Transition Effects on Activity/Member/Home
While working on my own site, I noticed that the activity and members pages have a nice (jquery?) transition effect that crossfades the activity stream (or member list) whenever a new nav item is selected. This has the desirable effect of making the site feel solid and smooth. The transition is accompanied by a spinning icon on the active tab, which lets me know that something is happening in the background and that the page will refresh presently.
I thought perhaps that this transition was caused by something my own theme was doing (StudioPress Genesis Minimum Pro), but crossing over to the BuddyPress Default Theme on a separate installation of WordPress, I observed the same thing. It appears, then, that this is a BuddyPress function, and a very nice one, at that.
So far, so good. My second observation, though, is that this effect is not consistent across BuddyPress. On the Activity and Members pages, the transitions are as described above. But on the Home page, the transitions appear to be unmanaged. They are sudden and have the feeling of being more ragged, and there is no spinning icon, either. This behavior is consistent across both of the themes I tested.
1. Am I seeing things that aren’t there, not seeing things that are there (or otherwise being too fussy)?
2. If I am not seeing things, is this behavior an artifact of my own installation(s) or is it an issue with BuddyPress? I am using BP 1.8.1 with WP 3.6.1. My browser is the latest version of Chrome on OSX Mountain Lion and I made my observations on MAMP development sites (although my live site seems to behave the same way).
3. If this is a real issue and not just an artifact of my installation, is there a way to extend the smooth transitions to the home page?
Your thoughts on any or all of these questions will be very much appreciated.
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