Hows our peer-2-peer sports kit lending site looking?

Discussion in 'Website Reviews & Testing' started by webit, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. webit

    webit UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Hi everyone - we have a site that's just had a major facelift that specialises in physical equipment peer-2-peer lending between sports enthusiasts.

    I'd look to hear what you like, what you'd change and that you understand what it's about :)

    the site is at https://sportskitbuddy.com

    Thanks everyone and have a great weekend.
     
    Posted: Jun 8, 2018 By: webit Member since: Jul 13, 2005
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  2. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! { Moderator }

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    It only seems to be Bike boxes is that correct?

    I was interested in one of the boxes nearby, clicked on the advert and got taken to the login page. Which was a bit annoying as I wasn't really sure if the grainy pixellated image was for the product I needed.

    On my phone the UX isn't good. For starters it forces me to accept cookie from advertisers and then the maps didn't work on the 'Find Stuff'. And the lisitng is a single column. Would be far better as two columns (with a smaller font size).

    The date picker on my phone is broken.

    The default location is London.

    What is the point of the blog?

    No contact details anywhere.

    Apart from all that it looks like a great service.
     
    Posted: Jun 8, 2018 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  3. Awinner2

    Awinner2 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Needs a GDPR compliant information section on loading. Don't think that you can hide some of it in the Privacy Policy page.
     
    Posted: Jun 8, 2018 By: Awinner2 Member since: Aug 4, 2017
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  4. Awinner2

    Awinner2 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Agreed BUT after I visited the site to have a look and comment. WITHOUT ANY WARNING of COOKIES I now find that I am being chased all over the Internet by site ads by Google. Not nice Mr site owner!
     
    Posted: Jun 8, 2018 By: Awinner2 Member since: Aug 4, 2017
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  5. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! { Moderator }

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    I use Ghostery, blocks just about everything ad related. 7 of them on UKBF and 2 on the OP's site.
     
    Posted: Jun 8, 2018 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  6. Awinner2

    Awinner2 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Thanks for that info. Having a look and going to implement it on both my browsers.
     
    Posted: Jun 8, 2018 By: Awinner2 Member since: Aug 4, 2017
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  7. webit

    webit UKBF Ace Full Member

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    First of all, thanks for the feedback so far - very useful.

    Very good point and I've now changed the code so you can view the full item without having to log in first.

    I'll look into that - we use Adroll for the pixel retargetting (the cookie consent pop-up is loaded from their site) and according to their T&C this cover the GDPR aspects (and is now necessary to using their service as an advertiser)
     
    Posted: Jun 9, 2018 By: webit Member since: Jul 13, 2005
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  8. webit

    webit UKBF Ace Full Member

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    A lightweight tool I use is ABP (Ad Blocker Pro) in Firefox and Chrome
     
    Posted: Jun 9, 2018 By: webit Member since: Jul 13, 2005
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  9. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! { Moderator }

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    Itt's not necessary to have a popup. Especially one so instrusive as this on a phone.
    You need to let people choose what cookies they allow. You can't force people to accept all cookies.
     
    Posted: Jun 9, 2018 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  10. webit

    webit UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Yep - the Adroll one is a bit of a monster on a smaller screen - though it does allow you to pick which cookies are selected when you click 'Learn More' something for us to look into a bit - our last one was simple yes/no consent bar which didn't intrude on the real estate.
     
    Posted: Jun 9, 2018 By: webit Member since: Jul 13, 2005
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  11. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! { Moderator }

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    Why are you running adverts? Bin these and you don't need a cookie consent thing.

    Remember as well that Google regards content blocking popups as bad juju. Especially those relating to advertising.
     
    Posted: Jun 9, 2018 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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