We are pleased to announce the release of Scroll Viewport 2022-11-09 which is an improvement release.
With this release we are continuing to roll out performance improvement. These performance improvements will make site generations a lot faster for bigger sites, as we generate multiple pages at once. You’ll soon hear more from us on this topic!
Furthermore, we’ve been able to boost the SEO value for all Viewport sites by adjusting the robots.txt file , so search engine bots can crawl all theme files. This results in a better rendering of the theme and higher ranking of the site, as search engines like Google place special emphasis on usability when evaluating sites.
In this release we also adjusted the typography styles on article pages and finally completed the migration of the help center theme search page and search components to a new, improved technology stack.
If you’ve modified the search page with custom code, our changes might impact you! Please reach out to email@example.com if you have more questions.
Changes to the search page and search components
In the past months, we’ve shipped progressive improvements to both the search form and the search page across all help center theme contexts and both for desktop and mobile view.
In this release we finally complete the migration of the help center theme’s search to a new, improved technology stack.
The final step turns the search page into a single page app. This improves
the ‘searching' state. We introduce a loading spinner to better signal that the page is still in 'searching’ state
the overall look and feel. The search results are more compact and easier to overview.
If you have customized the search page with custom code, we recommend that you check your preview site and adjust the code if needed before going live.
Generate and inspect your site preview to adjust your custom code to our latest changes:
Click Update Site
Wait for the site to generate
Click Open Preview. If the preview report opens: Click ‘Preview’ in the top right corner of the dialog.
In the preview site, perform a search to navigate to the search page
Inspect the search page to see if any of your custom implementation has changed. If needed, adjust the code using your live preview
Go to Edit theme → Templates → Custom CSS or Custom JS and paste your adjusted code
Click Update Site
Click Go live
Adjusted font and paragraph styles
We’ve adjusted the typography styles on article pages.
This improvement includes:
Decreased heading font sizes that harmonize better with body text
Optimized default margins between different elements (e.g numbered or bulleted lists, paragraphs, etc.)
Optimized line heights between different text elements
More discrete position of the ‘copy link’ anchor icon
This release contains the following improvements for:
|VPC-293||Improve google search console metrics and general SEO||Released|
|VPC-292||Migrate (and improve) search forms and page||Released|
|VPC-263||Adjust typography styles on the article page||Released|
|VPC-251||Align content source icon on content source page (detail layout) with heading||Released|
This release contains the following fixes for:
|VPC-294||The new color picker is not aligned in the center of the modal||Released|