Post # 1
We’re previewing a new boards re-org, and would love your feedback!
We tried to address a few issues:
- There’s been growing demand for an increasing number of new boards: both Wedding Related and Not Wedding Related (NWR). We’ve added a bunch of boards and they’ve been super popular. 🙂
- As we’ve added all the boards, we’ve been running out of room to link to all of them at the top of the page!
- At the same time: some users have mentioned they’d like a way to read just wedding related posts, and filter out NWR stuff.
Daydreamwanderer flagged the NWR issue and so we started thinking it over… we initially considered letting people filter out specific folders, but that wouldn’t solve issues one and two above. Then tessabella76 came up with a super clever idea: what if we separated the boards into a few separate areas?
- Wedding Related
- Not Wedding Related
- Month Twins
We mocked it up and it’s actually really neat to see the frontpage with just five simple links!
When you click into each category, you can see the boards in that particular category:
We’re considering putting the local boards into sub-categories too, but we’ll save that for later…
Anyway, here’s the link to the boards re-org again:
That preview link will set your browser to use the new boards re-org look for about ten minutes or so. 🙂 After that, it will revert to the old look. If you’d like to revert earlier than that, just click on this link:
Please let us know what you think. Thanks guys… and thanks to all the Hostesses who drove a lot of the thinking on this project!
If you guys like the re-org, we’ll make it live later today! If not, we’ll take the feedback and make some tweaks over the next few days… let us know!
Post # 3
Love it here! And thanks for the shout out!
Post # 4
big fan. I rarely use those links (mostly just look at the front “most recent comments” page, but the new re-org is much easier to sue and find categories. Well done 🙂
Post # 5
I’m loving it! Its easy and very ‘clean’ it puts everything where you can easily find it.
Post # 6
I love it, guess I will have to be switching back and forth between a bunch of the tabs though.
Post # 7
Seems like a good idea, though I would prefer them to be more like drop down menus, instead of having to click all the way in to see the choices under each category. Also, is there a way to see all the posts still?
Post # 8
@RobinBananas-all the posts are still on the first page.
Post # 9
Everything is easy to find and it looks streamlined. The only tweak I can see is “young brides discussions” under the “20 something” catagory seems….. broad? I may be too “type-a” though!
Post # 10
Yeah, I love it, but my only request is for an ALL tab to be at the front, before the WR tab.
Post # 11
It will take a little getting used to but I’m fairly intelligent so I’ll manage 🙂
Post # 13
People mention other boards that I’ve never been able to find… looks like I’ll be able to find them now!
The only thing I don’t like will be having to click back and forth between the “waiting” board and the wr boards now.
Post # 14
I like all of it except for the “local” part – is there a way to leave that the way it is? Having every area in one giant blob is a little confusing, and I think it’s much easier when it’s obviously delineated by state.
Post # 15
I really like the new format.
Post # 16
I like the new set-up but I too wish that there were drop down menus on the main board page, so we can skip a step and go straight to a certain topic if need be. Also, the local pages are a mess. Tooo much on one screen! Maybe that can be narrowed down by region, country, state/province, or…something? Also, I would like to put a bid in for a local board for Milwaukee, WI! There seem to be quite a few of us, but we are without our own board! We’re the biggest city in our state, bigger then La Crosse or Madison, yet we don’t have our own board. Booo! 🙂 Otherwise, I like the new look. very streamlined!