For the last couple of days, we’ve been testing out Onswipe – a custom set of page templates that are supposed to be an ‘insanely easy way to make your site look great on tablet web browsers.’
Synthtopia iPad users aren’t buying the Onswipe hype.
Here’s a taste of the feedback we got in just one day on the ‘insanely easy’ Onswipe interface:
- “Not really liking the new mobile site,” commented Rich Wildman. “It is very buggy, with stories sometimes not appearing, graphics not appearing and so forth. Please provide an option to use the regular site – especially for iPad user.”
- Reader Robin Parry said “It doesn’t work on iPad, it’s r-e-a-l-l-y s-l-o-w , it looks awful – bad Sunday supplement! Again WHY?”
- Tim Webb said “Your CMS seems to have switched on something for making a newspaper/magazine style interface for iPad viewers. It is bad. It is so bad! Please consider turning that off!”
- “Website update on iPad borked!” adds Grant.
Rich, Robin, Tim, Grant & everybody else that commented – we appreciate you letting us know right away on this. The Onswipe experiment was a failure. You just want the regular site to work well on the iPad!
Try it again on your iPad and let us know what you think.
And, as always, keep the feedback coming. We’ll do what we can.
PS: We made body links easer to read, too!