbsup: