A New Look for Stock Gumshoe

By Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe, June 23, 2016

As you may have noticed, we’re shaking things up in the design and layout of the site.

Most things will continue to work very similarly to how they have in the past, but the site will work much better on mobile devices and smaller screens now, and should be generally easier on the eyes.

We’ve also simplified the basic design to make finding information a little bit easier (there’s still a ways to go on this bit) — we’ve simplified the menus at the top to make it easier to find what most people are looking for: new articles, articles that are generating a lot of attention, teaser solutions by newsletter, and active discussions of any kind.

Some of you will hate this immediately, and I’m sorry to spring the new design on you, but this is generally a pretty quiet time of year hereabouts so hopefully we’ll all have time to get accustomed to the new layout.

We’re not trying to make life more difficult, but we are trying to make the site as accessible as possible for more people.

This is step one, and we will be working on fixing bugs for a little while as well as pushing forward with some larger additions and alterations as funding and time permit (including improving subscriber reviews/rankings of newsletters and hopefully improving our search functions).

So, two things: First, thank you to the Irregulars who make it possible for us to continue investing in the site…

And second, if you notice bugs or have concerns or questions about how the new design works for you, please comment below so we can compile those questions and concerns in one place as we move forward. There are plenty of small things that aren’t working perfectly yet and where fixes are in process (like the custom avatars for commenters, for example), but there are likely some issues that we have not yet identified.

Thanks for reading, and thanks for your help!

P.S. if you’re not yet seeing the new design, that’s either because we pulled it back to fix something or because your browser cache still is still feeding you the old design — you can clear your cache if you’re anxious to see the new layout, but for 99.9% of you it will update on its own before too long.

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modernrock
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well done! congrats on the growth.

Walsh
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Hi Travis.
On the “Most Recent Comments” page, clicking on some of the comments will not take you to the comment. They take you to the top of the article page, then you have to manually comb through the comments to find the one one you clicked on.

simonallardice
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Looks good Travis, will comments automatically populate as they happen or will it still require refreshing the page? Just thinking in terms of keeping up-to-date on the Dr. KSS threads.

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OracleofJersey
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well you were right, I immediately kinda hate it. I liked seeing the most recent comments right there on the first page now i have to hunt around for them. also, and this is more of a comment from before today’s changes but it always bothered me…..I get signed out way too easily and then i have reenter my name and password all day long in order to access premium content. I wish there was a way to just stay logged in indefinitely.

OracleofJersey
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Also, there’s no longer a Dr. KSS page?

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Walsh
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adadfarm
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Hi Travis, – I like the new look; however, please retain the numbering system (1 -50, or will this change to something better) for comments as it will be very time consuming to find out where one leaves off in the threads (such as Dr. KSS’ material) Starting new pages is fine, but continuing the numbers without stopping at 50 for each new thread would be great so that one can reference (by keeping notes) a comment that one wants to revisit or pass along to someone else. – Cheers, – Curt

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jcoulborn
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Time stamps on the comments are something you might want to add back, Travis. Unless I’m just blind…

Gui_
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2nd that fwiw.

I can’t chase down the “reader started comments”, “Most recent comments”, “Most active discussions”, etc. etc. as they run away from my mouse ha ha!

OracleofJersey
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OracleofJersey

there doesn’t appear to be any way to fully open and read the end of any comment that goes beyond three lines in length.

richardo8586
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richardo8586

At present unfortunately I really don’t like it. But will keep chugging along and try and work things out

glennm
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glennm

Hey, it looks great, Travis. Always good to shake things up!

investor101
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Beautiful job Travis! None of us like change and it will take a while to learn my way around, but I am so grateful to you for having this forum where I learn so much from others that are far more intelligent in these matters than I.

chojnowski
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Thanks to you Travis and your continual effort to make this portal as fluid as it can (and responsive, that is the way you were looking for :)).

If you need some feedback from us, please feel free to ask!

Pretty like the improvements made so far!

Have a very good week end to all of you.

Larry C.
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Larry C.

I’m sick. Can’t find the ARTH Microblog. If you could get us to that page we can wait til you get the new layout fixed. Thanks Travis.

geoko
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geoko

Travis, after reading the 31 comments, I clicked “reload” and was taken to the original article instead of to the 31st comment, like I used to get in the old system.

Patricia
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Very kewl site upgrade! Having a laugh though at your line – “sorry to spring the new design on you, but this is generally a pretty quiet time of year hereabouts” – then tonight markets go NUTS over-reacting to Brexit. So unexpected, the polls were so wrong; I’m in favor but didn’t think it would happen quite yet.

chibana
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chibana

Travis,

No doubt I will like these changes eventually but right now I do not. I got pretty used to the old format.

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Tom

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