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HOS
Dec 13th, 2012, 12:56 AM
even print out the ranking like beofre nor the calnder...when I went to email this to WTA, the email doens't work either....

The old site wans't great but this is very busy and not user friendly...

AjdeNate!
Dec 13th, 2012, 02:06 AM
OMG... Amazing meta tags:

<meta name="Description" content="Description goes here">
<meta name="Keywords" content="Keywords, go, here">

:gunshottothehead:

Vartan
Dec 13th, 2012, 05:20 AM
Huh?

Royals.
Dec 13th, 2012, 05:22 AM
even print out the ranking like beofre nor the calnder...when I went to email this to WTA, the email doens't work either....

The old site wans't great but this is very busy and not user friendly...

What is wrong with you?

It's a newly designed site, obviously they're going to be some bugs. Just wait till it's sorted out.

:facepalm:

Lucyxx
Dec 13th, 2012, 05:26 AM
I like the H2H on the main page, but other than that haven't noticed much of a difference. Guess I haven't visited it that often enough to notice the kind of things the OP pointed out.

I suppose the videos and some other things could be updated more often.

Chaosm21
Dec 13th, 2012, 05:29 AM
I like it at least more than that itftennis-bullshit.

Wiggly
Dec 13th, 2012, 05:45 AM
They went for the ATP look but fell short on budget.

Everything regarding the Rankings need to be sorted out before the season starts.
Cheap website and no presence on TV = no sponsor.

Royals.
Dec 13th, 2012, 05:48 AM
They went for the ATP look but fell short on budget.

Everything regarding the Rankings need to be sorted out before the season starts.
Cheap website and no presence on TV = no sponsor.

In what way?...

The ATP website is trash imo. Always loved the WTA site. As information was much better organised than ATP.

Wiggly
Dec 13th, 2012, 05:56 AM
In what way?...

The ATP website is trash imo. Always loved the WTA site. As information was much better organised than ATP.

There's much more information on the ATP.
The only that isn't indicated is penis size or something.

HOS
Dec 13th, 2012, 06:05 AM
Nup, bugs my arse, it is crap, it is too busy and hard to navigate.
ATP is not great either

The fact you can't print a 1 page calander is really bad.

You can get the printable rankings0 when I was looking for another place to email them to say the site was crap I came across Press Center and they are there...who would they would not have a link to printable rankings on the rankings page...what a fucking joke

effedcamel
Dec 13th, 2012, 07:32 AM
The massive banner at the top really ruins the feel of the site on a 13" monitor at least. It's such a huge space sucker that it makes the rest of the site feel busier and more annoying than it really is

Morning Morgan
Dec 13th, 2012, 08:02 AM
They should just outsource it to a college student. Probably can come up with something amazing in 5 days for almost free.

Harry.
Dec 13th, 2012, 08:13 AM
Some results don't show up in the activity section of players :tape: .. But other than that, it's pretty nice.

AjdeNate!
Dec 15th, 2012, 04:41 AM
They should just outsource it to a college student. Probably can come up with something amazing in 5 days for almost free.

2.5 and for a 12-pack of beer, most likely.

Territory
Dec 15th, 2012, 05:01 AM
The rankings page is shit. They've removed the number of tournaments column and you can't search by nation anymore. I also used to look at players' DOBs now and then too. They don't even list the players' previous ranking so you can see who's rising and falling! It's crap. :fiery:

cowsonice
Dec 15th, 2012, 05:08 AM
Wait, people still use the WTA tennis site? :scratch:

Vefci Y
Dec 15th, 2012, 05:26 AM
I like the old one,new one just suck:o

Lucyxx
Dec 17th, 2012, 05:45 AM
you can't search by nation anymore :fiery:I miss this feature too. :sad:

Seems WTA is going for looks rather than substance.

TS
Dec 17th, 2012, 07:43 AM
The activity section when trying to check results is a hot mess.

You also can't search the rankings by country anymore.

Raiden
Dec 17th, 2012, 01:22 PM
OP is spot-on. The new interface is indeed rubbish.

Now I have to click more times and hop around extra and be forced to read something I didnt' ask, just to come to the singles ranking list (no more mouseover driven dropdown menu access like the old interface)

And as others have already indicated, multiple columns have disappeared (like the ranking of previous week and nr. of tournaments) and country sorting/filtering is no longer possible.

Basically the redesign is mostly cosmetic - with flashy colors and backgrounds. But content and user-friendliness wise, it's a step backwards. On the other hand this is good news for private tennis sites, as they'll get more traffic.

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 17th, 2012, 02:04 PM
even print out the ranking like beofre nor the calnder...when I went to email this to WTA, the email doens't work either....

