For the past several weeks, Carrie and I have been working behind the scenes to refresh our credit card displays and, as of yesterday evening, the new formatting is live!
The card-display refresh had a couple of goals. One was to simply make our credit card displays look nicer. I believe that was achieved (credit: Carrie)! Another goal was to simplify how we store and render credit card information. The data is now less than half the size it was before and, more importantly, it will be much easier to make changes to these displays going forward.
Right now, the information shown in the credit card displays is the same as before. It just looks different. Going forward, we’re going to be able to make changes more easily so that we can continue to improve our card displays. Some long term goals include updating and expanding the category bonus boxes (which will make our Best Category Bonuses page even more useful), link to related Card Talk segments from our podcasts, provide more information about the rewards that are earned with each card, and change the wordier parts of the displays (such as “noteworthy perks”) to show fewer words but more key high level information with a way to click for more details.
While we think that the roll-out of the new display has gone smoothly, we can’t be 100% sure that we caught all of the issues. If you find any problems, please comment below. In the meantime, you can check out variations of the new displays in many places across the blog, including: