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    ISU.ORG site redesign

    While the old version of the site had a retro, almost 1990's feel, it actually worked quite well.

    However, if you go to http://www.isu.org/en/home, you'll see the site has had a rather startling redesign.

    The figure skating (formerly Singles Pairs & Dance page) replacement is here
    http://www.isu.org/en/single-and-pai...-and-ice-dance

    On this page you can find, if you hunt around, you can find links to most thing.

    The events look particularly odd (at the bottom of the page). The little blue boxes on the bar represent the events. Click on the box, and there you are...well sort of.

    Ice dance tech rules are here
    http://www.isu.org/en/single-and-pai...stem/ice-dance

    Single and pairs tech rules are here
    http://www.isu.org/en/single-and-pai...d-pair-skating

    Skater bios are here (at the right hand side of the page are links to current season stats, worlds' bests and so forth
    http://www.isu.org/en/single-and-pai...er-biographies

    Here's where you go for results (past and present) and I don't particularly like it
    http://www.isu.org/en/single-and-pai...e-dance/events

    The month view is a bit more user friendly, but I'd just prefer a nice list.

    There is a section for videos at the bottom of the Singles/Pairs/Dance page and a Photo Galleries page - this may turn out to be a great plus.
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 12-19-2013 at 02:13 AM.

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    Thanks for putting that list together, Doris.

    I miss the events list as well. Having said that, I hated having to input dates each time in order to get the list displayed. At least now, I can browse through the blue boxes straight away. Although then you have to mouseover it and wait for the tooltip to display, which is quite annoying also. Yes, a simple clear list would be the best solution.

    (ETA: Actually our prayers were answered. If you scroll down, there's an event list box and if you click on it, you get all events displayed in list format. )

    The problem is, if you click on the individual events, the links for their websites and entries/results pages have not been entered. :(

    At least the website finally looks aesthetically pleasing! About time!

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    Im on mobile and it is much better than before i think.

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    all I get is a site map/links tree when I go to the ISU website.

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    yeah, I haven't been able to access it either. I empted out my cache. Still doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    The problem is, if you click on the individual events, the links for their websites and entries/results pages have not been entered. :(
    Worth trying again. Links now are on the individual pages for the GPF, Euros, and Four Continents, for example.
    (No entries/results pages yet for the latter two, but I would assume that they will be added as the entries become known.)

    Quote Originally Posted by YesWay View Post
    The skater bios page looks pretty silly here. Like a 90's page created by someone who just started learning HTML. A huge list, sorted by country.
    The presentation of bios is no better -- but no worse -- that what it was on the now-former ISU site. Looks exactly the same to me. Not saying that it cannot be improved, but at least it is not a step backward.

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    I'm not having any problems using Firefox browser under Windows7 and WindowsXP... I have such FireFox add-ons as NoScript, FlashBlock, AdBlock etc etc - I view the ISU site with NoScript set to allow scripting.

    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    The month view is a bit more user friendly, but I'd just prefer a nice list.
    I don't know if this is missing in your browser, or whether they changed something since you posted... but I see just such a "nice list" underneath the calendar. It says "Event list", just click the "+" (actually, anywhere on the Event list "bar") to expand it out.

    The skater bios page looks pretty silly here. Like a 90's page created by someone who just started learning HTML. A huge list, sorted by country. Drop-down lists to select a country, then only show skaters for that country would go a long way to tidying it up, in my opinion...

    I'm guessing a lot of stuff is "work in progress".

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    I didn't see the Event List yesterday-

    And yes, the skater bios, when you get to them, are very 90's.
    I have no idea whether they will update their look.

    YesWay, I'm sure you're right, and it is a work in progress.

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    Maybe they are using the same computer folks who updated Icenetwork

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    Quote Originally Posted by YesWay View Post
    The skater bios page looks pretty silly here. Like a 90's page created by someone who just started learning HTML. A huge list, sorted by country.
    It is a 90's page created by someone who just started learning HTML. It hasn't been updated since its inception.

    The graphic layout of the bios themselves is terrible as well. Those need to get re-designed.

    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Worth trying again. Links now are on the individual pages for the GPF, Euros, and Four Continents, for example.
    Oh, I meant the events which finished/started already and not the upcoming ones.

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    Style sheets still not loading from me....:P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    Oh, I meant the events which finished/started already and not the upcoming ones.
    In case I was not clear before :
    The Euros 2014 and Four Continents 2014 pages do (now) have links to the event websites and some other information -- the same as they would have had with the old ISU format.
    As for the not-yet-linked pages for entries (and results), isn't it a bit early for those to be available anyway for those two events? In other words, I'm guessing that their absence has nothing to do with the new ISU site design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by micnow View Post
    Where is that section now on the new website? I can not find the link to the the section, where there are live streams for special events in figure skating (in most cases geoblocked), speed skating and short track speed skating, I sometimes watched before.

    Any idea?
    On the singles and pairs page, scroll to the very bottom, and there is a videos block on the right. It is unfortunately one of those darn phone inspired carousel things and you have to scroll through it to find what you are looking for. I don't see the Live stream block, but right now, there would be no live stream. This is not well thought out.

    http://www.isu.org/en/single-and-pai...-and-ice-dance

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    The old site was crap, as is the new one. When are they going to employ a decent website designer?

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