Update [5/20]: Phase 3 is live. We've updated the store & brand deal feeds, which are now identical to the home page design. 


Update [5/07]: Phase 2 is live. We have updated the deal page, updating to a line graph for retail / sale price history and expanded the deal history below that.


Update [4/13]: The first phase is complete! Refresh to see Ben's big makeover and please let us know if you notice anything buggy.

Hey Ben's Fans! Hope you're having a good...Wednesday? Thursday? Oh who knows what day it is anymore!

We wanted to give you a heads up that we will be rolling out a new "responsive" redesign for the site, with the first phase starting in about a week or two. Responsive design is a type of web design that keeps the look / feel / experience of the site identical across every screen type; desktop, tablet or smartphone.

The main changes to the Ben's experience will be noticed on the mobile side. In addition to faster load times (yay!!!), other mobile improvements will include:

  • The ability to “Go to Store” directly from the deal feed
  • The ability to click a drop-down in the deal feed to see the description / info related to the deal
  • The ability to keep your location in the deal feed. All deal details can be expanded / read without leaving the feed


You can read more about the details of the redesign at our blog. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments.

Stay safe and stay well!

-The Ben's Bargains Team

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chodaboy
Ben's cred: 11
Posted 11:52am PDT 04/13/2020
Posted 11:52am PDT 04/13/2020
Not really digging how much more vertical space each posting takes now. Needing to scroll a lot more to view the items now. Please offer a compact listing format like you had originally.
BigGayAl
Ben's cred: -32
Posted 12:31pm PDT 04/13/2020
Posted 12:31pm PDT 04/13/2020
I can;t want until we get up/down votes. I got a lot of haters who gave me a negative rating, but I'm sure I've gotten a lot more people to fall in love with me since.
barryk
Ben's cred: -184
Posted 12:37pm PDT 04/13/2020
Posted 12:37pm PDT 04/13/2020
What's not to love? 😁
MWplus3
Ben's cred: 365
Posted 1:13pm PDT 04/13/2020
Posted 1:13pm PDT 04/13/2020
Like any change, it'll take some getting used to, but right now I like the format changes. Might be cool to highlight the comments area with a different color if a comment is made. Wish the thumbs up thumbs down votes would come back, why were they take away?
Sharik
Ben's cred: 6578
Posted 1:22pm PDT 04/13/2020
Posted 1:22pm PDT 04/13/2020

Wish the thumbs up thumbs down votes would come back, why were they take away?
@MWplus3 They weren't working correctly. We want them back, too, and they are coming back, hopefully soon.
Shmeagle
Ben's cred: 1732
Posted 1:39pm PDT 04/13/2020
Posted 1:39pm PDT 04/13/2020
Looks good.
Forbidden
Ben's cred: 208
Posted 4:20pm PDT 04/13/2020
Posted 4:20pm PDT 04/13/2020
New design is well done!
Trust me I would know!
8)
sadfasdfawesfw
Ben's cred: 2
Posted 5:56pm PDT 04/13/2020
Posted 5:56pm PDT 04/13/2020
dang new site looks great!
WranglerGuy
Ben's cred: 171
Posted 6:11pm PDT 04/13/2020
Posted 6:11pm PDT 04/13/2020

Three things to consider, guys:

1. In the previous version, if you are NOT logged on and you type a comment, you would be prompted to log on and then the comment would be posted. With this new version, if you are not logged on and you type a comment, you are prompted to log on and once you do, the typed comment is lost & not posted.

2. "Show Expired Deals" should be UNCHECKED by default in the Filter options. It has always been checked, but this is a prime opportunity to change this annoying feature.

3.  The consensus is that we miss the thumbs up/down feature in the comments section.  No one even understands why it was ever deleted.  Bring. It. Back!

Thank you very much for your efforts!

