Upgrade App View from 12/19/16 DOWNGRADE--It's HORRIBLE, UGLY & DIFFICULT TO READ
NV no longer user friendly to basic patrons.
# of settings gone, replaced w/ lists that don't even provide a FULL headline.
Bad options of huge font wasting space where 2nd line is repeatative of headline (really?!) leaving no room for articles to scan which is the point of an rss feed dashboard to scan at glance in the first place...OR
short/med/tall lists of articles w/ boring small, gray-hard-to-read font that is redundant in design for all apps--AGAIN THE LISTED ARTICLES HEADLINES ARE CUT OFFw/ a column break & date.
which defeats the purpose of glancing/scanning which is the purpose of rss feed widgets/apps, frustrating to read a partial headline w/ the only alternative to open directly to the website to gain the full headline and then determine if to be read or not, and then switch back to the next headline that is cutoff and so the cycle continues on and on--this defeats even having a dashboard app view if it's inept, useless and laborious.
Hovering to get a gist of article content GONE.
Scroll useless--once opened article directly to a website, I can view what's offered there to read--I don't need endless lists of articles I've already read!
App View ruined aesthetically--just lists in squares w/ the only distinction between apps being the heading logo--boring, UGLY, unpleasant and hard to read--annoying w/ the cutoff, yes again!
THIS RELEASED UPDATE IS A GROSSLY STREAMLINED DOWNGRADE TO THE MAX! Seriously Netvibes, YOUR USERS/PATRONS DESERVE MUCH BETTER than this skeletal mess.
Time to find an alternative.
For anyone that thinks these people care, good luck with that.
Their parent company is the French software company Dassault Systems, an Enterprise PLM technology company.
They don't care, they know better than their users, just like SAP and Oracle.
For anyone who has found a suitable alternative, please let us know.
This is a freaking mess, absolutely awful.
This is just awful, I have tried everything I could think of to find a comfortable UI, from No Squint Plus in Firefox to various css styles.
Virtually every web site I visit regularly has changed UIs this year, made them infinitely worse, sites like Diigo and Comcast, and everything in between.
Please put a damn adult in charge - you idiots in Silicon Valley live in a bubble.
It is horrible, I thought this was a bug and will will get fixed soon, but obviously it was intended. Useless for me in this form.
Sadly this reminds me of the Yahoo feed reader disaster...major non-customizable usability changes that degraded the experience and caused users to flee in droves. Please rethink these changes or give us more options to change things for the better or you will experience the same thing as Yahoo.
Compact RSS view with no line wrap ? Come on.... Already looking for an alternative.
Please Enable Old Style Again
Ditto, you really screwed up the presentation. At least make the new infinite scrolling an option and not a mandate. If you don't fix this I will be moving away from Netvibes.
I agree with this comment. I preferred the old format which allowed for the top 3 or 4 stories of each category. With the new format, the site provides too much information and is also much more difficult to navigate vertically without accidentally scrolling through each category. Please restore the previous layout, or provide the option to universally control the number of stories for each category. I liked Netvibes because of it allows for me to quickly get information in a simple and concise format, and this is definitely a step in the wrong direction.
Please offer us a rollback. There's nothing I like about the new design. But of all the badness, the gray type is the worst. It's simply unreadable...it's like a ghost page. Weird.
The new app view is just awful, and inflexible. What made you think you had a problem that needed fixing? did you bother to enquire whether users though this would be a good idea, beta test it, anything like that? I really can't use it like it is now, so unless you revert this disastrous change I will be searching for a new site. You *REALLY* need to reconsider how you approach things. This is NOT the way to make users happy.
Specific points - (i) can't turn off the actual text of article. Hover worked, it was clean, clear, gave me the info I wanted. Now? Dreadful. (ii) Lack of flexibility in number of entries shown. (iii) Time of entry no longer visible unless I make the column a yard wide.
FYI my use case is using NV to present headlines from news sources.
I'm afraid I agree. I don't mind the scrolling so much—good for the Twitter widget, at least—but the inability to limit the number of items viewed per feed is very annoying.
I've been using Netvibes happily for about ten years. To be honest, I'll probably keep using it. But I don't want to dread going to my page.
Agreed. Scrolling in the modules makes navigating the entire page more difficult, and THE GRAY FONT IS AWFUL. Nothing catches your eye anymore and the whole page is just a big gray blob. Please let us turn off scrolling and change font color for unread items.
Completely agree with Andrew Rossman's post - new light gray view is horrible, widgets no longer adhere to their settings w/r to number of items to show. Hard to understand the thinking behind these changes.
I can't begin to describe how much the new view SUCKS. I use this on a notebook browser and I find it impossible to browse quickly now. Whose stupid idea was this? Do you have a bunch of useless people there who have nothing better to do then mess up a perfectly good thing? Fire them! They're obviously trying to cover up their uselessness by coming up with dumb pointless ideas that are putting people off.
Netvibes is ruined for me too.
There's no good compact view for rss-feeds remaining.
Cut-off headlines and missing additional text on mouse-over, that just doesn't work for me.
If you know an alternative, please let me know.
Big Hint: nothing pisses users off more than unannounced, unrequested and unwelcome changes to the display settings of their starting-page news feeds. The feeds for CBS, The Independent, the CBC and various other feeds no longer display images, and the revised settings menus are atrocious. I don't know who thought this dreck would be good for users, but it's typical of beancounters who think they really know better than consumers what those consumers want. So, after having used NetVibes for years, I'm now off to find an alternative. If you see the genius who thought these changes were smart, do me a favor: chase him around the block a couple of times, preferably at the business end of a buggy-whip.
When new messages arrive, they don't show if you previously scrolled, then the new ones are hidden on top of the column !!!!
Agree. The recent change in APPS view has degraded the experience substantially. Font too light, barely discernible contrast between read and unread. I thought the monitor was failing. Rethink this one...
I like the scrolling but NOT the view. Its horrible. I can hardly see the unread messages, which I sometimes want to see, for example when I accidentally acknowledge all messages.
And NO HOVER VIEW!!!
Please don't "improve" without asking the user!
Improve to give the user an option!
Make it possible for THE USER to select the format he wants!!