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New design to Start page launched today


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Thursday, April 26, 2012



Hi everyone,

As you may have noticed, we have a slightly updated design to our "Start" page where you are taken after logging into SparkPeople. The overall functionality and all the links are the same. However, we did an extensive amount of testing the page with both new and experienced members to find some things that were not as intuitive as we would like. We also added a small "Hide" link by each section so you can hide sections if you don't use them.

As part of this, we slightly changed the "navigation" links at the top of the site (My Trackers, Healthy Lifestyle, etc). We used to have a 2nd row of links, but these were redundant with the "dropdown" links you get when putting your mouse over the navigation. Again, this was done to simplify the site.

Here's a new tutorial video that points out all the key features of the Start page. It's a great thing to watch whether you're a long-time member or a new one, plus it'll point out all the new features of our redesign.



If you have any problems or questions, please let us know here.


Thanks!

Dave H.
SparkPeople.com
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MARYANN2323 4/26/2012 5:50PM

    I HATE the changes. Why mess with a good thing? More room for MORE ads, perhaps?

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JAVAGAL47 4/26/2012 5:39PM

    Well, I was commenting on this site and when I tried to see if I misspelled something my note was gone. I do not like the big ads popping up while I am writing to someone. There is usually no place to hit to get rid of it. Then there is the little plate of cookies at the bottom left that keeps me from seeing what I am writing until I roll it up again. I will admit that I am not very good at this computer stuff, but have never had this before. OK, I tried to make my point, but I do love SparkPeople, and all the friends I've made. I thank you for that. Respectfully, Betty (javgal47)

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COOKINGSTARS 4/26/2012 5:35PM

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EEEEELIZABETH 4/26/2012 5:19PM

    i am astonished at how quickly i've fallen in love with sparkpeople! your site is awesome, amazing, helpful, fun ..... thanks for all you do!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 4/26/2012 5:10PM

    THANKS for all that you do!

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CHIFANG130 4/26/2012 4:47PM

    I like it!!! It's awesome!!

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SOCDIRECTOR 4/26/2012 4:44PM

    Looks GOOD!

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.DUSTY. 4/26/2012 4:37PM

    I like it! Much easier to find everything. emoticon

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MIMOTOGO 4/26/2012 4:28PM

    Nice job! Love the changes. emoticon

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BUTTERBEAN7 4/26/2012 4:19PM

    I like it! emoticon emoticon

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SKINNYPOWELL1 4/26/2012 4:16PM

    E X C E L L E N T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JENNIFERANNE33 4/26/2012 4:04PM

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The new open looks cool!! I love it!! emoticon emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 4/26/2012 4:00PM

    Cool

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SANDLADY48 4/26/2012 3:57PM

    The pulldowns don't work on an ipad, can you put a direct link to mail on the start page. If I have no new mail, i can't find my mailbox. Thanks.

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CLADY326 4/26/2012 3:52PM

    Cool!! Can't wait to see it!! Going there now!!

Thank you Spark People!!

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VALYNN26 4/26/2012 3:52PM

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RUNNER12COM 4/26/2012 3:49PM

    Always improving the site. Love it!

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KASEYCOFF 4/26/2012 3:24PM

    Sounds great, especially the 'tweaked' features!
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SPARKLINGHOPE 4/26/2012 3:13PM

    The SparkPoints on second level was helpful from iPhone or iPad.

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MARGEMF 4/26/2012 3:04PM

    emoticon for the update.

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DJSHIP46 4/26/2012 2:13PM

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RAINBOWCHOC 4/26/2012 2:06PM

    My weight tracker says I have lost 37 POUNDS when in fact it is KILOGRAMMES. Could that be altered or have I just got to suck it up. I weigh in kg because I prefer to know what the dr will be expecting (and it makes calculating BMI easier).
Thanks for all the work you've done, however a little further "tweak" would be nice!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 4/26/2012 1:53PM

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RACKETMOM 4/26/2012 1:46PM

    Good Changes-THANKS!!!

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CBAILEYC 4/26/2012 1:38PM

    Nice look! I like the bigger buttons.

I'm going to have to work on a working relationship with the my Goals & Progress section LOL Seeing the blaring '0 lbs lost' section made me cringe, but maybe that's what I need to get myself moving in the right direction again!

Well done, team!
C~

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