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Posted by gian [send private reply] at December 31, 2001, 10:09:04 PM Right... having been much conversation about the front page, I have decided to be proactive and design a new layout, simply a mockup for people to critique.
If you are using mozilla, then ignore the shaded borders, because they _should_ be solid black (ie, it will be fixed).
Posted by DakeDesuDx [send private reply] at December 31, 2001, 10:44:05 PM I like it. A step above the current one. I like the shaded borders actaully.
Posted by gian [send private reply] at January 01, 2002, 03:13:11 AM Okay... we'll wait to see what other people think...
Posted by taubz [send private reply] at January 01, 2002, 08:59:14 AM This is like our old layout, right?
I don't like the news at the top... I think it gives it way too much attention, pushing basically everything to the bottom of the screen or below the first screenful.
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at January 01, 2002, 11:41:11 AM You could keep the newest news on top and move the older to a separated place at the bottom of the page. That way the news doesn't push the other fields of the screen.
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at January 01, 2002, 11:42:41 AM I think something stylish with smaller text could manage to show all of the main features at once. You know what I mean: something like all of those sites that have little boxes floating around everywhere containing various lists of things, and all sorts of segmentation in the main presentation area.
Posted by DakeDesuDx [send private reply] at January 01, 2002, 02:47:14 PM Well, perhaps with my other suggestion in place, or the user deciding what they see (kind of similar to what is going on for perlmonks.org) this could be better. My suggestion, as I said would basically put little "X"'s in the top right corner of the box, similar to Yahoo's floating ads (not the pop-ups), only we would not use JS to close them, we would instead have the X take them to a server side whatever that records in their account they do not wish to see that. They can then click a link at the bottom of the page if they want to see it again.
This has been made more simplified than what is going on, for perlmonks.org, but I can see how that works.
Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at January 01, 2002, 03:32:05 PM DakeDesuDx the layout im developing works exacly on that principal. Like little windows all in a web browser.
Posted by DakeDesuDx [send private reply] at January 01, 2002, 06:22:24 PM I found an excellent article that I think is relavent here: http://www.alistapart.com/stories/bathingape/
So now I will just shut up, and leave the site to its own devises.
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