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Nov 5, 2013
Just a teaser
Any body else not into the new MP layout??? It seems way less organized (i.e. climbing news), the photo of the moment has horribly been taken over by the MP moto, and the giant map is really tacky....

Maybe I just fear change, but I was quite put off when I opened the page. Also why does MP need to use my location?
Monty
From Golden, CO
Joined Mar 13, 2006
3,019 points
Site Landlord
Nov 5, 2013
Personal Photo
It asks for you location so it can center the map to where you are located.

We'll be moving things around a little bit in the next few weeks as we experiment with new content and layout options, and we always love to hear your feedback!
Nick Wilder
From The Bubble
Joined Jan 1, 2005
1,733 points
Nov 5, 2013
wham bam hand jam. Wrapping up the final moves of ...
ahhhh! finally a familiar face. thanks monty. i went to do my rounds and got lost! Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
3,733 points
Nov 5, 2013
Huge invisible muscles
I like it, especially the new forum posts up top. It was a little hard to find what's new for my favorite areas though. limpingcrab
From Visalia, CA
Joined Nov 5, 2010
994 points
Nov 5, 2013
I don't like the words over the photo of the moment. Seems disrespectful of photog's intent, and the photo itself.

Map is way bigger than it needs to be to do the job. It also may not be the best tool for finding stuff. Informed users know how to click on 'Destinations', which are generally well-organized. Maybe just put the annoying map below the Destinations box?
Rob Dillon
Joined Mar 22, 2002
991 points
Nov 5, 2013
Wow, I opened up the new MP and got a face full of topless women on bikes with the caption "Show us your tit's 10-b". Interesting direction MP admin's. Very interesting. cfuttner
Joined Apr 27, 2012
8 points
Administrator
Nov 5, 2013
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.
here's my feedback:

CTRL-Z
slim
Joined Dec 1, 2004
2,000 points
Nov 5, 2013
Mt. Agassiz
As a web developer / designer, I'm not opposed to change. But keep in mind that people are viewing this site on screens smaller and larger than 15.6"...While it looks decent on a tablet-sized device, it looks plain terrible on a 23" monitor.

Also consider the way a user's eyes scan across a page. What's the initial focus point supposed to be? What's the flow? I'm just seeing...lots of stuff.
Ryan Nevius
From The Range of Light
Joined Dec 29, 2010
787 points
 
Administrator
Nov 5, 2013
El Chorro
Yes indeed, there are boobies on the home page. Glad I wasn't at work... Ryan Williams
From London (sort of)
Joined May 10, 2009
1,468 points
Nov 5, 2013
Cocaine Corner
don't like it...
Also, don't like websites tracking my location in general... I've already clicked to not allow and to not ask again...
Derek Lawrence
From Bailey
Joined Jan 1, 2001
590 points
Nov 5, 2013
Upper Parunuweap Canyon
I am using a 13" screen and it's taking up way too much real estate. Maybe tabbing the map, destinations and route search box would make it more friendly; all 3 are providing somewhat similar functionality and IMO don't all need to be fully displayed on the home page. fossana
From Sin City & Bishop
Joined Apr 30, 2006
12,061 points
Nov 5, 2013
Just a teaser
slim wrote:
here's my feedback: CTRL-Z

HA! +1

You guys do an amazing job, but my pop's always said, "don't fix what's not broken."
Monty
From Golden, CO
Joined Mar 13, 2006
3,019 points
Nov 5, 2013
I like it, so far... DesertRat
Joined Jul 26, 2010
150 points
Nov 5, 2013
"Also consider the way a user's eyes scan across a page. What's the initial focus point supposed to be? What's the flow? I'm just seeing...lots of stuff."

+1 for that. It's what was bothering me that I couldn't identify.
Rob Dillon
Joined Mar 22, 2002
991 points
Nov 5, 2013
black nasty
Yes, JLP is right! Thanks for all the ongoing work of this site!
I really enjoy when you remove JLP's comments. ;)

I did like the old layout better though...
Cor
Joined Mar 6, 2006
1,169 points
Nov 5, 2013
I don't need a map locator to let me know I live next to zero climbing, I'm already depressed about it. Clayton Knudson
From El Portal, CA
Joined Oct 16, 2011
17 points
 
Nov 5, 2013
Sucks so far, I don't like text on the pic looks to much like an advert will smith
From boulder
Joined Jan 16, 2008
41 points
Site Landlord
Nov 5, 2013
Personal Photo
A comparison of the old home page (left) to the new one (right).

Nick Wilder
From The Bubble
Joined Jan 1, 2005
1,733 points
Nov 5, 2013
My son
This sucks I want my old site back!!! I had a bad day and now it just got worse! joshua corbett
From Wolfeboro NH
Joined Jun 22, 2009
3,200 points
Nov 5, 2013
Russ
Couple of quick things:

I'm looking at the front page... nice photo shows up over there on the left... clicking on it does nothing. It would be nice if the click took you to the route so I could check it out more.

The "comments" thing for my local areas was a must click right away on the old site. Now it is sorta hidden. What I'll probably end up doing is making the "comments" area the bookmark for the site and then miss the rest of the content.

Edit: also, the rotating pics, the ones I want to click on.... are cropped all funny. I'm getting dudes with no heads, random areas of rock, etc. They are not the full size images
Russ Walling
From www.FishProducts.com
Joined Oct 5, 2004
3,274 points
Administrator
Nov 5, 2013
Green Monster  Photo by Thomas Holmes.
I don't mind most of the new layout, but I don't like not having the "favorites" box.

In addition, I don't like to stay logged in because:

1) I want to see the average stars on routes rather than what I gave, and

2) I don't like to see all of the edit links when I'm browsing (probably only really a problem for admins).

Now, however, after I log out I can't find anyway in the UI to reset my favorites.

Edit: OK, I've found the "favorites" area (I don't know why I didn't see it before - I looked and looked). Anyway, I withdraw what was really my only complaint.
Perin Blanchard
From Orem, UT
Joined Oct 1, 2005
8,414 points
Nov 5, 2013
Mt. Agassiz
New version, on a 23" (1920 x 1080):

How the new site layout looks on a larger monitor....
How the new site layout looks on a larger monitor...


EDIT: Worth a glance: Resolutions #1 and Resolutions #2
Ryan Nevius
From The Range of Light
Joined Dec 29, 2010
787 points
Nov 5, 2013
Just a teaser
Clayton Knudson wrote:
I don't need a map locator to let me know I live next to zero climbing, I'm already depressed about it.


Ouch, sorry Clayton.
Monty
From Golden, CO
Joined Mar 13, 2006
3,019 points
Administrator
Nov 5, 2013
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after...
I got really used to the site. I feel as though I've been bamboozled, hornswaggled and led astray. However, it's not a deal breaker. Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
997 points
 
Nov 5, 2013
John Marsella wrote:
I miss the "favorite area" shortcut links, too :( Clicking the photos should do something-- maybe bring you either to the route (as suggested above) or at least open the photo page like it did previously. Plus a little jiggering with AdBlockPlus on Firefox and the MP App advert pane and FB pane are gone... looks nice on the 14" laptop screen.


John,

My "Favorites" areas show up. Are you sure you're not just overlooking it? It looks different, but mine is there.
FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
116 points
Nov 5, 2013
Mt. Agassiz
At least nobody is freaking out about the (relatively) small change to the forum... ;-) Ryan Nevius
From The Range of Light
Joined Dec 29, 2010
787 points


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