The old site wans't great but this is very busy and not user friendly...

http://www.wtatennis.com/press-center
Singles - Numerical Rankings (http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/Singles_Numeric.pdf)



The rankings page is shit. They've removed the number of tournaments column and you can't search by nation anymore. I also used to look at players' DOBs now and then too. They don't even list the players' previous ranking so you can see who's rising and falling! It's crap. :fiery:

Singles - Country Rankings (http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/Singles_Country.pdf)

Territory
Dec 17th, 2012, 02:20 PM
Singles - Country Rankings (http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/Singles_Country.pdf)

I saw that but it's still not the same. There's no comparison to previous rankings and being on a PDF there's no hyperlinks or further navigations. And no DOB either. And you can't see they unranked players that have WTA points like you used to. And I don't want a 28 page PDF when I just want to look at the top ranked players in just one country. :shrug:

fluffyelloballz
Dec 17th, 2012, 07:47 PM
The results page says 'there is too much data'.
Bad for trying to do research on players :(

Viennalover
Dec 18th, 2012, 12:25 PM
needs time to fix the whole mess...
hope we see better one in new year. :angel:

KarlyM*
Dec 19th, 2012, 12:57 AM
I was trying to find a nice list of the 2013 tournaments, but that was enough to make me nearly destroy my computer monitor. :mad: Can't they at least put a pdf file of the calendar up?

The new H2H makes my computer freeze up for some reason... :p

HOS
Dec 19th, 2012, 05:49 AM
so i emailed them and said 1, it is great i can email you now bc i coldnt earlier this week, 2. maybe it would be a good idea to reintrocude having the printable rankings from the rankings page (TBE< I had worked out you could get prinatble from that place too) and 3. howsz about the printable calender...I got a response pretty much within the hour saying they are working on it.....fingers crossed....maybe i should send the link to this forum so all out "concerns" could be adressed ...hahaha

dencod16
Dec 19th, 2012, 01:54 PM
New design, is still can be fixed, it looks more appealing though, but yeah its not user friendly.

Raiden
Dec 19th, 2012, 02:17 PM
Singles - Country Rankings (http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/Singles_Country.pdf)PDF only?

What's next? They'll make it available in Telex?

doujyr
Dec 19th, 2012, 03:57 PM
The massive banner at the top really ruins the feel of the site on a 13" monitor at least. It's such a huge space sucker that it makes the rest of the site feel busier and more annoying than it really is

all new websites seem to assume users have big monitors and screen resolutions these days, not the 1024 x 768 any more. mainly because the designers do! so those still on 1024 x 768 are scrolling up and down like crazy to see everything. :sobbing:

doujyr
Dec 19th, 2012, 04:03 PM
i have to scroll down 3 screenfuls to see everything! whereas it was almost all on one screen before.

Wiggly
Dec 19th, 2012, 05:09 PM
Another thing that needs to be fixed is the results page.
The tournaments aren't even listed in alphabetical order.

I understand that they wanted to get some feedbacks but there's so many bugs that the whole thing is just an amateur mess.

ArturoAce.
Dec 20th, 2012, 02:46 AM
From an artistic standpoint, it's subpar, but I'm glad they changed the photo viewer and video player. It doesn't take ages to load each picture or video anymore.

guichard
Dec 20th, 2012, 05:27 AM
needs time to fix the whole mess...
hope we see better one in new year. :angel:

They hope it will be before the holidays.


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HOS
Dec 20th, 2012, 07:01 AM
Wiggly is so spot on....if they need to chnage it, fine but there whole approach is so amateur. The WTa isnt some start up or back yard company....they should have really tested it properly before launching...absolute mess

améliemomo
Dec 20th, 2012, 09:25 AM
the previous one was much better yes.

Mixal
Jan 3rd, 2013, 11:51 PM
I can't believe they would allow it to look so cheap. It's almost embarrassing.

dencod16
Jan 4th, 2013, 01:34 AM
the rankings breakdown is also funny, it's actually not a ranking breakdown but points won per tournament.

Territory
Jan 4th, 2013, 01:36 AM
I can't believe they would allow it to look so cheap. It's almost embarrassing.

Looking cheap is one thing, but having errors strewn all over the place and it not even functioning properly is another thing entirely.

I hope that there are ppl panicking in the WTA office to get this fixed before the AO when traffic will increase. It is an absolute shambles.

Cooper96
Jan 4th, 2013, 01:40 AM
I also can't stand how on the head to head pages, the tournaments are sorted by year, but in one specific year they're not in order. According to Serena vs. Sharapova, Wimbledon came before Miami in 2004. :help:

dencod16
Jan 4th, 2013, 02:16 AM
I also can't stand how on the head to head pages, the tournaments are sorted by year, but in one specific year they're not in order. According to Serena vs. Sharapova, Wimbledon came before Miami in 2004. :help:

That has happened even before the site changed.

