IMPORTANT: PLEASE TAKE NOTE. TO ALL CARNYTOWN MEMBERS. THE NEW NETWORK IS AT WWW.CARNYTOWN.COM AND YOU MUST SIGN UP AGAIN TO PARTICIPATE AND CLAIM YOUR PAGE. OUR SERVER IS A FEW MONTHS BEHIND (JUST LIKE THE GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE SITE) AND WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TRANSFER MEMBERS OVER EFFECTIVELY UNTIL LATE WINTER OR EARLY SPRING. HOWEVER THE CONVERSATION IS CONTINUING AND THERE IS MORE TRAFFIC ON THE NEW SITE NOW THAN THERE WAS ON THIS PAGE. (PRIMARILY DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT IS NOW ON ALL MOBILE DEVICES). WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO MOVE PHOTOS OR OTHER INFO ON YOUR PAGE TO THE NEW NETWORK, AS THE SERVER WILL EVENTUALLY DELETE THIS PAGE. IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE SIGNING IN, PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAIL AND PASSWORD TO US AT SHOWPEOPLE@VERIZON.NET AND WE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT, FOR YOU.
WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THESE CHANGES AND THANK YOU, FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
It's here. Our new responsive network is up and running. Still in Beta it is laking a few communication tools but Groups, Forum, Photos and News are active. We will be adding loads more over the next couple of months but theres plenty to read and do. We hope to make Carnytown the one stop for all your favorite Facebook pages, groups, Twitter accounts and Pinterest. You can see some of that in action now.
Our season is almost over and this is a good time to experience the newest way of browsing. Responsively. The new responsive sites now hitting the internet can be experienced equally well on Smartphones, Tablets as well as Desktops. As you travel during the new season, you will not have to be without the Outdoor Amusement Business Showmen's Carnytown.
A BRIEF EXPLANATION
Many Smartphones and Tablets render the full website on their small screen. Users zoom in and out to read portions of the web page. While it's an impressive solution from the manufacturers' point of view, for the customers it can be a frustrating experience. They have to resize the site to read different sections, and can have a hard time using small buttons that are intended for interaction with a mouse rather than for a finger on a touchscreen.
25% of web users are mobile only*
It's now possible to easily address these frustrating user interface issues thanks to advances in the field of website design. While in the past it was necessary to have a separate mobile version of the site, it's now easy to maintain one site that serves many needs. The solution is a responsive website.
What is a responsive website?
Example of Responsive Site
A responsive website changes its appearance and layout based on the size of the screen the website is displayed on. Responsive sites can be designed to make the text on the page larger and easier to read on smaller screens. They can also be configured to make the buttons on the phone's screen easier to press. More sophisticated ways of using responsive design on a mobile device include: formatting the website to hide or present entirely different information, radically changing the graphics and colors, or even reducing the site to emphasize just its most important piece.
If you are on a Desktop and want to see what Mobile looks like, use the minimize button on the top right of your browser and drag the window to the size of your phone. That is how responsiveness, works.
Try us out. Sign up today(Sign up is at the top right of the opening screen). Use your Social Network signups, if you like.
BTW. We're going to need moderators to keep the site running well. Drop us a line at email@example.com, if interested.
Messaging is Here
Our network now has an optional Messaging feature for members. All members can now send messages to each other, regardless of whether or not they are friends.
The new messaging system works on phones, tablets and desktop devices, along with your desktop. We’ve added an envelope icon to the bar at the top of networks to let members quickly get to their messages and to know that they’ve received a new message as they’re browsing.
As many of you have noticed, we were distorting profile images by changing their aspect ratios; this caused any profile photo that wasn’t perfectly square to end up looking squeezed or stretched. With this release we’ve started cropping profile photos square automatically so that they no longer look distorted. If members have uploaded images that are either very tall or very wide, you may notice that parts of your image are cut off due to the cropping. While cutting off parts of tall or wide photos isn’t ideal, we thought that cropping profile images to square and fixing the distortion was a good interim fix until we can build a tool that allows members to choose which square portion of their image to display.
Here's a look at some before and after avatars (Fred and Hanna already had square avatars, so they are unchanged):
Profile Page Management
We’ve also made some changes to the way that members manage their profile page. We’ve moved the actions for uploading cover and profile photos out of the settings page and into the profile page itself, in an Options button that’s similar to the Options button for Groups. From here, members can visit their profile settings page, upload and delete profile and cover photos, and (new) rotate their profile photo. In addition to being able to Feature profiles from the new Options button, Network Creators and Admins can now also delete a member’s cover or profile photo and rotate their profile photo.
Along with this change we also wanted to make friend requests more obvious, so we’ve moved them up to the top of the profile page when you’re viewing someone who’s sent you a request.
Enjoy these updates at www.carnytown.com and let us know what you think; we have more in the works.