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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2013, 12:14:09 PM »
Just looks like mine are even more blurry than others I see.

You just need to pick better books  :)

Actually comparing mine and yours....Your whole bar seems smaller and shorter in height

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2013, 12:39:52 PM »
Testing this thing out. Its a great idea. Would make it much easier then the mess I had before with constant copy and past and trying to adjust even text.
But I don't know if I am doing something wrong on my end, the covers look very blurry. I can't really make anything out in my reading bar. Is that something I am not doing that I should?

Just looks like mine are even more blurry than others I see.

Yes, it looks you have an [img width=500] tag in your signature. If you remove the "width=500" from that, your Reading Bar will appear at full-size.

Let me know if that makes sense. I can make that change if you wish.
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2013, 12:45:40 PM »
Well actually putting the width 500 in the code was my attempt at making it less blurry.  :P

I thought if its a bit smaller it would help. I like the smaller size, but I don't think the covers are less blurry. I notice those that look better are those with larger font and more geometrical designs, rather than the more lush and colorful ones in my siggy.

So yeah, the full size was the one I had when I made my initial comment.

But my goodness how much easier this bar is for me to list my reading process. Such a great way of doing it now. Now I only have to move one at a time and the old ones move down by itself. Before, with my hand written thingy, just to move one book from reading to read, I had to move each and every one, every single time. That is why I got tired updating.  :D

Great job Harvey on that and the mods that helped test. I tried in the past to get the goodreads widget, but it doesn't look even half as good as the KB one and I didn't want links to goodreads. I wanted links with KB codes.

Perfect solution.
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2013, 12:58:08 PM »
Ah, I see. The covers do get re-sized in the process of making the reading bar, so there is a bit of fuzziness introduced at that time - unavoidable, I believe.

Thanks so much for your feedback, Atunah - I appreciate it!
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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #54 on: February 16, 2013, 01:04:11 PM »
Ah, I see. The covers do get re-sized in the process of making the reading bar, so there is a bit of fuzziness introduced at that time - unavoidable, I believe.

Thanks so much for your feedback, Atunah - I appreciate it!

Well it makes maybe some want to know what it is and click on the bar if they don't know what it is.  ;D. I see how yours are more easier to read as they have a more simpler design. Or a large head of John Lennon   :P

I think this shows how effective or not a cover design can be in smaller thumbnail.

Apparently I read lots of books with fancy dresses.  :D. They seem more blurry than say the pecs. So more pecs it is.  :P 8)


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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #55 on: February 16, 2013, 01:28:42 PM »
There's a 'find ASIN' link on the set up page that allows you to search for the ASIN using the author or title as keywords.

Ah, thanks, I hadn't noticed that - I was looking for something built into the page instead of opening a new tab. Useful though.

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I agree, the yellow is a little bright - it's more noticeable if you have a blank slot though.

Yeah, unfortunately, I don't always plan that far ahead - I don't always know what I'm going to read next, much less the one after that.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #56 on: February 16, 2013, 01:34:14 PM »
I am just going to line a few up in reading next that I think I might get to. Also library loans will go there. I might, or might not go with those or just start reading something totally different. I am not going to be stuck on that section. Just gives me some kind of idea or plan.
I am never good sticking with a reading list though.  ;D

And I reserve the right to change my mind at any time.  :P

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #57 on: February 16, 2013, 01:41:33 PM »
Some people had asked for a lighter tone of yellow in the reading bar. That is now in place. To get it, you'll have to go back to your Setup page (http://kboards.com/reading/setup.php) and click on Save Changes.

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« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2013, 01:44:27 PM »
Much better, thanks!

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #59 on: February 16, 2013, 01:49:26 PM »
Yeah, unfortunately, I don't always plan that far ahead - I don't always know what I'm going to read next, much less the one after that.

I don't either...so I just put a couple from my "to be read" pile in there and consider "next" to be a flexible concept.  :D

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #60 on: February 16, 2013, 01:53:18 PM »
Like the new feature except for one thing and that may or may not be related. When I added it to my signature, my avatar went away. Weird, huh?
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« Reply #61 on: February 16, 2013, 01:54:19 PM »
Yay, pastel much better for the yellow. Now it fits with the blue and the green. Not so glaring now.

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #62 on: February 16, 2013, 01:55:32 PM »
Like the new feature except for one thing and that may or may not be related. When I added it to my signature, my avatar went away. Weird, huh?

I don't *think* it could be related, but will keep an eye out for similar reports! (Your avatar is back now... did it have to be re-added?)
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« Reply #63 on: February 16, 2013, 01:56:16 PM »
Yay, pastel much better for the yellow. Now it fits with the blue and the green. Not so glaring now.

Yes, we now use color code #ffff9a rather than the pure yellow #ffff00 (for those of you who speak RGB). :)
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« Reply #64 on: February 16, 2013, 01:57:37 PM »
I don't *think* it could be related, but will keep an eye out for similar reports! (Your avatar is back now... did it have to be re-added?)
Really. It doesn't show for me. All others do
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« Reply #65 on: February 16, 2013, 02:01:34 PM »
Really. It doesn't show for me. All others do

Oops, you are right. It seems that the gickr.com image you had for an avatar is no longer present on gickr... so you might have to check that out on your end.
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« Reply #66 on: February 16, 2013, 02:06:08 PM »
Oops, you are right. It seems that the gickr.com image you had for an avatar is no longer present on gickr... so you might have to check that out on your end.
Their website says they are recovering from a server crash, so I'll just wait a while and see what happens. Interesting timing, though.
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« Reply #67 on: February 16, 2013, 02:24:12 PM »
New 'yellow' is a much better shade. . .thanks!

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« Reply #68 on: February 16, 2013, 02:26:23 PM »
New 'yellow' is a much better shade. . .thanks!

Agreed - thanks for the quick change!
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« Reply #69 on: February 16, 2013, 02:31:39 PM »
Hey, Harvey. Is there a way to search for a particular book by ASIN# and generate a list to see who is all reading it/recently read/reading next?

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« Reply #70 on: February 16, 2013, 02:35:48 PM »
I am soooo enjoying looking at other people's books.  Love the covers in yours, chilady!

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Re: New feature: get your Reading Page, and a forum Reading Bar
« Reply #71 on: February 16, 2013, 02:56:50 PM »
The lighter yellow is much better.

My Reading next is also flexible!

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« Reply #72 on: February 16, 2013, 03:06:30 PM »
Hey, Harvey. Is there a way to search for a particular book by ASIN# and generate a list to see who is all reading it/recently read/reading next?

There is not, at this point, although we're looking at some enhancements that would add a bit of interactivity between reading pages. More to come on that!
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« Reply #73 on: February 16, 2013, 03:10:46 PM »
Just testing...


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« Reply #74 on: February 16, 2013, 03:32:46 PM »
Looks good, except you'll have to make a choice, Lynn! 

You can always add a simple link to your reading page....

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