Feedback on our new website design please

Feedback on our new website design please

10:07 AM, 27th July 2017, About 5 years ago 152

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This time last week we unveiled a fresh Property118 website design and new functionality to improve Navigation, searching and the general user experience.

One of the new features we have added is a ‘hover-over’ function which appears when your mouse cursor is placed over a members name or Avatar. The date of when the member joined Property118 and how many comments they have posted to date is then displayed. We think this will be particularly useful to established members who like to report inappropriate comments. Sadly, some people join forums and post antagonistic comments to wind people up. For some reason they get a kick out of it! Where such comments are reported a view is then taken by moderators on whether to remove the offending comment, and in extreme cases to expel the member and block their IP address so that they are unable to create a membership profile using an different name and email account.

Inevitably there were a few initial ‘bug-fixes’ to deal with when we first launched the new website and we are extremely grateful to members who took the time and effort to point these out to us. Hopefully, these have now all been resolved. We hope you will agree that the text font is now much easier to read for example, and to make bigger for those with less than 20:20 vision. Other fixes were to ensure that comment links pointed directly to the associated comment as opposed to the article and that login issues were resolved. We are still working on some image cropping issues.

There may still be things you spot which are slightly annoying or could be improved upon further, hence we would very much like you to tell us what these are.

Please leave comments below and rest assured that we take all user feedback very seriously and will do whatever we can to continue to improve your user experience.

Daily Newsletters were paused whilst we were ‘bug-fixing’ but will now resume for those who were previously receiving them and for all new members.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Neil Patterson – Managing Director of Property118 Limited


by Kathy Evans

10:40 AM, 1st August 2017, About 5 years ago

It's hard to find discussions you were following (esp if you can't remember the exact name) and each article takes up an awful lot of screen space. Nice, clean look though.

by Kathy Evans

10:42 AM, 1st August 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Rebecca Hilliard" at "27/07/2017 - 16:29":

I can't see the top right of the screen as it is too wide for my PC (I have about 1.5 inches of horizontal scrollbar at the right) - fairly low res because of visual impairment.

by Kathy Evans

10:46 AM, 1st August 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "<a href="28/07/2017" rel="nofollow">">28/07/2017 - 08:22":
I would not be happy using a phone for notification instead of email as reception is poor in most places I go, I have to pay extra for data and the screen is too small to read easily - that's why I don't use apps.

by Mark Alexander

10:55 AM, 1st August 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Kathy Evans" at "01/08/2017 - 10:40":

Hi Kathy

You can now follow discussions without having to comment. Just sign up to receive notifications immediately below the article.

by Mark Alexander

10:57 AM, 1st August 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Kathy Evans" at "01/08/2017 - 10:42":

Hi Rebecca

Thanks for your feedback.

What browser are you using please?

Have you tried changing your zoom setting by pressing ctrl and the minus key at the same time?

Something else you could try is upgrading your broswer. Property118 is best viewed in the latest versions of Google Chrome and Firefox, both on which can be downloaded with ease and for free.

I hope that helps.

by Jon D

20:07 PM, 1st August 2017, About 5 years ago

The black speech cloud pertaining to user details does not disappear. It sticks to the page and obstructs the text behind it. :/

by Mark Alexander

20:15 PM, 1st August 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Jon Delorean" at "01/08/2017 - 20:07":

Thanks for your feedback Jon.

We are aware of that one and it's on the list of things to be fixed.

If you spot anything else please let us know.

by Whiteskifreak Surrey

13:39 PM, 2nd August 2017, About 5 years ago

Hi Mark and all,
I have subscribed to a number of articles (long process now, but since these are very interesting I did so), and I am getting notification now. I am on gmail. The notification email should come with a link to click and it should take me to that new comment.
It states:
To read the comment in full, please click below:
Read The Comment

The link is not there (mostly), but surely enough the link to 'unsubscribe' is there every time, and it is very easy to accidentally click on it and unsubscribe. The previous (from old site) notifications were perfect.
I am not sure if something can be done about it? Thank you very much.

by Kathy Evans

14:22 PM, 2nd August 2017, About 5 years ago

Today, email links don't work. Yesterday they did. This is the content of a link to Read Comment <a href="[comment_permalink]"> Read The Comment</a> which is obviously no use at all to anyone. The Unsubscribe link is valid.

by Kathy Evans

14:31 PM, 2nd August 2017, About 5 years ago

Make text bigger does nothing. I can resize with keyboard. I've now changed my mind and I hate the new design. Too much hassle and faff with things that don't work and don't help me find what I need. But at least there no more flashing text. Can you tell I'm frustrated?

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