Web App Updates

Trash Backwards home page update Dec 11 2012

Updated Home Page

Home Page Navigation

Thanks to our beta testers, we’ve been learning about what works and what could use some improvement. Starting today, our UI navigation should be a bit easier for everyone, whether you’re visiting for the first time or coming back to solutions for a specific item.

Our “Get Inspired’ button will be more clearly separated from our “Name Your Trash – Get Rid of It or Reuse It” search function. We know it’s been frustrating for those users who enter an item into the search box then click on “Get Inspired” hoping for item-specific results. We have two distinct sections to our app: Our “Get Inspired” area has curated collections of links grouped by lifestyle category, while our “Name Your Trash” function allows people to search for solutions for specific items of trash that they’d like to either Get Rid Of or Reuse.

With today’s update, including new explanatory text, visual cues, and back-end connections, it should be much easier for you to find what you’re looking for, be it general inspiration or item-specific solutions.

Trash Backwards comment, like, did it December 2012

New Solution View with Likes, Comments, and “Did Its”

Ability to Share Comments, Likes, and “Did Its”

We’ve added an expanded view of each solution in our database, complete with space for comments, a “Like” button and a “Did It” button. This will allow you to share your feelings for the solutions you see, and to indicate which ones you’ve put into action. This will in turn help us calculate how much trash our community is diverting from landfills, incinerators, and oceans, and back into use.

You can also subscribe to any solution to receive email updates when someone comments. You might want to do this for solutions that are from your blog or website so you can monitor what people are saying about your reduce, reuse, recycle ideas. If your idea isn’t in our database yet, submit it using the “Add Solution” button at the top of each page.

To access this new view, just click on any solution, whether you’re looking at search results for a particular item, or browsing the curated, themed collections in our “Get Inspired” area.

Please give our updates a try and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear about your experiences using both the “Get Inspired” and “Name Your Trash” pages.  We’re looking forward to seeing which solutions you like and which ones you’ve put into practice, and to reading your comments.

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