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Functional changes in site makeover?

Robert Lauriston Dec 13, 2012 08:46 AM

Are there any new features in the site makeover? All the changes I've noticed are cosmetic.

  1. Dave MP Dec 13, 2012 09:53 AM

    Some functional changes that went into place with this new design:

    - Ability to see which discussions have photos, from a category page.

    - Ability to quickly sort category pages in 3 ways (Date of Last Reply, Date of Initial Post, # of Replies)

    - Ability to differentiate between an updated discussion and a completely unread discussion from a category page.

    - New mobile site which contains a "mobile drawer" allowing for easier navigation around Chowhound and other CHOW pages. This is the red box in the top left of the mobile site, which opens a panel of options.

    - Ability to take a picture on your iphone/ipad right from Chowhound, to immediately upload it to a discussion.

    That said, a lot of the changes in this initial release were back-end changes, which will allow us to iterate much more easily in the future. This means that you can expect future changes, including functional ones, to come at a faster rate.

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