Posted: 10/05/2016 at 09:38
Good morning everyone,
KT53 - thanks for sharing that. Yes, browser controls can be very useful, on desktop at least. I’m hopeful we can reintroduce ‘pinch and zoom’ controls for tablet, though.
Palaisglide - I’m very glad that you’re finding things easier on the laptop, but it really should also work for you on iPad, so we must sort that.
Dave Morgan - yes, cautious optimism is pretty much where we are this week, but the proof is in the pudding. Let’s see how everybody feels later in the week - the next set of changes should make a significant difference.
WonkyWomble - that’s a shame. Do keep us posted re: Nora’s other suggestions…
Hostafan1 - yes, agreed. I hope it can be reinstated (I can’t give you an immediate answer on that, unfortunately…)
Dovefromabove / Fairygirl - alas, yes, the notifications feature isn’t working properly, even if the box is ticked. It’s never worked consistently I’m sorry to say. I regularly nag / whine / bleat about it to the tech team, so they know what a pain it is. Watch this space.
Verdun - “I’m beginning to like the new format” - you should be careful sharing such controversial and incendiary opinions…
plant pauper “I am a bit concerned though that as the rest of us brush up on our coping mechanisms and have our buttons reinstated we'll forget about those who can no longer use the site due to genuinely "serious" issues.”
I can promise you that we absolutely won’t forget about this - once the scrolling / spacing / font issues are fixed we’ll consult properly on colour scheme / brightness etc. (I’ll post some more on this subject a little later.)
Busy-Lizzie - all noted, thanks. The pinch and zoom feature is on the list for the next batch of improvements. Re: your suggestion, do you remember where you saw the ‘number of pages you haven’t read yet’ was? If you could give us a link, I can pass it on the tech team to ask if it’s feasible to implement here. That sounds like it might fit in the ‘far more complex to implement than it might seem’ category, but we won’t know if we don’t ask!
plant pauper - travelling expenses and spa treatment: I’m not sure the three shillings per year that we have to run the website on would stretch to that…
aym280 - all noted!
Topbird - Yes, it’s good that smilies, quotes etc are more stable than previously. Will find out today if ‘pinch and zoom’ on mobile will cover text as well as images.