ActiveRain Design Evolution

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Suplari, Inc.

Congratulations to the team here at ActiveRain and Market Leader that just launched the newly redesigned ActiveRain.  Today, we launched a new design and navigation and we will be improving each section of ActiveRain over time.  We had the ActiveRain Ambassadors beta test the new site for the past couple of weeks, so hopefully we have caught the majority of the kinks!

As you can see, the new design is much more modern with a simplified navigation, which will hopefully get you to the information you need and want faster.

In celebration of the new design, I thought it would be fun to look at the evolution of ActiveRain over the years.  I used the Internet Wayback Machine which saves screenshots of web sites over time.  

What a change!  Pretty cool.

~ 2007 ~ 

ActiveRain 2007

 

~ 2009 ~

ActiveRain 2009

 

~ 2011~ 

ActiveRain 2011

 

~ 2012 ~

ActiveRain 2012

 

~ 2013 ~

ActiveRain 2013

 

Which do you prefer and why? (Caveat: we are not going back in time :)

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Ambassador
1,151,609
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Nikki, I love all the changes I have seen since joining in 2011. Active Rain keeps getting better every year. Keep up the Great Work!

May 16, 2013 10:13 AM #1
Rainmaker
711,537
Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL

I like the new layout!  Looks crisp and clean.

May 16, 2013 10:50 AM #2
Rainmaker
3,795,055
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I just logged on after a long day and was greeted with lots of surprises..looks good..clean crisp! A new learning curve which is what I'm experiencing with our new MLS system!! Not sure I have the time but will give it a shot before I tumble into bed!!

May 16, 2013 12:15 PM #3
Ambassador
3,836,870
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nikesh-  I did have to look twice but when I realized that it wasn't my contacts, I took a look and like it.  The lines are crisp and clean.  I also love your "Internet wayback Machine."  I'd forgotten the "old" look. 

May 16, 2013 12:23 PM #4
Ambassador
2,859,182
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I guess what you don't want to hear is HOW much I miss the days when we could not only know how many members were "online", but with one click see their faces and go and visit their blog and we had some fabulous real time conversations.  It was awesome.  Miss it.

May 16, 2013 12:25 PM #5
Rainmaker
1,562,767
Sam Gamgee
Eugene, OR

Nikesh: For me, the new design was very intuitive to navigate and makes for a nice, professional presentation.  I'm sure that there are many more behind-the-scenes changes to come to build upon the strong foundation already in place.  Kudos to all involved, including the Ambassadors who provided honest (and probably conflicting) feedback.

May 16, 2013 12:26 PM #6
Rainmaker
120,685
Gary McNinch
Better Properties Real Estate - Renton, WA
Broker, Renton WA Real Estate

I liked that in 2007 you have Jay and Francy and Tony.  Only 20,000 of us when I joined. Times change and improve, just like ActiveRain.

May 17, 2013 12:06 PM #7
Rainmaker
3,194,302
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nikki, what I do not like is to get to the Blogs is very cumbersome, Have tried to get used to it but it remains inconvenient, could you do something about it??Endre

Jun 30, 2013 05:40 AM #8
Rainmaker
1,079,379
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Niki, the new look is crisp - takes a little getting used to, but that's normal. Everything keeps changing, right? I love so many of the new features, including the blogging features and scheduling and making the Contests so easy to access. Thanks for keeping on making AR better and better - still and always the BEST place for real estate agents!

Jul 08, 2013 10:41 AM #9
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