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  • #16
    Originally posted by Imroy View Post
    And get rid of the typical PHP crap in the URLs. That is soooo last-decade. We don't care what scripting language you are using or its filename. And we certainly don't want to see extra parameters spelt out.

    For example,
    Code:
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTU5OTY
    could become
    Code:
    http://www.phoronix.com/news/MTU5OTY
    or maybe even something like
    Code:
    http://www.phoronix.com/news/2014/02/10/nvidia-publishes-new-open-source-nouveau-driver-patch
    It's longer, but more informative i.e the signal to noise ratio is much higher.

    Just some thoughts.
    That "typical PHP crap" isn't PHP specific. It's called a GET request and it's universal across all languages. Hell, even JavaScript can access GET requests in a URL. The usual way to get rid of it is to mask it with an apache .htaccess file, telling your server when it sees "/news/MTU5OTY" it's actually sending the two get requests: "?page=news_item" and "px=MTU5OTY"
    That said, Micheal is probably using Nginx which doesn't use .htaccess files, so it is a bit more complicated (involving the server block configuration)


    On to the site design itself:
    SERIOUSLY MICHEAL, a redesign is fine, but do it for a reason. For example, base the redesign around responsive design and that would be a reason to change. Clearing up some room and fixing the width so you can put in some bigger/more ads is NOT enough reason.
    Fuck the color scheme, I don't care if you change the site colors to orange and yellow, but don't change it without a real reason.
    You've been told several times to try out Bootstrap, which does most of the responsive design crap for you... so why not just try it out?

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    • #17
      Change is cool if it's for the better. I personally think the new layout is a step backwards from what it is now.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Belial View Post
        Change is cool if it's for the better. I personally think the new layout is a step backwards from what it is now.
        It's definitely a step forward, it's just not far enough of one to warrant the change *shrug*

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Daktyl198 View Post
          It's definitely a step forward, it's just not far enough of one to warrant the change *shrug*
          There's also back-end improvements, lots of minor formatting improvements on various pages, a couple new pages, improved search results, etc. Lots of minor stuff besides the immediate visual changes.
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #20
            Nothing too exciting.

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            • #21
              Hey Michael, just got the new layout... can you tone down the font size and stuff a bit? Seriously when I reloaded the page I thought I had Firefox set to zoom in 150% can email you a screenshot if you want

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              • #22
                Really nice work with the redesign, I like it already, even the font size
                Keep up the good work!

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                • #23
                  Font is too big, had to zoom out two clicks before it looked right on my screen.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                    Hey Michael, just got the new layout... can you tone down the font size and stuff a bit? Seriously when I reloaded the page I thought I had Firefox set to zoom in 150% can email you a screenshot if you want
                    Font sizes are now based on CSS percentages; do you have a really large default font size or something in your browser?
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                    • #25
                      Lookin' Good

                      Hey Michael. I just vitisted the site and got the new theme.

                      I actually quite like it. Very sleek and clean looking.

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                      • #26
                        Fonts here are a bit bigger than I prefer (I unzoomed 1 level in Firefox), but they are indeed in percent. Not sure what my default size is.
                        Also, They look a bit fuzzy/not sharp. ('Open sans', sans-serif)

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                        • #27
                          The font is too large and before you ask the default on most browsers is a font size of 16 for Times New Roman, which is the size I have set.
                          So please switch that body { font-size: 100%; } to a sane value or leave as you had on the old phoronix site.

                          Other than that, the new design is well, evolutionary like you said, nothing interesting like the slashdot beta.

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                          • #28
                            Just made a change to the CSS sizing for those that refresh now.
                            Michael Larabel
                            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                            • #29
                              the [datestamp]-[topic]-[#of comments] part being light grey on white unless you mouseover it is really hard to read, going a couple shades darker would make it more readable by giving more contrast.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
                                the [datestamp]-[topic]-[#of comments] part being light grey on white unless you mouseover it is really hard to read, going a couple shades darker would make it more readable by giving more contrast.
                                Should be better now with the latest CSS.
                                Michael Larabel
                                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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