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Photo Galleries Blow Rendering Good Photos Unusable

31 May 2014 03:06

I think this title is pretty self-explanatory.

How hard is it to have a photo gallery that works when you click on the direction arrows?

Am I missing something and is this acceptable as it has not worked correctly for viewing for the last ten years or something like that ..



thanks in advance
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31 May 2014 11:25

I too find it rare to get through an entire photo gallery without losing the next picture button. There are so many times I only see the first 10 of many.
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31 May 2014 11:43

I just went through the Zonc gallery from start to finish without any problems (other than a wrong caption to picture number 36).
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picture this

01 Jun 2014 16:52

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I only get to see half a pic viewed through explorer

been like this for awhile

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02 Jun 2014 02:51

However they're doing it, they're doing it wrong.

Often, the thumbnail is a more complete picture than the enlarged image. That makes no sense. The "full size" pictures are getting cropped so that they are hardly worth viewing.

And then there's the more recent addition of annoying white text across the photos themselves. Here's a hint: White text over white background is unreadable.

It's 2014 FFS. No one notices that?
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02 Jun 2014 07:52

A number of problems with the galleries in terms of bugs, where you see only half the pic display, to the image captions not appearing, to general concerns over usability. We're trying to fix a few of the issues at the moment but it's proving to be harder than it should be. We'll get there though.
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03 Jun 2014 03:20

Daniel Benson wrote:A number of problems with the galleries in terms of bugs, where you see only half the pic display, to the image captions not appearing, to general concerns over usability. We're trying to fix a few of the issues at the moment but it's proving to be harder than it should be. We'll get there though.


Daniel I really do appreciate you taking the time to address my concerns. Thanks.
The pics are good but it gets frustrating...
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03 Jun 2014 09:49

No worries. We're frustrated (editorial) because it takes time to upload images and we want them to be displayed as best as possible for you guys, the readers. We've had a number of tech glitches on the site over the last week or so especially - a lot of 404s - but we're chugging through them.

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09 Jun 2014 22:31

This particular gallery seems equally wrought with issues:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tech-teams-break-out-the-lightweight-kit-for-criterium-du-dauphines-mountainous-stage-2

Sometimes clicking on a pic brings one back to the main article, other times to a different "version" of the same pic.

Still some issues with the white text over photos. Many times it is simply unreadable and nothing but a distraction to the viewing.

Also, is there any reason in the world that the "forward" arrow is on the left, and the "back" arrow is on the right? That must be a first for the internet.
Makes. No. Sense.
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09 Jun 2014 23:00

An example from that gallery:

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10 Jun 2014 03:05

Netserk wrote:An example from that gallery:


That's not what I get at all. I get two direction arrows, in the upper left region of the pic, that are aligned backwards. I would try to post a screen shot but I've lost my patience with battling the format issues on this forum right now.

I'm sure by 2020 Froome will have his record number of TdF wins, and everything will work just fine on the forum.
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11 Jun 2014 10:02

Could someone explain to your tech guy how tubular sizing works. 25mm is the width. 28inch refers to diameter.

NetApp-Endura opted for seriously wide 25-28mm tyres despite the hills that lay ahead


http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/tech-teams-break-out-the-lightweight-kit-for-criterium-du-dauphines-mountainous-stage-2/309552
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08 Jul 2014 17:47

this website has one of the worst galley system i've ever saw in my life :confused:
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14 Jul 2014 00:01

When are you going to fix the half photo issue in your galleries. Its been going on for probably a year now. I no longer bother to check the photos because 90% will not show completely!
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14 Jul 2014 00:05

Its been way longer than a year..!:mad:
I never bother to look at the pics anymore because it is so infuriating. just unreal.
Might as well just take away all the pics because viewing them is worthless...
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14 Jul 2014 01:12

Yeah, it's the Tour..de France. The Big One. And the pics are still worthless here.

If CN isn't embarrassed by this, that's OK. I'm embarrassed enough for them.

Would you like to see how it's done?

http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/07/tour-de-france-stage-5-in-photos/

You're welcome. :)

Why not just scrap the current format, and use and outside photo-hosting site?

Or just stop posting pics, because I, like many others here, can't even be bothered to look anymore.
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11 Sep 2014 02:54

The photo galleries seem to be getting worse.

First, the long-standing problem of poor rendering has been going on for more than a year.

Second, recently i have noticed that when you try to click to the next photo you end up back at the article instead of seeing the next photo. This is quite a pain.

I hope those in charge realize you are losing readers with the shoddy administration on this website.

I used to look at cyclingnews several times a day. Now, I view cyclingnews two or three times a week.

If you don't care enough to take care of your infrastructure, why should readers care enough to read your content and purchase from your advertisers?
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14 Sep 2014 13:55

I decided to give it another shot. I really did.

But wow, the gallery feature at CN is still easily the worst photo rendering I've found anywhere. No point in naming the specifics, it's all been covered above.

Kudos to the powers-that-be! Your readers are laughing at you.
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18 Sep 2014 16:11

Dear CN,

Why do you go through all of the trouble to post photo galleries? You may as well stop wasting the bandwidth. When a gallery is clicked on the pictures either do not render properly or it kicks back to the article.

Again, why compound the frustration of your readers by posting photos that are difficult to view? Save yourself the bandwidth and the readers some frustration and just stick to articles without pictures.
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04 Nov 2014 21:49

Still rockin' it at at CN I see! :rolleyes:

I admit, I was tempted by the Kilimanjaro gallery. Jokes on me though.

Seriously, this has got to be the only site left on the internet incapable of posting a reasonable and functioning photo gallery.

The mind boggles. :confused:
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