Visual Update 1 for IBM Connections

Update History

Summary of pages and apps that are styled

This preview only applies to the following applications and pages:

Mid June - July 2018

This release includes style fixes and a couple of enhancements to previously released apps and pages. Examples of 'style fixes' typically include updates so that elements of the page are not cut off, misaligned, or missing. We continue to update the visual styling in places where we missed it in previous releases. These updates apply to Cloud and On-premises Connections, unless otherwise noted.

Customization improvements

If you use this app as a basis for your own customizations, we made improvements to variables which allow you to customize with much less effort.

General

Create a community

Community Blogs

Community Events

Community Files

Community Forums

Community Members

Community Metrics

Community navigation

Community Overview

Community Wikis

Files

  • On list view, enhanced to display actions on the right, closer to the More link you click to view the actions.
  • On file viewer, fixed split button alignment issue on certain files shared with a community.
  • Updated issue with long folder names disappearing.
  • Updated folder icons with newer set based on new design.

Homepage - Classic

Search results

Stand-alone Blogs (On-premises only)

Stand-alone Wikis (On-premises only)

  • Updated button styling throughout to be consistent with the rest
  • Updated alignment of fields when starting a new wiki

May - Mid June 2018

With this update we are adding some general styling updates:

You will also see some updates and enhancements to previously released apps and pages.

General

Community catalog page

Files

Forum

Profiles

Search

Wiki

Late April 2018

With this update we are adding some general styling updates:

You will also see some updates and enhancements to previously released styling.

General

Files

New Home page

Wikis

Late March 2018

With this update we are adding styling to the following applications and pages:

You will also see some updates and enhancements to previously released styling.

General

On-premisis

Blog / Ideation Blog

Files

Forum

Profiles

Wiki

Late February 2018

With this update we are adding styling to the following applications and pages:

You will also see some updates and enhancements to previously released styling.

Community Wiki styling added

Community Blog & Ideation Blog styling added

Note: Only applies within a specific Ideation Blog and not to the page that lists multiple Ideation Blogs within the Community.

Figure 1: Ideation Blog

Community Forum styling added

Note: Only applies within a specific Forum and not to the page that lists multiple Forums within the Community.

Figure 2: A Forum topic thread

New Home page, also known as Orient Me, styling added

Enhancements to Profiles

Updates to Files

Enhancements to Notification Center

General updates

Mid January 2018

General updates

Files and File Viewer updates

Profile updates

Mid December 2017

Initial release of the Visual Update 1 for IBM Connections application.

The IBM Collaboration Solution's Design team is crafting a new, modern, design language for IBM Connections in an effort to ensure that our solutions match the way we think, augment our performance, and grant us the confidence we need to get our jobs done.

We are opening up a preview of the new design, within IBM Connections. The new design creates a modern, airy, and less cluttered appearance by updating many items on a page, such as lists, forms, buttons, and icons. This preview applies to the following applications and pages:

Support

What is supported

The Visual Update 1 for IBM Connections is supported only for implementations where the application is installed and configured directly from the IBM Connections App Catalog and in which all of the following criteria are met: (1) Only the Verse Theme (Default) is enabled (2) No additional customizations are configured. Implementations added manually through an organization extension, combined with additional customizations, and/or contained code which was modified from its original state will not receive support considerations.

Due to the preview nature of the application, PMRs will not be accepted and resolved by IBM. Questions and support requests, however, can be posted directly on the support forum located here. IBM will not assist with making modifications to the open source code provided for this application nor modifications created to add additional customizations in lieu of the Visual Update 1 for IBM Connections.

While the application is in preview, bi-directional language support will not be included. Visual updates will apply only to applications stated in official communications and will not extend to custom widgets added to Connections. IBM plans to regularly add new Connections applications to the visual update and will share communications accordingly.

Getting support

Ask questions and view answers tagged with 'cnx-custom-theme' on dW Answers.

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