We've seen some very nice improvements on the ActiveRain site in recent months. The presentation of the site is taking on a more modern and polished look. Thank you to the AR team for working on these things!
Meanwhile, for those using the site frequently (i.e. this means the reader of this post), you have no doubt seen a few things that previously used to work better. Now there are several things no longer working as expected! These are less of the user interface issues (UI) and more of the user experience (UX) issues.
We have been given the opportunity to email the devs when we find issues that need attention. We also have a voice in the regular zoom meetings where we get to talk directly to Ben Kinney and his dev team. In fact, tomorrow (Tue June 22) is another such opportunity! We'll get a look behind the scenes to see what is in the works for the site next.
The list of things I could suggest for the site would be a very lengthy one. I do apprectiate that resources have a limit. That's why I try and laser focus on the most important points. To repeat, I feel like the member (blogger) experience has diminished lately and this is the theme built into the following presentation. There are seven things that I give attention to and discuss. I may have some influence on things or I may have zero influence on things. At least I will have presented my (our) case to the team!
In the following video, I illustrate the 7 points that I think need the most attention and I hope that it will be a useful explanation to the team behind the scenes. And for any members that have also realized that some things have become "broken" from what you are used to, this video also shows that there are some simple but effective workarounds that you could employ until when and if the fix appears.
(run time 15:12; tip: after starting, you can click full screen button to view larger if needed)