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DA now has two different formats for comparing CD rates?

pearlbrown
pearlbrown   |     |   2,276 posts since 2010

Ken, this morning I noticed the format for viewing 5yr and 1 year CD rates has changed overnight and is different from the format for viewing all the other terms (6+year, 4 year, 3yr, 2yr, 18 months, 6 months, 3 months). 

I appreciate the work that you and your technical partners dedicate to making DA such an outstanding website.  IMO the format which has been in use was a very clean way for your readers to see the available CD opportunities easily.  In contrast, including the institution logo on this new format adds no value to the comparison/selection process, takes up a lot of space on the page and limits the number of offerings which can be viewed to 40 per page.    

Will DA eventually return to a single consistent format for viewing CD rates? 



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Ken Tumin
Ken Tumin   |     |   5,706 posts since 2009
Sorry for the unannounced site changes. The new table formats are being phased in.

We had been noticing that most people weren't aware of many of the important features of the tables like the filtering and the row expansion for additional details.The new design is intended to make these features more usable for most people.
paoli2
paoli2   |     |   2,197 posts since 2011
Personally, I really prefer the new format because it makes a lot of information easily accessible especially for new users who may not be as aware of how DA works as some of us are who have been using the site longer.  It seems like Ken and his tech crew are working very hard to help us quickly to be able to see a lot of information we may have overlooked in the past.  Thanks to Ken et all for making DA even greater than ever!
MidAtlantic
MidAtlantic   |     |   72 posts since 2012
Ken, this morning I noticed the format for viewing 5yr and 1 year CD rates has changed overnight and is different from the format for viewing all the other terms (6+year, 4 year, 3yr, 2yr, 18 months, 6 months, 3 months). 

I appreciate the work that you and your technical partners dedicate to making DA such an outstanding website.  IMO the format which has been in use was a very clean way for your readers to see the available CD opportunities easily.  In contrast, including the institution logo on this new format adds no value to the comparison/selection process, takes up a lot of space on the page and limits the number of offerings which can be viewed to 40 per page.    

Will DA eventually return to a single consistent format for viewing CD rates? 

I disagree. The customize feature seems to me to be a major improvement and I hope we will see that extended across all CD periods.
pearlbrown
pearlbrown   |     |   2,276 posts since 2010
MidAtlantic, the ability to customize selection by investment amount, type of institution (bank/cr union), availability (national/local) has always been present and is not new to the revised format. 
cumulus
cumulus   |     |   900 posts since 2010
PB, I kind of like the addition of quick links to reviews and bank details
in the new format---admittedly more often than not I don't look beyond
the first couple of dozen entries in the tables.  Perhaps the addition
of a couple of filters would satisfy all: eg. verbose, compact.

In any case highest praise to Ken and technical helpmates.