In reply to BoanasBall:
ps one of which was the suggestion that they could make the site easier to use on smartphones...this suggestion has been proposed many times but there are unfortunately some dinosaurs on here who think that absolutely nothing needs to change and that its all perfectly fine as it as
> Anyone else think there should be a ukc app for smart phones?? Would make using it on my phone so much easier
It would be good to make it a little easier to use on smart phones for sure. It is certainly on the ToDo list.
Ahead of it at the moment is our Rockfax App which is one of the most important developments we will be making. This is taking up most of our App development resources at the moment.
For site development - there were some good suggestions a few weeks ago on a thread about ways to improve the forums. We wanted to wait for the responses from the survey to find out more emphatically what people what thought of them and we had some questions specifically aimed at forum improvements. The survey ends at the end of the month and then we will have to analyse the data which could take a while.
Things may appear to move slowly but they do move.
In reply to Only a hill: Well, as you ask: gold stars? ffs, we don't all work in mcdonalds. Multiple colours in posts? wtf? Are you 6 with your first multicolour pen? Avatars? Why? I can read what you're writing, I don't need some tw*ttish cartoon picture on the screen. Multiple page threads? Put it all on one page, y'know, one thread, one page. Embedded pictures? Why? If I want to see your photos I'll open them.
And ukc works on my phone.
I agree. I've been a member since 2000 and it's my longest standing forum membership and that's down in part to the fact that it's a fabulously clean and clear interface. No avatars or any of that rubbish for me, thank you.
Things like the dpreview.com forums are a complete nightmare to use in comparison, for example.
Yes, it would be great if the fora rendered better on my phone but on my tablet and PC, they're the best I've seen.
Sorry to be so positive (and Alan hadn't been paying me btw, although I'd be up for it ;) ).
> (In reply to Only a hill) Well, as you ask: gold stars? ffs, we don't all work in mcdonalds. Multiple colours in posts? wtf? Are you 6 with your first multicolour pen? Avatars? Why? I can read what you're writing, I don't need some tw*ttish cartoon picture on the screen. Multiple page threads? Put it all on one page, y'know, one thread, one page. Embedded pictures? Why? If I want to see your photos I'll open them.
> And ukc works on my phone.
Steam engines also work just fine, but we don't still use them everywhere, do we?
I'm not saying UKC should copy the design of that site, I'm just saying that responsive mobile web design SHOULD be implemented, because information-dense lists of tiny links is fine for desktop use, but NOT for mobile use where people want to hit links with their fingers and not a mouse pointer. Good grief, it's hardly rocket science.
In reply to BoanasBall: Don't get in a great big mood in the forum that you don't want it to change. as has just been stated their waiting for the results of the survey so if the majority don't want avatars and that (me being one of the people who doesn't) then it won't happen, their just trying to wait and do whats best for everyone, they are making changes slowly but surely, it's easy to have a go but i bet half of you would do a much worse job if you where in charge of designing the developments, i know i would.
I like the format of UKC, it is quite unique. Particularly like the profile feature which is good if looking for partners etc. I would like to have a PM facility (and possibly an email address too as over at Rockclimbing.com) though. I think the UKC code is bespoke though so adding those features may be a big pain in the ass
Sorry, I mean one as part of the forum so when you log on it is immediately apparent and you can read your messages in/on UKC, I don't tend to use the email account I have registered with except for signing up for spam and forums etc.
And an andic@UKC.com account would be fairly handy too while they are at it, but is kind of cheeky to ask for