Explore, Identify, Contribute, Personalise! iSpot’s new look launched today

Explore, Identify, Contribute, Personalise! iSpot’s new look launched today - Southern Africa : (NOT AVAILABLE FOR ZA YET: BUT COMING SOON BUT FOR A PREVIEW GO TO http://www.ispotnature.org/) Welcome to the new look for iSpot! Months of hard work by iSpot development team can now be revealed, with a fresh design and exciting additional features.

(NOT AVAILABLE FOR ZA YET: BUT COMING SOON
BUT FOR A PREVIEW GO TO http://www.ispotnature.org/)

Welcome to the new look for iSpot! Months of hard work by iSpot development team can now be revealed, with a fresh design and exciting additional features. Here are the main changes that you will find. We hope you like them!

What’s changed?

The main menus at the top of each page have been simplified and grouped to make iSpot's structure clearer.
‘My Spot’ has become ‘Your iSpot’ and now has a whole lot of new features so that you can filter the observations you see in a variety of ways (e.g. via lists, maps, galleries). A range of information on your own iSpot observations and activity is available.
What’s New?

You can now create a ‘Project’ which allows you to gather the observations you wish to see from a particular location (i.e. a nature reserve or garden), or from a species group or time period, on to one page which can be shared with others. You can also add comments about the project as a whole.
The website is now responsive and will re-size itself to fit the device you are using, whether this is a computer, tablet or smartphone.
Jonathan Silvertown, OU Professor of Ecology, who devised iSpot said “This is the biggest improvement to iSpot since we launched six years ago. You can now personalise iSpot to see what interests you most, or start an iSpot project that will gather wildlife observations from your favourite park or nature reserve or even your own garden all into one gallery that you can share with friends."

At various times the new design has been tested by some of the most active iSpot users and others, some using iSpot for the first time, and we are very grateful to all who have helped with this. However, there are bound to be a few stray bugs left to find (aren’t there always) so please let us know, we welcome your views and comments via the iSpot Feedback Forum. We will be monitoring the site as the changes go live and further updates will be provided as improvements are made. Over the next few days our Help pages will be updated to reflect the new site - if anything is unclear please let us know.

21 Aug 2014
Tony Rebelo