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Its new, blue, and not instantly off putting; I might get to like it.
Though comments now take up much more room; my scrolling finger might get tired.

argg.. and if you click on the recent comments it takes you to the thread not the comment itself.

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Gkam84 [9119 posts] 4 years ago
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I haven't had a scan around the whole site yet, but the forum needs a little adjusting, its made it very compact, with ad's and stories and everything else over there >>>> on the right, squeezing all this to the left.

Colour's don't bother me, it could be pink and green for all I care.

As long as it works, that's what matters and can be improved upon.

At least the smiley's still work  19 105 41 21 35 8 39 45 103 3 24 31 4

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dave atkinson [6360 posts] 4 years ago
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oh there'll be all sorts of things need attention, probably. keep 'em coming  1

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dave atkinson [6360 posts] 4 years ago
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i'm off to bed though. it looks like it might not fall over, i guess we'll see...

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Gkam84 [9119 posts] 4 years ago
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The one thing that I'm glad has seen no change (hopefully until the off season) is the fantasy game, with only a couple of races left. Its maybe better to keep it as is  3

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giff77 [1297 posts] 4 years ago
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First impressions after the what the feck! I like it. The home page does feel a bit claustrophobic / busy though. Probably get used to that. Like the way I can choose the order of comments. Need to have a go with my phone to get a better feel as that is my main platform for looking at the site.

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badkneestom [135 posts] 4 years ago
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I'd say front page is a little too vertical, but overall well done. Too much was going on before.

Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

Edit: and you have news, top stories, and today's stories as 3/4 first sections on page. I'd say bring reviews up, maybe eliminate/consolidate a news section. Seems redundant now.

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mikroos [257 posts] 4 years ago
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Wow, it doesn't happen too often that a new layout doesn't make me say 'what the heck?!', which is great  3 Evolutionary, but not revolutionary (as there was no need for a revolution).

I very much like the new colours and more spacing between letters in headlines. Personally I'd go for sans-serif fonts exclusively (OK, maybe with an exception for article titles and leads, but content should surely be written in sans-serif IMHO) but it's not a big reason to complain.

The only thing I kind of dislike is the removal of the news carousel on the main page. It was kinda cool - maybe you could consider bringing it back?

Overall, job well done!

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dave atkinson [6360 posts] 4 years ago
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badkneestom wrote:

Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

what phone are you using? works fine for me is why i ask

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dave atkinson [6360 posts] 4 years ago
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argg.. and if you click on the recent comments it takes you to the thread not the comment itself.

fixed

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badback [302 posts] 4 years ago
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Looking good. Very crisp.

Occasionally getting the word 'comment' in the top left hand corner of the page though !

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charliemac74 [192 posts] 4 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:
badkneestom wrote:

Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

what phone are you using? works fine for me is why i ask

Same problem here. Samsung Galaxy S3 with native browser, Chrome and Firefox all just displaying original post.

That said, new format for full site seems much more mobile friendly.

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charliemac74 [192 posts] 4 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:
badkneestom wrote:

Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

what phone are you using? works fine for me is why i ask

Same problem here. Samsung Galaxy S3 with native browser, Chrome and Firefox all just displaying original post.

That said, new format for full site seems much more mobile friendly.

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charliemac74 [192 posts] 4 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:
badkneestom wrote:

Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

what phone are you using? works fine for me is why i ask

Same problem here. Samsung Galaxy S3 with native browser, Chrome and Firefox all just displaying original post.

That said, new format for full site seems much more mobile friendly.

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charliemac74 [192 posts] 4 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:
badkneestom wrote:

Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

what phone are you using? works fine for me is why i ask

Same problem here. Samsung Galaxy S3 with native browser, Chrome and Firefox all just displaying original post.

That said, new format for full site seems much more mobile friendly.

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VeloPeo [353 posts] 4 years ago
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Dave Atkinson wrote:
badkneestom wrote:

Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

what phone are you using? works fine for me is why i ask

Working fine for me on Safari via iOS 7

Site actually looks better on phone than via Firefox on desktop  1

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bleako [5 posts] 4 years ago
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Got one of those cheap iphones, can't see the full thread in mobile either.

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charliemac74 [192 posts] 4 years ago
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I need to learn to press 'Save' once and be patient.

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archieboy [49 posts] 4 years ago
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Looking good sir. Like it.

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bleako [5 posts] 4 years ago
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bleako wrote:

Got one of those cheap iphones, can't see the full thread in mobile either.

Which is to say full site on mobile is fine, but m.road.cc forum not so much

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dave atkinson [6360 posts] 4 years ago
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charliemac74 wrote:

I need to learn to press 'Save' once and be patient.

i've updated the 'latest comments' box to only show one comment from any thread, so you can make the same comment as many times as you like  1

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dave atkinson [6360 posts] 4 years ago
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people on mobile not seeing full thread: are you using m.road.cc?

because the new site is designed to work better on smartphones in full mode.

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thelimopit [144 posts] 4 years ago
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I do like it, but I think the shade of blue is a little to light to be legible on crappy monitors. Might just be my eyes, mind.

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dave atkinson [6360 posts] 4 years ago
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badback wrote:

Occasionally getting the word 'comment' in the top left hand corner of the page though !

yeah you shouldn't be seeing that any more  1

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dave atkinson [6360 posts] 4 years ago
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comments should be back on m.road.cc, btw

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tom_w [228 posts] 4 years ago
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Very clean and modern, I like it

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James Warrener [1086 posts] 4 years ago
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Excellent work. Always nice to have a bit of a change to keep things fresh and interesting.

Other major websites with awful clutter on their homepage take note  1

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Super Domestique [1621 posts] 4 years ago
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My bookmarked m.road.cc wasn't working this morning but now is.

Logged in to the www. version on my phone and all was well though.

I must confess, I think I liked the site more - sorry Dave! I like some of the new info (ie. Team - although where is Tony?)

ps. How do you get to join 'The Team?'

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tom_w [228 posts] 4 years ago
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I will miss the yellow though; I kind of associated it with road.cc and it was nice and distinctive. I guess the change in colour is part of a wider re-branding?

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James Warrener [1086 posts] 4 years ago
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Super Domestique wrote:

ps. How do you get to join 'The Team?'

I have often wondered  3

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dave atkinson [6360 posts] 4 years ago
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jimmythecuckoo wrote:
Super Domestique wrote:

ps. How do you get to join 'The Team?'

I have often wondered  3

you're in the team, JTC. you just need to look harder  3

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