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Rich Harris (Citywire)
Posted: 08 June 2010 21:26:43(UTC)
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Well it's just gone 9pm and the Citywire online production and IT teams are in the office, sanding down the last few rough edges on the new look Citywire. Tomorrow morning we'll fling the doors open, and you'll be able to pass judgment:

Was it worth it?!

We're pretty chuffed with the way it's turned out, but if you don't like it then it's not much use. So tell us what you think, and what we still need to do to make Citywire Money as useful to you as it can be. We're a thick skinned bunch so do be honest.

If you want to directly contact the team - which is to say our editor Chris Marshall, reporters Deborah Hyde, Victoria Bischoff and Tony Bonsignore, Citywire editor-in-chief Gavin Lumsden, and myself (I'm the online producer for Citywire Money) - drop us a line at money@citywire.co.uk.

Any technical problems with the site or with your account, email our customer services team at support@citywire.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing your feedback!

One more thing - you'll notice the Life Beyond Money forum is looking a little new (a.k.a. empty) at the moment, while the News & Politics and Money forums are full of articles from the rest of the site. We hope this is a temporary state of affairs, but we need your help to make it so! Don't be shy about starting your own discussions and joining in others - this is your space, so make yourself comfortable.

Cheers,

Rich
Jeremy Bosk
Posted: 09 June 2010 12:09:03(UTC)
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It is awkward getting used to a new layout but it looks good. If it really is faster I will be pleased - in the past I sometimes had a game of Solitaire going while on this site to fill in the pauses. The new layout made me go exploring and I found a few things which had been there all the time but I had not really used - Citywire Selection and Performance particularly.

This redesign is much better than the botched job at the new Times site which is coming fully on line when the pay wall is installed.
harleen singh
Posted: 09 June 2010 13:07:10(UTC)
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Find it a bit awkward. Still trying to find the sections on shares.
paul harrison
Posted: 09 June 2010 13:57:18(UTC)
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As with anything new it takes a while to familarise yourself but its fresh and good to see citywire determind not to stand still.
Rich Harris (Citywire)
Posted: 09 June 2010 14:36:48(UTC)
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Thanks guys. Jeremy - I hope so too - no-one spent more of their lives waiting for the site to load than we did!

Harleen - good point, it's not immediately obvious. If you go to the Performance section (link at the top right) there's a FTSE Shares section on that page. We'll see if we can make it a bit easier to find.
Digger
Posted: 09 June 2010 15:10:45(UTC)
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I was happy with the old one, still, I am not unhappy with the new one but ADD ME TO THE SADNESS OF MISSING THE NEWS and your suggestion to click on 'Citywire Money' was no help at all because nothing happened!!
Digger
Posted: 09 June 2010 15:16:58(UTC)
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Sorry, but thinking about my earlier comments, perhaps I am missing the point. Citywire is for money what Reuters is for news, only they do both, so guess I'll keep you both thanks, I certainly like what you do on money and investments, thanks!
Rich Harris (Citywire)
Posted: 09 June 2010 15:29:01(UTC)
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Mark - I like that description of us, we should use it in our advertising! Will see if we can add that 'news' link back into the navigation bar at some point soon - it would point here: http://www.citywire.co.uk/money/latest-news/list
Jo Woods
Posted: 09 June 2010 22:21:36(UTC)
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No!!!!!
Anonymous Post
Posted: 11 June 2010 13:04:32(UTC)
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Anonymous 1 needed this 'Off the Record'

I used to click onto the news and pick out the stories I liked the look of all i one place. Where do I go to do that now? I feel like I am missing stories as I don't know where to look. Is it blog or forums?

Where can I get a list of news I can browse through at my leisure?
Rich Harris (Citywire)
Posted: 11 June 2010 13:11:59(UTC)
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Anon 1 - All headlines appear in reverse chronological order on the home page (http://www.citywire.co.uk/money - you can get there by clicking on 'Citywire Money' at the top of the navigation bar).

We may add a News button like we used to have as it's been a common request - until we do here's a link to add to your bookmarks! http://www.citywire.co.uk/money/latest-news/list
Euan Spink
Posted: 11 June 2010 20:04:43(UTC)
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Looks good, but not very intuitive.
Still struggling my way around, but I am finding the items I need eventually
HETTIE1
Posted: 12 June 2010 13:30:48(UTC)
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HI IT LOOKS OK I NOTICE I DID NOT HAVE TO LOG IN ?
BUT UP TO NOW I LIKE WHAT I SEE
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
JUST ALL REALLY NEED SOME GOOD NEWS
AM THINKING ON TONIGHT
SO COME ON ENGLAND
David Robert
Posted: 12 June 2010 15:22:29(UTC)
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I think that you are taking off the replies that you dont like
meyer dimant
Posted: 12 June 2010 16:53:07(UTC)
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I did likked the graff of FTSE .Any chans to bring it back?
Charles
Posted: 12 June 2010 17:56:28(UTC)
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It is certainly prettier and it is faster. Bad things are that the News is missing and I find it much more difficult to find the information I used to access so easily at the News.

In short - more style but less substance.
Rich Harris (Citywire)
Posted: 13 June 2010 11:24:44(UTC)
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David - I assure you we're not.

Meyer - I miss it too! It's under consideration, though would take a bit of time to recreate for the new site. In the meantime you can see the FTSE charts at http://www.citywire.co.u...d-performance/home.aspx (via the 'Performance' link on the nav bar).

Charles - we're going to see what we can do about making the news more visible. In the meantime all articles appear on the homepage (http://www.citywire.co.uk/money) and there's a 'more' link at the bottom which points to here: http://www.citywire.co.uk/money/latest-news/list
Drake
Posted: 13 June 2010 11:51:30(UTC)
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Rich, I can't see the facility to get articles into a printable format (PDF). Has that gone? Quite apart from printing, it makes the articles more easily readable.
On that topic it would be better if the PDF were of the article only and not the comments.
Glad to see the strange code number has gone.
A perennial complaint is the splitting of articles into several pages, which just means that I always have to click on "view article on one page".
I am a great fan of your site and your main asset is the quality of some of your journalists.
Rich Harris (Citywire)
Posted: 14 June 2010 09:05:25(UTC)
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Thanks for the kind words Drake.

The missing print button is indeed a mystery! Our IT team are investigating.

Most people seemed to dislike the PDFs, so we opted for the more common route of printing a reformatted web page, though we'll certainly take your feedback into consideration.

In the meantime it should be possible to get the print version by pressing Ctrl+P, and if you install software such as CutePDF (http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/writer.asp) you can save what would have otherwise been printed as a PDF, though I appreciate it's a couple of extra steps.

As for the article splitting, it's something that many ad-supported websites have to do in order to keep everything free, unfortunately. We've tried to make it less painful than it used to be by making pages much quicker to load.

Cheers

Rich
Diane P
Posted: 15 June 2010 10:23:41(UTC)
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Getting used to it, familiarity breeds contempt!

Still don't like the fact that you get to the bottom of the page then have to choose 'read whole article' option, find that a bind, don't understand why all articles are not all 'whole' rather than page by page. Have brought this up before and was hoping that the new format would either give us the option at the top or just print the whole article.

This, however, is just a minor irritation and on the whole like the revamping.
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