New Slickdeals m. (mobile web) Site Launching - All You Need to Know!
Slickdeals m. experience (http://m.slickdeals.ne
We will being redirecting the m. site to the new mobile web experience in the coming weeks and wanted to get your feedback first . So please, tell us what you like and don't like about the new experience - we are listening!
No seriously, we are. So far we have implemented the following based on your recent feedback:
Vertical Height of Deal Cells
We worked a lot since your initial feedback at making the deal cells small enough vertically to fit as many deals onto the page as we could. The cell height is nearly identical to the m. experience.
Ability to Edit Post
We added the ability to edit a post to the new experience and will be adding many additional forum features like sending a PM, etc.
Ability to Sort Forums
You can sort by Latest Post, Replies, or Thread Started.
Some of you old school users still like Basic HTML - so we kept it!
Page Speed Improvements
The Slickdeals team has worked really hard at optimizing the speed of our pages so that you get your deals and forums on any device through (almost) any connection. We've done a lot of tinkering under the hood to streamline the site.
This last improvement gets a bit at WHY we are changing the m. we know and love. The reason is that we want to continue to improve Slickdeal's mobile web experience and give you all the features you want and have asked for. In order to do that, we need one, single mobile web destination. Makes sense, I hope.
I've created a Slickdeals Mobile Web FAQ that explains the essential features of the new mobile web.
Mobile Web FAQ
By mobile, do you mean tablets?
No. We felt that the desktop site looks great on a tablet and didn't see any reason to change that experience. Let us know if you feel differently!
Why am I seeing all desktop pages?
If you are seeing the entire desktop experience, it means you might have opted into the desktop site at some point from mobile web. Go the footer and click 'Mobile Redesign'. You could also clear cookies and try again or try from a different mobile browser or device.
Does the new experience include banner ads?
Yes, it does. I know they can be bothersome but ads are a reality of our business - we've tried to put them in sparingly and unobtrusively. Let me know if you feel strongly about how we've implemented; we are listening to your feedback.
Mobile web... ok that's great. But what about the apps???
We are really, really working hard on our apps. I made a post in the mobile apps forum recently about both our progress and approach to giving you the best deal app out there; you can read it here. Bottom line is that most of our current work is 'under the hood' to make the app bug-free, stable and fast. As soon as we have conquered those challenges (and there are a few) we will be introducing a lot of the features you've been asking for along with a redesigned user interface.
Again, please let me know your feedback and don't hold back - all I ask is that you're constructive about the changes and help us understand what you like and what you don't. I am reading and value every post - you guys are the lifeblood of Slickdeals and we want to make you as happy as possible.
Thanks and sorry for the long post!
- Jeff Storey
Slickdeals Director of Mobile Product