Click on whole masthead - This is on our to do list.
lack of this ability is overhang from long ago when we sold ads on the masthead.
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lack of this ability is overhang from long ago when we sold ads on the masthead.
Thanks Moeity for your feedback - we'll read it carefully. Just one point from me for now - we did not make changes for ads purposes. By placing ad above the masthead - we have actually de-emphasised the top ad slot.
Noted. There is actually no more spacing than before between headlines - although the white background clearly makes it more obvious.
At one point, we ran sponsor links within masthead in home page "takeovers". We don't do that any more so we will update for entire masthead.
Thanks - we'll check it out.
There is a lot of headlines in the front page main grid - but more pics than previously - so not quite as much a wall of text than before
Thanks for the catch - teething production issue here. Think this will fade away.
We have not touched the comments layout - so am not sure what is going on here. If you have time, please send us screenshot, browser version, OS to firstname.lastname@example.org
We do have "Read state" - it used to be pale grey. It is now a slightly darker grey. We can experiment with shades - but just in case it is a browser thing - what browser / OS are you using?
An unexpected use case of print icon. We'll have a think about this.
Links had had read state since launch.
Two possibilities spring to mind:
The difference in shade between read not read is not distinct enough - for you? for others?
A browser-specific issue.
Please check. If not former, tell us what browser you are using?
I have forwarded your comment to our chief sub-editor.
No need to sneak anything past me, Naughtyhorse.
We'll have a look on Monday but in the meantime, if you can spare the time, please send us screenshot to email@example.com
The more stories unit has been there for a long time. We have simply removed other related stories unit.
Must admit that this did not loom large in our thinking. But I am happy it still works!
Well you shall have an upvote from me!
Did you every follow link to El Reg from twitter? I think there was a/b test on mobile auto redirect.
There is a change to the desktop link at bottom but that appears to have stopped working for some reason. Bug report.
It is not question of can't do - it's a question of won't do until we work our way through the business implications. We have 50 mouths to feed here.
P.S. Anything we do on this score in first instance would be adaptive not responsive.
I am not a fan of page spanning either - p.s. we still support print article .
I wasn't involved in last redesign - but I can say that there was little if any backtracking going on.
You appear to have changed your prose style since the Art of Fly Fishing, Mr. Hartley.
Office 13? Really?
Sounds like our first bug report , Dave. We have reproduced this in IE8 and IE9 - and will fix.
We do not support IE7 and lower.
So we could go adaptive tomorrow. However ... advertisers pay a fraction for mobile eyeballs if they are looking at mobile site - and pay decent rates for ads on mobile eyeballs on desktop site. There is nothing underhand about this - but it is crazy. We need to figure out a sane way to do this without self-harming.
How did you know what we are wearing?
Duly noted, However the issue raised is the top article only as the login bar, reg banner, masthead and nav bar combo is slightly thinner than before.
Confess? It wasn't me...
Responsive in 5 mins? You are hired!
December 19 Update no.4 - changes
Changed screen outside site background colour from white to grey.
Top Art in stories - now editorially selectable - in response to feedback about relevance (see above).
Reduced headline font size on Hero “story” at top of front page, articles and forum pages.
Masthead - entirely clickable to get back to front page(with exception of area containing social media buttons).
Footer - “The Register” text now clickable to help return readers to front page.
Visited and hover states swapped for better readability.
A Christmas masthead!
One week on. Update No.2 - our story is here
just letting you know that we are listening to your feedback. A quick update for now - we’ll report back to you next week.
Half-second delay added before the mouseover triggers drop down nav. We hopes this eliminates those annoying accidental pop-ups.
Two bugs reported - we have fixed one, restoring the ability to switch between desktop and mobile versions. The second. namely the loss of right click to open new tabs affects IE8 + IE9 users - just under six per cent of our readers, We know how to fix it - and it’s on our to do list. We’ll get this out before the end of next week.
