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Blogs An update on the redesign

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 20 Apr 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. roadie

    roadie New Member

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    It appears to be a much busier design.
     
  3. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    An Android mobile app would be welcome but not essential. I can still use the site on my phone, it just involves a lot of zooming etc. I think that would be more useful for news and hardare reviews and less useful for the forums.
     
  4. mrbens

    mrbens New Member

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    Could you not have just changed the old format to list the last 20 or 30 articles instead of the 10 it showed before? Then you can still show more of your new articles on the main page.
     
  5. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Unfortunately, it's not as simple as that. If we did that, we'd have readers complaining about 'excessive scrolling' (which they are complaining about on the new design, which actually has a shorter page length than the old design).
     
  6. Byron C

    Byron C No liability accepted as a result of this post

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    What the hell? I'm away from the site for a few days and you move the furniture round?!

    :p

    In all seriousness though, I much prefer this new layout/design. I can remember the last bit-tech redesign; that made the site look a hell of a lot better, and this redesign is going along pretty much the same lines.

    The choice of variable/fixed width forums is a real godsend. When I browsed the site with my netbook on the old design, adverts used to obscure part of the text on some forum posts (particularly those with large images, like project logs). This problem is now completely gone!
     
  7. DriftCarl

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    what is the deal with the iPad thing on the menu bar on the main page. I can understand having apple there, but why specifically ipad?
     
  8. billysielu

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    The content is too narrow, there's no getting around it.
     
  9. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Hot topics, they can be changed as and when we want.
     
  10. Zero_UK

    Zero_UK New Member

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    Seriously guys, don't need to explain anything to be honest. Everything new requires a good few weeks at least to settle in and then it can be judged :) Second day is way too early to judge.

    PS: I like the new site.
     
  11. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    A mobile version would be ace, something which is streamlined and formatted for a small screen. I mean, the forums work acceptably on my phone, the main pages are a little content heavy for it though.
     
  12. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    +1 mobile version ! I want to browse bit-tech on my Zune !
     
  13. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Mobile version would be nice, although I'm less fussed since I've gone back to Opera on my phone!

    Nice redesign though, I like it.
     
  14. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    +2 to mobile version! I want to browse bit-tech on my iPhone !

    apart from font change, what else has been changed in the last 2 days?
     
  15. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I think an iPhone/iPad & an Android app would be the icing on the cake personally, although, i don't think it should include the forums, just the main site. Maybe base it on the Sky News app, and alter it to suit bit's needs, although, i think you need to include the comments part of the stories though.

    Sam
     
  16. itazura

    itazura PAWAA GURABU DAISUKI, YABAI DESU YO

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    way too narrow. apart from that it's really nice.

    edit: nevermind, didn't notice you can make the forums varible width. awesome :D
     
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  17. Confused Fishcake

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    The harsh black/white transition to the left of the text makes it much less readable. I for one find it a great deal harder to skim through an article, and its ghastly trying to read it in a dark room.
     
  18. runadumb

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    I always hate redesigns at first so will give it a few weeks and then probably will never want to see the old version again haha.
     
  19. GFC

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    Too bad I read all of through RSS so I don't really notice a lot of work that you guys put into this. But it certainly does feel better. Thanks for all of your hard work. x)
     
  20. Awoken

    Awoken Gazing at the stars

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    I would love to see a mobile version of bit-tech, my phone (Xperia X1) creaks a bit when loading the full site.
     
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