UrbanTurf Gets a Facelift

by Will Smith

You may have noticed that UrbanTurf looks a little different, and you would be correct! We recently launched a minor site redesign that we think will improve your experience. Some highlights:

  • Article Categories. With over 750 posts to date, UrbanTurf has published content about all manner of topics related to DC real estate. Now you’ll notice the new UrbanTurf Archive section half-way down the page, which displays recent posts grouped into helpful categories like Neighborhood Profiles, New Condo Profiles, Green Real Estate, and UrbanTurf Reader Asks. We also added an Editor’s Choice category to highlight some of our personal favorites.
Scroll down to see the new UrbanTurf Archive section in full.
  • Better Search. We have outsourced our website search feature to Google, which provides better results and a more familiar user experience than the search function we were using before. We also added another search box to make it easier to navigate the site. You’ll see the first search box above, under our logo. The second one is right at the top of the UrbanTurf Archive section half-way down the page.
  • Most Popular. UrbanTurf’‘s most popular articles are now not only available for the week, but also for the last 30 days and for all time as well. Check it out under the comment form below.
  • The Leaderboard. UrbanTurf is supported by sponsorship from residential developments, agents, and other firms related to real estate. We’ve added the prominent “leaderboard” ad position above to enhance the effectiveness of our sponsors’ messages without interfering with your reading experience.
Top-right corner of the page.
  • Easier to Subscribe. Many readers prefer to get their daily fix of UrbanTurf via the newsletter we email out every morning. While we have always encouraged this, it didn’t used to be very clear exactly where to sign up for our newsletter. Hopefully we have remedied that issue now that the little green box and envelope is at the top of the page. (Go subscribe!)

As always, we welcome your thoughts and feedback, so let us know what you think in the comments section.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/urbanturf_gets_a_facelift/1524


  1. Peter said at 2:48 pm on Tuesday November 17, 2009:

    Love it. I have to say that I thought finding past articles was fairly difficult. This makes it much easier.

  1. Matt said at 5:09 pm on Tuesday November 17, 2009:

    I have been having problems with the RSS feed (via Google Reader) since yesterday.  When I click on the page linked in the feed, I get an error message: Invalid GET Data.  Maybe this is related to the redesign?

  1. Will Smith said at 5:45 pm on Tuesday November 17, 2009:

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for letting us know. I just double-checked our RSS feed, and everything appears to be working just fine.

    Can you send me the URL that opens when you click the link in the feed? That will help me troubleshoot your issue.

    You can send the email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Much appreciated.

  1. Richko said at 2:35 am on Wednesday November 18, 2009:

    Wonderful enhancements!  You read my mind about better access to old articles and even took it to the next level.  But couldya please restore the “home” link on your logo? (pref. also in the footer)—I can’t find any other way “Home” now.

  1. maria said at 10:11 am on Wednesday November 18, 2009:

    The new design looks amazing!

  1. Lynda Rothschild said at 11:35 am on Wednesday November 18, 2009:

    Have loved the site since I discoverd it last year. It’s a great source for all the new doings in and around DC real estate. As a service provider to the industry, your site is a must read when trying to gauge opinions on the streets of DC. New tweaks are A+. Keep it up.

  1. Will Smith said at 4:37 pm on Thursday November 19, 2009:

    Richko -

    We have re-linked our logo, as well as adding a “Home” link for good measure.

    Great feedback. (It was annoying us, too!)

  1. Richko said at 2:31 pm on Friday November 20, 2009:

    Yay! Thanks. Now I can drain away more of my free time discovering & reading treasures from the past, only more efficiently!

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