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#1
It is an awful mess. I've had to switch from firefox to IE just to read it at all.

I am well aware that change is always resisted - but the timing of this just before Christmas and the ineptitude of the functionality now provided are staggering.
#2
As a software consultant I would never have let this site go live without testing it on at least IE6, IE7, Firefox on all OSes, Safari, Konqueror and the Wii/PSP/DS browsers.

In this day and age, creating a site that works cross platform without too many issues simply means coding to standards. Sure, there will be small problems between browsers but nothing like this. I have never seen something like this and to be honest, I would suggest switching back to the old layout and putting this new one through a far more rigorous testing phase before going live with it again.

Given my rates, I just gave you free advice worth around £300. Now thats a hot deal ;)

Edit: This is what it looks like for me.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e145/roboto-chan/hukd.jpg
#3
I bet they had a 'mate' that developed this site for them. **** interface that was clearly not thoroughly thought through from the users perspective.
#4
johnnywashngo
As a software consultant I would never have let this site go live without testing it on at least IE6, IE7, Firefox on all OSes, Safari, Konqueror and the Wii/PSP/DS browsers.

In this day and age, creating a site that works cross platform without too many issues simply means coding to standards. Sure, there will be small problems between browsers but nothing like this. I have never seen something like this and to be honest, I would suggest switching back to the old layout and putting this new one through a far more rigorous testing phase before going live with it again.

Given my rates, I just gave you free advice worth around £300. Now thats a hot deal ;)

Edit: This is what it looks like for me.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e145/roboto-chan/hukd.jpg

That is what it looks like to me too everything running into each other text on top of text it is a nightmare
#5
Shocking site, some good new features but the new site is terrible.
#6
Yesss please give us back the old site , i really cant stand this new layout and i guess some may miss out on any hot deals or bother to post any because of this new layout :?
banned#7
johnnywashngo
As a software consultant I would never have let this site go live without testing it on at least IE6, IE7, Firefox on all OSes, Safari, Konqueror and the Wii/PSP/DS browsers.

In this day and age, creating a site that works cross platform without too many issues simply means coding to standards. Sure, there will be small problems between browsers but nothing like this. I have never seen something like this and to be honest, I would suggest switching back to the old layout and putting this new one through a far more rigorous testing phase before going live with it again.

Given my rates, I just gave you free advice worth around £300. Now thats a hot deal ;)

Edit: This is what it looks like for me.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e145/roboto-chan/hukd.jpg


Hi Johny - I design websites and build css in my job as well (not as a primary activity I admit), and I agree with all your points.

Even if the designer/implementor is lazy, surely at the very least you would stick it in firefox, firebug the lot, THEN fix the ie bugs after. Then maybe go live if you are desperate, while looking into safari and opera.

how this managed to go live I have no idea.

Because HUKDs is frequented by a higher proportion of NON-web savvy people, I think their visitors may drop.

Finally... what an utterly stupid time to change over - just before christmas and post-christmas deals.

the other annoying thing... is I guess this turd of a new site is why the server has been so so slow recently.
#8
Got to agree...the sight looks the same to me via Firefox, a confusing mess, which is frustrating for the only site I would religiously visit at least twice a day! :P

Anyway, I'm off to work and hopefully my early CHristmas present will be the site all fixed up!
#9
I'm using a mac with Firefox and this is unbearable!! :x What a stupid time to try out a new design when everyone is trying hard to find some bargains for xmas. I'm a designer and the website looks like a college leaver who has learned everything from a "How to design a modern website" tutorial. Bring back the old site but just put in a decent search engine and everyone's a winner!!
#10
I actually dont mind the new site...
Think with time Ill actually be used to it and happy...
Changes have to happen and always take time to get used to or iron out any problems...
One thing I have noticed though ...
Most people complaining about the sites new look have very few postings even a lot are under 10 posts!...is this existing members covering their tracks or people that just view the site and dont add their views or thanx to posts?
Just my thoughts recently have been that too many people jump on deals and spoil them for active HUKD members...
Maybe if you dont like the site then go elsewhere...or give it at least a day to get used to before you start whinging....
sorry but fed up with all the complaining at the moment...
Bah humbug!
Kim
#11
kimbo_frog
I actually dont mind the new site...
Think with time Ill actually be used to it and happy...
Changes have to happen and always take time to get used to or iron out any problems...
Kim


Yes, the changes look like they are to the benefit of the site visitors. I don't think that is what people are complaining about at all - better functionality is a good thing, a broken site is a major step backwards.

Look at the pictures being posted by users and tell me that they shouldn't be complaining about the site. It appears to be untested software that has been put live.

They could have at least examined their web statistics to determine what browser people use to view the site and make sure it works in them.

I am convinced that when the layout issues are resolved, the site will be much better to use and we will all enjoy using it. At the moment, however, it is broken to such an extent that I, and others on the boards, cannot use it to find or post deals properly.
#12
OLD Site = Fantastic

New Site = ****

Bloody hell how small is this text in the editor!!!???
#13
New is not always better, if they need to do some changes and it looks better in a few days I will come back.

If it stays like this I may visit once in a while not every day as I do now.
[admin]#14
force Refresh Your **** Browser!

Ctrl + F5
#15
vibeone
Hi Johny - I design websites and build css in my job as well (not as a primary activity I admit), and I agree with all your points.


Well, if that is the case, you should at least understand broswer cache, and realise that that is the problem, not HUKD.

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