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Welcome to the New Look of Connect

Created: 05 Sep 2012 • Updated: 17 Oct 2012 • 42 comments • Page Views: 5
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The Symantec Connect team has been working on a refresh of the Connect look and feel to align better with the new Symantec.com web site and to improve customer experience when crossing Symantec web properties. There are no functional or navigational changes to this refresh.

What’s New:

  • Colors of navigation bars and links
  • Colors of user badges
  • New banner on home page

Thanks to Connect community members who assisted with review and testing.

Coming soon. Be sure to watch for our upcoming new site section: Technology Trends.
 

Blog Author:
Leslie Miller is a community manager for the Inside Symantec community and the Vision User Conference community. She also manages the Symantec Connect Trusted Advisor program.

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TonySterling's picture

The green is taking some getting used to but great job team!  yes

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ShawnM's picture

Agreed! I like the new yellow theme, but the green was definitely a little weird at first. 10 posts later, I think I'm adjusting. smiley

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Fabiano.Pessoa's picture

Hi,

The only thing I missed were the accreditations that do not appear at all.
Do not know why but it did not appear that changing.

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Fabiano Pessoa

Systems Analyst - Forensic Expert

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P_K_'s picture

Looks Good

MCT MCSE-2012 Symantec Technical Specialist (SCTS)

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Fabiano.Pessoa's picture

Many thanks to all developers
My acreditaçõs finally appeared
Regards to all

Fabiano Pessoa

Systems Analyst - Forensic Expert

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Srikanth_Subra's picture

Hi,

The green colour is looking dull at first..but the overall look is good!!!

Thanks & Regards,

 Srikanth.S

"Defeat the Defeat before the Defeat Defeats you"
(Swami Vivekananda)

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Mistral's picture

Good job.

Green ... why not.

But it is really hard to tell which links where visited and which are new (dark green/light green). This makes it hard to find out what's new and what i already read.

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Good Development. Change is Constant. Change is always good. 

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MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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Sally5432's picture

agree with this "But it is really hard to tell which links where visited and which are new (dark green/light green). This makes it hard to find out what's new and what i already read."

Green seems harder on the eyes when looking at list of threads, at least in Chrome on my monitor.

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Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP's picture

Wow..I am all Colourful :-) looks good

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The most helpful part of entire Symantec connect is the Search button..do use it.

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arjain's picture

The new color combiation is good, i use chrome browser with a grass theme, which makes tabs, title bar green color. 

Now with new connect UI, the site seems to be integrated part of chrome, lol...

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Yuvi's picture

Kudos Team, Stands good.

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Fabiano.Pessoa's picture

honestly was very good.
since everything can not be changed without being logged and scoring. (laughs)

Fabiano Pessoa

Systems Analyst - Forensic Expert

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vigneshwaran's picture

Looks good, but the green colour is disappointing.

 

 

- Vicky

 

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Ian_C.'s picture

Love the green! It's been the default font colour of mine since 1997.

Please make visited links easier to distinguish.

 

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CraigV's picture

...looks very good. The other colours don't make much of a difference to me now as things currently stand. yes

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N Manoj's picture

hide NEW IDEAS option from connect

Hi,

Yes, It's Nice Look, but we request you just hide new IDEAS tab from connect, It should be visible only after Successful Login. Yes definitely it’s providing help to us for product improvement but it may be possibility of misused by competitor.

 

N Manoj

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CraigV's picture

...why should this be done? You still need to logon when posting anything on Connect...

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ansari's picture

Back ground pictures and theme it's very nice...

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SamWiseTx's picture

Where is the search option?

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ansari's picture

Hi Sam,

Top right corner it's there....

 

Thanks

Ansari.M

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Rodrigo Faria's picture

Nice look.

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Gibson99's picture

i seem to be having trouble viewing connect posts on my android phone (droid4, stock ICS, stock browser) compared to before.  when i click a link in gmail it starts to act like it's loading the page, but just comes up with a gray background with a spinning circle in the center.  It never goes any further.  links from the same email work fine on my desktop in chrome, so it may be something mobile-specific.  even requesting the desktop site in the stock ICS browser doesn't seem to work on the phone, but then again, it doesn't work for a lot of sites since they change the URL to a mobile-specific one once they detect a mobile browser (which is annoying - 99% of the time i don't want a crappy, severely limited mobile site.  my phone has the bandwidth and screen real estate to handle the desktop site just fine, even with whiz-bang fly/fade menus all over the place.  

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Jayb's picture

Gives a new look :)

Thanks
Jay

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ygamedzro's picture

I think this will be an innovation.  

This is important and crucial. Need more information about kids safety on the Net.

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stephan.vanhelden@uponor.com's picture

... on my desktop, I get the mobile version automatically (Chrome version 23.0.1262.0 dev-m). With IE I get the desktop version, as should be.

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monty_222's picture

Liked the new Look  !!!

Thanks,
Debashish

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vickyj's picture

I am loving it :)

Thanks & regards,

Mr. Vicky D Jadhav

Tech Support Analyst – SEP (FL)

Symantec Corporation - www.symantec.

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Tariq Naik's picture

Much better and aligned with Symantec branding :~)

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savnhga's picture

Looks Great, gives that cleaner greener feel and look!

+1 to the Word verification as well.

Thanks,

Chris Bashlor

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Godspeed25's picture

Looks Great. I certainly feel the change :)

Regards,

Godspeed.

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Ketan Pachpande's picture

Very descent and pleasant theme...

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DariusM's picture

The mixed Yellow-Black is an awesome combination.

Good job Symantec!

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faigi's picture

Nice for eyes. good theme. 

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565515211's picture

How do you add a new Topic?  Can't see a button anywhere---just a list of all the Articles?  I'm logged in?

I must be blind!

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Srikanth_Subra's picture

What to do you mean by new topic?

u can create any questions from create content..

Thanks & Regards,

 Srikanth.S

"Defeat the Defeat before the Defeat Defeats you"
(Swami Vivekananda)

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yang_zhang's picture

The color is good to my eye.

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two problems:

as i said before, the site just doesn't work anymore when using the stock android browser on my phone (droid 4, android 4.0.4). also tried chrome and dolphin browsers - all three just give me a gray screen with a spinning circle in the center - no menu bars or anything.  completely unusable.

now, when i click links to the article in an email on my desktop pc (win7 64bit, chrome or IE8), it simply brings me to the top of the article, rather than to the new post - especially obvious in a big thread like this, but still annoying even in shorter threads, given the way a new reply might be in the middle of the page - it's not always at the bottom of the page.  this alone makes the site much less usable than before.

If a Connect post helped you out, be sure to click "Mark As Solution" or the "Thumbs Up" button to let other users know about it.

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Ch@gGynelL_12's picture

Great Job!

Two thumbs up!  smiley

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Surendrakumar97's picture

pretty good !!!!!

 

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