Changes to Brickset in response to your comments
The survey isn't even over yet but there were some common themes in the early comments that I felt I had to address as soon as possible. Here's what's been changed:
- Searching: The autocomplete-while-you-type clearly wasn't working well so that has gone. (but see below...)
- Searching: You can now search minifigs, news, BrickLists and, if you are logged in, members, directly from the top search box.
- Navigation: Hover over the tabs for 0.5 seconds and another level of navigation will be exposed. I have attempted to follow usability best practice for these menus, which for some reason are called 'mega menus', as described on this UseIt article. To make room for the wider search area, the reviews tab has gone and is now under More...
- Set news: There's another tab on the set detail pages which shows news articles related to the set you're looking at. Try it out on 10214 Tower Bridge.
I'm sure there'll be a lot more to attend to in the coming weeks, but I hope you appreciate these initial changes. As always, let me know what you think.
Update 25th Oct: Search autocomplete is back! I've incorporated the autocomplete component from jQuery UI 1.8.5 which works much better than the old one and doesn't seem to be annoying at all! LMKWYT...