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New and Improved Design on SparkPages

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hi, everyone!

We wanted to let you know about a new and improved SparkPage design that we launched today. SparkPages hold so much information that we wanted to make it easier to navigate a person's SparkPage and find exactly what you're looking for. The overall design is the same, but we've cleaned up the look of SparkPages and added some great new functionality, too. Here are some of the highlights of this redesign:

  1. Tabs across the top of each Page, which allow you to easily view a member's photos, friend feed, blog posts, and more. For example, if you're looking at someone's photos, you can quickly get to their SparkTeams, too.

  2. NEW Photo Pagination. When viewing a photo in someone's gallery, you'll now see links below it that say "Previous Image" and "Next Image" that allow you to scroll through the photos as if viewing them in a slideshow.

  3. NEW Comments on Photos. Members can now comment directly on each other's photos. When someone comments on your photo, you will receive an email letting you know.

  4. NEW Awards Page. Everyone has a tab at the top of their page called "Awards." This is where you'll find a member's SparkGoodies, SparkStreaks and SparkPoints trophies. We plan to add more options for special icons and awards to this section soon.

  5. More SparkFavorites. You'll find favorites under the "More" tab at the top of each Page. Now, your Favorites section includes SparkRecipes you're rated and saved as favorites in addition to your favorite articles, message boards and shared recipes.

  6. NEW Alert on Updated Intros. To clean up the page, we've shortened the amount of introductory text that shows, but you can still type as much as you'd like. Visitors can click on the "Read More" link to see your entire introduction. If you have updated your introductory text within the past 30 days, a note will show up there, letting visitors to your page know that they should "Read More" to see what's new.

    At first glance, SparkPages look pretty much the same as before, but there are lots of improvements that came with this new design. We realize that our members take great ownership of their SparkPages, and we hope you'll discover that these changes give you even more control and functionality than before. Like any change, it might take some time getting used to, but we hope that you'll love the new design as much as we do!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REJ7777 4/16/2010 6:45PM

    This is such an incredible site!!! emoticon

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2BFITSPARK 11/29/2009 9:25PM

  But, somehow the new format dumped all my special food entry selections.

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RESTED11 9/20/2009 10:51PM

  May you blog,jog and log in faith. Jesus is Lord of all.

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BLUSTAR 9/13/2009 4:24PM

    Great Job :-)


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BLUSTAR 9/13/2009 4:23PM

    Great Job :-)


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YICHE12 9/13/2009 11:12AM

    SP is the best! emoticon

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REDSOXFAN4803 9/11/2009 4:23PM

    great job

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LIQUID11 9/3/2009 12:46PM


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KSP3776 9/2/2009 11:19PM

    Good job - thanks

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MKELLEY913 8/25/2009 9:42AM

  THANKS for the new look which is so very helpful!

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    I can't believe it! I didn't think Spark could get any better...but it just keeps ticking.
It gets better and better and better.

Thanks to ALL OF YOU ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I am back on Spark - so I like this new design- thanks for sharing.

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MOMOF3K 6/8/2009 1:52PM

  Thanks so much for this site and all the improvements. What a blessing all this help is. emoticon

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STRINGS58 6/7/2009 8:49AM

    I liked the feed --- especially the fitness minutes --- to greet me on the front of the spark page. While a click isn't hard work, I found being greeted with a confirmation of my effort as a reason to open the spark page

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QUEENLATIFA 6/7/2009 8:08AM

    As usual, I like the changes. I like having a fresh new look to the Spark Pages because it makes me take another complete look to see what is there. Sometimes I forget what all there is to see/read because I do the same things day to day. Thanks for a wonderful, helpful site.

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BRENDALEE1231 6/7/2009 7:40AM

    I love the new features!!!

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JIBBIE49 6/6/2009 9:15PM

    I love the comments on photos as that is a great improvement. Many Sparkers won't put their BEFORE photo on their page, so I like that I can leave a nice comment on the before photo and tell them how I know they will have a great AFTER one to display!

