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    Hello,

    What do members think of the New CWGC website ?
    Anyone think it is easier to use than the old version ?

    Alex

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    Hi Alex, I would say the new design is modern and appropriate for 2020.
    If I will concentrate only on the part Find War Dead - the form does not changed much so one just need a little bit time to accustom oneself.
    The search engine was not changed according to my few experiments.
    Page Search Results - I liked the old version more as it was more handy for me. I cannot remember if the old version has the same function but now there is possibility to download all search results into CSV file what may be useful.
    Casualty details - the original design war more "commemorative" from my point of view, the actual one is like any other database. ON the other hand I have to say that the actual design seems to me more handy - all infromation is concentraded on less space and you do not need to scroll down so much to get to the scans or original documents for example.

    My personal conclusion - not bad but the old version was more user friendly for me

    Pavel
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    Default Re: New CWGC website

    I think Pavel has it right - IMHO it's not as user-friendly as the 'old' site.

    It did seem a bit hit and miss using it for the first time yesterday, but I reckon like most things it'll take a bit of getting used to.

    Simon
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    Default Re: New CWGC website

    The Design is clean and neat, will take some getting used to . over time i guess.

    In the old design for the individual war dead pages, the name was very prominent... not anymore

    despite the design, all the old links work! - for that we should be thankful. (I dont have to do any changes on the our own Unaccounted/CWGC DB either)

    At some point CWGC should look into having a feature to upload photographs, or leave wiki comments.. (that would put our DB out of business - but thats not a bad thing if there is one central place of record).

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    For some reason the "Additional Fields" just do not work for me. I find especially the "date of death" especially is a hinderence for me as I either then have to either know a name or service and or service number so as to be able to find one serviceman, otherwise I get hundreds of names :(
    I find that none of the additional fields seem to work for me ?
    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 24th July 2020 at 14:48.

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    I wish they had included the trades (Air Gunner, Pilot, etc) I thought that there was discussion of that being done at some stage. Thank heavens they didnt break the links and I'm glad I can still download results of searches, ie: all RAF in Durnbach War Cemetery, etc.

    Other than that I'm surprised they hadn't got better use for the money.

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