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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #180 on: October 20, 2018, 09:55:11 PM »
I've added a bio and photo to indohyus' page (thanks indohyus!) http://dinotoyblog.com/about-the-authors/indohyus/



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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #181 on: October 21, 2018, 10:20:22 PM »
I feel a little guilty over barely visiting the blog anymore...it's just that since all the changes from the old look, I have trouble focusing on anything ._. Because there's no clear sections to me. That's more of a personal problem , mental stuff, but eh..... I can't focus on just text and headings, especially with such big white space in between....

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #182 on: October 22, 2018, 10:42:03 PM »
I appreciate the feedback but are you suggesting a change? I'm not sure what you mean by "clear sections".

Also, now that the blog is responsive it is essential that users specify whether they're on a mobile or desktop, because the blog looks different depending on your device and screen size.


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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #183 on: December 08, 2018, 03:48:54 PM »
I've added a category for Southlands Replicas: http://dinotoyblog.com/category/southlands_replicas/


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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #184 on: December 08, 2018, 06:10:58 PM »
Thank you for doing that. Hopefully SR has some Australian dinosaurs planned for the future. We could certainly use a quality Muttaburrasaurus!
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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #185 on: December 08, 2018, 08:51:47 PM »
Thank you for doing that. Hopefully SR has some Australian dinosaurs planned for the future. We could certainly use a quality Muttaburrasaurus!

Some SR dinosaurs would be great, but don't forget about this Invicta Muttaburrasaurus, which is pretty good! http://dinotoyblog.com/2009/11/06/muttaburrasaurus-invicta/


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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #186 on: December 09, 2018, 12:12:10 AM »
True, the muttaburrasaurus of Invicta far exceeds that of Collecta and that is a figure much later than that great cult brand as were the figures of Invicta plastics of the Museum of Natural History in London.  ^-^

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #187 on: December 14, 2018, 07:39:19 PM »
Any chance we can get a page up for the Paleozoic Pals? There are five reviews now with more coming down the road. Maybe a page for Jasman too, though I would understand not wanting to put forth the effort on that one.

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #188 on: December 14, 2018, 10:34:36 PM »
If there's already a category for it, there's already a page for it. :)

http://dinotoyblog.com/category/paleozoic-pals/
http://dinotoyblog.com/category/jasman/

Navigate to all Category and Genus pages from the drop down menus on the left, or click the key words at the top of individual reviews.
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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #189 on: April 26, 2019, 01:39:14 PM »
Half a year has passed since I updated the Dinosaur Toy Blog layout. Have readers gotten used to it by now? Any feedback or suggestions is always welcome.


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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #190 on: April 26, 2019, 01:51:38 PM »
I really miss the thumbnail layout in the various categories, aside from that I have no complaints.

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #191 on: April 26, 2019, 01:52:07 PM »
Half a year has passed since I updated the Dinosaur Toy Blog layout. Have readers gotten used to it by now? Any feedback or suggestions is always welcome.

Iím quite fine with it, although I still wish that the Author pages listed reviews chronologically instead of alphabetically. Speaking for myself, I like being able to see my own history clearly.  :)
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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #192 on: April 26, 2019, 03:19:56 PM »
Half a year has passed since I updated the Dinosaur Toy Blog layout. Have readers gotten used to it by now? Any feedback or suggestions is always welcome.

Iím quite fine with it, although I still wish that the Author pages listed reviews chronologically instead of alphabetically. Speaking for myself, I like being able to see my own history clearly.  :)

I concur, although it's neat to see the reviews alphabetized too. The option to view them in various orders would be nice but is probably not an option.

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #193 on: April 26, 2019, 04:53:26 PM »
Half a year has passed since I updated the Dinosaur Toy Blog layout. Have readers gotten used to it by now? Any feedback or suggestions is always welcome.

Iím quite fine with it, although I still wish that the Author pages listed reviews chronologically instead of alphabetically. Speaking for myself, I like being able to see my own history clearly.  :)


I concur, although it's neat to see the reviews alphabetized too. The option to view them in various orders would be nice but is probably not an option.

Alphabetically does admittedly help you keep better track of how many reviews of a certain genus youíve written. In any case, this isnít a major priority.
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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #194 on: April 27, 2019, 12:42:00 PM »
In the old version when you opened a review, on the top there were links to the previous and the next reviews (and the links actually were the title of the reviews and I think that was a nice touch too). But now if I want to go to the next or the previous post amongst the older reviews I have to figure out on which is now that particular review (and considering that there are almost 100 pages it's not an easy task). So it's a little more difficult than click one link.

And the navigation amongst the pages would be easier if I didn't have to go through most of the page to choose another (this is quite annoying on my cell phone).

I think these two things that can really bother me. I miss the older version where I could read 3 or 5 full reviews per page but I think I can live without that.

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #195 on: April 29, 2019, 10:39:22 AM »
Thanks for your thoughts.

@Gwangi The thumbnail layout on category pages is something I also regret to have lost. That style of thumbnails are now only on the Author pages (i.e. the pages I create manually e.g. http://dinotoyblog.com/about-the-authors/dinotoyblog/, not the auto-generated ones. e.g. http://dinotoyblog.com/author/admin/). The reason for this loss is that I have stopped creating 'category pages' manually.

@suspsy It is easy enough for me to order the review thumbnails on author pages by date, so if there's a general consensus for that, I can make it so. But, it is beyond my capabilities to introduce an option for readers to manually sort the review thumbnails alphabetically or by date themselves.

@stegosauria I think I can add in the links to 'previous' and 'next' reviews, I will try. But I might put them at the bottom instead of the top, because most people will just want to see the page content first. I'm not sure what you mean about the navigation - there is a menu at the top if you don't want to scroll to the 'sidebar', which is at the bottom on mobiles. I think the 'sidebar' should be at the bottom, otherwise visitors will conversely have to scroll through all that 'sidebar' gubbins to get to the page content.


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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #196 on: May 02, 2019, 05:30:46 PM »
As per the suggestion by @stegosauria , I've added a 'previous' and 'next' link at the top of each review page.


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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #197 on: May 06, 2019, 01:32:48 PM »
I've added a DinoWaurs category for all of @indohyus reviews: http://dinotoyblog.com/category/dinowaurs/

I also simplified the main menu.
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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #198 on: May 06, 2019, 04:21:07 PM »
I've added a DinoWaurs category for all of @indohyus reviews: http://dinotoyblog.com/category/dinowaurs/

I also simplified the main menu.

Cheers mate! Keep forgetting how many of these I've done, and still got more to come.

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Re: Dinosaur Toy Blog changes
« Reply #199 on: May 15, 2019, 12:18:37 PM »
As per the suggestion by @stegosauria , I've added a 'previous' and 'next' link at the top of each review page.

Thanks for the links. With them I don't have to always to the 10th+ page so my other request isn't important.