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2019-07-13 10:47:39

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Next weekend the new BOINCstats website will be released. It's an all new design which plays nicely with mobile phones and tablets. Security is improved, pages and forms are optimized. It's a big change but most pages kan be found in the same place as before.
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Support for customized languages has been dropped, most were not properly maintained. For those who really need a translated version the build in translation of the browser may do the trick. I found it to be pretty decent for Dutch.
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And if you really can't get used to the new design, the old version of BOINCstats can be found at https://classic.boincstats.com, but be aware, that version will no longer be maintained and will receive no updates other than security patches!
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2019-07-13 10:48:27

More info » here. «
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2019-07-14 08:47:53

A big thank you to you, Willy, for all you have been doing for so many years with BOINCstats and allowing the BOINC community to follow detailed statistics! Respect!
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2019-07-17 14:03:24

Sounds great can't wait

If you need someone to do a non technical review of the pages for text, grammar, spelling etc. I can surely do that for you just pm me the links of the pages.

Cheers
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2019-07-19 15:07:56

[CSF Thomas H.V. Dupont wrote:

A big thank you to you, Willy, for all you have been doing for so many years with BOINCstats and allowing the BOINC community to follow detailed statistics! Respect!

well said!
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2019-07-20 07:21:50

It looks good Willy. We will surely get used to the new layout, it may take some days maybe.

A nice thing to have though, is the green highlight for where we are in the stats. It's easier on the eyes.
And as Chooka03 pointed out in the shoutbox, it would be nice to have Combined sorted at the top.

But great work, nice with something new.
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2019-07-20 07:25:20

(Ryle) wrote:

it would be nice to have Combined sorted at the top.

Combined is the first item under active projects. I'll probably need some more info
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2019-07-20 07:34:32
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[BOINCstats Willy wrote:

(Ryle) wrote:

it would be nice to have Combined sorted at the top.

Combined is the first item under active projects. I'll probably need some more info



Yeah I wasn't so specific, sorry

When you go to Project List via My Detailed Stats, and sort (alphabetically) on project names, Boinc Combined gets sorted too. Would be nice if Boinc Combined stayed locked at the top then.

Edit: I'm on a PC btw. Will try to look via the phone later to see how it looks, during the day.
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2019-07-20 07:41:41

(Ryle) wrote:

[BOINCstats Willy wrote:

(Ryle) wrote:

it would be nice to have Combined sorted at the top.

Combined is the first item under active projects. I'll probably need some more info

Yeah I wasn't so specific, sorry

When you go to Project List via My Detailed Stats, and sort (alphabetically) on project names, Boinc Combined gets sorted too. Would be nice if Boinc Combined stayed locked at the top then.

Edit: I'm on a PC btw. Will try to look via the phone later to see how it looks, during the day.

Ah, OK, fixed that.
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2019-07-20 07:45:13

[BOINCstats Willy wrote:

(Ryle) wrote:

[BOINCstats Willy wrote:

(Ryle) wrote:

it would be nice to have Combined sorted at the top.

Combined is the first item under active projects. I'll probably need some more info

Yeah I wasn't so specific, sorry

When you go to Project List via My Detailed Stats, and sort (alphabetically) on project names, Boinc Combined gets sorted too. Would be nice if Boinc Combined stayed locked at the top then.

Edit: I'm on a PC btw. Will try to look via the phone later to see how it looks, during the day.

Ah, OK, fixed that.


Excellent, that is quick service
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2019-07-20 08:56:08

I am very sorry for my negative opinion, but I think, that new design is huge step back, comparing with previous. For example, I am not blind, so why website offer me words with large letters. If in previous design I could to read many information in one screen, now I need to scroll down, scroll down, scroll down.

By the way, thank You for all your work, Willy.
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2019-07-20 08:59:54

And this gamma of the colors is very very strange...

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2019-07-20 09:00:51

Hi Aurimas,

I'm sure you're not the only one with that opinion. With every change there are people who don't like the change, I understand that.

However, I had to do something to make BOINCstats usable on mobile devices since those are what most people use these days.

But this is not a set in stone layout just yet. I'll take all your suggestions and see what I can change to make it better.
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2019-07-20 09:02:11

Aurimas wrote:

And this gamma of the colors is very very strange...

Iew... That's not how I designed it. What OS and browser is that? Please include version numbers.
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2019-07-20 15:48:33

The best way (but of course harder) is allow visitors to choose. Ability to switch to old design is necessary and it is one of ways to measure opinion of users. If most of them still using old version, it is something wrong with new

By the way, it is possible extract only mobile users and redirect them to different layout.

About colors - I am using Microsoft Edge 44.18362.1.0. I checked with Chrome, colors are different and better.
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2019-07-20 15:52:18

Aurimas wrote:
The best way (but of course harder) is allow visitors to choose. Ability to switch to old design is necessary and it is one of ways to measure opinion of users.

As stated in the OP, the old site is available at https://classic.boincstats.com.

Aurimas wrote:
If most of them still using old version, it is something wrong with new

It's hard to get used to something new. I don't think there is something spectacular wrong with the new design, it's just different.
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2019-07-20 16:17:44

Thank You, Willy, for the link to old design. At this time it looks like more friendly for me, so I decide to use it.


And thank You again for all your work.
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2019-07-20 18:00:47

Aurimas wrote:
About colors - I am using Microsoft Edge 44.18362.1.0. I checked with Chrome, colors are different and better.

Well, leave it up to IE/Edge to F* it up. Fixed it.
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2019-07-22 00:30:48

Thank you for fixing the current user highlight (#370 in the below examples).

It seems like the text font is smaller on the new pages. Not sure if the font is actually smaller, or the text is the same size but is now surrounded by increased spacing between the lines giving the impression that the text has shrunk. As I get older and the eyes get weaker, I have a few general issues with user interfaces. One is selecting a default text size that can only be read if you have perfect eyesight. Another is wasting available screen space by spreading small text and graphics across a large area of mostly white space, instead of increasing the text to be as large as possible to fill the available screen area as much as possible.

I just noticed on my monitor that the old screen is using an alternating light blue, dark blue, and thin white stripe for the row background colors. One the new web page, the blue is much less distinct - the light blue is almost white, and the dark blue is now more of a hint of color like the old light blue, leaving the overall impression that the background is an blended off-white and washed out looking background rather than a series of distinct color separations. The result is the colors on the old page visibly "pop" more than the ones on the new page.

Switching the hyperlink color from blue to red is also a bit jarring, simply because it breaks the expectation of the standard coloring expected for links. Red just looks weird compared to blue in this context.

I only read BOINC STATS on a 23" monitor under Win 10 using the Chrome browser, so I cannot comment on what the pages looks like on a phone.

The biggest open issue I still see with the new pages is the column titles on the user stats pages. The column headers (last month ↓ ↑ / last week ↓ ↑ / last day ↓ ↑ / etc.) on the classic page remains pinned and visible at the top of the screen while scrolling up and down the 100 users listed. On the new version, the header is only displayed at the very top and bottom, but is not seen when scrolling around the middle of the user listing. So now you have to remember what each column represents, especially if you are spending a lot of time comparing users at the center of the list because that is where your listing happens to land at the time on the page.

Compare the header on these two pages while scrolling up up and down:

https://www.boincstats.com/stats/14/user/list/0/300#370

https://classic.boincstats.com/en/stats/14/user/list/0/300#370
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