Good news for Widgets! Today we’ve updated default colors, moved the “menu” and added improvements to how settings load making start-up & connect times even faster than before.
You’ll notice the default border color has changed from green to blue, provided a new “Connect” button and tab-background color has gone from black to white to give it a clean look when embedded on most sites.
If you have already configured your Widget settings there’s nothing to do, settings in your account will still take precedence, but if one of the new changes is an item you’ve never configured before you might need to log into to the Widget Manager and update it – if you liked the way it was. Here’s a handy Havvy-formatted Wiki which kindly lists all the diffs. Using the Widget manager skins function you can also load the old settings or choose a completely new layout in one go!
More settings now load externally – before the connect screen - making it easier to configure things without relying on updates to the fiddly URI line. Load times will be faster for chatters getting up and connected on your site too.
There’s also a few UI tweaks and fixes:
- On Firefox, menus would move up a pixel when clicked (smilies, colors). This is now fixed.
- All menu text is now sized properly, as are the colors and smilies and things look generally better.
- The channel “menu” has moved from top right down to bottom right. Note that you must have input options enabled to be able to see this. Also typing notify when in PM will show down here.
- New connecting and nick prompt screens. Vertically centered, new loading image and connect button.
We hope you like the new improvements! Check them out by logging into your account – plus see here for the guide to how Widget customisation settings work (checkout Prefs too).