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Tweaks to SparkPage Design Launched This Week


Thursday, February 23, 2012



Hi everyone,

We launched some small tweaks to our SparkPage and member blogs pages this week. We changed the top of the page to:
- Move the SparkPeople menu items (My Trackers, Healthy Lifestyle, etc) to the top
- Added member profile pics to the top
- Add your SparkPoints count and trophy to the top

We made these changes to make the pages look cleaner and to make the page more about our members and less about SparkPeople. Our studies show that people who use the Community are MUCH more successful, so we love making continuous improvements to the Community whenever possible.

If you have any comments or questions please let us know!


Dave H.
SparkPeople.com
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
YEYETADE 3/29/2012 12:13PM

    Dear Chris,
You have been such a blessing . God Bless you real good. emoticon

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SPARKLINGDAWN 3/24/2012 9:06PM

    I love the new layouts of the reports. They look so nice in 3D and with better colors.
THANK YOU!
I would love to have a feature like "groupings" for the food. I travel a lot - and bring by elastic band.

I am at home, and use my big ball and dumbells (because I do NOT bring those with me around the world!)

I sometimes go to the gym and use the machines.

Now I have added ALL Upper, core and lower body successively mon, tue, wed, and then starts over thur, fri and sat.

It would be great to have a "receipe" for travel, one for home and one for the machines, just click on it and add it to the day and then work it. Or to "turn a part of the list on and off" Maybe ´having a header like is the case for the goals. Short, medium, long.

So - I would love to be able to bunch my exercises and also reorder the sequence they appear on my list. I am not that much of a gym rat yet, so I use my list as a prompter and not just a reporting tool. The only way I have found to do it is to delete all the exercises and put them in in a new order. There might be a way to reorder them, but I have not figured it out.
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KAKAY56 3/7/2012 1:14PM

    emoticon Change is good. Thanks for the Sparkpeople site... emoticon

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JODIEST 2/29/2012 8:14AM

    I wish, when into the data base foods that are not already listed, there were more choices for the portion i.e.: slices, pieces, etc.

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LIFESANATTITUDE 2/28/2012 5:09PM

    Love the changes!

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DAISY443 2/27/2012 12:15PM

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TUBJUMPER 2/26/2012 11:07PM

    Cool!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 2/25/2012 6:29AM

    Thanks for all your hard work!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 2/24/2012 8:11PM

    I like it.
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DELHSI 2/24/2012 7:52PM

    The changes are nice. SparkPeople is a great website that, to me, is user friendly (and I am not computer savvy at all)!.

Thanks for all of your hard work and for putting your members 1st.

~Della

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NORASPAT 2/24/2012 7:24PM

    I miss noy having a quick way to my MAIN Page, I am not too computer savvy but i get there . No where near as fast as leaving my blog and clicking on Main .

I do like the ad placements much better right now.
Pat in Maine.

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PAMBWS 2/24/2012 6:51PM

    Tweaks can keep things interesting

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JEWITCH 2/24/2012 2:16PM

    Love the changes. So glad Sparks has a new look.

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LENHARDT 2/24/2012 7:03AM

    Like it! emoticon

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DEBBIE_C 2/24/2012 1:11AM

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1BEACHWALKER 2/24/2012 1:00AM

    Really like the new look! I have read some of the members comments below and have seen others elsewhere wanting new emoticons and spark goodies! I agree with that too-if it isn't too much of a cost to SP, etc. Keep up the good work! emoticon

P.S. I also wondered too, what is with the low numbers lately on the spark wheel? Why can't it have bigger numbers on it all the time. Never understood that-I guess we are greedy Sparkpeople! emoticon We all love our emoticon

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EGRAMMY 2/23/2012 9:18PM

    With the changes, my favorite is Chef Meg's tips. Love them.

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TRULYVISIBLE 2/23/2012 9:06PM

  Really like the new look of the spark pages! I agree with another comment about new emoticons although I hate to be greedy on a free site. I would like to see more athletic ones like a Zumba dancer, hiker, etc, etc.

Thanks for this web site!

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SPEEDY143 2/23/2012 8:42PM

    emoticon I LOVE the changes on my personal SparkPage emoticon

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ADORENE 2/23/2012 6:59PM

  Where can I find the member blogs?

