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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby Bwanna » Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:50 pm

J35J wrote:Ugh...so now they have the main Yahoo Sports page updated to a new layout....I generally don't care, change doesn't bother me....but....this Sucks! WAYYYY to much going on it's hard to focus on it and even look at it.

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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby TheTrith » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:31 pm

The new player pages are horrible.
Was there any kind of testing or did anyone look at the layout before they went live?
The layout is awful, background is distracting, text is difficult to read, mouse scrolling does not work, and they take forever to load.
Even clicking and dragging the scroll bars does not work properly. There is a huge lag between mouse input and page action.

The old layout was perfectly acceptable. Why take a step backwards?
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby TheTrith » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:45 pm

Example of poor layout:
(1) The link to season game log is not even visible on the page if you scroll down far enough to view the past 10 games.
Why isnt that link directly above?


(2) The background is blue which is generally awful by itself. Dark colored background with text on top does not work well. But to make matters worse, the links to view box scores are also blue (blue on blue, realy?), even though most other links on the page are white. Why?

(3) The bottom line of the "Last 10 games" section shows totals. Why would you put season totals right there when they are already listed at the very top of the page in huge font? If anything just put totals for the past 10 games (since that section says Last 10 Games) or something more useful like options for past week/2weeks/month etc.

(4) Less than half of the screen is dedicated to the actual player stats.
Why do we need side bars on both sides of the actual player page with links to things that are not relevant to the player in question. Anyone who clicks on the player page is obviously looking for info on THAT player. Not other news or other random sports.
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby The Artful Dodger » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:44 pm

This is a new design template Yahoo is using on their other sites:

http://mashable.com/2013/08/27/yahoo-st ... source=rss

It looks acceptable for every site but the Yahoo Sports page. The new design is OK, and at least half of the problem of the current design would be solved with a less obstructive background (Yahoo News is a decent layout). A slightly darkened and blurred background picture of a stadium doesn't blend well when most of the pictures would have a backdrop of a crowd or stadium too. The textual overlays would have to be less transparent and the text slightly larger for easier reading. The background motif works well for Yahoo Weather with informative graphics and less text, but not for Yahoo Sports which involves more information to be presented with less space to work with.
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby dannahann » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:19 pm

Came on to YAHOO to do one very simple task, something I've done 100s of times in the past when I've had 2 decent options to start at the same position and that is to look and see how a batter has fared versus today's opposing SP historically. That info simply isn't available in the new layout. All I can see is how they've done in 2013 (maybe 2012 too as it's available, but it doesn't work when you click it). Any way we can see the old layout???
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby hondo4mvp » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:30 pm

Wow f*** you Yahoo!You couldn't wait until the season was over?
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby SpecialFNK » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:39 pm

yahoo, please change back to the way it was. I absolutely HATE the new design. players pages are way too hard to read. please use black numbers/letters on white background, period, that's it.
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby hondo4mvp » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:56 pm

Thanks for making Yahoo what it used to be-the best FBB site out there.You got out just in time.

Good luck to you and yours.
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby TheTrith » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:04 pm

Another YahooLOL:

I just tried to add Nolasco in one of my leagues to replace Harvey who I just DL'd, and got the following error:
" You cannot add this player because Matt Harvey is in a DL spot and is no longer DL eligible"

Really? Is the DL that difficult to manage?
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Re: Touching base/taking requests re: Yahoo! Fantasy Basebal

Postby Mortician » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:19 pm

Please yahoo.... Your fantasy leagues are my favorite thing in the world. But for someone who's slightly colorblind, I cannot read the stats on player pages anymore with the new setup. Please find a way to go back to dark writing on white. Its maddening having to search every single player on baseball-reference everytime i want to see a player page just because they still have black writing on a white background. The new layout looks nice, but it is nearly impossible to read. Please help.
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