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PGA Tour new website - love it or hate it?

Poll Results: What do you think about the new http://www.pgatour.com/ ?

 
  • 33% (7)
    Hate it.
  • 9% (2)
    Love it.
  • 57% (12)
    It's okay.
21 Total Votes  
post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

http://www.pgatour.com/

 

To me it looks very cluttered and visually unappealing. I preferred the other website. 

post #2 of 21

URLs are supposed to be permanent. Old statistics URLs do not work.

 

That is very disappointing.

 

P.S. It should be something they should fix, too. It's not that hard to build a redirect for this:

http://www.pgatour.com/stats/stat.361.html#2013 -> http://www.pgatour.com/stats/stat.361.2013.html

I don't have much hope that they'll actually fix this, however.

post #3 of 21

It's not different aesthetically from many redesigns of the sites I go to - Slate, Atlantic Wire, CSPAN, etc... Anyone getting the blank rectangle in the upper right hand corner?  Tables with numbers - they should be right-aligned. Not centered!

 

post #4 of 21

It is not bad, but a little to picture intense.  Some news sites are doing this as well.  They are afraid we don't like to read.

post #5 of 21

It's clear they did this so the site is scalable across all formats - desktop browser, phone, tablet.  I'm fine with it.

post #6 of 21

Official money column - right align. Sand Saves, Strokes Gained Putting also.

 

Found more little annoying things but that happens. Let's see in a couple of weeks how it goes. Also, no search box.

 

 

post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by boogielicious View Post
 

It is not bad, but a little to picture intense.  Some news sites are doing this as well.  They are afraid we don't like to read.

I'm afraid there may be some truth to this...I'm hoping it's just a phase

post #8 of 21

It's ok. I got used to the old site and I'll get used to this one. They have to stay ahead of the curve and can't let their site become dated.

post #9 of 21

Kinda looks like something that requires a little fixing. 

post #10 of 21
Did the company contracted for the online health care exchange create this website? I kid! I kid! Personally I think they got 10 lbs of crap in a 5 lb bag. It just appears cluttered and not very organized.
post #11 of 21

It looks like it is very Windows 8 friendly . . . I also hate Windows 8 (on non-touchscreen devices)

post #12 of 21
I'm not sure what was wrong with the old one. Then again, I still know how to do frames, so ignore me when it comes to web design.

I hope the live leaderboard for medal play tournaments still works as well as the old one.
post #13 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shindig View Post

I'm not sure what was wrong with the old one. Then again, I still know how to do frames, so ignore me when it comes to web design.

 

They're going to make what is a work distraction on Thursday and Friday, more of a work distraction. Productivity... splat. Here's the nuggets:

 

.. it was surprised to find that nearly 50 percent of its traffic was coming from mobile. It expected mobile traffic to account for less — closer to 30 percent or 40 percent — because so many golf fans tend to use the site on Thursdays and Fridays from their desk at work.

 

We designed the mobile first,” Gutterman said. “We looked at, ‘How is the fan going to experience PGATour.com on mobile’ first, then desktop second.”

 

The tour’s official site has brought live golf to its viewers in the past through its branded coverage, “Live At,” which streams live action from a particular hole. PGATour.com has run “Live At” at anywhere from seven to 10 of its 45 events each year.

 

Goicouria says that number will grow to at least 15 tournaments this year.

 

PGATour.com also will expand its offerings at those 15 events. In addition to the featured hole, the digital team is looking at broadcasting featured pairings and players.

 

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2014/01/20/Leagues-and-Governing-Bodies/PGATour-digital.aspx

 

Design firm: http://www.omnigon.com/work

post #14 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post

They're going to make what is a work distraction on Thursday and Friday, more of a work distraction. Productivity... splat. Here's the nuggets:

.. it was surprised to find that nearly 50 percent of its traffic was coming from mobile. It expected mobile traffic to account for less — closer to 30 percent or 40 percent — because so many golf fans tend to use the site on Thursdays and Fridays from their desk at work.

We designed the mobile first,” Gutterman said. “We looked at, ‘How is the fan going to experience PGATour.com on mobile’ first, then desktop second.”

The tour’s official site has brought live golf to its viewers in the past through its branded coverage, “Live At,” which streams live action from a particular hole. PGATour.com has run “Live At” at anywhere from seven to 10 of its 45 events each year.

Goicouria says that number will grow to at least 15 tournaments this year.

PGATour.com also will expand its offerings at those 15 events. In addition to the featured hole, the digital team is looking at broadcasting featured pairings and players.

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2014/01/20/Leagues-and-Governing-Bodies/PGATour-digital.aspx

Design firm: http://www.omnigon.com/work

I don't know about you guys, but I don't particularly like the look on mobile either. The page in the Anthony Kim thread that Erik posted earlier looks awful on my iPhone. Lots of empty space (so tons of scrolling), not a whole lot of information.

http://www.pgatour.com/players/player.29718.anthony-kim.html/career
post #15 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamo View Post

I don't know about you guys, but I don't particularly like the look on mobile either. The page in the Anthony Kim thread that Erik posted earlier looks awful on my iPhone. Lots of empty space (so tons of scrolling), not a whole lot of information.

http://www.pgatour.com/players/player.29718.anthony-kim.html/career

I like it. It's blocky, but loads much faster than the old site, which didn't have a mobile version. I'd rather have loads faster if it's displaying the same info as before and didn't take anything away than dense and pretty.

What I noticed is like other redesigns, the search box is gone.
post #16 of 21
The old PGA Tour mobile website was useless for anything other than leaderboard watching, so I'm fine with it. I'd like the interface to be a little less image-dominant, but that's just the state of web design in 2014.

The World Golf Ranking website relaunched using the same template, and that's definitely an improvement. The old site was impossible to navigate; the link space given for a player's individual page overlapped with the name above it on the list, so looking up someone's tournament history was a game of chance.
post #17 of 21

Reviews overall on the new mobile app aren't great. Some people have even said they would pay to bring the old one back! App developer's worst nightmare. 

post #18 of 21

Overall I hate the formatting of the site, but I do like the new feedback mechanism powered by Disqus.  It's cool that contributors like the esteemed Rob Bolton can have direct communication of viewpoints with site users in a forum that we can all view.

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