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On the front page, theres wayyyy too much going on. And the audio section, there is no need to have the pictures all over the page. It takes up far too much room and it's kind of annoying honestly. I liked that I could
scroll down and clearly read who the artist is without being distracted by their over sized pictures all clumped together. Also with the player, there is no time line bar. That is absolutely necessary and I think more people will be upset about it if you can't offer that feature. Just sayin.

Overall, I like the new colors, but you guys are taking up way too much space for no reason. I like a website thats more compact and organized. Right now it feels bulky and unwelcoming with huge pictures for articles, audio, mixtapes, etc. Tooooo much. I think if there were any direction hiphopdx would take, it would be to make things easier ( even though they were easier before ) and more compact and straight to the point with a more appealing design. You guys had it nice when the site was dark green and tan a while back. It was simple and tasteful. I say go back to that general idea, but with a more appealing look. I love hiphopdx and want it to be the best it can be, but this isnt the direction to that, in my opinion. Don't overwhelm the visitor.

PS. If there is any way to ban wakaflaka, gucci mane, oj da juice man, sub-par songs from Eminem and nicki minaj from this site, I will wrap my vehicle with hiphopdx logos and drive all day to promote your company.
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  • EMPLOYEE
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    Michael (Chief Operating Officer) July 22, 2010 14:30
    Eric, thanks for the great feedback. You bring up a lot of great points, including some that other users have also brought to our attention.

    The audio progress bar seems to be a popular concern, and we're definitely not launching without it. Though we did launch the beta before the new progress bar was complete, it'll be a part of the new beta site in no time. I'll be sure to post an update here on our board as soon as it's up.

    I really appreciate all of the great feedback on the new image-based layout. It's something new that we're trying and all of your comments about clarity, taking up space, and organization are duly noted. There are a few other views and layouts that we're thinking about testing, so I'll be sure to give you the heads up when those tests go live.

    As for your request re: certain artists, I'll pass it along to editorial, but if there's any other way to get your car wrapped and rolling, let us know! The offer seems way to good to pass up.

    Cheers!
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    Michael (Chief Operating Officer) July 22, 2010 18:06
    Hi Eric,

    We just wanted to let you know that we've implemented the audio time bar like you've requested. Thanks for the feedback, and we'll continue to consider your suggestions re: the images on the homepage.
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  • Hey Eric,

    We wanted to reach out and let you know we made some recent changes to the site, specifically to some of the suggestions you made.

    Take a look at the HipHopDx Now section and some of the images on the homepage.

    Thanks again for you suggestions and please let us know what you think of the new changes and if you have any concerns/issues.

    Have a great day!

    Thanks,

    Mike
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