Have you ever clicked on a DZone link from your feed reader and found that you had to go to some aggravating page at DZone and then click again to get to the link you actually wanted to visit in the first place?
Well, you won’t ever have to again!
I’ve been on a tear lately at DZone trying to focus intensely on what will work best for you guys, our awesome users. Matt and I have thought it over very carefully, and we want DZone to get you where you want to go as fast as we possibly can with a minimal amount of obstruction. In that spirit, despite the fact that it will cost us hundreds of thousands of traffic page views per month, we are eliminating this mandatory stop at DZone on your way to your desired destination.
Now, some of you will still bitch and moan about the “zone bar” we place at the top of the destination pages. Spare us – we know all about why everyone hates frames yada, yada, yada. Just login to DZone and turn it off in your user preferences. It’s really that simple, and we aren’t going to turn it off by default for everyone. After all, DZone is a business, and we’re serving you in hopes that we can earn enough to pay rent and feed our children.
So, there should be two positive outcomes from this major change at DZone. First, you’ll get to that link faster. Second, if you post links on our system, then more visitors will reach you from DZone. It’s a win-win for everyone, and we hope you know how important user satisfaction really is to all of us here on the DZone team.
More changes like this are in the works. Thank you for your continued support, and stay tuned.
PS – If anyone knows a technique that would let us frame-bust our own frame when you leave the DZone framed page, please let us know. We’d love to limit the potential downside of the target page framing, but we also need some of you to take a second to vote and/or comment from the DZone zone bar. If the zone bar and accompanying frame would disappear as soon as you exit the target page, then it would be less of a pain.