Cooper96
Jan 4th, 2013, 03:13 AM
That has happened even before the site changed.

No it didn't. I promise.

HOS
Jan 4th, 2013, 11:05 AM
It is so so so shit
Results page, tournament page, still no PDF.....and one, with sydney and Hobart md and qual draw...no where to be found ...it is a fucking disgrace ...thank fuk we hav this site :)

Juju Nostalgique
Jan 4th, 2013, 11:17 AM
The new live scoreboard is crap. I use my Android for cheking scores, the app is way better than the crappy new scoreboards. :weirdo:

twinbridge
Jan 4th, 2013, 11:56 AM
even print out the ranking like beofre nor the calnder...when I went to email this to WTA, the email doens't work either....

The old site wans't great but this is very busy and not user friendly...

I can't find the completed scores in some tournaments. It is still under construction...and not a full-fledged Official website.

fast lefty
Jan 4th, 2013, 12:39 PM
It's crap

lupojohn
Jan 5th, 2013, 05:25 PM
The new site is definitely better, but it's hard to find the Head-2-Head, which is what I mainly use it for. I'm glad they now include the player's flag under her ranking. The only difficult part, besides getting to the Head-2-Head is when you put in someone's name, you have to scroll down many names to get it, whereas before(even though it froze my computer), the person's name would come up in the drop-down menu. All in all, I like the new version better.

ivanban
Jan 5th, 2013, 11:40 PM
The new site is definitely better, but it's hard to find the Head-2-Head, which is what I mainly use it for. I'm glad they now include the player's flag under her ranking. The only difficult part, besides getting to the Head-2-Head is when you put in someone's name, you have to scroll down many names to get it, whereas before(even though it froze my computer), the person's name would come up in the drop-down menu. All in all, I like the new version better.

By better you mean worse or...? :confused:

Joey Zaza
Jan 5th, 2013, 11:48 PM
Total crap. New scoreboard dreadful!

duhcity
Jan 5th, 2013, 11:48 PM
Hate that there's no longer a single page listing the OOP for all tournaments, including the ATP matches so you know there's a break in between. Have to click over to PDFs for each now.

It might look better, but the functionality has not improved at all

lupojohn
Jan 6th, 2013, 01:16 AM
By better you mean worse or...? :confused:

Better as far as the overall design. Worse as far as accessibility to what I need.

Jack.
Jan 6th, 2013, 02:00 AM
I don't like the way on the ranking list you can't see how many tournaments they have played anymore :( and the flag in the ranking list is gone too :(
I also can't figure out how to search the rankings by country anymore either.

Territory
Jan 6th, 2013, 02:07 AM
I hate the rankings page now. It's a waste of space. They don't even show what the previous week's ranking were so you can't tell who moved up and down. :fiery:

guichard
Jan 6th, 2013, 04:33 AM
I don't like the way on the ranking list you can't see how many tournaments they have played anymore :( and the flag in the ranking list is gone too :(
I also can't figure out how to search the rankings by country anymore either.
Unfortunately you have to look at the pdf ranking now http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/Singles_Numeric.pdf

Ranking by country http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Rankings_Stats/Singles_Country.pdf

Jack.
Jan 6th, 2013, 04:36 AM
^^^ Thanks alot for that! :D

dencod16
Jan 6th, 2013, 05:09 AM
No it didn't. I promise.

It is, not at the exact head to head but to others, i have seen it before it's not a new problem.

davidmario
Jan 6th, 2013, 01:30 PM
horrible. not even up to date. look at the draws for sydney qualies for example.

ivanban
Jan 6th, 2013, 02:57 PM
Better as far as the overall design. Worse as far as accessibility to what I need.

You said in your first post that it's better and then didn't mention a single positive aspect :spit:

argha56
Jan 6th, 2013, 03:19 PM
Was wondering where I may address my queries about this new WTA site and just found this thread. Honestly the previous one was much better. Hate the ranking and live score pages. Also when I access it from my mobile, I can't see the schedule and scores. This doesn't happen with the ATP site.

guichard
Jan 6th, 2013, 03:20 PM
horrible. not even up to date. look at the draws for sydney qualies for example.
Yeah still a lot of technical problems... The draw on the tournament webiste is updated http://www.apiainternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/QS-11.pdf

Lighter
Jan 6th, 2013, 04:54 PM
Compared to mobile site, new website is a must, even i still prefer previous one. Mobile site is shit.

