What page are you on? A look at the new status update form

Posted by Otis Chandler on July 23, 2010
As many of you noticed, we launched a new progress updater last month, and I wanted to give some feedback on how it's doing. The new updater is still on the upper right side of the homepage, but is better than the old one in a few key ways:

* It's more intuitive and user friendly
* A beautiful new graph and percent complete
* Now you can enter a percent instead of a page. Ebooks and kindle editions default to %, but you can click "page" or "%" to toggle it.

Here is a visual of the difference:

New form:
Status update form

Old form:
Old status update form

It took us three iterations to get the design right, as the first one was a slight disaster. The new design is much more popular, and as you can see from the below graph, has resulted in more status updates!

Status updates over the last six months

Members enter progress updates to show off how far into a book they are, and to take notes along the way. This means we have a pretty good idea of what many members are actively reading. Here are the books with the most progress updates from last week:

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message 1: by Cindy (new)

Cindy So glad to see that the new design has increased status updates! Thanks for the interesting graph, but more importantly, thanks for listening to all the feedback.

message 2: by Shelleyrae (new)

Shelleyrae at Book'd Out Yay - appreciate the toggle - I dont always pay attention to wether I have the paperbook or ebook version marked

message 3: by Miranda (new)

Miranda I actually don't like the new format. It takes so much longer to click everything necessary when I'm finished with a book. I liked how it was before. Now I don't add a book until I'm already done to save time.

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