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Nov 6, 2013
+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. limpingcrab
From Visalia, CA
Joined Nov 5, 2010
915 points
Nov 6, 2013
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.
shoo
Joined Aug 9, 2010
0 points
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.
Jonas Salk
Joined Apr 28, 2008
0 points
Nov 6, 2013
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.
Ryan Nevius
From Estes Park, Colorado
Joined Dec 29, 2010
824 points
Nov 6, 2013
Nice to see the text has been pulled off the photo on the main page. Looking MUCH better. Alex Bury
From Ojai, CA
Joined Jun 29, 2012
1,835 points
Nov 6, 2013
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. Drew Hayes
From Charlotte, NC
Joined Jul 25, 2011
50 points
Nov 6, 2013
The login name on the top right has a + instead of a space. Drew Hayes
From Charlotte, NC
Joined Jul 25, 2011
50 points
Nov 6, 2013
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.
percious
From Bear Creek, CO
Joined Nov 9, 2006
975 points
Nov 6, 2013
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. Andrew Carson
From Wilson, WY
Joined Jun 19, 2006
1,470 points
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.

Happy Sending,
Kai
Kai
Joined Nov 6, 2013
0 points
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..
Dave Jones
Joined Aug 2, 2011
12 points
Administrator
Nov 6, 2013
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. Nick Russell
From Bristol, UK
Joined Sep 1, 2011
2,615 points
Nov 6, 2013
I can't find the slide show and miss it already. beensandbagged
From R.I.
Joined Oct 20, 2013
0 points
Nov 6, 2013
The bubble map should overlay locations of microbreweries. Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
545 points
Nov 6, 2013
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!! dave wave
Joined Jan 24, 2011
5 points
Administrator
Nov 7, 2013
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. Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
703 points
Administrator
Nov 7, 2013
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.
Chris treggE
From Madison, WI
Joined May 25, 2007
8,040 points
Administrator
Nov 7, 2013
it looks like my comments have pretty much been addressed, so i am on board. slim
Joined Dec 1, 2004
885 points
Nov 7, 2013
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). Andrew Carson
From Wilson, WY
Joined Jun 19, 2006
1,470 points
Nov 7, 2013
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 Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
505 points
Administrator
Nov 7, 2013
Can the five ten label on the right side be pushed down some more, so there is more room for announcements? John McNamee
From Littleton, CO
Joined Jul 29, 2002
845 points
Nov 7, 2013
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/shadow..., rather than css).
Ryan Nevius
From Estes Park, Colorado
Joined Dec 29, 2010
824 points
Nov 7, 2013
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.
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
40 points
Nov 7, 2013
Man, you guys are quick! Good going with the CSS ;-) Ryan Nevius
From Estes Park, Colorado
Joined Dec 29, 2010
824 points
Nov 7, 2013
Much better

thanks a lot

you rock of course
will smith
From boulder
Joined Jan 16, 2008
35 points


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