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Really HATE the new layout!!  

post #1 of 63
Thread Starter 
Looks like there was MORE room made for advertisers and LESS room made for cakers. The large photos that they rolled out a week or two ago are now gone and replaced by fewer "Todays Favorites" and "Recently Posted" pics that are just about the same size as they were before (MAYBE a little bigger, but not by much). Can't stand that the latest forum posts are no longer on the front page. And, quite frankly, the only thing that catches my eye is all of the much larger advertisements!!!
One of the things that I loved the most about this site was that it was very subject specific. If I wanted to look at beautiful cakes, all I had to do was click on the home page. Now my eye is drawn to a bunch of crap I have no interest in viewing. Unless things change back to how they were, I believe I will not be spending my precious "me time" wading through all of this....
Thanks, but NO THANKS!! thumbsdown.gifthumbsdown.gifthumbsdown.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gifthumbsdown.gifthumbsdown.gif
post #2 of 63
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Originally Posted by Heath

Just to hit on a few things:

1. We are actively working on fixing the access to saved favorites and fixing the drop downs from the navigation. Many of the things people are having trouble finding are quickly accessed from those drop downs.

2. We are fixing the problem of the right column overlapping the forums, this issue is restricted to certain browser versions.

3. Photo stats will be restored

4. This is not about making more money, there are actually less ad units on the page now than in the old version. The right column will have content as well, so it won't just be a wall of ads on the right. There are several new features that we are going to be rolling out and they would not work under the old layout, this is the reason a complete change was necessary.

5. We completely understand your frustration, there should not have been so many bugs when the change rolled over, unfortunately, because of some issues related to the very old code base of the website, we were forced to go live prior to completion because some things could only be tested on the live site. This is a far from ideal situation and one we did not realize was going to happen until late into the process.

6. many of the issues will be resolved tonight, the rest of it should be resolved by the end of the weekend. Then we will reopen this thread to see what issues people are still experiencing.



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post #3 of 63
Honestly Mods, I understand where Heath and Jackie are coming from. I really do. My issue is that some of the pre-existing bugs are still there, there's a whole slew of new ones, the new format is NOT user friendly and it's just not good. I can hear it now "You'll get used to it... It's for the best... blah blah blah..." But please don't insult our intelligence when we say "we DON'T like the new format" because quite frankly, some of us DON'T.
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
post #4 of 63
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The right column will have content as well, so it won't just be a wall of ads on the right.


Until the new content in the right column is released, wouldn't it make sense to continue to use that space for content that actually exists?
post #5 of 63
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

But please don't insult our intelligence when we say "we DON'T like the new format" because quite frankly, some of us DON'T.


It occurred to me that Foxicakes wasn't aware of Jackie's thread asking for feedback or she might have chosen to respond there. I was merely trying to let her know that Jackie & Heath are working on more fixes... So I'm unsure how that is insulting to your intelligence.

Please forgive me for trying to offer what little assistance I can.....

I'll be signing off now.
post #6 of 63
Jan you're fine!! Don't take that personally -- it wasn't aimed at you. It's the barrage of moderator answers to CC members mainly in other threads -- that are now locked!! You're doing your job and a great job at that (I don't envy the mods job at all!!) So please don't take offense at me -- I bark but I certainly don't bite! icon_biggrin.gif
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
post #7 of 63
Thread Starter 
That's right Jan. I would have responded in the "Give us your opinion" thread. But it was locked. And, I was so frustrated at the time, I just had to vent. Nothing personal,..
post #8 of 63
Must say I am also truly disappointed in the new site. I too miss seeing new forum posts on the front. The entire thing seems less inviting.
post #9 of 63
i hate it. I liked it so much better when I could see the latest posts on the home page.
post #10 of 63
I just use the "newest forum posts" page as my CakeCentral bookmark instead of the home page.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-fsearch-newposts.html
post #11 of 63
is terrible. I liked seeing new posts on home page. Where are my favorite recipes and photos?
post #12 of 63
Most people hate change ....I would love to see a "like" button to comments
Georgine
Georgine
post #13 of 63
I only discovered cake decorating this year and I am a cc addict. Is there a 'help line' I can call. I sneek peeks whilst at work then race home to see what else has been added. Soozi has been known to fall asleep and wake with ones head stuck to the monitor. I got excited the day before the changeover when larger pics were showing. Umm, sorry, then was disappointed. Not liking the new format entirely. I am getting the hang of navigating around and where things are located. The advertising is better on the side, but, it dominates the page even when not overlapping. Is there a plan for white space on each side (or is it just my screen)? I too really, really, really, really liked seeing recent posts on the front page and liked seeing stats when you hovered over a pic (think that was only happening just before the change in the Latest Uploads Gallery). Cheers
post #14 of 63
I am open to change and think I will get used to it. After all I got used to it when I first started coming to cake central..I just have my favourite site now and it's like a new adventure all over again. icon_smile.gif
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post #15 of 63
I don't hate the layout but I noticed that a lot of my cake photos are gone. I put them all here for reference and they are gone! Is that for good?
Jasmine
Jasmine
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