Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Home Page

Hi Folks, it's been a few weeks since we launched Kelpp.com. Since then, we've been working on some improvements to the site to make it a better and more useful experience.

The most visible change is that we now have a brand new home page. I've included "before and after" screenshots below so you can see the difference.

Old pageNew page

As you can see, the new home page is quite a bit more "rich" than the old version. We heard feedback from users that it wasn't clear what kinds of things they could do with Kelpp when they visited the site, so we realized that we needed to do a better job of surfacing some of the key features on the home page.

The home page now shows you:

  • "Most requested tags" - what people are looking for.
  • "Recent reviews" of businesses and locations.
  • "Popular reviewed tags" - what people are reviewing.

In addition, you can search for recommendations or a specific business. For the richest experience, you should login with your Facebook account - if your friends (or friends-of-friends) have written any reviews recently, we will show you these. We'll also let you know if your friends have asked for recommendations. (To share a review or ask your friends, you'll need to login as well.)

We hope that you like the new home page and as always, we would love to hear your feedback, suggestions, or questions. You can send mail to kelppme@gmail.com or submit feedback at kelpp.com/feedback.