landing page for logged in users
Right now if you go to http://beeminder.com as a logged in user you still see the standard landing page with sign-up/login calls to action. IMO It would be much better if a logged in user was redirected to their dashboard.
We did Justin Kwok’s idea as a stopgap.
Just saw the change, dropping by to say I like it. I had in my mind a big garish button, but I like your tasteful approach.
Admindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented
Justin, that's smart. We actually sort of already have that (minus the html selection default -- also smart) in that the menu heading "Your Account" is itself a link that takes you to your goals. So it's one click away but I think no one expects that to be a link and even if you notice it, you probably expect something more like account settings than your goal gallery.
Alternate suggestion. If a user is logged in and goes to the home page, make a giant button that says YOUR GOALS. Make it stupidly easy to click rather than having to go through the hover menu.
And make the html selection default to over the button so if the page loads, you can press the enter button to navigate to the goals page. If I'm logged in 99% of the time the first page I want to go to is the goals page.
Yeah, I mean firefox used to sort the URLs by most visited so I'd use that to go straight to things like the user page. Now that I've switched to Chrome, that's one of the things I miss the most. If I type bee it goes to beeminder.com and I can see my username as a distant second.
If you're already a user and logged in, you don't need to see the cover page. You're already convinced.
I was also going to post the same thing. A lot of other sites do this. The dashboard should also be enhanced, in my opinion.
Tom Jack commented
I was going to post the same thing.
I'll just _finally_ make a bookmark for beeminder.com/:user, so I don't really care anymore, but every time I've typed beeminder.com (other than the first few, maybe) I've wished for this.