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EarlG

(21,697 posts)
Mon Nov 13, 2023, 02:27 PM Nov 2023

We've made a significant update to the DU home page [View all]

Hi all,

I think it's safe to say that we're mostly past the stabilization phase of the new software launch, although we are still squashing intermittent bugs here and there. However, we now feel that for the most part we can move on to the next phase, which is refinements and improvements based on the feedback we've received since launch.

The first update we have for you is to the home page. The new home page released today restores a number of items that were lost in the transition to DU4. As a reminder, you can get to the home page at any time by clicking or tapping the site logo at the top of any page.

Here are the changes:

• Video column has been restored.
• Latest Breaking News section moved up.
• Latest Breaking News section text descriptions restored.
• Doubled the number of items in the Latest Breaking News section.
• Doubled the number of items in each forum category section while reducing section height.

On the mobile version of the home page:

• Trending Discussions and Greatest Discussions sections moved back to the top.
• Doubled the number of items when Featured Stories expands, and included text descriptions.

We hope you like the changes, and we have more improvements coming soon.



PS. Edited to add: as usual when we make changes, some people may experience problems. If you run into a bug or issue, please report it in the DU Community Help forum. Thanks!

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Yes, Thanks - noticed immediately and I approve rurallib Nov 2023 #1
Thank you!!! I posted a response in GD a minute before you posted this: highplainsdem Nov 2023 #2
Thanks EarlG malaise Nov 2023 #3
Thank you! 2naSalit Nov 2023 #4
Always my favorite site ArizonaLib Nov 2023 #5
Thank you rogerballard Nov 2023 #6
Great job everyone. qwlauren35 Nov 2023 #7
Thank you! I got used to the new format but am very happy to see this new homepage. ancianita Nov 2023 #8
Looks great, thanks IronLionZion Nov 2023 #9
Good work! planetc Nov 2023 #10
I'm just happy tavernier Nov 2023 #11
This is wonderful! Thanks!!! n/t RKP5637 Nov 2023 #12
Looks great! MN2theMax Nov 2023 #13
The "Large Font" setting appears to have no effect on the home page. Oopsie Daisy Nov 2023 #14
Hmm, it worked for me. louis-t Nov 2023 #68
The home page looks great, thanks! 💐 💐💐 ShazzieB Nov 2023 #15
From the OP (later edit) - Community Help for reporting bugs progree Nov 2023 #22
Great! ShazzieB Nov 2023 #29
Very nice Tom Kitten Nov 2023 #16
Stairway to betterment damifino10 Nov 2023 #17
Same! nt pazzyanne Nov 2023 #92
ditto from this quarter jaxexpat Nov 2023 #93
I like it, y'all did good! Uncle Joe Nov 2023 #18
Thanks claudette Nov 2023 #19
Looks great! Thanks guys. n/t livetohike Nov 2023 #20
Thanks! Hamlette Nov 2023 #21
MUCH BETTER! 2naSalit Nov 2023 #23
Oh yes! Bird Lady Nov 2023 #24
Love it!!! Scrivener7 Nov 2023 #25
great upgrade for llashram Nov 2023 #26
Nice! I love the new home page. StarryNite Nov 2023 #27
Great! This new layout gives more visibility to less read, but quaility pieces that deserve attention. TeamProg Nov 2023 #28
I like it 3auld6phart Nov 2023 #30
Thank you, it looks really good. wendyb-NC Nov 2023 #31
Thank you. sheshe2 Nov 2023 #32
I like this much better!! My 2cts. lastlib Nov 2023 #33
It's beautiful! WhiteTara Nov 2023 #34
I'm running Skinner mode House of Roberts Nov 2023 #35
Thank you. revmclaren Nov 2023 #36
Awesome! Thank you. nt Wednesdays Nov 2023 #37
Cleaner, Crisper, and More Complete! PTL_Mancuso Nov 2023 #38
Thanks for all you do, EarlG! Different Drummer Nov 2023 #39
Thank you for everything, Earl! Duppers Nov 2023 #40
Thank you, better but ..... relayerbob Nov 2023 #41
With regards to the phone home page, there is a button at the top which says EarlG Nov 2023 #48
