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Huh, what just happend?! - new Layout seems to be here!

Uh, seems we got a new community-layout:

This is, what just not the front page suddenly looks to me:

...and I had to look twice to find the "CoffeeCorner"-Link.

What I also notived: the "read more" link in the lower right corner (screenshot) goes to:

https://www.sap.com/undefined

....and then there's a "Sorry, this page can’t be found" ;


best

Joachim

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31 Comments

  • Sep 27 at 02:47 PM

    and new Q&A site design is live too!

    sap-qa-redesign.png (267.6 kB)
    • Sep 27 at 02:51 PM

      Sorry, but what's new we have in Q&A? Same list for single tag only... No new features!

      P.S. New black header?

    • Sep 27 at 04:25 PM

      Yes, we have a new "feature" - now it's not possible to reply to comment! As a result - not possible to have hierarchical thread. As a result - not possible to answer questions!

  • Sep 27 at 05:12 PM

    And the links I have that take me to the specific communities that I work with now take me to a "Browse Community Topics" page. GRRRRRR! I use these links to find unanswered questions. Looks like I won't be doing much around here if this keeps up.

  • Sep 27 at 06:14 PM

    So this is a step in the right direction and that there might be some to fix is part of the job. Let's wait a couple days and browse your new profile page. Which I really like now.. again:-)

    • Sep 27 at 07:04 PM

      I really don't like that I have to go to multiple places to get to content I used to be able to get to with a single click. I don't think this is a step in the right direction at all.

  • Sep 28 at 03:30 AM

    Actually, i am so confused with the new layout... how do i go to ABAP community??? I'm so lost...

  • Sep 28 at 08:32 AM

    I wonder what the logic of the community options is:

    • SAP Cloud Platform ABAP Environment
    • SAP Cloud Platform Identity Authentication
    • SAP Single Sign On
    • SAP Cloud Platform
    • SAP Identity Management
    • SAP BW4 Hana
    • All Content

    Hardly the majority tags, are they?

    • Sep 28 at 08:36 AM

      Marketing decision, to my mind!

    • Sep 28 at 12:00 PM

      The Topic pages are a big item on the list and we are still migrating pages, the first 36 are done and the others are coming. The ones in the menu were based honestly on just the first ones completed but that section will be changing over time. No fancy logic in the menu for what was in the list.

      • Oct 02 at 07:43 AM

        Craig Cmehil: To your statement on topic pages: "the first 36 are done and the others are coming". Currently there are 41 pages, as far as I can tell. What is the goal here, is there a list of more upcoming topic pages, or are these additional 5 pages the ones that were missing?

        I'm simply asking because currently we just know several former community pages are gone, and do not know whether they will be migrated or not...

        • Oct 02 at 04:03 PM

          The actully list is quite long with over 70 having dedicated people behind them to update the content, we are in talks with several others to get them ramped up as well. Meanwhile we are working on an alternative to bring others that are in demand back online with some automated content intstead of currated.

  • Sep 28 at 08:49 AM

    I think I liked the old front page better (but maybe that's just "change" / "new things" - I'll give it some time, same as I did with “new SAP Community")

    What is nice:
    The stats ([so many] Members, [so many] Blog posts ...).

    What I miss:
    The 3-columned "latest Blog" Section (Mentor/Most liked / Most recent)
    -> can we have that back?

    Really nice: RSS (still there, like it should be)!

    https://mastodon.technology/web/statuses/100802487272361612

    best

    Joachim

    • Sep 28 at 12:00 PM

      We actually did not* see a lot of clicks from the homepage in those 3 columns, interesting to hear the feedback - I'll take that into the next rounds of discussions. Thank you.

      • Sep 28 at 01:56 PM

        Funnily enough, in the past month I started using them as my launchpad.

      • Sep 28 at 02:27 PM

        Clicks are not the only evidence of the usefulness.

        The Mentor blogs has not been very helpful lately because the Mentors don't seem to blog much anymore. And we can use RSS feed for Mentors tag, which is what I've been using instead and never opened the blogs through the home page links. Still, home page was a "signal" for me that I need to check RSS feed.

        The plain top 3 recent blog part did not add much value IMHO as a probability of catching something of interest there was very low. Also sometimes one person would dump 5 blogs at once and then just dominate that list.

        The top liked was very much helpful (again, IMHO) and we had to ask many times and wait for it to be restored after 2016. It was also kind of an unofficial badge of honor for a blogger to appear there and this fact has been frequently promoted on Twitter.

        Another factor to consider: the home page hasn't been very popular since 2016 in general. I opened it more out of habit than anything else as I had Q&A bookmarked in browser. It was boring and borderline depressing. Right now I don't see much value in the redesigned home page either, to be honest, but I'll postpone judgement until it has a chance to get filled up with more content.

      • Oct 01 at 09:03 AM

        Hi Craig Cmehil

        I agree, I didn't click on it often, but I looked at it a lot - it was 2ndary source for of content-discovery (for blogs; RSS was the primary one, as I mentioned).

        Jelena Perfiljeva already made most of my points.

        Also, in the past I suggested a "Feature only once" per Blog (or maybe even user), to prevent a single blog appearing in 2 or even all three of the columns ("recently, a Mentor posted a blog and it made it to top likes immediately").

        Would be nice if you could bring it back, maybe even with those improvements.

        best

        Joachim

  • Oct 02 at 10:09 AM

    I just noticed it today. So far it looks like a step forward from a UX perspective.

  • Oct 02 at 12:42 PM

    I'm sure the new interface is better. But if there isn't any content behind it.........

  • Oct 10 at 03:15 PM

    Transforming the comments into a flat stream in Q&A is the worst choice possible: it's totally impossible to build a meaningful and useful discussion to help people or to get any help.

    Congrats for the new tombstone on the community.

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