Why does Tennessee Tech's website suck?
really

Manchester, TN

#21 Jul 24, 2012
Ye they just can't fix it cuz they FAIL at adding tiny blocks of code via vim or notepad editor to make it work with other browsers as they luv their WYIWYG editor packages like joooooooomla or dreamweaver..... Just sad.... Do it by hand you lazy maggots! Oh wait! Too much work right?! LMAO
eyec

Crossville, TN

#22 Jul 24, 2012
Techie wrote:
<quoted text>
So far it works on iphone (safari) for me, but not Internet Explorer. Still reflects poorly on the university.
Anybody who still uses Internet Explorer doesn't deserve to use the internet. J-sayin.
Kromdor

Crossville, TN

#23 Jul 24, 2012
Works for me in Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera. Like eyec said, IE tends to not display much of anything correctly unless designers go out of their way to accommodate it because Microsoft has sat on its ass for the last 15 years and watched as other browsers sailed right past them in terms of security, usability, and features. When I build somebody a PC, I always remove Internet Explorer unless they specifically request that it stay and replace it with something that doesn't suck in every way imaginable. The only reason they haven't lost market share is because grannies and computer noobs don't know about the alternatives.
Sam

Cookeville, TN

#24 Jul 24, 2012
That's exactly the attitude we need designing a website that's primarily a marketing tool......50% of the market? Who cares about them....the rest of the world should be using whatever I use.

And "just sayin" is no longer clever or funny. It's just lame.
teddy bonkers

United States

#25 Jul 24, 2012
The website is like tech in general----unorganized and poor attention to detail.
hmmm

Crossville, TN

#26 Jul 25, 2012
You people realize you're bitching over a search box...that works for everybody who isn't using Internet Craplorer, right?
just sayin

Crossville, TN

#27 Jul 25, 2012
Sam wrote:
That's exactly the attitude we need designing a website that's primarily a marketing tool......50% of the market? Who cares about them....the rest of the world should be using whatever I use.
And "just sayin" is no longer clever or funny. It's just lame.
IE's market share is ~31.94%(Chrome's is ~32.76%, and Firefox is a steadily rising 25.47%) as of May 2012, not 50%.

Just Sayin.
Sam

Cookeville, TN

#28 Jul 25, 2012
Only if you cheat and count pre-rendereed pages accessed by Chrome:
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/04/inter...

In mid-March, Web analytics firm StatCounter announced that Chrome had overtaken Internet Explorer for the first time ever: on Sunday March 18th, for one day only, Chrome was the number one browser. This seems at odds with Internet Explorer's growth and Chrome's decline.

StatCounter, however, is recording something slightly different from Net Marketshare, the numbers we use for our monthly look at the browser war. StatCounter measures raw unadulterated pageviews. It doesn't attempt to make any corrections for pre-rendering (Chrome will render pages ahead of time if it thinks that the user will look at them, boosting its number of pageviews), it doesn't attempt to count unique visitors, and it doesn't attempt to use geographical weighting to account for uneven visitor demographics (some sites are more popular in the US than China, for example, so their browser usage will tend to be more representative of American users than Chinese ones).

StatCounter's numbers are still interesting as a measure of Web usage, but Net Marketshare's numbers, which do try to account for things like the geographical variation, are a better measure of browser market share—that is, the number of people using each browser.

Just smarter than you
eyec

Crossville, TN

#29 Jul 25, 2012
Actually,'plorer's market share was SIXTEEN% in June. To put that into perspective, Firefox and Chrome had 34% and 41% market shares respectively. There are 11 major web browsers and probably 100 or so outskirters. Nobody is going to build a site that is flawlessly functional on all of them. They build to meet the needs of the people using their website. If 75% of their visitors are using something other than IE then why make the website IE compatible? There's no excuse for not downloading a better freaking browser. It's sheer ignorance and/or laziness.
eyec

Crossville, TN

#30 Jul 25, 2012
Sam wrote:
Only if you cheat and count pre-rendereed pages accessed by Chrome:
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/04/inter...
In mid-March, Web analytics firm StatCounter announced that Chrome had overtaken Internet Explorer for the first time ever: on Sunday March 18th, for one day only, Chrome was the number one browser. This seems at odds with Internet Explorer's growth and Chrome's decline.
StatCounter, however, is recording something slightly different from Net Marketshare, the numbers we use for our monthly look at the browser war. StatCounter measures raw unadulterated pageviews. It doesn't attempt to make any corrections for pre-rendering (Chrome will render pages ahead of time if it thinks that the user will look at them, boosting its number of pageviews), it doesn't attempt to count unique visitors, and it doesn't attempt to use geographical weighting to account for uneven visitor demographics (some sites are more popular in the US than China, for example, so their browser usage will tend to be more representative of American users than Chinese ones).
StatCounter's numbers are still interesting as a measure of Web usage, but Net Marketshare's numbers, which do try to account for things like the geographical variation, are a better measure of browser market share—that is, the number of people using each browser.
Just smarter than you
That fails to take into account website demographics.
Somebody