OK, thanks. Missed that relayerbob Nov 2023 #50
That one cuts the right of the page as well, one cannot read the end of the lines and it does not scroll right Escurumbele Nov 2023 #97
What kind of phone are you using? EarlG Nov 2023 #98
Thanks, EarlG! May the bergamot on your tea always be tasty! Hekate Nov 2023 #42
Thank you PatSeg Nov 2023 #43
Love it! Auggie Nov 2023 #44
Nice! Feels like coming home. FailureToCommunicate Nov 2023 #45
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Silver Gaia Nov 2023 #46
Love these updates - thank you! yardwork Nov 2023 #47
Thank you IbogaProject Nov 2023 #49
Thank you! The new DU is great! mountain grammy Nov 2023 #51
Appreciate you and the team n/t hibbing Nov 2023 #52
Not working here LPBBEAR Nov 2023 #53
Try EarlG Nov 2023 #55
Thank You LPBBEAR Nov 2023 #56
Thank you! Karma13612 Nov 2023 #54
Everything looks great! Chicagogrl1 Nov 2023 #57
ok now stop Riverman100 Nov 2023 #58
Thank you. Dyedinthewoolliberal Nov 2023 #59
thanks DU for the significant update OldSWODog Nov 2023 #60
Excellent Richard D Nov 2023 #61
Thank you for all you do dlk Nov 2023 #62
Thank you! I missed the video column. kellytore Nov 2023 #63
Thanks for restoring the latest video column Warpy Nov 2023 #64
Awesome! Thanks SouthernDem4ever Nov 2023 #65
This is like a program on HGTV! SleeplessinSoCal Nov 2023 #66
It's definitely getting better. louis-t Nov 2023 #67
Looking good! Still getting scrunched line spacing, though -- old eyes. Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2023 #69
Here's a feedback ClearSky24 Nov 2023 #70
Looks Good! GAJMac Nov 2023 #71
❤️ ✿❧🌿❧✿ ❤️ Lucinda Nov 2023 #72
Great news! Quanto Magnus Nov 2023 #73
Thank you so much! AmBlue Nov 2023 #74
EarlG, thank you for your hard work orangecrush Nov 2023 #75
Thanks!!! CaptainTruth Nov 2023 #76
NOW it's poy-fect. peppertree Nov 2023 #77
Thanks for the changes LovelyStuff Nov 2023 #78
I don't know how to get to the home page. there used to be a button for it but I don't Maraya1969 Nov 2023 #79
You just click on the logo now. highplainsdem Nov 2023 #80
Wherever you see a "Democratic Underground" logo BumRushDaShow Nov 2023 #81
That worked! Thanks. Maraya1969 Nov 2023 #87
k,r ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2023 #82
Thanks for all the work. ... Hotler Nov 2023 #83
Thanks EarlG spanone Nov 2023 #84
Bravo! PlutosHeart Nov 2023 #85
I love it. No more scrolling waaayyy down TrogL Nov 2023 #86
Looks great EarlG! flamingdem Nov 2023 #88
Love love love this change. MontanaMama Nov 2023 #89
Thx!! I very much like it PortTack Nov 2023 #90
Thank you!!! pazzyanne Nov 2023 #91
Love New Look...but Aviation91 Nov 2023 #94
Nice upgrade thanks! usaf-vet Nov 2023 #95
Need to work on the app when accessing it from a from a cell phone Escurumbele Nov 2023 #96
Hmm, you shouldn't be seeing multiple columns on your phone EarlG Nov 2023 #99
Thanks for the continued efforts... IthinkThereforeIAM Nov 2023 #100
Fabulous! Be The Light Nov 2023 #101
Way improved! Thank you! SpankMe Nov 2023 #102
Great upgrades! kimbutgar Nov 2023 #103
Excellent improvements. Thank you! Martin68 Nov 2023 #104
Two enthusiastic thumbs up! (NT) HuskyOffset Nov 2023 #105
Thank you, EarlG!! Alliepoo Nov 2023 #106
I'm glad for the change but I wonder if we will ever have the option to drag and drop the sections? cstanleytech Nov 2023 #107
Thank you, EarlG! crickets Nov 2023 #108
Thsank you for the info. Most software has bugs when they change True Blue American Nov 2023 #109
Not mobile friendly onlyadream Nov 2023 #110
I especially love the fresh new look, DU had aged and looked too much like old original internet forums. It is also nice ShazamIam Nov 2023 #111
Looks great! Axelrods_Typewriter Nov 2023 #112
Thank you for restoring a way to make nearly everything I do Ms. Toad Dec 1 #113
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