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Welcome to the NEW GMAT Club [#permalink]
05 Jun 2012, 08:01
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-The New GMAT Club
It's the same great community of 200,000 members and 970,000 posts now with a much better design, active Verbal Experts, better navigation, easy-to-find discussions, and Adaptive Tests. Here is what’s new and cool!
GMAT Club CAT- Tests – Full Free Access June 5, 6, and 7!
CAT Technology with stunning interface, and smart question picking algorithm
1,100 of our hardest questions have been reviewed and beefed up with better explanations, plus we have added 100+ new questions
The Verbal Advantage – Let’s take the Verbal Journey Together!
We have partnered with e-GMAT, Magoosh, and Manhattan GMAT to get their Verbal experts spend a significant amount of time in the GMAT Club’s verbal forums: Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Sentence Correction. Be confident that your verbal questions will be answered by the best experts!
We will also be bringing to you a set of never before published articles and materials from e-GMAT, Magoosh, and Manhattan GMAT to guide you through your Verbal GMAT Journey– they will be marked with the “GMAT Club Fresh” sign – here are some great ones for this week:
We have partnered with GMAC to bring you the most reliable answers to your test-related questions
The GMAC representatives will be available to address any questions about the test procedures, the new Integrated Reasoning section, policies, test specifics, as well as to provide any customer support needed. Have a question to GMAC? Ask it here.
Nail your Applications This Year!
Rhyme’s Amazing Guide to Business School Application, for the first time ever, is now available for free of charge. Download MBA Guide here. (Also, learn more about his webinars. He only does a few a year, so make sure you get on the list)
Who is Rhyme? An amazing member with 3000 posts and 1000 kudos who graduated top of his class from Chicago Booth, holds a job at one of the largest banks in the US, has 1 daughter and second one on the way, and who still has time to hang out on GMAT Club and providing very insightful perspective into the application process. You do not want to miss this!
Peer Review Forum – Get Help! Get your profile evaluated and your essays reviewed absolutely free of charge by one of the Moderators who has helped dozens of his friends get into top MBA programs. Ding analysis and other guidance are also available and also free with no strings attached – you just have to be a member and fill out your applicant GMAT Club profile.
Peer Review Forum – Help Others! If you are a current students or a successful applicant, please join in and chime in to help other applicants looking for advice.
Re: Welcome to the NEW GMAT Club [#permalink]
07 Jun 2012, 12:57
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Congratulation on getting the new look and features published! I am still amazed at the dedication and efficiency the whole admin team is putting into this great forum.
bb What would be the easiest for any suggestions/ questions on the new layout and functionnality? This thread or dedicated threads covering the different aspects of the updated GMATClub?
Here are some comments/ critics after a quick browsing (they are more about the UI / UX):
#1 - like the general theme. Cleaner and more modern looking. The color combinations greys - blues and pops of orange works nicely. Guessing I should thank the guys at DeeP?
#2 - there is an inconsistency between the different pages below the dark blue/ greyish header There are 2 blue bands underneath the header on the home/ market place/blog pages. Don't really like it or see why you would need the difference.
#3 - Can't remember whether this was possible in the previous layout, but I couldn't find how to view my own posts? Seems that an icon on the left side on the right of the 'My Profile' link and icon would be beneficial.
#4 - The +1 Kudo orange button seems to be wider than the others ones (Follow / Send PM) or maybe it's the Follow / Following ones that are not the same width? In any case, would keep the width consistent for all states of the buttons. When the kudo is awarded, why not have a grey button rather than just a link saying +1 point awarded. Someting similar to the Following grey button.
#5 - Icon for the 'GMAT Test User' in the profile area. I though you had an icon similar to the 'GMAT Tool Kit User'? The new icon doesn't really match. Not sure if the new CAT Tests would need an updated icon but still with the same theme.
#6 - 'Doc/ Thread Icons in the forums. I was a bit confused at first and the color difference between the blue (New Posts) and Grey (No new post) is a bit hard to see. Maybe use some of the orange/ grey color combo? Ultimately figured out the announcement/ pinned / topic / hot topic but they were hard to differenciate at first. Maybe a tad small...
#7 - 'KUDOS' and 'EXPERT REPLY' text in the header. Those are too small.
#8 - Sorting using the headers. I really like the ability to do that. 2 comments: 8a/ not really obvious at first - maybe a double arrow up and down in the non sorted state to indicate the functionality? maybe use a white double arrow and orange up or down arrows See http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2375 ... n-question to see what I mean. This would solve visual issue you have when switching between the 'Kudos' vs 'Kudos v'.
8b/ Sorting the data is obviously pulling data from other pages etc...which unfortunately make the column widths vary. Could the width of the first columns Icon / Kudos / Expert be fixed?
Those comments will likely make me seem crazy... Don't worry I'm fine...just detailed oriented!
Great job again on pulling this off! Greg