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Massive update to Helix Help


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Hello all,

 

Today I released a huge update to Helix Help (https://helixhelp.com).

 

On the surface, it looks the same, only much prettier and more refined. Beneath the surface it is an entirely new code architecture that will give me much more control over updates in the future.

 

Some enhancements you’ll notice right off the bat:

 

  • Models now show up in the search box at the top of the page.
  • You can now search by artist such as Clapton, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Stevie Wonder, etc.
  • Its much, much faster.
  • It just looks so much better and better matches the Helix look and feel.

 

As with any major change, I’m sure some bugs will creep in here and there and I’ll be on the lookout for them. If you come across anything, please shoot me a message via the contact form on the site.

 

Keep on playing.

 

Jason

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3 hours ago, jshimkoski said:

Some enhancements you’ll notice right off the bat

 

Thanks, but:

 

3 hours ago, jshimkoski said:
  • It just looks so much better and better matches the Helix look and feel.

 

To be honest, I very much preferred the dark-text-on-light-background version.

My eyesight is not in the best shape anymore, and any "night mode" (as they call it these days) makes me feel very uncomfortable.

From the UI point of view, the "night mode" makes kinda sense in HX Edit because of the various color nuances that are better distinguishable in the color-on-dark-background mode. But for text reading it's quite a nightmare for me.

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43 minutes ago, lou-kash said:

 

Thanks, but:

 

 

To be honest, I very much preferred the dark-text-on-light-background version.

My eyesight is not in the best shape anymore, and any "night mode" (as they call it these days) makes me feel very uncomfortable.

From the UI point of view, the "night mode" makes kinda sense in HX Edit because of the various color nuances that are better distinguishable in the color-on-dark-background mode. But for text reading it's quite a nightmare for me.


Not to worry... the theme is fully switchable and I’ll implement that very soon. You’ll be able to choose between the standard dark view or a light mode as well. 
 

Stay tuned. 

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I updated Helix Help with light and dark theme switching (dark is default), removed the duplicate Vintage Digital listing, fixed a documentation issue related to IRs, and added a simple blog feature.

 

FYI: The theme selector uses a browser cookie to remember your theme selection. The cookie lasts for 1 year after your last visit to Helix Help.

 

Let me know if you all would like theme switching based off of your system settings as well.

 

@Schmalle I noted your suggestion about mic models and will see what I can do.

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48 minutes ago, Klaim said:

Nice update!

The main issue I found before was the unicode characters making it hard to read some sections:
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If my memory is correct, I already reported it to you and you took note.
 


Yep, those Unicode characters are still on my list. Tough because I don’t have a way to duplicate the issue. 
 

I hope to address it in the next update this weekend though. 

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Jason, I just discovered that with the HelixHelp site set to Dark Theme, the Filter dropdown list does not display the additional items other than the currently selected one. When the site is changed to light theme, the dropdown's listed items are all visible. 

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7 hours ago, MusicLaw said:

Jason, I just discovered that with the HelixHelp site set to Dark Theme, the Filter dropdown list does not display the additional items other than the currently selected one. When the site is changed to light theme, the dropdown's listed items are all visible. 


Thanks, just added this to my bug list to tackle. 

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The site looks Spectacular!!

 

And, the firmware revision dates appearing beneath the amp models is really handy!

 

A Filter "Clear" or "Reset" button to reset the filter choices would be handy. Currently, I ether refresh the page or simply re-click Models. 

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On 9/12/2020 at 2:53 AM, jshimkoski said:

@Klaim I just released an update to https://helixhelp.com. Please let me know if I have finally squashed those unicode character gremlins you encountered. 

 

Thank you!

 

Looks like most cases are solved! I spotted a few other ones:
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I quickly went through al lthe pages and the rest seems fine. 


 

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