Crossville, TN

#31 Jul 25, 2012
Sam wrote:
StatCounter's numbers are still interesting [...] but Net Marketshare's numbers [...] are a better measure of browser market share—that is, the number of people using each browser.
If you're going to copy pasta, don't copy pasta the stuff that kills your argument you neck.
Sam

Cookeville, TN

#32 Jul 25, 2012
Somebody wrote:
<quoted text>
If you're going to copy pasta, don't copy pasta the stuff that kills your argument you neck.
If you're going to accuse people of copying/pasting data that kills their argument, you need to understand the data, you a hole. The Net Market data (which is a better measure of market share) shows IE market share at 53.88% for March, 2012. I'm still waiting on a source showing that IE market share in June was 16%. That is obviously wrong as no legitimate source was provided.
Sam

Cookeville, TN

#33 Jul 25, 2012
eyec wrote:
Actually,'plorer's market share was SIXTEEN% in June. To put that into perspective, Firefox and Chrome had 34% and 41% market shares respectively. There are 11 major web browsers and probably 100 or so outskirters. Nobody is going to build a site that is flawlessly functional on all of them. They build to meet the needs of the people using their website. If 75% of their visitors are using something other than IE then why make the website IE compatible? There's no excuse for not downloading a better freaking browser. It's sheer ignorance and/or laziness.
You're provide no source and pretend like your numbers must be right. Your numbers presumably come from StatCounter which overcounts in favor of Chrome. Again, you're talking like a geek instead of someone who actually wants people to visit and use their website. You're the reason everyone at the university hates ITS.
eyec

Crossville, TN

#35 Jul 25, 2012
Sam wrote:
<quoted text>
If you're going to accuse people of copying/pasting data that kills their argument, you need to understand the data, you a hole. The Net Market data (which is a better measure of market share) shows IE market share at 53.88% for March, 2012. I'm still waiting on a source showing that IE market share in June was 16%. That is obviously wrong as no legitimate source was provided.
Net Market Share is a business, not a data tank.
Sam

Cookeville, TN

#36 Jul 25, 2012
eyec wrote:
<quoted text>
Net Market Share is a business, not a data tank.
How dumb are you?

From their website:
"Anyway, our data, collected from W3Schools' log-files...

W3Schools is a website for people with an interest for web technologies. These people are more interested in using alternative browsers than the average user. The average user tends to the browser that comes preinstalled with their computer, and do not seek out other browser alternatives.

These facts indicate that the browser figures above are not 100% realistic. Other web sites have statistics showing that Internet Explorer is a more popular browser."

So your argument goes like this:
"The website dedicated to people who prefer alternative web browsers indicates that 16% of its visitors use IE. We must be a representative sample of web users, so it's okay if the webpages we design aren't functional on IE....that's only 16% of the population."

Thanks for proving how out of touch geeks are from reality.
Casual Observation

Crossville, TN

#37 Jul 25, 2012
It's a freaking search box. And news flash: Websites break sometimes. People are fallible and last I checked, God isn't taking commissions on website authoring. I've found some *GASP* typos and *GASP* broken links on Microsoft's website before. Same deal with Amazon. Not the end of the world folks.
works for me on IE

Cookeville, TN

#38 Jul 25, 2012
I use firefox but I have internet explorer on my computer. I just used it and the search function at the TTU website worked just fine.
Nope

Burkesville, KY

#39 Jul 26, 2012
works for me on IE wrote:
I use firefox but I have internet explorer on my computer. I just used it and the search function at the TTU website worked just fine.
Site search does NOT work in IE. So unimpressive for a university.
works for me on IE

Manchester, TN

#40 Jul 26, 2012
Nope wrote:
<quoted text>Site search does NOT work in IE. So unimpressive for a university.
Well, the thing is, it does work for me. So how do you account for that?

Anyway, whoever clicked "Clueless" and "Disagree" icons for my last post, I wasn't aware you were here sitting over my shoulder watching me do it. LOL. Idiot. Anyway, still works.
works for me on IE

Manchester, TN

#41 Jul 26, 2012
Here's a snapshot of the search function working in IE for me, it took me all but a few seconds, so here ya go:

http://i49.tinypic.com/2uthqmb.png

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