Again, site is great, love it, use it constantly.
One thing I noticed is not all zip codes and cities are there, so you might have to try something nearby.
Clicking Amusement Park under Advanced Search and being able to search by any mileage, with results sorted by range, is invaluable. The only way to top that would be to allow you to show parks nearby a route! :) Also I wonder if one day it'll be able to show results by road mileage (by shortest route) vs. 'as the crow flies'. Though I can't imagine how much work that'd be to implement, and guess it could also slow things down some.
Something else I noticed. SFGAdv has a tab for 'Lodging' - hardly thorough, but interesting.
There is also a link back to the main park page on every photo page. The old way was to click the facts tab then click the link to the park's main page. Just another little streamline.
I do know that Duane made a lot of changes with the way the site handles languages too - so if you browse the site in anything other than English, you may notice some improvements there too.
Ok, I'm done selling the 'new' RCDB to everyone. ;)
Oh yeah, I personally like the splash of color added to the site as well. I guess I'm an RCDB fanboy. :)
That sounds like a simple prefrence to me, and I like Orange :).
The only things that have changed visually is that they added a small (and very well designed) logo, the small graphical headers on the left side, and they changed it to orange. Other than that, it is still very, very simple.
Not tryin to call you out or anything 8., but it sounds more like prefrence.
Orange + logo = More interesting to look at, not so old looking.
What would we do without RCDB? It's an amazing site.
*** Edited 9/19/2005 1:57:13 AM UTC by gomez***
As for the color, I don't go to RCDB for the look of the site, I go there for its fantastic functionality. That being said, I like the logo and am fairly indifferent towards the orange... perhaps it will grow on me.
Also, on a side note, I think this has to be one of the most depressing lists ever. So many great/unique rides... that I'll never get to ride.
About the rcdb orange -- will it affect color blindness and how the page can be seen?
2 pages? ...so far.
My opinion is, it's always nice to see a website updated and changed a little. I like blue. I like orange. they are both very nice colors.
RCDB is one of the very best websites on the net, imho. I tell a lot of my friends who have questions about coasters/parks to visit it. I almost couldn't imagine life without it.
...and Coasterbuzz too. Y'all crack me up talking about colors like this.
"The creator of the rcdb is a computer programmer by profession and has no artistic talent whatsoever."
Why do they even need a logo in the first place? Especially one anyone that doesn't know about the site wouldn't get. If I didn't know any better I would say it reads as "Rollercoaster ata ase."
Whatever. I think most park merch is butt arse ugly too. That doesn't stop a lot of people from wearing it. :) *** Edited 9/19/2005 3:43:30 PM UTC by eightdotthree***
And Duane is a fantastic code monkey, certainly better than me. What he has created borders on overkill, but it falls into the "no big deal" category for him. That's pretty sweet.
For the love of Moosh, change the colors, ICK.
My only problem with the colors is that they seem awfully similar to Screamscape. (in the same style closet at least)
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