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DMcCunney
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How much cross browser compatibility testing was done?
DMcCunney   7/3/2013 11:08:58 AM
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Er, just how do EETimes web developers test the site?

I hit EETimes from home.  The PC connects to a cable modem via CAT5 cable, with a 100mbps connection.  The cable modem is a 20mbps connectyion to my ISP. My production browser is Aurora, which will be the next release of Mozilla Firefox.  I have about 30 extensions installed.  EETimes takes over a minute to fully load and initialize.  If I run a release version of Firefox with no addons, load speed improves, but either way, Login doesn't work.  Clicking the Login link brings up the screeen, and my email address and obfuscated password are filled in, but the login never actually occurs after I click the Login button.

If I use Chrome, as I am at the moment, load speed is better, and I'm logged in automatically.

The whole world does not use Chrome, and I don't want to.  I haven't tried the new EEtimes in IE8, Opera, Safari, or things like Midori or Seamonkey, but I'm not optimistic about what I'll encounter when I do. 

As it stands, the new look is pretty, but trying to use it varies between annoying and actively painful.

"Just use Chrome" is not an acceptable answer.

 

MeasurementBlues
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Re: Instructions
MeasurementBlues   7/2/2013 10:03:36 PM
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David,

If you follow the link to How To Use The Connecting Edge above, you'll find many comments, all of which pertain to EETimes.com as well.

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Re: Very useful, Martin
MeasurementBlues   7/2/2013 10:02:24 PM
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Rick,

All web sites could use a user manual. I go crazy using Amazon. It's gotten better, though. I've notices that many site hide the log or or sign off links. FB, twitter, LinkedIn all do it. We make the logout button visitble.

EETimes has one thing I'd like to see on other UBM community sites such as The Connecting Edge, DesignCon Community, and others. On those sites, you are automatically logged out at midnight Eastern time, 9PM Pacific. EETimes won't do that, and that's a good thing.

When making a link, "open in a new window" should be the default. It's not.

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Re: Instructions
MeasurementBlues   7/2/2013 9:56:45 PM
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David,

There are a number of quirks about the site. I tried to hit on a few. Thanks for pointing ot about commenting. Please feel free to note any other ways we can improve the function of the site.

David Ashton
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Instructions
David Ashton   7/2/2013 8:45:47 PM
Too right about Steve Jobs, Rick!

the guide is very good, but omits probably the most needed piece of information.  It tells you how to post if you are the first to comment.  If you are not, you ahve to go to an existing comment and click "POST MESSAGE" to start a new comment (rather than replying to an existing one).  This is one of the most confusing things abour the new site.   The "COMMENT" button under the blog SHOULD get you into posting a comment, but does not.....

 

rick merritt
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Very useful, Martin
rick merritt   7/2/2013 8:18:12 PM
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It's ironic but I guess true our Web site probably needs a bit of user's manual. Somewhere, Steve Jobs is laughing his head off.

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