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  • Pictures in posts ✔ Done
  • Main page should only have a small portion of the post ✔ Done
  • Ability to view only certain categories, split the site to topics ✔ Done
  • Better search (like google custom search ✈ In Progress
  • A modern theme for DDMS ✔ Done
  • Give the ability to readers to vote on a deal - ✋ Under Consideration
  • Make the webpage wider it should fit today's size monitors ✔ Done
  • Mobile site ✔ Done
  • Post list on sidebar ✔ Done
  • Add 1 thumbnail to the side of each title (If not adding pics to each post) ✔ Done
  • A "read more" arrow that expands the post content inline, not a new page ✈ In Progress
  • In the comments section: instead of Dan replying to 6 diff people in one post, it should be like facebook. each comment can have a reply✔ Done
  • Email notifications if someone replies to your comment ✔ Done
  • Ability to edit comments after posting, to correct typos or update info etc. ✔ Done (registered users only)

Progress Status Updated by Suave on 1/15 8:27am
« Last edited by Suave on January 15, 2017, 07:27:42 AM »

Poll

Do you think DansDeals.com (Main Site) has room to improve?

Yes, can improve a lot
Yes, but not that much
No, perfect and convenient

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #75 on: April 04, 2016, 11:57:47 PM »
The search is the regular WP search.
Would you rather be punted to the site:dansdeals.com google search?
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #76 on: April 05, 2016, 12:09:26 AM »
The search is the regular WP search.
Would you rather be punted to the site:dansdeals.com google search?
how about

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #77 on: April 05, 2016, 12:51:24 AM »
The search is the regular WP search.
Would you rather be punted to the site:dansdeals.com google search?
I happen to use that right now already. Only pain is that it includes results from the forums too so you really need to know the article before you search it.

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #78 on: April 05, 2016, 01:04:01 AM »
Not that simple. Would still take effort to update the new theme to look good.

I switched out my website and old blog the other day, my website switch from one theme to another took over 20 hours of work. My old blog took over 15 hours of work.

Now just image switching over DD. Not that simple. Would take a lot of work and time.
A lot of work and time does not equal the 100k number that is being thrown around here. Maybe the website can be given a facelift instead of an open heart surgery...

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #79 on: April 05, 2016, 01:06:14 AM »
Once I'm doing it, why put lipstick on a pig?
Go big or go home.
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #80 on: April 05, 2016, 01:11:31 AM »
Once I'm doing it, why put lipstick on a pig?
Go big or go home.

Sure. But i like my pig roasted over an open flame.
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #81 on: April 05, 2016, 05:50:14 AM »
Once I'm doing it, why put lipstick on a pig?
Go big or go home.

Because you are hesitant to make the investment that it would require to replace the pig. Ayain upthread :)

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #82 on: April 05, 2016, 08:44:17 AM »
I think DDMS intentially maintains the look of a rough/hack/ yeshivish toilet paper deal site.
It is baked into the brand. If it becomes a modern fully comercialized site it will lose its uniqueness.

- I'm just playing devil's advocate. I personally would love a pretty new site, more organized and a good search bar..
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #83 on: April 05, 2016, 09:16:40 AM »
Why don't you change the theme to sparkling? it's free and mobile friendly modern design.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=42386.msg1135833#msg1135833

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #84 on: April 05, 2016, 09:28:04 AM »
Why don't you change the theme to sparkling? it's free and mobile friendly modern design.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=42386.msg1135833#msg1135833

Seems very image based while DD is very text based, no?
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #85 on: April 05, 2016, 09:38:07 AM »
I am actually surprised you guys all still go to ddms I only go there if a tweet interests me or if something here references it but then I go straight to the specific article so the Web design is pretty irrelevant

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #86 on: April 05, 2016, 09:42:21 AM »
I wonder what would happen if DDMS implemented usable search.
You guys would whine that the site is too easy to use.

Give me a break.

DDMS>General>accessibility>Large text/hearing aids....

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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #88 on: April 05, 2016, 09:46:47 AM »
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fm.dansdeals.com%2F
The DDMS mobile site is awful, if you'll excuse me. I think the desktop works fine on mobile (looks and feels a lot better than the "mobile site").
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Re: New DansDeals website!
« Reply #89 on: April 05, 2016, 09:48:40 AM »
I would propose for you to make a contest where people will be able to submit their designs and they'll win something for it and you'll feature them on DDMS. You can also feature all of them and then all DD'ers will vote on the best design/theme.