May 7, 2011

Extreme Makeover

I'm sure by now you've noticed quite a few changes to the website since it was shut down for retooling last Wednesday. The response to the newly designed site has been pretty positive for the most part, at least from what I've seen in the forums and in the Twitterverse.

I'm pretty impressed as well. In general, the site seems faster and more responsive. And I really like how the menus have been moved from the left side of the screen to the top, allowing more room for the all important caching information:

My biggest complaint: the site does not seem to be entirely Chrome-compatible. Google Chrome is my default browser, and I've had some issues. The biggest problem so far is that I cannot "log my visit" from a cache page. If I click on the link, the site takes me to a blank page with an ad on it, like this:

So for now, I have to switch browsers anytime I want to post a log. I've also noticed some strange text placements in Chrome that I don't see in Firefox. Hopefully, these issues will be corrected soon. Other than that, the improvements are much welcomed.

Cache On!


Jason said...

Do you happen to use a Chrome extension like GCTidy? I noticed that I couldn't post a log after the update, then I disabled GCTidy and tried again and all is well again in Chrome.

GeoJoe said...

Hi Jason,

I do use GCTidy, and you were right. As soon as I uninstalled that extension, my problem was solved! I imagine it will take the GCTidy developer some time to modify the extension to take advantage of the new interface. Thanks for sharing that information.

Jason said...

No prob. Glad that helped.