[Homeroast] New Website - ARGH - really dislike it.

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Fri May 23 18:57:37 CDT 2014


I see aggravatingly slow page loads on the new site. I can make it work 
on a desktop but the inability to sort by origin is a serous flaw.

On 05/23/2014 06:11 PM, kevin creason wrote:
> Are you kidding? That's exactly what I tried to do last night - order on my
> phone because i wasn't at a computer when I got the email about Ethiopians
> being in stock. But y'all slashdotted the server.
> I can't say I've experienced the new site yet on a full browser.
> On May 23, 2014 6:05 PM, "Marc" <marc.nh at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I have to agree with Steve Hamm's comments:
>> 1) I'll rarely, if ever, use a mobile device to place an order at Sweet
>> Maria's
>> 2) I really liked having all the country's beans with full info displayed
>> on one page.
>> 3) Setting the list to Show All in stock, 30 at a time - isn't the same.
>>
>> I also noticed that the site didn't work well at all with multiple tabs. I
>> always open multiple tabs when shopping at SMs, especially to compare
>> coffees. This new website got very confused, particulary the shopping cart.
>> I'd add a coffee to my cart from one tab and then add another coffee from
>> another tab and the cart would only show the first coffee. One coffee I had
>> to add 3 times before it stayed in the cart. This multiple tab ordering I
>> use a lot and have never seen these problems.
>>
>> Scott's comment was half-way right -
>> "And my guess is it will will especially helpful for new customers and
>> those using mobile devices."
>> What he didn't add was:
>> To the detriment of existing customers using a computer to access the site!
>>
>> Why does the move to make it easier for new and mobile users almost always
>> negatively affect the existing and computer users. I've seen this happen
>> way too many times.
>>
>> -Marc
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 3:28 PM, Ben Treichel <J.W.Bullfrog at gmail.com
>>> wrote:
>>
>>> I have to agree. I liked it displayed by primary region.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 12:01 PM, John Nanci <john at chocolatealchemy.com
>>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> This?
>>>>
>>>> http://www.sweetmarias.com/store/coffee-list.html
>>>>
>>>> But OMG!!!!  What has Tom done?  That is horrid.
>>>>
>>>> Tom - PLEASE.  Put it back as it was.  One of the things I adored was
>>>> being able to see it all, and just pick the amount I wanted.  Now we
>> have
>>>> to navigate in to each bean, then pick a quantity.
>>>>
>>>> At 09:46 AM 5/23/2014, you wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I'm not sure the "reply" function on this list is working, but I'll
>> try.
>>>>>
>>>>> When last on SM, almost all of the beans were not in stock.  It was
>>> really
>>>>> hard to find anything to buy.  Am I using the site wrong?
>>>>>
>>>>> Isn't there a page which lists what they HAVE so I can pick and choose
>>>>> between them without going to site after site just to be told that
>>> coffee
>>>>> is not available?
>>>>>
>>>>> John Aldis
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> John W. Aldis, MD
>>>>> AAFP, MPH & TM
>>>>>
>>>>> jwaldis at gmail.com
>>>>> Mobile: (304) 283-0041
>>>>> =================================
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 9:55 AM, miKe mcKoffee <mckona at comcast.net>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Search function couldn't find the past greens offering archives, not
>>> on
>>>>>> current offering origin pages (checked a few), not on site map... Is
>>>>> there
>>>>>> access now gone forever with the new website? Personally I found
>> them
>>> a
>>>>>> valuable resource.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Anyone else have better luck finding the greens archives?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Slave to the Bean miKe mcKoffee
>>>>>> www.CompassCoffeeRoasting.com
>>>>>> URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
>>>>>> http://www.mckoffee.com/
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know
>> I
>>>>> must
>>>>>> first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal
>>>>> enlightenment
>>>>>> found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone
>>>>>> before.
>>>>>>
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