When we first launched ChangeEverything.ca, it was a hectic and amazing time. Not enough time to get everything done. One of the areas I felt we could do better was site usability and overall design. Kate and I always felt like we wanted to go back and make some improvements.
So this year, we blocked out some budget and started working on fixing some of those areas. Among the areas we focused on were:
- improving the registration flow
- improving the workflow for adding changes and blog posts
- grouping social features together so people discover each other and interact easier
- putting a sharper focus on the people, and not just on the text
- making the site, well, just prettier
It was a complete pleasure working with Kirsten Hall, an extraordinary usability consultant here in Vancouver, the amazing Tim McAlpine and his team at Currency Marketing on the front end design, and Affinity Bridge a great Drupal development shop in town.
The process, like the original creation of the site, was charmed. Everyone worked together well, there were no real hiccups, and people had a lot of fun.
The upcoming design changes, including as mock-up of the new look and feel, were announced on ChangeEverything.ca today. We’re looking for Beta testers, so check it out and help out if you want.
Otherwise, I’ll let you know when everything launches in September!