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Delta's New Look Website

Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:56 am

Look at the new Delta website! It looks so interesting! Like a vacation theme!
I Love it!

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usnseallt82
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:57 am

Nice website. I like it too. I guess they're hoping more people will book on DL now that the website is 'attractive.'  Big grin

Hope it works! Cheers!
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aviatortj
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:59 am

Glad to see it is not working 100% in Safari. One would figure that they would test at least the top three internet browsers for compatibility before uploading a site. They probably couldn't afford that anyways. I like AirTran's new one better.
 
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:09 am

Oh yes. Can't leave out Safari?????

"KHTML-Based Browsers (Konqueror, OmniWeb 4.5+, Safari, etc.): • The reported percentage of users varies a lot, likely in large part because some stats sources are not properly identifying these browsers. • I suggest that ~2% typically use KHTML browsers — the great majority being Safari users — with the number likely to rise slowly as more OS X users switch to Safari: however, the fact that only ~4% use OS X puts a cap on how many will eventually use Safari. "

Less than 2%
 
IanatSTN
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:32 am

Nice!

I never found their old site particularly adventurous, this new one seems to add a bit more warmth and colour. It seems to be working fine in Firefox for those who are interested.

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aviatortj
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:10 pm

Quoting Padcrasher (Reply 3):
Oh yes. Can't leave out Safari?????

"KHTML-Based Browsers (Konqueror, OmniWeb 4.5+, Safari, etc.): • The reported percentage of users varies a lot, likely in large part because some stats sources are not properly identifying these browsers. • I suggest that ~2% typically use KHTML browsers — the great majority being Safari users — with the number likely to rise slowly as more OS X users switch to Safari: however, the fact that only ~4% use OS X puts a cap on how many will eventually use Safari. "

Less than 2%

So because IE is used by more than 85% of people, that is all the website should be designed for? Mozilla based browsers are used by less than 10% of surfers, and that is the number two!

Whatever happened to designing a website based on standards that should render correctly in nearly any browser? What is the point of having standards if they are not adhered to? Even still, wouldn't this be tested for cross platform compatibility at the least?

Two percent in lost sales due to careless design is two percent that did not have to be lost. Hopefully the money is spent better elsewhere.

Quoting IanatSTN (Reply 4):
It seems to be working fine in Firefox for those who are interested.

IE, Mozilla, and FF render fine over here. It still bothers me that they wouldn't test a default operating system's web browser before going live. On the other hand though, this is better than those damn Dayport video viewers on news sites that immediately lock out non IE browsers.
 
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:16 pm

I, as a Safari user, am tired of having to put up with web pages designed to accomodate Internet Explorer's complete inability to render standard code correctly. Microsoft is the most complacent company of all time, and their products are only passable examples of whatever idea they represent. I hope their complacency comes back to bite them sometime.
 
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:16 pm

Nice site! I like UA re-styled website as well, however that one looks much more the same!
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:20 pm

I was on the site a few hours ago and thought it looked different
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:34 pm

Looks stunning, huge improvement from that yee-old classic one they were using (what a pain and loaded slow as hell for me!).

Loads very fast now and works great, A+

AirTran also released their new web design a few days ago...Theirs looks stunning too! (A+)
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:41 pm

Quoting Padcrasher (Reply 3):
Less than 2%

Come on Pad, this is Delta we're talking about. No matter how good it is, they'll find SOMETHING to bitch about!

Quoting AviatorTJ (Reply 2):
They probably couldn't afford that anyways.

Haha hilarious!

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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Sun Jul 31, 2005 2:58 pm

Quoting NonRevKing (Reply 10):
Come on Pad, this is Delta we're talking about. No matter how good it is, they'll find SOMETHING to bitch about!

Wrong. But, just think of how much nicer the design would be if it functioned properly.

Quoting NonRevKing (Reply 10):
Delta Air Lines: Making everyone happy, 100% of the time!

Not a moment less, I would hope.  Silly

Quoting 777KLM (Reply 7):
Nice site! I like UA re-styled website as well, however that one looks much more the same!

