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By limpingcrab
From Visalia, CA
Nov 6, 2013
Huge invisible muscles

+1,000,000 for listening to the users! I don't know what else has changed today on the new format but I see you already removed the MP slogan from the pictures after people on here said they didn't like it. That's cool.


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By shoo
From Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 6, 2013
Rock wars, Red River Gorge

In general, I like it. I come to the site for the forum, route/crag info, and news, roughly in that order. And that's how I get it in the new format. That's good.

Not sure how I feel about the map. In general, I think about climbing locations in terms of some idea of "areas," and not really map-locations. I don't really discover anything by being able to see them in detail on a map. However, when I am looking at an area or crag, the map becomes useful. I don't really see the point of having it on the front page.

As others have said, the most obnoxious part is that stupid app ad. You could make it just as effective by making it display in a sidebar banner, half that size, and not flashing.


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By Jonas Salk
Nov 6, 2013

Mike Lane wrote:
I'm not sure that bubble map needs to be on the front page. Mine (CO) is so dense with those bubbles you can't even hit on all of them.


Zoom baby, zoom!! It's cool.


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By Ryan Nevius
From The Range of Light
Nov 6, 2013
Mt. Agassiz

Nick Wilder wrote:
There are quite a few comments about wide screens, skinny screens, and phone screens. We did tons of work on this issue and continually compared the old site to the new one in these cases. Of course it could always be better, but the new version is a huge improvement in this issue.


On larger monitors, the new layout is not an improvement over the past, due to the way a two-column layout is being presented on these sizes. Part of the issue is continuing to use the same percentages for widths of elements for screens more than 1280px wide as you do for smaller screens. If we use the sidebar as an example, using a width of 34% at this size means the sidebar is HUGE. Using a width of 67% for the left-hand column also results in stretched content divs (such as the route finder div).

For this reason (and others), it's rare to see full-width sites that have two clearly-outlined columns at larger resolutions.


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By Alex Bury
From Ojai, CA
Nov 6, 2013
'Full Contact'

Nice to see the text has been pulled off the photo on the main page. Looking MUCH better.


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By Drew Hayes
From Charlotte, NC
Nov 6, 2013
Lost in Space

I like the new layout. Could we have a way to change the default location of the map? I'm currently working in a virtual environment and it seems to think I'm in Chicago.


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By Drew Hayes
From Charlotte, NC
Nov 6, 2013
Lost in Space

The login name on the top right has a + instead of a space.


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By percious
From Bear Creek, CO
Nov 6, 2013
Hanging out with some scooter trash.

Like: Larger rotating photo.
Like: forums up top.
Like: map on front page.
Dislike: all the areas at the bottom. too much clutter for sure.
Dislike: black borders on everything. If you guys are going to overhaul the front page, how about getting some real design elements going. still looks very 2005 plone to me.
unsure: "Spray" section. seems like this design element could be done more gracefully.


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By Andrew Carson
From Wilson, WY
Nov 6, 2013
Gallatin Canyon

The way pics are displayed now, without the banner wording on top but with some identifying info across the bottom is much better than Version 1. Thanks for the fix.


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By Kai
Nov 6, 2013
Battle wounds from the creek <br />

How do we access the slideshow feature that used to exist for images displayed on the homepage?
Used to play "where is that crag" everyday after class... Seems like the fun is over.
If you could, you guys should bring the slideshow feature back,or even better, create a "where's that crag" game with multiple choice answer options and a point tally.
That would be a sweet little surprise for this climbing nerd.

Happy Sending,
Kai


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By Dave Jones
Nov 6, 2013

How do we access the slideshow feature that used to exist for images displayed on the homepage?
Used to play "where is that crag" everyday after class... Seems like the fun is over.
If you could, you guys should bring the slideshow feature back,or even better, create a "where's that crag" game with multiple choice answer options and a point tally.
That would be a sweet little surprise for this climbing nerd.


I second the above..


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By Nick Russell
Administrator
From Bristol, UK
Nov 6, 2013
Starting out on the crux traverse <br /> <br />Photo by Alastair Begley - <a href='http://www.masterplan-photography.co.uk' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >www.masterplan-photography.co.uk</a>

I'm generally pretty positive about it. It looks a bit odd on my wider monitor, but not awful (no worse than the previous layout, and I'm not sure what I'd do differently). Other comments have already been dealt with: thanks for removing the text on the slideshow, the app advert could be made less prominent.


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By beensandbagged
From R.I.
Nov 6, 2013
beer

I can't find the slide show and miss it already.


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By Buff Johnson
Nov 6, 2013
smiley face

The bubble map should overlay locations of microbreweries.


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By dave wave
Nov 6, 2013
sierras

The picture setup sucks. The old setup that pans through pics and lets you look at the slideshow or dirrects you to the route page when you click on it....way better!!


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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Nov 7, 2013
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.

My only real gripe is that the "route finder" could be smaller and the "featured route" could be bigger. Featured route is actually one of my favorite parts of the home page.


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By Chris treggE
Administrator
From Madison, WI
Nov 7, 2013
This problem haunted my dreams for 6 years after failing to send in 2008.  Finally got to try it again -- now I can sleep.  Photo Darin Limvere.

1) I don't like that you don't get the whole photo.

2) I would like the "what's new in your area" higher up, so you don't have to scroll down to see it and click on it.

Thanks.


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By slim
Administrator
Nov 7, 2013
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.

it looks like my comments have pretty much been addressed, so i am on board.


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By Andrew Carson
From Wilson, WY
Nov 7, 2013
Gallatin Canyon

The photos seem sharper and richer -- since the pics are a big part of my enjoyment of the site, that's a nice step up (if it isn't just my eyesight).


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By Woodchuck ATC
Nov 7, 2013
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008

About pics:Administrators: Do you prefer for clarity that we post up much larger jpegs of pics we post in the future? I can't do more than a couple hundred kB size pics or my computer locks up and won't post it at all. 4-5 MB would be nice, but do you have a preferred size or minimum/maximum now with new site look? thanks


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By John McNamee
Administrator
From Littleton, CO
Nov 7, 2013
Artist Tears P3

Can the five ten label on the right side be pushed down some more, so there is more room for announcements?


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By Ryan Nevius
From The Range of Light
Nov 7, 2013
Mt. Agassiz

Andrew Carson wrote:
The photos seem sharper and richer -- since the pics are a big part of my enjoyment of the site, that's a nice step up (if it isn't just my eyesight).


This is what my post was about a couple pages back. The thick white border/margin/container around each img has been removed, and has been replaced with nice, darker, 1px border and a drop shadow (which, for some reason, is being done via a png...mountainproject.com/img/shadowAlpha.png, rather than css).


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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Nov 7, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV

I'm a little late to the party, so maybe I've missed some major kinks that have been sorted out, but I like it so far.

Seems cleaner to me. I've yet to test it in the field though.


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By Ryan Nevius
From The Range of Light
Nov 7, 2013
Mt. Agassiz

Man, you guys are quick! Good going with the CSS ;-)


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By will smith
From boulder
Nov 7, 2013

Much better

thanks a lot

you rock of course


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