Search interface/results ruined
I see other people are posting their concerns. I actually wanted to report this as a problem but that eluded me, as if that interface has changed as well.
I am a software developer and I'm passionate about UX.
The search interface here was main strength of familysearch and as it is now, I find ancestry.com more readable. In the past I didn't like that interface, ancestry's, but now that it is better than familysearch I go there for general searches.
My friends in genealogy are calling me and asking how they get the old interface back. They can't use it.
One of the biggest problems now is how the results are listed, the spacing and the color. It is very difficult on the eyes. It's not compact enough now and the blue text is not easy to read. I used to read through 100s and sometimes 1000s of results at a time. That doesn't seem possible now.
Also, clicking on the results is more problematic. Choices are far away and at extremes from each other (view record and attach to family) and often off the screen.
The new interface is so clunky now. For example, you have to scroll all the way to the bottom (now also far right) to select exact match, scroll all the way back to the top to select the choice, but sometimes it doesn't line up with the element so you have to stop and figure out which to select. The old way was so much better. Just check the box, done.
All of the filter choices are so difficult to navigate. I can find them, they should be aligned better. And I shouldn't have to expand them.
Please don't fix something that isn't broken. The previous interface was very very good! In fact excellent! Not only the interface but the resulting data display, the results. This is the best way to relate my problem, as I could go on and on about what's wrong now but the answer is, compare it to what there was before.
The people who made this site were amazing but it doesn't seem as if the crew is the same any more. This was one of my favorite pieces of engineering but I can't say that now.
I am passionate about genealogy and also grateful for what familysearch provides and I don't want to see it degrade and get more and more broken.