Check out our new look! AR has been developing this for quite some time and even let our Ambassadors in on a sneak peek so as to gain feedback. We're very happy with it and hope you are too! Stay tuned for more enhancements in the coming months!
ActiveRain Gets a New Header Design
This is one that I'm really excited to get to share with you. Depending on when you are reading this, you may already notice something a little different about the look and feel on the top of the ActiveRain site. This newly designed header for the site is the first step in a pretty decent renovation that will take place over the coming months on ActiveRain.
This is just the first step in the redesign
We'd love to have you play around with it. Functionally there isn't too much change. We are trying to bring a little bit more order to where you find things on the site. As with any kind of change it will take just a tad bit of getting used to. A couple of links that you might have been used to clicking in a certain spot may have moved slightly. The mega menu drop downs still hold everything that the header menu held before.
In the future you can expect to see some pretty major upgrades to the layout of your blog posts and also your profile on ActiveRain. As I said, this is just a first step in the process with the primary focus being:
- To make ActiveRain more visually appealing
- To have more responsive design and a better consumer experience
- To allow you to generate more leads from your blog
- To give the site a more current look and feel
We've continued to make iterative adjustments to the SEO on ActiveRain to get more traffic and better rankings. We'll also continue to work on the stability of the site throughout the redesign process (Although we have already made dramatic improvements there). Many of these changes are so minor as not to be noticed but are important to keep ActiveRain in a position to get your content ranking in the search engines.
Would love your Feedback
As we will do in the future, we let our Ambassadors take a spin with the new layout and will be taking their feedback to make minor adjustments as we continue to refine the user experience on the site. Let us know what you think and please, if you have any questions or something doesn't seem to be working like it should, or you can't find something, leave a comment here. We'll be looking at your feedback as well.
If you would like to take a little tour with Bob (I'm actually writing this so for the time being just let me speak in the third person, but please understand that I know it's ridiculous) he'll be walking you through the new design. And he (which is really I) has a big mouth so don't be surprised if he talks about some of the other design elements coming down the road as well. He (I) will most likely get in trouble for sharing these things, but he (I) is too excited to keep them to himself any longer.
Register for the Tour of the New Header Design on Monday May 20th at 10am Pacific Time (1pm Eastern Time)