You may have noticed that the Person Overview page has a new look (the page with the details for an ancestor in your tree). The intent of these visual changes is to start moving toward a simpler design that is more subtle than the previous design so that it more effectively showcases the content about your ancestor. This is just our first step and we plan to make updates based on feedback. With these design changes we worked hard to preserve the same functionality of the page and to keep most features located in the same place.
We’re interested in your feedback so we’ve set up a specialized survey for it. If you have feedback for us please share it through our survey here.
We also recognize that the Person Overview page is very heavily used and that changes of any kind can sometimes be frustrating. We are really trying to improve the site for all our users. We’ve gotten a number of helpful suggestions already, but the main concern we’ve heard is that there is sometimes a greater need to scroll with the new design than there was with the old design. We wanted to reassure you that we’re actively working to address that.
If you have additional feedback you can share it through our survey here.
We appreciate the feedback that you’ve provided over the last week after changes were made to the person profile/overview page in Ancestry Member Trees. In response, we’ve made a few tweaks that we hope will address the majority of the concerns. Here’s a list of the key changes we’ve made:
- We’ve added a subtle gray background color around the different page elements
- We’ve reduced the font size of the events and dates in the timeline
- We’ve reduced the spacing around the timeline elements
- We’ve added boxes around the sources and member connect containers on the right side of the page
These changes should help reduce the amount of scrolling, help to differentiate between the various elements on the page and help to increase the contrast. Please let us know what you think of the page with the latest updates by leaving feedback here.