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General Category => Audax => Topic started by: ianrobo on February 03, 2019, 08:39:54 pm

Title: New website
Post by: ianrobo on February 03, 2019, 08:39:54 pm
New Audax Website just up then, Events are nicer to see now and looks more modern, any thoughts ?
Title: Re: New website
Post by: Hot Flatus on February 03, 2019, 08:50:09 pm
Events page is horrid in my view. It's much harder to quickly see what events are taking place on the same day.
Title: Re: New website
Post by: ianrobo on February 03, 2019, 08:53:59 pm
For those not aware new site is now at Audax.uk and not the old Aukweb site
Title: Re: New website
Post by: quixoticgeek on February 03, 2019, 09:28:44 pm

Results page is giving weird data. Says I've done 3 200km calendar events on 2019-09-30. I didn't know I'd done rides in the future...

J
Title: Re: New website
Post by: bhoot on February 03, 2019, 10:00:26 pm
QG - can you send a screen shot of your odd results to me (membership@audax.uk) and we can see if this is a bug that needs to be reported to the software people.
Title: Re: New website
Post by: quixoticgeek on February 03, 2019, 10:12:48 pm
QG - can you send a screen shot of your odd results to me (membership@audax.uk) and we can see if this is a bug that needs to be reported to the software people.

Sent.

J
Title: Re: New website
Post by: JonBuoy on February 03, 2019, 10:21:05 pm
Not that I ever bother with the certificates but I get:

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Problem creating certificate.
Please note : certificates are not available for provisional results.

when I press the button on my 'Dashboard' on the new website for an event that works OK on the old website.
Title: Re: New website
Post by: bhoot on February 03, 2019, 11:07:36 pm
Not that I ever bother with the certificates but I get:

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Problem creating certificate.
Please note : certificates are not available for provisional results.

when I press the button on my 'Dashboard' on the new website for an event that works OK on the old website.

Agreed - it does the same for me. This will be passed on to the supplier.

If you do notice specific issues with the new site (like these bugs, broken links etc) please report them to webcontent@audax.uk. It was just chance really that I happened to find this thread and can pick them up, the mail address is a more reliable way to get issues to the right person.

Title: Re: New website
Post by: BlackSheep on February 04, 2019, 12:09:47 am
Havent noticed any difference, putting champagne back on ice, postponed firework display and rescheduled open-air concert.
Title: Re: New website
Post by: whosatthewheel on February 04, 2019, 07:51:44 am
thus far, it is a pretty useless interface, as any operation goes via the old audax.net website...

Look wise, certainly it doesn't justify the massive outlay, but I understand this is not supposed to be "pretty", but rather functional... at the moment it is neither  :P
Title: Re: New website
Post by: frankly frankie on February 04, 2019, 09:43:23 am
I think it is supposed to be pretty.

QG - can you send a screen shot of your odd results to me (membership@audax.uk) and we can see if this is a bug that needs to be reported to the software people.

All permanents have an event date of 'last day of this season'.  Results listings should reference the 'date ridden' rather than the 'event date'.
Title: Re: New website
Post by: whosatthewheel on February 04, 2019, 10:02:00 am
I think it is supposed to be pretty.


well, it's not... without going into companies that have paid similar money for their website (or more), I have seen better looking sites made with Wordpress and a $ 50 template.

I appreciate the complexity of AUK site is not suited to Wordpress, but if we talk about "pretty", then....
Title: Re: New website
Post by: quixoticgeek on February 04, 2019, 10:20:41 am
All permanents have an event date of 'last day of this season'.  Results listings should reference the 'date ridden' rather than the 'event date'.

These are over seas BRM's. The problem with displaying them all with the same date, is I have no way of easily seeing which of my overseas BRM's have been added, and which haven't. It worked with the old site just fine.

J

Title: Re: New website
Post by: Jaded on February 04, 2019, 10:28:08 am
(I feel) There should be a default distance from postcode in the search, maybe 5km, otherwise you just get a dialog box asking you for a distance. Most sites have a default distance, I'd have thought it was expected.

