posted by Adam S on Tue 27th Jan 2009 22:04
Conversations As some of you have noticed, there is a new page selector box in the sidebar and a new set of tabs across the front page. We hope you enjoy these as we "feel out" what "Page 2" is and should be.

What you may not realize is that there have been a lot of changes behind the scenes. OSNews is now using [link]http://jquery.com|| ||jQuery[/link] for our javascript framework, and as a result, we have several new abilities available to us. Expect to see new improvements over the next weeks or months.

Also, some of you may notice that we now serve our JS and CSS "minified." Much of OSNews is served from cache, so in order to create the best and most reliable site experience, we're now pushing regular updates aimed at increasing performance and usability even more.

Your comments are welcome.
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Yay! Much better.
by sultanqasim on Tue 27th Jan 2009 23:48 UTC
sultanqasim
Member since:
2006-10-28

I am very pleased with the new Page 1 and 2 switching. It just made OSNews way easier to use.

So anyway, thanks :-) I'm very pleased.

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RE: Yay! Much better.
by matatk on Wed 28th Jan 2009 10:30 in reply to "Yay! Much better."
matatk Member since:
2005-07-06

I second this; being able to switch more easily is a very welcome addition IMHO -- great stuff. Also, I think that the new border styles for the tabbed elements give the whole page a much more unified look-and-feel.

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submit news
by google_ninja on Wed 28th Jan 2009 03:28 UTC
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

The submit news process seems to be broken (google just made gmail an offline app with gears, figured it would be suitable for here)

Other then that, glad you are using jquery. Been using it for a bit over two years now (well before it got all popular ;-) ) and I absolutely adore it. Google hosts it off of their CDN for free, if you want to take advantage of it you can check it out here http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxlibs/

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RE: submit news
by Adam S on Wed 28th Jan 2009 16:13 in reply to "submit news"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

How so? It works for me and news is coming in.

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RE[2]: submit news
by google_ninja on Wed 28th Jan 2009 17:05 in reply to "RE: submit news"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

In chrome 1.0.154.43 on vista, you can enter a title and post body, fill in the captcha and hit "preview", but the submit button never shows up, and the preview box doesn't show the stuff you put in the article body textarea

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RE[3]: submit news
by Adam S on Wed 28th Jan 2009 17:49 in reply to "RE[2]: submit news"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

I'm using Chrome 1.0.154.43 on Vista and I can confirm that it now works.

I did make a change. Give it a few moments to push to our live code.

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Broken again!
by Invincible Cow on Sun 1st Feb 2009 14:14 UTC
Invincible Cow
Member since:
2006-06-24

Scroll a bit down, then try to switch between front page and page 2 by clicking the tabs. The whole page jumps up!

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