anime - amatsuki - smile - summer

yet another post on your flist...

...on the new profile:
  • We will adapt.
  • It's the profile page, not the end of the world.
  • Still, 18+ pages of compaints aren't going to make it go away.
  • Both old and new versions had/have drawbacks. That's life lj for you.
  • At least the profile page is not a WIP of doom and its finally up.
  • Love it or hate it, life moves on.

Generally, I'm much happier with LJ admin/news/heads this year than in the past year or two. At least they're getting things done >_> Am sad the new userpic slots aren't available yet.

Personally I find the new profile more functional (stats, people vs comm filters, '(hidden)' etc.). Gives me an excuse to revamp the bio XD I just like it when sites do revamps (e.g. DeviantART)

ETA: grrliz has an AWESOME post about the new profile that's worth reading.

Son of ETA: If anyone wants a quick glimpse of what the initial beta looked like in July, here and here. You can tell it's definitely changed with time.

Grandchild of ETA: Dug up grrliz's userinfo revamp idea of 2006

I think it'd be great if users could customize the order of their profiles. Like, I don't want my stats readily available to the public eye, so I want them stashed at the very bottom, and my interests are something I feel passionate about, so I want them to come before my bio. Stuff like that.

Guess I'll put that to them at the feedback comm. I haven't really been in the development loop until recently, so yeah.

Man, cross-browser testing is a bitch. I totally get that development takes forever, I just wish they had a little more to show for it, you know? How bad were the earlier designs? Do I even want to know?
IMO, I'd prefer it if customizing order was a user viewing option. So you could see interests at the top of all profiles if you wanted while I could have stats at the top of all of mine :) That way, everyone wins and gets what they want out of the order XD

Previously I think the development loop wouldn't have been much use but nowadays my hopes have improved ^_^

I KNOW, GOD ;_; I hate cross browser testing, especially IE, though now we have crap that only looks good in firefox and screw the other browsers *headdesk*

The earlier designs made me cringe - at the this latest version wasn't as made of fail. And under the previous management feedback wasn't really considered for those versions - at least no updates to those versions were made. This one got more tweaking with time.