We’ve had tons of feedback ever since the redesigned version of Doodle went live. For the most part, the reworked user interface has been received very positively. Some users like the old design better and others had specific issues with the new design. Most of these issues were minor things that we were able to fix right away.
There is one piece of recurring feedback that has surprised us the most, and that is that Doodle polls are printed out frequently and users were missing this feature that had been moved exclusively to the poll administrator view. Many of them print out a poll to check availabilities in the personal calendar on the screen. Those users need to know that our calendar integration offers a much better way to get calendar data synced with a Doodle poll!
There’s no button to switch back to the old design and that’s the reason why we want to highlight three things in dealing with the new one:
- The print view has been given back to all participants of a poll.
- Wide polls are shown in the compact “accordion” view. There are technical reasons to restrict the width of a poll and the majority of users quickly get used to the extra click that it takes to enlarge it.
- Entries in the “name” field are not completely visible. We’re working on making the name row clearly visible on large polls as well, and we’d like to ask our users to insert only the name in the name field and to use the comment field for any additional information.
Did you notice that the blog is now in the new layout, too?