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ELDAFINLAY 6/6/2009 8:10PM

  I agree great job emoticon

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OTELINDA 6/6/2009 2:52PM

    Nice job

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HOLSHE 6/6/2009 10:56AM

  I like it. Nice job. emoticon

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CAPECODSANDI 6/6/2009 3:46AM

    I love what you have done to the spark pages....THANK YOU! SP rocks!!!

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SGEONEW5 6/5/2009 10:22PM

    Thank you! Great job!

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TERESAJOY56 6/5/2009 9:32PM

    Looks nice and clean. Thanks so much for this free site. It's such a blessing to so many of us that can't pay for weight programs. Teresa

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SEBORING 6/5/2009 9:24PM

  Great! Thanks.

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CASAGRANDMA 6/5/2009 8:00PM

    Very helpful info' - Thanks much for this and all else you do. emoticon

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    I love the new look and it is sooo much easier to navigate the Page!

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BOBBI97 6/5/2009 6:13PM

    I to also love the new changes and it makes everything easier to get too..

Thanks so much

"B0BBI" emoticon

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DOTTIELH 6/5/2009 5:56PM

    Thank you for the improvements and for all you do. emoticon Dottie

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ARINDANA 6/5/2009 5:34PM

    Thanks for the changes! It all looks awesome :)

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LOSER541 6/5/2009 5:23PM

  Great Job! Thank you!

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VERONICAFAY 6/5/2009 5:00PM

  This was very helpful. Thank you for providing this to your sparkpeople community. Veronica emoticon

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    Thanks for the info. Have only been a part of this for a week so still learning all the ins and outs. Tips are a great help.

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GIRLWYLIE 6/5/2009 3:03PM

  Like it emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 6/5/2009 2:13PM

    The new page improvements are very nice. emoticon

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  The changes are really great! You guys are wonderful!!! emoticon

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GRANIJANI 6/5/2009 1:24PM

    The changes are great.

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FRUMPY55 6/5/2009 12:29PM

    I like the changes. It looks better and is easier to navigate. Thanks for the changes.

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 6/5/2009 10:46AM

    I love the changes! Thank you!!

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NARNIA9334 6/5/2009 10:09AM

    Good Job! emoticon

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    I love it! Decluttered and efficient. I appreciate the minds that go into this website's simplication, in order to support such a growing community.

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HOLYJANE 6/5/2009 9:22AM

    Thanks, it's so functional! This is my 8th day, and I'm still learning my way around. This is good to know! emoticon emoticon

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CBURNS89 6/5/2009 9:15AM

    Looks great! Thank you!

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BOOMPA1 6/5/2009 9:09AM

    Great job You and Your Team did on the new and improved spark page.

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SMKYMTNGIRL 6/5/2009 9:05AM

  You have made so many wonderful changes and absolutely all are great. Very nice and sleeker pages.

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PINKGIRL175 6/5/2009 8:40AM

    I'd be amazing if you could average calories for any random number of days from "view results" in the nutrition tracker (not just montly or weekly average) :)
and thank you thank you! emoticon

Comment edited on: 6/5/2009 8:42:03 AM

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NICA_LOSN_IT 6/5/2009 8:13AM

    The changes that were made are magnificent! I love all the new shortcuts and the layout. Thanks for thinking about us. emoticon

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MIAJOEB 6/5/2009 7:59AM

    Love the changes. I am sure you have already heard about having less really luxury goodies and more different goodies that suit the season as well as creative motivational tools.
I was using it quite a bit for new comers but I found I got bored with getting 10 welcome mats.
It is part of the game I find fun. Maybe we could shuffle them around.
Love the trivia game. I have a horrible score but will continue to try to beat it.
I guess I still have a lot to learn. Thank you so much for this website.
I am loosing instead of gaining and I am exercising instead of sitting.
I am challenged daily.

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KATHYLINE1 6/5/2009 7:54AM

  This is better to navigate around in, thank you all!!! emoticon

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ANNIEMARIE6 6/5/2009 7:28AM

  I do like the new design on the spark people pages. They will take some getting use to. Keep up the good work.

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