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 2/23/2012 6:51PM

    I love the new look....Thanks

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GARDENCHRIS 2/23/2012 6:36PM

    I do like it ....Thanks!!

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 2/23/2012 6:09PM

    I noticed these changes and totally love them - especially the level and points up at the top of the page! Thanks for all the improvements. One question: it seems like both the Log-In Wheel and the Bonus Wheel have less points available lately. Not only for me - but on my friend feed, I see so many people just getting 2, 3 or 5 points - used to see a whole lot more SparkGoodies and bigger numbers. I know they're just virtual points, but I challenge myself to get up the ladder quickly by taking advantage of EVERY resource on this wonderful site. And I watch the points add up... emoticon

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DEBIGENE 2/23/2012 5:54PM

    The new look is very nice. I was wondering when we can expect new EMOTICONS ??? they are SOOOOO needed !!!! Keep up the great improvements !!!

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COOKINGSTARS 2/23/2012 5:23PM

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CINDHOLM 2/23/2012 4:55PM

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KRYS210 2/23/2012 4:50PM

    Very efficient and neat looking!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 2/23/2012 4:40PM

    Changes look good, thanks!

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JANEYINMADTOWN 2/23/2012 4:24PM

    Thanks for the heads up....I did notice the changes...looks good!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/23/2012 4:08PM

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MARYJOANNA 2/23/2012 4:04PM

  Very Nice! You do keep on top of things!

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MONTY68 2/23/2012 3:30PM

    Thank you,
the changes look good

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NEW-CAZ 2/23/2012 3:29PM

    I like it!

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GUITARWOMAN 2/23/2012 3:11PM

    I like the changes, they are quite attractive!


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GABY1948 2/23/2012 2:55PM

    I LOVE it! Thanks!

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JULIA_211 2/23/2012 1:43PM

    I like the new sparkpage set up, thank you.

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ELIZABETH-H 2/23/2012 1:38PM

    Nice changes, thank you, but, is there any way you can add a link back to our spark page in the bar as if I am trawling through SP pages. If i want to go back to go to my Page I have to back to the Start page to get the link. May be on the Community Tab or our own Start tab.

Thank you

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VINGRAM 2/23/2012 12:57PM

    emoticon If you ever want a volunteer to help you clean up the multiple listings on the food site, let me know..........I'll be more than happy to help!

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MARGEMF 2/23/2012 12:33PM

    I liked this blog only because it explained what's up with the new opening page. I never could understand why there's always such a push to 'new & improve' something especially when 'If it's not broke don't fix it'. I would also be most appreciative (& I don't think I'm alone in this) were you to back-off about connecting with facebook. FB is fine for those who find a need for it. Personally, I find it a major invasion in my privacy & enjoyed SparkPeople more when I could be 100% certain that my postings here on SparkPeople stayed on SparkPeople. Thank-you.

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_CYNDY55_ 2/23/2012 12:27PM

    Thank You SO Much!!!!!
"`*AWESOME on the NEW Design*`" !!!!!

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RR1_RR1 2/23/2012 12:26PM

    Looks nice!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 2/23/2012 12:15PM

    Love the new changes.

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KASEYCOFF 2/23/2012 12:14PM

    Like the changes, but - now I seem unable to access the 'Edit Your Page' button. Any changes (background, page color, etc) I try to make just keep coming back 'Server Busy' or some such. Does something need tweaking, or is something else going on with the new changes?
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PAMNANGEL 2/23/2012 12:10PM

    I noticed. It's taking me a while to find that one row now that it's not where I'm expecting it to be.

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RD03875 2/23/2012 12:10PM

    Ditto what FROGGERHKC said.

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MISS_VIV 2/23/2012 12:02PM

    I like the changes A LOT. . . and it was a pleasant surprise when I went to the first article of the day . . featured member.... and saw the changes there.

Great.

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OHMYGOD49 2/23/2012 11:59AM

    Awesome................and thank you for your hard work and dedication to us!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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FROGGERHKC 2/23/2012 11:55AM

    The changes do look nice! Maybe in the future we can get the blog about the changes prior to the changes happening? It's always nice to know when things are going to change before they actually do.

Thanks!

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