Need your help Chit Chatters!!
Hello everyone :) By now, you know that we have redesigned and reformatted our website...yay!! It's been a long process in the works and this update stemmed from having to keep up with all of the ever changing ways of technology. In order for our platform (website) to work on mobile devices, tablets, etc....we had to reformat everything and in doing that, we made some much needed updates to things on here.


Now, please keep in mind that we are still working on things. We never know what is going to actually work on the new website until we "roll it live" so we are slowly finding things that we need to fix, replace, add, etc...but we would love your input on the new website as a whole. What do you like, what do you not like, what would like to see added or taken away or even done differently?! Now that the new format is out and done, we can now work on the other things that make our website great for you all :) So, post away and let us know your thoughts, opinions and ideas.


I am taking all of your posts to the powers that be and we are going to have a meeting about everything. So please know that all of your posts will be chatted about and taken into consideration. While we won't be able to please everyone and do everything that gets mentioned, we are going to do best to make it happen for ya :) Thank you all so much in advance for participating and for being patient with us as we are tackling this new format.

~Kristi @ ECS

Posted by: Kristi @ ECS on 05/19/17
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Hi Kristi. I really like the new format. The only thing I have found so far that needs to be tweaked is the pages for searches. When I looked at the pattern category for one of the topics it has several pages. When I clicked to go to page 2 it did not take me to the top of page 2. I stayed at the bottom even though page 2 was displayed. I expected to be taken to the top of page 2.
by: Sunshine on 05/19/17
Thanks Sunshine!! I wasn't aware that was happening so I will add to the list and we will get it fixed. Thanks so much :)

~Kristi @ ECS
by: Kristi @ ECS on 05/19/17
I love the new wishlist format! I like the layout, and now it shows the prices on the main page, and not have to click on each item to remember what each item costs!

Also, agree with Sunshine. I thought maybe my pc was just acting up! But yeah, when you scroll through search pages, the next page starts you at either the middle or the bottom of the page, not the top. Very annoying!
by: zzstarzz21 on 05/19/17
When someone has uploaded a photo, it only shows on the main feed and doesn't show up when I open the post. I used to be able to click on the photo to blow it up, but I can't do this anymore.
by: Rosebud on 05/19/17
Rosebud,

If you click on the "Show Larger" print that is under the pic, it should show up larger for you. If you click on the Image itself to make it larger, it will not show up. This is something we are aware of and we are working on. But for now, just click on the "Show Larger" option that's there and it should work for you.

~Kristi @ ECS
by: Kristi @ ECS on 05/19/17
Hi Kristi - I love the larger font of the typing on the chat board and other places on the new site. These old eyes just can't read small stuff anymore. I also love the wish list layout - much nicer to see and more information available on the spot. The only thing I am missing so far is the fabric calculator. I use it before I order any fabric for a new project. Maybe I just haven't found it yet. But I do really like everything about it - and especially your picture when you answer. Makes it feel like a more personal response. Give everyone at ECS my kudo's for a job well done as I know it has been a work in process for a long time. Thank you all so much.
cheryl
by: clpatt123 on 05/19/17
I dont like my browser full screen so I keep it smaller. With this format I dont have to slide the bar over to see the far side, especially when I go to the reply part of the messages. I also like the larger type. I like to the way the pictures come up in the middle of the screen. Thanks
by: ella-27 on 05/19/17
Love the new layout for the wishlist and how it is more compressed with the thumbnail images and the prices where I can easily see them.

One small suggestion .... I like to check the new kits and patterns that you get in and add to your list. It took me a while to find it on the home page. I found them under here:

What's New in Patterns or Kits

If you could make the "Kits" and "Patterns" words in this a different color to indicate they are a hyperlink instead of requiring a mouse over to find the link with the underlined text, that may make it a bit easier to find. However, now that I've found them, I know where to go :D ... so may be only useful for someone new coming to the site.
by: adcoresky on 05/19/17
Kristi- I looked and there isn't a "show larger" option for the photos on the mobile version.
by: Rosebud on 05/19/17
Hi Kristi,

I'm really new to this website, but I did see the old site for like 2 days LOL, when I ordered some kits from you guys. The only thing I have seen that I would improve upon with the new site is that when I went to view a kit, on the kit description page, sometimes the picture would be unclickable. Some of the pictures were really small so I was trying to find a way to view the picture larger. It would be helpful when trying to decide whether to purchase a certain kit. If I can't see what the picture really looks like, it's more likely that I will pass over it. Thanks for asking for input!
by: veronichrome on 05/19/17