Coming Soon-- Card Mode!

 

Hoop.la will be getting a major update in the next 4 - 6 weeks, when we introduce a new user interface that we call Card Mode.  

The changes will impact most lists and landing page on the platform- including the "home" page and each content module's start page- and will make it much easier to browse and consume content overall.

In this mode, content lists are displayed as cards on a grid, filling the entire width of the content pane, like so:

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Each content type (forum topics, blog posts, clips, surveys, etc.) will have its own dedicated color, which is used to differentiate content by type when viewing lists like this.

Blog Collections and Clips Sets are also being refreshed with this update, making those pages much more user friendly:

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And of course, there will be new theme elements that allow you to easily customize the look and feel to match your own brand guidelines.

If the new design is not for you, don't worry though... existing sites will not be forced to use Card Mode (and can toggle it on or off).  

We will provide more details once it is available.

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Ted O'Neill posted:

@Julie Usher - please request a demo site to test Card Mode by creating a new support topic. 

This goes for any other existing customers that might want to kick the tires. Please note that we won't be able to set you up with a demo site though until after Card Mode is officially released (which should be soon).

We will give access to a free demo site for two weeks, so only request it once you are ready to spend time to properly test it. Thanks!

I'm not ready to test it right now (it's coming at the busiest time of the year . . .), so it sounds like I shouldn't set up a support topic just yet. And I'm not able to monitor this site in the next few weeks to know when you release it. I think it would make more sense for you to open up a thread on the topic for everyone once you've released the feature - and just ask people to comment there if/when they want to test it. Thanks!

@Julie Usher - please request a demo site to test Card Mode by creating a new support topic. 

This goes for any other existing customers that might want to kick the tires. Please note that we won't be able to set you up with a demo site though until after Card Mode is officially released (which should be soon).

We will give access to a free demo site for two weeks, so only request it once you are ready to spend time to properly test it. Thanks!

Ted O'Neill posted:

@Julie Usher - It's not possible to do this on a module by module basis.  If you want to try experimenting on a separate demo site, though, let us know and we can set you up with one.

That would be a good idea - I can't imagine rolling it out if I can't see it first. Thanks.

Agree with Paul's comment below -  a more modular approach to rolling out this feature would be preferred. I don't want to alter my home page, but might want to use this feature in the Clips or other areas (depending on how it looks and works, and how long it takes me to reformat it to fit the branding of my site).

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