Update: Visual Layer Integration

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Todd, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

    The black background is still there. You must be viewing the site on a small screen or in a tiny browser window.
     
  2. Douberd

    Douberd Jan 27, 2012 Netherlands

    Looks nice!
     
  3. biga7346

    biga7346 Jun 19, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Looks nice but waiting with bated breath for the redesign ;) just kidding, no worries, take all the time you guys need we're not going anywhere.
     
  4. biga7346

    biga7346 Jun 19, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    From what forums are those homepage threads being streamed from? on the old site you got the latest posts from the forums you subscribed to...
     
  5. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

    See my original post. It's explained there.
     
  6. biga7346

    biga7346 Jun 19, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    got it, sorry about that, so basically all of the most recent thread posts from all the forum subcategories minus trading...
     
  7. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

    Right, and from public forums only.
     
  8. drabmuh

    drabmuh Feb 7, 2004 Maryland

    Seems like one site again, almost makes me want to start reviewing beers again. Almost...
     
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  9. papat444

    papat444 Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, meant more present i guess. The white eclipses the darkness ;)
    All good though, glad to have everything in one place.
     
  10. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    What if some kind of points system was restored, a system under which every beer you review, every bottle photo you submit, and other contributions you make to the site are rewarded? Maybe this points system could be named after a Hindu/Buddhist belief system that basically describes how your decisions and actions affect your ultimate destiny. Would that get you reviewing again?
     
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  11. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

    That's in the works, and will happen, but most likely not until the redesign.
     
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  12. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    I believe I remember reading somewhere that you've been tracking all reviews and other contributions since The Points System That Shall Not Be Discussed went away, even though those stats haven't been visible. I hope this is also true.
     
  13. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Site Editor Subscriber Beer Trader

    I like the integration of the two portions of the site and the visual improvements a lot. One change I noticed, not sure if it was intended or not, is that you cannot open the button to review in a new browser tab (like you could before). I miss that feature as I often open them all up from my Gots when I have a bottle share to review or when pulling them from my review notebook for data entry.

    Any chance on re-enabling that?
     
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  14. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Right-click: Open in New Tab?
     
  15. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

  16. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

    It's due to the links being buttons now. I'll look into options.
     
  17. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

    Note: If you click on "Style" it'll sort your list by style. I could always bold when sorting on beer name, brewery or style too.
     
  18. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Nov 11, 2010 New York

    No doubt. I guess I'm just finding it hard to visually dissect from the 'Brewery' line, as both are the same font/size/color/etc.

    Ahhhh something like that sounds perfect!! Thanks for the reply!!
     
  19. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    I agree, I liked the old "database" view better with each field under its own sortable column. Guess you can't please everyone.
     
  20. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Site Editor Subscriber Beer Trader

    Doe not work because it is a button now (no longer just a link) - exactly what I used to use before the most recent change.
     
  21. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    OK, probably misunderstood question.
     
  22. shuajw

    shuajw Aug 12, 2007 Georgia

    Love the integrated look.

    Quick question, is it possible to add back the pop-up pull-down menu (it looks like it's labeled Quick Links) that shows up when you hover over the Forum tab? It still seems to be there when I'm looking at my inbox, but not on any of the other parts of the site. Not a big deal, but I had gotten used to using it get to the "What's New" forum page.
     
  23. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, I see what you mean. Early clumsy navigating on my part. It works like a charm.
     
  24. wethorseblanket

    wethorseblanket Dec 12, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    Yea! I like it. Nice work. Keep it up.
     
  25. papat444

    papat444 Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Any way to have a quick link to another BA's reviews? When we click on their name, could there be added a beer and place for easy access on the pop-up?
     
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  26. ZorPrime

    ZorPrime May 17, 2008 Quebec (Canada)
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Awesome. Good job!
     
  27. Todd

    Todd Founder Aug 23, 1996 Colorado
    Staff Moderator Site Editor Fest Crew Subscriber

  28. papat444

    papat444 Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
    Beer Trader

  29. masshlx

    masshlx Sep 24, 2003 Massachusetts

    I'm an old fogey who hates change, but I really like the new look and feel. Nice work.
     
  30. Nutwood

    Nutwood Jun 30, 2012 Kentucky

    Maybe I'm just going blind, but where do I go to find Beer 101 now? (or recommend it to someone)
     
  31. papat444

    papat444 Dec 28, 2006 Quebec (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Click Beers at the top then the sub-section Beer 101
     
  32. ujsplace

    ujsplace May 27, 2008 Oregon

    Wow, it is much easier to navigate. Looking forward to the other changes as well.
     
  33. merc7186

    merc7186 Dec 5, 2010 New York

    Im digging the new layout of the website now...it didnt take very long to find everything and is easily accessible. My only request was the old statisitcs that we used to have with # of beer reviews, style reviews, place reviews, states, beers added, pics add,ed etc.
     
  34. drabmuh

    drabmuh Feb 7, 2004 Maryland

    I don't really care about the beer karma and what happens to it, I was a little disappointed when it disappeared originally but bringing back individual stats would be much appreciated. My lack of reviewing lately is more reflective of my schedule rather than the state of the website. I assume the stats will eventually emerge as part of the profile page much like the previous site. I like this new single site action though...looks like a coherent thought again rather than two disconnected things. Hopefully this year we will see a relaunch of the new and improved beeradvocate with and iPhone app (that again I would pay for) that makes using and browsing this great website easy and fun.
     
  35. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Totally agree on the stats—the more ways to slice & dice the data the better. To me beer karma is a nice, completely meaningless incentive to contribute to the site—although I review every "new to me" beer anyway.
     
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  36. sommersb

    sommersb May 25, 2010 Tennessee
    Subscriber

    I'm a stats/lists kind of guy, so these will be very welcome when they return. The karma points are fun but also serve a purpose as far as recognizing a user who's "been around" a while vs. someone who just created their account yesterday. That can be handy to know when reading someone's advice, setting up a trade, etc. I know there are other ways to gauge those, but karma status was a very quick visual aid for that.
     
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  37. djbreezy

    djbreezy Dec 16, 2008 Washington

    Just logged in today to find this and I'm exciting to start reviewing beer again! The multiple tab thing threw me off. Great work!!!!
     
  38. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    Could not have said it better...
     
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  39. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    The new formatting and layout is looking and getting better by the day. Diggin' it.
     
  40. 05Harley

    05Harley Feb 8, 2008 New Hampshire

    Yeah... Now this I like!!
     
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