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Stephen Rushmore Jr.
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2009/01/16 01:23:52 (permalink)

Roadfood.com Update

I have lots of updates to share with you.
  • New Roadfood logo - We were never thrilled with the last one because it was a little difficult to read the text and it always seemed a bit contorted.  The new one is much easier on the eyes, scales better, and you may even notice it is in shape of a license plate.
  • New Site layout/theme - To reflect new logo and, once again, easier on the eyes.  I actually retained a professional graphic designer for the first time ever.
  • Home page searches - You can now search restaurants, forums and recipes directly from the home page
  • Proximity searches - You can now type in a city/state and it will show you the 30 closest Roadfood eateries
  • New ratings for restaurants - We whacked the "Atmosphere" rating and placed greater emphasis on individual food items.  Sometime over the weekend everyone will be able to rate food items.
  • Single Sign-on support - You don't need to log on/off to BOTH the forum and the core part of the site
  • Better support for lower resolutions on forums.
  • Lots of other little UI (User Interface) enhancements that you might pick up on.
To get the best experience, you should clear your browser cache by hitting ctrl+f5.

I certainly think the new layout is a major improvement, and I hope you share in the enthusiasm.

post edited by Stephen Rushmore Jr. - 2009/01/16 01:53:27
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    Jim in NC
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    Re:Is this thing on? 2009/01/16 01:24:39 (permalink)
    Got it...
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 01:42:13 (permalink)
     I like it!!!!!
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 02:38:43 (permalink)
    Sweet! Thanks Steve and everyone involved.
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 03:20:14 (permalink)
     Sorry, i posted it's own thread over on OT, but i see a HUGE improvement! Looks great now, better than ever! Thanks Stephen!
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 03:22:54 (permalink)


    Looks great. I will now stop complaining about the unused space between the Rest. Search and the weekly poll.

    ===Proximity searches
    - You can now type in a city/state and it will show you the 30 closest Roadfood eateries===

    In CT. I can do over 30 within 20 miles.

    mark
    post edited by doggydaddy - 2009/01/16 03:24:46
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    MilwFoodlovers
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 07:16:24 (permalink)
    One complaint-I had to log on today-Is this going to be the policy or only on an initial visit following the change?
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 07:22:59 (permalink)
    MilwFoodlovers

    One complaint-I had to log on today-Is this going to be the policy or only on an initial visit following the change?

     
    My guess is it is a one time thing.  I had to do the same thing with this update and the other one.
     
    The new look is a lot easier to look at.
     
    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN


     
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 07:23:29 (permalink)
    It's a great-looking format! 

    When does the Roadfood Store open so we can buy our caps, t-shirts and coffee mugs with the new logo?
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 07:44:45 (permalink)
    Hold on while I get my sunglasses!... Looks good.  Like improvements.
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 07:56:37 (permalink)
    It looks great Stephen.....thanks!
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    LindaW
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 08:06:42 (permalink)
    This looks awesome...great job Stephen and everyone else involved!!!
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 08:15:47 (permalink)
    I like this format a lot better.  The white background helps tremendously.

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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 08:24:37 (permalink)
    So far so good-i like it! The only question I have is that I dont see where to click on to return to the home page...
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 08:33:39 (permalink)
    annpeeples

    So far so good-i like it! The only question I have is that I dont see where to click on to return to the home page...

     
    I had the same issue and I was advised by Rib Rater to click on the logo.  It works.
     
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 08:34:05 (permalink)
    annpeeples

    So far so good-i like it! The only question I have is that I dont see where to click on to return to the home page...

    you can click on the (license plate) logo  once more.

    post edited by bill voss - 2009/01/16 08:35:20
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    ann peeples
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 08:38:32 (permalink)
    Thanks guys-you saved me hours of figuring it out....
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 08:39:41 (permalink)
    Stephen:

    No more logbook entries on the home page?
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    Stephen Rushmore Jr.
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 09:11:36 (permalink)
    MiamiDon

    Stephen:

    No more logbook entries on the home page?


    It's coming - I want things to stabilize before adding.  You will probably see something next week.
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 09:20:15 (permalink)
    I like the new look....

    Is there any way the home page can mimic the Forum pages?  For instance, the Colors and Header of the page.


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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 09:38:31 (permalink)
    braunsteinm

    I like the new look....

