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Not only is the AFL website horribly laid out (eg. click on where you think the pull-down is for matches, you are likely to go to the Carlton page, not to mention that annoying box in the bottom right), but you will pleased to know our match today starts at 7:10pm AEDT.  Which I guess is true if we are still on daylight savings.

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They need to burn it down and start again.  The editors there have too much power (I’ve had to deal with them before) - they are obsessed with video and have ended up with this shocking imbalance. Unreadable/unwatchable/unbrowsable.

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4 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

 https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl

Thats the site I use for AFL.  Everything right there in front of you with 1 click.  Scores at top of page.  Easy.

I am positive AFL.com was designed as some social experiment to turn footy fans insane.

 

K'noath.

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8 minutes ago, The Jackson 6 said:

They need to burn it down and start again.  The editors there have too much power (I’ve had to deal with them before) - they are obsessed with video and have ended up with this shocking imbalance. Unreadable/unwatchable/unbrowsable.

Could not agree more. Absolutely hopeless in terms of conveying information, which is kinda an important kpi for a website. 

As an example I also thought this hame was 7:10 start. Another is i tried to find info about next weeks prelim against the crows eg start time, venue etc.  Gave up. 

Ridiculous given how much money must get poured into it.

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26 minutes ago, The Jackson 6 said:

They need to burn it down and start again.  The editors there have too much power (I’ve had to deal with them before) - they are obsessed with video and have ended up with this shocking imbalance. Unreadable/unwatchable/unbrowsable.

It is the last word in poor design. My ten year old grand daughter could do better. 

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5 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

out of interest are you using the app or the website

 

Both.

The app is worse, but that is more because searching around on app is harder.

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Agree with the majority, it's appalling.

It used to be much better but as they've changed it over the years they seem to be focused on pushing videos down our throats.

They've made more stats accessible to us, but the page is so incredibly terrible to use it's hard to actually be able to review the stats they're making available.

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8 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

out of interest are you using the app or the website

 

if you mean me, website via firefox

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4 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

They have stopped doing Team of the Week ?

Are you sure? It's possibly there but perhaps you have to click through 17 different places to find it.

I no longer bother with the AFL's own website. It's just too hard to navigate. I get all the news I need right here.

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From a UX perspective it is awful: like most pro league websites I go there first and foremost for three things: scores, fixturing, and tickets. All three should be immediately accessible with one click from the homepage. They aren't. The site prioritises editorial and video content rather than fulfilling its obligation. It *works* fine but the customer journey is terrible.

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Are you sure? It's possibly there but perhaps you have to click through 17 different places to find it.

I no longer bother with the AFL's own website. It's just too hard to navigate. I get all the news I need right here.

Its definitely not on there.  Was about the only good thing on there so of course they got rid of it.

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There are standard places on a screen where our eyes go, and standard practices most people's mouses(?) and keyboards follow. Microsoft made their money out of the easy and intuitive interaction people have with most of their products. 

The AFL website totally lacks an intuitive customer interface. We have to work so hard to get the most basic and popular information

That b****y annoying match centre is ok once you re in it, but an horrendous design position for the home page.

As much as I love the video feeds, I also want to read articles. The default % of videos is way too high.

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