TShame wrote:Thanks for your invitation to post here.
My suggestion was to put a link at the end of each article to a forum new thread. Thus, anyone who wants to discuss that article or read the comments made about that article's subject could easily locate and join in that day's discussion.
Nice to know so many liked my suggestion.
irondan wrote:I don't know if your referring to the new Beta version or the old mobile platform. The new mobile platform is not endless scroll like velonews and is designed very well. You shouldn't need to access the desktop site with the way the new site is setup. Also, I took a look around to see if it's even possible to access the desktop site from the mobile site like you could before and it doesn't look like you can.
Great job on the new mobile site CN!! :D:D
Tyre Byter wrote:Is there a view full site option on the mobile page?
I spend 99% of my time on mobile and consider it a real waste of time to scroll thru endless extraneous stuff and random adds to find what I came to the website for. I want to see it, isolate it, click it - done.
Velonews has a similar endless scroll mobile site which, unless I'm directed there by a link in a CN forum, I glance at once a week at best because it's tedious to sort thru.
So, full site option on mobile, please (unless I just haven't found it yet.)
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Granville57 wrote:Then I noticed the red, floating "feedback" button, which I clicked on because, much to my dismay, the photo galleries still aren't function correctly (if at all).
When clicking on a thumbnail, that image then has a yellow border around it to indicate that it has been selected. But then nothing happens. Nothing. The main image remains the same. I can click and select any number of thumbnails (and their border then becomes highlighted in yellow), but the larger image above never changes to that image. So, once again, the CN photo gallery is completely useless.
I'm not meaning to be excessively rude about this, but I, as well as others, have raised the specific issues of failed photo galleries for some time now. If that feature doesn't become functional, then seriously, don't bother with anything else. Just call it day. Sorry for being so blunt, but it is nearly 2015.
I tried to report this using the feedback option available, but that was proving to be too time consuming. It didn't seem to allow me to type in horizontal mode on my phone (iphone5), only in vertical mode—which makes typing much more cumbersome. So here I am.
Re: The Feedback function
Ugghh...the process needs to be simplified.
Look, I was simply trying to inform you that the photo galleries are still not functioning. That was it. But now I've wasted way more time on this than I had ever intended.
PeterB wrote:Things that do not work too well in my opinion (some points already raised by Granville57):
- featured articles (Today on CN) - is it really necessary to have them on top of the page? I would prefer just a list of news articles, results, etc., from which I choose what I want to read. It makes sense to include this section on the normal main page but for small mobile displays this seems to me as waste of space (and doubtful if these are really articles your readers look for with their mobiles - I mean, videos?)
- links to related articles - usually they are quite old articles so it does not make much sense to dedicate to them prescious space on top of the front page - should be enough if links to them are provided on the sub-page of the respective featured article
- floating "feedback" button - not really needed to have it on screen every time
- floating main banner - on my mobile it occupies 20% of the screen height; I would prefer to have those 20% available for the content, and if I need the menu included in the banner (? - if it is a menu, it does not work for me - if I click on it, it acts as if transparent and I select what is behind it), I would simply scroll to the top of the page to reach it - again, waste of display space
- it seems as if the front page is now "longer" and includes much more pictures and other content than the previous design - this is quite inconvenient as this means that it takes more time to download and display first few pictures, which are usually the most important articles for the reader. Would it perhaps be possible to somehow limit the number of items displayed on the front page? E.g., 6 articles (with big pictures) per Don't miss, Features and Tech section seems quite a lot to me.
- headlines of the sections (e.g. Latest News) do not include link to that sub-page. It would make sense if you could get to the News by clicking on the headline
So much my first impressions...
JohnLower wrote:Why are there no longer any comments following articles on cyclingnews.com?
I miss all the exchanges/banter between the posters.
ChrisIM wrote:With regards to the image loading time, we aim to keep the images really small (we're talking ~40kb per image). How long is it taking the page to load for you? Would you mind letting us know which type of device you're using to load the site primarily, as well as whether this is over WiFi or 3G/4G? The more info we can get the easier I can try loading it whilst wearing your metaphorical shoes.
ChrisIM wrote:Thanks for the feedback. I'll answer the points in order if I may.
Daniel Benson wrote:Hi Granville,
First off, happy holidays and thanks for taking the time to post more feedback.
Daniel Benson wrote:We set the new version of the site live for a very small percentage on desktop before closing the offices until Jan - in the region of around 1-2 per cent. So what you're seeing is the latest work carried out.
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