It's been an interesting week for the web team. We have had the opportunity to chat with several of you about your impressions and feedback about our new site refresh, and we appreciated your candor and suggestions.
As you may have noticed, we've made several changes already based on your feedback. Within the first day we removed the notorious starfield Flash animation from the Login page. This did not go unnoticed -- many of you graciously wrote to thank us for that.
Within three days we had taken your advice to "lighten up" -- and had swapped a light background in on the Login Page. Shortly thereafter we did the same on the Feedback page.
With those changes, the bulk of the complaints were addressed, and things have started to settle down a bit. Now we are seeing more feedback about the rest of the design changes down in the 2nd tier of pages. The use of color on the new Solution pages, and the wider layout have been well received.
Interestingly, several of you have written in again to mention that the site is growing on you, which is welcome news. It is nice to see that people will write in when they like something as well as when they don't.
The team continues to march forward in addressing some of the remaining technical challenges, and we hope to bring swift resolution to them.
Meanwhile, keep the feedback flowing in. We consider you our allies in producing a first-rate web site that both markets Novell AND supports Novell's customers.
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.