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  • #31
    Does anyone else see a 1-pixel white gap to the left of the header? I guess with window frames or a light background it wouln't be obvious, but it is here.

    QUICKEDIT: The massively offset pictures mentioned here also affect me. Firefox 27, AdBlock has nothing to do with it.
    Last edited by FLHerne; 02-12-2014, 06:51 AM.

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    • #32
      Mi impressions:
      • Font is too big
      • A photo of Michael in every article? really?
      • When I watch it on mobile (UCBrowser) the articles are way too low on the page:
        • Phoronix logo
        • top menu ("home", "articles&reviews", etc)
        • search box
        • left menu/column, with all the social media logos, etc
        • right menu/column (recent discussions, support phoronix, recent articles, recent & popular news, popular topics... this is reeeally long)
        • articles, finally. Also, list is too long, too many articles.
        • footer

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      • #33
        Originally posted by _SXX_ View Post


        Really? Having faces is nice on websites with several writers but Michael has been the only writer on Phoronix for a long time, so we have to see his face everywhere now? Am I the only who finds that extremely narcissistic?

        Well, whatever. I'm adblocking your face, Michael.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Azpegath View Post
          I don't know if this post is ironic or not, but watching pages at 115% isn't really a common use case. To me, the new fonts are a bit too large, so perhaps you can scale down to 100% now? Check it out and see what you think.

          Why do you think it is more difficult to read? In what way, I mean? I think Michael needs more informative feedback than "it's worse!" to improve it.

          To Michael: I think the new design is an improvement, but to me it feels like there is some needed tweaking still to be done. The article font is a bit too large, which creates a little bit to much spacing in the articles. I like the wider main column, more adapted to a modern high-resolution monitor.
          I do not personally like the green theme, but De gustibus non est disputandum.
          The font also would require some time for me to get used to.

          The website in normal zoom looks OK, but benchmarking system parameters should probably use a bigger font (for instance on http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag..._preview&num=1).

          The photo of Michael Larabel that is next to the article title could also be changed. With the smile He looks as if He was stupid (He certainly isn't), but that may be a cultural issue. I would probably remove it completely, it is unnecessary there.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Tares View Post
            It's not an OS or web browser issue. The problem is that not all users like the edge smoothed fonts and we stick to pixel fonts. Because of that we have disabled font antialiasing and the result you can find on the screenshots.
            The very same Opensuse+Firefox 27. This is how your response looks on the system, pay attention to upper right region. Per-pixel fonts work just fine. BTW, opensource drivers.
            http://i.imgur.com/BQCo0bp.jpg

            Fix your OS

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            • #36
              Mobile version

              New design should focus on mobile version too. Actual version is good readable on mobile, but can be better optimized. But you should be careful, mobile design should not worsen look on desktop.

              Yours picture, Michael, in every article is little unnecessary. On site where are many authors can be useful, but when you are only single author...

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              • #37
                Originally posted by FLHerne View Post
                Does anyone else see a 1-pixel white gap to the left of the header? I guess with window frames or a light background it wouln't be obvious, but it is here.

                QUICKEDIT: The massively offset pictures mentioned here also affect me. Firefox 27, AdBlock has nothing to do with it.
                If you really disabled adblocker or whitelisted the site, check that nothing interferes with scripts either.
                http://imgur.com/73T8Hmp

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                • #38
                  We are in 2K14 and this site still has no mobile interface. Shame on you.

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                  • #39
                    By the way, will there be a Linux Graphics Survey 2014 (as there was in some previous years)?

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by brosis View Post
                      The very same Opensuse+Firefox 27. This is how your response looks on the system, pay attention to upper right region. Per-pixel fonts work just fine. BTW, opensource drivers.
                      http://i.imgur.com/BQCo0bp.jpg

                      Fix your OS
                      Your response clearly shows that you have no idea what are you talking about. You have font antialiasing enabled that's why it looks like this.

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                      • #41
                        Zooming of fonts.

                        Originally posted by xeekei View Post
                        You can go into Ghostery's settings and turn of ad-blocking. And only control the ads with Adblock. That's what I do.
                        Okay, disabling the Ads-section in ghostery makes it work, thanks!

                        There is one thing I noticed. A web page should work no matter the font size is (at least in a certain range). I noticed, however, that the column on the right hand side doesn't scale with the font size (enable: Zoom only text in FFx), whereas the left column scales just fine. Maybe you could reflect this in the CSS file.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Tares View Post
                          Your response clearly shows that you have no idea what are you talking about. You have font antialiasing enabled that's why it looks like this.

                          What broken font rendering have to do with website? You want Phoronix to render fonts for you server-sided and serve them as bitmaps, or you want it to serve the same ugliness to everyone? Fix your OS.

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                          • #43
                            - washed out colors
                            - no contrast between elements (everything is basically white)
                            - no separation between blocks, articles or elements in the right summary columns (slashdot at least got this right).

                            Another victim of Win 8 dumbification?

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                            • #44
                              Oh dear Lord...

                              Table based layout? Really?
                              Min width 1210px? Responsive web, anyone?
                              XHTML Transitional? Ever heard of HTML5.
                              Did you even bother to look at the validator?
                              6 seconds to load? No browser caching? 77 requests?

                              Well... the picture is nice. I guess.

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                              • #45
                                looks more clean

                                Given amount of content exposed, seems to me it's all the little tweaks that add up to a more "clean" look - improving the use of white space, some gray-scaling. I note that I can also find what I'm looking for more easily.

                                Maybe part of it's me getting older and appreciating not having to chase around for "features" of major re-designs that plays a part as well.

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