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Old 09-21-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Does anyone know or can explain to me why companies with perfectly adequate websites that look great and work better, decide to "upgrade" the site and make it completely unusable and unworkable? Is this just some kind of job security scheme for web designers?
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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Because they are completly me$$ed up and think the NEW design is better! (EVEN THOUGH ITS WORSE)

I agree with you....... People have NO SENSE OF WHATS GOOD anymore,they think crap is good and its sickening.....


Do you have any sites to share where they changed to something worse??
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:57 PM
 
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Don't worry, it's just another facebook thread.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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Don't worry, it's just another facebook thread.
do you work for facebook?
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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No this NOT a Facebook thread. This is NOT about Facebook at all. This is about other sites that "upgrade" themselves and then are completly unusable. Eg; Pandora.com or Yahoo email or Webshots.com.

Not everything in the world is all about Facebook.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Leeds, England
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because they [ay a fair bit of money to people to do it, and once it looks bad and they are done they don't know how to change it back themselves without paying more money so leave it.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:02 PM
 
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I once heard a great quote similar to this topic.

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Q: Why can't XYZ company who has 10,000 software engineers not compete with Apple phones?

A: Because they have 10,000 software engineers.
I think part of the trouble is you have many people that are technically advanced that come up with some fantastic ideas but they often forget who they are building the product for.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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If it is a service you are paying for, your can vote with your wallet and cancel your account.

If it is a free site ........... well it's free deal with it.
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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Agree wholeheartedly, Especially things like news sites have become a total "heavy to load and render" mess with 1-megabyte front page.

This happened to my webhosting provider as well, they suddenly started using javascript and some flashy graphics in the configuration interface. So now it's impossible to use Remote Desktop and administrate it from another computer. Great job...

The added value from this is questionable. I use "mobile editions" of web pages whenever possible, e.g. CNN

Many bad things can also be said about Facebook but they have actually done a darn good job with their "mobile edition" site Facebook - pages load in at mere kilobytes.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Buffalo
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The "business" often dictates the radical changes to a comfortable and trusted site layout and design. They set a business objective of "drive more site traffic" or "increase on-line revenue"... So obviously the answer is to overhaul a website that has been embraced by the masses and **** off all the users. They pay the MBA's a lot to figure this out...
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