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  • #16
    Originally posted by niniendowarrior View Post
    Over all, I like the redesign. I do think it's a tad bit cluttered. That's a lot to squeeze in the home page. I suggest doing a tabs sort of organization (e.g. tabs named "Latest Articles" "Phoronix News" "Phoronix Reviews" "Popular In The Forums") That way, you have ample space to talk about each stuff without jamming it all down readers throats.

    I also think these two sections are a bit redundant...

    We are still discussing whether or not to use tabs, but it does seem like a cleaner option.

    We haven't tweaked the redundant sections yet but it's on our list.

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. Keep it comin'!

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    • #17
      Well, as long as you arrive at a cleaner solution. Might be interesting to do an ajax form that hides and shows those sections of the website.

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      • #18
        Hmmm, to be honest:
        I don't like the latest change in the design. I did prefer to see the news topics and articles mixed in the main column and having the articles listed on the left side for easier access. IMO it just looks really strange when using a width of ~1000px for the website since the single columns are rather narrow and reading ain't much fun.
        Maybe the best mix of the old and current style would be to have news and "starts of articles" mixed in the middle, the general navigation on the left and the "complete article list" on the right. This would leave quite some space for the text in the middle and the news would be noticeable as they were before. I did really like those news...

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        • #19
          Really
          don't
          like
          the
          new
          design.

          Makes
          Phoronix
          Look
          Like
          A
          Google
          Ad.

          Totally
          ugly
          on
          a
          widescreen.

          Will
          probably
          stop
          browsing
          the
          front
          page -
          again.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by ivanovic View Post
            Hmmm, to be honest:
            I don't like the latest change in the design. I did prefer to see the news topics and articles mixed in the main column and having the articles listed on the left side for easier access. IMO it just looks really strange when using a width of ~1000px for the website since the single columns are rather narrow and reading ain't much fun.
            Maybe the best mix of the old and current style would be to have news and "starts of articles" mixed in the middle, the general navigation on the left and the "complete article list" on the right. This would leave quite some space for the text in the middle and the news would be noticeable as they were before. I did really like those news...
            I do think that most of these narrow article complaints is from the mere fact they really tried to jam a lot of sections in that one poor home page. I think it'll improve dramatically as soon as they can clean up the front page.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by niniendowarrior View Post
              I do think that most of these narrow article complaints is from the mere fact they really tried to jam a lot of sections in that one poor home page. I think it'll improve dramatically as soon as they can clean up the front page.
              By this afternoon the front page should be revised.
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #22
                can these layouts be made out of CSS or somethin so that i can choose which one to use?

                i barely got my self familiar with the last one, but the new one is terrible, too many columns

                10x

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by user5124 View Post
                  Really
                  don't
                  like
                  the
                  new
                  design.

                  Makes
                  Phoronix
                  Look
                  Like
                  A
                  Google
                  Ad.

                  Totally
                  ugly
                  on
                  a
                  widescreen.

                  Will
                  probably
                  stop
                  browsing
                  the
                  front
                  page -
                  again.
                  Point taken, keep in mind we are working on this.

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                  • #24
                    New front page is live. We removed the right sidebar for home pages. The information seemed redundant anyhow. We hope this is an improvement. We may work on a widescreen version very soon.

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                    • #25
                      Oh yes! It's *perfect* now, IMO. Job well done!

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by 1c3d0g View Post
                        Oh yes! It's *perfect* now, IMO. Job well done!
                        that always makes us feel good =)

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                        • #27
                          Much more improved, David. Cheers!

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Michael View Post
                            Using the old_home link I mentioned allows that as well as subscribing to the RSS feed.

                            The old_home link looks exactly the same as the new page and it still has more detail on the articles than the news headlines.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by David View Post
                              New front page is live. We removed the right sidebar for home pages. The information seemed redundant anyhow. We hope this is an improvement. We may work on a widescreen version very soon.
                              Didn't mean to sound harsh about the old interface :-)

                              It would be great to see a version that uses all the available screenspace for widescreen.

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                              • #30
                                Okay, my general impression after the latest set of changes:
                                When reading a news or articles:
                                It is really good. The main text in the middle, normal top/left bar and the latest news/articles on the right. That is really good, *but*...

                                When reading the "frontpage" (the one you reach when typing http://www.phoronix.com into the browser) I would prefer to have the same "article bar" on the right that you see when watching the articles. And seeing the normal news and articles mixed in the middle. I come to the page rather often to have a look for new news, not for new articles (cf the number of new news and the number of new articles). So in this matter I would prefer the old way with showing the whole news/article (if it is not too long) and adding a "read more..." link when that news/article gets longer than one paragraph. This way it is a whole lot easier to realize that there are new *news* and articles, not only new articles.

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