Infinite Discs Revised – Welcome to 2.0
You may have noticed the Infinite Discs website has changed. So I’m putting together a quick post to bring you up to speed on what’s new. At Infinite Discs, we’ve been calling our first website 1.0, and the current version 2.0.
This system is for the people that are just as obsessive compulsive about their discs as we are.
1.0 was launched in November 2012, and work on 2.0 began in May of 2013. A year and a half later, it’s live.
Why Did We Launch 2.0?
First of all, we did not do the change because 1.0 version was outdated. It was great, and we received excellent feedback constantly. However, it wasn’t the perfect disc golf website, and that’s our goal with 2.0.
What’s New in 2.0?
Exact pictures of each disc
In the last month, we have cataloged over 14,000 discs. We took each of these discs, photographed it, added all of the other information (color, weight, mold, plastic type), so your shopping can be precise. People ask us daily since the release “Am I really going to receive the exact disc I see?” The answer is yes, you will receive the exact disc that you select.
This cataloging system gives you the benefit of thumbing through every disc, as well as the benefit of our amazing prices.
Advanced sorting system
I have to say, this is my favorite feature of the new site. It’s amazingly slick.
Let’s say you want only blue discs which are manufactured by Innova that are distance drivers and overstable, or glow in the dark discs by Discraft, or pink putters made by MVP that weigh 173-175g; now you can find exactly that! Just select your criteria, our system will sort through every disc as fast as Google searches the entire world wide web, and return results. Simply click “View Individual Discs” and you will see a list of the exact discs you are looking for.
Are you a fan of reviews written by Andrew Belet? Click on his profile and read all the reviews he has written.
Or how about this: Last year you purchased a Westside disc that flew amazingly. This year you flew it in the water, but you can’t remember what the weight of it was. Just view your order history, and all of the information on discs which you have ordered is still there!
This is just the beginning of amazing things you will be able to do with your user profiles. We’ll be announcing other updates on this blog.
What Hasn’t Changed?
Our prices are still amazing. Yes, taking this much effort to catalogue discs increases cost on our part. The good news is that because of the support you have all shown us, we are able to move enough plastic to keep prices down.
We were able to transfer reviews from the old website. However, reviews from the old site need some updating. As you may have noticed, each review has a star rating attached to it. If you have written a review on 1.0, please log in to update your reviews.
You can now also update a review after you have written it.
For Your Information
Finding & Fixing Bugs
There are a few features of this website which are still being improved. Some of them we are aware of, some of them only you are aware of. If you find something that needs to be fixed (such as a typo, or the website crashing), please let us know! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with anything you find.
With disc photos, there are a few variables involved. Your screen may show color differently than ours. It is also worth noting that some colors fall outside of the gamma of which our equipment is able to capture. Bright colors may appear more white, and certain shades of green may not appear (blue-green or yellow-green may appear as more blue or yellow).
Is there a feature which you have found, but we haven’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments what else you love about the new site! We appreciate your feedback!