Following the redesign of our property details page earlier this year, we are now very happy to reveal a new look for our homepage, search forms and search results pages!
As with our recent redesign of our property details page, one of our main aims here was to achieve a more modern look and feel, while continuing to highlight our most important and popular features.
Our homepage now has a neater, fresher look. We've made a few subtle changes, which we feel gives the page a cleaner look, allowing you to more easily focus on the useful information on the page.
We've moved our "Recent Properties" showcase further up the page, allowing you to take a quick look at the latest properties being put up for sale around the country. You can get an even better look at our featured property in our “Property Spotlight” on the right hand side of the page, now that we've made the photo there even bigger.
You may have seen recent news coverage of several high profile property auctions. If you'd like to spend a bit of time taking a look at the properties before the next auction you can now use our "Auction properties" quick link, located just underneath the Sales search.
Search Results Page
The new design of our search results page has made it cleaner and even easier than before to get to the key details of each property within your search.
In keeping with the changes we made to our homepage, the photographs on this page are now larger than ever. We've also taken the key information for each property (price, bedrooms, property type) and placed them in their own distinct box at the top of each property result. This detail along with the larger photo should make it much quicker for you to determine whether or not you want to investigate a property further.
Hopefully there will be plenty of properties which interest you, but you may be busy so unable to give them all a closer look right now. Clicking the "add to saved ads" link will save this property for you to come back to a little bit later when you can spend some a bit more time investigating!
If you're an estate agent you may find our updated Featured Agent slot interesting. It's been given a lick of paint to bring it up to date with the rest of the new design, and will continue to highlight properties relevant to the user's current search.
Photo Gallery View
One of the themes of the new design was the introduction of ever-larger property photos. If you like bigger and brighter photographs, you may be interested in one of our better-kept secrets on Daft ... our Photo Gallery View!
Whenever you do a search on Daft, if you click on the "Photo Gallery View" tab towards the top you'll get the same search reformatted to use much larger photographs. Very handy if you want to take a quick look at the type of properties showing up in your search!
We hope you find these changes useful. User experience is very important to us and we would love to hear your feedback on the new design, either in the comments below or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are still a lot of changes still to come, so stay tuned...