I echo all the thanks and appreciation for the effort that it takes for making these kinds of changes. And I can also understand the desire to make the site "one of your own". This is usually the natural evolution of sites that have been purchased. After all, it was sold because something no longer worked as it did in the past.
I am glad that there is a new sense of beginning with many of the members and of course the obvious excitement and dedication of David is obvious. Thank you.
I will be the first to say I am not fond of it. There, I said it.
It wouldn’t be right to just stop there so here goes. I personally and IMHO, and as one, find it difficult to scan. It is really not a grid but three independently scaled columns and as such my eyes just don’t like it. A grid implies a regular spaced series of things such as squares on a chess board. I find that scanning back and forth in an irregular pattern causes some loss of “place”. You don’t agree?
The left to right reading isn’t quite right either. Look at the following three samples from this morning
Sample 1 has a 3days ago image in the top left which should be the most recent in this view. BUT right below it should be an older image yet this on shows a 1 day ago image. That 1 day old image is surrounded by 3 and 4 day old images.
Sample 2 - column 1 and 3 have 1 and 2 day old images while column 3 has 3 and 4 day old images.
Sample 3 - not the lone image in column 3 that is a 13 hour ago image while all the other images around it are 2 weeks different.
If they are out of order many will be missed as I don’t have the time to scan through all the posts looking for just recent ones.
I would prefer to have photos about the size of the ones in the “grid” on the left side of the the screen with as much text will fit to the right. I guess sort of a large preview.
BUT, lets not forget, taking nothing away from David, the true value of a site is in it’s members. Not in how the site is laid out.
Thanks for the risk you took in investing in this site and the hard work you have put into it.