Recap of Miami Hurricane beta site feedback

It’s been a little more than a week since we launched and we’ve received a lot of positive feedback.

But we want more! Good or bad.

Below are some comments from Twitter after we launched the beta site.

Also, Bryan Murley and Andrew Dunn blogged about the site:

Miami Hurricane’s new beta site launches; feedback sought (Murley)

Big ups to the Hurricane (Dunn)

In addition, we’ve received feedback via e-mail and the form we created. Many thanks to everyone who responded.

Webmaster Brian Schlansky has already made a few changes based on comments, as well as made tweaks our Hurricane online team has discussed.

Here are some noteworthy changes:

  • Switching on-site video player from SlideShowPro to Vimeo, including the video widget. We can now track on-site views and have better looking videos (credit to Brian Schlansky). All videos will also be on YouTube.
  • Switched cover view from SlideShowPro to Issuu (credit for the idea goes to Andrew Dunn, via this post).
  • Created a uniform color for hovering over links (credit to Visuals Editor Shayna Blumenthal).

What else should we add, remove or change? Be brutal.

Please send any suggestions to or use the online form. Also, feel free to comment below.

Read my post about launching the beta site and Editor in Chief Matt Bunch’s welcome letter.

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