Design Review: Your chance to critique me
~ 27 January 2009 ~
Routinely I’m afforded the opportunity to put my money where my mouth is when it comes to redesigning vs. realigning. However, not since July 2004 have I done so in a forum so public as this. Here goes…
Through customer feedback and my own observation over the past several months, I’ve identified a number of enhancements necessary to improve the design and layout of Authentic Jobs, most notably the home page. These improvements, such as the addition of search and new categories, have also given way to an opportunity to update the identity and aesthetics of the site.
This new design is still a work in progress, but it’s complete enough to begin gathering feedback. Given many of you are current or potential users of Authentic Jobs, I can’t imagine a better audience to gather feedback from.
Feel free to comment on whatever, no holds barred (except the logo, which isn’t complete enough yet to be included). At a minimum, I’d like feedback on:
- Visual hierarchy — is what’s most important displayed as such?
- Job categories (just above the first listing)
- Typography — size, color, weight, etc.
- Overall look & feel
Lastly, how does this updated design address (or not address) your needs as a job seeker? As an employer, Is the purpose and function of Authentic Jobs quickly and easily discernible?
Please, with haste and earnestness, fire away.
(And if you’re an employer, take advantage of promotional pricing through January 31: Use promotion code MOLL09 to receive $125 off the purchase price of a full-time listing. Use FRLANZ09 for $25 off a freelance listing.)
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