Since we launched EpiGenie two years ago, we’ve been redesigning it and putting various bandages on it to share information a little better. Well, three web developers and a bunch of late nights later, we’re psyched to present our new look and feel.
We made a number of changes to design and our site architecture so we can communicate a little better. Here are a few highlights:
- You’ll probably notice the different look at first. We’ve moved out of our adolescent stage so things are a little more cheery and a little less emo.
- We’ve done away with the DNA Methylation, Chromatin, and Non-Coding RNA “Cubes” and pulled the relevant content together into Headlines and Features that you can browse easily.
- There are separate Product and Content related searches that will help you get to information more quickly.
- Features isn’t really an entirely new section, but rather an aggregate of articles covering emerging methods, trends, or even technical tips from our community. These were all lumped into the same section before.
Let the Dialogue Begin
We really wanted to put some systems in place to communicate with our readers better. You’ll notice a Feedback Button on the lower right corner of every page. This is your direct line into our office that allows you to leave feedback on any page, article, or whatever you want. Leaving your email address is optional, so you can be brutally honest. This way we can improve our coverage and adjust without having to consult with our crystal ball which is still recovering from the beat down we gave it for not predicting the real estate dive.
Behind the Scenes
Many of the improvements are geeky behind the scenes elements that you won’t see. We switched the way we publish so that we can minimize the time we spend on non-value added activities. This lets us spend more time on enjoying life, increasing coverage where needed, and improving other aspects of the site which leads us to……
We had to make a few concessions to avoid going bankrupt and pushed these into our next update, so be on the lookout for much more peer-peer dialogue on EpiGenie in the near future (e.g. product reviews, onsite discussion etc.,) as well as ultra-relevant cross-referencing of content. The rest of the next updates are top secret, but will be centered around the feedback you gave us back in December.
As always thanks for your continued support!