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Jul 1, 2012 05:34 PM

New site design


I do not like the new design at all. My favorite board is the General Chowhound forum and it is several mouse clicks away. I much prefer the setup where the majority of the boards are
immediately visible at the top of the page and you don't have to hunt for them. Why was such a change deemed desirable?

  1. I find it particularly annoying that I have to figure out how to find my saved boards, which were always evident until this new site iteration. What are the goals of the changes? They are not evident to me, but perhaps if you explicate, I can make better use of the site.

    2 Replies
    1. re: mrsdebdav

      Your saved boards are now in the dropdown menu at the top of every page. If you hover over "Chowhound Discussions," your saved boards will appear beneath it. They're still just a single click away.

      If you want to add to your list of Saved Boards, you can use the star next to the board name. For example, on this page, you will see a star next to "Site Talk" - if it's gray, then you can click to it add Site Talk to your saved boards. If it's yellow, it means this is already one of your saved boards.

      Hope this helps!

      1. re: Dave MP

        Dave, this only works for the first eight Saved Boards - anything else involves additional clicks to reach. Because we cannot sort the "Saved Boards" by anything other than alphabetical order, that means boards that I've saved but don't access every single time I'm on the site may appear on the "Saved Board" list but the link to the Boards that I regularly used to access are now more than a click away.

    2. Me too. Why do you people at Chowhound keep messing with the design of the board. If it ain't broke don't fix it!

      1. Add me to the list of those that don't care for the new design. I definitely find myself viewing fewer areas of the site, too many clicks, too much hassle.

        1. Agreed. Not better or improved.

          1. Don't like. Too hard to find the board you want to read.

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            1. re: JuniorBalloon

              Way, way, way too difficult. Takes forever to bounce around boards. Poor choice.