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Re: Steinberg - Please fire your website designers

Postby jamusic » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:15 am

I'm not bothered by this site's design, layout or a few extra clicks here & there.

Much better things to focus on these days.


But hey - who am to say?
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Re: Steinberg - Please fire your website designers

Postby Ed Doll » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:59 am

papi61 wrote:
Ed Doll wrote:This is why web browsers have this brilliant feature called bookmarks. It's not like every user has the same priorities and interests when browsing our website content and this is why some pages require more than one click.


That's not a good excuse for clunky web design. Most sites have site maps where you can reach every part of it with a single click. You should consider it, but then again you made it abundantly clear that you think your website is blameless and perfect and therefore you don't accept any suggestion. Pity.


Why is everything either black or white these days? Of course, the website has room for improvement - a lot actually - and the guys we decided not to fire are currently working on improvements. Judging the website by taking the separate forum (it's just phpBB) as an example isn't the best choice me thinks ;)
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Re: Steinberg - Please fire your website designers

Postby David L » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:11 am

Webdesigners don't prioritize content? Isn't that the job of usability experts and business experts?

Anyways, more clicks are often preferred these days, as opposed to link-spaghetti where you struggle to find the one link you're looking for. I don't find the Steinberg site particularly bad at all. And when i need the forum i'll just type www.steinberg.net/forums and hit enter, suddenly i'm on the forum reading this thread. Goes fast.

If i were to point to anything particular that i'd personally ask of Steinbergs web crew, i'd ask them to make the link menues more accessible to mobile users. I use my iPhone to surf more often than a computer these days, and those links in those dropdowns can be hard to click in time(?) (have to zoom in or else i'll hit the banner beneath for some reason)
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Re: Steinberg - Please fire your website designers

Postby BriHar » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:41 am

I don't see what the fuss is all about, this forum is not much different to others I've been on (Forums that is).
Much ado about nothing, and all the result of a single disgruntled one-time poster! :roll:
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Re: Steinberg - Please fire your website designers

Postby jamusic » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:16 pm

Ed Doll wrote:
papi61 wrote:
Ed Doll wrote:This is why web browsers have this brilliant feature called bookmarks. It's not like every user has the same priorities and interests when browsing our website content and this is why some pages require more than one click.


That's not a good excuse for clunky web design. Most sites have site maps where you can reach every part of it with a single click. You should consider it, but then again you made it abundantly clear that you think your website is blameless and perfect and therefore you don't accept any suggestion. Pity.


Why is everything either black or white these days? Of course, the website has room for improvement - a lot actually - and the guys we decided not to fire are currently working on improvements. Judging the website by taking the separate forum (it's just phpBB) as an example isn't the best choice me thinks ;)


+1

And you wanna talk about a messed up forum, find a time machine, jump in it, strap yourself down, hold on tight & and go back to within the last 12 months or so over at the Cakewalk forums.

Boy oh boy what a freakin' mess that was and it took the better part of this last year to finally fix it.
I'm talkin' about double & triple posts, strike-through lines crossing out sections of your post - but only certain sections - and only sometimes.

Others not being able to post at all, etc. etc.

When I bought Cubase this summer, I was relieved to be back on a working, fully functional forum after dealing with that mess for a year or so.

If Cakewalk, a 'software-selling' company, let that forum software debacle go on for a year, despite countless complaints, and yet still kept on using that web design group, firing anyone here seems far too harsh, don't you think?

I mean - think about perspective customers who joined their forums and what their first impressions must have been.
Surely some of them would have thought, "Gee, do I really want to purchase this software when they [or whomever they've hired] can't even get their forums right?"

So I see no need to rock this boat after that one damn near sunk!

And some guy joins this forum, posts one time and his first suggestion is to have people fired here?

The nerve!
The audacity!

And just who is this guy anyway?

Someone from Protools or Logic or Reaper or something?

With all due respect, shouldn't he be the one to be 'let go'?
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Re: Steinberg - Please fire your website designers

Postby foolomon » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:13 am

Ed Doll wrote:
The dman wrote:
papi61 wrote:How many clicks does it require to get from the Steinberg home page to here?

WAY TOO MANY.



No kidding. No other forums I visit take as many clicks to get to where I'm going. Maybe the web designer worked on V7 and is used to the extra clicks. :)


Two clicks here... way too many indeed! ;)


No clicks here. Sign in once, check the Keep Me Logged In box, then set a bookmark to the Steinberg Lounge forum. I type in three letters in the address bar and here I am with no clicks. ;)
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Re: Steinberg - Please fire your website designers

Postby twilightsong » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:22 am

I get here to the Forum(s) using just one click, a bookmark. I have a separate bookmark for the overall steinberg.net site, which I don't visit often
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Re: Steinberg - Please fire your website designers

Postby jamusic » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:01 am

twilightsong wrote:I get here to the Forum(s) using just one click, a bookmark. I have a separate bookmark for the overall steinberg.net site, which I don't visit often


Ditto! A bookmark that takes me right to the login - which is saved. Just 2 clicks & I'm in - too easy.
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Re: Steinberg - Please fire your website designers

Postby curteye » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:37 am

BriHar wrote:Much ado about nothing, and all the result of a single disgruntled one-time poster! :roll:


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Re: Steinberg - Please fire your website designers

Postby Jarno » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:44 pm

BriHar wrote:I don't see what the fuss is all about, this forum is not much different to others I've been on (Forums that is).

Nothing wrong with forum IMO. It's Steinberg website, which is a mess.
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Re: Steinberg - Please fire your website designers

Postby Ed Doll » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:43 pm

I guess, it is okay to close this one now. Updates for the website are in the making.
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