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NzKaizer

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#28286 25-Nov-2008 11:13
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Orcon changed their website today lol what ya think of it ?

www.orcon.net.nz

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kerrin
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  #180178 25-Nov-2008 11:47
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Webmail page doesn't render for me (firefox 3.0) - basically it appears as text without their layouts etc...

Other than this I didn't really notice any change?

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  #180179 25-Nov-2008 11:49
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Was wondering when you guys were going to notice :)

Note that if you are wondering what has changed, and think that it looks an awful lot like the old site then you probably are looking at the old site. The DNS changes should have propagated fully by about 2pm this afternoon the guys reckon. So if you can't see it yet, be patient :)

Would love to hear your feedback though, have had lots of great suggestions already.

Note that we have also opened up comments on lots of sections of the site, so feel free to provide feedback direct through the site, or via twitter, or here, or wherever you want really.

 
 
 
 


NzKaizer

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  #180190 25-Nov-2008 12:51
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Well Duncan, the system blade idea you have going I suppose works, however personally the 3 images you have on the blades are too retro for me. Also, overall the new website doesn't do anything signaficantly new or better than the old site, it's just a new paintjob, in fact it's like going from Windows XP to Windows Vista.

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  #180213 25-Nov-2008 14:46
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I like the clear and easy to immediately see data usage, including UL/DL amounts, and days remaining till turnover.

Thumbs up from me on this simple update.

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  #180270 25-Nov-2008 18:58
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It may grow on me but.

 

1. What happened to the instant  data usage meter.??

2. Don't like the popup login window that disapears  if you move your mouse before you login..

 





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  #180274 25-Nov-2008 19:07
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old3eyes:

It may grow on me but.

 

1. What happened to the instant  data usage meter.??

2. Don't like the popup login window that disapears  if you move your mouse before you login..

 


Have you clicked on the "Orconite" section of the flash element on the front page (the 3rd "slice"...?) - I'm not entirely sure if it is, as I'm not an Orcon customer.




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kerrin
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  #180279 25-Nov-2008 19:34
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I like it, very modern, clean...


 
 
 
 


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  #180282 25-Nov-2008 19:53
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odd, it loaded okay at work (work uses xtra), yet when i try it on my xtra adsl connection at home I still get the old site :(
even tried doing shift-refresh

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  #180314 25-Nov-2008 21:45
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duncanblair: Was wondering when you guys were going to notice :)

Note that if you are wondering what has changed, and think that it looks an awful lot like the old site then you probably are looking at the old site. The DNS changes should have propagated fully by about 2pm this afternoon the guys reckon. So if you can't see it yet, be patient :)

Would love to hear your feedback though, have had lots of great suggestions already.

Note that we have also opened up comments on lots of sections of the site, so feel free to provide feedback direct through the site, or via twitter, or here, or wherever you want really.


Three suggestions

1. Remove the flash

2. Don't use flash

3. Please please don't kill my bandwidth by using flash..

Argh...




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kerrin
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#180413 26-Nov-2008 12:05
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Disagree with openmedia.

I like the flash panels - looks very professional...   

Appears to loads instantly, and I don't see any potential for bandwidth problems.   Not like it's a flash movie intro that one has to wait while loading...

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  #180415 26-Nov-2008 12:29
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manhinli:

Have you clicked on the "Orconite" section of the flash element on the front page (the 3rd "slice"...?) - I'm not entirely sure if it is, as I'm not an Orcon customer.

 

What "Orconite"  ??





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  #180417 26-Nov-2008 12:53

kerrin: Disagree with openmedia.

I like the flash panels - looks very professional...   

Appears to loads instantly, and I don't see any potential for bandwidth problems.   Not like it's a flash movie intro that one has to wait while loading...

 

Animation is very jerky and slow on my 2 year old laptop


kerrin
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  #180429 26-Nov-2008 14:14
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old3eyes:
manhinli:

Have you clicked on the "Orconite" section of the flash element on the front page (the 3rd "slice"...?) - I'm not entirely sure if it is, as I'm not an Orcon customer.

 

What "Orconite"  ??



http://www.orcon.net.nz/lifestyle/page/new_site

"If you are already an Orcon customer and you are viewing the site from home the site will figure it out and display your broadband usage via the 'Orconite' tab on our-all new homepage"

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  #180501 26-Nov-2008 18:44
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kerrin:
old3eyes:
manhinli:

Have you clicked on the "Orconite" section of the flash element on the front page (the 3rd "slice"...?) - I'm not entirely sure if it is, as I'm not an Orcon customer.

 

What "Orconite"  ??



http://www.orcon.net.nz/lifestyle/page/new_site

"If you are already an Orcon customer and you are viewing the site from home the site will figure it out and display your broadband usage via the 'Orconite' tab on our-all new homepage"

 

Thanx.  Now I see it.  Don't seem to remember seeing it last nite..





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  #180564 26-Nov-2008 23:17
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kerrin: Disagree with openmedia.

I like the flash panels - looks very professional...   

Appears to loads instantly, and I don't see any potential for bandwidth problems.   Not like it's a flash movie intro that one has to wait while loading...


flash != professional

flash = we are too lazy to code it in HTML

At the moment I'm getting a broken website because the flash will only partially load.


Yes it is fast as they have kept the initial SWF file small, but it calls back to orcon for additional content.




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