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too few items on software update pages

by Dave Creek / October 25, 2011 3:23 AM PDT

The fairly new format for software updates uses too much vertical space per item, resulting in too few items per page.

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by khorton / November 5, 2011 7:58 PM PDT

I agree 100%. This is terrible on my 11" MacBook Air. I'm looking for a new site to get a similar list of updates, but with many more items per page.

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Link please.
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / November 7, 2011 5:01 AM PST

Can you please provide me with a link to the page?

Thanks!
-Lee

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The New Mac Software Page is the one
by khorton / November 7, 2011 7:41 AM PST
In reply to: Link please.

The New Mac Software page is the one that bothers me. It used to be relatively dense, with many items on one screen. The new format requires way too much scrolling, especially on small screens. And way too many clicks on "Next" are required, as there are too few items per page.

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I see that it list 15 products per page, was it more before?
by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / November 7, 2011 9:12 AM PST

Or was it just denser?

Regardless, I'll forward your complaint to the Download.com team.

Thanks!
-Lee

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Denser
by khorton / November 7, 2011 7:01 PM PST

The previous version was certain much denser, so more items were visible on the screen at once. And I also believe that there were many more items on one page.

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Better format for new releases...
by Aaron.Smith / November 7, 2011 11:36 PM PST

Hey Everybody!
Thanks for sharing your feedback on the New Releases page format. I completely agree that we need to provide a better layout that allows you to review a larger number of software titles, and using a smaller screen.

The new CNET Redesign was a major undertaking for the entire team, and in the process some things that we had created and fine tuned (such as the New Releases page) were overlooked. However, one of the first things on our list of changes was to go back and rework this page.

The new page will show 50 products at a time. It's not as condenses as the previous listing page, but it is closer to what you had become accustomed to with the old design. You should expect to see it live in the next few weeks.

Thanks again for letting us know what you think of the new look. Your feedback helps us build a better site.

-Aaron

Note: This post was edited by a forum moderator on 11/08/2011 at 8:11 AM PT

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Thank you!!
by Dave Creek / November 8, 2011 2:23 AM PST

Thank you!!

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