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New Look MSE: Get a sneeky peek

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MSE_Martin
MSE_Martin Posts: 8,272 Money Saving Expert
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17 April 2007 IMPORTANT UPDATE: This post is now out of date. This is the thread discussing the old new site - which I have decided not to go with. If you want to see and discuss the new version then read the blog


http://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/?p=445

And use the 'discuss this blog' link there to feed through your comments.

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In the next couple of weeks the new site look will be online.

Why?

After four years, it needs a spruce up, the aim is to make it easier for you to find things, though don't worry, none of the content changes.

A few notes before you view it
  • There are a few more tweaks to be made. Some minor cosmetic changes, tweaks and articles titles, some of the text (and its not been proof read yet) still need a bit of work.
  • Some links will bring you back here. Don't worry, thats just part of how the test site works, it'll be fine on launch.
  • You can't see the forum. As the forums so large it can't be ported over. Yet it will look just as it does now, except within the new framework. Also while the main site is fixed width, the forum will stretch to fill the screen.
  • The Front page stats aren't live yet.
My hope is the new site is easier to use, without losing the community feel. The techie and designers have put in a huge amount of work, hampered by my insistence 'it doesn't look corporate' and my love of 'garish colours'. Please do let us know what you think.

Can changes be made?

This is the almost final version, I've decided that ocne I think it works and looks better than the current site it will go live.

At MSE Towers we call this MoneySavingExpert.com 2.0, but there's already lots on the list for 2.1 (including improving the search, adding a video, one new category (which I'm keeping secret) and much more. So your suggestions are welcome, but we're only making minor tweaks to this one, but good suggestions will be adopted for 2.1

WARNING. It's on a test server so is likely to be very slow.
WARNING. The articles have not been updated in a few weeks, so don't use it for 'MoneySaving', just for looking at.
I hope you like it, a lot of work and thought has gone in, and while i know change sometimes isn't nice, I think it's a real improvement.

Martin
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  • lipidicman
    lipidicman Posts: 2,598 Forumite
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    Waiting, waiting......this better be good

    Doesn't work in firefox. Looks OK in IE
    .....edit: been busy? It works now

    The jury's out.......these things take time to get used to. The real point for MSE is functionality (over style) and I will have to get back to you on that when it is up and working
  • James240
    James240 Posts: 16,387 Forumite
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    looks good Martin :beer:
    Savings Total so far for 2023: £8,062.58
  • joaniemerc
    joaniemerc Posts: 615 Forumite
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    Looks great - far easier on the eye. Thanks very much for all your (and your Team's) hard work and the endless help you give us.

    :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:
  • RoCas
    RoCas Posts: 3,929 Forumite
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    Your 30 mins are up ... can we have the link back now please, Martin? :confused:
  • MSE_Martin
    MSE_Martin Posts: 8,272 Money Saving Expert
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    THE LINK IS BACK :) (it was taken down for tweaking)
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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  • RoCas
    RoCas Posts: 3,929 Forumite
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    Thanks, Martin. Looks very smart indeed. Some of the text is a little out of kilter viewing via Safari but the general layout looks much easier to navigate.
  • Bargain_Rzl
    Bargain_Rzl Posts: 6,254 Forumite
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    Yep, looks much better Martin - more up-to-date and less clunky :)
    :)Operation Get in Shape :)
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  • CarolnMalky
    CarolnMalky Posts: 14,254 Forumite
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    Ooooo very poash!! I feel I will have to dress up and apply make up to view the new site :rotfl: :p
    If you obey all the rules...you miss all the fun!! Katherine Hepburn
  • IClaudius
    IClaudius Posts: 1,531 Forumite
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    golly gee willikins!

    As Lorraine would say:
    "It's just sooo great, super, fantastic!"

    Am liking very much!
    "Sumptus censum ne superet"

    Mental blocks are just hurdles to overcome in life.

    Yeah..whatever :rolleyes:
  • Rikki
    Rikki Posts: 21,625 Forumite
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    Mmmm! :think: You don't look four years older in the picture your using. :whistle:



    The new sites looking good. :T
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