E
barryk
Ben's cred: -184
Posted 6:30pm PDT 04/13/2020
Posted 6:30pm PDT 04/13/2020
Will the mobile app be upgraded?
catladyrx
Ben's cred: 1
Posted 6:50pm PDT 04/13/2020
Posted 6:50pm PDT 04/13/2020
So much better on my iPhone! I love that the whole feed doesn’t reload every time I click on a link. Two thumbs up from me.
AgentK
Ben's cred: 3644
Posted 6:53pm PDT 04/13/2020
Posted 6:53pm PDT 04/13/2020
Thanks all for the great feedback! The thumbs up/down voting was ONLY taken away because it wasn't working properly--some votes would appear to save, and then they would disappear. For whatever reason, it's been a mystery for tech to replicate/fix. We're hoping this functionality is back (and working correctly) in the next phase of the upgrade!
MWplus3
Ben's cred: 365
Posted 7:01pm PDT 04/13/2020
Posted 7:01pm PDT 04/13/2020
I do like new format, it doesn't lag on my tablet like it used to, but wish I didn't have to constantly "load more deals." Kind of a pain, the other sites don't have that prompt, you just scroll through the list. Don't understand why Ben's is different in that regard? Thanks for the improvements though.
artsr2002
Ben's cred: 5
Posted 12:02am PDT 04/14/2020
Posted 12:02am PDT 04/14/2020
Dark Mode?
GreatWhite
Ben's cred: 1
Posted 6:22am PDT 04/14/2020
Posted 6:22am PDT 04/14/2020

Hello,

Well, it looks nice, but you missed the bullseye.

The problem?

It's too big..so much wasted space for each deal. I'm using my 42" monitor right now, and I can only see 3 deals at a time; tons of scrolling!

Example:

Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,
Scroll,

See how ANNOYING that is?

It's even worse on a cell phone when scrolling, endlessly, with your thumb. My ~6" phone only shows 2 deals at a time...AWFUL!

I'm not a geezer, nor a Luddite...I just know when an "improvement" isn't an improvement...what you have here is change, some positive, some negative, for a net loss on user functionality.

Being honest and scrolling through other comments, it looks like I'm not alone.

The fix:
A desktop, or large monitor, version/option with the deals in a table that is at least 2 wide, possibly 3 or 4 deals per line.

Small screen/phone version with at least 4 deals per screen.

Dark mode so we're not blinded by all this white...really a lot of white in your pages.

If someone is logged in, a "you recent views" option would be really nice. Sometimes people look at a deal, don't buy it, then come later to look at it again and consider the purchase...total pain to find stuff. Take a look at ebay , they have a "your recent views" feature...very nice. A simple "save for later" option would be nice.
smurphy522
Ben's cred: 9
Posted 6:40am PDT 04/14/2020
Posted 6:40am PDT 04/14/2020
I see that it rolled out! Looks good, cleaner design.
dave_c
Ben's cred: 5740
Posted 4:34pm PDT 04/14/2020
Posted 4:34pm PDT 04/14/2020

I too, would like a Dark Mode, and less scrolling, but at least if there's a dark mode then all the empty space isn't so blindingly bright.
MWplus3
Ben's cred: 365
Posted 7:57pm PDT 04/14/2020
Posted 7:57pm PDT 04/14/2020
But if you switch to the dark mode, does that mean that the force will no longer be with you?
photon1165
Ben's cred: 0
Posted 9:27am PDT 04/15/2020
Posted 9:27am PDT 04/15/2020
Hi Ben. How about a way of forwarding a deal to someone else via email or text?
mgold
Ben's cred: 0
Posted 5:44pm PDT 04/15/2020
Posted 5:44pm PDT 04/15/2020
Thank you all for your feedback! (Please keep it coming)
A couple notes:
@GreatWhite: We are definitely planning on doing some of the things you mentioned. In particular, we do already have a "recently viewed" section https://bensbargains.com/recently-viewed/

@photon1165 We'll be adding easy sharing on the mobile version of the deal pages in the next phase of the redesign :)