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  1. jrod3055's Avatar
    Actually like anything new it does take time to get use to it. We are all creatures of habit. Kevin, I'm sure we all of the CB community appreciate what all of you do to keep us informed and entertained. Thank you.
    03-16-09 08:09 AM
  2. thinkamp's Avatar
    OK. We'll do some tweaking on this. One of our goals with the change was to streamline the code, so this gets away from that.... but definitely don't want to impact usability!

    Will probably be later today, but will get some further tweaks back in that should keep everyone happy.

    How about the rest of the changes? All good?! Like that they're now called CrackBerry Forums?! And changing Newbies to BlackBerry Help??
    Everything else is just fine to me...but once those changes are made it will be perfect! Thank you Kevin!
    03-16-09 08:10 AM
  3. wnm's Avatar
    I do like the cleaner look. Although admittedly, I can be sure it's not the new flat screen monitor I was given Friday afternoon.
    03-16-09 08:14 AM
  4. miss_michelle's Avatar
    This morning when I logged in and went to browse the forums, rather than the entire forum and sub forum list coming, only these options showed:

    Latest BlackBerry Posts
    Latest BlackBerry Posts (Excluding Storm)
    Latest Posts (All Forums)
    Search the CrackBerry Forums
    See All Forums...

    Anyone else get this?

    It's essentially what I see when using CB on my BB.
    I like it - I think Kevin did a great job making it easier and cleaner.
    03-16-09 08:46 AM
  5. Msmari's Avatar
    I agree it does look much cleaner.
    Anywho Great Job Kev for keeping this site day to day!
    03-16-09 10:31 AM
  6. CrackBerry Kevin's Avatar
    OK Folks.. Added a little update.

    Now under the CrackBerry Forums drop down menu, when you go to the last link, you can click See All Forums... which takes you to the forum homepage, or scroll over to the right and get to any forum directly!

    I think that's the best of both worlds. Clean, but still functional for those who want the details.
    03-16-09 05:11 PM
  7. thinkamp's Avatar
    KEVIN YOU ARE THE BEST!!
    yepyepyep!!
    03-16-09 05:31 PM
  8. username0022's Avatar
    I think that's something we can all agree on.
    03-16-09 05:36 PM
  9. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    Hey Guys,

    You need to check the site announcements! I made a post on this as soon as the changes were made. Take a read through this announcement below, and THEN let me know specifically if/what the tweaks are that you'd like to see made. I don't actually think you're missing anything with the changes....

    In terms of the forum drop down, I think the sub sub-categories definitely didn't need to be there (where you actually move to the right on the drop down menu). We could maybe put back in the Main sub categories (General BB Discussion, BB Devices, CrackBerry Cafe, etc.). The big thing is when the menus get long, they become useless. They also slow down loading the site (both on computer and bb). So we want them to be streamlined as much as possible. I'm not opposed to changes at all - we can make them. We want it to make sense/be the best it can be. So again... constructive feedback welcome!

    Also, these changes are on only the WEBSITE main menu...so the full CrackBerry site (not m.crackberry.com or wapforums.crackberry.com). Let me know!


    CrackBerry Main Menu Changes - 15/03/2009

    Hey All,

    Just made some subtle changes to the main CrackBerry menu that spans the top of the site. I think they hope improve the usability a little bit. We shortened the menus where we could, putting a bigger focus on the things that actually matter and get clicked and did little re-labeliing.

    Things to note:
    - "Help & Discussion Forums" has been re-labeled to "CrackBerry Forums" which I think is good since that's how we all refer to them! We also shortened the menu here to what matters - latest posts, search, and go to the forums homepage.

    - "Newbies" has been re-labeled to "BlackBerry Help". I think this makes more sense too, since it is home to things not just for newbies, but to our 101 Lecture Series and How To & FAQ forum which come in helpful for all users.

    - We scrapped the "More" section. Now that we have dedicated buttons for News Tips and RSS and Mobile site, and Contact Us and Advertise are in the footer, there wasn't much reason to keep that taking up space. We'll get the About Us and Newsletter Archive added into the footer section of the site so they're not in limbo.

    - We shortened the blogs drop down to the most-used categories. One click takes you to the index where you can see all categories and recent posts.

    - Accessories drop down has been revised too. Before it was all the accessory categories, but now you can easily click to see what's new and popular, then pick to see accessories for your device and we still listed a couple of the most popular categories.

    That pretty much takes care of it. Some big CrackBerry 2.0 changes will be coming down the road, but in the meantime we're just trying to tweak to make things better for ya everyday.

    If you have any suggestions or comments on these revisions, let us know!
    I enjoy the revisions actually. Thanks Kevin.
    03-16-09 06:50 PM
  10. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    Kev is always on top of things, he does it right...
    03-16-09 06:51 PM
  11. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    OK Folks.. Added a little update.

    Now under the CrackBerry Forums drop down menu, when you go to the last link, you can click See All Forums... which takes you to the forum homepage, or scroll over to the right and get to any forum directly!

    I think that's the best of both worlds. Clean, but still functional for those who want the details.
    Hey, thanks again Kev. It is good to see you constantly working on making everyone's CB experience a good one.
    03-16-09 06:52 PM
  12. wnm's Avatar
    Nice modifications for the forums menu. I think it's a good compromise. Thanks K Man.
    03-17-09 06:23 AM
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