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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 20 Apr 2010.

  1. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    i really don't know what is wrong with people. both Bit-tech and Anandtech are at the same width for articles.

    did a quick count on random paragraph from each website, both have over 90 letters per line, about 90 to 95 for both website.

    as the staff have said, it is because people are reviewing what is on the blog post, where the layout of blog posts are different from the actual review/preview articles.
     
  2. javaman

    javaman May irritate Eyes

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    kinda got use to side scrolling on my blackberry but a mobile version would be good. Another option would be movable modules like on some social networking sites so you could put things where you want them. Small and more hassle than its worth probably but I do like the new layout. Nice Work :thumb:
     
  3. Asulc

    Asulc Member

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    I think a mobile version would be amazing! Other than hulu, the only thing i really have been using my computer's browser for is the forums im involved in. To have a mobile version would complete this evolution to my phone for me.

    I have the Motorola DROID, by the way...
     
  4. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    I too would love a Mobile version.
    The site looks great on an iPad btw.
     
  5. south side sammy

    south side sammy Member

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    It sucks. Way too hard to follow. No "color" to this site. Extremely bland. Makes the site extremely uninteresting. Used to be able to find things quickly now I don't care to even try and find anything. May have to stop coming here..... and I've been reading stuff here for "eons".
     
  6. Byron C

    Byron C And now a word from our sponsor

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    Seriously... How can it be hard to follow or difficult to read? It's black text on a white background? What's hard to read about that? If the columns are too narrow, then what's wrong with scrolling? Is it too much to ask to move your finger 1-2cm to the right (or left, for southpaws) and use the wheel?

    Websites these days are a far cry from the early days of the intarwebs where we had crappy sites with animated gifs all over the place, yellow text on blue backgrounds, background MIDI loops... To see what I mean, just look at the xkcd Geocities tribute. Now imagine looking at loads of websites like that, all day every day - without Google to sift the crap for you.

    Honestly, kids today...*grumble, mumble...* :thumb: :D
     
  7. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    RSS?:)
     
  8. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    What he said.

    [offtopic]
    Opera on Android is quite awesome actually. Except for Facebook which seems to not refresh properly every now and then.
    [/offtopic]
     
  9. south side sammy

    south side sammy Member

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    What does RSS mean ?....

    Don't call me a kid and don't call me a console gamer. 2 things people seem to think about other people who post here.

    Color coding is very useful for the sight impaired.... something for YOU to think about.

    This year for some reason many sites have decided to "update' the appearance of their sites. Most of them FAILED with the new formats. I'm sure over time I'll get used to it but I truly did like it the other way.... you don't have to agree but don't bash me for it.

    The OP did ask what we thought.... and I opined, thank you.
     
  10. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Can you please NOT use an image host with porn ad pop ups?

    Thank you very much.
     
  11. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I like it. I liked it when we were testing it. I still like it now it's live.

    Editing the forums to full width was painless enough, and about the only thing I disliked being restricted width.

    I guess I've spent too long around my colleagues to believe in full browser width sites - Especially ad supported sites - so, frankly, I've been expecting something along these lines for a while.

    Picked a nice time of year to go with the changes, though :p
     
  12. Dr. Strangelove

    Dr. Strangelove New Member

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    So far I'm still getting used to the new site, but I think it will work great.

    One small plea, could you make visited links have a different color? Doesn't have to go to like red or anything, just a subtle change would be great
     
  13. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Aahh! Thank you for changing the font. :thumb:

    The "width" issue is probably more an issue of the content beeing sqeezed into the left and middle column.
    Mainly on the main page and in the blogs.
    In the articles themselves it's fine.

    Ah, you noticed :D
     
  14. Byron C

    Byron C And now a word from our sponsor

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    Whoa, whoa, whoa. Who's bashing you directly? I can only assume you're talking to me; if I had wanted to specifically address you or your comments, I would have quoted your post (in the same way that I'm doing now).

    I was trying to point out that many of the criticisms seem to me to be unwarranted; does the layout, column width, colour scheme, font size or whatever really bother you so much that you would stop reading a site? Isn't the content of the site far more important than how it's presented? Of course, you're more than entitled to your opinion, but I don't see your reasoning as being entirely sound. Substance should be the important part of a tech news site, not the style. If the writing took a complete nosedive, then that should be the reason that readers are lost, not because of some layout changes.

    In case the liberal use of smilies didn't help, my "Honestly, kids today..." comment was an obviously failed attempt at humour. My point was that, no matter how bad you think things are now, the web has come a hell of a long way in the last 10-15 years. Some of us do remember the bad days of web design; we are an ever dwindling minority, but that's nobody's fault - we're just getting older. Hell, some of us remember the days before the WWW, when Bulletin Board Systems were the best way of connecting to other people with your computer. Running a site in the old days meant coding the HTML by hand or using very poor tools, uploading files manually by FTP, using frames, not having easy access to scripting or PHP/SQL/ASP... All you have to do these days is open a blogspot account.

    Lastly, I believe you are the only person that has used the term "console gamer" in this three-page thread.


    EDIT: This is what RSS means.
     
  15. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    How about allowing variable width on the site?
     
  16. -VK-

    -VK- Lurker

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    Site looks really good chaps, good work - Thanks for changing the font, the Helvetica was very difficult to read without zooming in for me :p
     
  17. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    would be greeat if it was another 100px or so wider

    but i do like the new layout
     
  18. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    actually scrap that , looks perfect on my vertically orientated monitor
     
  19. Neophyte

    Neophyte New Member

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    to be honest i like the new design! its more "eye candy" i agree with the authors that old design i rearly noticed other sections apart from hardware! yet there still is some room for improvment...

    1. please by defult allow comments to be seen underneath the articles! eg. reading about a piece of harware and then reading the comments you might want to confirm somethin... now its back-->forward-->back and so on!

    2. twitter and rss are fine but what is the problem with making a facebook as well? i suppose 90% of us here have FB and i am a Fan of most the sites i read online i can quite often combine talking to friends and reading interesting topics!

    what do you guys think?
     
  20. Tsung

    Tsung New Member

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    Thanks for changing the font, I seriously had issues reading the "other" one. The comments width is stupid especially when you scroll down the page,I have 70% white space over there ->
     
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