What's New on allnurses

by Joe V 11,170 Views | 43 Comments Admin

We know that change is difficult. But, to NOT change is fatal. Technology is changing so fast that we have to keep up or fall behind. Mobile growth is growing by leaps and bounds.

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    What's New on allnurses

    Below is an outline of some of the changes we made as of this date. A new mobile app and mobile style will accompany these changes in the next few weeks. Our goal is to create a unifying experience across different types of devices. ie. computers, tablets, phones, etc.

    Items that we will talk about in this article...
    1. Tool Bar Options (What's New, MarkRead, Get Daily, etc)
    2. Sidebar Likes / Replies
    3. Content Bar
    4. Search Improvement

    Tool Bar Options

    The Tool Bar will consists of the following:
    • What's New
    • How To Use Site
    • Add/Remove To Favorites
    • Breakroom
    • Mark Read
    • Get Daily

    The Mark Read and Get Daily (aka Last 24) will now be found next to the What's New and How To Use Site links. This area is called the Tool Bar.

    Mark Read and Get Daily are optional. You will have to go into Account / Edit Settings to enable.

    When enabled just hover over the buttons. The links will appear whenever you move your cursor near that area.

    For example...


    For the entire 2013 year, these options were seldom used (less than 0.5% of our traffic). Instead of removing them altogether we are making them available to you but you must enable them. We found that the majority of our users do NOT click on these options when reading a topic. They click on it when on main page or on a forum page.

    For those who want it on every page, you can bookmark the following links and save it to your Browser's Favorite.

    What's New
    Get Daily

    NOTE: What's New and Mark Read work differently when on a forum page vs the main page. Please read the tooltip that's provided when you move your cursor over the options.

    What's New
    1. If you are on the main page, clicking What's New will display ALL posts.
    2. If you are on a forum page with sub-forums, clicking What's New will display ONLY the latest posts found in that forum and its sub-forums. For example, if you are only interested in new posts in our Critical Care nursing forum click on Critical on the main navigation and then the What's New button. You will only get new posts from the Critical Care forums.

    How To Use Site

    Click here to learn how to use the site; This is a large site. There's so much to learn.

    BreakRoom

    Click here to get away from nursing; You can discuss family, debate politics, finance, dieting, movies, and more. The BreakRoom is a place for nurses and students to take a breather from the nursing world.

    Mark Read
    1. If you are on the main page, clicking Mark All Read will mark ALL forums read.
    2. If you are on a forum page with sub-forums, clicking Mark Read will mark ONLY that forum and its sub-forums.

    Get Daily - click here to display new posts created in the last 24 hours.


    Sidebar Liked / Replies

    The sidebar Liked/Replies news block is now set to display topics for each main category. For example, if you are on Students it will display Liked/Replies for that section ONLY. If you are on Critical Care, it will display Critical Care topics only ... same with the other main sections




    Content Bar

    The screenshot below is the Content Navigation bar. It's found throughout the site. It's a great way to filter topics by content type. The idea behind the Content Bar is to improve user experience. We wanted to make it easy for you to find articles, reviews, photos, etc on any forum you visit.



    Breakdown of tabs...

    All - This is the default behavior when browsing through a forum. Clicking on this will list all topics in a forum and it's sub-forums. When on the main page, it will list all topics found throughout the site.

    Articles - This is the default behavior when on the main page. Clicking on this will list all articles found throughout the site. When browsing the forums, it will list only articles found in that forum and any sub-forums it may have.

    FAQs - When browsing the forums, this will list all Stickies (now called Frequently Asked Question) found when browsing that forum and it's sub-forums. When on the main page, this will list all Stickies found throughout the site.

    Photos - List all photos in a forum; Coming soon

    Jobs - Looking for a job? Click here to see what nursing jobs are available in your area.

    Degrees- Advance your career today! Click here to get information directly from the source. Highly respected and accredited universities offering Registered Nurse to BSN, RN to MSN, LPN to BSN, Forensic Nursing, LPN and LVN programs and much more.


    Yes, sorting topics is still available


    Search Improvement

    Search can now be found on the sidebar globally. In addition, you will find an extra search feature on forum and topic pages. When on a forum page, the search function can be found right after the topic list. This feature will do a search for keywords only in that forum. On topic pages, you will find the search function at the bottom of the pagec. This function is only visible when comments are greater than 30.

    Main search (powered by Google):


    You can now search per section when using our main search (powered by Google):


    You can search for a specific topic when on a forum (found at the bottom of the page):


    Looking for a specific comment on a long thread? Now you can find it (found at the bottom of the page):


    We also improved our 404 (Not Found) pages.




    WARNING: If you have an ad blocker installed on your browser you will not be able to use search. Our search is powered by Google.
    Last edit by Joe V on Jan 16
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    43 Comments so far...

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    Thanks Joe. That helps a lot.

    I've been here over 10 years and there have been updates to the site every few years. No worries from me. It just takes me a while to figure things out since I'm not very tech savvy.

    Joe V, brian, and NRSKarenRN like this.
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    appreciate the positive feedback

    Have you checked the Settings options? There is now an option to remove the Social Share Buttons found on the sidebar.
    mcdebb, dianah, Esme12, and 3 others like this.
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    Activity: Likes (profile) page was updated. It will now display the latest Likes received. (This wasn't the case before.)

    We are also changing the system so that you get alerts whenever you receive a LIKE. (Currently in BETA stage ... This will be available before the end of next week. Available Now!)
    Last edit by Joe V on Jan 14
    Esme12 likes this.
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    Quote from Joe V
    appreciate the positive feedback

    Have you checked the Settings options? There is now an option to remove the Social Share Buttons found on the sidebar.


    It worked! Yippee! Thanks. Easy peasy.
    Shandella28, sharpeimom, mcdebb, and 2 others like this.
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    No more floating sidebar thingie, hooray!!!!
    Joe V and workingharder like this.
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    Recent Visitors updated and back!!

    This option will list all the profile visitors you had in the past year.

    You can get to this by visiting your Account section. There is also a link found in the Account sidebar block - just click on the Views text.
    dianah, caliotter3, and Esme12 like this.
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    I wish the nurse humor section was farther up on the nurses tab. It used to be a hopping place but I'm not sure ppl realize it's even there since it's almost at the bottom of the page now.
    sharpeimom likes this.
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    I like the 'Top' button on the right lower corner. Well done, very useful!!!
    amoLucia and Joe V like this.
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    It would help to alphabetize the order of the sections under the General Nursing tab.
    amoLucia and fetch like this.


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