Hey Metromixers -
You probably have noticed that things look a little bit different on the site. We wanted to take the time to tell you about the recent changes we made and give you some additional information on things you'll expect to see.
Updated Styling and Navigation Bar
One of the most notable changes that you'll see is an updated navigation bar to help you get around the site. We've added some quick links for each of the key sections of the site that you can access by hovering over the name of each site area. If you're interested in finding a quick way to browse restaurants by cuisine to find that perfect Italian spot, or you'd like to find out about concerts happening this week or the latest movie reviews, we've got you covered. And if there are things you wish were easier to get to, let us know! We've also made it easier to access your personal information if you want to update the profile picture that shows up when you leave a comment or write a review.
We've also updated the look and feel of the site, but to help with the transition, you'll see that we haven't moved anything around just yet. The calendar of events is still on the right side of the page, but just has a little bit more prominence so you can keep tabs on everything coming up over the next two weeks. The search bar is still in the center of the page, but we've made it a little easier to find throughout the site. All of the other great articles and photo galleries that Metromix editors in your city have put together are still there front and center. We'll be updating the layout over time though, to make sure that you're able to better access things you need like best bets for the weekend, the buzz from other users like you, new restaurants opening in your area or the even latest TV or music videos.
Commenting on Events
Want to share how excited you are about an upcoming concert? Or maybe you'd rather leave a critique on the play you just saw? Great! You'll now be able to do just that. You'll have to be registered on the site to leave your feedback, but it's a quick and painless process, we promise.
What we haven't done
The hardest thing about starting a redesign like this is deciding what not to tackle. The scope of what you're seeing on the site is limited to mostly cosmetic changes. We've got a whole slew of things happening behind the scenes that will be more fundamental functionality updates that will be coming soon. Our hope is that what we've started with today will help lay the ground work for things that we (and you) want to change to make the site better.
Got feedback? Let us know.
Today is just one of many changes you'll expect to see over the coming months. We'll be continuing to work behind the scenes to help add new features to the site. Your feedback is an essential part of this, so please do leave a comment. Send your issues, gripes, praises or wish list items on over either using the "Feedback" link on the left, or the comment box below. We'd love to know what you think. Though we might not be able to respond to everyone, we'll keep a close eye on what you say.
p.s. Stay tuned for some fun new features to help you find events happening near you coming soon!