> Hey, just logged in. Looks real nice. It's great to see a
> well-branded live site with Webware!
> The error messages in the registration form were intermittent -- while
> many fields may have errors, only one or two at a time would display.
> All appropriate error messages should display at once if you're using
Hmm, not sure how you're producing the errors. The only fields that
should delay validation are the credit card fields, we don't try to
authenticate the card until all other fields are correct. Other than
that, all the errors should show at the same time. It does use FFK too.
> The membership account number is kind of odd -- and harder to type in
> since it's a password field. I'd just make it a plain text field --
> there's nothing that secret about it, since it's assigned and printed
> in view on the signup page.
Good point, that should not be a password field. We used to only email
passwords to people but too many people can't figure out what a valid
email addres is so we show it on the screen now :(
> Took me a second to realize all the under-$10,000 properties were
> empty lots. I was hoping for a really great deal :)
> It would be neat to link to a map based on the address.
We do link to mapquest from our other sites but Lycos asked us to remove
it since it left the lycos site.
You have height/width tags on the house images, but the actual images'
> size doesn't match. Makes it out of proportion, and you can get weird
> dithering on some images. It would be best to make a constant-size
> thumbnail, with good interpolation, and then have it be a link to a
> popup of the full image.
I'm not sure about copyright problems if we copy them, I'll look into it
> Sorting would be nice, since it's otherwise hard to find properties.
> There's 10 pages of results in my county, with a very wide range of
> properties. Sorting on how close they are to the target zip would be
> nice too.
I'll add column sorts and see what we can do about zips.
> Crime represented in percentiles (vs. city, state, county, nation)
> would be much more helpful. Looks like you just have city, so make
> that vs. state, county, nation. There's a problem with the data,
> because Chicago must have at least one case of forcible rape, but None
> is listed.
I'll check out the None problem and calculate the averages.
> City search didn't seem to work -- just gave me the county results.
That's intentional just not explained well, same thing for zip code
searches. For historical reasons we only narrow to the county level, we
added city search in case someone didn't know what county they wanted,
only the city name. I'll see if that can be improved.
Thanks for the review, I'll copy the rest of our team on these!