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I really don't like the front page redesign. The stories are harder to pick out and there's too much white space will all the information scrunched into a smaller area. It looks like the hi-tec mobile version of a newspaper website circa 2009.
 
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Accordign to the news article they are receiving feedback via email, which seems kind of weird give that they have a forum specifically for this.

Do they even read the forums?
Also there are already a lot of comments on that article.
There's feedback via the forum, Twitter replies, comments, emails..

All of them are saying similar things about: the mobile site, results, ads. These are the most complained-about things I've seen so far.

Dan Benson has said that the results and mobile issues are being worked on.


https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cyclingnews-new-look/#disqus_thread


View: https://twitter.com/dnlbenson/status/1167835045555593216
 
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I'm sorry to say: definitely a regression.

A stage happens and it is difficult to find the results. This is important information that should be easy and simple to access.
 
The CN live ticker page used to remain on the spot I leave my page/curser whenever it updates (i.e. - at the top). Now, if I don't check it for awhile, I'll come back and find it on the bottom of the page - the first post, a bit of a PITA to have to always bring the page back up to the spot of the latest updates. Firefox on Mac.
 
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Friends from Cycling news,
Please return to previous page design. The new layout is awful to say it in a nice way. I do not know what you are trying to achieve with the new design. Certainly not a winner.
Hope you can go back or scrap the current one
 
Regarding live reporting:

It seems to me that the previous format was much more easier to read and follow. With the new format I must literally fight through the screen with my eyes to pick up text of the updates. In particular the time stamp in bold font seems to be too prominent - why is the least important information bolded? And why is there even the date? Could you please try removing date and maybe play with the font of the time stamp so that it is not more prominent than the actual text?
 
The OpenSans font they're using doesn't seem to support special characters so they're rendered as Arial.
Makes it a bit of an unfortunate choice for a site that writes about people and races and places with accented characters in their names.

Techie solution: change the style guide and get rid of the accents - Primoz Roglic is good enough for him ;o)
 
Regarding live reporting:

It seems to me that the previous format was much more easier to read and follow. With the new format I must literally fight through the screen with my eyes to pick up text of the updates. In particular the time stamp in bold font seems to be too prominent - why is the least important information bolded? And why is there even the date? Could you please try removing date and maybe play with the font of the time stamp so that it is not more prominent than the actual text?
Looking at the Stage 13 Live Report, 8 hours after the finish, and you scroll down a page or two, only to have the page refresh, and take you back to the top, find where you were and scroll down some more, and then another refresh, and back to the top again. It took about 6 refreshes before i got to the bottom...and I did give it plenty of time to load at the beginning. Each report seems to be in a 'box' which I suspect has something to do with it.
 
I agree with people saying the live report is considerably harder to read, more space between posts would be better, and I also agree that the refreshes are skewy. In my case on computer - it doesn't refresh to the page position I left it at, if I leave it at the top post and don't check it for a few minutes I find the page is open down the bottom. iOS is better, but still not as easy to decipher between posts as it used to be. Having the 'situation' info in a different font, or bolded, or italicized or different colour background would also help. Right now it looks like part of the live posts.
 
This new version seems to have allowed far more ads of the Google variety into the mobile version - to the point that articles are almost unreadable. - paragraph of text, then an ad, another paragraph of text, then another ad.
 
Yeah, refreshes of the live report - I have just tried going through today's Vuelta stage live updates on my mobile and it seems the page automatically refreshed every while. It was very distracting and after refresh I had to scroll to find where I ended reading. Could you please consider disabling automatic refresh entirely, or at least after you close the reporting for the day? It makes no sense to keep refreshing the page automatically if no updates are added any more.
 
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I just use firefox's "reader view" (toggled with F9 key) for the live reports. Much more legible, and no jumping around with the timed refresh. I just refresh now and again myself for updates.
 
Your answer makes sense, but it appears Open Sans does support special characters.
https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Open+Sans
Obviously not the ones included on the webpage. I think the ones on the site are Latin only, but should be Latin Extend to support some additional languages. Here is a bit more:
 
Obviously not the ones included on the webpage. I think the ones on the site are Latin only, but should be Latin Extend to support some additional languages. Here is a bit more:
Understood–just seems easily fixable by using the linked font. Or I'm missing something, which is entirely possible.
 

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