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  • #31
    Originally posted by mbit View Post
    Here are my ideas to improve the new Phoronix site.

    To illustrate the ideas, I have uploaded an image as well.
    http://postimg.org/image/z9jh5egq5/
    .....

    Good luck with the new site, hope to see it soon!
    /Mbit
    Love the new design, but the one mbit posted gets full 5 stars from me! Very nice, mbit!

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    • #32
      It looks nice, I just hope the white background will be... less white, thanks.

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      • #33
        Looks nice, just make sure it works well on mobile devices. Also logo at the top should be a hyperlink to the main page.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by rafirafi View Post
          It looks nice, I just hope the white background will be... less white, thanks.
          I would have mentionned this too, if only the web was not already 99% unbearably white, forcing me to apply a custom stylesheet to every web site there is.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by stqn View Post
            I would have mentionned this too, if only the web was not already 99% unbearably white, forcing me to apply a custom stylesheet to every web site there is.
            In firefox, if you go to Options > Content there is a section for fonts and colours. It's not perfect, but it lets you override the background and text colours.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by archibald View Post
              In firefox, if you go to Options > Content there is a section for fonts and colours. It's not perfect, but it lets you override the background and text colours.
              Yes, thanks but Ive used this for a while and found that stylish with midnight surfing was a much better solution overall.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Rabauke View Post
                The screenshot looks like it's been taken on a 4:3 Display. How will it look on a 16:9 screen? Will it be aligned to the left? Then you should move the right-hand sidebar to the left in order to have the main articles more centered. And why is the sidebar not aligned to the top-bar's right edge leaving a vertical white gap?
                Problems like this can be solved with HTML5/CSS3 using media queries. Media queries look for:
                * width and height (of the browser window)
                * device width and height
                * orientation for example is a phone in landscape or portrait mode?
                * resolution

                Using all this info, the page is re-aligned to look really nice no matter what device or window size one has. Take a look at http://metronews.ca/ and see how it looks just by resizing your window. At virtually any size, the site is very readable and visually very appealing. IMHO, this is the best way to design a website, considering the wide variety of screen sizes today.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Zeroedout View Post
                  Using all this info, the page is re-aligned to look really nice no matter what device or window size one has. Take a look at http://metronews.ca/ and see how it looks just by resizing your window. At virtually any size, the site is very readable and visually very appealing. IMHO, this is the best way to design a website, considering the wide variety of screen sizes today.
                  That scales interestingly to low resolutions. Not so to high ones, there is way too much unused space and text is too compressed for the amount of blank space there is on the side.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
                    That scales interestingly to low resolutions. Not so to high ones, there is way too much unused space and text is too compressed for the amount of blank space there is on the side.
                    That is correct about the web page I linked to, however, assuming I understand this correctly, one can make it use that space for higher resolutions as well. See http://www.makersquarter.com/ for a better example. Also http://www.awwwards.com/websites/responsive-design/ has some websites that resize to very low and very high resolutions equally well.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Zeroedout View Post
                      That is correct about the web page I linked to, however, assuming I understand this correctly, one can make it use that space for higher resolutions as well. See http://www.makersquarter.com/ for a better example. Also http://www.awwwards.com/websites/responsive-design/ has some websites that resize to very low and very high resolutions equally well.
                      Yea, that's pretty cool.

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                      • #41
                        previous / next

                        The website always looked uncool , tired and oldish.
                        But I'm more about the content. The new look is not bad. mbit suggestions are great.

                        now that you're overhauling that, I'd like to express a couple of wishes to improve the readability of articles:
                        1. put a link to PREVIOUS/NEXT ARTICLE at the end of each article page. I'm reading once every 2 days, so at least a dozen unread articles stack up since the last visit, and I don't like to go back to home page each time.
                        2. put a decent/modern image gallery browser. Like those popping up on a semitransparent black, complete with PREVIUOS / NEXT image arrow link. Oh, and choose one of those viewers maximizing/fitting the image size to the browser screen! It's unbelievably annoying to bounce back and forth the main article just to browse the attached figures!!!!!!

                        have a nice coding/designing
                        Last edited by TeoLinuX; 06-14-2013, 08:54 AM.
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                        • #42
                          As long as the RSS feed keeps working, I'm good. But I still need to load full article web pages if I want to read them, How will those look?

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Serafean View Post
                            As long as the RSS feed keeps working, I'm good. But I still need to load full article web pages if I want to read them, How will those look?
                            There will not be public full-feed RSS.
                            Michael Larabel
                            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                            • #44
                              But the feed with headlines will still be there?

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by droste View Post
                                But the feed with headlines will still be there?
                                Yes, the RSS will be just like it is now.
                                Michael Larabel
                                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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