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  • Edinburghlass
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    • 26th Jun 06, 6:08 PM
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    • 26th Jun 06, 6:08 PM
    Looking good Martin and the Team, and especially for this...

    including disability access


    • Mumstheword
    • By Mumstheword 26th Jun 06, 6:13 PM
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    Mumstheword
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    • 26th Jun 06, 6:13 PM
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    • 26th Jun 06, 6:13 PM
    Looks good!
    One of the problems I have found with the current home page, is that, although I had got used to it, when I recommended it to friends they found it hard to navigate.
    The new one looks tonnes better, far more user friendly!

    Good work, team!
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  • khizman
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    • 26th Jun 06, 6:13 PM
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    • 26th Jun 06, 6:13 PM
    good, its all *there* without scrolling around
  • brranger
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    • 26th Jun 06, 6:15 PM
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    • 26th Jun 06, 6:15 PM
    ain't it bright will take some getting used to as all the buttons on the other side however think its great, looks alot more expensive and we will miss your head on teh changing pictures Martin.

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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 26th Jun 06, 6:17 PM
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    • 26th Jun 06, 6:17 PM
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    Good spot ranger - I just asked the techie team - "how will you change my image in the new one" - thats a tradition now - i dont want to lose it - its fun - though sometimes embarassing what they do to me!
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    • iwanttosave
    • By iwanttosave 26th Jun 06, 6:20 PM
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    iwanttosave
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    • 26th Jun 06, 6:20 PM
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    • 26th Jun 06, 6:20 PM
    Ere you cold have made the forum button a bit bigger I would have prefered pink as well. But we cant all be perfect :rolleyes:


    Well done guys, looks great
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  • Quackers
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    • 26th Jun 06, 6:20 PM
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    • 26th Jun 06, 6:20 PM
    ooooooo, isn't it different.

    I like it.

    bold & beautiful

    Its much bolder & seems as though it will be nice and easy to use.

    I like the buttons which say 'what is money saving & where do I start - much more prominent than the current 'what is moneysaving'.

    Nice colours too.

    aren't I easily pleased
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    • Mumstheword
    • By Mumstheword 26th Jun 06, 6:33 PM
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    • 26th Jun 06, 6:33 PM
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    • 26th Jun 06, 6:33 PM
    I just asked the techie team
    by MSE Martin
    At this time of the evening!!

    I've just been reading the new poll started by Andrea about how important your holidays from work are to you....... is there something going on at Moneysaving Towers? First a poll on holidays, then staff working into the evening!!
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    • iwanttosave
    • By iwanttosave 26th Jun 06, 6:35 PM
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    iwanttosave
    At this time of the evening!!

    I've just been reading the new poll started by Andrea about how important your holidays from work are to you....... is there something going on at Moneysaving Towers? First a poll on holidays, then staff working into the evening!!
    by Mumstheword
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    • sra
    • By sra 26th Jun 06, 6:37 PM
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    Hmm

    I didn't like it at first but when I blew up the image it looked ok. Have to see if it grows on me.

    First thought:

    I can't remember the last time I saw 'Chat' refer to a forum. If I were new I would expect that button to open a flash chat room where people where people were chatting about nothing much to pass the time - not a place as useful as this

    . it should really be 'Forum' or 'Community'
    • Nile
    • By Nile 26th Jun 06, 6:46 PM
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    Hmm

    I didn't like it at first but when I blew up the image it looked ok. Have to see if it grows on me.

    First thought:

    I can't remember the last time I saw 'Chat' refer to a forum. If I were new I would expect that button to open a flash chat room where people where people were chatting about nothing much to pass the time - not a place as useful as this

    . it should really be 'Forum' or 'Community'
    by sra
    I agree with the name change too (Community Forum sounds better than Chat)............I have mentioned it before.

    I'm sure the changes will be great. I'd like to see a button (to help newbies) to take you to the 'Unofficial A-Z (Look here first)' thread by sra.

    It might help to encourage more lurkers to become members.

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    • wolfman
    • By wolfman 26th Jun 06, 6:47 PM
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    Hmmm... yeah looks a little "busy" for my liking, almost too much for the eye to take in. I'll have to wait and see how the finished product looks. Maybe it'll grow on me.

    I agree with Sra about the "Chat" link. Forum or Community would be much more intuitive.

    The Navigation certainly looks much better.
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    • doublekite
    • By doublekite 26th Jun 06, 6:56 PM
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    Still too much stuff at the top. I would like to be able to access some of the posts, at least, without having to scroll.
    • savvy
    • By savvy 26th Jun 06, 7:19 PM
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    savvy
    Hmm

    I didn't like it at first but when I blew up the image it looked ok. Have to see if it grows on me.

    First thought:

    I can't remember the last time I saw 'Chat' refer to a forum. If I were new I would expect that button to open a flash chat room where people where people were chatting about nothing much to pass the time - not a place as useful as this

    . it should really be 'Forum' or 'Community'
    by sra
    I agree on both points there sra, from my first tiny preview, it reminded me of one of those cheap looking ringtone adverts you get in the backs of magazines etc...................a bit garrish

    Is the blue for disability purposes? I personally prefer the green strap as it's subtly synonymous to money and less garrish
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    • sra
    • By sra 26th Jun 06, 7:34 PM
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    Ok I've had time to look at it for a while now.

    All given trying to be as constructive as possible - I know a lot of work went into it -

    The whole 'Warning' section just makes me not want to be on the page. I've never liked the current one we have or the 'Alert' button. I'm 10 times more likely to give my email address to a site that discreetly asks for my address with a link showing me what I'll get - rather than one that shots out "Quick gimme your address!!".

    Shouty request for my address = I think I'll get shouty, annoying emails

    Not liking the long regiment of blue triangles. How about ickle phone symbols or house symbols etc. to represent the story?

    It would also be good to pick out a couple of stories and put a bit more detail about them on the front page with a matching graphic rather than just have it as basically an index.
    • Floss
    • By Floss 26th Jun 06, 7:57 PM
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    I think it looks a lot more professional - and has the sleek look of other help & support sites. It has lost the "kitchen table" air it once had!

    Thanks to all of those involved - you've done good!
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 26th Jun 06, 9:06 PM
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    Think it looks great & i also welcome the changes that have been made so that more people can access the site.
    Think thats also why there is more emphsis on the green but dont quote me.
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  • Dora the Explorer
    Looking good Martin and the Team, and especially for this...

    including disability access

    by Edinburghlass
    If disability access has been improved why not go for the RNIB 'seal of approval' ? I'm not sure if there actually is one :confused:
    And when you upgrade to sound as well - don't forget I'm as deaf as a post
    • rizla01
    • By rizla01 26th Jun 06, 10:08 PM
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    And there appears to be a lot of articles about saving money on phones and little else!

    Seriously tho, I did think of 'THE SUN' when I first viewed it.
    (Different colours but same 'In yer face' appearance).

    Then I thought 'Thompsons Holiday Brochure'

    Not very sophisticated looking.

    The layouts good but why all the colour?
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