The subtle changes made for a nice look. It appears to complete the brand a little bit more than the old design. Also, regarding the DL site, it is nice to see that they are taking what works from Song and implementing it (as best they can) into their main product. I have thought that the overall design of flysong.com was lightyears ahead of delta.com since it first appeared. Although, I have not stated this yet, I like the design. I'd just like it better if it worked.  Wink
 
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Sun Jul 31, 2005 4:52 pm

Quoting AbirdA (Reply 6):
I, as a Safari user, am tired of having to put up with web pages designed to accomodate Internet Explorer's complete inability to render standard code correctly.

And I, as a Internet Explorer user, on both OS X and Windows XP am tired of having people complain because they don't like the way someone does something, if you don't like it, don't use it. If you can't use it, but don't want to use what will make it work, don't use it at all.

Either way, great job Delta! and AirTran! and United!

-Charlie
 
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:16 pm

Quoting Syncmaster (Reply 12):
tired of having people complain because they don't like the way someone does something

I complain because it's sad that Microsoft has abused its near-monopoly by passing off inferior software on so many people, all of whom apparently know nothing better. Microsoft has done a great job of following the actual innovators in its industry, and provides mediocrity as a result. Unfortunately it is too easy for other companies to stoop to the same mediocrity out of laziness.
 
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:21 am

Quoting Syncmaster (Reply 12):
And I, as a Internet Explorer user, on both OS X and Windows XP am tired of having people complain because they don't like the way someone does something

A cross-platform IE user!  Confused

Charlie, you should really look into using other browsers. Firefox on Windows blows IE out of the water on numerous levels. And just about anything besides IE on Mac OS X has been updated twice since IE's last update; talk about legacy software.

I have been complaining about the DL site because of exactly what you said:

Quoting Syncmaster (Reply 12):
...if you don't like it, don't use it.

I would not want to be the one telling my boss we had lost 2% of sales because we did not thoroughly test our website.
 
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:30 am

Much better than what they had. For once it looks like a modern website and not something from the early 90's. However, it looks too much like United and Usairways websites....
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:00 am

Very fresh look! They added a few features. The lowest fare available feature is nice, but the fare isn't put to the top. I wish you didn't have to click on the numbers to get the news and offers. It would be nice if they just scrolled or something like that. I know they want to make the site less cluttered. I like the idea of a themed destination though. I think it is a great business move. The only complaint I have is that my laptop runs at 1600x1200 resolution so the main picture shows up on the side instead of below.
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:43 am

Very impresive and a welcome change from the older "look".

I also like the fact that you can now check reward seat availability on most major international routes although I think they added this just before the new version.

Quoting Zone1 (Reply 16):
The lowest fare available feature is nice, but the fare isn't put to the top.

Agreed. I would have liked to see the lowest price option first. I usually use the advanced search option and search by schedule. Good thing is that if the fare is not the cheapest you can simply click 'back' and select other flight options without having to refresh the page.

Overall, great job Delta!!!

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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:37 am

Website is very appealing to my eyes.  eyepopping  It looks a lot better than the previous design. Let's hope that Delta will change their airplane livery too.

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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:01 am

The new site is very cool indeed.

However, my one question is, what's with the Saab 340 being listed on the seat maps? Did I miss the announcement someone was going to fly Saabs for DL now?

I suppose it could be for NW Saabs, but if that's the case, why isn't the ARJ listed as well?
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:06 am

Quoting JBo (Reply 19):
However, my one question is, what's with the Saab 340 being listed on the seat maps?

Maybe for the DL codeshares with AA Eagle in California?
 
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:23 am

Wow.. looks fantastic!! First FL, than UA, now DL!
 
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:13 am

It flunks....F!
You have to click a few times to lay out an itinerary. With CO, NW, UA and Airtran, its all right on the first page. There is no going from page to page to find what you want to book. The old Delta site had this on page one with airlines mentioned.
Delta...go back to the drawing board. This is not what the air warrior wants.
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RE: Delta's New Look Website

Mon Aug 01, 2005 6:24 pm

Now, if DL could only find a way to introduce interactive route maps ala Southwest or at least as a PDF ala Continental, and for crying sake's update the damn airport maps. I mean, just look at the FRA map and you'll see what I mean.

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