User Interface As Of 1 November 2022 - WHAT ON EARTH !!!
I logged into FS today and found the new user interface. I gave it an hour of my time and find it HUGELY FRUSTRATING and not user friendly AT ALL !!
We have taken it on the chin with the changes in the Search / Find input and output changes. Our heavy user feedback was ignored entirely. It's clunky and we have had to put up with that.
This new and appalling look is a bridge too far. The ease of use and the "clean" look have all but gone. FamilySearch are definitely trying to deter researchers and the general public from trying to search for their family. The core purpose of FS should be making it EASY for people to find their family, not putting further hurdles in their way.
I will leave this website after many years and thousands of hours of corrections and find something else to do with my time. You will have lost a resource that helped hundreds of people and data cleansed thousands of families.
I was told that the new look is to accommodate more international users. It doesn't matter if your from England or Mexico, ease of use is desired by all nationalities.
PLEASE GIVE US THE OPTION TO GO BACK TO THE OLD USER INTERFACE !! FS and it's users will be all the better for SIMPLE.
I am finding the colour scheme and layout very difficult. My eyes are not as good as they use to be and this new design makes it difficult for me to see things quickly, spending all my time searching. It will not just be down to the fact that this is a new layout, the new design is not good for a person with not so good eyesight.9
The new format you've just initiated is awkward and difficult! (and I'm not simply averse to change). Things that were less frequently used are now front and center, in bold, and the things that were accessible before are now nearly invisible! I use familysearch a lot--like a lot, but am now considering switching to some other data base. At the very least, please consider giving the option to revert back to the other format.6
I have submitted over 54,000 names to this website. This new update as of 1 November 2022, is absolutely horrid. It is not user friendly! It's hard to read and extremely difficult to navigate. The layout is terrible. Please give us the option to go back to the older version. This is awful! I can't stress enough how difficult you have made this site. I will no longer recommend it, and I'm not sure even if I'm going to continue to use it. It took me almost twenty minutes to try to figure out how to upload a picture. If you think this is user friendly you are nuts! If I had wanted this update I would have agreed to it when the Beta test was offered. I declined. and I decline again. Whose idea was this anyway! This looks like someone with mental issues created it. Do you even listen to the people that use this site? Please give us the option to go back to the other format.6
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I agree with all of the above comments. Although there may be a few things that are a little bit nicer like the blue and red headers for the couple, for the most part I find it very difficult to view and thus use. The right hand column is way too large, the old one was perfect. It contained all of the same information in about 1/4 of the space. The font is too thin and small especially for us old timers who are most likely in the majority doing research. I don't need to know when the last change was done and by whom on every single field. It is so prominent and with the added blank space around it overshadows the main data. If I need to know I can always go to the Latest Changes in the right hand column. Much simpler. There is so much blank space that it takes over the whole page and stretches out all of the pertinent data so that we have to spend all of our time scrolling up and down especially since it now has much less width so that so many lines have to wrap down especially on place names. By only showing what information has been entered it no longer reminds us of what information is missing or the difference between birth and blessing or baptism dates or death and burial dates. I agree that we need to have the ability to go back to the old format if it works better for us. Not all of us prefer vanilla. Some of us really like chocolate. Please give us the chance to choose. We don't want to discourage anyone from contributing and sharing their knowledge and expertise just because of a difference of opinion over the optics of page format.4
The option to revert to the old format is back for now by the looks of it1
The toggle back to the older version is now available again on the website.1
Thanks for adding back the link which gives us the ability to use the old format!!!1
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