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Announcement regarding "Basic HTML" mobile web view

505 January 4, 2017 at 12:59 PM
Hello everyone, we wanted to let you know that as of 1/16/17 you will need to log in to view the "Basic HTML" layout of our website. We're making this change to follow best practices for how search engines crawl and index websites.

While only a small number of Slickdealers use this view, we know it's important to those that prefer it so we want to assure Basic HTML users that the layout will not change. It will continue to be the same version you see now. The only change is that as of 1/16/17 you'll need to either have an existing cookie for the Basic HTML view on your device when logged out or be logged in to see the Basic HTML link in the site's footer and access that view.

Please let me know if you have any questions and thanks for your understanding.

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Not sure why google indexing will care about basic vs not. Do they give extra points for additional css?
I argue with basic layout there are less css and it loads faster than Full.

Also can't you just change the url? such as m.slickdeals.net? or slickdeals.net/m/forums ?

Just some thoughts.
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please never take away basic html
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please never take away basic html
agreed please never take away basic html
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agreed please never take away basic html
It's my preferred view as well.
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Yes, please keep it forever. It's perfect for tablet & phone loading inside of stores with bad cell signal.
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please never take away basic html
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agreed please never take away basic html
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It's my preferred view as well.
It's not going away ... you'll just need to be logged in for it or have the existing cookie on your device Wink
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I'd also like to echo my support for basic html. Easier on my mobile data plan. Thanks for keeping it!
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No one mentioned that it is faster to read through posts looking for items relevant to you. Pictures slow me down.
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Love basic Html as well. I use it on my phones to my laptops. Thanks for keeping it active.
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I love html view.... its so easy to spot price mistake deals
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Not sure why google indexing will care about basic vs not. Do they give extra points for additional css?
I argue with basic layout there are less css and it loads faster than Full.

Also can't you just change the url? such as m.slickdeals.net? or slickdeals.net/m/forums ?

Just some thoughts.


Psss. It's called click per view. Google that and you will know why it's important to FB, Google, and many more companies relying on ads. It has nothing to do with indexing.
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please never take away basic html
there is no way i can get used to the newer layout. Hope the basic view exists forever.
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I also only use basic html...
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Appreciate the heads up! Basic HTML is my preferred way of viewing slickdeals on my phone.
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