FAQ about our “new” look

First of all, thank you for visiting us here at All About Romance.

We’re very excited about the new look and advanced search capabilities we unveiled in late 2004. The site was configured to work with 99% of browsers as long as your resolution is set to 800 (rather than 640) and Java is working correctly. Some IMAC users may have trouble viewing the site properly. If you experience difficulties, please download the latest Apple browser (ie, Safari) as Microsoft no longer provides updates to the version(s) of Internet Explorer as utilized by Apple.

What new features does your new look offer?

With our new Power Search feature, in addition to traditional author/title searches, you can now search for reviews by grade, reviewer, publisher, setting, sensuality, review date, ISBN, book setting, and even book type. And at the bottom of every review in the database you can search for books by author or title using one of two search options – our new database and our existing Freefind.com search engine. The database search will lead you to all reviews at AAR; the Freefind.com search engine can help you find other material at the site.

Are all reviews included in your Power Search?

Yes; we finished transferring more than 5,000 reviews by the end of November, 2005.

I just came across a page that looks like the “old AAR”? How do I get back to the new site?

Until the transition is complete, pages that haven’t yet been transferred will still carry the old look. Simply click on the AAR Home button at the bottom of each page to get back to the new site.

I just took a link to a review and came up with an error page. What’s happened?

As we tranfer reviews into the database we are deleting their original “pages” at AAR, rendering links to those pages unuseable. Just press your “back” button.

You used to provide book titles and links to reviews of books in a series at the top of reviews. Now there is only a “this book is part of a series” statement. Why did you eliminate this helpful feature?

That helpful feature required a great deal of time and effort we can no longer expend. Yes, folks, it sometimes required a half hour to research and update a single group of connected books, and given how many books are parts of series, well, you do the math. Which is why we built in the “this book is part of a series” statement in conjunction with the search module(s), at the end of each review, to provide you with a fairly easy way to get the information on your own. This will become even more helpful when all pages at AAR have been placed in the “new” format, but each of our more than 6,000 reviews already have this search functionality built in.

Once again, thanks for visiting! We’ll be updating this page as new questions arise and to keep you posted on our progress, so check back often.

We hope you enjoy our new look and encourage you to invite all your romance-reading friends to visit us soon.