Aha. Forgot there was a thread here. I sent the following to Molch-R earlier, but will post it publicly as well:
- All the animation’s fun (i.e. really not fun) for people with motion disorders (*waves*). (The top banner whizzing across is _really, really_ bad, but also the transitions are a problem. You should enable a setting to turn off all animations and store that via a cookie. If this isn’t yet part of your app, it’d be good to see it there too – see Chunky for iOS or even Comixology, which finally optionally nuked transitions recently).
- When in the graphic novels section, the tab interaction feels weird. On tablets, you can swipe them, but on desktop must click-drag with a pointer. You can’t just swipe using a trackpad. I imagine many people won’t find that requirement discoverable, leading to a lot of click click click to get to the bit they want.
- Scrolling with a trackpad on the Mac sometimes breaks. In Graphic Novels > More Titles, I’ve sometimes found it impossible to get below Bad Company unless I use the keyboard to navigate.
- Books within series now appear to be listed in reading order, which is great. But there is no way to revert to this without a full page refresh, if you happen to click on title or release date.
- Books are no longer listed as paperback or hardback. That could be a problem from a customer service standpoint if people are expecting one but get the other.
- Page counts are no longer provided, which is a pity.
- Prog numbers are now omitted from story indexes (which is a shame when people are trying to track things they like by Prog number/Meg number)
Note that design-wise, it all looks rather smart. But from an accessibility standpoint, the site now actually makes me physically ill (vestibular disorders are such fun!), and from a usability standpoint, there are some issues that could do with hammering out.