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Aug 10, 2010 01:34 PM

What I Like about the New Site 8/10/2010

OK Everyone to be Fair

Let people who like the new site give some positive feedback to things they like.

Let's see what people come up with.

The programmers and Jacquillyne would probably like to hear a few positives.

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    1. The readability on the mobile site is significantly improved.

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      1. re: beetlebug

        Mobile on my iPhone4 is very snappy compared to the previous version of software.

      2. The Chow front page is quite attractive and laid out in an appealing, easy to navigate way. (Er, the slideshow needs a stop button for those of us apparently prone to laptop-sickness. But still, it's attractive.)

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        1. re: shanagain

          I agree with this...when i first got to Chow, i thought, this looks pretty cool. Then i made my way to chowhound and was quite disappointed. So first impressions of just the overall appearance was chow = good, chowhound = not good

          1. re: iluvtennis

            Ditto. But I love the new 'Choose a Board' feature, especially since all my favourite boards are on the immediatly visible portion. The previous version was so annoying, I'd always have my mouse hover over and then it would close up on me.

        2. The programmers and designers deserve to hear the (albeit harsh) truth: you should find a new profession.

          All these problems simply should not happen its obvious that no beta testing was done.

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          1. re: kpaxonite

            Sorry, kpaxonite, but it seems that some beta was done as some of these wonderful CH's will attest to, but maybe the designers/programmers either missed their responses or decided to ignore them. If you look through several of the other posts on "site talk" on this subject, beta testers have posted to the fact. Anyway - there are things I don't like and some I do (but still need tweaking).

          2. I like the *concept* of the "saved boards". Unfortunately they didn't bother to get it working correctly before rolling this thing out.

            I haven't found anything else that I like. But then again, being here amongst the vast whiteness is giving me a headache. So maybe I'll spend more time later checking out, say, the new search feature.