Sorry to say, but the new front page is an absolute fail

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KVRAF
1702 posts since 20 Oct, 2014

Post Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:32 pm

Dear kvr team,

you lately changed the frontpage. Besides a refreshed look, which I like, I really now have to tell you here what seems to be obvious. It looks like you as creator might be blind for that problem:

In my humble opinion, you totally destroyed the news page. Now there are only a lot of images in a grid visible, plus some short headline. Let's say now there is a news about a small developer about some for me unknown plugin: The headline very like now will only tell me "developer XY updated superfancyplugin"... Nothing more! Only a small image which doesn't help at all. Why should I click that news at all now, as a visitor of your page? The headline sounds boring, I can't see any info at all.

The amount of those small images makes it pretty annoying to keep an overview.

Your news page before was pretty good, if not perfect. I was able to see, what's new PLUS a lot of required info at once, without clicking.

Sorry, maybe this is only my opinion, but please revert the front news page to the old state.

Also what's now annoying: The download links in the plugin database. Those are now hidden on a subpage, and then you also have to click some specific part of the link. That's super annoying. The download links should be placed back into the overview plugin page, where they belong.

You current changes will make me not using your page as news resource anymore. I am sorry if my critics sound harsh or so, but I really wonder why yo are destroying a really good previous design here... Thanks.

KVRAF
2861 posts since 25 Mar, 2016 from Seattle

Post Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:43 pm

Absolutely agree!

KVRian
1191 posts since 13 May, 2004 from Germany

Post Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:47 am

True, because of that I changed my links directly to the forum everywhere.
So now I don't have to see the front page anymore at all.

KVRian
1150 posts since 9 Mar, 2008 from netherlands

Post Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:51 am

Yup:(

KVRian
964 posts since 1 Mar, 2003 from Duston, NN5

Post Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:04 am

rasmusklump wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:47 am
True, because of that I changed my links directly to the forum everywhere.
So now I don't have to see the front page anymore at all.
Same here. The front page looks more like a shop window now.
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KVRAF
27651 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:23 am

Well... KVR Audio is a shop.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRist
250 posts since 25 Oct, 2008

Post Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:27 am

Agreed, couldn't work out what was going on to start with. Bring back the old one, PLEASE.

KVRian
1174 posts since 11 Sep, 2015

Post Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:28 am

ohh, so that's what happened.
I had been wondering just what was going on when I was clicking on my kvr main page bookmark, I kept landing in this unsettling place where only the Forum button could save me from feeling lost.

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KVRAF
9113 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:40 am

I never go to the front page, couldn't tell you what it's looked like for years.... I have LT bookmarked, thats the only page I visit

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KVRAF
2685 posts since 15 Feb, 2017 from a worn out vinyl groove

Post Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:45 am

AnX wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:40 am
I never go to the front page, couldn't tell you what it's looked like for years.... I have LT bookmarked, thats the only page I visit
Same same...
I didn't even know there was a front page.. LT is where it's at :shrug:

KVRAF
27651 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Post Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:50 am

LT is too unclear to me. I usually go by the "What's new" tab on the right side. In LT, I can't see quickly who wrote the latest reply, or see the avatar of the last person who replied, which also can be a quick way of viewing things.
Plugins and a DAW. On an operating system. Which runs on a computer.

KVRian
964 posts since 1 Mar, 2003 from Duston, NN5

Post Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:56 am

chk071 wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:23 am
Well... KVR Audio is a shop.
Granted - that's what it has moved towards over the years. It doesn't mean I have to like it though :wink:
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Banned
144 posts since 16 Nov, 2020

Post Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:59 am

agree. bring back the old front page.

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KVRist
416 posts since 16 Aug, 2002 from Ontario. Canada

Post Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:16 am

I agree - terrible!! A complete whitewash.
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KVRAF
3345 posts since 21 Mar, 2020 from Gothenburg, Sweden

Post Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:52 am

It's horrid! My link has always been set to free products so I don't usually see the home page but I looked out of curiosity, and it seems money has completely taken over now.
Sad about tomorrow
Sorry, but it's not my fault

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