Sunday, April 24, 2005

Findory redesign

Findory launched a redesign of our site today. We affectionately have been calling it the "fuel" release in honor of the caffeine-charged coding frenzies that took place at Fuel Coffee here in Seattle.

Alex did tremendous work combining suggestions from our readers with new features such as popular sources, creating a clean and attractive new look. Our beta testers have been gushing over it. We hope you like it too!

7 comments:

shanan said...

Greg, It looks really good. I was a little concerned when I saw the masthead an uncookied user sees, but all was well when I started clicking.

How long has the neigbors feature been up?

And the tabs work too. Looks great. Keep up the good work!

Greg Linden said...

Thanks, Shanan! Glad you like it!

Findory Neighbors is fun, isn't it? It's been up since February. There's some more information about it in my post, "A beautiful day in the neighborhood".

Thanks again, Shanan!

TopRank said...

Hi Greg, here's a little write up.


Lee

Greg Linden said...

Thanks, Lee!

Al said...

Greg, the web redesign looks great! Nice job.

However, I typically read Findory via an RSS feed on my Treo, and there are some relatively simple things that could be done to greatly improve the experience. If you get a chance, please contact me: al_sargent AATT_ hotmail~dott~com. Thanks!

Dustin said...

Greg, the site looks great! One comment though... Any chance you could add a "not interested" button...
I'm not sure how that would mess with your algorithms, but it would be great to cycle through stories on the main page without having to read the articles that are not of interest.
Probably the closest thing I've seen is on NetFlix where you can stop a movie from showing up under recommendations by choosing the "not interested" button. Just an idea!

Greg Linden said...

Great suggestion, Dustin, thanks! I'll make sure it's on our list!