1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 19, 2017

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    OK, it's time to give the main Calibre 11 website a slight polish and fix a few of those annoying items that I haven't had a chance to address- for example:
    - Adding in the dates of when each post was published
    - Making it easier to find the models page (https://www.calibre11.com/models)- I bet many of you didn't know it even existed!
    - Pulling together a proper template for mail outs

    Anything else that you'd like to see? What would make the site better and easier to navigate and read on desktop/ mobile?
     
  2. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Jul 19, 2017

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    Kudos on the finding it easier on models page. I just learned there is such thing as Targa Florio.

    What I like about the current website is that its relatively easy to navigate (even with mobile) and very legible. (Yes i used up the term to describe vintage carrera)

    I just hoped the new improvement wont change the way it navigate so equally well with both PC and Mobile.
     
  3. calibre11user

    calibre11user Jul 19, 2017

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    A return to 41mm watch models.
     
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  4. Hubert

    Hubert Jul 19, 2017

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    Restoring the original publish dates was probably the most important missing feature.

    How about a sort feature on the search results, by publish date [most recent or oldest first], by relevance, and by popularity?
    :)
    Thanks!
     
  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 20, 2017

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    Not sure that I can promise on the 41mm!

    Think of this as very minor updates- the look and feel won't change, nor will the layout, so the ease of reading factor won't go away!
     
  6. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jul 20, 2017

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    Post dates are excellent. I always wondered why they were missing.

    Could the models page list the models in approximate chronological order?
     
  7. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 20, 2017

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    It was never an intentional choice- just overlooked in the new design
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 20, 2017

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    Good point on the oder of the models- at the moment it's a bit random. I was going to go for alphabetical listings, but let me have a think about chronological.
     
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  9. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jul 20, 2017

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    Alphabetical could work just as well. If it isn't too hard on the coding front, maybe a user dropdown to choose alphabetical or chronological...
     
  10. elbeik

    elbeik Jul 23, 2017

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    I suggest video reviews. This will certainly drive more traffic and allow calibre11.com to spread across social media channels and grow the community.
     
  11. Hubert

    Hubert Jul 23, 2017

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    I've been considering this too. They tend to involve a lot more work, but would be the next logical step.
     
  12. elbeik

    elbeik Jul 23, 2017

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    Well that's the trend, everywhere, and not only watches.
     
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  13. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 23, 2017

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    Yes, it's an interesting one. I've resisted video for a few years now, because I felt that given a watch is generally a static object, I'm not sure you get a huge step forward from video than you get from photos. Compare that to a car review, where I think you have to be in Video so you get the sounds and a chance to see all the movable parts.

    The other reason (OK, maybe this is my problem, not yours!) is that I'm not much good with video..and I'd have to do the editing, etc. Video is a big investment. Over at Time+Tide, we pushed hard into video:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/timetidewatches

    Lots of views...but at the moment, not clear what the benefit is? Doesn't really drive a lot of traffic and is expensive/ time consuming.

    Having said that, I'm open to the idea...and I agree that this is the way things are heading
     
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  14. elbeik

    elbeik Jul 23, 2017

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    Start simple, easy (and free) with live shows on facebook for instance.
    No need to do lengthy videos that requires a lot of preparation and post-production.
    Short "on the wrist" videos to complement articles for instance.
     
  15. Hubert

    Hubert Jul 23, 2017

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    Yes, I like those GONE IN 60 SECONDS videos.

     
  16. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 23, 2017

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    I'd hoped to do Instagram Live or similar at Basel this year..agree that could be a good addition
     
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  17. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Jul 23, 2017

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    I think this would be good at the trade events. The one minute videos at T&T are good and punchy. I personally find longer video reviews of watches boring and prefer to read a longer review with high quality static photography.

    Just my tuppence :).
     
  18. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 29, 2017

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    Can someone tell me how to find old articles? For example I found this excellent factory tour when googling "tag heuer factory visit" but how can someone find this directly on the site?

    https://www.calibre11.com/tag-heuer-visit-two/

    Awesome to see the 2010 Silverstone re edition btw, made me read your old excellent reviews on that one :thumbsup:
     
  19. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 29, 2017

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    Hi Jim,

    There is a search bar on the home page
    Screen Shot 2017-08-30 at 08.18.20.png

    I don't think it's powered by the latest and greatest search technology, but it did pull up the right articles

    Screen Shot 2017-08-30 at 08.18.40.png

    I keep waiting to find one of those Silverstones at a very small price!
     
  20. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 29, 2017

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    Thank you, of course there is the search bar. Its always tricky how to make content "available". What new readers read is probably the most recent stuff. Ariel from ABTW addresses this issue in the interview by Archieluxury and how ABTW is working on finding a way to make it easier for readers to find all old brilliant content.

    Noticed on C24 that Silverstone re edition is a bit pricy... for that money I would rather go for the 2016 Monza :cool: