New Layout Is Horrible!!!

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New Layout Is Horrible!!!

Postby jaycw » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:00 pm

Dear Gap Adventures.. or "G" Adventures as you have chosen to be called now... which in itself is a horrible name change.

One of the main reasons why I chose trips through Gap was because of the easy navigation through the website. The layout for trip information was perfect, now your programers/web designers went ahead and screwed it all up. It's not a good layout, please bring back the old one.

Remember, if its not broke, DON'T FIX IT!!
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Re: New Layout Is Horrible!!!

Postby DanielBMe » Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:23 pm

I thought the same thing at first but after a few times browsing some trips, I'm now used to it. I think the main difference it was a little easier to see more on a given page as the text etc was smaller. Now, everything is a bit larger. It just requires a bit more scrolling now.

At this point though I don't mind it. Seems a little bit cleaner. Still don't care for the name change though!
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Re: New Layout Is Horrible!!!

Postby sinecure » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:42 pm

Thanks for your feed back guys.

I'll make sure that the folks in Toronto are aware of your thoughts :)
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Re: New Layout Is Horrible!!!

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:00 pm

I don't much care for the new name either. The change in website format doesn't seem to be an improvement to me but it doesn't bother me much.
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Re: New Layout Is Horrible!!!

Postby kateyb » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:21 pm

I agree that the new name is absolutely terrible! What were they thinking?
The new layout took awhile to get used to, but i don't mind it now. I really don't like how the date of departures is laid out though. It was so much easier to get a quick view of the possible dates the old way.
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Re: New Layout Is Horrible!!!

Postby ballu » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:09 am

Here's the story behind the name change:

http://www.profitguide.com/article/5000 ... other-name
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I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list

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Re: New Layout Is Horrible!!!

Postby aikman » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:14 am

Personally I think Go is better than just G. I also agree that looking up tour dates on the new website now takes 10 times as long. The old drop down list was so much easier.
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Re: New Layout Is Horrible!!!

Postby Zuleika » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:57 pm

I too hate the name - its awful. Why didnt they just keep it as Great Adventures??? But G? yuk
Dont mind the web change - no one likes change but in a couple weekes we wont remember how it used to look!
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Re: New Layout Is Horrible!!!

Postby TravelFun » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:35 pm

ballu wrote:Here's the story behind the name change:

http://www.profitguide.com/article/5000 ... other-name



Interesting article. It's a good thing Bruce didn't choose GO...he'd might be another legal battle. There are already some travel companies that use GO in the name and you just have to google 'go travel' for a list ! Didn't the brand company check this one out before putting it on the table :?

At least with G Adventures it still has the same look and feel so most will still recognise it as Gap Adventures...and the new name or dropped letters will stick :wink:
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Re: New Layout Is Horrible!!!

Postby IncaTrail50 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:13 pm

I initially didn't like the name. Then I remembered an old techie-type show where the host said he bought magazines based on their "G" factor. That is, he rated them by how many times he said "Gee" as he flipped through the articles. The more "G", the better he liked them and the more likely he was to purchase the magazine. I decided that I felt that way about the new name, as I looked at various trips I said "Gee" a lot more.
So, G, a rose by any other name still smells as sweet!
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Re: New Layout Is Horrible!!!

Postby ballu » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:11 am

I think they should just make a whole new word...Gadventures! :lol:
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Re: New Layout Is Horrible!!!

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:26 pm

Wow, one more reason to detest the Gap Store ...
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Re: New Layout Is Horrible!!!

Postby jimshu » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:45 pm

no one likes change
normally a sign you're getting older...

I think we need to recognise the change while not wanted was necessary, so we just have to Go with it and have more Great adventures wherever we Go.
G, I reckon it's all about how you build your brand.
G, we could make a thing about great G's where ever we find them.
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Re: New Layout Is Horrible!!!

Postby jaycw » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:28 pm

I have also noticed that with the full itinerary section of the trips it included a "what to bring" section among other useful info. I was looking at the China Backroads trip and can't find that section, did they get rid of that totally or can I just not find it??
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Re: New Layout Is Horrible!!!

Postby TravelFun » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:00 pm

jaycw wrote:I have also noticed that with the full itinerary section of the trips it included a "what to bring" section among other useful info. I was looking at the China Backroads trip and can't find that section, did they get rid of that totally or can I just not find it??


It's there:
http://www.gadventures.com/trips/china- ... resources/

You need to go to the 'Before You Go' section (right next to Full Itinerary) and under the Trip Details you can view it online or download it as PDF.

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