February 1st, 2016 12:12 am by Vincent Flanders
Submitters’ comments: Unfortunately this is actually my bank’s website. I hated their previous website, but a few months ago they launched this new redesign and it’s worse than their previous site. I get the creeps every time I have to enter my online banking info.
Vincent Flanders’ comments: If you get creeped out by the new site, I don’t even want to know what your reaction was to the previous monstrosity from October 2015. I don’t know if they’re using Flash, but it’s worth checking out for the talking head. The new site is 100% better than the old one, but there are some interesting page load problems. WebPageTest has some interesting results. Go to their site with a regular browser, the site gets an “A” for First Byte Time, but the page load time takes 6.812 seconds; however it gets an F on mobile, but its load time is only 3.499 seconds. Oh, upon initial inspection the mobile site looks fine.
Aesthetically, it’s challenged. Aesthetically challenged. What galls me is when I “shrink” my window to a width of 980px, the navigation disappears as well as the “Breaking News.” I don’t care about the Breaking News. The navigation – that’s a different issue.