Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Changes Their Site Look and Feel

Over on Facebook, several people saw that has changed their "look and feel" recently, with bolder typeface fonts and background colors.  The navigation between pages doesn't seem to have changed.  This is not a big deal in my mind, but I do like the bold typefaces. 

Here is a look at several pages in my subscription:

1)  The "Home" page (3 screens below):

The user can Customize their Homer page and put major items in the order they want.  I have mine so that:

a)  In the larger column (the left 75% of the page):

*  Search form
*  What's Happening at Ancestry
*  My Active Family Tree
*  Recent Member Connect Activity
*  My Shoebox
*  Follow Us On

b)  In the right'hand column (25% of the page width):

*  Products and Services
*  Record Collecrtions

I don't see any changes in functionality on the "Home"  page.

2)  The "Trees" page has a teal background (which I love):

A profile page has the same information as before, and also has a teal background:

I don't see any changes in functionality on the "Tree" pages.

3)  The "DNA" page has a gray background (I dislike this - I would prefer a Purple or Ruby background):

I don't see any changes in functionality on the "DNA" pages.

4)  I don't know how much this cost, but I'm glad it's finished.  Maybe they can move on to more important changes, like Indexing the Ancestry Member Treews (not since early October - 5 months ago!); Indexing all profiles with any Source (not just indexing the profiles with an "Ancestry Source"; and improving the Source Citations to reflect Evidence Explained quality.  I'm not holding my breath on the last one.


Disclosure:  I have had a fully paid subscription since 2000. has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.

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1 comment:

Alan Jones said...

'Tis a shame that Customisation doesn't allow for the section "Products and Services" (Ancestry's marketing) to be moved from its prominent position right at the top of the Right Hand Column. I'd much prefer to have "My Quick Links" at that position rather than underneath where it only shows up once I scroll down. alan