July 31st, 2006


New Site Scheme is official

Thanks to everyone who tried out the beta site option and sent us feedback!

Here's some of the feedback we incorporated:
  1. It should work on 800x600 without objects stepping all over each other.
  2. The redundancy of links has been minimized. The links under "View Your" have been integrated into the menus.
  3. Many of you said that FAQ search was something that you often used, and that locating the link only in the footer was an inconvenience. We didn't create a new menu for it, but we integrated FAQ search into the global search box a few weeks ago.
  4. Many of you said that you really missed having the friends filter readily available, so we added that to the Friends menu.
  5. The pencil is back! YAY. Removing the pencil was always intended to be temporary because we wanted to fit in the feedback link, but so many of you were worried about the pencil, and we were really moved. :)
  6. As for the looks, there were a lot of differing opinions,. Some people loved it. Others hated it. The text is too big. The text is too small. It's too blue. It's not nearly blue enough. WTF Arial?!! Eek. We took a shot at making some improvements. Hopefully, it doesn't turn you into stone when you look at it.
We've gone through the 2000+ pieces of feedback we've gotten from you, and we're working on incorporating as many of them as possible (including a vertical option). We haven't finished doing this yet -- we've got lists upon lists of things you've suggested -- and we'll be making additional tweaks to the site scheme. If there's something new you'd like to bring to our attention, feel free to send feedback via feedback@livejournal.com. (You can always send us feedback by clicking on "Feedback" at the bottom of each page.)

If you want to turn it on, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Browse Option, then click on the Beta Nav thumbnail.

Oh, and don't forget to help us give it a better name. :)