Tell us about our new design

 

As you can see, we have redesigned CalWatchDog.com.

In the comments area below, please tell us what you think of it, and if you see any flaws we can fix.

Thank you!

— John Seiler, Managing Editor

P.S. I’m deleting all comments in this thread not associated with the design.

 

 

 

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  1. stolson
    stolson 23 July, 2013, 16:43

    Hard to find articles. Confusing at best.

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  2. The Ted Steele Conceptual Abstraction Unit
    The Ted Steele Conceptual Abstraction Unit 23 July, 2013, 16:43

    John– The new look is good and easier to navigate— kudos!

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  3. Alpena3D
    Alpena3D 23 July, 2013, 16:48

    A printable version should be added to simplify long articles

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  4. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 23 July, 2013, 17:00

    Cool design, but yes a little confusing trying to find the more recent articles.

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  5. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 23 July, 2013, 17:38

    Graphically the new look is much cleaner and more appealing. I’m going to have to play with the new format a while before passing judgement on any functional changes.

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    • Dyspeptic
      Dyspeptic 23 July, 2013, 17:45

      So this is a first. I’m replying to my own post 🙂

      Anyway, I like the new reply function although it needs some improvement, i.e. all reply comments should be indented with respect to the originating comment.

      Also, a comment edit feature would be nice.

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  6. admin
    admin 23 July, 2013, 18:21

    Note: This comment section is only about the redesign. Anything else will be deleted, and has been.

    — John Seiler

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  7. Rex the Wonderdog!
    Rex the Wonderdog! 23 July, 2013, 19:54

    Make the comments darker! The light grey is not good for my old man eyes….

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  8. The Ted Steele Conceptual Abstraction Unit
    The Ted Steele Conceptual Abstraction Unit 23 July, 2013, 19:56

    you can do that on your own computer Poodle– sheeeeesh

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  9. Erik R
    Erik R 23 July, 2013, 21:13

    The banner of featured articles revolves too fast …

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  10. Stanley K.
    Stanley K. 23 July, 2013, 22:13

    Would appreciate seeing the author of the article’s name under the headline on the front page

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  11. Bill - San Jose
    Bill - San Jose 23 July, 2013, 23:20

    Its a nice site but the content is where it matters and this is clearly the most active, accurate and effective site on the state of CA online.

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  12. Rex the Wonderdog!
    Rex the Wonderdog! 24 July, 2013, 04:34

    Can we redesign Teddy Steals moniker, to wingnut 🙂

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  13. queeg
    queeg 24 July, 2013, 05:53

    Distracting and fluffy…..Druge-style format is readable and hard hitting. Getting cute wins dog shows only!

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  14. Ted Steele, The Decider
    Ted Steele, The Decider 24 July, 2013, 13:53

    …love the new format— good to have the columnists out front…..

    The Ted Concepts

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  15. BobA
    BobA 24 July, 2013, 08:16

    John:

    Like the new design because it’s easier to navigate.

    Thanks,

    Bob

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  16. I'm just saying
    I'm just saying 24 July, 2013, 09:01

    It would be useful to see the names of the journalists/authors listed at the beginning of each article.

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  17. queeg
    queeg 24 July, 2013, 10:26

    Insanity is catchy….the site is fluff and puff….have to move everywhere to try and figure what is going on. Flsshreport is sn awful format too…..go back to basics…..

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  18. George Moore
    George Moore 24 July, 2013, 16:35

    I look at this on a tablet. You used to have a nice single column display with your article. At the bottom there was an arrow to step forward to the next article. Easy to use and I could read your articles each day.

    Now, the site is unusable from a tablet.

    I don’t have the time or a large enough screen to maneuver through the pages.

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  19. Dave Roberts
    Dave Roberts 24 July, 2013, 17:16

    I like the new look. My one suggestion is to make the hyperlinks stand out more. On my computer they are hard to distinguish from the regular type.

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  20. Ted
    Ted 24 July, 2013, 19:29

    John it looks good on an iPad moni

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  21. JDAustin
    JDAustin 24 July, 2013, 22:34

    Front page conveys less information then before. Dates on each on of the articles is needed so readers know whats new and what isn’t.

    When making changes to established designs, its better to do them in increments and gauge feedback rather then doing a radical overhaul such as this and having you readers turn away.

    And any new design MUST be both tablet and phone browser friendly.

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  22. Tamandua
    Tamandua 25 July, 2013, 11:24

    Love it…very,very modern…keep up the great work

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