Serious dev team, this website is horrible. This webpage looks like it was designed in 2009. We need a website that looks good and feels good. A GOOD example of a website is chess.com, where its clean and pleasant to the eye. This entire website is an eye sore.
Another thing guys, they should have longer time controls than 4 hours, i shouldnt have to be glued to a go game to finish it out. I mean its just absurd that the developers on this site havent made a cleaner site.
Alright, point taken with lichness.org being a better website, touche. This website however is really outdated however. I love GO, but this website is really something from 2009. We need a major overhaul that is more efficient and user friendly in general. Come on now, you know im right.
While I do think that nearly any website could be improved with careful design consideration, I think it is tricky to move in the right direction without discussing some specific thoughts. It’s not very productive to vaguely say that something should be better.
Is there any particular feature or design aspect from chess.com or lichess.org that you wish were adopted by OGS?
lol ok ok fair enough. But if you look at chess.com, they have a clean user friendly crisp website, with a great mobile app, videos, the entire works. Am i wrong? Cant you see the difference? Im not being a douche but the site is very buggy. Should i of come at this differently, and provided clear facts? perhaps…but the fact remains the site needs work. Im saying this from a point of love for the game.
Am i a go, or even a chess master? by no means not.
Well, I guess that’s my point - I can’t really see the difference.
I am not a web-designer, so I am not up on the latest / greatest styling cues. When I looked at the chess and lichess websites, my eyes mainly jumped around to see if the sites had similar functionality to OGS, and I couldn’t see any glaring differences.
This is probably why so many people in this thread are asking you for specific examples. Is it that the OGS icons are too small? not sleek enough? Is it that the functionality you’re looking for is stashed in sub-menus rather than on the front page?
Just saying “I do not like X” is just not very informative in this case - neither is relying on the eye of the beholder to pick out the details that rub you wrong, since we’ve obviously gotten used to them and now see them as normal / aesthetically pleasing.
Like people have been saying above - if you want to take the time and show some comparison / contrast examples of how one site’s layout is preferable to another, that might change some minds, but yeah, I guess I’m just not seeing the huge contrast in style / substance that you’re referring to…
My 2 cents, your mileage may vary, void where prohibited, some cars not for use with some sets