Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by ChexOrWrex, Jan 5, 2017.
Every single year they update their site in January. Every single year people complain. I do go to the site occasionally but not like I once did. I hope they can make it a 'go to' site for NASCAR once again.
Gosh-darned announcement page immediately started blaring a video at me. I frickin' HATE that. Nothing like scrambling for the mute button first thing in the morning.
As dpk said, they overhaul it every year. I'll check the article in detail once I get my hearing back, but only time will tell if the site itself is useful. I suspect Jayski and this place will remain my primary NASCAR info sources.
It's an annual event with me to check out the NASCAR site (usually just to get the season schedule). About the only time I really check during the year is when there is a rain in the forecast, I figure the web site would have the latest information about any race delay but I've never found that type of information.
When you use geeks to design, only geeks understand and even they complain.
You need dummies like me to do the design then let the geeks make it work.
A big chain wondered why no one was ordering from their on line store so they asked walk in customers. The reply? Couldn't find what I wanted, to complicated.
Nascar.com was the same, just an advertising nightmare with no information.
Other sites (magazines) are the same. Don't force people to watch all the advertising
because you won't have people coming to your site.
I have not looked at Nascar.com for eons as I normally find what I need at racing reference and since I have belonged to this forum I don't even visit Jayski very often as there is lots of info and links to stories posted here.
You'll have that happen occasionally on those porn sites. Oh wait, you said nascar.com..... My bad.
I visit NASCAR.com a couple of time each race weekend to get qualifying results and practice speeds. It's the only site I know that allows me to sort the results by driver, something I find useful for fantasy purposes. I also use the live scoreboard sometimes during a race.
I have bookmarks for all of those, and almost never visit the homepage itself. Each year before Daytona I have to test those favorites and see if they still work (HA!) or if NASCAR has moved everything around again (which is usually the case).
This geek agrees. Always get end user input during the design phase, have them test the snot out of the product before you roll it out, then roll it out to a select audience before full deployment. Programming 101.
This is NASCAR that we're talking about here. Roll out the product and then gauge/ignore the consequences.
I quit using NASCAR.com years ago.
It is funny you mention that as I was having a similar discussion the other day. Windows used to have a free photo editing app that people loved and used and then one day changed it without notice or warning. The replacement absolutely sucks and people are screaming and hollering for the old version to be restored to no avail. They took out one feature called "color boost" which was a universal hit and replaced it with something that doesn't work. Why would they have not conducted a brief survey of what people liked and disliked before changing things?
Dude, if that was the only mistake Microsoft has made with Windows features over the last 10 years, I'd buy you a copy of the full Photoshop suite.
I hope I'll be able to find actual information instead all the jazzy pictures.
There are so many other resources for breaking NASCAR news and simple information that I really have no reason to visit there anymore.
I go there once in a while, not often though.
Make NASCAR.com great again
Did you get the hat yet?
You may have just totally derailed this thread.
edit your post, dpk
Nascar needs Russian help to make that website work
I'll be he drives a Toyota. Not a Gibbs / Furniture Row one, though; one of those BK Racing ones.
I think all websites should be like Jayski.com I like how he hasn't changed the looks in over 40 years.
I must beg to differ. Over the years he's dropped the track news from the Cup page, shifted the links that used to be on both sides over to the right side only, eliminated the links to the last couple of weeks of content from the bottom, etc.
Also, compare the 2017 'Silly Season' chart with 1998. The original is almost unreadable by today's standards.
Plus he was bought out by ESPN or somebody wasn't he ?
Yeah, but the only change he made on the site related to that was adding an ESPN logo and search box at the very top. If you don't know to look for them you could easily miss them.
They messed it up when they tried to go the mobile outlook. They hid pretty much where everything was.
Anyways, that site isn't the same anymore. I remember when they had videos from all the drivers..or at least the top drivers. You could actually see big chunk of race video highlights going back to quite a few years.
the WWW has only been around since 1991...
And Jayski's site has been live for 20 years.
Yes I realize that. It was a bad attempt at sarcasm, like usual.
It wasn't a bad attempt. Almost everyone understood.
I'm still a dinosaur in that I use a laptop computer as my primary device, not a tablet or phone. So sites that are redesigned for mobile tend not to help me, except when I'm forced to browse on my phone. That's not to say they shouldn't do it.
To me...... Nascar .com is just useless..... nothing there......
NASCAR.com is the last site I go to for NASCAR news, NFL.com is the last site I go to for football news, etc. etc. etc. All of the official sports websites are honestly useless because they only showcase the "trendy" stuff and stories that paint everything in a positive image. The independent sites (this one included) include far more stories that are actually interesting and they also aren't typically politically correct.
NASCAR.com has to be the worst page of any major sporting league. Just buggy & slow...an embarrassment.
You're a dinosaur? Dude, my primary device is a desktop with a 22" monitor. This tar pit ain't big enough for the both of us.
Until recently, it was my only device. I have a used Dell Latitude XT laptop convertible no longer used at work I picked up as a cheap way to see if I can get any value from a tablet. So far, I haven't figured out anything to do with it that I can't do more comfortably on the desktop. Apparently mobile computing / connectivity isn't one of my needs.
Slow I can agree with. Poorly designed, sure. Gosh darned ugly, you could make a case.
Buggy? Examples, please. What browser are you using?
He's using the same one you are, Netscape Navigator.
I hope someday they will find a way to post race updates on the site . When I'm away , and can't get to a TV , I'd love to be able to go to Nascar.Com and see an up to date leader board .
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