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The GBA site will soon be relaunched with a new design

Martin Holladay | Posted in General Questions on

Taunton’s web-design specialists have been working on a new version of the Green Building Advisor web site. We hope that this new site looks better, functions better, and solves some glitches with the existing GBA site. In a short period of time, this new site will be launched.

Inevitably, a newly launched web site will have a few new glitches along with the intended improvements. We hope to solve those problems as they come to our attention.

To get a sneak peek at the Beta version of the new site, click this link: Beta version of the new GBA web site.

Note that this isn’t the full version of the site. You can’t post comments or questions there. The “real” GBA is where it always was — right here. But our new Beta site has a feedback link in the upper right hand corner of the home page. If you notice any glitches or problems, we want to hear about it. Click that link and give us feedback.

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  1. STCook | | #1

    Looks like a nice improvement with a cleaner visual layout and a much better font.

    I did not see the option/section for "My GBA", I would miss that feature.

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    Martin Holladay | | #2

    The Taunton team concluded that migrating the "My GBA" feature from Drupal (our former platform) to WordPress (our new platform) wasn't achievable. That's unfortunate, but that's the current situation.

  3. JC72 | | #3

    What? Wait. Does this mean no more posts in Cyrillic? So sad.

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    Martin Holladay | | #4

    I imagine that the Russian hackers will still find a way in, unfortunately.

  5. user-2310254 | | #5

    I am concerned about the multi-column layout in the Q&A section. Often, the question text is too abbreviated to be meaningful.

    Also... Will the new Q&A provide notifications if I post a question or a comment?

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    Martin Holladay | | #6

    Excellent feedback. Be sure to provide the feedback by clicking on the "Feedback" link in the upper right corner of each page of the Beta site. That way, Taunton web developers will consider your thoughts. If you don't register your feedback, they won't hear it.

    On the Q&A page of the current site, we provide the question title as well as one or more paragraphs introducing the question. That is certainly easier for readers who don't remember the title of the Q&A thread they are searching for.

  7. lance_p | | #7

    Looking forward to the new site, hopefully with an improved user experience here in the Q&A area! Hopefully it will track all the posts a member is active in so you can easily search them. Right now I have to tag my name in my post so a search will bring it up.

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