Every now and then, I get the urge to tinker with the design of the website. I had to add a link to Clarkesworld Magazine anyway, so I started playing with the design of the store’s home page. If you have a second, I’d appreciate some honest feedback.
This is what it is now:
and this is the new version:
The new version is neater, cleaner and easier on the eye IMHO
Change is always good. I enjoy the newer version. Less scrolling down than the old one.
I also like the new design.
I like the renovations.
I’m with everyone above– by all appearances a change for the better!
Another vote the new design!
I like it, Neil, but for some reason, I think you should have more than 2 columns of books — maybe 3? That way you can highlight 9 books instead of just 6.
I really like the consistency of the boxes down the left-hand side only. And it keeps the “Words from Clarkesworld” from taking up the whole screen at the bottom, which keeps it easy on the eyes.
I sorta think there’s too much info in the boxes, for some reason — maybe too many boxes?
I like it — subtle changes, all improvements!
I’m glad you said that, ‘cos I think exactly the same thing. I like the new design more, but the two books doesn’t look as slick/professional (for some reason!) as the other.
More than happy to give you any tips on web stuff, and I can code et cetara as well so if you hit any bugs give me a shout.
Did you prefer it with the text below the pictures? Moving it up was what caused me to drop to two across. I tried three, but it made the screen too wide… or the text to crunched.
Yeah, now that you mentioned it, I DO like the text below the pix — everything looks less crowded that way.
http://www.clarkesworldbooks.com/index5.php was an aborted attempt with the old 4 books across… too busy (something I was moving away from), with three books across, it’s too empty.
I was curious how people would react to the boxes. I was having a bit of trouble with that myself.