M.A.S.L.
Jan 6th, 2013, 08:28 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5nz9fshcS1rybdyvo1_250.gif

I desisted from searching scores there. Now even the past well done "activity" is completely incorrect, one player is ranked #5 a week, and the next is #48, and the other next #3 (and she is Paola suarez :oh: )
...and Seles is USA citizen in 1990 ...

matty
Jan 6th, 2013, 08:48 PM
The rankings page is shit. They've removed the number of tournaments column and you can't search by nation anymore. I also used to look at players' DOBs now and then too. They don't even list the players' previous ranking so you can see who's rising and falling! It's crap. :fiery:

I hadn't noticed yet, but these are very good points. I often did a country search for players, looked at their dob and of course it's nice to see their previous rank. Someone needs to contact them.

BillFromRichmond
Jan 6th, 2013, 08:56 PM
The rankings page is shit. They've removed the number of tournaments column and you can't search by nation anymore. I also used to look at players' DOBs now and then too. They don't even list the players' previous ranking so you can see who's rising and falling! It's crap. :fiery: It is crap. I just started trying to navigate the last few days and it was awful. As stated, you can't see how many tournaments a player played unless you take the results page and count manually one by one! The rankings for each tournament of a player is often wrong. A player may be ranked say 81 at the French Open and then is shown as # 5 in her next tournament and then back to 81 the one after that!

BillFromRichmond
Jan 6th, 2013, 08:58 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5nz9fshcS1rybdyvo1_250.gif

I desisted from searching scores there. Now even the past well done "activity" is completely incorrect, one player is ranked #5 a week, and the next is #48, and the other next #3 (and she is Paola suarez :oh: )
...and Seles is USA citizen in 1990 ...x2

TS
Jan 7th, 2013, 06:38 AM
Has anyone actually contacted them to complain?

I just did :)

Fat lots of good that will do..

@nathanj594
Jan 7th, 2013, 08:53 AM
Okay, normally I'm a nice person and I don't use this language much but....
The new scoreboard nonsense is a goddamn worthless joke.
I was watching the Safarova vs. Madison Keys match on the scoreboard because I couldn't find a stream. Well about halfway through the second set beat-down, my scoreboard decides to switch over to some men's match in a completely different tournament. I went back to the main menu and clicked on the tournament and the match wasn't even on the box list thing that they have at the bottom. It completely disappeared. It moved to the completed scores column after it was finished though. The WTA/ITF or whoever the hell runs this mess needs to get their shit together. Okay rant over. :)

nutu
Jan 7th, 2013, 12:59 PM
You have here the old rankings pages:
http://origin-www.wtatennis.com/page/RankingsNSingles/

M.A.S.L.
Jan 7th, 2013, 01:40 PM
Has anyone actually contacted them to complain?

I just did :)

Fat lots of good that will do..

Well, in the old web there was a mail to contact, in the new one I couldn't find it.

olivero
Jan 7th, 2013, 01:43 PM
The H2H stats are really poor. No tournament stages, no ranking/seeding.

C. W. Fields
Jan 7th, 2013, 02:01 PM
On a player's Stats page you can see her YTD W/L but what if you want to see her W/L for last year? On the old version you could see that at the bottom of the Results page but not anymore. :(

dencod16
Jan 7th, 2013, 02:13 PM
You have here the old rankings pages:
http://origin-www.wtatennis.com/page/RankingsNSingles/

the site is actually updated from latest news and stuff. I think this shows that the current and new site is sort of an experimental one.

TS
Jan 8th, 2013, 06:03 AM
I got a reply to my email. They say they "are working on bringing back the old features" re the rankings list.

Hopefully that applies to the rest of the site too :tape:

guichard
Jan 9th, 2013, 12:10 PM
I got a reply to my email. They say they "are working on bringing back the old features" re the rankings list.

Hopefully that applies to the rest of the site too :tape:

Yeah they have been saying it for a month :shrug:


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rucolo
Jan 9th, 2013, 05:54 PM
It could not be more crap :facepalm:

Rankings page horrible, scores site horrible, no order of play, live scoreboard horrible, player`s activity horrible, draws not updated. And I could go on. Such a FAIL. Completely unacceptable.

Wiggly
Jan 9th, 2013, 06:01 PM
They made some progress on the rankings page but still not user-friendly.
Just copy the ATP and put in in pink/purple.

Everytime I put my "arrow" on the Scores and Stats things, the "preview" of recent results is Q2R action from Hobart but when you click on it's it's up to date.

fast lefty
Jan 9th, 2013, 09:13 PM
Yes,what happened to the rankings explained section?

dencod16
Jan 10th, 2013, 04:17 AM
They have fixed the rankings, and don't blame them on the scoreboard that's an independent one. They still need a lot of fixing. The design is already good i think.

guichard
Jan 10th, 2013, 05:45 AM
Yes,what happened to the rankings explained section?

Still there . Click on " all about" top right at the ranking page.


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