GroupCard home page gets a facelift

April 16, 2009

The guys just rolled out a major home page face-lift and fairly significant site-wide chrome change. It was a cross-team effort – starting with tons of user feedback and synthesizing Rich’s design, Bob’s front end magic, and then minor aesthetic updates across the site.

Though we’re a super fast-rev site (we often do over a dozen site pushes per day), this this is the first time that we’ve made such significant home page changes since late 2007. I think it speaks to our focus on the core user experience of signing and circulating cards (which all happens on rather than the somewhat secondary role of the home page.

Tell us what you think!

For those of you who have been  around, here’s a quick trip down memory lane of GroupCard home page history: Home Page - 4-16-2009 Home Page - 4-16-2009 Home Page - 2007-2009 Home Page - 2007-2009 (SquidNote) Home Page Prototype, fall 2007 (SquidNote) Home Page Prototype, fall 2007

Mind your manners with GroupCard

April 1, 2009

I just found this oldie but goodie from the “Miss Manners” section of the  May 1st St Petersburg Times (That’s St Petersburg FL) about the manners of signing a GroupCard.  stpetersburggroupcard2

In the article, a reader opines about a socially complex dilemma of being encouraged to create a group card for someone for which she doesn’t especially like.   Miss Manners seems to turn the tables on the reader (all in the third person, which makes this piece even harder to read).  Ah, if only we all lived in St Petersburg Florida in the 80’s to debate such challenging life problems.

Though I wholeheartedly (and politely) disagree with Miss Manners here, I will nod to one point that  “No thanks, I’m sending my own card” might be the only polite  reason for NOT signing a GroupCard.