Bye, bye print article icon - rarely used, not coming back. We still support this feature - so you are welcome to get hacking. *
Here is a checklist of the changes we have made.
Grey (mostly) axed from colour palette - site is probably too monochrome now - but where better place to start than black and white?
Top ad moved - to get more space-for and attention for editorial content.
Expanding section nav - to make content more accessible
Fixed navbar - an aide memoire to encourage people to explore site
Footer - more logical home for many links
Tidied up the right column - We think it is easier to navigate.
Pics at the top of nearly all stories - visual is good, right?
Removed left column in the story page - declutter
Reduced number of “teaser” units at bottom of story page - declutter
Social media buttons and tags moved - more logical places on the page
Front page headline carousel - rotating teasers, are they effective? Let's A/B test.
Removed tabs and content buttons - tried to make content accessible.-
Feature removed - most commented - will be unpopular with some - but ignored / unused by vast majority. We aim to rethink this feature - but at a later date.
Feature removed print article - not used - This is not coming back
Thanks for the feedback on this - there is element of self-policing required here - in this case we got it wrong IMO.
Let's clarify this. Anti-Andrew viewpoint- whatever. Ad homs, often vicious - they're not getting through.
Yes we considered this when we set up user forums - but we put it the idea on back burner and it stayed there ever since. Libel laws mean that we certainly won't have volunteer mods for article comments.
Not us... are you thinking of another site, maybe?
+1 for spot. Episode 15, it is.
We have had one self-inflicted data leak when we cced email addresses on a mailing list to people on that mailing list. We reported ourselves to ICO - and fessed up on the site.
I am unaware of any data breach.
You think the video is marketing fluff - fair enough. You think we may be shilling - unfair and wrong.
So we are dealing with UK defamation laws here - and a defamation case. So moderators will always err on the side of caution - which appears to be the case with you, Vladimir.
But guys - no links to any abusive messages, OK?
Fair dos - my colleague has added some links which address your point, I think.
Umm... our site back end is built on perl and mod_perl. Are we forgiven?
He is doing remote work for an overseas client.
That Google adsense customer being naughty - if you see it again please point us to domain and we will block.
I have looked at this rejected comment which dates back to August 2013. I am fairly sure the recruitment site was not a customer of ours at that time - although it had been previously for some years.
Personally, I would have accepted your post - but our moderators are particularly vigilant when it comes to potential libel - and sometimes we err on the side of caution. This is understandable as we are responsible under UK law for everything that is published on our site and we do not have resources to check claims made in posts.
Ok we have not updated this app - and OS changes have made it pretty bad. We do plan to update this app though - will keep you posted when we have news to share.
This is a Bloomberg video and hence its overlay and its ad.
PS I think the video tag was fixed a while ago.
Hello Hadvar - any day now! Badges are attached to handles - you changed yours on 8 Nov 2013.
We haven't done anything! A third party company built the app for us. We don't maintain it - and neither are we prepared to update it - not enough readers. If we charged, would people pay?
Hi there - the Winphone app is a difficult one for us - there simply isn't enough users for us to justify updating this at the moment. This could change.
Ok fearnothing I will broadcast this on home page on Saturday.
Any time there is a misbehaving ad we get to hear about it PDQ - via Twitter, our journos, complaints to various email addresses including to the MD. This is not a common problem Mostly we stop the ad, report it to the media buying agency who then go back to the creative agency (often owned by a different group). 02 was the only example i can think of where this did not work.
Inappropriate ads probably happen more frequently - and they could be anywhere. As I said these have slipped through the category blocks that we have in place with Google. But once spotted they are very easy to switch off.
Updated: We have blocked thaimatches.com domain.
It sounds like a Google ad - and I am not sure how this slipped the net - we ban whole classes of Google ads (including nappy / diaper ads). I am not sure if we we have enough info to block this one. If you see it again please send us a screenshot to webmaster @theregister.co.uk.