Curious George
Last year

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NBL.com.au gets an update

New NBL.com.au website is up and ruuning.

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Isaac
Last year
09:53 6 Sep 17

Reply #645913

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Timing out for me. Overwhelmed with demand or bad caching? This happened when they last relaunched it too.


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Wookiee
Last year
10:04 6 Sep 17

Reply #645916

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

buh bow... another fail for the NBL web-dev team...

Am curious to see (when it actually starts working) what improvements were made, as the list of needed ones was LONG...


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PlaymakerMo
Last year
10:28 6 Sep 17

Reply #645919

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Takes a while to load, but works. Looks good too - a noticeable improvement IMO.


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Ricky
Last year
10:46 6 Sep 17

Reply #645926

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

I like it, easier to read than in a black theme.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:06 6 Sep 17

Reply #645928

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Every game is listed with both a Fox Sports and SBS logo next to it. So they have either done a deal for every game on SBS (which would be pretty great!) or it is a new website glitch and it will be the 2 games per round as previously reported.


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Wookiee
Last year
11:13 6 Sep 17

Reply #645931

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Had another look and have to say, without getting into the guts of it, it loads quickly, looks trim, even looks good on mobile... Overall a big improvement on the last dogs breakfast...


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KET
Last year
11:29 6 Sep 17

Reply #645933

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Definite improvement


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KET
Last year
11:30 6 Sep 17

Reply #645934

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

So no longer with fox sports pulse or sportstg or whatever they call themselves?


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Isaac
Last year
11:37 6 Sep 17

Reply #645938

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

I like the switch from a carousel to showing 3 hero stories straight up. That's better for sure. I liked the previous stats pane that included leaderboards for a variety of things - that was really visual and a place to push more names and faces - surprised they didn't repurpose that within this design.


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Aussie
Last year
12:19 6 Sep 17

Reply #645946

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Rosters are from last season


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Anonymous
Last year
12:32 6 Sep 17

Reply #645948

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Another crappy version in a long line of crappy NBL sites. When will they ever have a decent page? :/


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Anonymous
Last year
13:20 6 Sep 17

Reply #645962

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

website wont load on IE


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Beantown
Last year
13:54 6 Sep 17

Reply #645969

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

First thing I saw: Top left corner, Adelaide v Melbourne Round 1, Oct 5th, 7:00pm AEDT.

It conflicts with the schedule on the Sixers website, which says 7:30pm AEDT.

I certainly hope that the NBL website time is wrong! It's hard enough for many people who work to get to a 7pm game on a week night, let alone a 6:30pm one!


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Kingpodge
Last year
14:29 6 Sep 17

Reply #645972

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

lots of elements to load, but I think it's pretty good - much better than nba.com.au!


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Manu Fieldel
Last year
15:29 6 Sep 17

Reply #645978

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

I love that they're trying to do something new


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Wookiee
Last year
15:31 6 Sep 17

Reply #645979

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

@Beantown: I think it could just be some inconsistency with data input... Could have copied from somewhere which was local time but set it as AEDT which would then change it to a different local time...


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Zodiac
Last year
16:34 6 Sep 17

Reply #645987

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Had a look at a page took forever to load so gave up.


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Pro Web Marketer
Last year
16:36 6 Sep 17

Reply #645989

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Whoever designed the downgrade over an already pitiful site should never again be allowed to be paid for web design.

It has to be the least mobile friendly professional sports site I've ever laid my eyes on.

The second doomsday hit is how long it takes to load on any device and connection (NBN, 5G, etc.)

Putrid.


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Isaac
Last year
16:46 6 Sep 17

Reply #645993

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/94nnQ/www.nbl.com.au

Faster than 23% of tested sites. 6.5s load time. 73 performance grade.


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Beantown
Last year
17:23 6 Sep 17

Reply #646003

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Thanks Wookie, that's what I'm hoping!


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Sean
Last year
17:41 6 Sep 17

Reply #646004

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Will the games still be shown on NBL TV...?


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KET
Last year
17:47 6 Sep 17

Reply #646006

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

@Sean considering the amount of NBLTV logos on the page, let's assume so haha


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Avv
Last year
10:37 8 Sep 17

Reply #646191

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

It has every game in the schedule as not only being shown on Fox Sports but also SBS... hmmmm....


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Andrew
Last year
11:23 8 Sep 17

Reply #646202

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Some image compression would help ... for example "kings cash in on combine" - 1.4MB!


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Anonymous
Last year
11:41 8 Sep 17

Reply #646203

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Another version of the NBL website, another failure.


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Manu Fieldel
Last year
11:53 8 Sep 17

Reply #646205

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Can't access any Blitz live stats from the mobile site


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KET
Last year
12:29 8 Sep 17

Reply #646213

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

The computer/laptop version is a significant improvement.

I do wonder if they've gone away from their previous provider who put up some pretty average resources in spite of their 'resources'.

It is admittedly more simplistic and designed as a blog but at this point getting the basics right is the first step. Visually, it's relatively slick I am much happier than with previous versions. The 3 prime news spots is far nicer than the slider and the right half of the page wasted.

Speed wise, they need to optimise - it's a little slow.

Stats information & club detail is a significant improvement - I can see a real emphasis on this, it's great. Like Isaac, I also felt their stats part on the front page was well done and could have been replicated on the front page of the new iteration.

NBL still needs to work on getting the little details right, or wait until the details are ironed out prior to publishing to public: for instance the links at the bottom of the page are dead, the TV logos/broadcast information was wrong etc.


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Wookiee
Last year
13:51 8 Sep 17

Reply #646226

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Yeah, not sure what you're looking at it on, Pro Web dude, but it loaded really easily on my mobile device... Maybe you were responsible for the previous one, as THAT was the worst site that I've ever seen and was worse than useless on desktop and ever worse (if you can imagine) on a mobile...

Lots of work and I agree that things should have been tested before going live, but this is (probably sadly) a huge improvement on the previous one and a good base to improve on, I just hope they do and not just sit back and think "Job done!"


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Anonymous
Last year
14:20 8 Sep 17

Reply #646230

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

"Pro Web dude"

We've found a nickname for isaac! :P


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koberulz
Last year
15:26 8 Sep 17

Reply #646234

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

It's actually possible to navigate the site on mobile now, because the menu button shows up.

That's basic enough that they really ought not to get credit for it, but here we are...


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Train
Last year
17:57 8 Sep 17

Reply #646246

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

Anyone else notice how ad the play by play live stats are on the NBL website. The plays are all out of sequence and why would you not have the most recent plays heading up the page instead of at the bottom.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:00 8 Sep 17

Reply #646248

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

I know Train, that one has always stumped me. Newest action at the bottom is so retarded. It's been like that for a few seasons now ;/


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Train
Last year
18:03 8 Sep 17

Reply #646251

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

I can deal with scrolling down to the bottom but the sequence they have the plays going hurts my brain.


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koberulz
Last year
18:05 8 Sep 17

Reply #646252

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

It's a FIBA thing, not an NBL thing.


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Train
Last year
18:08 8 Sep 17

Reply #646253

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

"It's a FIBA thing, not an NBL thing"

I'm pretty sure the normal version of the FIBA live stats run differently.
http://www.fibalivestats.com/matches/76819/18/83/15/52E9pQqmBPr4s/

That was from the Cats pre season game last weekend.


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koberulz
Last year
19:23 8 Sep 17

Reply #646262

re: NBL.com.au gets an update

It's also been an issue with WA SBL games, and there's no reason the same software would function differently with different leagues.


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