Calling For Your Feedback
Posted 17 February 2007 - 07:11 AM
Though one thing I would like is an RSS feed that Vista's RSS Feed system can read. It can't read klips that you have now...
Of course, if I'm being blind and its already here, then please re-direct me
Posted 17 February 2007 - 02:32 PM
The only change would be more color contrast so that everything does blend together. Other than that great job.
Posted 18 February 2007 - 10:21 AM
Posted 18 February 2007 - 12:25 PM
Man, you are right. We are doing nothing else than 99,9 % of all enthusiast websites.
And of course, there are 5 Top sites everybody is using as sources. Btw, these top 5 websites getting there news from news agencys. dpa, reuters, cnet....are there more ?
But haven´t you noticed the other, round about 40 - 50 websites we visit every day to find some nice scoops ?
I don t have the requirement to be on of the top sources. Cause you can t reach that as an enthusiast website. But i have the requirement to collect the most interesting news which are posted a day and give the visitors an good overview what happens in IT.
So that the visitors don´t have to visit 5 or more sites to be up date. One stop should be enough and i would be happy if this stop would be W2s.
Ok, i could do something what other websites do: Collect news from Top 5 sources, creating own words and post them without sources. Than this website looks professional, but they are not. But this is unfair, in my opinion.
So i grap the news bits and send user to the main article.
And btw, on the other hand i am posting for a german website which is also a reliable print magazine. where do you think they got there news from ?.................... :wink:
Have a nice day.
Btw, guys, if there s some content missing on w2s, tell me what you are missing.
Posted 18 February 2007 - 01:11 PM
- good content mixture (hardware vs software)
- update frequency: maybe not daily (seems to have improved in the past few weeks) but quite enough to an update 2-3 times the week.
Cons (it's always easier to point out whats bad):
- Website: outdated, usability leaves a big space for improvement (comment system, links to external sources is accessible most of the time on the article detail page)
- Advertising: Banners are something i can live with, pop ups rather not. Reminds me of geocities and warezkiddies pages. leaves a very bitter taste of unprofessionallity.
- Backend: Seems unstable, from time to time the front page is not accessible (due database issues afair). Same applies to this forum here.
I would recommend changing / updating the Backend-System which brings some more "web2.0" features and maybe having a look at other hosting offers. Maybe you could get rid of the aggressive popups by moving to a cheaper root-box in Germany which start at 30 EUR/Month with plenty of traffic (either unlimited or something like >1TB)
Let me know if i can give you a hand with the hosting stuff. It is closely related to my daytime job and i might be of help to you here.
Posted 18 February 2007 - 01:32 PM
Bells and whistles mostly. Web 2.0 is no different to Web 1.0 - just another buzzword for thinks like DHTML (today AJAX), Content-Mashups (i.e. integrating content from youtube, google maps etc)
Those recycled technologies can be used wisely to greatly improve the look and feel of warp2search - especially the usability. It is not a must to have, but if a backend system already brings such nice dynamic features along - hell yeah!
Posted 18 February 2007 - 01:37 PM
but it isn t that easy to improve slightly :wink: Just at the moment i am sitting down and my head burns how to improve. i am testing and checking different color themes but i am missing the right *click *fg
Posted 18 February 2007 - 06:23 PM
I really do not know where you find the time to do all the reading and sifting - incredible !
This is the only site I use for news searches - it saves so much time.
Whatever you decide to do will be fine.
#72 Guest_Seldom a Guest_*
Posted 18 February 2007 - 07:14 PM
Posted 19 February 2007 - 03:24 AM
I check this website everyday
#74 Guest_QUAD Sli_*
Posted 19 February 2007 - 12:58 PM
I find the information about driver releases of particular interest.
Also as mentioned above, updates at the weekend would be nice.
Keep up the good work, we all appreciate it.
Posted 19 February 2007 - 04:08 PM
However the Forums suck royally.
They are forever being hacked so I dare not create a new account.
I left your Forum a few years ago due to Mertsch being at the height of his arrogant behaviour.
He is such a knowall big head that is not always right, I cant stand him.
He can have this forum for himself, he helped contribute to its demise
Posted 19 February 2007 - 04:13 PM
Of course, I could just get a reader that supports DTD feeds, but by having a widely supported one, you would get more people to be able to read your feeds, and those with other readers would still be able to see your feeds anyway. I really want to see a widely supported W2S feed.
Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:54 PM
Lot of things your are talking about will come in Warp2Search V.2. Including Feeds, and advertisment update and more.
thanks again !
and if you would like to support us with some news, don t hesitate to contact me or leave your news in our submit news forum.