Well, guys it has been a week since the new site design went live.
I have heard from a TON of folks, all happy to provide feedback on the changes. So I thought I would give you an update on the status of the update.
IT’S STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS!
There are still some things that aren’t working like I need them to. I am having some issues with images and my feed is causing the email to be sent wonky. The shopping list plugin is still “in the shop” and the tech guys are trying to get it sorted out. There are lots of quirks here and there.
I promise I am working on things as much as I possibly can. I can tell you for fact that I probably want it completed more than any of you guys.
One thing that seems to be a big “issue” for some is that the “blog-style” layout was changed. I honestly had no clue that people would get so bent out of shape about having to click to see a deal. Personally, I don’t like to endlessly scroll and would rather scan and then click the deals that float my boat. But there are obviously some of you guys out there who prefer the scan method.
To appease as many people as possible, I changed the archive pages back to the blog-style layout. That means you can now scan the front page and select the deals you want…OR with one click you can scroll and view deals to your heart’s content–tee hee! That means there are options for BOTH types of reader.
Check out the image above, and notice the two big red arrows. There are now TWO spots to click and go to the old format. There is a link at the top of the site and a button below the latest deals on the home page. Click either and you can view the old format. Now, I had originally planned on creating an image that would toggle between the pages. So I can’t promise you that it will be exactly like what you see above once everything is said and done…but, it will be an easy click and scroll.
I’ve gotten feedback on everything…
Some people hate the new colors
Some people hate the new font
Some people hate the spacing
Some people think lines should be thicker
Some people hate my new logo
It doesn’t matter what it is…someone hates it–tee hee! So, on that note…
I am very open to any feedback that you want to provide. But an email that says “the layout of your new site sucks” or “The new design is horrible.” really doesn’t give me the info that I need. I realize the anonymity that a computer screen offers makes some folks more likely to say things they might not say otherwise. I know I would certainly never walk up to another person and tell them that their shirt sucks or that their kid is ugly. But maybe that’s just me?!
And yes, I know this site is not a shirt or a kid…but after 10 years–this site is kinda MY baby.
So again, I just wanted to give you guys an update that I am still working on things. I hear your feedback and will try my best to work in things that may be helpful to others. BUT—please understand that I will not be able to do everything that everyone wants.
If you do have feedback or suggestions, I am happy to listen and take your ideas into consideration. Fingers crossed we can get this “baby” running smoothly ASAP!
Thanks again for your patience and a big high five to all you guys who have offered up kindness and encouragement…I really needed it this week!