A Christmas gift from Chessity.
Christmas is more than a month away, and we at Chessity have been thinking about the best gift that we could give you. Something special and better than the customary chocolates and cakes that you always get. Something that you can cherish for the rest of the coming new year.
After so much thinking and brainstorming, we realized that the best gift to give a chess player is a better learning experience. So, we gathered all your feedback and designed a better, faster and easy to use Chessity!
Say hello to your new chessity website, which will be made available just before Christmas, on the 16th of december.
It's been four years since Chessity launched, and the website has been constantly evolving ever since. This time, in this journey, we faced three difficult challenges which needed more than evolution; It needed revolutionary changes.
The first one is Technological. If you follow news about technology, you know that browser technology is changing faster. Flash is outdated, html5 is becoming the norm. Thanks to our hardworking team, your Chessity will work on every modern device. It is also going to be a more sociable experience combined with a lot of fun features.
The second is Simplicity and better user experience: We wanted to reduce the complexity of Chessity and make it easy for everyone to use.
You'll notice how all the features are neatly wrapped into three little buttons in the picture below.
The third reason is to make chessity more useful for children who start playing Chess.
I still remember suggesting Chessity to one of my students a few years ago. As a highly energetic 10-year old, he wouldn't focus. And without focus, he couldn't solve problems. He hated solving tactics. The changes I observed during his practise made me feel confident that Chessity can help several children like him. In the year that followed, his FIDE rating shot up more than a hundred points, and he also started to love solving chess puzzles.
Phew. I also gained the trust of his parents after that.
In the words of another Chessity user...
Thank you Chessity for making tactics training a fun way to get better at this game. Before I discovered this site, 'tactics' was a dirty word for me.
How can Chessity be more children friendly ? How to make it more fun and useful?
Your new Chessity experience will have a unique children mode, a simplified user interface section, which will make training sessions more productive. So, no more confusion anymore. Children will love the new Chessity and its ease of use because of all the icons and visual help.
Here's how it looks like..
That's not all. We have a lot more to share, and we are going to keep posting about them. Stay tuned. Have an eye on the blog section.
Meanwhile, we'll get busy decorating your Christmas gift. Stay tuned for the 16th of December.
And hey! If you like to join us in improving the new site, just drop a comment below. It can be as simple as a 'hi' or an advanced Christmas greeting.
I'll then message you a link to the public beta testing version where we are working on the site. You can just start using it and send us your valuable feedback and wishes if you have any. That way we can improve Chessity together.
Advanced Christmas Wishes!
[Image credits: Frog image > via Pixabay by Alexas_Fotos through CC0 | Gift icon > via Pixabay by Artsbee through CC0]