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PLEASE! [message #68933] Thu, 30 May 2013 20:58 UTC Go to next message
avatar HazelwoodModels  is currently offline HazelwoodModels
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Please can we have the previous front end.

The split between Shop/Make only frustrates getting to where we need
to be.

Cursor naturally travels the right-hand margin, and the tab at the top
right has been useful with all the options to serve the situation - this has
now been lost

The page does not give who is logged-in.

Re: PLEASE! [message #68951 is a reply to message #68933 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 04:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Bathsheba  is currently offline Bathsheba
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There's an avatar icon at the top right, it does seem unnecessarily tiny but it's there. If you don't have an avatar image uploaded I guess it might not tell you much? I hope it gets replaced by text in that case, but don't have an easy way to check.

I'm in favor of the Shop/Make split because what I like about Shapeways is non-maker customers. They're the ones giving me money, so I want the front page to be all about them. When I visit I'm coming in through the my-models page anyway.

Overall I'm OK with the new design. There are a few things I'd change. The navigation and color scheme are simple but that's not a fault: IME users like it! Transparency is good.

I'd wish to change the light-blue-on-white text. I find that color combination particularly difficult to read, to me the Shop menu at left is barely legible.

I do think there's too much whitespace...why so much blank in the prime above-the-fold real estate?
index.php?t=getfile&id=33475&private=0

The one link I'm missing -- which was also missing in the old site -- is a direct link from the maker page to private messages. I wish that were in the user-icon menu at upper right...I get many private messages but few "notifications", so I'd love to see that replaced or combined.

Well I guess that's worth what y'all paid for it! Seriously about the blue-on-white text, though. Old people who can't see very well? They shop a lot. True story.


-Bathsheba
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Re: PLEASE! [message #68952 is a reply to message #68951 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 06:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MitchellJetten  is currently offline MitchellJetten
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Hey Bathsheba,

The notifications are still there and will show up if you have a new message:
index.php?t=getfile&id=33482&private=0

Private Messages will eventually be integrated in the notifications, but am not able to provide you with more details yet.
I'm sure our Product team will be happy to provide more details soon Smile


As for the rest of the feedback, I've forwarded it to our product team!
I do have to agree a bit on the blue-on-white text Smile

Mitch

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[Updated on: Fri, 31 May 2013 06:55 UTC]


Kind regards,

Mitchell Jetten
Customer Service Coordinator
Shapeways
Re: PLEASE! [message #68959 is a reply to message #68952 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 08:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar HazelwoodModels  is currently offline HazelwoodModels
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I think a hierarchical menu running down the right hand gutter traveling with the
cursor bar, would be unambiguous, and allowing major jumps around the site..

Menus selections also need to be unique and without redundancy
- My Models, My Shop, My Sales, and lost amongst them is
Materials!

[Updated on: Fri, 31 May 2013 09:08 UTC]

Re: PLEASE! [message #68989 is a reply to message #68933 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 14:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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Thank you guys for your feedback! Please be sure to let us know on this thread what we can do to improve.


I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me. -Maya Angelou
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Re: PLEASE! [message #69353 is a reply to message #68951 ] Thu, 06 June 2013 23:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar HenrikRydberg  is currently offline HenrikRydberg
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Hey Bathsheba.
I hope our latest update answered some of your wishes on the navigation readability.

Thanks for taking your time to give us feedback.

[Updated on: Thu, 06 June 2013 23:03 UTC]


Hey I'm Henrik, Shapeways Director of User Experience.
Re: PLEASE! [message #69375 is a reply to message #69353 ] Fri, 07 June 2013 05:59 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Bathsheba  is currently offline Bathsheba
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Much appreciated, I noticed the darker blue is more legible. Ever since the day in like 1997 when an 84-yo guy wandered onto my site and bought everything, I've given thought to keeping things legible for that set. They have all of the moneys...he's still a customer.

I like the menu on the right better too. If something's going to be pushed out of frame, let it be redundant navigational sugar, rather than MY PRECIOUS CONTENT. Smile

Thanks!

[Updated on: Fri, 07 June 2013 06:01 UTC]


-Bathsheba
http://bathsheba.com

 
   
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