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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2017, 08:50:50 PM »
The tabs in under some of the categories (especially under the "Dining & Travel" category) need to really be revamped. There's no clear cut line as to what is a category and what is a specific.

For example: Brazil and Hawaii are too specific. If they are about TRs to those places they should be under the Trip Notes tab. If it's about general info of these places then there should be a "Destinations" tab with submenus to all various destinations available. (IOW why Brazil and Hawaii of all places  ???)
Same thing is with Hyatt. It should either go under the "hotel deals" tab or there should be two separate tabs "Hotels" and "Hotel Deals".

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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2017, 08:53:07 PM »
"Use legacy view" in settings is not working
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Did you bother reading the OP?
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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2017, 08:54:34 PM »
Did you bother reading the OP?
I guess I didn't understand what it means at the time I read it...

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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2017, 08:58:53 PM »
Beautiful!!

A few things:
1) Before "CREDIT CARDS SHOPPING DEALS AIRFARE DEALS DINING & TRAVEL DANíS COMMENTARY" there should be a HOME button

2) I'm sure some visitors would appreciate a "tour" when they first access the new site, explaining what changed and where they can find everything.

3) Over here:

It looks like "latest posts" is one of the choices, when really it's a header for "all/creditcards/shopping deals" etc. This is confusing. Maybe by default "All" should be highlighted to show that it's selected, and when you choose another one that should get highlighted.

4) I think there should be an About page explaining what DD is and who it's for
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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2017, 09:02:47 PM »
Beautiful!!

A few things:
1) Before "CREDIT CARDS SHOPPING DEALS AIRFARE DEALS DINING & TRAVEL DANíS COMMENTARY" there should be a HOME button

2) I'm sure some visitors would appreciate a "tour" when they first access the new site, explaining what changed and where they can find everything.

3) Over here:

It looks like "latest posts" is one of the choices, when really it's a header for "all/creditcards/shopping deals" etc. This is confusing. Maybe by default "All" should be highlighted to show that it's selected, and when you choose another one that should get highlighted.

4) I think there should be an About page explaining what DD is and who it's for
Latest best practice is not to have a separate home link (you can click on the logo)

If your on a desktop, you can try the "explore new features link" when you are on the homepage above the logo (still a bit buggy though)
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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2017, 09:05:43 PM »
Why have the tabs twice? Keep just the smart tabs at the top. See attached

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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2017, 09:07:34 PM »
Latest best practice is not to have a separate home link (you can click on the logo)

If your on a desktop, you can try the "explore new features link" when you are on the homepage above the logo (still a bit buggy though)
I know to click the logo, but I have a feeling many DDMS readers won't :)

I saw that. Didn't do anything for me (chrome on desktop). Either way, it would be nice if something popped up the first time you visit the new site, so that you don't have to find it. Something like "welcome to the new and improved DansDeals.com, click here for a quick tour"
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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2017, 09:11:11 PM »
Thanks Dan/JJ/Suave and everyone that's working on this great idea

+1  JJ, what is the standard going to be for comments, wiki or here?

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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2017, 09:11:21 PM »
In the quickview mode the email logo is nearly invisible. See attached. (It only becomes visible {red} when hovering the mouse over it.)

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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2017, 09:39:30 PM »
I see that people are posting in the thread instead of wiki so:

1.  'Explore New Features':
      a.  The first feature bounces around for awhile, then the other features flash by too quickly.  Is it possible to display all the features on one page so the eye can glance over them all at our own speed?  Perhaps a one or two word description that will give a full description when we hover over it.  That way we don't have to waste time waiting to go through the whole menu of changes.
      b.  After the current menu runs its course of displaying all the new features, it gets stuck on the first one.

2.  Faded expired posts:  Pictures need not be faded, too hard to see.  We still refer back to the posts even after expired and pictures is one way to pick them out quickly.


3.  Color change in titles of read posts:  Intuition says that a read post would be lighter, not darker, IMO.  Because a second color is already being used in expired posts (gray), you may want to use a lighter shade of the unread titles for the read titles.

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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2017, 09:41:36 PM »
Regarding the "explore new features", there should be a more obvious way how to get to the next feature. Maybe if you don't click anything for a while, something should display that says "click anywhere to continue"?

ETA: most of my suggestions are probably not necessary for the average DDFer, but I like to try and make things dummy-proof :)
« Last Edit: February 01, 2017, 09:45:53 PM by etech0 »
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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2017, 09:49:30 PM »
I see that people are posting in the thread instead of wiki so:

1.  'Explore New Features':
      a.  The first feature bounces around for awhile, then the other features flash by too quickly.  Is it possible to display all the features on one page so the eye can glance over them all at our own speed?  Perhaps a one or two word description that will give a full description when we hover over it.  That way we don't have to waste time waiting to go through the whole menu of changes.
      b.  After the current menu runs its course of displaying all the new features, it gets stuck on the first one.

2.  Faded expired posts:  Pictures need not be faded, too hard to see.  We still refer back to the posts even after expired and pictures is one way to pick them out quickly.


3.  Color change in titles of read posts:  Intuition says that a read post would be lighter, not darker, IMO.  Because a second color is already being used in expired posts (gray), you may want to use a lighter shade of the unread titles for the read titles.

Latest best practice is not to have a separate home link (you can click on the logo)

If your on a desktop, you can try the "explore new features link" when you are on the homepage above the logo (still a bit buggy though)
See highlighted in quote of Suave's post.

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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #52 on: February 01, 2017, 10:16:00 PM »
It bothers me the drop down menu that blocks the first post. You need to go down and come bak up to see it.

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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #53 on: February 01, 2017, 10:18:29 PM »
Dan's comments/replies to comments should stand out a bit. I liked how in the old site his name was purple.

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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #54 on: February 01, 2017, 10:21:27 PM »
It bothers me the drop down menu that blocks the first post. You need to go down and come bak up to see it.
Good point. To circumvent this I'd say that the pop down should include only tabs/links/sub-categories, without the pictures.

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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #55 on: February 01, 2017, 10:30:30 PM »
I see an icon near every post that's missing a picture. Is that by default due to lack of picture, or that icon there as the pic that belongs? It seems like that latter because each icon is relevant to the corresponding post. If so, however, then the icons are much too light. Nearly invisible.
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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #56 on: February 01, 2017, 10:33:41 PM »
The "Israel Flights" tab under the "Airfare Deals" section is a different color than the rest of the tabs.

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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2017, 11:00:46 PM »
Dan's comments/replies to comments should stand out a bit. I liked how in the old site his name was purple.
On Disqus he'd have his own profile that you would recognize easily.
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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #58 on: February 01, 2017, 11:05:54 PM »
The arrow drop-down tab (in the categories that have that due to too many tabs) it gets cut off in the middle. (Firefox on windows pc) See attachment.

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Re: Presenting The New And Improved DDMS Beta
« Reply #59 on: February 01, 2017, 11:11:43 PM »
Although I feel that the site had to be updated - I will greatly miss the old layout  :(