Site Redesign

You may notice that things look… different; hopefully “good” different! In what has been in the works for the past few months, I’m happy to roll out our revamped UI. If we’re being honest, the previous UI was an embarrassment. It was a patchwork amalgamation of terrible. UI is not my strong suit so there was a lot of learning on my side.

My goal with the revamp was to clean things up and provide a much more modern user experience. While there are still things to improve, I believe this is a big step up from where we were previously.

While working on this, I tried to keep most of the functionality relatively the same for now. I did this for two reasons. 1) To get the initial revamp out quicker 2) Nobody likes too much change too quickly. That said, there are some functional changes that were made to lay the groundwork for upcoming features:

  • Your shaves have moved to Profile pages (where you previously found your shaves) will be overhauled with all sorts of metric/chart goodies in the future.
  • Date fields now utilize a data picker because 2020 (Notably on the Shave of the Day and Product Submission forms)
  • The product fields on the Shave of the Day forms are now filterable
  • Blog and Review posts are now searchable via the main search bar
  • Many product pages have been changed to filterable tables

Additionally, a much requested feature has been added - DARK MODE! You can turn this on via the settings page. You will need an account to use this feature.

Finally, I get asked fairly often how people can donate to the site. In response, I have created a Patreon page where those who wish to help support the site. There are a few goodies available for those that become patrons, but to be clear, the site will remain free and this is completely optional.

As always, feedback is welcome and appreciated! Good? Bad? Send it all over. While I tried my best to test everything, it is a near certainty that I broke something. If you see anything odd or not working, please let me know so that I can fix it.

Thank you all for your support over the past 3 years. The site wouldn’t be where it is without you!