The progress update has a comma on the KM ridden but not for the number of riders

There's grammar sloppiness that should be addressed too...
Title: Re: New website
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 04, 2019, 10:41:11 am
From a very quick glance, not logging in, it looks identical to the audax.uk that was launched a few months ago. I do agree with what Flatus said (harder to see at a glance events on same day v aukweb.net) but not sure how much of a problem this is. Guess this depends whether you're looking for a particular event or "an event to do on a particular day". For the non-Auk, I think the home page with intros and photos is more welcoming and helpful than starting with a list of events.
Title: Re: New website
Post by: quixoticgeek on February 04, 2019, 11:04:06 am

Argh, what is the cookie time out set to for the login? Wish there was a "remember me" option. Not sure why but when I logged in I didn't get the option to allow my browser to remember my login info. This is a right faff.

I'll email the address above.

J
Title: Re: New website
Post by: quixoticgeek on February 04, 2019, 11:05:36 am
All permanents have an event date of 'last day of this season'.  Results listings should reference the 'date ridden' rather than the 'event date'.

I should add that my Perms display correctly. It's just the overseas rides that don't.

J
Title: Re: New website
Post by: frankly frankie on February 04, 2019, 12:15:24 pm
For the non-Auk, I think the home page with intros and photos is more welcoming and helpful than starting with a list of events.

Starting with a list of events is a feature that was introduced after it was heavily requested on this very forum.
Title: Re: New website
Post by: mattc on February 04, 2019, 12:23:38 pm
For the non-Auk, I think the home page with intros and photos is more welcoming and helpful than starting with a list of events.

Starting with a list of events is a feature that was introduced after it was heavily requested on this very forum.
... and to be fair, it was a good suggestion.

If you go to some sort of "sports/hobby event website" there is a strong chance it is to discover/enter their events. you don't just stumble on such a website - you've already been partially sold the general idea by some other means (friends, facebook, forum chat, BBC Scotland docco ... ) .

I've been through the same process with other niches (e.g. parkRun, time trials, cyclo-cross). If there isn't an event accessible to you, it's no use finding a load of other info about the thing!
Title: Re: New website
Post by: lmm on February 04, 2019, 12:28:03 pm
The event map is either new or at least much more prominent than before. With my limited UK geography I found it very helpful.
Title: Re: New website
Post by: psyclist on February 04, 2019, 12:41:27 pm
The event map is either new or at least much more prominent than before. With my limited UK geography I found it very helpful.

Be wary of the map view. If you have multiple rides from the same start location, you'll only see 1. It is only when you zoom in a long way that you start to see the other events just poking out from behind the first one.

Actually, just spotted some rides are just not shown in the map view. Checked for the Horsepower using a search for rides within 50km of my home, and it is not displayed at all on the map. Perhaps it is hidden under the Woodman or Woodman's Daughter, but no amount of zooming will make it appear.
Title: Re: New website
Post by: ElyDave on February 04, 2019, 12:47:36 pm
I can't say I have any problems with it, but then I was happy with the previous version as well.

Go to Choose a Ride - Calendar Events, first column is the date, makes it pretty easy to see 3 events on the 16th Feb from where I'm looking.

VFM I can't comment on, as I have no idea what it cost and my perception of good/bad/functional is not the same as others.
Title: Re: New website
Post by: whosatthewheel on February 04, 2019, 12:50:02 pm
VFM I can't comment on, as I have no idea what it cost

Still unclear, but abundantly in 6 figures
Title: Re: New website
Post by: psyclist on February 04, 2019, 12:51:34 pm
Go to Choose a Ride - Calendar Events, first column is the date, makes it pretty easy to see 3 events on the 16th Feb from where I'm looking.

Agreed. My caution was in respect to the map view, which I've found does not display all events.
Title: Re: New website
Post by: ElyDave on February 04, 2019, 12:54:43 pm
I haven't tried the map view, but I found the old one pretty uninspiring anyhow