New website live

Discussion of the re-branding of CTC as Cycling UK.
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Re: New website live

Postby Psamathe » 6 Apr 2016, 3:16pm

Tangled Metal wrote:Awful site. I hate it with a passion! I hope the organization fails miserably because of that site!

Sorry but it's not mobile friendly!...

I've not tried it on my mobile but, these days to bring out a new site and NOT make it mobile friendly completely beggars belief. What are they playing at (and who is making such a pig's ear of it all).

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Re: New website live

Postby Bez » 6 Apr 2016, 3:24pm

It's borderline unusable on my phone (Android Lollipop, Chrome). It's not responsively implemented and the menus are severely dysfunctional via touch.

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Re: New website live

Postby Tangled Metal » 6 Apr 2016, 8:46pm

Bez wrote:It's borderline unusable on my phone (Android Lollipop, Chrome). It's not responsively implemented and the menus are severely dysfunctional via touch.

That's what I found. There's a few sites around like that. The YACF forum does.it for me. I'm on android 4.4.2 using chrome.

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Re: New website live

Postby mjr » 7 Apr 2016, 9:47am

Bez wrote:It's borderline unusable on my phone (Android Lollipop, Chrome). It's not responsively implemented and the menus are severely dysfunctional via touch.

Not even by touch - there's a gap between the heading that opens the menu when I hover and the menu itself, so I have to move the pointer really quickly to jump that gap and avoid the menu closing before I can select an item.

As far as I can make out from the debugger without really delving into the code of stylesheets with long numeric names, someone may have positioned the menus by doing pixel arithmetic without realising that fonts differ in sizes between devices, so their maths is a bit off on every type of browser other than the one they use.
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Re: New website live

Postby ncutler » 7 Apr 2016, 9:52am

google are keen for websites to be mobile friendly, and I believe it is the case that google page ranking penalises sites that are not.

google even provide a tool to test sites at: https://www.google.co.uk/webmasters/too ... -friendly/

When you submit http://www.cyclinguk.org/ for testing you receive:

"Not mobile friendly
Text too small
Mobile viewport not set
Links too close together
Content wider than screen"

On my mobile it has the look and feel of an infant finger-painting exercise that dribbles over the edge of the paper, over the table, and drips onto the carpet ........ its a sort of cheap imported folding shopper of a site.
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Re: New website live

Postby Philip Benstead » 7 Apr 2016, 9:53am

mjr wrote:
Bez wrote:It's borderline unusable on my phone (Android Lollipop, Chrome). It's not responsively implemented and the menus are severely dysfunctional via touch.

Not even by touch - there's a gap between the heading that opens the menu when I hover and the menu itself, so I have to move the pointer really quickly to jump that gap and avoid the menu closing before I can select an item.

As far as I can make out from the debugger without really delving into the code of stylesheets with long numeric names, someone may have positioned the menus by doing pixel arithmetic without realising that fonts differ in sizes between devices, so their maths is a bit off on every type of browser other than the one they use.


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Re: New website live

Postby Bonefishblues » 7 Apr 2016, 10:02am

Displays fine on the small android tablet I typically use.

Having never been "wedded" to the CTC, so without axes to grind either way, I reckon that's not a bad start. I think it will appeal to the broader demographic that's being sought.

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...but just had a wander over to Eroica. Goodness me, I know that there are a lot of these retro events, so the template is relatively set, but what a brilliant site that is.

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Re: New website live

Postby greyingbeard » 7 Apr 2016, 6:59pm

yes please Id like £50 to get off my backside on onto my saddle, on backside of course