When you write these sort of attention-grabbing sky-is-falling articles could you put in which platforms/os are known to be affected please?
12 posts • joined 29 Nov 2011
Firstly, any "story" which quotes Gartner turns me right off. How did their stupid quadrant get acceptance as something "magical" outside of the 3-6 year age range?
Secondly, how the hell is the fact that people like to easy to use websites & dislike hard to use ones not obvious to everyone? Is someone really going to read this and go "ah, THAT's one tiny trick"? Surely the problem's deeper than that? I tried to use First Great Western's mobile site the other day to buy a ticket - a "user story" which you'd think might have been tested - to find that that was apparently not possible. So you're right at least about the customer only caring about their last transaction, cause another company got my business & I won't be using them again.
Hope that's at least ranty enough to be entertaining, [smiley face]
(Posting in here as I don't seem to be able to create a new thread?)
What's going on with the new mobile view? Complaints are:
- It at least *feels* like it loads slower
- The spinny Vulture icon covering the page while its loading is annoying/really disruptive - what's wrong with just letting the browser do what it normally does when loading a page?
- You can't tell which stories you've read as links and visited links are the same colour
- The comments button after a story appears to dump you randomly into the middle of the comments page, and the number of comments shown on the button doesn't appear to be right
- Long comments pages break Chrome's UI a bit; normally you can just drag up & down a bit to show the brower's bar, but on those pages you have to scroll almost all the way to the top of the page before you can see it for some reason.
- The icons at the top right look a bit blurry and hence budget.
Is this picky? I know no-one really likes change but honestly I can't see any obvious improvements in the new layout!
I wish our IT department would google stuff, generally I have to tell them exactly what I want by looking at their vendor's catalogue, then they charge me 10% more that that & I have to help them install & configure it. The idea of IT being able to actually help me do my job better seems frankly laughable from here...
That's impressive that in a 3.5 line comment you've revealed that you neither read the article nor know what you're talking about!
1) It's got a NUCLEAR powersource charging BATTERIES - there are no solar panels
2) "Odd to think that ..." yes it would be odd to think that, cause it's never happened! Reduction in power due to dust accumulation was expected for the MER's (Spirit & Opportunity) - it was a design decision to live with that / design for it given the limited lifespan expected for other reasons rather than put in some probably easily-breakable, not very effective cleaning system.
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