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  • Soliciting Feedback On The New Phoronix Design

    Phoronix: Soliciting Feedback On The New Phoronix Design

    As mentioned last month on Phoronix, a major revision to Phoronix.com is in-development. Prior to the launch later this month, your feedback on the latest concepts are appreciated...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQwMzk

  • #2
    Seven ads per article. That's cool, I guess.

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    • #3
      Menues on the right?

      I prefer my menues on the other side (the left one).

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      • #4
        Change for the sake of change.
        I fail to see the benefits of this...

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        • #5
          As long as they don't get in the way, I don't care about that.

          I am curious, Michael are the page widths set to 100% all the way around? Like will left align text be basically at the very right edge of my screen or is it more like the current design where things are more centered? Personally I'm a fan of centered content, see:

          *) http://arstechnica.com/
          *) http://www.h-online.com/
          *) https://news.google.com/
          *) http://planetkde.org/

          Its less eye movement and just looks more concise.

          Other feedback: Article title and the "4 July, 2013 Gaming blah blah Written by Michael Larabel" How does it look if you center it above the article text instead of left aligned?

          I like that you're going for minimalism and making the content be front and centered, thats great, but personally I don't think its quite there just yet.

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          • #6
            I really didn't like the 100% width, it's really hard to read.
            And the design looks pretty amateur and unorganized, just get flat Bootstrap and change the colors.

            BTW, will the the new design properly support Phoronix "Premium"?!

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            • #7
              Sucks

              Too many ads.
              Too many graphical ads (text-based are less intrusive).

              Site is too wide, it makes the text difficult to read.
              Site lacks article images.
              All worlds in header capitalized is annoying.

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              • #8
                This looks clean and not hopelessly dated: http://www.phoronix.com/image-viewer...x_new_site_lrg

                The poster who said "change for the sake of change" I'm guessing isn't into web design - phoronix looks awkward and extremely dated. I'm personally gonna miss the 90s throwback though

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                • #9
                  Dynamic Page Width?

                  Hi!

                  I would appreciate if the page covered 100% of the browser window width.

                  If somebody finds wide text hard to read - well, they can always make the window narrower. I prefer to see all the contents I can see without having to scroll the page - obviously, as long as the layout isn't too cluttered and guides the eye with pleasing graphics design.

                  BTW, I turned off AdBlock on Phoronix after reading a request from the phoronix author that the readers should do so and the site looks really ugly with ads. I guess all sites would look ugly with ads. They are so annoying! But yeah, they pay for the sites' existence. It would be great if AdBlock had an option to download the ads (so that advertisers are happy) but not annoy me with them (so that I am happy, too). Hell, I should just suggest this to the author of AdBlock.

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                  • #10
                    I too think I prefer the old layout, particularly the banner. I think the additional width is nicer, but I don't think the width should be the span of the whole page.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by eltomito View Post
                      Hi!

                      I would appreciate if the page covered 100% of the browser window width.

                      If somebody finds wide text hard to read - well, they can always make the window narrower. I prefer to see all the contents I can see without having to scroll the page - obviously, as long as the layout isn't too cluttered and guides the eye with pleasing graphics design.

                      BTW, I turned off AdBlock on Phoronix after reading a request from the phoronix author that the readers should do so and the site looks really ugly with ads. I guess all sites would look ugly with ads. They are so annoying! But yeah, they pay for the sites' existence. It would be great if AdBlock had an option to download the ads (so that advertisers are happy) but not annoy me with them (so that I am happy, too). Hell, I should just suggest this to the author of AdBlock.
                      I can't find a single tech/news site that spans the article 100% width.

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                      • #12
                        mixed feelings about this new design.

                        - the screenshots are definitely too wide, it's weird to see text lines so long
                        - a sample of the Premium version would indeed be nice, the "ad agression" on the screenshots is disturbing
                        - the new logo is quite "edgy", I like the current "curvy" one better.

                        honestly I too don't see much "better" things that in the current design.
                        One thing that the current one could benefit from : have a bit wider central (article) area, especially when being in full screen on a desktop for example,
                        but not as much as in the new design where it's too much, a happy medium needs to be found I think.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by talvik View Post
                          I can't find a single tech/news site that spans the article 100% width.
                          Well then, maybe doing that would be an actual innovation

                          What I meant was that the blank space on the sides of the phoronix pages is just wasted screen space. Of course I didn't mean the actual article
                          should span 100% of the window width. You have the side column there as well and - yes - the beloved ads. What I meant was that phoronix could let the users decide how wide they want the pages to be.

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                          • #14
                            I actually quite like the way articles are right now. Makes it look more like one block of text instead of lines that stretch all across the screen.

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                            • #15
                              1. In the third screenshot, the list of articles has one column at the top, and two at the bottom, not very pleasing to the eye
                              2. I would strongly recommend automatic linking of articles to Openbenchmarking results, when benchmarks are published. Sometimes you manually link, which adds a lot of value, and sometimes you don't
                              3. The number and flashiness of animated ads makes it look a bit amateurish. Ads are needed, and it's a great way to support the work you do. But it's important for them to look neat and professional.

                              Cheers!

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