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11-05-2012, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Hollywood3 View Post
IMO websites have not progressed as they should.

Too many designers think it is so cool to add every feature out there, whether or not it has any use for the site in question.

Sports sites need a handy menu that gets you where you want:
- stories
- stats
- standings
- links to other teams/leagues

Stats and roster pages can be the old-style plain type on a white background, i.e. printer-friendly.

No audio or video should play automatically when you enter the site.

And, there should always be an archive. If they use plain type on a white background they could store 100 years of stats in very little space.
This x10000000000000000

While the new AUS website 'looks' good, one can argue that the previous iteration was just as, if not more, functional.

Along with the other stuff I mentioned higher, gone are the archives from years gone by (old site had stats back to 2003-2004 I believe).

And the new mobile format is useless on anything mobile that isn't runing iOS (and Android I assume). Desktop version doesn't work great on my blackberry and loading the mobile version just gives me the news feed without any menu's to get anything further

Eye candy isn't always everything...

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