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#1274054 - 22/08/2014 15:01 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
Matt Pearce Offline
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Thanks for your comments Northdandy - glad to hear that the site is growing on you smile

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#1274097 - 22/08/2014 22:16 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
Petros Offline
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MP - is this upgrade anything to do with why my Android mobile phone now (in last several weeks)has put an "m." in front of the URL for all my book marked IE weatherzone saved sites??

If so, I HATE IT. I hate the "mobile" WZ offering when I want to be logged on via my paid account and will cease my subscription if this cannot be resolved.

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#1274106 - 23/08/2014 00:06 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
Markus Offline
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Petros, if you scroll down to the bottom of the page there should be the option to access the 'standard site' which will load weatherzone as per usual.
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#1274172 - 23/08/2014 18:18 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Markus]
Petros Offline
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Originally Posted By: Markus
Petros, if you scroll down to the bottom of the page there should be the option to access the 'standard site' which will load weatherzone as per usual.


Thanks Markus, I'll try it now!

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#1274173 - 23/08/2014 18:33 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
Petros Offline
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Yep that worked Marcus, now I have to do the same for all my 15 or so WZ bookmarked pages.

But why do I suddenly have to do this? - what did I do wrong???

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#1274358 - 25/08/2014 17:07 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
Matt Pearce Offline
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Thanks Markus - that's the trick.

I'm not sure why this would have suddenly become an issue for you Petros, nothing has changed on the mobile site for a while.

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#1274370 - 25/08/2014 18:25 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
Petros Offline
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For the record, once I checked the "std site" box on one IE bookmarked page on my Android phone, it somehow carried through to all the other bookmarked pages. So back to being a happy, and as usual, somewhat bewildered, little customer.

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#1274373 - 25/08/2014 18:28 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
Matt Pearce Offline
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Good stuff smile

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#1275150 - 02/09/2014 02:24 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
adon Offline
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Registered: 19/08/2004
Posts: 5295
Loc: Not tellin!
Like the new layout! Better for use with an iPad. Things aren't so small to click on with fingers any more! Well done!

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#1275166 - 02/09/2014 09:31 Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
lebo roro Offline
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Registered: 24/06/2011
Posts: 3
The changes are clean... Good improvements.
On the map at the beginning, hard to see the position with full map Adelaide city ☺

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#1275172 - 02/09/2014 10:29 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
aussiestormfreak Offline
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Registered: 02/02/2011
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Nicely done! smile

And I love how you can check weather conditions and forecasts across both Australia and the world. smile

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#1275173 - 02/09/2014 10:57 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
Ben Quinn (BSCH) Offline
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Registered: 23/06/2001
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Yeah, I like it - nice clean, modern feel to it. No radical content changes for what I look at, at least. Well done to all involved!

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#1275177 - 02/09/2014 11:22 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
ROM Offline
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Registered: 29/01/2007
Posts: 6628
A long time since I have commented here

As a long time subscriber to Weatherzone the good news is that I can live with and will adapt to the new Weatherzone format.

The bad news is unless there is a change made to the printed lettering, the contrasts, the grey tone of the lettering which I can barely read due to the grey tone lack of contrast with the back ground, I will probably cease my subscription.

It seems in very recent times that a rather marked ignorance of customer's and reader's mark one eyeball limitations has set in amongst web site designers.
The appearance of the site has become more important than the ability to at least read the printed word easily and without strain.

I am seeing this shift towards a significant reduction in ease of readability occurring in a number of recently re-designed web sites all of which are now using much lower grey tone contrasts for lettering and often smaller print in their newly designed sites .

With the new print grey tones lack of contrast with the background which almost fades the print into the background, I am spending far more effort in trying to actually read and decipher those almost unreadable words than I am in trying to decipher the actual content of those words and paragraphs.

The printed word is the main means of communicating information to the reader so to make the printed word much harder to read is self defeating for a site that depends totally on it's ability to impart information for it's profitability.
The customer wants to be able to read across the subject without any effort or straining and to concentrate on getting the information in the message rather than just trying to expend a good deal of effort just trying to read the bloody thing in the first place .

I suspect that a high percentage of subscribers to Weatherzone are in their mid working or older years, those years from the mid thirties on and when eyesight is beginning to slowly deteriorate and the printed word gets ever harder to read.

And perhaps it would be wise for the Weatherzone web site designers to take a good look at the print font and grey tone contrasts of the world's largest web site, that of Google.
Google [ and Wikipedia ] hasn't got to where it is by making life difficult for it's readers of all ages by using a hard to read, small, very low contrast printed word.

Nor should Weatherzone


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#1275186 - 02/09/2014 12:06 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
Popeye Offline
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Registered: 30/12/2006
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Loc: Cable Beach - Broome WA
My eyesight is excellent and I compared a few sites that ROM mentioned WIKI and Wzone etc. Darker is definitely more easier on the eye and encourages the reader to scan and take in the info. That little bit lighter grey does make you look harder at it to read. Bugger maybe my eyesight isn't excellent haha. Valid points though ROM. Even these Forums are darker and easy to read.
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#1275199 - 02/09/2014 12:56 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
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Loc: Canberra
All good and while my Weatherzone Pro access is there and working the head page doesn't say I have Weatherzone Pro (as it did before).

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#1275239 - 02/09/2014 17:54 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
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Loc: Townsville
Very nice layout. Well done.
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#1275246 - 02/09/2014 18:24 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
Steve777 Offline
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Registered: 20/10/2011
Posts: 3490
Loc: Artarmon (Sydney North Shore)
Good layout, much more user friendly, especially for iPhone/iPad. I see you've reinstated the forum to the main menu which is good. I like the map at the front and how you can move about to see what's happening in the wider world and zoom in to a location, adding elements as required or removing them to unclutter the view.

Well done.

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#1275552 - 06/09/2014 09:36 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: ROM]
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Originally Posted By: ROM
A long time since I have commented here

As a long time subscriber to Weatherzone the good news is that I can live with and will adapt to the new Weatherzone format.

The bad news is unless there is a change made to the printed lettering, the contrasts, the grey tone of the lettering which I can barely read due to the grey tone lack of contrast with the back ground, I will probably cease my subscription.


Isn't there till the option (at this stage anyway smile )to change the weatherzone page style.It is at the bottom, rather than keeping with the default style if that is your choosing?


Like this.
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#1275565 - 06/09/2014 11:36 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
Chris #3 Offline
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Registered: 08/02/2009
Posts: 1885
Loc: Semaphore SA
Good to see so many people being receptive. Usually humans don't take change very well (especially with a website they've used daily for years)

I'll have to give it some time. Bit jarring at first but I'm sure I'll get used to it. Maybe some good points raised over legibility by ROM, but I'll hold off on any judgements until I spend more time on it.
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#1275611 - 07/09/2014 09:16 Re: Weatherzone refresh [Re: Matt Pearce]
Aussie Cable Offline
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Registered: 04/09/2012
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Loc: South Australia
I love the new weatherzone refresh and have been watching it since the start of this thread, however I have an issue with the current temp/humidity/wind display in Chrome, but is fine in other browsers such as Firefox, see the following video, so you can understand the issue.

Please click the "Full Screen" button for best viewing results:



Here is the screengrab video link visually explaining the issue: Screencast grab of Weatherzone refresh
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