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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    Thank you, Pam. Rearrangements and tweaks will always add new dynamics and energy to a side. I look forward to seeing what you have come up with! 🦋

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  • Hardagroundagain

    What a mess. Warnings are listed but there is no information to go with the warnings. A quarter of a page remains for book details updates. The rest of the page is occupied by fixed navigation elements.

    With such a small box to input book description authors and publishers are inputting blind. Which means they have to review offline via another site (a Wordpress account, for example) to see how the description will look, copy, paste, and pray. 

    From a use-ability standpoint this is website design from the 1990s. 

    The old Ingram look and feel was much more functional. I'm working off a laptop. I cannot imagine what it must be like to try and make changes on a tablet or phone. 

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    @Hardagroundagain

    First, I edit books, images, websites and other stuff, so I would never use a laptop and certenly not a tablet or smartphone. When I add data to a new title (or alter it), I copy and paste, often using unformatted text, to ensure there is no hidden code. I use a 3440x1440 monitor so I can work with several programs side by side, which is essential in my work as author and editor. The only thing that may confuse is the number of characters in some fields and the number of bytes in others. Some 'special' characters takes two bytes when one count.

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  • Hardagroundagain

    You are fortunate. When I worked at IBM I also had large monitors. Now I'm mobile. This new frame-wtihin-a-frame-within-a-frame web design reminds me of the old Get Smart intro. Eventually I'm in a phone booth updating a title's description. For a time frames were all but banned from most websites. Now they're back and at a time when screens are smaller. I can work around the problem by reviewing all work on other platforms and dropping in, but for a company the size of Ingram I am surprised they forced this on users. 

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  • Erik Istrup Publishing

    @Hardagroundagain

    I can understand your frustration: A small screen area, small cells to write in and tiny fonts!

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