"The new interface actually went live for the members two weeks ago, allowing them to have a firsthand look at what they helped to create," Badpuppy Marketing and Advertising Manager Lisa Turner said. "We've always looked at Badpuppy as being a member’s home away from home. This is their website and since its inception, we have asked our members to play a part in the look, feel and content of Badpuppy."
The new interface offers users larger graphics, larger text and a new ease of use.
"The ability to get around Badpuppy.com easier was our main goal," said Bill Pinyon, president, CEO and founder of the company. "Because Badpuppy is so large we wanted to make it easier for the visitors and members to explore everything we have to offer by modernizing our website's navigation. The options at the top of our pages are more condensed. On the left side of the screen, the members can now surf Badpuppy.com by category — and we will be adding more categories as they are requested."
The new interface offers sub-navigation on each of the main pages. When a user clicks on Video, there are new ways to quickly pop down to any particular subsection, or go back to the top of the page. This allows users to get where they want to go quickly.
"My Badpuppy," a site-customization tool, has been moved to the front screen for easier use.
In the Badpuppy Forums, members can discuss not only topics of interest regarding porn, but other topics as well. Staff members monitor the forums and are always looking for feedback and suggestions coming from members, many of whom spend a great deal of time there.
A new system has been established to rate models on a 1-5 star scale, and members can now rate the photographer as well, a feature that was added by request of users.
A "Customer Alert" symbol can be added to the top center of each page. When this symbol is displayed, it will link to a page that will offer important member information.
"Our long time goal is to constantly evolve to meet the wants and needs of the members, who in effect make Badpuppy their home," a company spokesperson said. "It has always been stated in the memo field of all Badpuppy paychecks, 'Courtesy of our Badpuppy members,' and as long as we always remember that and strive to provide them with an environment that can be found nowhere else, we'll remain at the forefront of the gay adult industry that Badpuppy calls home."