New Front Page

Discussion in 'Site information' started by dornblaser, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    I like the new Front Page layout!
     
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  2. And I don't. Please keep the old one!
     
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  3. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    I think the new page has some merits. What I would like to see is the latest cover story in detail below the 6 boxes. This would fill the space with the sidebar and allow a quick glimpse of the main featured story.
     
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  4. Hendrik

    Hendrik Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    324
    Feb 27, 2015
    Wayland
    +1
    With the old format I never really had the ambition to page past the top story. Keeping several current while featuring one seems to me to be optimal.
     
  5. kingduct

    kingduct Mu-43 Veteran

    334
    Oct 12, 2013
    Agreed, though I might say to just show three boxes, rather than six. Or, conceivably, the one that is shown in full detail wouldn't get a little box (thus four stories total would be highlighted).
     
  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I'm not sure if I can do those combinations. Is the current format preferable to the previous one?
     
  7. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    The white space looks odd next to the sidebar.
     
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  8. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    I like the new layout. There are times when I may not get to the site and may miss a featured thread. I like the new layout, honestly.
     
  9. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    I love the new front page : much better than some random (or chosen) single thread.
    I can click on a canyon and avoid ducks. Choice is good.
    I always hate whatever new stuff occurs on this site, and I don't hate this latest change : that is saying a LOT.
     
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  10. Drdave944

    Drdave944 Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Looks better. I got tired of seeing the same "Image Heavy' pictures day after day. Personally,I would rather see a person's best two or three images.
     
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  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    When I saw "Latest post by Ulfric M Douglas" I thought, "Here it comes, Ulfric is going to give me the smack down again for making a change..." :D
     
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  12. Giiba

    Giiba Something to someone somewhere

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    Aug 19, 2016
    Burnaby, BC
    Screenshot_20170105-092541.
    My suggestion would be to have an even number of posts as the above with an odd number looks a bit weird. Otherwise very nice.
     
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  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    The developer gave me an update to fix this issue. Can anyone tell me if it is now fixed?
     
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  14. SVQuant

    SVQuant Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    SF Bay Area, California, USA
    Sameer
    Looks fixed on my phone.
     
  15. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Not on mac desktop, and this looks better in Chrome vice Safari.

    Safari:
    Screen Shot 2017-01-05 at 6.31.15 PM.


    Chrome:
    Screen Shot 2017-01-05 at 6.31.29 PM.
     
  16. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    My feeling is making it look better in the default browser has to be a priority.
     
  17. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

    320
    May 28, 2011
    I like the new format, but is there a way to retain the original image aspect ratio? Cropping into the center of an image composed on the rule of thirds makes the food photography post look awkward. For reference, I like the way that Google Photos handles images.
     
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  18. Giiba

    Giiba Something to someone somewhere

    619
    Aug 19, 2016
    Burnaby, BC
    It's looking good to me now. Nice work.
     
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  19. BosseBe

    BosseBe Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    283
    Aug 7, 2015
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I like the new format!
    But some of the pictures looks blurred, especially landscapes. Maybe keeping the aspect ratio and just sizing the pictures would work?
    And maybe 2 side by side would work, little bigger and still a lot easier to see what's new.
    I would have no problem with the "list" getting longer as I usually scroll the down the recent post list to see if something new has happened that interest me.
    So a 2x10 list or something like that?
     
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  20. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I've asked the dev to see if that may be possible.