Happy Friday (at least here in the US)! It’s a pretty big day around the world as the 2012 Summer Olympics have kicked off in London. Thanks to our friends in the UK as you host the world for a short while.
This year’s games are sure to provide an exciting couple of weeks, and here at SeenTh.at we’re planning on providing some excitement of our own. Since we launched our BETA, we’ve been listening to your feedback and have some exciting updates coming over the next month or so, the first of which went live today. We’re calling it “Chatter/Lists 2.0,” and we think you’ll be happy about it.
Here are some of the ideas/suggestions we’ve heard since we launched the BETA:
- Movie posters in Chatter/Lists don’t always show titles, so there should be a title present somewhere on the tickets.
- Users intuitively want to click on the poster to get more information, but since the ticket “flips” to show actions on hover, that’s not possible. The “About Movie” link is hard to find at the bottom of that list of actions.
- The “flipping” of Chatter/List posters on hover is jolting and not smooth.
- Actions in search results and list view (where there is no poster present) require you to hover in order to see all of the actions. This can be an annoying user experience.
- Users should be able to tag a movie in any Chatter post, including news/links/quotes.
- When viewing a list in “grid view”, you have to hover over the ticket for a couple of seconds to get a “details” flyout. This felt clunky and annoying.
Another quick note, we also updated the “infinite scroll” code so that you can only load 3 “pages” of Chatter at a time. Doing so helps from having hundreds of Chatter tickets up at once, which can really hurt site performance overall. If you want to see older posts, just click the “Load more Chatter” bar when you reach the bottom of Chatter and it will load a new page. To get back to newer posts, just refresh the page or scroll back up to the top of Chatter and click the “Reload” button.
We hope you like what we’ve done. We’re excited to roll out several other updates we’re working on over the coming weeks.
Enjoy your weekend and go USA!
The SeenTh.at Crew
Let us know your thoughts on the update in the comments!