I can’t tell you how excited I am to post this…
We finally have a fantastic new Renegade Health site.
We’ve been working on this site since June 2011. There were a lot of things out of our control that delayed the launch of this new design — but all things considered — I think it was worth the wait.
We were going to launch a completely different design in June 2012, but I totally halted the process. The new site didn’t address the issues that were wrong with the old site.
So we went back with only one thing in mind…
“How can we make this site easy for your to visit, navigate, search and enjoy?”
I think we came up with something pretty substantial, so let me give you a quick tour of what is new and improved…
Clean, Easy-to-Look-at Design
As you can see from the first image above — and just being here on the site — that it looks much cleaner and more organized.
I loved the cartoon image of Annmarie and I just as much as you did, but in this new site, we wanted the content to be king. So now you’ll find the articles easy to read, access, like and discuss.
A Google Powered Search
Now when you search “How to Sprout” you’ll actually get real, accurate search results.
This will allow you to search the site with ease, particularly if you’re coming here with an existing need.
Better Organization, Better Navigation
We’ve added a better, easier to use navigation bar at the top of the site. The most exciting feature here is the “Topics” tab, where you’ll find dozens of health topics where you can click and read every post we’ve done on the subject.
Re-categorizing almost 2000 posts has been quite a process and we’re about 75% done, so please note that the number of posts in these categories will grow in the next few days.
Easy to Like, Comment and Browse by Category
We’ve made it seriously easy to comment, search and browse by category.
You can like a post on Facebook by just clicking the “Like” button. You can click on the Comments button and be taken directly to the comment area. You can click on the category and be taken to a full collection of articles in the same theme. Finally, to be fully functional by next week, you’ll be able to click on the author’s name and access all their articles. (Right now, this functionality is limited.)
Comment in Threads
Now you can reply to another person’s comment and it will appear right below it.
This functionality allows you to directly assist, ask for clarification, or refute someone’s post.
New, More Exciting About Us Page
Yes, I asked for your questions. And, yes, we answered a bunch of them!
You can find this new, updated page here and learn much more about us than you ever knew before.
I dig this page, because it gives us the opportunity for you to get to know us on a more intimate level.
New Coaching Club Coming Soon
We just have a few more details to program before we totally revamp our Inner Circle program — which will become the Renegade Health Coaching Club.
When this is launched, you’ll be able to ask us questions and hang out on our weekly Coaching Call.
Because the Healing Cancer World Summit is launching in October 2012, I expect this to be ready in late November.
To date, we’ve identified some known issues that you may encounter.
- All posts are attributed to me! We’ll get that fixed by next week.
- All posts are not fully categorized. We’ll have this finished by next week as well.
- There are some double posts. As we identify them, we’re removing them!
- The site may be a little slower for you. In the next few days we’ll be running some tests to optimize the load speed.
- A fully functional mobile site will be shortly after this.
When Are You Remodeling the Renegade Health Store?
If you head on over to the Renegade Health Store, you’ll see the older design (there’s an image above in case you needed a reference to where we were and where we are now.)
Our plan is to remodel the store in early 2013. This includes an upgrade in our shopping cart systems, negotiating better shipping rates and improving the navigation and general appearance.
I Think That’s It…
So now, I encourage you to knock around the site and let us know what you think. Also if you find any issues, please post them here in the comments. Be sure to note the browser you’re using and the version. (Example: When I click on the Articles page, my computer starts smoking. I’m using a Prodigy browser on an Apple IIe.)
Your question of the day: What do you think? Anything you see that is broken? Not working?