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Launching TechSpot similar downloads, other site enhancements

By Julio Franco ยท 13 replies
Nov 26, 2012
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  1. Our small but dedicated group of web developers are always hard at work, making sure things are running smoothly across the site. Admitedly, half their time is spent on details that may not be so obvious: performance and stability enhancements,...

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  2. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 620   +122

    Woot! Techspot FTW!
    Thanks guys for maintaining a great site and continuing to improve it.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,402   +5,021

    Thanks TechSpot. :)

    Question: Has all the apps been organized by similar categories?

    Suggestion: Wish all the software updates could be linked somehow. This way when you vote for a software, your vote is carried over to the next version automatically. However I would also like to reserve the right to change my vote in the future, if the new updates are better or worse. As it is, I find it a waste of time voting for some of the apps, when they are updated twice a month.
  4. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 238   +54

    Awesome job guys, thank you for keeping me educated through out the years. Techspot has been my home page for years. I was debating on which budget card to get and you just helped me make my decision. Sweet!
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,493   +1,295

    Good old techspot, one of the rare websites where I actually like the improvements, and is the first website I login to every day :)
    treeski likes this.
  6. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 1,006   +249

    I have to disagree with this suggestion. I think more often then not, software gets penalized due to poor previous versions (with this suggested scenario). If this does get implemented, I would want a way to see the votes for the current version only.
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 8,252   +1,269

    Thanks for the kind comments.

    cliffordcooley, actually that's the way it works right now. The option to change your vote was added just recently, otherwise the current scores are historical votes for all versions. The system has shortcomings as treeski points out, but we are figuring out a way of changing that while encouraging more participation from readers. That change won't come until sometime next year however.
    treeski and cliffordcooley like this.
  8. Thanks TechSpot for your effort to bring out this helpful feature to us.(y)
  9. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,634   +98

    Julio about mobile site (I.e. m.techspot.com)
    For some odd reasons, the headline bar on the mobile site doesn't work in Chrome (and in stock browser), in FF it works but is a hastle / lack smoothness.

    Except for these, great work and keep it up guys :)

  10. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,380   +53

    Lmao same here, my gf got on my computer once and said "Do you work there or something? Course the answer was "I wish!"
    Julio Franco likes this.
  11. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 8,252   +1,269

    Archean Which is the headline bar? The login menu, the + sign pop menu, or the homepage featured stories (that scroll horizontally)?
    Also which phone and OS are you using? Thanks!
  12. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,634   +98

    Homepage featured stories bar, it doesn't scroll horizontally as it should. I can hardly move it to second story in Chrome and stock browser, and in FF at least after several attempts I can move to the end of it.


    Also notice that the arrow sign on the Latest in the bar overrides the word. Does it suppose to appear at the center of the bar?

    I am using SGS3 on JB 4.1.1 FF/Chrome latest versions.

    I also noticed this behavior on my now sold Lumia 800's browser. I'll let you know how it goes once I get my hands on 920 (hopefully soon as it hasn't launched here so far).
  13. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 1,006   +249

    I assume you're supposed to be able to swipe the headlines to view others. If so, it doesn't work at all on my Lumia 920.
  14. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 8,252   +1,269

    Last time we checked we were doing OK on Android and iOS, Windows Phone was kind of OK, too, but not perfect.
    This helps, thank you.

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