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The Young Moms group just got an upgrade!

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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UPDATE: The new look is now live!


We're in the process of improving the layout of CafeMom Groups. Starting this week, the Young Moms group will be getting a new look.

 

What's changing?

We're moving the group navigation (the green links currently on the left side of every page) up to the top of the page and emphasizing only the ones that are used most.  We’re also adding some new sections in the right column to show you fresh, new and interesting things going on in your group.

Here's a sample of how it will look:

If you want to get a sneak peak at the new format, check out groups like July 2010 Babies and February 2011 Babies.



Why are changes being made?

To better highlight what's new and interesting. The right column will now be used to display active posts, group photos, posts featured by the group admins, and more.

To make things simpler. In the current navigation, links that aren't often used take up a lot of space. The new navigation makes it easier to get to the group homepage, forums, and photos. It will make it much quicker to navigate through groups with more than one forum.

To give us the flexibility to add more cool stuff in the future. For example, members of the month-specific pregnancy groups like June 2011 Babies now get their own pregnancy tickers and daily pregnancy polls right within the group. We are planning lots of cool features just for your groups like Featured Photo Albums and Contests, Group Challenges and more coming soon!

To dedicate as much space as possible to your conversations. The main part of the page will now be slightly wider and forum posts appear higher on the page so you don't have to scroll as much.



We need your help!

We'll be looking to you for constructive feedback about what's working, what needs improvement, and most importantly, what other kinds of things you'd like to see added to Groups.  We know changes like this can take some getting used to so please give this a chance even if you aren’t a big fan of change.  We look forward to making CafeMom Groups your favorite place to hang out.


 ---Cafe BTC

by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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vjnj2007
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Just took a peak @ July 2010 babies and it looks nice.

KaroGreenly
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 11:50 AM

I'll have to wait until I use it to decide if I like it. Generally, I'm not real fond of the changes because I don't like dealing with the bugs. Hopefully, this transition will go off without a hitch!

jessica.kaye08
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 9:06 PM


Quoting KaroGreenly:

I'll have to wait until I use it to decide if I like it. Generally, I'm not real fond of the changes because I don't like dealing with the bugs. Hopefully, this transition will go off without a hitch!

Agreed, I'll have to check it out and decide. It really bothers me though when sites 'upgrade' and for the next 2 weeks there are tons of glitches and 'server is temporarily down' moments.

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ATG499
by Wendy on Mar. 29, 2011 at 7:20 AM
I agree with both of you. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

Quoting jessica.kaye08:



Quoting KaroGreenly:

I'll have to wait until I use it to decide if I like it. Generally, I'm not real fond of the changes because I don't like dealing with the bugs. Hopefully, this transition will go off without a hitch!

Agreed, I'll have to check it out and decide. It really bothers me though when sites 'upgrade' and for the next 2 weeks there are tons of glitches and 'server is temporarily down' moments.

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B-FigNewton
by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 5:28 PM

I like it!

ashleyrenee24
by Ashley on Mar. 30, 2011 at 9:53 PM

I don't like it because I can't navigate outside this group unless I click back or the Groups button on the top of the page. I miss going to "my replies" and "posts"

AddisonsMommy12
by on Mar. 30, 2011 at 9:59 PM

I can still get to my replies and my posts....I'm not sure if I like the right side of the page. But I love the banner!

SaraZoey
by on Apr. 1, 2011 at 12:05 AM
I'm in the July 2010 babies group and I like the layout (we were a 'test' group). I'm generally on mobile so I don't get on the computer much, but from what I've used it looks a lot cleaner.
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