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Web sites Re-inventing the wheel

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Web sites Re-inventing the wheel

What is with the mad push lately with a number if sites I use regularly changing there layouts completely  Angry  A fast site soon becomes a mess, so has there been an influx of web page coders released from a Uni drunken state and they are trying to reinvent the wheel in their first job?
So to any coders leave the wheel alone its worked for years, stop breaking it.
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Re: Web sites Re-inventing the wheel

Couldn't agree more...........
I run half-a-dozen 'screen scrapers' that extract information from various websites direct into 'desk-top' applications by way of macros, the re-engineering of websites makes the macros useless.
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Re: Web sites Re-inventing the wheel

Ah! but it does keep web designers gainfully employed. So it does have a plus side I suppose. Otherwise I agree with the OP. (BT seems to be constantly altering their site)
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Re: Web sites Re-inventing the wheel

ebay is one of the worst culprits. Change just for changes sake with no real improvements.
Things go from bug to worse.
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Re: Web sites Re-inventing the wheel

I don't mind the sites being reinvented to look different as it keeps them looking fresh but what does annoy me is the bloat code in the page that suddenly makes it display 3 times slower than previously. Things like excessive javascript, adverts made from flash that are CPU hogs and almost crash the browser, tons of different CSS sheets that it downloads from all over the place for different things.
Can't we just keep it simple?
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Re: Web sites Re-inventing the wheel

I didn't realise we weren't talking about the Plusnet site  Grin Grin
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Re: Web sites Re-inventing the wheel

The BBC has made the local station web site comply with the mold, I know that BBC Essex has three webcams, Studio a, Studio b , and and external one of the road traffic outside the studeio.
The presenters often say "look at this on our web cam", OK but where is it?.  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england/essex/
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Re: Web sites Re-inventing the wheel

@Oldjim I'm not on about PNs site, its sites I use daily if not weekly:  Radio Times ; 4OD and recently Tescos Groceries are the main ones that trigger a "I don't believe it" moment
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The worst one is yahoo mail. They had a wonderful old interface for years on end and I had my browser tooled up with javascript buttons below the address bar that would perform all sorts of tasks for me (such as adding disposable addresses etc). Now they've introduced their new ajax based webmail and forced all of us to use it and my javascript buttons are useless.
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