New look for Eat Your Books

 

 

We have a site redesign released today. We have dropped the left navigation - all links are now from the tabs across the top.  This has allowed us to increase the size of the images of book covers and recipes.  There is now also a images view View iconsfor books and recipes - read more in our Help topic. You access the images view at the top of the search page - the view options are from left to right - condensed view, standard view, images view.

There are now Help tips on each page.  You can close these if you wish - any time you want to reopen a tip, click the ? next to the page header.  We have also redesigned our Help section.  It is now much easier to find answers to your questions,  We will also be adding instruction videos over the next week.

You will notice a couple of new icons on the books and recipe listings.Book icons

You will be familiar with the first three - ratings stars, speech bubble for notes & reviews, heads for number of Bookshelves. The next one is for Bookmarks - click this to add a bookmark and to create a new bookmark. The final icon is a TV screen - a new feature of videos for books and recipes.  These will be added in coming months - wherever you see this icon, click it and you will see a demonstration by the book or recipe creator.

Finally, an improvement to shopping lists is that you can remove individual recipes from the shopping list.  We plan to do a lot more work on the shopping lists and meal planning functions.

Let us know what you think of the changes - and as always, make requests for other new features you would like to see in the Forum, Give us your feedback.

5 Comments

  • ellabee  on  3/10/2013 at 2:21 PM

    YAY! on the ability to bookmark a recipe or book without opening the page specificially for that recipe or book. Thanks for all your hard work. Suggestion: in the 'tips' for entering bookmarks, or at least in the further info in the help section on bookmarks: inform users that currently the bookmark names sort alphabetically only, and that the bookmark names can't be edited once entered, only deleted.

  • Breadcrumbs  on  3/10/2013 at 3:09 PM

    I agree w ellabee, the ability to bookmark directly is great. I do have a question. What is the "x" beside the "Page 1 of however many pages" for? If you scroll over the "x" beside a book title, you see a "remove" pop-up but that other "x" makes me nervous. I clicked it in the Library (Books view) and although the page re-loaded, I didn't notice anything different.

  • Jane  on  3/10/2013 at 4:54 PM

    You have always been able to Bookmark your books and recipes on your Bookshelf directly from the search results page. There used to be a big blue button on the right +Bookmark (it looked like the +Bookshelf in the Library). Breadcrumbs - the x you are talking about clears that search - when you mouse-over it a pop-up appears "Clear search" (are you not seeing that?). The reason you didn't see any change in the Library Books is that you didn't have a search in progress.

  • robinorig  on  3/14/2013 at 4:21 PM

    Great changes! Thanks! Love the site and use it often... keep up the good work!

  • ellabee  on  3/17/2013 at 11:13 PM

    :: You have always been able to Bookmark your books and recipes on your Bookshelf directly from the search results page. There used to be a big blue button on the right +Bookmark (it looked like the +Bookshelf in the Library). :: D'oh! That's right.

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