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College Confidential Relaunch

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  • dfin2013dfin2013 207 replies11 threads Junior Member
    @oregon101 It's a stylized graduation cap/mortarboard :)
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  • notrichenoughnotrichenough 9215 replies32 threads Senior Member
    Odd--what is it suppose to mean?
    It's a mortarboard hat with a ribbon hanging off of the corner.
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  • evergreen5evergreen5 1526 replies32 threads Senior Member
    edited April 2018
    The fonts in the header at the top of the page with "Forums/Schools/Articles and poster information is a bit small. Is it possible to increase the size? In particular it's tough to read the [red] number of new bookmarked posts. (reading on a laptop)
    I am seeing the same small font, and that area around it takes up the top 4.5 cm of my page, a huge waste of white space. On top of Forums/Schools/Articles, centered, is the logo with a target (?) and mortarboard -- I wish it were over on the left out of the way.

    Between that 4.5 cm margin and the google ad beneath it, my content (starting with the forum designation and then thread title) begins over halfway down my page. Maybe that's not dramatically different from the old version, but it feels like it's moving in the wrong direction in terms of space at the top of the page.
    edited April 2018
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  • CCadmin_SorinCCadmin_Sorin 2433 replies217 threads Community Manager
    @prezbucky, I'm not able to replicate this. Please note that you can only edit a post within the first 15 minutes. If you encounter further issues, please take a screenshot and send it to [email protected] Thanks!
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  • doschicosdoschicos 21470 replies224 threads Senior Member
    Agree that on the header, the logo mortarboard should be enlarged and to the left. Then the Forums/Schools/Articles font could be enlarged as well. The way it is now doesn't maximize the use the space visually, IMO.
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  • LindagafLindagaf 9390 replies502 threads Senior Member
    The drop down menu when you click on forums is gone. @CCadmin_Sorin , this is annoying because the forums that were most popular are no longer as easy to access and now you have to look through all forums before getting to the one you want. Was this a deliberate move to get people to look at other forums, rather than just going to the top ones?

    In total honesty, I think the new color scheme is ugly. Blue and orange are the worst combination, and it is not distinctive. I think all the fonts at the top are too small. I don't find it easy to see what you are looking for. The font itself is ok. Collge Confidential, at the top right for example, is much too small. Not digging the mortarboard avatar, only because I think the tassel is too wide and looks like it's in the wrong place.

    I do appreciate your post though, because it explains why the redesign was done. I think you should bring back the drop down menu on forums, for sure.
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  • jym626jym626 55888 replies2908 threads Senior Member
    edited May 2018
    Add one more vote for the “make the fonts at the top bigger”. Too hard to see and too hard to touch on a touchscreen like ipad.

    The colors look to me to be blue and gold, but as for blue and orange.... go gators!!!
    edited May 2018
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  • buuzn03buuzn03 1566 replies15 threads Senior Member
    Is there a school search and save option for BS, too? If so, I have totally missed it. If not, is it possible to create one?
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  • Winky1Winky1 1376 replies1 threads Senior Member
    Thanks, CC, for updating and trying to improve things overall for us!
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  • HMom16HMom16 704 replies18 threads Member
    The "Find Your Best Fit" thingy doesn't make sense - the filter should be information about the student and his/her preferences. For example, student should click where their SAT/ACT/GPA falls and then allow selection of whether those scores are in the median, top 25%, etc. This would help students find their reaches and likelies. Also, do unweighted GPAs > 4 actually exist?
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  • me29034me29034 1705 replies85 threads Senior Member
    I usually view CC on an iPad. The only real differences I see are the huge banner at the top that takes up almost half my screen, and the new avatars. Everything else looks exactly the same. I feel like I must be missing something.
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  • STEM2017STEM2017 4102 replies96 threads Senior Member
    Who moved my cheese?
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  • homerdoghomerdog 5255 replies99 threads Senior Member
    The font on the notifications is so small. And the having a white number inside a red box makes it hard to read as well.
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  • LindagafLindagaf 9390 replies502 threads Senior Member
    Yes, @homerdog ! I didn't even know there was still a number inside the red box.
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  • homerdoghomerdog 5255 replies99 threads Senior Member
    Kind of marketing 101. You don't use white font inside of another color. It's way too hard to read.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 39649 replies7203 threads Super Moderator
    And the having a white number inside a red box makes it hard to read as well.
    It's been white within red for as long as been on the site, but I agree the size makes it harder to see.
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  • lookingforwardlookingforward 34589 replies385 threads Senior Member
    edited May 2018
    And I find the dark blue of the mortarboard (and sharp edges, and seemingly floating, all very high contrast,) distracting. I'd bet you folks roll your eyes at this sort of comment. But a softer blue would be easier. And an easy fix.

    Just look at this page. On many pages, lots of posters will have that defsilt.
    edited May 2018
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  • happy1happy1 22984 replies2267 threads Senior Member
    On my computer there is just a ton of empty/white space on the left under the CC logo, it looks fine on my phone though.
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  • labegglabegg 2523 replies48 threads Senior Member
    The header has way too much white space and the font is too small. Your Logo should be much bigger if it is going to be centered. Personally thing it should be to the left. The mortorboard default avatar is visually distracting and feels like a a black hole...(alright a blue hole). But the font size is the biggest issue IMO...way too small for my old lady eyes.
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