New site features
I've just made some changes to the site today.
- In the user survey I ran last year, one criticism was that the simple 'out of 5' score for reviews did not allow for reviewers to adequately rate the set. I have therefore added four new attributes so you can now rate the set 'overall', 'building experience', 'parts', 'playability' and 'value for money'. At the moment nothing more is done with the scores, other than showing them when reading the reviews but once there's a few hundred reviews in the new format in the database I'll be able to generate lists of 'sets rated best value for money' etc.
- While working on reviews, I thought I'd implement a HTML editor to let you use bulleted lists, headings, bold and italic etc. I'm hoping this is a success but if it becomes apparent that people aren't using it properly I'll have to remove it. (Update: at the moment this only works in IE and FireFox, sorry!)
- I've also improved the display and filtering of reviews on the main reviews page, on the 'reviews written by xxx' lists and also the reviews for a specific set which are now on their own page like this one. You'll also notice in the search results table that there are links to the set review pages in the rating column.
- The set details pages now feature a live data feed from eBay showing the lots available on your local eBay site. I hope you find this useful: my goal is to make it easier to find specific sets on eBay at Brickset than on eBay itself.
I'm sure you won't hold back on letting me know what you think of these changes... :)