1. Community goals page
On each condition page, you’ll now see a new page called Community goals. It describes how the community is contributing to research, and the value of donating your data.
2. More iOS profile charts
You can now view the seizure meter (for members with epilepsy), DLQI (for members with psoriasis), and ATEC (for members with autism) profile charts on your iPad or iPhone (thanks to a switch from Flash charts to HTML5). We’ll continue making the site more mobile friendly over the next year. Let us know which pages are causing you the most grief on your phone or tablet, and we’ll note those as priorities.
1. More iOS profile charts
You can now see the profile charts on your iPad or iPhone for Quality of Life, weight, hospitalizations, PFRS (for Fibromyalgia and CFS), and PF Severity. We’ll continue making the site more mobile friendly over the next year. Let us know which pages are causing you the most grief on mobile devices, and we’ll note those as priorities.
2. Notification icon contrast
We heard that the icons to see new messages and notifications were hard to read. We've made the contrast greater so you can now more easily see when you have a new private message, comment, or shoutout.
1. Block a follower
We’ve heard that sometimes you rather another member not follow your profile updates. You can now remove someone from your followers in the dropdown menu. Per our Openness Philosophy, know that all members will still be able to see your profile and updates in condition journals.
2. Profile charts for iPad and iPhone
You can now see the profile charts on your iPad or iPhone for InstantMe, Labs and Tests, FRS (for ALS), MSRS (for MS), and Mood Map. We’ll continue making the site more mobile friendly over the next year. Let us know which pages are causing you the most grief on mobile devices, and we’ll note those as priorities
Last month, we rolled out some changes to how the site looks and feels. We got great feedback, including one particular point about how the grey font could be difficult to read. So, we changed it! The new font default is black and we created a medium contrast option to make the font even bolder.
This is what the new option looks like:
See more ways to change your font style, size, and contrast in this forum thread.
We’re happy to unveil a new look and style for our website. You can see our VP of User Experience @KimGoodwin give a 60 second tour and explain in her blog post about what changed and why. Here are some examples of the new pages, which make PatientsLikeMe easier to read, more intuitive, elegant, accessible—and also allows us to get technically ready to make more functionality improvements…and faster. You’ve told us the site can be confusing and complicated, and that you need it to work better on your go-to device, not just a desktop or laptop. So we've built up a team this past year to do something about it. We’ve spent time doing interviews, learning more about the big issues, and thinking through how to get to a better PatientsLikeMe. To get to improved usability, simplicity and mobility, we had to start with the visual language of the website—colors, fonts, spacing, icons, and more.