Feedback on our new website design please

by Neil Patterson

3 months ago

Feedback on our new website design please

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Feedback on our new website design please

This time last week we unveiled a fresh Property118 website design and new functionality to improve Navigation, searching and the general user experience.

One of the new features we have added is a ‘hover-over’ function which appears when your mouse cursor is placed over a members name or Avatar. The date of when the member joined Property118 and how many comments they have posted to date is then displayed. We think this will be particularly useful to established members who like to report inappropriate comments. Sadly, some people join forums and post antagonistic comments to wind people up. For some reason they get a kick out of it! Where such comments are reported a view is then taken by moderators on whether to remove the offending comment, and in extreme cases to expel the member and block their IP address so that they are unable to create a membership profile using an different name and email account.

Inevitably there were a few initial ‘bug-fixes’ to deal with when we first launched the new website and we are extremely grateful to members who took the time and effort to point these out to us. Hopefully, these have now all been resolved. We hope you will agree that the text font is now much easier to read for example, and to make bigger for those with less than 20:20 vision. Other fixes were to ensure that comment links pointed directly to the associated comment as opposed to the article and that login issues were resolved. We are still working on some image cropping issues.

There may still be things you spot which are slightly annoying or could be improved upon further, hence we would very much like you to tell us what these are.

Please leave comments below and rest assured that we take all user feedback very seriously and will do whatever we can to continue to improve your user experience.

Daily Newsletters were paused whilst we were ‘bug-fixing’ but will now resume for those who were previously receiving them and for all new members.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Neil Patterson – Managing Director of Property118 Limited

Comments

Brian Jackson

3 months ago

Text is too wide on some items otherwise it is a great look congratulations.

Rebecca Hilliard

3 months ago

Looks really fresh. However, I view on a laptop and there is a lot of scrolling to be done to see the 'new' items (mainly news). The top right of a web page is the most valuable real-estate but, at the moment, yours is empty. Its just some tweaking but it would be great (as a reader and for you as a web owner) to have the 'changing' items in that space so that every time you log on, its easy to see what is new. Overall, good job though!

Iain Dalzel Job

3 months ago

I have not used it much, but it seems fine.

Mark Alexander

3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by "Rebecca Hilliard" at "27/07/2017 - 16:29":

Very interesting feedback, thank you.

All new posts go onto the Home Page but I will give your suggestions some further thought.

wanda wang

3 months ago

The old one is better

Kevin McLandlord

3 months ago

I thought the experience, colour pallette and overall design was a much slicker experience before now. I feel like this looks a bit like every other blog now, whereas previously it felt unique.

Mark Alexander

3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by "wanda wang" at "27/07/2017 - 21:38":

Thank you for your feedback Wanda.

Are you able to be more specific as to why you feel that way please?

Mark Alexander

3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by "Kozie Ltd" at "27/07/2017 - 22:12":

Thank you for your feedback Kozie

Annie Landlord

3 months ago

When I post, or reply to a post I get an email asking to confirm I still want to subscribe to that post. Once that is clicked I get another email confirming I have subscribed. It all seems a bit cumbersome. Could we not simply opt out if we don't want notifications about replies, rather than having to opt in every time? Otherwise the new site seems fine.

Mark Alexander

3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by "Annie Landlord" at "28/07/2017 - 08:10":

Hi Annie

Thanks for your feedback.

That's what we used to do and I much prefer it that way too.

However, new legislation is coming in 5 months time to compel all websites to adopt the system we now have in place. It made sense for us to get ahead of the game whilst our web-designers were working on this redesign.

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