    Is there any way the home page can mimic the Forum pages?  For instance, the Colors and Header of the page.


    Well!! That was strange.  Either there was something wrong with my browser, or you just addressed my request.  When I first logged on to Roadfood today, the home page was all white....
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 09:43:57 (permalink)
    Wow, just WOW !

    Thanks for all your hard work.

    What are the 'picture frames' on the left for?
    Avatars in the future?
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 09:51:49 (permalink)
    Stephen Rushmore Jr.

    I have lots of updates to share with you.
    • New Roadfood logo - We were never thrilled with the last one because it was a little difficult to read the text and it always seemed a bit contorted.  The new one is much easier on the eyes, scales better, and you may even notice it is in shape of a license plate.


    Someone needs to upload the new logo onto the Roadfood page on Facebook!
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 09:58:43 (permalink)
    Lexi

    Stephen Rushmore Jr.

    I have lots of updates to share with you.
    • New Roadfood logo - We were never thrilled with the last one because it was a little difficult to read the text and it always seemed a bit contorted.  The new one is much easier on the eyes, scales better, and you may even notice it is in shape of a license plate.


    Someone needs to upload the new logo onto the Roadfood page on Facebook!


    Not sure if that is an "official sanctioned" roadfood site. You may want to check with Stephen before using the roadfood logo over there.



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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 10:26:08 (permalink)
    Congratulations, the site looks great.  Like the color coordination, even down to the member names; the new logo really pops.  And the addition of the home page searches is a terrific idea.  I have worked on web applications with a user interface architect and I know how challenging it can be -- nice job.
     
    And of course, some feedback (!):
     
    1. The frames in the Author column make me think that posters  can include an image.  Not a bad idea, but the frames take up a list of horizontal space and when they are empty, it makes each post unnecessarily long -- i.e., fewer posts per page. 
     
    Can the frames be optional and appear only if the user/poster opts in their profile to use it?  Also, even if the user opts in, maybe they should not appear unless there is an image posted.
     
    2. I notice in the top right corner I am welcomed back when I sign in (thank you!).  I am also welcomed in the Forum Navigation bar (again, thank you!). 
     
    No need to welcome me twice, though, once is enough.  Take the welcome out of the Forum Nav bar and you get back 2-3 lines.

    3. Nit picky, but you can also get back 1-2 lines of blank space between the top of the Forum Nav bar and the bottom of the logo.
     
    4. There seems to be a lot of blank space at the end of each post.  If that is a function of the site and not the poster, the blank space at the end of each post could be reduced by several lines without sacrificing the open look and feel of the site, and again contribute to enabling more posts per page.

    Thanks for your hard work, it will help me enjoy the Roadfood site even more.
    post edited by Ivyhouse - 2009/01/16 10:31:21
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 10:30:25 (permalink)
     Oh, also I love the color scheme! How did you choose the "caramel" ("butterscotch")? Good on the eyes.
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 10:52:13 (permalink)
    Excellent.  Nice work.  I enjoy the new layout and color scheme, as well as the improved functionality.
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 10:57:41 (permalink)
    annpeeples

    So far so good-i like it! The only question I have is that I dont see where to click on to return to the home page...

    I clicked on the Logo, top left-  It did the trick.

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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 11:10:42 (permalink)
    Tony Bad

    Lexi

    Stephen Rushmore Jr.

    I have lots of updates to share with you.
    • New Roadfood logo - We were never thrilled with the last one because it was a little difficult to read the text and it always seemed a bit contorted.  The new one is much easier on the eyes, scales better, and you may even notice it is in shape of a license plate.


    Someone needs to upload the new logo onto the Roadfood page on Facebook!


    Not sure if that is an "official sanctioned" roadfood site. You may want to check with Stephen before using the roadfood logo over there.


    I didn't create the Facebook page - it was there and I just joined it.  That's why I am leaving it up to the powers that be to make the change.
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    Re:Roadfood.com Update 2009/01/16 11:25:11 (permalink)
    Had a problem with Quick Searches -Find a Restaurant-
    When I tried to Search Phoenix AZ, as soon as I typed a letter or 2, other city names would populate the field and wouldn't let me get Phoenix to come up.
     
    Otherwise, I think the new, more user friendly, web site is terrific and a great improvement THANX!
     
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