The first of these features is a toggle icon on the Home page that allows each user to choose between a “List” display of articles (the way articles have been listed here since the new site went live two weeks ago) and a “Grid” display of articles (the way the prior Vanguard site listed articles)
To toggle between the two display choices, all a user has to do is click on the List icon or the Grid icon in order to affect the change.
When you click on the List icon and resultant display looks like this:
When you click on the Grid icon and the resultant display looks like this:
The second of these features is a Comment Editing feature, which activates when you initially post a comment, with the screen looking as follows:
The default time limit for editing a comment is 5 minutes. The clock starts when you post the comment and the remaining time shows just to the right of the blue Click to Edit link. Note: when you are in the midst of doing an edit the five minute clock continues to count down. When your 5 minutes expires you can no longer complete an edit and if you submit an in process edit after the time has expired, a message box will appear telling you you can no longer edit the comment.
The third feature is a the series of light blue editing icons that appear in the previous image above the comment box when typing a new comment.
Clicking on the b icon results in bold type
Clicking on the b icon results in italics type
Clicking on the link icon opens a window that allows you to insert the web address of a link that you want to include in your comment such as If Only We Were As Livable As Berkeley
Clicking on the b-quote icon allows you to insert quoted text, which will appear in a grey box like the example below..
Quoted text example
Clicking on the del icon results in
Clicking on img icon opens a window that allows you to insert the web address of an image
There will be more enhancements coming, but we wanted to get the word out about this initial foursome.
Now that you have been using the new Vanguard for three weeks, what are the things that you believe can get better?